What’s happening in Ripon? Cause of the Mondays, live music, marketing workshop, RHS play | What To Do

From Cause of the Mondays to live music, there’s plenty to look forward to this week in the Ripon area.

Check it out:

Cause of the Mondays

Vines & Rushes Winery will host cause of the Mondays today to benefit the Princeton School We Care Backpack Program.

The event runs from 4 to 8 pm Proceeds from the Cause of the Mondays night will go directly to families in the Princeton School District.

“This program provides backpacks filled with food and hygiene items to families in need twice a month during the school year,” the winery says. “Stop in, have some fantastic food and drink, 25% of food sales, all cash donations and tips go directly to this amazing program.”

Tuesday, Feb. 8 — Sharing Table Meal

The Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon will hold its Sharing Table Meal.

The event is an indoor dining-only community meal that will take place from 5 to 6 pm

All are welcome. For more information, call 920-851-7610.

Lunch & Learn – Digital Marketing — Wednesday

The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch and learn workshop Wednesday to help expand local knowledge on digital marketing.

The workshop runs from 11:30 am to 1 pm Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the American Legion Post 306.

During the event, individuals will learn what Digital Marketing is, where to start and how to know it’s working. The presentation will be by Erin Strade, Digital Strategist, Madison Media Partners.

“Erin has worked in digital marketing for Madison Media Partners for three years,” the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce website says. “At Madison Media Partners, we live at the crossroads of media strategy, audience insight and storytelling. That means our clients get more than an agency; they get a business intelligence partner they can trust to keep client-results front and center of every decision we make.”

The event is free to Green Lake chamber members, and costs $10 for non-members. The workshop includes a box lunch with a sandwich, pasta, chips, cookie, and soda/water.

COVID forum Monday will address facts, updates

While COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are starting to decline across the United States, deaths are still rising, and community transmission is still high nationwide.

Vaccinations continue to remain a focal point with two new CDC reports showing that people who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines have the highest amount of protection against both the Delta and Omicron variants.

With 51.8% of Fond du Lac County residents their vaccine series and 55% with one dose, much work rests ahead.

During the Monday, Feb. 7 Virtual COVID-19 Community Update with SSM Health and Fond du Lac County Health Department at 3:30 pm, the latest information about vaccines and their safety will be addressed.

Participating in the forum will be SSM Health System Vice President — Community, Ambulatory and Value-Based Pharmacy Services Mo Kharbat, Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller and SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital President Katherine Vergos.

The sessions — scheduled via Zoom — will provide updates on COVID-19 developments, information the community needs to know and conclude with participant questions. Participants may submit questions prior by emailing Jayce.Commo@ssmhealth.com or at any time during the session through the Q&A function (if participating by Zoom).

In addition, interested participants may view through SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Facebook Live.

For those unable to participate, a link to the session will be hosted on the websites and social media pages for SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac and the Fond du Lac County Health Department.

To access the live Zoom presentation Feb. 7, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86552098692.

Ripon High School Drama Club will present Mamma Mia!

The Ripon High School Drama Club announced performance dates for its spring 2022 musical: Mamma Mia!

Live performances will take place Thursday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 pm, and Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 and 7 pm in the Ripon High School Auditorium, 850 Tiger Drive.

General admission tickets are available for $5, while student tickets are $3.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.tinyurl.com/RiponDrama or in person at the box office at each performance.

ABBA’s hits tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.

On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

According to a press release, the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship.

The release added that a large cast, laughs, dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA’s hit songs, including “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” Money, Money, Money” and “SOS,” combine to make this show a hit.

Mama Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also are supplied by MTI.

Thrasher hosting Mike Farris Friday

Thrasher Opera House will host musician Mike Farris Friday from 7:30 to 10 pm

“The music of Mike Farris is good for the soul,” Thrasher says. In the words of Harp magazine, Farris “slides effortlessly between Stax soul, New Orleans gospel, and shuffling Southern blues, all of it punctuated with Farris’ smoldering vocals and clear message of redemption.”

This Grammy-winning, Nashville rocker exudes spirituality without feeling nostalgic or schmaltzy. His soaring vocals embrace you and raise you up.

Farris’ latest release, Silver & Stone, was met with great critical acclaim and featured such esteemed musicians as DaveLancio (John Hiatt), Gene Chrisman (Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley), Derrek Phillips (Hank Williams Jr.), Reese Wynans (Double Trouble), Joe Bonamassa, and long-time Farris collaborator Paul Brown (Waterboys, Ann Peebles).

DJ Trivia Thursday

Knuth Brewing Co. will host DJ Trivia Thursday from 6:30 to 8 pm It is a free event that will award participants for their knowledge.

First through third place winners will be awarded gift cards. Knuth Brewing Co. describes the event as “always free, always fun.”

“Come join the fun with friends,” the brewery’s website said of the event.

Live Music featuring John Gay

Vines & Rushes will host live music featuring John gay Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

John Gay is a gritty blues guitarist. “Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music,” Vines & Rushes says.

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