12th Annual Plymouth Oktoberfest

Fallapalooza – Camp Anokijig

A fun and energizing day with family and friends at Camp Anokijig.   Enjoy brunch and a slate of camp activities like:  archery, arrowhead dig; carnival games; canoeing & kayaking, riding horses and a whole lot more!   There is an extra charge to the horse riding and some of the other activities.   Ages 12+ – $9; ages 4-11 – $6; 3 and under free.   Call 920-893-0782 for details or visit www.anokijig.com.

Civil War Weekend – Wade House

Enjoy two days of Civil War action at the Wade House in Greenbush.   Held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, this year’s battle is “Brawner’s Farm, Virginia 1862”.   There will be a skirmish and battle each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Meet Abraham Lincoln; listen to authentic Civil War era music and explore a soldier’s life.  Your entry fee includes a visit to the Wade House site!  Site open 9:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.   Adults $12; Seniors (65+) $10; Students w/ID $10; children ages 5-17 $6; family rate $32.   The Wade House is located in Greenbush, 5 miles west of Plymouth.  Call 920-526-3271 or visit www.wadehouse.org for details.

Walldogs (Mural Artist) in Downtown Plymouth

Historic Murals in Plymouth (920) 893-0079
In June 2011, Plymouth welcomed the Walldogs, a group of artists and mural painters, to design and paint beautiful murals capturing the personality of our quaint community. 160 artists worked on a RECORD 21 murals throughout town. Visit www.plymouthwisconsin.com for details, and to download a map showing where the murals are painted, or call 888-693-8263.

Snowmoible Trails ~ Sheboygan County

Sheboygan County Snowmobile Trails
Please ride carefully. Check Trail conditions (920) 892-7455:


Plymouth Chamber DOLLARS Make GREAT Gifts

Gift Certificates = Great Gifts for Coaches, Teachers, Birthdays, Weddings, etc…
Stop by the Plymouth Chamber office, 647 Walton Drive, Plymouth – across from the Baymont Inn) and pick up Chamber Dollars which can be used at 97 Chamber member locations! Call ahead of time for large amounts and hours (920) 893-0079. Chamber Dollar certificates are available in $5, $10 and $20 denominations at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce office. More than 90 Chamber member businesses are participating in the program which means great flexibility for certificate holders! A list of the Chamber member businesses participating in the program will be included with all Plymouth Chamber Dollars purchased. Payment options for Chamber Dollars are check or cash. A list of participating businesses can be found on the Chamber’s website: www.plymouthwisconsin.com

7th Annual Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl for the Arts ~ Friday, Aug. 13

7th annual Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl for the Arts on Friday, August 13, 2010.  This live jazz extravaganza attracts thousands of music lovers every year to downtown Plymouth, and is the Plymouth Arts Center’s major annual fundraiser and signature event. The 2010 PAC keepsake wristband, which is the fundraising portion of the event, is available now at all venues. Advance sale of the wristband is $10 each and $12 day of the event.  The Arts Center encourages everyone to purchase a wristband this year to show their support of this great event  AND…you’ll be able to collect Mardi Gras beads at all venues.

This year’s fantastic musical line-up is:

Smooth Groove Trio 4pm-7:15pm at the PAC Courtyard

Tom Muellner Trio, 5pm-8:30pm Mill Street Grill

Open Interest Quartet, 5pm-8:30pm PAC Greatroom

Subito Jazz Ensemble, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Exchange Bank Coffeehouse

Dave Petty Trio, 7pm-10pm at the Cozy Bar

River City Six, 7:30-11pm, at the Plymouth Arts Center’s Courtyard

Bay City Swing, 8:30pm-Midnight at Mark & Tam’s Turner Hall

Jazz N’ More, 9-Midnight at the 52 Stafford

Christopher’s Project Quartet, 9pm-12:30am at the City Club

Warren Wiegratz/Streetlife, 9pm-12:30am at Amore



2010 Mill Street Festival

Mill Street Festival Saturday, July 10. Plymouth, WI… The annual Mill Street Festival will be held in downtown Plymouth on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This community event offers live entertainment, children’s activities, downtown merchants and other vendors, food and refreshment – a fun day for the entire family! Mill Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic from the corner of Mill & North Streets through the corner of Mill & Caroline Streets for the event. There will again be four stages of live entertainment from classic rock to dancers. “The entertainment aspect is an important element to the success of the festival,” stated Lisa Hurley, Executive Director of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

