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Here’s what’s going on in the Ripon area this week:

Public meetings

  • The Ripon Common Council meets Monday at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Common Council will discuss a memorandum of understanding between the city and Fond du Lac County regarding the dispatch center consolidation and declaring the Haas Brewing Stable a surplus property.

  • The city of Green Lake/town of Brooklyn Fire and Rescue District Commission meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Green Lake/Brooklyn Firehouse.

The Fire Commission will discuss Truck replacement status, lettering of fire helmets, carryover of funds and firehouse tour/inspection.

DJ Trivia Thursday

Knuth Brewing Co. will host DJ Trivia Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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.

Town Square Life Hack series

Town Square is excited to partner with Cathy Hargrave from Thrivent to bring back 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

“You are never too young to understand how to invest in your retirement wisely especially now that people are living longer than past generations,” said Amy Reese, Town Square marketing manager. “Having a good retirement plan removes the stress and allows you to achieve your financial goals.”

This virtual live workshop helps attendees, no matter what stage you are in your career, discover five keys to unlocking a retirement where you can have confidence in your ability to live out your dreams.

Register at

Award-winning author to give virtual reading at Ripon College

Wisconsin poet Cathryn Cofell will read Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. She is the author of six chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections including "Stick Figure with Skirt," winner of the 2019 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award.

She has been published more than 300 times and earned more than 50 awards, including the Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award and the Mill Prize for Poetry. Her poems have been set to music on Lip, with Obvious Dog, and in concrete as part of the Appleton Sidewalk Poetry Project. The Council for Wisconsin Writers selected Cofell for the 2020 Christopher Latham Sholes Award for her efforts as founder of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, the WFOP Chapbook Prize and the Appleton reading series called Poetry Unlocked, among others. More information is available at

Anyone who would like to attend the virtual reading can send an email to Associate Professor of English Megan Gannon at to receive a Zoom invitation.

Town Square photo class

The Town Square Community Center will host a photography course on composition and storytelling Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

This introduction to photographic composition will detail the critical elements that work together to make a photo work including creating a photographic frame, subject placement, creating balance, rule of thirds, and how to use vertical, diagonal, and horizontal lines to compose your images.

Students will be presented with a variety of photographic assignments along with specific shooting instructions. Students will be invited to shoot any or all of the assignments and present their work at the following class.

Visit to register.

‘Why Peace is Possible’ webinar

“Why Peace is Possible: Exploring the Dimensions of Human Kindness in the Midst of Violence” will be presented by Ripon College via Zoom webinar Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is free and may be made at The event is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the People.

The speaker will be Lynne M. Woehrle, director of sustainable peacebuilding programs and associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

She will address why people should be optimistic in a time when violence and inhumanity seem to be winning. She will look at major barriers to peace and opportunities for peacebuilding; explore pathways to a more just and humane world through the lenses of gender and race; and introduce the concepts of peacebuilding, resilient communities and restorative justice in considering personal and structural changes that lead to peaceful co-existence.

Music Trivia Night coming to Thrasher

Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake will host a Music Trivia Night Friday at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include trivia that focuses on music through the decades — '50s to today, and patrons can participate virtually from the comfort of their own home.

The contest will last no more than an hour and a half, with a short break in between. The cost is $5 per person and prizes will be awarded for the winning teams. For more info or to sign up, visit or call its office at 920-294-4279.

To play virtually, download Zoom on a computer (this is how individuals will view the game/questions during trivia night). In addition, participants will need to sign up for the Kahoot! app on a smart device (phone or tablet) beforehand, in order to submit answers. On trivia night, individuals will be sent a Zoom Link via email. Join in anytime between 6 and 6:25 p.m.

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