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With the weekend beginning today, folks may be in the process of finalizing plans for their days off.

Here’s some things to check out this weekend:

Fond du Lac Sturgeon spectacular Friday, Saturday and Sunday

More many, February in Fond du Lac County can only mean one thing: Sturgeon Spectacular.

The event is a celebration of winter and really big fish and is Always the 2nd weekend in February, check out our quirky and fun take on a winter festival featuring distanced events throughout Fond du Lac.

“Enjoy activities indoors, outdoors, and throughout the community,” the city of Fond du Lac Website reads. “Highlights include a kick-off parade, live musical performances, the state snow sculpting championship, ice carving, an outdoor curling competition, a sturgeon show-off station, and so much more.”

It adds: “Whether you love family activities, spearing, beering (drink specials), or warming up near a toasty bonfire, you and your family will NOT run out of things to do at this year's Sturgeon Spectacular.”

For more information visit www.fdl.com/ss.

Live music at Vines & Rushes Friday and Saturday

Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Mike Malone Trio will be playing at Vines & Rushes Winery.

Mike Malone is a percussionist based out of Oshkosh. He has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Five By Design and Ray Brown Jr. He performs throughout the midwest with a variety of groups including The Pocket Kings, Water City Jazz Orchestra, Stuck On Blue, Salsa Manzana and more. His trio is filled out by top musicians based out of the Fox Valley. They play a mix of jazz standards, along with original compositions and arrangements.

Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Greg McMonagle, a De Pere, Wis. native singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, will perform at Vines & Rushes.

“Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music,” the Winery said.

Valentine’s Day farmer’s table wine & beer pairing dinner Sunday

From 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Vines & Rushes Chef Dan Solberg from Stack Farm & Food Co. will prepare a five course menu paired with Vines & Rushes Winery wines or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer.

The Winery says the chef and winemaker put a lot of thought into each course and explaining each pairing. Stack Farm & Food Co. supports small, local and neighboring farms, including their own, by thoughtfully sourcing their ingredients from these local Wisconsin growers and producers.

Tables will be distanced and spread throughout the Great room, Legacy room and Fireside room.

Course-by-course menu:

  1. Sarvecchio Parmesan Frico, Ricotta and Herb Mousse, Crispy Prosciutto
  2. Winter Greens, Citrus, Cured Radish, Sumac Pickled Shallots, Champagne and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  3. Spiced Koginut Squash Soup, Crab, Hickory Nut Dukkah
  4. Wood-Fire Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Bone Marrow Butter, Red Wine + Hen of the Woods Jus, Brussel Sprouts, Penta Cream Blue Cheese, Cranberry Salad, Leek Bread Pudding
  5. Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme, Raspberry, Ginger Snaps, Cardamom- Maple Whipped Cream

Requirements:

Town Square yoga Saturday

As part of Town Square’s mission is to promote a healthy community, the community center is hosting Yoga with Carol Skivington Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Carol teaches from the hatha yoga tradition, and has studied and become certified through Wild Spirit Yoga in Tomball, Texas, with Jennifer Carmack.

Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely. (yogajournal.com)

Carol’s classes incorporate breath work (pranayma), poses (asanas) and meditation with a goal of uniting strength and flexibility. Beginners as well as seasoned yoga students will feel comfortable in my classes. She teaches to all levels and she hopes that you leave her classes refreshed, revived, and more connected to your inner self!

Classes are located in Town Square Community Center’s Studio A (unless noted otherwise). Carol will offer a Zoom link to those who would prefer to do the class from the comfort of their home.

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