The Animal Dude at UW-Whitewater on April 12

David Stokes will be doing a program on Friday, April 12 from 10 – 11 am at the Roseman Gym, UW-Whitewater.

Through the use of songs, stories, movement, riddles, audio/visual and hands-on materials, students are actively engaged in learning. Live animals and animal artifacts are used when appropriate to enhance the learning.

David is a Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and an “Aldo Leopold” award winner.

This show is for preschool, kindergarten, elementary-age Children, families and adults. School/center/childcare groups welcome!

Come share frogs, turtles, snakes and more in an engaging, fun way. Using live animals, songs, puppets, toys and 3-dimensional objects, we will have fun exploring the wonder of animals. This will be a primary experience, with an opportunity to touch and see and hear.

David Stokes has been creating exciting learning situations since 1974. He has presented at UW-Whitewater since 1986. David loves to share his humorous approach to nature study, animals, plants, and the earth.

Friday, April 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Roseman Gym, UW-Whitewater
$5.00 per ticket • Register online:

Green Book -Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

A working-class Italian American bodyguard/bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a 1962 concert tour through the segregated Deep South, using The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel. Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture, Actor (Mortensen), and Supporting Actor (Ali).

When: Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Movie Information: Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 10 minutes

Forgiveness Authors Coming to Whitewater on April 7

The First United Methodist Church is excited to welcome Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis to Whitewater April 7 for a moving presentation and “hurt people, hurt people” focused youth activity. In these divisive times, two men from drastically different backgrounds, one Sikh and one skinhead, have come together on a mission to stop hate and share the power of forgiveness.

Together Pardeep and Arno will share the remarkable story of how their friendship grew out of a horrific hate crime, the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. Pardeep and Arno are authors of the acclaimed and moving book, The Gift of Our Wounds.

Event Details:

The public is invited to hear Pardeep and Arno on Sunday, April 7 at the United Methodist Church (145 South Prairie St, Whitewater, WI 53190). From 1:00-2:30 p.m. adults and youth alike are invited to hear from these powerful speakers in the church sanctuary. A brief reception will follow and from 3:00-5:00 p.m. students currently in eighth through twelfth grades are invited to attend a workshop, led by Pardeep and Arno, focused on active listening entitled “hurt people, hurt people.” Childcare is available for children four years old and under with 48 hours reservation to the First United Methodist Church: (262) 473-2131.

This is the first lecture in First United Methodist Church’s Draw the Circle Wide Lecture Series which works to annually bring powerful speakers focusing on social justice issues of interest to the Whitewater community.

Treehouse Child and Family Center to host Bingo, Dinner as fundraiser

What is the Tree House?

The Tree House opened the Tree House on April 15, 2013, after many years of hard work and amazing community support. This beautiful building serves the children and families of Walworth County who have been affected by child abuse and neglect.

Everything at the Tree House is child-centered, from the family room with toys, and video and board games, to the playground and playhouse in the back yard. The building looks more like a home than an office building because it was designed to create a sense of safety and security for children and their families.

The Tree House serves all families throughout Walworth County including Whitewater.

Lincoln hosts Fine Arts Night on March 19

Students performing in a previous Fine Arts Night

The Lincoln Fine Arts Night and Literacy is this Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm at the Lincoln Gym.

The Fine Arts Night will feature the musical talents of all students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 as well as the 5th Grade Drumming group and the K-5 art works displayed in a slide show prior to each musical performance.

  • 6:00 pm Kindergarten and 1st Grades
  • 6:35 2nd and 3rd grades
  • 7:15 4th and 5th grade

Enjoy beautiful student art hanging around the school and a fun literacy project in the cafeteria.  The book fair is also open.

Bring something for the food pantry and of course admission is free to hear 360 children make beautiful music!

WHS Students perform at District Solo/Ensemble Festival

On Saturday, March 9th, students from Whitewater High School performed at the District Solo/Ensemble Festival at East Troy High School.

Students participated in both vocal and instrumental events.

Congratulations to these students who will advance to the State level on April 27th at UW-Whitewater: Sophie Mayer, Katie Kuhtz, Colin Dugan, Nick Kuzoff, Nicole Sedmak, Audrey Mayer, Jared Clapper, Caroline Crowley, Jillian Harkness, Henry Bresser, Natalie LaBreche, Nikita Hartzheim. Sophie Walton, Gio Anello, Jul Boss, Lauren Harkness, Alec Holt, Cally Julson, Weston Lema, Angie McKelvey, Alisha Parboteeah, Chris Porcaro, Ella Smith and Carter Waelchli. 

Upcoming City & Community Meetings: Week of March 18 – March 24

Library Board Meeting – Monday, March 18, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Community Room

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WUSD School Board Meeting– Monday, March 18, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Whitewater Unified School District Central Office


City of Whitewater Common Council – Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Whitewater Municipal Building – Community Room

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Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Young Auditorium on March 16

Article and Photo by Tom Ganser

The concert will be historic. It will be the first time that the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra – an orchestra comprised of volunteer musicians from across south central Wisconsin and northern Illinois established in 2001 – will be performing in Whitewater.

The performance will be the culmination of the orchestra’s massive nine-year “Beethoven Project” that began in February, 2011, with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

Each season since then has featured a different Beethoven symphony, moving one step closer to “Beethoven 9.”

Beethoven’s final symphony – ultimately a celebration of the brotherhood of mankind – includes the “Ode to Joy” theme of the fourth movement, one of the most recognized melodies in history.

Collaborating with the orchestra’s musicians as vocal soloists will be UW-Whitewater faculty members Rachel Wood and Brian Leeper, along with Desirée Hassler and John Concepcion from the Chicago Lyric Opera Choir.

The chorus of more than 160 voices will feature members of the UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, the Moody Chorale from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and the University of Northern Iowa Concert Chorale.

Tickets may be purchased online or by mail. Visit or call 262-359-9072 for details.

Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Greenhill Center of the Arts Box Office, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.