~ The Farmer’s Market in Monroe opened this week. Stop by on Saturday to pick up fresh garden produce, baked goods, handmade creations and wonderful local meat. North side of Monroe’s Downtown Square.
~ Many local nurseries are bursting with color right now. Remember to support local business when you get your garden in top shape and pick up your favorite plants and flowers.
~ “Tour the Farms” Come to the Brodhead area on Saturday to tour three area farms. Kikoona Farm will feature their sheep, permaculture information and information on their day camps. Sugar Maple Emu has emus (naturally!), sheep, chickens, guardian dogs and more. Scoth Hill will feature their goats, soap and community garden produce. Finally, finish the day in Brodhead at the Tinker’s Garden, pick up a map to view and vote for your favorite decorated pig. Stop by to see the tank downtown too!
~ The annual Green Haven plant sale for Mother’s Day is Friday and Saturday. You can stop by Roy’s Market, First National Bank & Trust, Albany Mini-Mart, or the Monticello Village Hall to pick up your plants. All proceeds go to the good work they do at Green Haven Family Advocates.
~ Join the Geo Caching fun and help out at the same time this weekend. It is “Cache In – Trash Out” weekend in Albany. From 9 to noon, find the caches including some hidden just for this weekend. At the same time, help clean up the park trail system after recent storms left some littered or impassable. See the website for more details.
~ The Mighty Richland Players have a dinner and dessert theatre show this weekend. “Oklahoma Hale & Damnation” is an original musical comedy written for this troupe by award-winning playwright and composer Mike Carver. The Friday and Saturday dessert theatre shows are $20 per person; Sunday’s matinee dinner theatre is $40 per person.
~ If that show is not the right one for you, head down to the Winneshiek Playhouse for “Nana’s Naughty Knickers”. This comedy plays Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30. $15 per person.
~ Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Did you remember to make brunch reservations to take Mom out? Many of our fine local restaurants have special brunch menus for Sunday. Call ahead to make sure that you have a spot reserved.