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Friday, May 22

Friday, May 22nd is Poppy Day in Richland Center. Members of the American Legion will be distributing poppies at various locations. Please thank a Veteran and remember those who are no longer with us.

 

The 6th annual Booney Tunes Art and Garage Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23 from 8:00 - 6:00 at Jim's house in Gillingham. Proceeds will go to the High Grounds Military Working Dog Memorial.

The River Valley FFA will host a Culver's Share Night in Spring Green on Friday, May 22 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm to raise funds for the Scholarship Fund.

 

The Avoca Fire Department Memorial Day 16 Team Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will be Friday - Sunday, May 22-24 at Avoca Lakeside Park. Games will start Friday night at 5:00. Camping, food and beverages will all be available along with a chicken barbeque Sunday at 11:00 am. The firefighters will sponsor a 50-50 raffle. Winner will be drawn at Noon Sunday; the winner will not need to be present. All proceeds of the tournament will support the Avoca and Rural Fire Department.

 

Saturday, May 23

The 14th annual Ferryville Market in the Park officially opens Saturday, May 23. The market will be held in Sugar Creek Park every Saturday through the end of October from 9:00 - 3:00. There is plenty of room for new vendors. To register, contact Ali Spurr at 734-3400.

 

The Richland Center Alumni Class of 1968 will host a Brat Stand and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 23 from 10:00 - 2:00 at Gordy's. Proceeds will be used to build a park shelter.

 

Members of the RCHS Class of 1953 will celebrate their 80th birthdays on Saturday, May 23rd at 11:30 am at the Country Kitchen in Richland Center. All 1953 graduates are invited.

 

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Town of Willow will host an Open House on Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00 - 4:00 and Sunday, May 24th from 9:00 - 1:00.

 

The Special Olympics Softball team will host a Brat Stand on Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00 - 2:00 at Walsh's Ace. The team will be raising money to participate in a softball tournament in Kansas.

 

Sunday, May 24

The Kickapoo Valley Rescue Squad will host its annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 24th from 7:00 - Noon. Cost is a free will donation for all you can eat.

 

The Annual Memorial Weekend Service at Little Brown Church of Bear Valley will be held on Sunday, May 24th at 10:30 am. Retired Pastor Elizabeth Stempinski will provide the message. Social hour will follow the service with light refreshments. For more information, call Joanne at 583-2259.

 

Music at First will present a concert of Traditional Swedish Folk Music, featuring Sheila Morris on Sunday, May 24th at 2:00pm at First Lutheran Church of Lone Rock.

 

Monday, May 25

The Richland Center Memorial Day Parade line up takes place in front of the Post Office at 9:00 am with the Military Marching unit and organizations leading at 10:00 am. Parade will travel to Court street, on to Church Street to the cemetery where a Memorial Day Service will be held at 10:30. In case of inclement weather Memorial Day Services will be at the High School. The WH Bennett # 71 Woman's Relief Corp will hold the Water Service at North Park near Rotary Lights location following the cemetery services.

 

St. Malachy's Church in Clyde will hold a Memorial Day mass at 10:00 am on Monday, May 25. A cemetery program will follow at 10:30 with the Lone Rock American Legion and River Valley band. Lunch will follow.

 

The Muscoda American Legion Post 85 Memorial Day Celebration Parade lineup will take place at 10:00 am at the Veteran's Memorial and proceeding to the high school for the Memorial Day Service at 11:00. Guest Speaker will be 1980 Riverdale Graduate and Airforce Veteran, Dr. Nick Stanek.

 

The Dell United Methodist Church of Westby will host a Memorial Day Dinner on Monday, May 25th from 11:30 - 1:30.  Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.

 

The Richland Hospital will hold free blood pressure checks on Monday, May 25th from Noon - 4:00 pm.

 

Richland County will host a waste tire collection on Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, from 9:00 - Noon, at the County Highway Shop. This collection is for everyone including farmers and businesses, and residents and businesses of surrounding counties. Rates this year are $3.00 for car tires. Large quantities and truck and tractor tires will be $185 per ton. For questions, call Town and Country Sanitation at 375-5856. 