The Music Stage, sponsored by Sargento Foods and Bank First National, will be located at the corner of Mill and Smith Streets and will feature the following: Real Deal 10 a.m. – 12 Noon: This band offers electric Blues music in contemporary and traditional styles.  Members include: Jeff Mallmann of Plymouth on bass and vocals, harmonica; Paul Levandowski of Fond du Lac on drums; Marshall Otte of Sheboygan on Hammond organ, piano and vocals; and Donny known as “Clean Top” of Little Cute on guitar and vocals.  The band was formed in 2000 and has three albums to date.  They perform at clubs and festivals throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Blues Highway 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. They are a hybrid blues/rock/jam powerhouse from the melting pot that is Sheboygan, WI. No strangers to the area’s music scene, we enjoy sharing the music gumbo we’ve cooked up with our friends, family and fans. If you like a little “spice” in your music and need some nourishment for the sole, BHB is the key to the highway!

Dave Steffen Band 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A Mill Street Festival and regional favorite, the Dave Steffen Band has had ten albums and literally thousands of live appearances. Dave Steffen has made music his way of life. Since Dave received his first recording contract at the tender age of fifteen, he has devoted his life to playing, recording and living his music.

The Family Stage, Main Sponsor is Masters Gallery Foods and additional sponsor Culver’s, located in the parking lot of the Plymouth Medical Plaza at 515 E. Mill will offer the following entertainment:

Alice In Dairyland (Christine Lindner) / Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair (Breanna Wimmler) will be speaking on the Family Stage from 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in an effort to education families about the dairy industry in Wisconsin.

Christine Lindner is serving as the 63rd Alice in Dairyland. As Wisconsin’s agricultural ambassador, she is striving to communicate with urban and rural audiences across Wisconsin about the importance of our state’s diverse agriculture industry in our daily lives.

She grew up on her family’s fourth generation dairy farm in Beaver Dam and presently resides in Fall River with her husband. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2006, earning a degree in agricultural journalism. During her year as ‘Alice,’ Christine plans to use her agri-marketing experience to communicate with audiences how our state’s diverse agriculture industry impacts every Wisconsinite. Following her contract year as Alice in Dairyland, she will be returning as the marketing manager for ANIMART where she’s been responsible for the company’s dairy and livestock marketing, communications and public relations initiatives since 2007.

Breanna Wimmler, a graduate of Plymouth High School, has been named the 2010 Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair.
Wimmler, is 18, is the daughter of Jay and Kris Wimmler of rural Plymouth. She is attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she is majoring in animal science with a poultry science emphasis and a minor in biology.
She works for the University of Minnesota-Poultry Teaching and Research Facility and tutors students through the program America Reads. She plans to earn a doctorate of veterinary medicine, a master’s in public health and eventually work within the poultry industry to help improve food safety in the United States.
The Fairest of the Fair serves as a media spokesperson and official host for the Sheboygan County Fair, promoting the enormous variety of opportunities available at the fair, to be held Sept. 2 through 6 this year.

The Plymouth Municipal Band will take the stage from 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. A local favorite, this band is under the new direction of Branden Mueller.

Randy Peterson’s music has been on the must-play list of children throughout Wisconsin for more than twenty years.  He now has fans across the Midwest and coast to coast. He will perform on the Family Stage from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   He has produced five recordings, three of which have won awards on a national level. He provides an interactive performance with children from the audience.

NEW on the Family Stage from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. will be Magic Morgan & Liliana.  Matthew Morgan is an award winning magician, who happens to be deaf. Magic Morgan provides entertaining fun for all ages, from young children to sophisticated, jaded adults. He offers stage illusion, magic and comedy. His grandfather introduced him to magic when he was six years old, and he has been fascinated with all things magic since then. He combines humor and mime in his act, and communicates in the universal languages of fun and amazement during his show.  Liliana is his trustworthy assistant.
The Acoustic Stage, sponsored by Van Horn Automotive Group, located in front of the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill Street will feature:

String Along 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  String Along is a group that likes to have fun.  The diverse ages of the members makes for many different musical tastes.  Everything from bluegrass, country, rock, folk or even polka can be heard during a String Along performance, and the group is always willing to try requests.  String Along has played at a variety of venues: coffee houses, bars, nursing homes, pow-wows and even funerals!

Peter Scheuerman 12:00 Noon – 12:30 p.m.  Pete Scheuerman brings a mix of acoustic music from simpler times in our country’s past with guitar and claw hammer style banjo. Stories of Americana have influenced this musician who hails from the mid-west. Relive the early days of railways, farming and hard times; all presented in both contemporary and original styles of old- time, folk, and bluegrass.   It will feel like just yesterday.

