The New Day Singers - all Door County residents who are the good-will ambassadors for the Peninsula Singers - will present a wonderful concert of religious and other familiar music at the Ephraim Moravian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday.
There will be an offering taken as a fundraiser for the Scandia Capital Campaign. Everyone is invited to attend! Delmar Dahl will be there to talk about the Scand expansion.
The Ephraim Moravian Women have a Spring Salad Surprise for you at noon April 24. There will be a great salad buffet as well as two guest presenters: John Steuck of The Oilerie and Julia Frater of The Main Course.
Want some fresh new salad ideas? From prepping to assembling and plating, they will discuss some healthy and innovative salads.
The admission is $12, with proceeds to Feed My People and Loaves & Fishes. Space is limited, so call (920) 854-2804 or (920) 854-5949 to reserve a spot for you and your friends - pay at the door when you arrive.
This Wednesday is the last Open Door Lunch of the season at the Ephraim Moravian Church. It's at noon and free. Word has it (if the snowstorms don't interfere) that there will be grilled fare for the lunch, with Jane Olson's wonderful dessert. Come and bring your friends.
Paul Tukey is known as "the Al Gore of lawn care." Tukey will be in Door County later this month, April 26 at Crossroads at Big Creek, April 27 at the Sustainability Fair.
In preparation for his visit, Movies That Matter at the Unitarian Universalist Church will show a free screening of "A Chemical Reaction" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
His 70-minute, Emmy-nominated documentary tells the story of the tiny town of Hudson, Quebec, which banned the use of all chemical pesticides and herbicides. The resulting battle fought against the mighty chemical companies went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the town's right to protect its residents was upheld.
Tukey once owned a lawn care business and became seriously ill from applying chemical products. As a result he became one of the nation's leading experts on organic lawn care and the author of the top book on the subject, "The Organic Lawn Care Manual." For more information visit safelawns.org.
Glad to see that Jim Janda is back on board with the Village Maintenance Department after surgery on his knee. Take it easy, Jim - we need you around.
Illustrators take note
Kids 11 and younger may pick up a drawing sheet at the Ephraim library for Culver's National Library Week celebration. Celebrate your favorite book by drawing a picture about it. It can be a character, event, scene or anything you liked about the book.
Return the completed drawing to the librarian by April 30 and win a certificate for a free single scoop of Culver's Frozen Custard at your participating neighborhood Culver's, and you may also enter your name for a chance to win a free Scoopie Kid's Meal.
Pam Abts' daughter Jenny Walker has had a successful cupcake business with Cupcake Heaven since 2012, with cupcake orders for many weddings and other affairs. They're now making the move to a storefront in the old Drink Coffee building in Sister Bay and will be open in about a month.
She'll bake the cupcakes daily and will take special orders of any size, in addition to having them available in the store with coffee and other beverages. Each day will offer different flavors, which will be listed on their Facebook page.
Set up a birthday party for your child or grandchild, where they and their friends can decorate their own cupcakes. Well, I guess adults could have their birthdays there, too!
Good food news
Glad to hear Chef's Hat will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily starting Monday, and soon they'll include dinners. There are some new businesses opening up in Ephraim this year, too. Stay tuned!
Believe it or not, it really is not too early to think about Fyr Bal. If the Business Council can sweep enough snow off the lawn across from the Village Hall, they would love to feature more local vendors in the art fair on June 15, so if you'd like to join in, go to www.Ephraim-DoorCounty.com for a PDF download of the application. There will be a few new events at Fyr Bal, which I'll tell you about soon, and Chick Peterson is designing the Fyr Bal Chieftain's medallion! A lucky person will get that medallion.
Birthdays and anniversaries in the vicinity include David Hatch (April 16), Jean Reynolds and Ben Fitzgerald (April 18), Marion Sneeberger, Glenn Gerdman and handsome Sam D'Amato (April 19). Betty and Bob Anderson celebrated anniversary No. 44 yesterday, April 12. I'm celebrating an anniversary of my own: I arrived in Ephraim to become a permanent year-round resident, 30 years ago today. Time sure does move fast.