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
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!
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
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
7
Fri
The Farm Dinner | Family Style Farm-to-Table Dinner *SOLD OUT*
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Farm Dinner was dreamt up so members of our community could sit down and share a meal with the farmer who grew the food that made their meal; to have a delicious, welcoming way for people to know and care about where their food comes from and what nourishes us as a community.

In collaboration with the acclaimed Cellar District, join us for this unique event and enjoy a cocktail hour from 6-7 PM and get to know your famers and community before a family style dinner is served from 7-9 PM! Our farmers and vendors will not only be sharing their delicious ingredients but their stories and ways you can find or support them after you part for the evening. Listen to the fun folk sounds of Northsoul while you get to know our farmers and enjoy their delicious dinner!

Cellar District is known for revolutionizing the way people experience dining out. They take pride in their ability to discover some unique ways to combine local, fresh ingredients and the dining experience as a whole. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with them to to bring this experience to our community.

Participating farmers include Springdale Farm, Rose 23 Cattle Co, Park Ridge Organics, Siren Shrub Company, North Road Flower Farm, Tom Dooley Apple Orchard, LaClare Creamery, Dalla Terra Pasta, Red Barn Family Farm, & Thunderbird Bakery!

Limited tickets available. $50 per seat. Includes family style meal, one free drink, & live music by Northsoul!

RESERVE A SEAT **SOLD OUT**

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS