THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Calendar

Mar
20
Sun
Sliding Into Seniorhood Play Reading
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm
Staged play reading at by playwright Kim E. Ruyle

May be an image of textThe paths of six intriguing characters intersect as they navigate the unpredictable and challenging twists and turns of aging. On the slide into seniorhood, they encounter relationships and experiences, some painful, some sensual, and some just downright silly. When all is said and done, will they find that life has left them with anything more than simple memories?

The play was the Grand Winner of 2020/2021 Original Playwrights Full-Length Competition (Shawnee Playhouse/Pennsylvania Council of the Arts) and was produced in Pennsylvania in September.
Date: Sunday, March 20
Time:
2 PM
Price/Tickets: FREE
Location: Cafe 1906
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

Jul
27
Wed
Ordinary Days
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

PURCHASE TICKETS:
Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, July 29 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 30 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 30 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 31 @ 2:00 PM

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
12
Fri
The Claw! | On Stage @ THELMA
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

THE CLAW! A New Children’s Musical comes to THELMA!

THELMA’s arts day camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature the theatrical adventure “The Claw!” During the two-week camp, fourth through eighth grade students learn the lines, the songs, the choreography, and build the sets. On the final day, students will perform the musical for family and friends!

This new musical is packed with fun, adventure, and life lessons about dealing with transitions and embracing the unfamiliar. When an out-of-order claw game suddenly turns back on, all the toys are ecstatic! Well… all the toys except for Dot, a terrified stuffed cow. Dot’s desperate to hold onto her home and her best friend, Aiden. Can Dot conquer her fear of the unknown with some help from the Flair Bears, Mighty Mutant Power Turtles, Beanie Elders, and the all-knowing Mystical 8-ball?

Eva Thelen-Dunphy, director of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale at THELMA will direct the production again this year. Eva has more than 10 years of experience directing and producing Children’s Theater, including last year’s On Stage @ THELMA production of “BOTS!” The children will also gain hands-on experience with set design by working with visual arts instructor Anoush Cowles. Cowles teaches at Evans and Rosenow elementary schools. Both bring a passion for children’s creative process to the production!

Purchase tickets for their performance on Friday, August 12 at 6 PM!

Date: Friday, August 12
Time:
6 PM
Bar Opens: 5 PM
Price/Tickets: $10 Pet Ticket | Participating Students get 2 FREE comp tickets
Location: Great Hall

Sep
14
Wed
Art of Community: Speaker Series | Family Wellness
Sep 14 @ 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.

Speakers: Kelly Lamb, Programs and Communications Senior Manager of Children’s Museum FDL/ Kimberly Oreck, Executive Director, Lisa Wolter & Sara Mauthe, Parent Educators for the Family Resource Center of Fond du Lac County Inc.

Kelly will be sharing about the Friends, Fish and Feelings (Protective Behaviors) Program and Tashi Deley (honoring the greatness in others) Programs developed at Children’s Museum FDL. Kimberly, Lisa and Sarah will be discussing parenting in today’s world and where to find resources in our community. What classes are available in our community and where do you find one when help is needed?

Community Partners: Amber Kilawee of Comprehensive Service Integration and Robyn Wise of SPROUT (a division of CSI)

Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906
Sep
22
Thu
2022 Windy Dinner
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We invite you to join us for an evening of fun while supporting the arts in Fond du Lac! THELMA’s 21st Annual Windy Dinner fundraiser will include a catered dinner, silent & live auction, cash raffle, live entertainment, and the presentation of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award. All of the proceeds for this event go toward THELMA programming. Paul Thelen, an individual who has made a positive impact on THELMA and the Fond du Lac community, has been chosen to receive this year’s James C. Hubbard Windy Award. We hope to see you at THELMA on Thursday, September 22 at 5 PM!

REGISTRATION EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 | RESERVE A TABLE HERE

TIMELINE
Cocktail Hour | 5 PM
Sit-Down Dinner from Shully’s | 6 PM
Live Auction | 7 PM
Presentation of James C. Hubbard Windy Award | 7:30 PM
Cash Raffle Drawing | 7:45 PM
Afterglow with Music from D. Willy & The Souvenirs | 8 PM – 10 PM

Oct
12
Wed
Art of Community: Speaker Series | Community Wellness
Oct 12 @ 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.

Speakers: Amber Bodart of Downtown FDL Partnership with special guest representative from Salute the Troops and Craig Molitor of Destination Lake Winnebago Region

Amy and her Salute the Troops guest will be talking about the Farmer’s Market and how it brings the community together, and about the positive effects of growing community gardens. Craig will be discussing the Community Identity Project which entails the art of placemaking as well as a Community Wide Customer Service training program, and the belief that a community must be a great place to live in order for it to be a great place to visit.

Community Partners: Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership and Destination Lake Winnebago Region

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906
Nov
9
Wed
Art of Community: Speaker Series | Environmental Wellness
Nov 9 @ 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.

Speaker: Andy Devries, Owner of 23 Rose Cattle Co in Rosendale, WI

Please meet Andy Devries of 23 Rose Cattle Co, a beautiful family farm located in Rosendale, Wisconsin. They raise cattle, pork and chickens with the goal to provide the highest quality products to their local community. They started their farm so they could have a connection to their food and the land it was raised on, and they are excited to share that journey with you.

Community Partners: Land & Water Conservation Department FDL & Envision Agri-Business Council

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906

Nov
12
Sat
Holiday Makers Market
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

THELMA’s Holiday Makers Market is an 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! This market is perfect to get your holiday shopping done while supporting local artists.

The Holiday Makers Market is on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, taking place during the Annual Downtown Fond du Lac Wine Walk. More information about the Wine Walk HERE.

Date: Saturday, November 12
Time:
11 AM – 5 PM
Price: FREE and Open to the Public
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street

Get Downtown FDL Wine Walk Ticket HERE

Vendor Information | APPLY HERE
Event Date: Saturday, November 12 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Applications Open: Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Applications Due: Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, November 1, 2022