The Red Star Boys  12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Several members of the well-known local bluegrass and Gospel band Red Star Express will team together with their bluegrass instruments and harmonies to perform at this year’s Mill Street Days.
They will entertain with a variety of bluegrass, Gospel and Americana tunes. The Red Star Boys group for the day will include banjo picker Galen “Tex” Hunt, mandolin/harmonica player Gerry Jost, Mike Mathes and Eldon Klein on guitar and vocals, along with the group’s newest vocalist, Marilyn Stenske. Joining them for the early afternoon hour will be solo performer Pete Scheuerman, who played as a member of Red Star Express in 2006.
RSE has three recordings to its credit, the latest of which is known as “Gospel Express.”

Vaguely Familiar Barbershoppers / Saddle Tramps 2:15  p.m. – 4 p.m. This group is a men’s a-cappella quartet that performs all types of music. They have performed on stage at the UW LaCrosse Theater in LaCrosse, the Weill Center in Sheboygan, Fox Cities Theater in Appleton to name a few. They have recently appeared at the Harmony Inn in Greendale WI.

Vaguely Familiar was formed in May of 2004. All are members of the Plymouth Wisconsin chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and sing with the Plymouth men’s chorus, “Hometown Harmony Tradition”.
In addition, one of the members sings with the Greendale Wisconsin chorus, “Midwest Vocal Express.”

Two members of Vaguely Familiar make up The Saddle Tramps ~  “Dusty” (Mike Opelika) and “Lefty” (Jim Weber). They have been picking’ and singing’ together for some time. They will entertain the audience with songs and tales of the old west.

The fourth stage of entertainment is the Youth Stage, sponsored by Orion Energy Systems located in front of Bedford Underwriters, 315 E. Mill Street. This stage will feature:

My So Called Band 10 a.m. – 12 Noon. This group of five musicians who lived, loved, and listened to the 90’s.  Inspired by bands such as Blues Traveler, Third Eye Blind, Counting Crows and others, we have brought the catchy lyrics and simple hooks of the 90’s back to this millenium.  They dust off the songs that many have forgotten but EVERYBODY still loves.

The Scrubbers is an Irish oriented ensemble from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will headline the Youth Stage from 12 Noon – 2 p.m.   Their musical style has been considered “Irish-Folk-Punk-Rock” for the many roots based in main stream groups, traditional Irish tunes and songs composed by the band.  There are six members of ‘The Scrubbers’, five graduates of Plymouth High School and one fiddle player from Milwaukee.  They have played at many different venues such as Laack’s Hall in Johnsonville, The Plymouth Arts Center, O’marro’s Pub, and in three other states apart of the Midwest.  They have been compared to the musical stylings of The Tossers, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Pogues, and Flogging Molly.

Committing Arson  2 p.m. – 4 p.m. This young up and coming band from Manitowoc, Wisconsin is driven by the musical influences around them and Mountain Dew. They strive to blend various musical backgrounds and tastes into one band.  They focus on using all of our favorite genres to create one of our own.  Committing Arson has played a myriad of area venues to the 2010 Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Cheese Capital Cook-off, sponsored by Sartori Foods will feature main entrees prepared by Chamber member restaurants. The judging will begin at 11:30 a.m. in The Plymouth Medical Plaza.  This year’s judges are: Sartori Foods representatives; Richard Baumann, cookbook author and cooking show host; Alice In Dairyland and Sheboygan County Fairest of Fair. The winner of the cook-off will receive a prize, along with the traveling trophy.  The public is invited to view the food presentation in the Plymouth Medical Plaza, 515 E. Mill Street.

In an effort to attract attention to the west end of E. Mill Street and add to the festivities, the large inflatable pig will tower over the event, courtesy of Plymouth’s Piggly Wiggly. Bring your camera and be sure to have your photo taken with the “big pig”.

The festival will also feature:
Free Whisper Hill Clydesdale Horse & Wagon rides courtesy of Community Bank & Trust.

Petting Zoo & Pony Rides at Stayer-Junior Park behind Mill Street.

Badger Bouncers will be offering the kids inflatables in the parking lot of the Plymouth Medical Plaza, 515 E. Mill Street near the Family Stage.  Wristbands for unlimited use or individual tickets will be available.

Children will have the opportunity to milk a fiberglass cow at the Sheboygan County Dairy Promotions Association booth in front of the Plymouth Medial Plaza.

The festival would not be complete without the participation of more than 125 vendors, including downtown merchants, arts & crafts vendors, and community organizations offering a wide variety of products, services, food and refreshments.

