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Wednesday, February 20

Southwest Partners will host its "Controversy to Community" event on Wednesday, February 20th from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Richland County Performing Arts Center City Auditorium.

Thursday, February 21

The Richland Hospital will sponsor Free Coronary Risk Screening will be held through the month of February. Thursday and Friday, February 21st and 22nd, at the Spring Green Library. All screenings will be done from 6:00 to 10:00 AM.

A blood drive for the BloodCenter of Wisconsin will be held at the Richland Hospital Thursday, February 21, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Pippin Hall at the hospital. To make an appointment call Deanna Gochenaur at (608) 647-6321, extension 2413. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Richland Center Fellowship on Thursday, February 21st. The distribution will begin at 3:30 PM and run until 5:00 PM. Participants are asked to please not arrive prior to 3:00 PM for the distribution. Participants should note that baskets or other items to mark a spot in line are not allowed. Those in line by 4:00 PM will be guaranteed a full share.

American Legion Post 13 will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 21st at 7:30 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM with the meeting to follow. All members are encouraged to attend.

The Rockbridge Meal Site will hold a card party and blood pressure check on Friday, February 22nd. Those interested in having lunch are asked to reserve your meal by calling 647-9187 by 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 21st.

Friday, February 22

Richland Center Girl Scout Troop 7227 will hold cookie booths on Friday, February 22nd at Eastside BP by All American Do It Center from 4:00-6:30 PM, Saturday, February 23rd at WCCU by Wal-Mart from 8:30-11:30, and Sunday, February 24th at Wal-Mart from 10:00-2:00.

A hunters education class will be held on Monday, February 25th at the Richland Center High School. The class will take place from 6:15-8:30 PM. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. To register for the class call Dale Bender at 604-4947.

The 9th annual Milk Into Cheese 8 pin tap individual bowling tournament will be held on Sunday, March 3rd at Boscobel Bowl & Banquet. Shifts will be available at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Cost per person is $15. All bowlers will receive a free pound of cheese. There will also be raffles, games and door prizes. Reservations may be made by calling 608-375-2200.

Saturday, February 23

The Sugar Grove Church of Christ will serve a pancake breakfast on Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00-10:00 AM at the church. A free will offering will be taken. For more information call 475-1551.

American Legion Post 13 will host it's 6th annual all you can eat chili and soup supper and Pie Auction on Saturday, February, 23rd at 4:00 pm. Cost is $6 per person. The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling patriotic t-shirts. Pies will be auctioned throughout the evening and proceeds will go to building upkeep.

Sunday, February 24

The Unity Quartet will perform gospel music at Schmitt Woodland Hills on Sunday, February 24th at 10:30 AM in the 2nd floor Activity Room. Town & Country Presbyterian Church is sponsoring the gospel performance. This Unity Quartet will donate free will offerings to charity. There will also be refreshments following the performance.

Circle A 4-H will hold a chili dinner and euchre tournament on Sunday, February 24th at the Avoca Village Hall from 11:00-1:00. Cost for a meal is $5 or $2.50 for just a bowl of chili. Cost to take part in the euchre tournament is $5. 

The Richland Center High School will offer a free ping pong program on Sunday, February 24th, from 1:00-4:00 PM in the east commons of the school. The program is held every Sunday from 1:00-4:00 PM. All skill levels are welcome.

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition will hold its winter fundraiser on Sunday, February 24th at Wisconsin Riverside Resort, Spring Green from 1:30-4:00 PM. Events include a silent auction, art adventures, and the Creative Canvas sale. Proceeds from the event will go to scholarships.

Monday, February 25

Second Harvest Mobil Food Pantry will hold a food distribution at Ss. Anthony and Philip Church in Highland on Monday, February 25th. Registration will begin at 4:00 PM with distribution set for 4:30 PM. There is no income requirement. Those attending are asked to bring a box or bag for groceries.

The Richland Center High School Spring Sports meeting on Monday, February 25th at the high school. The meeting will start with a time for sign-up and fees from 4:30-5:30 PM, a meeting with Mr. Board will take place at 5:30 PM and team meeting will be held at 6:00 PM.

The Richland Hospital and Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council have partnered to present, Written Off. Written Off is a film that gives new perspective to America's opioid crisis. It is geared for those 17 and older. Showings will be held on Monday, February 25th, in the Pippin Hall on the UW-Platteville Richland campus. All showings will begin at 6:30 PM. Admission is free with snacks provided. As seating is limited, please make a reservation by calling (608) 649-5968.

