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THELMA’s Golden Ticket Raffle features original design by Ron Emanuel

Windy Dinner THELMA Style raffle October 6

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that one of the most coveted prizes – the Golden Ticket raffle – will feature a ring custom-created by Ron Emanuel of The Goldsmith.

The drawing of the Golden Ticket will be held October 6 during THELMA’s largest fundraiser Windy Dinner THELMA Style. You do not need to attend the dinner to win. 

Valued at $12,200, the bearer of the winning Golden Ticket will receive a breath-taking original design by artist Ron Emanuel. The 14k white gold ring is accented with 18k yellow gold and set with a one-carat Diamond. The ring is donated by Ron and Terri Emanuel, of The Goldsmith. 

Tickets are $100 each. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Raffle tickets are available now at THELMA and The Goldsmith. All proceeds go toward THELMA arts education and programming. 

Windy Dinner THELMA Style is the largest fundraiser for Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. The fundraiser benefits arts and arts education for the community of Fond du Lac. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and the presentation of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award. This year’s recipients are Pat and Rick Miller. Tickets for the evening are available here.

Stop in The Goldsmith to learn more, try on the ring, or visit thegoldsmithfdl.com.

You may also click thelmaarts.org, call 920.921.5410, or visit at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District, for more information. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Pat and Rick Miller are 2016 Windy Award recipients

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that Pat and Rick Miller are the 2016 recipients of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award.

The award goes to an individual or group of individuals who have made a positive impact on THELMA and the Fond du Lac community.

 “Pat and Rick are remarkable supporters of the arts and the community,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA Executive Director and no relation with The Millers. “Taking the lead as co-chairs of the Windy Dinner for two years, sponsoring concerts, and so much more, their tireless commitment to THELMA is evident and one they bring elsewhere in the community,” Miller added. 

The Hubbard Windy Award will be given to the Millers at 16th Annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style Thursday, October 6. This is the largest fundraiser for the organization.

“We are honored and humbled to have been selected for this prestigious award,” said Rick Miller.

Rick and Pat Miller, owners of four Culver’s Restaurants in the area, are dedicated to community service. Marian University, Habitat for Humanity, Agnesian HealthCare, Volunteer Center, Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, the Women’s Fund, and of course, THELMA, are just some of the organizations in which they are or have been involved.  

A Hubbard Windy Award nominee will have served our community and organization with distinction by promoting the following key values: 

Appreciation of the arts as a significant component for the quality of life for the citizens of Fond du Lac. 

Demonstration by example of the power of collaboration between individuals and organizations.

Fosters and supports the continuing mission of THELMA.

Helps to raise the visibility of THELMA and Fond du Lac throughout the state.

The Windy Award was renamed in 2013 when THELMA opened to honor James C. Hubbard, a long serving board member and community advocate. Other recipients of the award include Sister Doris Klein, Sister Mary Neff, Sister Judith Schmidt, and Sister Frances Schug, Ray Wifler, Pat Reiher, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Dick and Mary Wehner, Ron and Terri Emanuel, Tom Carew, the Michels Family, JoAnn Ward, the Ahern Family, and Wayne Huberty, C.D. Smith and Grande Cheese.

In addition to the award, this fun event includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by visiting thelmaarts.org and clicking tickets.   

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Scotland’s Red Hot Chilli Pipers concert will be a spectacle

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced Red Hot Chilli Pipers will bring their infectious style of music to downtown Fond du Lac August 13

Bagpipes with attitude and drums with a Scottish accent, this free concert is possible because of sponsors C. D. Smith, J. F. Ahern, Michels Corporation, and the Stone Family Foundation. 

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ proudly call their style “Bagrock,” the groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems from artists like AC/DC, The Beatles, Queen, Deep Purple, and Survivor. 

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The band appeals to all ages in all parts of the world. They have performed at the Olympics, the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and Formula 1 events. They headline Milwaukee’s Irish Fest nearly every year. 

The Pipers have sold out tours in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Barbados, Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and India.

Avid fans include actors Ewan McGregor and Samuel L. Jackson, and royalty Her Majesty the Queen and Sir Paul McCartney. 

The concert begins at 4 pm, Saturday, August 13 in the street in front of THELMA. The bars will open at 2 pm. 

Sheboygan Street between Marr and Portland streets will be closed to traffic for the day. There is no admission charged. Wristbands must be purchased to drink alcohol and a cash bars will be available. Lawn chairs are permitted in designated areas.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

THELMA’s Arts Day Camp takes kids on a theatrical journey in Alice in Wonderland

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced that this year’s Arts Day Camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

During the two-week camp, fourth through eighth grade students will learn the lines, the songs and the choreography, and build the sets. On the final day, students will perform the play.

“THELMA held this camp for the first time last summer and it was an exciting and moving experience for all involved,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA’s executive director. “It’s remarkable to watch kids grow and gain confidence in such a short time.” 

The camp is sponsored by advocates for arts education programs for kids, as well as U.S. Bank and Wisconsin Arts Board.

Again this year, THELMA will collaborate with the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac to provide scholarships for kids who have the desire to participate but may not be able to afford the camp. Last year, two children received scholarships.

The day camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, August 1 – 12. Two performances will be held Friday, August 12 including a 5:30 pm performance for family and a 7:30 pm performance for the community. There is no admission for the performance but a ticket will be required to ensure seating. 

David Hein, assistant professor of music at Marian University and director of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale at THELMA, will direct the production again. Hein has more than 25 years of experience directing and producing children’s theater, including productions such as “Robin Hood” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” 

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. She brings a passion for children’s creative process to the production.

To register, visit thelmaarts.org and click Tickets, or stop in THELMA at 51 Sheboygan, downtown Fond du Lac, or call 920.921.5410.

The fee is $175 ($140 for Friends of THELMA).

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. THELMA is a privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, indoor films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. The Contemporary Wing has free admission and is open to all. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Spend 11 Thursdays of Summer @ THELMA

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced 11 free concerts will be held on THELMA’s outdoor Plaza this summer.

This concert series, 11 Thursdays of Summer @ THELMA, features a different band each week. Sponsors have made this series possible. Headliner Sponsors are Lillians of Fond du Lac, The Goldsmith and C.D. Smith. Opening Act Sponsors are Connie’s Dinner, Gallery & Frame Shop, Texture Salon, The Coliseum, Sam Meyer of State Farm Insurance, Hometown Bank, and Ang an Eddies.

Radio Plus is the media sponsor.

“Without the incredible support of our sponsors – most of which are downtown businesses – THELMA would not be able to provide this concert series free to the public,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA’s executive director. “Please show your appreciation by supporting our sponsors.” 

Here is the lineup:

June 16 Kip Jones

June 23 Alex Wilson Band

June 30 Copper Box

July 7 Dr. Kickbutt’s Orchestra of Death

July 14 Andy’s Automatics

July 21 Redfish

July 28 Vivo

August 4 Tallymoore

August 11 The WhiskeyBelles

August 18 Dirk Quinn Band

August 25 Jazz Orgy

Music begins at 7 pm and the bar will open at 5 pm. There is no admission. Food will be available from the Chameleon Food Truck, Downtown Deli to Go and Ang an Eddies.

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in THELMA’s Great Hall.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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