 

Tuesday, May 26

School will soon be out for summer, and Certified Child Care Providers are always in demand. There will be an Informational Drop-In Session on Tuesday, May 26 between 2:00 and 7:00 pm at the Richland County Health and Human Services Building.  Come in, meet Agency Certification Staff, have your questions answered, pick up application materials and learn how you can work at home and make a difference for children by becoming a Certified Child Care Provider.

 

The Avoca American Legion Post 335 will hold its annual Rifle Salute to our deceased veterans on Tuesday, May 26th at the following locations and times: North Otter Creek Cemetery at 5:45 pm, Gile and Thurber Cemetery at 6:15, Fairview Cemetery at 6:30 and Pulaski Cemetery at 7:00.

 

The Rolling Hills Toastmasters will meet on Tuesday, May 26th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Richland Hospital, Pippin 3. Meetings are fast-paced and fun and include speeches, Table Topics, peer evaluations, jokes, and contests. For more information, please contact Darlene Waldsmith-Tagliapietra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." target="_blank" style="line-height: 25.6000003814697px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.

 

Wednesday, May 27

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Gays Mills on Wednesday, May 27th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the Gays Mills Community Building.

 

Muscoda American Legion Post 85 will host Burgers in the Park on Wednesday, May 27th at 3:00 pm in Railroad Park.

 

Thursday, May 28

The Alzheimers and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will host a Memory Cafe on Thursday, May 28th from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Richland Center Woodman Senior Center. For more information, contact Becky DeBuhr at 608-723-4288.

 

The Richland Hospital, along with the Blood Centers of Wisconsin will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 28th from 11:00 - 4:00. Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), or visiting www.bcw.edu.

 

Richland School District Administrator, Rachel Schultz will be retiring at the end of the school year. A public reception will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in the East Commons of Richland Center High School. Please come to wish Rachel well in her retirement and share some memories! For more information, please call Kathy Fry at 608-647-6106.

 

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Reedsburg on Thursday, May 28th at 4:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Friday, May 29

Team Sandy and Tom Walk With GRACE team will host a Brat Stand on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30 at Gordy's Brat Barn starting at 10:00 am both days.

 

Sunday, May 31

The River Valley Equestrian Team will host a New & Used Tack/Garage Sale on Sunday, May 31st from 10:00 - 2:00 at the FFA/School Fair Building behind the River Valley Middle School. Concessions will be available with all proceeds put toward show fees and arena use for the team.

 

Monday, June 1

Register now for a Sport’s Performance Clinic hosted by Upland hills Health of Dodgeville to be held on Tuesdays and Fridays, June 9 – July 31 from 8:30-9:45 am and 9:45-11:00 am at Upland Hills Health.

This intensive athletic training and performance enhancement course will focus on balance training, agility & quickness, core strength, and injury prevention. Cost is $185 for students ages 12-18. Registration is required. Call 930-7147 to register.

 

Tuesday, June 2

Upland Hills Health of Dodgeville will host a Healthy Living With Diabetes Class on Tuesdays, June 2 – July 7th from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Iowa County Health Building. This free 6-part workshop is for adults with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes to help improve your blood sugar levels and decrease health distress. Call 930-9835 to register.

 

There will be a Free Legal Clinic on Tuesday, June 2nd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Richland County Courthouse.

 

An informational panel event regarding the effects of the budget on public education in Wisconsin, will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Mineral Point High School Cafeteria. In addition to public education experts, state senators and representatives have been invited to participate and inform. All are invited.

 

Wednesday, June 3

Cardinal IG and Gauger and Son Salvage will sponsor the 6th annual E-Waste Collection Day on Wednesday, June 3 from 7:00 - 3:00 at 1201 East Madison Street, Spring Green. The following household items will be accepted free of charge with the donation of one non-perishable food item per electronic: TVs, stereos, cell phones, computers, monitors, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers and other electronics.  For more information, call Cardinal IG at 588-9586.

 

Make your appointment by 4:30 pm Wednesday, June 3 for the next Look Good Feel Better program to be held on Thursday, June 4th at the Richland Hospital.  Time is set by appointment by calling Rita at 647-6096.

 

Upland Hills Health of Dodgeville will host a Childbirth Education Class on Wednesdays, June 3 and 17 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The class includes infant CPR and safety. The cost is $40. Call 930-7200, ext. 2000 to register or for more information.

 

Reserve your spot now for the Richland Center Women's connection Gear up, Get Ready Breakfast Buffet to be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:15 am at the White House. Connie Studnicka, Ready Wisconsin AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator will talk on how to be prepared. Speaker and vocalist, Patty Blackstad Parker of St. James, Minnesota will talk on how the wreckage of her life was restored. To reserve your spot, call Beth Ann at 647-5491 or Phyllis at 536-3762.

 

Thursday, June 4

The Grammy Nominated and GMA Dove Award winners, The Nelons, will be in concert on Thursday evening, June 4, at 7:00 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, located just outside of Reedsburg on Highway 33. A free will offering will be accepted. The Reedsburg stop is a part of the Come on Home Tour.

 

Friday, June 5

Richland County will host a waste tire collection on Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, from 9:00 - Noon, at the County Highway Shop. This collection is for everyone including farmers and businesses, and residents and businesses of surrounding counties. Rates this year are $3.00 for car tires. Large quantities and truck and tractor tires will be $185 per ton. For questions, call Town and Country Sanitation at 375-5856.

 

Saturday, June 6

The Park Hotel Senior Citizen Apartments will host an Open House on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 - Noon.  Visitors can enjoy apartment tours, historical displays and applications will be available. For more information, call 647-4949.

 

Sunday, June 7

Christ Lutheran Church of Spring Green will sponsor an afternoon of music, food and raffle at Music in the Park on Sunday, June 7th from 11:00 - 1:30 pm in the Post house Garden behind The Shed. Enjoy Music from local musicians Don Greenwood, Jud Swenson, Acoustic River, Bob Dries and Janna Johnson. A Chicken Dinner will be available for $10 and $3 for a children's meal. If it rains, the event will move upstairs of the The Shed.

 

The Old Franklin Historical Society (OFTHS) invites you to Open Houses, during the months of June through September, beginning on Sunday, June 7th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Special displays of the Civil War, World War I & II memorabilia and uniforms of Franklin Township veterans will be featured in this year of remembrance. The OFTHS museum is located on Hwy 23 in the Franklin Town Hall in Plain.

 

Monday, June 8

The Richland Hospital will hold free blood pressure checks on Monday, June 8th from Noon - 4:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, June 9

Upland Hills Health of Dodgeville will host a Heartsaver CPR/AED Class on Teusday, June 9the from 6:00 - 9:30 pm. This AHA course is designed to teach the skills of adult first aid, CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. Call 930-7165 to register.

 

Wednesday, June 10

The Brewer Public Library Summer Reading Program kickoff event will take place on Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00 pm. Wayne the Wizard will be presenting magic.

 

Friday, June 12

St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain will host a Family-Style Fish Fry on Friday, June 12 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Carry-outs are available.

 

Saturday, June 13

The Crawford County Dairy Breakfast will be held Saturday, June 13th from 6:00 - 10:00 am at Jelinek Farms LLC (55374 County Road E Eastman, just south of Seneca). Cost is $2.00 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 12 and children under 6 free. Bus transportation provided from Blackhawk Junction and Piggly Wiggly parking lots in Prairie du Chien every 15 minutes. 

 

The Sauk County Dairy Breakfast will take place on Saturday, June 13 from 7:00 - 11:00 am at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (S8822 Sunset Drive, Prairie du Sac). Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 7-13 and children 6 and under are free. Enjoy entertainment by Uncle Ozzie, face painting and science learning stations. Bus shuttles are encouraged: park at Badgerland Flooring, Schwarz Insurance or Culvers. 

 

Sunday, June 14

The 35th Annual Richland County Dairy Breakfast will be hosted by the Turgason Family on Sunday, June 14 from 7:00 - 1:00 at the Sylvan-T Farms. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available at the breakfast.

