Ripon Travel Guide

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

The holiday season is in full swing, but there’s still plenty to do in the Ripon area this week.

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Leaders return to share COVID updates

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As individuals and families are trying to stay up-to-date on the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, local health-care leaders are returning to offer virtual updates.

The first session is slated for Monday, Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Subsequent sessions are set for Nov. 29, Dec. 13 and Jan. 10.

The sessions — scheduled via Zoom — will provide updates on COVID-19 developments, information the community needs to know and conclude with participant questions. Participants may submit questions prior to each session by emailing or at any time during the session through the Q&A function (if participating by Zoom).

In addition, interested participants may view the program through SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Facebook Live.

The following community leaders will be providing updates Nov. 15: Kim Mueller, Fond du Lac County health officer and Katherine Vergos, SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital president.

For those unable to participate, a link to the session will be hosted on the websites and social media pages for SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac and the Fond du Lac County Health Department.

To access the live Zoom presentation on Nov. 15, visit

Tuesday, Nov. 16 — Blood drive:

SSM Health Ripon Community Hospital is hosting a community blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 16. The drive — through ImpactLife — is open to the public and runs from 12 to 3 p.m. Masks and appointments are required. Donors get their choice of a long sleeve T-shirt or a gift card.

To sign up, visit, or call 800-747-5401, extension 4128. Participants are asked to bring a picture ID. Those planning on donating are reminded to make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Friday — Moderna Booster Clinic:

Individuals interested in receiving their Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster can make an appointment at SSM Health Ripon Community Hospital by calling 920-745-3520 for a clinic Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic will be set on the first-floor clinic.

Ripon College Jazz Ensemble will perform concert

The Ripon College Jazz Ensemble will perform Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts.

All may attend, and masks are required to be worn. The director is Paul Dietrich.

The program will be selected from: “Dance You Monster To My Soft Song,” by Maria Schneider; “Moten Swing,” by Buster and Bennie Moten, arranged by Ernie Wilkins; “Nzembo Na Mvula Zamba (Song of the Rainforest),” traditional Bambuti chant, arranged by Fred Sturm; “The Queen Bee,” by Sammy Nestico; “Quietude,” by Thad Jones; “Take Off (From Time to Time),” by Paul Dietrich; “That Warm Feeling,” by Sammy Nestico; “Ummm,” by Ayn Inserto; and “Well, You Needn’t,” by Thelonious Monk, arranged by Ian McDougall.

Local performers include Ripon College Associate Professor of Spanish Geoff Guevara-Geer, Virginia Pollock of Green Lake; Ripon College Adjunct Professor of Music Jessica Jensen; Danielle Boerson; Ruth Roltgen ’25 of Ripon; Erik Dietrich, manager of media and end user services; Alexander Herrera ’24 of Ripon; and Steve Yeomans of Green Lake.

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.

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