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On January 20th, our club will kickoff our 100th anniversary celebration with our Kiwanis Sledding Day at Kiwanis Park! From 12-4pm the Noon Kiwanis will be providing FREE hot beverages, snacks, music and warming barrels for sledders and parents.

 

Sledders should access Kiwanis Park from Thomas Street, at the service entrance to the water tower, which leads to the top of the Sledding Hill. Bring your own sleds and dress appropriately for colder weather.

Kiwanis Park features a prime sledding hill, available to the community every day during daylight hours; and can also be enjoyed year round.

 

 

 

 

2024 Feb Cozies Cookies Poster

 

COZIES & COOKIES at the Ripon Public Library

Sponsored by the Ripon Noon Kiwanis

 

FEB IS COZY MYSTERY MONTH. All month, drop in to browse a delightful display of “cozy mysteries” (lighthearted, with little violence) near the fireplace. Check them out or enjoy reading at the library.

SAT FEB 3 | 10 AM—NOON | KICKOFF CELEBRATION! | TEENS & ADULTS

Enjoy cookies, warm beverages, and guest readers.  Hear excerpts and favorite quips from local mystery fans and Kiwanians. There will be book prizes and free mugs, too!

MONS FEB 5, 12, 19, 26 | 4-8 PM | DROP IN to enjoy cookies and warm beverages while exploring the “Cozies” display.

 

 

 

 

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The Ripon Noon Kiwanis and RHS Key Club are teaming up to take you back to the roaring 20s – jazz, zoot suits, flappers, and prohibition. In celebration of the Noon Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary, for one night only, Sunday, March 3rd, you’re invited to the finest spaghetti speakeasy in town.

Of course, being a speakeasy means the menu isn’t what is seems; you never know who may be listening, so the menu is in code and only the waiters know what you really asked for. If you don’t get what you’re looking for, one of the waiters knows a guy who can get you what you need, but it may cost you.

The Kiwanis mystery dinner will be held from 5:30-7pm, Sunday, March 3rd in the Ripon High School commons. Doors open at 5:10 pm, with the first course being served at 5:30. Once all three courses are served, seconds will be served so all guests may have their fill.

Tickets are $20 per person, $10 for ages 10 and under (children will receive their own, special coded menu). Guests are more than welcome to dress the period of the 1920s.

Proceeds from the dinner will be benefit the Ripon Area School District Student Needs Fund.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at: https:/riponnoonkiwanis.org/mystery-dinner.

The Ripon Noon Kiwanis is dedicated to serving the children of the Ripon Community, and is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary throughout 2024. They meet the first Tuesday of each month in the PDR at the Ripon College Commons.

The Ripon High School Key Club is a sponsored leadership program of the Ripon Noon Kiwanis. Their mission is to provide high school students the practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service and to build better communities.

 

 

 

Spring Flower Planting

Spring Planting

 

Join us Friday, May 3rd as we plant flowers in our community flower garden at Murrary Park, and in gardens along the Northwest Trail. 
Bring your own gardening tools and wear your best clothes to get dirty. The club will supply the flowers and other supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at Vines and Rushes

This 5k, 10k and Half Marathon event takes place at the Vines and Rushes Winery and utilizes the beautiful Mascoutin Trail. Our race was originally created as a partnership between the community and Ripon College. Now in its 16th year the class continues. Ripon College Professor Dr. Hatcher teaches a class on motivation with the option of training and completing a half marathon. The event has grown over the years to bring together Noon Kiwanis, Ripon Rotary, Ripon Medical Center, Ripon College and other community members. Now in its 5th year on the Mascoutin Trail we have found a winning event.

 

 

 

 

RACT Spring Play - Blue Ribbons

2024 Season Blue Ribbons

 

Written and Directed by Tom Bakken

"Blue Ribbons" is about family, pie and two women competing for the coveted blue ribbon at the annual county fair pie contest. Performances will be May 31st-June 2nd.

Check back for details on auditions and ordering tickets online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Fair Banner

 

The 2024 Children's Fair will be Saturday, June 15th, from 9am-Noon in the Ripon High School Commons. There will be tours of a Fire Truck, Squad Car, and Ambulance; Mini Golf, Bouncy House, Preschool Romper Room, Yard Games & more!

