Downtown Ripon shines at night.

There’s plenty to do in the Ripon and Green Lake area this week, from Cause of the Mondays to multiple opportunities for live music.

Take a look:

Cause of the Mondays: Journey Charter School — Monday

Vines & Rushes Winery will host Cause of the Mondays today from 4 to 8 p.m. to benefit Journey Charter School.

During the event, 25% of food sales and all cash donations from this night will be donated to Journey.

Journey Charter School is a Ripon Area School District charter school that offers project-based learning to students in grades K-2.

“Students explore real world problems while incorporating math and reading skills with both grade level and multi-aged peers,” the winery says. “Journey Charter School uses a hands-on approach to learning which helps students develop the life-long skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

“As part of this hand-on approach students connect with the community by visiting residents’ homes, inviting community experts into our school, and participating in a variety of off-site learning opportunities. Proceeds will be used to fund these student learning opportunities and educational experiences.”

Green Lake Concerts in the Park | Copper Box — Wednesday

The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host Concerts in the Park Wednesday featuring Copper Box from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Deacon Mills Park.

“Their fun upbeat music including multi-genre, polka-rock-blues, as well as their own originals, will make you and your whole family want to sing along and dance,” the chamber said of Copper Box. “This is a Wednesday night you won't want to miss. Come relax lakeside in Deacon Mills Park, enjoy food from local restaurants and cold beverages from the Chamber Snack Shack.”

Auditions Missoula Children's Theatre’s production of “Hansel and Gretel" — Monday

Thrasher Opera House will host auditions for Missoula Children's Theatre’s production of “Hansel and Gretel" Monday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Rehearsals are slated for Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Performances are scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children.

“Join us as over 50 local students, grades 1-12, present this original musical based on the classic tale,” Thrasher says.

Yoga in the Vineyard — Thursday

Vines & Rushes Winery will host Yoga in the Vineyard Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Gentle/Vinyasa flow-style yoga classes will be offered and are appropriate for most levels. The class will be led by a rotation of Lotus Root Yoga instructors certified by Yoga Alliance.

The weekly class will be held outdoors near the grapevines. In the case of inclement weather, class will be canceled. Please bring your own yoga mat, sunglasses and water.

Community price of $5 per class.

The Market at Town Square — Friday

The Market at Town Square is an outdoor event every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. It features fresh-off-the-farm goodness and handmade items.

“Enjoy the delights as local growers and artisans will show off their wares that you and your family will love. Live music, kids' activities and more,” Town Square says. “Thank you for buying local.”

DJ Trivia Knuth Brewing Co. — 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.

Backstage Pass live at Town Square Tap — Friday

Backstage Pass will perform at Town Square Tap Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The band covers top hits from iconic artists including Luke Combs and Walker Hayes, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, Post Malone, The Weeknd.

Live Music featuring The Belle Weather — Friday

Vines & Rushes Live Music featuring The Belle Weather Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Belle Weather is a modern folk and indie rock band with a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling.

Tuesday, June 21— Speed Puzzling:

Join the Ripon Public Library and the Ripon Senior Activity Center for a speed puzzling event Tuesday, June 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library.

Teams of up to four may sign up ahead of time or the day of the event. Puzzles will be provided, and the event is for all ages.

Tuesday, June 21 — Pints & Politics:

The Republicans of Green Lake County will host a Pints & Politics event featuring the Republican candidates for secretary of state Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Goose Blind Grill and Bar, 512 Gold St. in Green Lake.

Both Amy Loudenbeck and Jay Schroeder will be there to help voters make informed decisions during the midterms.

The Republican Party of Green Lake plans on having a Pints & Politics event for each state office with a midterm.

Appetizers, soda and water will be provided at Goose Blind.

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