Ripon Travel Guide

Known for its downtown attractions, live music shows and historic sites, the city of Ripon offers a little something for everyone.

Although Fall is in full swing, there’s still plenty to do in the Ripon area this week.

From public meetings to community events, there’s something for everyone.

Check it out:

Public meetings

The Ripon Historic Preservation Commission meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.

  • It will discuss an Eagle Scout project update, as well as residential and commercial building applications for “an informal plaque.”

The Green Lake Plan Commission meets Monday at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Council Room.

  • It will discuss an application for a conditional use permit from ThereseR. Trenhaile for 342 Forest Avenue to replace the existing boathouse.

Cause of the Mondays

Vines & Rushes Winery will host Cause of the Mondays today from 4 to 8 p.m. to benefit Community for Hope.

Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh is a nonprofit organization supporting suicide prevention, intervention, and grief support.

“A portion of proceeds this evening will go directly to community education services about suicide prevention,” the winery said. “Enjoy some delicious wood fired pizza, a beverage and support our community.”

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RHS hosts Marching Show Exhibition

The Ripon High School (RHS) band department will host a Marching Show Exhibition Monday, Oct. 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Ingalls Field.

The exhibition will feature middle and high school marching bands from Waupun and Ripon. During the exhibition, each band will present its marching show that was performed during its school’s Homecoming festivities.

This is the eighth year the East Central Conference has held this event.

“The marching show exhibition is an opportunity for the schools involved to share their marching styles, ideas and music with their peers,” RHS band director Sandra Polcyn said. “Students rarely see what other school marching bands are doing for their halftime performances. The marching show exhibition gives them this opportunity.”

In addition to this year’s marching show exhibition is the mass band performance at the end. All of the bands will join together to play a couple of pep band songs.

Some of the songs the bands will play together are “On Wisconsin,” “YMCA” and “Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

The Marching Show Exhibition is free and open to everyone.

Thursday, Oct. 7 — Thrasher Annual meeting:

The annual meeting of the Thrasher Opera House Corp. will be held Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 a.m. at the Thrasher Opera House.

This annual presentation will include a financial report, an update on the activities of the corporation and the election of the board of directors and officers.

Friday, Oct. 8 — Oktoberfest Bazaar and Luncheon:

The United Methodist Women’s Oktoberfest Bazaar and Luncheon returns Friday, Oct. 8 at Ripon Immanuel Church, 401 West Fond du Lac St.

It will offer the luncheon in two seatings — 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. — for safety reasons. Individuals may arrive 15 minutes prior

Ripon Area Community Theatre Auditions

The Ripon Area Community Theatre is hosting Auditions Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Ripon for it’s presentation of “A Christmas Carol.”

The play will be performed as an original radio play by Brian Reilly. Recorded auditions can be sent to no later than Tuesday.

Knuth 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.

Storytime at the Ripon Public Library

Ripon Public Library will host storytime Wednesday and Thursday.

Growing children into readers is the storytime mantra. Adult and child participants, aged 0-5 years, may enjoy the best books complemented by music, movement, play and a focus on early literacy learning.

Storytime aims to facilitate child/caregiver bonding and provide a venue for caregivers of children to connect and support one another.

Storytime will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the lower-level Nash Room.

Children ages 4 and under may be unmasked, but masks are required for ages 5 and up.

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