Events and Information in the Beertown and Praline area
NOTE: Event submissions now accepted through this website. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the form. Submissions will no longer be accepted by email. Thank you!
It’s that time again! The Beertown L.E.G.S. is organizing the potluck for Time Capsule Day! Do you have a fantastic recipe that you want to share with the town? Are you dying to try a new recipe? If you’d like to showcase your cooking prowess at this year’s TC Day, contact the L.E.G.S. at (530) 481-5347, or email Leesa at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hazeltine St. Farmers’ Market
Beertown is pleased to support the Hazeltine St. Farmers’ Market, each Saturday beginning the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October. The Market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and cut flowers from the Enchanted Garden, fresh eggs, locally butchered meats, crafts, and fresh baked goods and coffee from the Soch Shop. Join us Saturdays, 9am-1pm at the Market located in the Beertown Post Office parking lot (entrance off Ellen Ave, adjacent to Hazeltine St). In June and July, local musicians will entertain the crowds.
- Independence Day in Beertown
The Annual Beertown Independence Day Parade makes its way down Thompson Avenue once again! The Parade kicks off at 10am on July 4.
Confirmed participants include the Bramblthorpe Float (with Rhys & Bromwyn Bramblethorpe, in person), The Daughters of Ninkasi, Praline HS Marching Band, Boy Scout Troop 9270, The Beertown Gilbert & Sullivan Society Kazoo Band, and others!
Your group can still participate! Community groups may submit an application to march in the Parade, due at Beertown City Hall by 4pm on Friday, June 20.
- Praline Community Players present The Music Man
The PCC will present The Music Man, March 13-15 and 20-22. Performances are in the Spaulding Auditorium at Praline HS, 7:30pm. Tickets are $15, and can be ordered through the PCC website.
- Summer Fun Day Camps
The Thakiwaki Valley Recreational Center offers Day Camp beginning June 18 for youths aged 5-13. Camps include Keep on Movin’ Athletics, New Adventure Every Day!, Theater For All, and Outdoor Challenge. Registration opens February 1.
- FREE MULCH
The Praline Public Works will distribute up to 100 lbs of shredded mulch to residents of Praline and Beertown every Saturday beginning April 6, at the Praline Public Works Facility at 4527 Riverway Dr. in Praline. Proof of residency must be shown, in the form of a utility bill or state driver’s license.
- Thakiwaki River Cleanup
Members of Boy Scout Troop 9270 will lead volunteers in picking up trash on either side of the Thakiwaki River on Saturdays, July 7 and 14. Meet at the Old Brewery Bridge (Hazeltine St.) at 9am. Water and healthy snacks will be provided.
- Calling all Ladies! The Beertown L.E.G.S – Ladies Empowered by God’s Spirit!
We are a women’s prayer group who come together to share, pray, and have our voices heard! But not merely a social club, the Beertown L.E.G.S. is a unique group of God-called ladies empowered by the Holy Spirit for ministry to each other, the local body, and the community at large! LEGS meets the first and third Mondays of the month. All ladies welcome to attend. Various books and/or topics chosen for discussion.
- Rhys Bramblethorpe, in Person! Saturday, June 21, 11:30 a.m.
Bramblethorpe House Museum Curator Wendell Beasley will bring Rhys Bramblethorpe to life in a guided tour of the oldest house in Beertown. Highlights of the tour will include Bramblethorpe’s personal explanation of the architecture of the house as he designed it, including the secret passage between his study and the kitchen, as well as the infamous bedroom where Caroline McKinney was murdered.
- Summer Sun at the Praline Aquatics Center
The Outdoor Pool opened on Memorial Day weekend, and stays open through Labor Day. Hours are noon-5pm seven days a week, and 7pm-10pm Thursday-Saturday.
Morning swim lessons begin June 10, with space still available for all sessions:
- Little Flippers (3-4 yrs)
- Tadpoles (beginning lessons for 4-6 year olds)
- Guppies (intermediate)
- Youth Swim (7-11)
- Teen Swim (12-17)
- Senior Aquatics
- Adult Aquatic Fitness
Contact the Aquatics Center for further information.
Please visit our sun safety table at the pool’s entrance to help avoid a nasty burn!
- Beertown Hunting Club
Founded to foster safe and responsible use of firearms for hunting and recreational target shooting, The BHC will sponsor beginners’ lessons on Saturdays beginning August 10, culminating with a Club Hunt on the opening of deer season on October 12. Interested parties should contact the BHC before August 2.
Beertown Library Events
Tuesdays, April – Oct.:
- Story Hour: 10 AM & 3:00PM. Stories, games and crafts for pre-school- early elementary age children.
- Mother – Daughter Book Club (Tweens): Rockin’ Readers 6:15 PM
Thursdays, April – Oct.:
- Tator Tot Time; 10 AM. An interactive program that includes songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. Ages 2-3 years.
- Join library archivist Joann Ryals for wine, cheese, art, and an exciting discussion about a new topic in Beertown history each month.
At the Observatory
- Karine Oppenheim will lead visitors in a viewing of the next big astronomical events of 2014. Dr. Oppenheim has created a new display on the now famous Chelyabinsk meteor, and how it compares to the Beertown Meteorite of 2013.
- The Concerned Scientists of the Valley will host a Solstice Celebration on June 21st. Teaming up with the Valley Morris Men, the CSV will present a fun but poignant Green Man Play dramatizing the dangers of global warming on our planet.
- The Observatory will be open to the public from sunset to 5am for the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower in August.
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