“We are extremely please to announce 2010 is a record year for vendor and downtown merchant participation,” stated Lisa Hurley, Executive Director, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Several downtown merchants will offer sales as well as special features such Book Heads, 216 E. Mill Street.
Author, K.M. Groshek, a Plymouth native, will be signing her series of children’s books entitled Bug’s Adventure at Book Heads from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Her series of books is enjoyed by boys, girls, young and old alike as the stories demonstrate Bug’s persistence during his journey and the inspiration that comes from never giving up.

In addition, author, Allan E. Ansorge is returning to Book Heads to sign his mystery book Crossing the Centerline from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Also on hand at Book Heads will be Cassy Tully showcasing her artwork greeting cards.

The Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, invites the public to its “Breakfast for the Arts” held in conjunction with the Mill Street Festival event. A delicious homemade pancake breakfast with a variety of toppings and beverages will be served from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce will be selling the Plymouth Chamber’s Scholarship 50/50 Raffle tickets. If you are the winner, you get half of the money collected.  Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Raffle tickets and Mill Street Festival information will be available at the Chamber’s booth located in front of Tricor Insurance at 307 E. Mill Street. The drawing will be held at Mill Street Festival on Saturday, July 10, at 4 p.m. A portion of the funds from the raffle is allocated to the scholarship for a Plymouth High School graduating senior.
In addition, Laura Schwartz, Plymouth native, will be at the Plymouth Chamber booth signing and selling her newly released book Eat, Drink & Succeed – Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events.

Mill Street Festival is coordinated by the Community Development Committee of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce with financial support from the major sponsors: Sargento Foods, Bank First National, Masters Gallery Foods, Sartori Foods, Van Horn Automotive Group, Orion Energy Services, Community Bank & Trust, Culver’s, and the following supporting sponsors:
Ace Supply & Rental
Chester’s Drive In
City of Plymouth
Hopp Neumann Humke LLP
Import Minded of Plymouth
Kiel Building Supply
McKenzie Financial Services
Midstar Printing
Piggly Wiggly
Pleasant View Realty
Plymouth Family Physicians
Plymouth Foam
Rocky Knoll Health Care Center
Sheboygan Press
Sheboygan Sun
The Review
Waldo State Bank

For additional information contact the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce (920) 893-0079 / www.plymouhwisconsin.com

Murder by Membership

Plymouth Arts Center Theatre Company under the direction of Kerrylynn Kraemer-Curtiss is pleased to announce its cast for “Murder by Membership Only” by Thomas Hischak. This mystery-comedy will be presented, Friday-Saturday, February 19-20 & 26-27at 7:30pm with a Saturday matinee, Feb. 20 at 3pm. Tickets are available for all shows at the Plymouth Arts Center 520 E. Mill Street, downtown Plymouth. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am to 4pm, or call (920) 892-8409; (voicemail 24hrs,) email: paf@excel.net Tickets are $10 for PAC Members and $12 for Non-Members. Mastercard and Visa are accepted.
This show features an all-female cast…. Kathleen Beuttenmueller as Lydia Beton; Peggy Caldwell as Clarice Furgusson; Vanessa Ceiley as Madame Lecoq; Kerrylynn-Kraemer-Curtiss as Hester Tandy; Kitty Lynne Klich as Octavia Sturges; Nicole Lett as May Cobbs; Wendy Schuh as Eve Hawkins; Lorraine Selinski as Mrs. Balser and Denise Wilson as Mrs. Plimpton.

The setting is the exclusive Orczy Club, an “inner sanctum” for women mystery writers in London. Most of them hate the arrogant Octavia Sturges, the most successful mystery writer of the day, so it is no surprise when she is found dead.  But what happens now—should these specialists in murder try to solve the case themselves—at the risk of their own lives. How would it look if a roomful of mystery writers had to go to the police to solve a murder that took place under their very noses?

Murder By Membership Only was written by Thomas Hischak, Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York College at Cortland. Hischak was born in 1951 in Rochester, New York, and started writing plays when he was only 13 years old. In high school he was active in theatre and wrote scripts, one of which won a playwriting award when he attended St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating with degrees in English and Theatre, Hischak taught high school for three years and later attended Southern Illinois University where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from the Theatre Department and where some of his one act plays were produced. Hischak’s first play was published in 1977 and to date there are 28 of his plays in print, from adaptations of classics such as “Little Women” and “Jane Eyre,” to original mystery plays to contemporary comedies. In 1996, Hischak’s play Cold War Comedy won first prize in the distinguished Stanley Drama Award in New York City. Hischak is also the author of 17 books on theatre and film, including the prize-winning The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia and The Oxford Companion to Theatre, third edition.

Join us for an intriguing evening filled with suspense, laughter and many surprises—and try to guess “who-did it.”