The Ephraim Historical Foundation has some wonderful programs for kids coming up with their "Children's Encounter with History" programs. The first is "Tourism in the 1920s," from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Foundation on Anderson Lane. Lunch will be provided. It's $18 per child, and space is limited, so call today.
The celebration of Joyce Jahn's life will take place at 2 p.m. today at Ephraim Moravian Church.
Great music, great setting
The grand finale of Midsummer's Music 2013 concert schedule, "Music for a Grand Parlor," will take place at 4 p.m. July 17 at Wisconsin's largest private home, located in Ellison Bay. I'm thinking we all know where that is.
The two-story parlor with stone terraces, hand-carved fireplace mantle and beautiful balconies will be just the spot for this great concert of chamber music. Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major and other impressive pieces will be accompanied by an impressive piano.
The Fasioli F308, at 10 feet long, is the largest concert piano in the world and is being verrrrry carefully transported from PianoForte in Chicago, by four piano movers just for this concert. It's worth about $200,000.
This is the first public concert ever held in this mansion, and it will be a wonderful event, catered by Alexander's. Tickets are $150 per person. Contact Midsummer's Music at (920) 854-7088 for more information and tickets.
Learn about the Niagara Escarpment Sunday in Peninsula State Park. Meet at the Nature Center at 9 a.m. Sunday, for a 45-minute stroll along Hidden Bluff Trail. And whooo lives in the park? Come to the Nature Center at 8 p.m. Monday to learn about owls and try hooting up a few.
Here's a great Fourth of July event to attend in the park. It's actually at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 3. Hear Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, raise the flag, and attend a Family Egg Toss at 10:30 a.m. Smokey Bear will be there (alias Scott Weborg). Craft a red, white and blue necklace at the Nature Center.
Around the Peninsula
It's Olde Ellison Bay Days today with Tony Shaloub as the king of the day. If you're Sturgeon Bay, stop at EconoFoods today and buy a brat for the Door County Humane Society.
If you're in Sister Bay before Monday, stop at Cupcake Heaven and drop off scoopable litter, dog chewies and other items to help the Shelter - you'll be rewarded with one of Jenny's fabulous cupcakes.
The UU Gallery in north Ephraim will feature watercolor paintings by Karen Shanahan for the month of July. An opening reception is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. The public is invited.
Please note that Evenings in Ephraim at Harborside Park is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays this year. This Monday, it's Rändi Fay and Limited Edition, soft jazz and blues.
The 50-piece Peninsula Symphonic Band will play on Anderson Dock this Friday. The performance, in honor of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, is free and open to the public from 7 to 8 p.m. The concert will include several traditional marches, a salute to the Armed Forces, a big band tribute, music from the film "The Magnificent Seven" and a variety of other numbers. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water Street (Wisconsin 42).
Put it on your calendar: The Dearly Departed Ephraim Moravian cemetery walk is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26. This year Lizzie Anderson, of the original Anderson family and village clerk for many years, will be portrayed by Norma Hager.
Hedvig Ohman Goodlett, who raised many children in the Goodletsen cabin, is being portrayed by Marilyn Cushing, Hedvig's granddaughter. Jacob Smith, early Ephraim businessman, will be portrayed by Dave Olson.
And Laurel and Floyd Knudson will be portrayed by granddaughter Shelley Cox and her husband, John Cox. Stay tuned for more information on the program and how you can attend.
Birthdays include Lillian LeBlanc (July 2), Penny Schultz (July 3), JoLynn Nelson and Peter Reddin (July 4), and Judy Turner (July 6). Happy anniversary to Lisa and Gary Carlson, married 32 years on the Fourth of July.