From soup to nuts, this calendar will show events, happenings, celebrations.
Summertime is our busiest season so you may expect to find more things going on May through September.
Sat08Feb2014Sun16Feb2014all dayNelsen's Hall
Fish Derby for many species of Fish caught thru the ice on the waters surrounding Washington Island. Fish caught are put on display at Nelsens Hall and Sunday the 16th of February prizes are awarded to the lucky anglers at Noon. Refreshments and Bingo are played!
Sat15Feb20141:00 pmDetroit Harbor, South end of Main Road
Winter fun "Island Style" on the ice in Detroit Harbor. Games food and fun! If anyone cares to help please contact one of our hosts! The more the merrier so bring friends and friends of friends! Everyone is welcome and invited! If you have ideas to help make this year better than in the past please let one of us know...we are open to suggestions and help! This is a public event and is donation only. All donations go to some island related group or organization usually dealing with the children in one way or another. Let's make it the best one yet!! As always...Bring Your Own Beverage (soda, juice or perhaps a cup of hot tea 🙂 2014 Ice Party
Fri21Feb2014Sun23Feb2014Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Saturday, February 22nd, 7:30 pm
and Sunday, February 23rd, 2:00 pm
Trueblood Performing Arts Center
The Washington Island Players have selected “A Doll’s House” for their winter play.
A Doll’s House is set in the late 19th century Norway. The play deals with a crisis in the marriage of Thorvald Helmer and his wife Nora. The title “A Doll’s House” refers to the merry, but childlike relations between Thorvald and Nora.
Dr. Rank is a friend of the Thorvald and a fairly constant guest at the Helmer home. The problems with the apparently joyful marriage began to appear when the Doctor confesses his love for Nora.
But a more serious problem arises for her when Nils Krogstad, an employee at Thorvald’s bank, threatens to reveal that he had made a loan to Nora some years earlier based on a signature she had forged. Nora has kept this loan a secret from her husband. The revelation of her actions will surely undermine Thorvald.
A fifth character in the play is Nora’s old friend, Christine Linde, a widow, comes looking for Nora’s assistance finding a job. She intervenes with Krogstad and the threat is removed.
But this crisis has torn away the appearances and revealed the lack of authenticity in their marriage. Thorvald and Nora face the fundamental flawed basis of their relationship. In the end Nora is forced to make a dramatic choice.
Dave Ranney is the Director of the play.
Advance tickets will be available at the WI Recreation Center on February 11th. Adults: $15, Students: $8.
If you are not yet on the island and would like to purchase advance tickets, you may send a check for the amount, and designate which night you wish to attend, to
PO Box 160
Washington Island, WI 54246.
The tickets will then be held for you at the door
Sat01Mar20142:00, 4:30 and 7:00Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Freewill donations are accepted.
Sat15Mar20142:00, 4:30 and 7:00Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Free will donations appreciated
Sat12Apr20141:45, 4:30 and 7:15Trueblood Performing Arts Center
A science fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novels, critics have praised the film. Having a female heroine who is a worthy role model is just one of the important messages. This second film in the series is even better than the first with a more notable storyline and very compelling acting that can be appreciated by adults as well as teens and preteens.
Sat26Apr20142:00, 4:30 and 7:00Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Spring on Washington Island – what could be better! In every direction there is a scene waiting to be painted; everything from scenery and flowers to buildings, still life and people. We have five full days to learn some new techniques, work out some painting problems, get the creative juices flowing, have lots of fun, and totally immerse ourselves in painting. You are welcome to bring your own photo reference and adapt the lessons to fit your needs and personal photos. There will be plenty of time to paint on your own or do “paint along” sessions. The use of light, translating value into color, design, and “fixing it” techniques will be covered.
Workshop Fee: $275 Member / $295 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at Sunset Resort.
Cathy Meader Workshop • May 15-18, 2014
Get rid of your fears, and learn to let your creative side out. Can’t draw a straight line, no worries you don’t have to! This is your chance to improve your drawing skills through a series of techniques and exercises. Students will learn how to achieve perspective and accuracy while gaining confidence in their ability to draw. Materials will be provided but if you have drawing supplies feel free to bring them. Also bring along a sketchbook.
Cathy is an accomplished artist in many methods and medium with a focus on drawing and painting. She exhibits her work in Racine, Kenosha, and Door County. Cathy taught art in public schools for 33 years, and has given workshops to adults and children throughout the country.
Workshop Fee: $175 Member / $195 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at Meader Studio.
A fundraiser for the benefit of the Washington Island Music Festival and the Island’s Music in the School Program
Held at the Bethel Church, directed by the American Legion
Sat31May20147:30 pmTrueblood Performing Arts Center
British singer Julian Dawson joins Washington Island performer Julian Hagen for a night of great music.
Wed11Jun2014Trinity Lutheran Church
Fri13Jun2014Sun15Jun2014Red Barn, Detroit Harbor
Fri13Jun20147:30 pmArt & Nature Center
Sat14Jun201410:30 to 4:30Art & Nature Center
The Hours of Operation for the Art & Nature Center's 2014 Season are as follows:
Sat14Jun2014Fri18Jul2014During regular hoursArt & Nature Centerplane/plain or fancyabstract paintings
Mon16Jun2014Wed18Jun2014Washington Island School
Ed Fenendael Workshop • June 16-18, 2014
This is a chance to uncover colors hidden inside you. From lemonade skies to purple cows, we will explore expressive approaches to pigments. We will work with ink and watercolor one of the three days and help bridge the gap between realistic representation and what you really want to say in your paintings. Each day will begin with a short lecture, a demonstration and then, you will have time to paint on your own with one on one instruction. Plan to leave with a renewed understanding of the joy of watercolor.
