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Public meetings

  • The Ripon Area School Board meets Monday at 6 p.m. in the Ripon High School Media Center.

The School Board will discuss a Barlow Park/Journey Technology Purchase, IT Department Job Descriptions, a 2020-21 Medical Advisor Agreement, the 2021-22 Medical Insurance Renewal with WEA Trust and a Revised 2020-21 Budget.

  • The Ripon Plan Commission meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.

The Ripon Plan Commission will review a conditional use permit request for Marci Culver at 1035 West Fond du Lac St. regarding a fence.

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

The Plan Commission will review an application for rezoning from Dean & Karen Sales for a portion of W1158 South St. to change the zoning to Light Industrial, a conditional use permit request for 477 Bayview Court regarding the placement of a metal container to be used for an outside bar, a proposed certified survey map for property at W766 Sunnyside Road, owned by Daycholah Group LLC, and the consideration of Certified Survey Map for Meiborg Properties LLC, 540 Commercial Avenue and a portion of W1158 South St.

  • The city of Green Lake is holding an organizational meeting and a special Common Council meeting Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Council Room.

The organizational meeting will include the Mayor’s appointments to various committees and positions, along with the election of a Council President. The special Common Council meeting will discuss partnering with MSA Professional Services Agreement for a Loan Application, a request from Outdoor Impact for pier extension on the Deacon Mills Park Wharf and replacement of city hall boiler and upgrades to HVAC system.

Catch RMS/Catalyst's production of Frozen Jr.

Do you want to build a snowman?

Join Anna, Elsa, and all the favorite characters as the students of Ripon Middle School/Catalyst will present Frozen Jr., which based on the 2013 Disney film and the 2018 Broadway adaptation.

The Frozen characters will embark on an ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie and the real meaning of true love.

Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite “Frozen” songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as new songs from the Broadway production.

With its message of love and understanding, Frozen Jr. aims to melt the audience’s heart.

Disney’s Frozen Jr. is presented through special arrangement with all materials provided by Music Theatre International.

General audiences will get to watch this year’s production via scheduled streaming on the following dates and times, using the link below.

The streaming “tickets” are free. An option to make a goodwill donation will be offered, which will help offset the administrative fees from showtix4u, and benefit the middle school drama program. Community support is appreciated.

To get a “ticket” for online streaming, use the link Shows will be streamed Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Cause of the Mondays - Mission Lazarus

Vines & Rushes Winery is hosting "Cause of the Mondays" from 4 to 8 p.m., which will benefit Mission Lazarus Inc. In addition to wood fired pizza and salads, there will be raffles and drawings from area merchants.

Mission Lazarus is a non-profit organization based out of Franklin, Tennessee. A holistic ministry, currently working in Honduras and Haiti, focusing on community development through Spiritual, Educational, Medical, & Agricultural outreaches. Groups from Ripon Community Church and River Shores Church in Berlin have been involved with projects in Honduras through Mission Lazarus for several years.

Find out more about this cause here:

25% of all food sales and any cash donations go to Mission Lazarus.

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.

Raising Chickens 101 Tuesday

Town Square is hosting "Raising Chickens 101" presented by the Oft Family Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

David and Nicholas Oft, ages 12 and 9, along with their mother Brenda, will share their experiences raising chickens for the past 6 years.

They will discuss setup needs, costs, some of the rules you should be aware of depending on if you live inside city limits or not, products, and more! They also look forward to your questions! Masks and social distancing required.

The family launched Oft’s Flock and Feather Farms with a little help from their mom and dad, Brenda and Mark. “We took this as an opportunity to help the boys learn more about hard work and learn some business skills as well,” said Brenda.

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