While the kids are off having a good time, parents can discover the riches Ripon has to offer local families at one of the many booths or presentations at the Children’s Fair.

Fun, free and educational.  The Noon Kiwanis' Children’s Fair is held annually each year in June; and has something for everyone all under one roof.
The Children's Fair targets children up to 8 years old and their parents; admission is 100% free!

The festivities offer resources for parents and a great time for children.
Kids can enjoy a bouncy house, games and other youth fun. Each year we feature a special program for the kids to enjoy.  In the past we've hosted the music of award-winning children's entertainer David Landau; Zoozort; and Mr. Pickles!

 

 

Community Art Show

 
 
 
As part of our 100th anniversary year long celebration, the Ripon Noon Kiwanis, in conjunction with the Ripon College Circle K, is hosting a Community Art Show.
The art show is now scheduled for Saturday, June 15th during the Ripon Noon Kiwanis' annual free Children's Fair, from 9am to Noon!
 
Entry levels
K-2nd grade; 3-5th grade; Middle School & High School; College/Adult
Categories
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Pottery, Fiber
 
 
Students in Grades K-5 can submit a coloring entry or original piece of artwork.
 
 
 
 

Community Softball

 

Join us for our 4th of Jully Community Softball Game! Participation is open to everyone ages 12 & up, 16" slow-pitch softball; all skills and abilities welcome. Registration starts at 5pm July 4th, game starts at 6pm, at Murray Park. 

Registration is $10 per person, proceeds from the game and concessions will benefit the All-Inclusive Playground project at Riggs County Park. You can register below if you want to play. Players will be randomly assigned to the two teams, but you can comment below if you're signing up with friends or family, and we will try to place you on the same team (although placement on the same teams can't be guaranteed).

 

 

 

 

Walk and Roll

Walk Roll 2024

 

 

Join us for a morning of community fun and support, as we raise funds for the all-inclusive playground project.
Individuals of all abilities and ages are invited to participate in this just-for-fun extravaganza!

Lace up your skates, put on your walking shoes, hop on your bike, grab your wheelchair or scooter, or push your stroller or walker - everyone is welcome!
The Walk & Roll features a short course suitable for all abilities and ages.

 

 

 

 

 

RACT Summer Musical - The Wizard of Oz

 

2024 Season Blue Ribbons

 

Directed by Brian Reilly

 

Our summer musical will be "The Wizard of Oz," the magical tale of Dorothy Gale seeking a way back home, and making friends (and enemies) along the way. Performances will be August 16th-18th.

Check back for details on auditions and ordering tickets online.

 

The Ripon Area Community Theatre has been a sponsored program of the Ripon Noon Kiwanis since 1996!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our annual Septemberfest Pancake Breakfast helps supports projects, scholarships and other supportive community services.

Septemberfest is a community festival held in downtown Ripon the third Saturday in September. 

This year's breakfast will be held Saturday, September 14th, 2024 from 8am-11am; at the First Congregational Church, 220 Ransom St, Ripon!

Our club will be serving pancakes, sausage, applesauce and an assortment of beverages. $10; children 11 & under eat FREE!

Free toppings bar with assorted fixings, to make your pancakes the way you like 'em!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 26th at Dusk

Something witchy will be brewing on the Village Green, when the Ripon Noon Kiwanis bring the spooky spirit back to downtown with their 2nd Annual Halloween Outdoor Movie.

The movie will start at dusk, with concessions and activities before the movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anniversary Dinner

Centennial Dinner

 

The Ripon Noon Kiwanis, founded March 6th, 1924, has been serving the Ripon community for 100 years. Thursday, November 7th, the Noon Kiwanis will mark their 100th anniversary with a dinner, featuring guest speakers and a celebation of our club's history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Cheese Box Sale

Kiwanis Cheese BOx Sale

 

November is also the Noon Kiwanis' annual holiday cheese sale! Throughout the month of November, Noon Kiwanians will be accepting orders for holiday cheese boxes, packed with Wisconsin cheesy goodness. A wonderful gift, or a treat to keep for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 8th, free bowling for youth at Ripon Plaza Bowl. Unlimited games from 3-5 pm, shoe rental included. Free pizza and soda will also be served.