THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Calendar

Feb
13
Sun
Brunch and a Band @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wrapping up the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, join us for THELMA’s Brunch and a Band on Sunday, February 13 at 11 am. Enjoy music by The Pineapple Hunks! Drink specials and food are also available for purchase. FREE admission to attend! Enjoy a delicious brunch available for purchase from Mila Vanilla Crepes.

 

Food from Mila Vanilla Crepes

Music by The Pineapple Hunks

 

Date: Sunday, February 13
Time:
11 AM – 2 PM
Price/Tickets: 
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Location:
Fountain City

   
Apr
4
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on April 4 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting is  The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the Thelma front desk.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!
***We will meet in person at THELMA***

 

About the Book:

A #1 New York Times Best Seller!

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew.

But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm—the wily, charismatic Duchess and earnest, offbeat Woolly—have stowed away in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take the four of them on a fateful journey in the opposite direction to the city of New York.

Spanning ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel is a multilayered tale of misadventure and self-discovery, populated by an eclectic cast of characters, from drifters who make their home riding the rails and larger-than-life vaudevillians to the aristocrats of the Upper East Side. An absorbing, exhilarating ride, The Lincoln Highway is a novel as vivid, sweeping, and moving as readers have come to expect from Towles’s work.

May
1
Sun
Celebrate Membership May!
May 1 – May 31 all-day

CELEBRATE MEMBERSHIP MAY!

Sign-up for a new membership during this month of May and you will receive 3 MONTHS FREE with the code “MEMBERSHIPMAY”.

How to use the code:

  1. Go to the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts Website.
  2. Click on the ‘Support’ – ‘Membership’ tab.
  3. Choose your desired membership level.
  4. After selecting your membership level scroll down to the bottom of the page. Fill out the necessary information then select ‘Add to Cart’ when finished.
  5. In the ‘Discount Code’ section enter in the code ‘MEMBERSHIPMAY‘. Finish filling out the necessary information and proceed to ‘Check Out’.

Membership Perks:

As a member, you receive 40% off concert tickets, discounts on classes and films, first notice on performers and classes, first chance to purchase tickets, 10% discount on THELMA merchandise, opportunity to display art with Member Spotlight, and are listed in our Annual Report.

JOIN NOW to get access to May’s members-only perks including:

  • FREE Members-only tote bag (available at THELMA’s front desk)
  • FREE Exclusive Membership May Gathering on Thursday, May 26 @ 6 PM – 8 PM (Registration Required)
  • And check your mail all month long for weekly raffles to win gifts THELMA merchandise and other prizes!
May
2
Mon
THELMA Book Club
May 2 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on May 2 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting is  Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the Thelma front desk.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!
***We will meet in person at THELMA***

 

About the Book:

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies?

In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident.

A powerful showdown unfolds as the story moves across characters who are all maybe keeping secrets, hiding betrayals. Chapter by chapter, we shift alliances and gather evidence: Was it the careless mother of a patient? Was it the owners, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? Could it have been a protester, trying to prove the treatment isn’t safe?

“A stunning debut about parents, children and the unwavering hope of a better life, even when all hope seems lost” (Washington Post), Miracle Creek uncovers the worst prejudice and best intentions, tense rivalries and the challenges of parenting a child with special needs. It’s “a quick-paced murder mystery that plumbs the power and perils of community” (O Magazine) as it carefully pieces together the tense atmosphere of a courtroom drama and the complexities of life as an immigrant family. Drawing on the author’s own experiences as a Korean-American, former trial lawyer, and mother of a “miracle submarine” patient, this is a novel steeped in suspense and igniting discussion.

Jun
6
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on June 6 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting is a 2020 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the Thelma front desk.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!
***We will meet in person at THELMA***

 

About the Book:

Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.

Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide ‘physical, intellectual and moral training’ which will equip its inmates to become ‘honorable and honest men’.

In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear ‘out back’. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King’s ringing assertion, ‘Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.’ But Elwood’s fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse; the world is crooked, and the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of their oppressors.