Workshop Fee: $180 Member / $200 Non-Member • Students limited to 12 • Classes take place at the Washington Island School.
Mon23Jun2014Fri27Jun2014Washington Island School
Barbara Mathews Workshop • June 23-27, 2014
Washington Island, what a great location to celebrate color and texture! Together we will search and invent new ways to see the world around us. Learn to create interesting and exciting abstract patterns of light and darks that provide descriptive information as well as creating a mood. Learn to find the most interesting and unusual placement of shapes. With the structure of shapes worked out and the patterns of lights and darks, you can focus on color. Each day we will explore new subjects from the beautiful landscapes of the Island. There will be daily demonstrations, plus plenty of painting time with individual help by an experienced instructor.
Workshop Fee: $325 Member / $345 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at the Washington Island School.
Tue24Jun201412:00 - 4:00 pmOutdoors on the patio, Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Thu26Jun2014Trueblood Performing Arts Center
Fri04Jul2014Firehouse, Airport Road
Fri04Jul2014DuskWashington Island Ball Parks
Annual Fireworks by the Washington Island Fire Department. Show begins at dusk, donations are accepted for the fireworks at the event.
Sat05Jul2014Legion Hall, Main Road
Old Fashioned Fish Boil served by post members. Annual event, great food!
Sat05Jul201411 am until Rock Island State Park
FORI - will host our annual cookout near the Boathouse
at Rock Island State Park
Lunch will be available for purchase from 11am until we sell out
Park merchandise will be on sale too
A silent auction will be held in the Boathouse to help raise funds for park and lighthouse maintenance projects
Music concert at Noon
Rock cairn building contest near the boat dock all day
Sat12Jul201411:00 to 3:00Art & Nature Center
This is always a fun afternoon. We will have various art activities including face painting, wood building, sponge painting, mono-printing, Hawaiian Leis, and collage. There will be several artists demonstration their work: weaving, spinning, polymer clay, wood carving and watercolor. There will also be caricature drawings again.
You can also get brats, hot dogs, soda and ice cream.
Free Admission to the Art and Nature Center to view the work of our talented Island artists.
Sat12Jul20147:30 pmTrueblood Performing Arts Center
Mon14Jul2014Fri18Jul20149:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Red Barn
Fri18Jul2014Sat16Aug2014During regular hoursArt & Nature Center
Portrait of a Family - A collection of artworks by Finn, Sophia and Laura Findlay Hagen
Sat19Jul2014Washington Island Airport
Sat19Jul20145:00 pmTrueblood Performing Arts Center
Sun20Jul20145:00 pmThe Art and Nature Center
Mon21Jul2014Fri25Jul20149:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Red Barn
Thu24Jul20147:30 pmTrueblood Performing Arts Center
Fri12Sep20147:30 pmTrinity Lutheran Church
Friday, September 12 7:30 PM BIRDS AND WILDFLOWERS at Trinity Lutheran Church This is a power point presentation that features many of the nesting and migratory species found in NE Wisconsin and along with a good sampling of our native wildflowers both in the upland hardwoods and in the lowland conifer forests. Cost is $5
Sat13Sep20141:00 pmArt and Nature Center
Saturday, September 13 MUSHROOM HIKE with Charlotte Lukes 1 PM Meet at the Art and Nature Center and we will travel to another location. $5 Charlotte has been studying mushrooms of Door County since 1972 and began teaching workshop classes on mushrooms at the Bailey Harbor Ridges in 1976. She has also taught several week long workshops at The Clearing. Charlotte is currently writing a field guide to the mushrooms of Door County.
Sat13Sep20146:00 - 9:00 pmKoyen CollectionSaturday September 13th 6:00-9:00pm at The Koyen Collection (K.K. Fiske Restaurant & The Granary)OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...Dine in or Dine out...To-Go's welcomed no phone call neededIf interested in joining the Death's Door Spirit's crew for the juniper harvest Saturday...please call The Koyen Collection for details 847-2121
Sat13Sep20149:00 amJackson Harbor Ridges
Saturday, September 13 HIKE THE JACKSON HARBOR RIDGES with naturalist Roy Lukes. 9 AM $5
Roy was the naturalist at the Bailey Harbor Ridges from 1964-1990. He has been writing weekly nature articles since 1968. His breadth of knowledge combined with great stories of this unique natural area is always an informative and engaging nature hike.
Thu02Oct2014Sun05Oct2014Trueblood Performing Arts Center
"Rooted in the Heartland: Themes of Family"
Fri03Oct2014Sun05Oct2014Washington Island Art & Nature Center
Karen Lee DeNoto Workshop • October 3-5, 2014
This is an opportunity to learn basic principles and advance your oil painting techniques in a fun and relaxed environment. We begin each day with a lesson and practice session. We will talk about studio set up, mixing colors/handling brushes, choosing a subject, why you choose it, importance of thumbnail sketches, composing your picture, basic palette and Zorn palette, understanding tonal values, color relationships, texture, wet in wet, scumbling, glazing, linear perspective and more …
Workshop Fee $180 Member / $200 Non-Member • Students limited to 15 • Classes take place at Washington Island Art & Nature Center
Sat11Oct2014Washington Island Fire House
Sat11Oct2014Trinity Lutheran Church
Sat11Oct2014Sun12Oct2014Washington Island Farm Museum
American Legion hosts the Veterans Day Program
WI Lions Club serves its annual Hunters Stew!