March 1 – 2, 2014 – Wollersheim Winery – Open House 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Wollersheim Winery’s annual Open House offers grapevine pruning, cooking with wine demonstrations and winemaker explanations scheduled each day. Visits through the winery’s modern fermentation facilities and historic underground aging cellars take place throughout the day, plus bottling line demonstrations and interactive displays are available for families to enjoy along a self-guided tour. Free Admission. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 Hwy 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578. 608-643-6515 www.wollersheim.com
March 1, 2014 – Go on a Storywalk – Devil’s Lake State Park 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Try out this new, fun way to enjoy a story! The pages of the book will be placed on a trail right by the Nature Center. As you stroll down the trail, you’ll find the next page of the story. The stories are best for kids ages 3 to 8 years old. Devil’s Lake State Park – The Nature Center, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. 608-356-8301 www.devilslakewisconsin.com
March 1, 2014 – Stone or Pearl Knotting 1:00 – 3:00 PM. In this class you will learn how to string and/ or re-string pearls or other lightweight beads or stone. You can bring your own beads or jewelry for re-stringing or start out with something new. Level: Beginner, Technique: Knotting. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901. Call 742-5900. Class Fee: $15.00. www.prairieflowerbeads.com
March 1, 2014 – Wild Imagination: A Writing Workshop with Scott Russell Sanders 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. “Join Scott Russell Sanders–author of A Conservationist Manifesto, Earth Works, and other books–for an afternoon workshop on “”Wild Imagination.”” The workshop will offer brief writing invitations, short readings from nature literature (including the work of Aldo Leopold), and a conversation about how we imagine nature and how we form a sense of place. An evening reception with light appetizers will follow the formal workshop. Cost is $25 or $20 for Aldo Leopold Foundation members.” The Aldo Leopold Foundation, E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo,WI 53913. 608-355-0279 Fees/Admission: $25 ($20 members) www.aldoleopold.org
March 2, 2014 – Lotus Heart Sound Journey with LeeAnn Dzelzkalns, 10:30 am -12:30 pm or 2:00 – 4:00pm. To find harmony in life we choose to balance what is reactive, open what is closed, and explore what is hidden. Lotus Heart Sound Journey harmonically guides participants to integrate all aspects of self, synthesizing depth relaxation, imagery, sound healing, and integrative techniques to reduce stress and enhance emotional intelligence. With this inner work we enter the ‘path of purification’. It can be described as a bath of psycho-spiritual detoxification. It soulfully awakens one’s Truth of Being; as we are connected to the greater whole — one with the Nature of All Things. Cornerstone Gallery, 101 4th Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. Fee: $25
March 2, 2014 – Wire Linked Stone Bracelet- 1:00 – 3:00 PM. This is a great class to practice wrapped loops so the semi-precious stones can be joined for a lovely bracelet. There will be a kit make for this class, the semi-precious, faceted, oval stones, will be pre-selected. The price for the kit is included in the class fee. Level: Confident beginner, Technique: Wire Wrapped Loops. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, Wi 53901. Call 742-5900. Class Fee: $20.00 kit included.
March 7, 2014 – Wine Maker’s Dinner - House of Embers/Wollersteim Winery 6:00 – 9:30 PM. 5-Course Wine Maker’s Dinner with Phiippe Coquard of Wollerstiem Winery and the chef’s of House of Embers. RSVP 608-253-6411. The Menu: Prairie Fume – Salad, Fresh Greens, Cajun Shrimp Cakes, Roasted Garlic, Fresh Basil, Creamy Avacado Dressing. Chardannay – Seared Scallops, Braised Beer Short Ribs, Asparagus, Crimini Broth. Prairie Sunburst Red – Hickory Smoke Duck Breast, Cherry Chipotle BBQ Jam, Duchess Sweet Potatoes. Domaine Reserve - Marinated Roasted Strip Loin, Herbed Vegetables, Truffled Portabella Risotto, Mint Balsamic Glaze. White Riesling – Bananas Foster Banana Cream Pie. Cocktails at 6:00 PM. Dinner at 7:00 PM. $49.99 per person (not including tax and gratuity) Seats are limited to RSVP! 608-253-6411
March 8, 2014 – Explore the Winter Night Sky – 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Join the Madison Astronomy Society (MAS) to learn about the night sky. MAS will have several telescopes set up and show you cool features about the moon, point you towards some winter constellations. This is more of an informal program where you can come anytime and the MAS volunteers will help you get to know the night sky. Devil’s Lake State Park – Meet at the Rock Elm Shelter (North Shore), S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. Sue Johansen, Naturalist (608) 356-8301 Ext. 140. The event is free, but you will need a park sticker for your car.