 

This year's Pauls School Reunion will be held Sunday, June 14 in the Ash Creek United Methodist Church basement. Potluck will begin at 12:30 pm followed by a short program and time for reminiscing. This year's reunion will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Pauls School.

 

Monday, June 15

An End of Life readiness Workshop will be held on June 15, 22, and 29 from 6:30 - 8;30 each day at the Peace United Methodist Church in Richland Center. Get information on how to plan ahead, what to expect and how to transition after the loss of a loved one, based off the And Then There Was One guide. CAll 383-1114 to register.

 

Tuesday, June 16

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Boscobel on Tuesday, June 16th at 11:30 am  at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

 

There will be a Free Legal Clinic on Tuesday, June 16th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Richland County Courthouse.

 

Wednesday, June 17

The S.O.U.L. Kitchen will host a free community meal on Wednesday, June 17th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Town & Country Presbyterian Church. For delivered meals, please call 604-8047 by 3:00 pm the day of the meal.

 

Thursday, June 18

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Richland Center on Thursday, June 18th from 3:30 - 5:00 at Richland Center Fellowship.  Those in line by 4:00 pm will receive a full share.

 

Friday, June 19

The Crawford County Dairy Days will take place Friday, June 19th - Sunday, June 21st. Admission is free. There will be a horse show Friday at 5:00 pm, live music Friday and Saturday nights at 9:00, volleyball and softball tournaments, tractor pull, chicken bbq, a parade on Sunday at 1:00 pm and much more.

 

Hillsboro Excellence in Education presents the People Powered Pull: A Tractor Pull with a Twist, on Sunday, June 28th at the Hillsboro Lions Dairy Breakfast at the Firemen's Park. Registration is at 9:30 am with the first pull at 10:00. Teams of 10 will pull a full-size farm tractor over 100 feet. A donation of $100 per team ($10 per puller) is requested for the schoalrship fund. Please contact Bob Potter by June 19th to register at 489-3549 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Saturday, June 20

The Vernon County Dairy Breakfast will take place on Saturday, June 20th from 7:00 - 11:00 am at the Eness Family Little Ridge Dairy Farm (S493B Little Ridge Rd., Ontario). Cost is $6 for adults and children 2 - 10 are $2.  Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, antique tractors and a petting zoo.

 

The Brewer Public Library will host a Father's Day Storytime and Doughnut Decorating event on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 am.

 

Monday, June 22

The Richland Hospital will hold free blood pressure checks on Monday, June 22nd from Noon - 4:00 pm.

 

Wednesday, June 24

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Gays Mills on Wednesday, June 24th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the Gays Mills Community Building.

 

Thursday, June 25

The Alzheimers and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will host a Memory Cafe on Thursday, June 25th from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Richland Center Woodman Senior Center. For more information, contact Becky DeBuhr at 608-723-4288.

 

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Reedsburg on Thursday, June 25th at 4:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

The Brewer Public Library will host a Superhero Training Camp on Thursday, June 25th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Create your own utility belt, practice your super powers and work your way through the obstacle course.

 

Walk With GRACE team t-shirt orders and designs are due on Thursday, June 25th to the GRACE office by 6:00 pm.

 

Sunday, June 28

The Hillsboro Lions Appreciation Dairy Breakfast will take place on Sunday, June 28th from 7:00 - 11:30 am at the Hillsboro Firemen's Park. Cost is $6 for adults and children 10 and under are $3. Food pantry donations are welcomed. Music by Warner Creek Bluegrass Extravaganza and the Little German Band as well as a performance from the Hillsboro Domaci Youth Folk Dancers. 

 

Hillsboro Excellence in Education presents the People Powered Pull: A Tractor Pull with a Twist, on Sunday, June 28th at the Hillsboro Lions Dairy Breakfast at the Firemen's Park. Registration is at 9:30 am with the first pull at 10:00.

 

An Evangelistic Camp Meeting Reenactment at the Historic Witwen Tabernacle will take place on Sunday, June 28th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission is free.  For more information, contact Pastor Kendall Schlittler at 608-544-3991.