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Ripon Middle School presents the musical ‘Mary Poppins (JR)’ – Thursday through Sunday

Ripon Middle School will perform its musical production of “Mary Poppins (JR)” by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Thursday through Saturday in Ripon High School’s auditorium.

Join the Banks family as they encounter adventure after fun adventure with their curious new nanny, Mary Poppins.

Tailored especially for young performers, this musical features favorite Sherman Brothers songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar”, “Feed the Birds” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, plus new songs from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The performances will take place Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for ages 13 and up and free for ages 12 and under.

Saturday — Easter Bunny Bags and Books Drive-In Event:

Ripon Early Bird Kiwanis will host its “Easter Bunny Bag and Book Drive Event” Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Barlow Park in Ripon. For ages 10 and under.

Saturday – Ripon College senior presents a recital:

Lydia Wiley Deal ’22 of Whitewater, Wis., will give a senior recital Saturday at Ripon College. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Demmer Recital Hall of the CJ Rodman Center for the Arts. Free entry.

Selections to perform include “Sonata for Flute in E Minor”, ​​by JS Bach; “Sonata for flute and piano”, by Francis Poulenc; “Dialogo Angelico for two flutes”, by Goffredo Petrassi, performed with Marc Sackman; and “Cantabile et Presto”, by Georges Enesco. The accompanist will be guest music instructor Deb MacKenzie on piano.

Mountain Heart returns to Thrasher – Friday

Roots Mountain Heart will perform Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake.

“Mountain Heart are the band that fearlessly revolutionized the way acoustic music can be presented and performed,” Thrasher Opera House noted in its press release. “Since the band’s inception, the band’s name has been synonymous with forward-thinking excellence in acoustic music circles. Widely known in the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band have won legions of loyal fans both due to their excellent musicianship and, equally remarkable, their incendiary live performances.

Mountain Heart and the band members have been nominated for Grammys and American Country Music Association awards.

He has appeared on stage at the Grand Ole Opry more than 130 times.

Mountain Heart returns to Thrasher for the first time in a decade on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. This event is supported in part by a grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for the concert are $25 and available at www.thrashoperahouse.com or by calling the office at 920-294-4279.

Live Music at Vines & Rushes — Friday and Saturday

Vines & Rushes Winery will host live music with Buck Fifty Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Brandon native Ted Otto will be playing classic rock cover music at the basement. He’s putting on a great show, don’t miss it,” the winery said.

On Saturday, Vines & Rushes will host Live Music with Christopher Gold from 2-5 p.m.

“Christopher Gold is a Kentucky-born, Wisconsin-based songwriter,” the winery said. “With his band The New Old Things, he wrote and recorded folk songs, country songs, rock & roll songs, and everything in between, citing a love for songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and everyone whose work starts with paper and pen.

Learn to Cook: Rise & Shine – Saturday

Daycholah Center will present Learn to Bake: Rise and Shine Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“On your marks, get set, bake,” reads an event posted on the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce website. “Daycholah Center presents “Learn to Bake”: a series of daytime classes where participants will learn to bake a variety of seasonal/themed baked goods.

“Each participant will receive their own fully equipped workstation as well as cooking supplies to make each recipe. All goodies can be taken home to enjoy after class.

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