• Finding Spring at the Meadows Gallery

    The Meadows Gallery is showing A First Taste of Spring — an exhibit of flower and landscape photographs by Dottie Diggs — in conjunction with its poetry show, Water Ways. Both will be on display until April 26. The photos explore scenes in Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France; Door County; Milwaukee’s botanical domes; and more. Diggs’ […]

  • Embrace a Local Spring Break

    Four ways to enjoy the county if you’re stuck here  The last time I remember wearing snowpants was during spring break of my senior year at Gibraltar High School. Although it seemed as if most of the high school was fortunate enough to be taking actual spring-break trips to warmer climates, there were a […]

  • Art of Social Engagement

    by Estella Lauter The current exhibit at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery – Protest! Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice – is extraordinary in several ways. Works in traditional media – a painting by DarRen Morris, a wood relief by Roger Benedict, three textile wall hangings and a bank of poems – are the exceptions rather than the rule. […]

  • 84th Annual Steamboat Dinner Held on March 9

    The Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge will host its 84th annual Steamboat Dinner on March 9, 4-7 pm, at the Masonic Center in Sturgeon Bay. A shuttle bus will deliver people to the front door from the Market Square parking lot, and drive-up takeout will be offered for the sixth year. The dinner raises funds for […]

  • Bowl for Big Brothers Big Sisters, March 9

    Big Brothers Big Sisters invites the community to Bowl for Kids’ Sake during its signature fundraiser on March 9 at Apple Valley Lanes. The 18th annual event takes participants to “Infinity and Beyond!” with an outer-space theme that encourages teams to dress as their favorite outer-space icon. Company and team sponsorships combine with pledges raised […]

  • Eclectic TAP Season Begins April 4

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) season starts on April 4 with Steven Dietz’s Shooting Star. The romantic comedy/drama featuring Doug Mancheski and Amy Ensign is about two people – romantically involved years ago – who meet again unexpectedly many years later while snowed in at an airport. Beginning May 16, Alan Kopischke stars in the […]

  • Sevastopol Stages Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’

    Sevastopol School’s spring play, Fools by Neil Simon, is a silly, feel-good story of confident new teacher, Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, and the cursed village of Kulyenchikov that he sets out to save. From an upside-down cow to a Russian wedding dance, there is never a dull moment in Fools. Amy Ensign directs the cast of […]

  • DCMGA’s Lecture Series: ‘The Ecological Garden’

    Benjamin Futa, director of UW-Madison’s Allen Centennial Garden (, will present “The Ecological Garden” on March 19, 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek as part of the Door County Master Gardeners Association’s ( free lecture series. Futa is passionate about connecting people to plants – and one another – through public gardens. He designs […]

  • Events Galore at Crossroads

    Watch a screening of the Wisconsin Public Television documentary Lakeshore Guardians – about the United States Life-Saving Service in Wisconsin – on March 8, 2 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek. Ski for Free will be held on March 9, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and March 10, 1-3:30 pm. When conditions permit skiing, the program lends, […]

  • Easter Market at Prince of Peace

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay is hosting an Easter Market on March 16, 9 am – 1 pm. Stop in after the St. Patrick’s Day parade to meet local vendors offering garden produce, meats, canned goods, crafts and more. The congregation’s youth will set up and clean up the market and sell […]

  • Self-Care Saturday

    Roots Yoga is hosting a Self-Care Saturday on March 9 at its studio, 400 2nd St. in Algoma. The event will begin at 10 am with a 60-minute mindful yoga practice using basic postures. Use one of the studio’s yoga mats, or supply your own. Following yoga, guest essential-oil expert Rebecca from doTerra will guide […]

  • ‘Wild Words’ Storytelling Event

    All are invited to tell a story during the storytelling event Wild Words: Celebrate the Lands and Waters of Door County on April 22, 7 pm. Using a format called Pecha Kucha, stories are presented using 20 pictures at 20 seconds per picture, for a story that’s six minutes and 40 seconds long. The Door […]

  • ‘Water Ways’ at Meadows Gallery

    Water Ways, on display until April 26 at the Meadows Art Gallery, is the annual exhibition of the written art of Door County poets. Eighteen artists will show written art – and some visual art – that has been inspired by the impact of water on our lives. Scandia will host a tea and reading on April […]

  • ‘Read for Fines’ at Algoma Library

    As part of its upcoming National Library Week celebration, April 8-13, the Algoma Library is doing a “read for fines” promotion all month – ideal for children who have a lot of overdue-book fines on their (or their parents’) accounts. The library will waive $1 of fines for every 30 minutes a child spends reading in […]

  • Lindens Open Gallery in China

    For nearly 25 years, Brian and Jeanee Linden have shared the beauty and elegance of Asian culture in America through their Ellison Bay-based Linden Gallery. In response to many inquiries about its artwork, textiles, jewelry, coffee and teas, the Lindens have opened their first China-based gallery in the first floor of the 1930s European villa […]

  • Ginnie Cappaert Show in Santa Fe

    Ginnie Cappaert is preparing for her second solo show in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Globe Fine Art. She owns a studio/gallery in Door County and maintains another studio in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Edgewood Orchard Galleries and Cappaert Contemporary Gallery show her work locally, and she is represented in seven galleries across the country. She […]

  • Middle Eastern Immigration Talk

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) will present a free exhibition talk by David Coury as part of its Second Thursday educational program. The talk, “East Meets West: Causes and Consequences of Middle Eastern Immigration,” is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, Mitli Mitlak (Like You, Like Me), which features work by artists from […]

  • The Nature of History: Honoring the legacy of Roy Lukes 

    by Julie Hein, Lake Ledge Naturalist and Director of Special Projects, Egg Harbor Historical Society Most often, when one reads the word history, it evokes a vision of people, places and artifacts. Even the definition of the word puts humans front and center: History is the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. Yet […]

  • Connecting to the Refugee Experience

    Lebanese performance artist brings project to Sturgeon Bay It can be easy to feel cut off from the wider world in Door County. The geography of a peninsula equates to some degree of isolation. By car, there are only three ways people can leave the peninsula. Sure, we can feel in touch with the world […]

  • Southern Door Auditorium Host to Free Screening of ‘Paper Tigers’

    The community is invited to join the Door County Partnership for Children and Families for a free showing of the film Paper Tigers and a panel discussion. This film follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to discipline after the principal learned about the Adverse […]