THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Oct
15
Tue
Lake Reading Series with Author Nickolas Butler
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet an author! Nickolas Butler will read a selection of his work. There will be open mic before his reading.
 
Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Nickolas Butler was raised in Eau Claire and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His first novel was the internationally best-selling and prize-winning Shotgun Lovesongs, which has been optioned for film development and translated into ten languages. Beneath the Bonfire, a collection of short stories, followed a year later. In 2017, The Hearts of Men was short-listed for two of France’s most prestigious literary prizes even before its American publishing. In 2019, his fourth book, Little Faith was published, and he is already at work on another novel set in the mountains of the American West. Prior to publishing Shotgun Lovesongs, Butler worked a long list of jobs including: coffee roaster, liquor store clerk, office manager, hot-dog vendor, author escort, meat-packer, bed-and-breakfast manager, telemarketer, and Burger King maintenance man. He is married and lives with his wife and two children on sixteen acres of land adjacent to a buffalo farm in rural Wisconsin.
 
Cash bar available.
 
Arrangements for the appearance of Nickolas Butler made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.
 
Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series. A free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theatre. Cash bar. Bar opens at 6 pm.
 
Apr
16
Thu
Lake Reading Series: Student Voices **VIRTUAL**
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students will be creating videos of readings of their written work. We will share the videos on this page as well as our Facebook page on April 16.
This evening is for the upcoming student poets and writers to shine. Local students will read from pieces of their own work. Listen to original work created by local students!
 
This reading is supported by Marian University.
 
Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series. A free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theatre. 
 
Aug
3
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
 
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. 
 
Led by Amy Manion, join us for our next meeting August 3 at 7 pm. We meet the first Monday of the month.  

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel. 

“Perhaps the ultimate quarantine read . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is about the importance of community; the distance of a kind act; and resilience. It’s a manual for getting through the days to come.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

 

 

Sep
8
Tue
THELMA Book Club
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.
 
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. 
 
Join us for our next meeting September 8 at 7 pm.  Free to attend! ***We will be in a large space to accommodate social distancing. A mask or face covering is required in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.***

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK!

About the book:

“Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly

Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

 

Feb
1
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson.
 
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. We will also choose our next book at this meeting.

 

Join us for our next meeting February 1 at 7 pm.  Free to attend! ***We will meet in person at THELMA***

 

About the book:

Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it’s trying to break her.

 

Feb
13
Sat
Paper Sculpture Class with Lora Vahlsing
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this interactive art workshop you’ll create your own sculptural forms with paper artist Lora Vahlsing. With demonstrations and instruction from the artist, learn the basics of working with paper, including generating ideas, creating shapes, and assembling. An experimental approach is encouraged, which will allow both beginners and experienced artists to enjoy the possibilities of sculpted paper.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Instructor lead. Class size is limited.

Must register by February 11, 2021.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) 

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 by 12 pm

Join us during Sturgeon Spectacular 2021 for a one-hour class February 13 on the basics of snow sculpting! Learn how to plan your design, begin shaping your block, as well as beginner techniques for achieving different details and textures. After the class, you can apply what you learned in our Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest on Sheboygan Street! Groups will be assigned their own snow block to carve over a 2-hour time period. Judging will begin at 4 pm and awards presented at 4:30 pm. Teams for amateur snow sculpting contest should consist of 1-4 individuals. Great for family fun! Dress for the weather! 

1 – 2 pm: Learn the basics of snow sculpting in this one hour class

2 – 4 pm: Snow Sculpting

4 – 4:30 pm: Judging and a $50 Gift Certificate to THELMA for 1st place will be awarded to the best sculpture.

Bring your own tools to sculpt with! Here are some examples:

  • Various sized kitchen utensils (spoons, knives, forks, metal/rubber spatulas, etc.)
  • Ice or paint scrapers
  • Snow shovels
  • Woodworking tools (chisels, hand saws, screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Paint brushes
  • Gardening tools (spades, trowels, etc.)
  • Spray bottle for water

Class admission includes one hour class and participation into the Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) (1 person competing)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members) (1-4 competing. Only one person needs to register)

No other discounts apply

Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register HERE. 

Or call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to register.

 

 

Jul
26
Mon
On [email protected]: Bots, A New Children’s Musical @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm
BOTS! A New Children’s Musical is coming to THELMA next Summer! 
 
THELMA’s arts day camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature the theatrical adventure “BOTS!” The story tells of a BOTS Robotics Competition where teams and their (singing and dancing) robots are all vying for the top prize! Amidst the coding, building, and fierce competition, two members from rival teams befriend one another and throw everything off-balance. Will their collaborative spirit sabotage their teams’ chances of winning? This musical invites humans and robots alike to discover the power of technology and teamwork!
 

Fourth through eighth grade students will learn the lines, the music, the dances, and build the sets in this two week adventure. Then on the final day, students perform it twice!

 

Camp Dates: July 26 – August 6 (except weekends), 9 am to 2 pm

Fee $185 ($148 for THELMA Members)

No other discounts apply

Snacks and T-Shirt included.
 

Register

Or stop in or call us at 920.921.5410 to register your child.

 

Performances August 6

5:30 & 7 pm

(Tickets for the performances will be $5 and will be available next summer. Each student receives two complimentary tickets to the first show).