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Friday is here.

That means it’s almost time to kick back, relax and enjoy the weekend.

Polka on the Ice

Polka on the Ice, presented by Knuth Brewing Company, takes place at The Village Green in Downtown Ripon Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Activities will include polka music from Copper Box, a guest appearance by Tuba Dan, handcrafted artisan beer, a tent with heaters, and ice skating (bring your own skates).

Copper Box, one of the best Polka Fusion bands in the country, will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Fronted by former Riponite Danny Jerabek along with his wife Michelle, Copper Box takes numerous musical styles, pitches them into the blender and comes up with a distinctive sound. It’s mostly rock, zydeco and polka, but there’s also a touch of blues and country.

Danny is a button accordionist and multi-instrumentalist, Michelle performs on baritone, tenor sax, vocals, guitar, washboard and more. The group draws inspiration from many types of Americana, roots music and beyond, resulting in a distinctive musical melting pot that is easy on the ears and good for the soul.

Polka on Ice takes place outdoors at the Village Green, which is private property owned by Ripon Main Street, Inc. The park is located in the 400 block of Watson Street at the south end of the downtown historic district. Please dress appropriately.

For the safety of our visitors, volunteers and merchants, we ask that you please wear a face mask during the event, and adhere to proper social distancing recommended guidelines.

Live music at Vines & Rushes

Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Brandon native Ted Otto will be playing classic rock cover music at Vines & Rushes Winery.

“He puts on a great show, don't miss it,” the winery’s website says. “Grab your favorite glass of wine, Sprecher Root Beer or Knuth Brewing Company Craft Beer on tap.”

Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kip Jones, a singer/songwriter who has been writing and performing songs from several genres, will play at the winery. Jones focuses mainly on classic rock, folk and country.

“Grab your favorite glass and enjoy a fantastic wood fired pizza, serving from 12 to 8 p.m.,” the website said.

Locavore Marketplace

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vines & Rushes Winery will feature a larger group of local entrepreneurs who grow, manufacture and sell their goods.

The items being sold include, but not limited to honey, fresh & canned fruits and vegetables, frozen bison meat, eggs, syrup, granola and coffee.

Those participating in this event include: Olive Juice Farms Canning and handmade goods, Redmond's Apple Basket Orchard, Mugs Coffeehouse, 4M Bison Farm, Golden Heritage Farm, Polish Ponderosa and Schoolhouse Bee goods.

“In addition to enjoying the products from the vendors, enjoy some Vines & Rushes Winery wine or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, and enjoy a made to order wood fired pizza. Ingredients for these items are grown and produced locally,” the Winery’s website said. “Pizza service 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Come to the winery and support these entrepreneurs and enjoy the wonderful items they produce.”

Reilly’s Fisheree

Reilly's Pub, N4111 South Lakeshore Drive in Markesan, is hosting its 2021 ice fishing tournament Saturday.

For more information call 920-295-0656.

Town Square yoga class

Town Square Community Center is hosting a yoga class with Carol Skivington Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

“Town Square group fitness classes have been one of the most popular programs from the start,” said Amy Reese, marketing and events manager at Town Square. “Yoga is another way to have fun while improving your overall health and wellness, one of Town Square’s missions for the community.”

Skivington teaches from the Hatha yoga tradition, and her classes incorporate breath work, poses and meditation to unite strength and flexibility.

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