March 13, 2014 – Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Wollersheim Winery is pairing up with the American Red Cross for a blood drive. All donors will receive a Wollersheim Winery tour pass. (note: no wine can be consumed the day of your blood donation). To reserve your spot, call 1-800-Red Cross (800-733-2767) or visit the web at www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments are not required, but preferred. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 Hwy 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578. 608-643-6515 www.wollersheim.com
March 13, 2014 – Tapas -Chef Mark Obois, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Tapas, or “little bites” as it translates in English originated in Spain as a wide variety of appetizers. The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused on eating an entire meal, and they are often standing and moving about. Come join Chef Mark and learn to prepare some wonderful dishes for year-round entertaining that are crowd pleasers! Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo, Wi 53913. 608-356-3133 Fees: $45
March 15, 2014 -Wire Wrapped Pendant- 12:30pm- 2:30pm. In this class you will explore free form wrapping around a stone or focal piece. Your choice may or may not have a hole through it. Level: Beginner Level, Technique: Wire Working. Request a Materials List. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901. 608-742-5900 Fees: $15 www.prairieflowerbeads.com
March 16, 2014 -Tracy’s Captured Crystal Bracelet 12:30 – 2:30 PM. Learn the net weave stitch. By using 2-3 different colors of delica beads and 1-2 different colors of 4mm crystal bi-cones, create this beautiful bracelet. Dress it up or go casual, the end result is both stunning and elegant. Level: Confident Beginner, Technique: Sewing. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901. 608-742-5900 Class Fee: $20
March 20, 2014 – Mediterranean Flavors - 6:00 – 8:00 PM. We welcome Madison area spice expert Huma Siddiqui back to Bekah Kate’s again! She will show us how she expertly spices up foods every day. “Spice” doesn’t have to just mean spicy, it is more about the wonderful flavors she creates. She will be preparing many of her White Jasmine specialties: Tandoori Meatballs with White Jasmine Tandoori Masala in a fire-roasted tomatoes and garlic sauce, Zucchini strips and Mediterranean Couscous. Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo. 608-356-3133 Fee $40 www.BekahKates.com
March 22, 2014 – ChainMaille Demonstration & Trunk Show – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Marlis Lambson, is a ChainMaille Craftswomen of Journeyman status. She resides here in Columbia County. She sells her creations at Renaissance Fairs, bu Consignment and has been commissioned by a florida company to create body maille for them. She is skilled at making old jewelry into new, specializing in maille creations. She will be presenting her work in a Trunk Show, as well as providing free demonstrations in making chainmaille rings. Come and learn about an ancient art, which is still a popular jewelry style. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, Free Demonstration.
March 22, 2014 – Honeybees and Beekeeping – an Overview 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Honeybees and other insect pollinators are a critical element of our food supply. Bees are of inestimable value as agents of cross-pollination, and many plants are entirely dependent on particular kinds of bees for their reproduction. Honeybees, in particular, are responsible for the pollination of one out of every three mouthfuls of food we consume. Join us for an interesting and enlightening discussion with Rich Schneider about honeybees and what is involved in keeping honey bees. Devil’s Lake State Park – Meet at the Nature Center, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. Sue Johansen, Naturalist (608) 356-8301 Ext. 140. The program is free, but you will need a park sticker for your vehicle.
March 27, 2014 – Cook Like a Rock Star - Chef Jeanne Raffetto-Tentis, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. As part of our cookbook series, we will prepare a meal using Anne Burrell’s fun and delicious recipes from her cookbook, “Cook Like a Rock Star.” Learn cooking techniques that coax deep flavor from simple ingredients. Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-3133 Fee: $40
March 29, 2014 – Reptiles and Amphibians of Devil’s Lake 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Join Madison Area Herpetological Society (MAHS) for a presentation on everything herps (reptiles and amphibians)! MAHS will be presenting on the native reptile and amphibian species found right in and around Devil’s Lake State Park, as well as Wisconsin! These misunderstood and underrepresented animals can be found in Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, wetlands, and even your own backyard! Learn how and in which habitats you can find salamanders in! And which species of snakes in Wisconsin are venomous, as well as much more! Devil’s Lake State Park – Meet at the Nature Center, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. Sue Johansen, Naturalist (608) 356-8301 Ext. 140. The event is free, but you will need a park sticker for your vehicle. http://madisonherps.org/
March 29, 2014 Beaded Gourd, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Barb Rothwell, from Concord Valley Gourds will be the guest teacher for this special class. Barb will be bringing the gourds and beads in a kit for $30.00. All you have to do is show up, or you can bring in your own beads and the class will be $25.00 This will be a fun class and different than just beading. Hope you can come and enjoy this class with us! Level: Beginner, Technique: Bead Stringing and forming holes in the gourds. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901. 608-742-5900 www.prairieflowerbeads.com
March 30, 2014 – Enchanted Tila Bracelet, 12:30 – 3:00 PM. This bracelet is simple, yet very pretty . We will learn to do the ladder stitch with a two-holed bead and then explore some different ways to add the edging beads. A variety of beads could be substituted for those in the photos. Level: Confident Beginner, Technique: Sewing. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901. 608-742-5900 Class Fee: $15