The tension between Elwood’s idealism and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions.

Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States.

 

Jun
17
Fri
Makers Market
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THELMA’s Makers Market is an outdoor and indoor market featuring  local vendors with fine art, handcrafted goods, vintage finds, boutique items, lifestyle goods, and more. We handpick a variety of artists, dreamers, and collectors and gather them all in one place for a unique shopping experience!

The Makers Market is on June 17, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, taking place during the Annual Downtown Fond du Lac Wine Walk. More information about the Wine Walk HERE.

Date: Friday, June 17
Time:
4 – 8 PM
Price: FREE and Open to the Public
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street

Get Downtown FDL Wine Walk Ticket HERE

Vendor Information:
Event Date: Friday, June 17 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Applications Open: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM CST
Applications Due: Friday, May 27 at 11:59 PM CST
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, June 3

Jun
29
Wed
Game Night | Charades **CANCELLED**
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Life is just better with games…if you’ve ever become bleary-eyed over a Monopoly game or screamed in anguish during charades, then you know exactly what we’re talking about. Join us once a month for games night open to all ages! Round up some friends and come down to play some classics.

 

Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and THELMA will offer a cash bar!

 

Date: Last Wednesday of the Month (March – November 2022)
Time:
6 PM – 8:30 PM
Price/Tickets:
$5 Suggested Donation
Location:
Cafe 1906
Aug
1
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, August 1 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting will be Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!
***We will meet in person at THELMA***

 

About the Book:

Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new novel, she’s delivered her most affecting work yet —a book unlike anything she’s written before.

Jodi’s new novel, Leaving Time, was released in the US, Canada, and Australia October 14, 2014, and in the UK on 4th November. 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf is on a quest, searching for her mother, Alice, an elephant researcher, who disappeared 10 years earlier after a tragic accident at their sanctuary for former circus/zoo elephants in New England. Leaving Time explores the mother-daughter relationship, be it elephant or human, and the idea that those we can’t forget are never truly gone.

Aug
10
Wed
Art of Community: Speaker Series | Individual Wellness
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Art of Community is an interactive, educational speaker series that gives our community the knowledge, tools, and resources to move towards being well individuals in a well community. The facets of wellness for individuals, families, community, and our environment will be explored in talks given by inspiring, knowledgeable leaders in our community. Each talk with partner with a community organization to share the spotlight on the wonderful work being done all around our great area.
This month, we are featuring Kaitlyn Kenealy! Winner of numerous awards, including Woman of Achievement 2022, Young Professional of the Year 2021, Brainz Magazine 500 Global List 2021, SHEro 2021, and Woman of Vision and Courage 2012–2013, Kaitlyn Kenealy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds degrees in History and Women’s Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Counseling (Community and Mental Health). As a psychotherapist, she specializes in trauma and PTSD, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Kaitlyn is direct, solution-focused, and passionate about removing barriers to getting individuals and families the services they need. In addition to her private practice, Kaitlyn is proactively involved with many mental health services and outreach programs. Her podcast, Teatime with the Psychos, aims to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. Kaitlyn has also written her first book titled, “Healing is Messy AF”.

Elizabeth Nelson is the Executive Director for NAMI Fond du Lac and will be providing further information about NAMI FDL Services and Programs.

Date: Wednesday, August 10
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906
Aug
29
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, August 29 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting will be The Library Book by Susan Orlean. You do not need to have the book read. Book kits are available at the front desk of THELMA.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!
***We will meet in person at THELMA***

 

About the Book:

Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling homage to a beloved institution – our libraries. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. Raging through the stacks, the fire reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. It was the largest library fire in the history of the United States: it destroyed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more, and shut the library down for seven years. The mystery remains: did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries and the sometimes-eccentric characters who run them, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story. With her signature wit, insight, compassion and talent for deep research, she investigates the legendary Los Angeles Public Library fire to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives, and reveals how these buildings provide much more than just books and are needed now more than ever.