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

Public meetings

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

It will discuss a Facebook page for the Hasse Brewery Stable & American House, an Eagle Scout Project, local designation for 16 Union St., and the Merrimen House on the Ripon College campus.

  • The Ripon Area Fire District Board meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Fire Station.

It will discuss a Fire Inspection Update, Project updates – upstairs, garage, grounds, Call Volume, Grant Application Update, Budget, an Audit, dispatch update and Election of officers.

Cause of the Mondays - Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area

Vines & Rushes’ Cause on Monday this week is The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area.

From 4 to 8 p.m., 25% of food sales as well as all cash donations from this night will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area.

“Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area inspires and enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens,” Vines & Rushes website says of the event. “The Club serves youth ages 6 to 18 Monday through Friday after school and during the summer and is currently serving over 834 youth in the Tri-County Area.”

They provide a safe environment, excellent facilities, caring adults and engaging programs in the following areas:

  • The Arts
  • Education
  • Healthy & Wellness
  • Leadership & Service
  • Sports & Recreation

Jennifer Aither to exhibit work through May at Town Square Community Center

Jenn Aither, owner of Aither State Farm Agency in Ripon, who in recent years developed an enthusiastic following for her vibrant artwork, will be the Town Square Lobby artist for the month of May. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at 492 Hill St., in Green Lake.

Obsessed with color and with a love of experimenting with different mediums to achieve texture, Aither primarily works with acrylic and oil paints, and is known for the dramatic size of her pieces. In regard to her creative process, she said, “It comes at the intersection of my soul and my imagination.”

This lobby art display is made possible by the supporters of Town Square Community Center, the 501(c)3 nonprofit that aims to enrich the lives of the Green Lake community members, family, and friends by providing cultural, social, recreational, educational and economic opportunities for people of all ages.

For more information, call 920-807-0008 or visit

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.

Goose Blind Grill & Bar DJ Trivia Thursday

“Sign up with your family and/or friends! The live DJ Trivia host will display the questions on TV and offer up a variety of interesting trivia categories including: Movies, History, Music, TV, Science, and more,” the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce website said of the event. “First, second and third places will get Prizes!”

Ripon College soprano to present senior recital Wednesday

Maria Reber ’21 of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a soprano, will present her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Because of the ongoing campus restrictions, the recital will be streamed at

Deb MacKenzie, adjunct instructor of music, will be the accompanist.

Selections will explore the many aspects of love, from romantic love and longing to love of the world around us. They include: “Quatre chansons de jeunesse,” by Claude Debussy; “A Horse with Wings,” by Ricky Ian Gordon; “Ah! tardai troppo … O luce di quest’anima” from “Linda di Chamounix,” by Gaetano Donizetti; “Frauenliebe und Leben,” by  Robert Schumann; and “My Ship” from “Lady in the Dark,” by Kurt Weill.

Reber is majoring in music with a minor in theatre. She will be taking a gap year before starting her master’s in music therapy program at Augsburg University.

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