The NWTF Black Earth Creek Long Beards Chapter Banquet will be held on Saturday March 9th at Grandma Mary's in Arena. Single tickets are $60 and include dinner or $110 for couples. For details or to order tickets contact Tony at 608-513-5303.

UW-Platteville/Richland will hold its 7th annual Garden Expo on Saturday, March 23rd from 9:00-4:00 in the Wallace Student Center. The "Forcing Spring Bulbs" workshop will start at 8:00 AM. There will also be classes, vendors, info booths, a silent auction, door prizes, raffles and more. Advance tickets are $10 and includes a lunch. Pre-register by calling 1-608-800-6882.

Tuesday, February 26

Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin will hold auditions for a dramatic play reading of "Conspiracy of Betrayal" Tuesday, February 26th and Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 PM both nights at the Richland Center City Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 27

Second Harvest Mobil Food Pantry will hold a food distribution on Wednesday, February 27th at the Gays Mills Community Center at 2:00 PM.

The Richland Community Food Pantry will hold a food distribution on Wednesday, February 27th from 4:00-5:30 PM at the Light House Chapel. For more information call 475-3967.

Willow Valley United Methodist Church will hold its men's pancake supper on Wednesday, February 27th from 4:30-8:00 PM and Thursday, February 28th from 4:30-7:00 PM at the church in downtown Ithaca. A free will offering will be taken.

The Ocooch Mountain Humane Society will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:00 PM in the lower level of the Richland Hospital. All are welcome to attend.

Area schools will participate in a "Get Real" event on March 20th. Volunteers are needed for the event. If you are interested in volunteering call the Richland County UW-Extension office at 647-6148.

SW Wisconsin Longbeards NWTF will hold its Novice Turkey Hunters Learn to Hunt program. The two part program will be held on March 20th from 4:00-8:00 PM and April 6th at 4:30 AM. Registration is required and may be done by calling 608-574-0635. The deadline to register is March 1st.

Thursday, February 28

The Viola United Methodist Church will serve a free soup supper on Thursday, February 28th at the church starting at 4:30 PM. A free will offering will be taken.

Friday, March 1

Church Women United will observe the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1st at 9:00 AM at the Richland Center First Baptist Church. All are invited to attend the event.

Richland County Fairest of the Fair has returned. Along with a revamped program there are two new Fairest Coordinators. To find out more, a Question & Answer session is scheduled for Friday March 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Extension Office.  Fairest of the Fair entry forms are available on the Richland County Fair website at fair.co.richland.wi.us.

St. Luke Church in Plain will serve a family style fish fry on Friday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00 PM at the church. Carry outs will be available and the church is handicapped accessible.

Saturday, March 2

The Vets Roll Beat the Cabin Fever Dance will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 11:00-7:00 at the Lone Rock Community Hall. Events include bingo, a live auction, silent auction, meat paddles, raffles, food, music and more. Admission is free and proceeds from the event will go to helping send World War 2 and Korean era veterans to Washington DC. For more information call Lisa at 608-929-4690.

Sunday, March 3

The Richland County Veterans Memorial Benefit Dance will be held on Sunday, March 3rd at the White House Banquet Center from 1:00-6:00 PM. Admission is $5 per person. Music will be provided by Monty Berger and the Country Gold Band. There will be prizes, raffles and food available. For more information call 604-9462.

Tuesday, March 5

A series of Richland County Dementia informational sessions will be held in the month of March. Gina Laack, Dementia Care Specialist from the ADRC of Eagle County, will discuss what dementia is, communication tips and more. Sessions will take place on Tuesday, March 5th at the Lone Rock Library from 1:00-2:00 PM, Monday, March 11th from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Brewer Public Library in Richland Center and Thursday, March 14th from 2:00-3:00 PM at the Viola Library.

Dan Corbin will lead a red worm course at UW-Platteville/Richland on Tuesday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00 PM both nights. To learn more or enroll in the course call 647-6641.

Saturday, March 9

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Reedsburg will hold its 9th annual food fair and farmers market on Saturday, March 9th from 9:00-1:00 at Sacred Heart School in the gym.

The 7th annual UW-Platteville/Richland Garden Expo will take place on Saturday, March 23rd in the Wallace Student Center on the UW-Platteville/Richland campus.

Sunday, March 10

The Hillsboro Lions will hold a bingo event on Sunday, March 10th at 1:00 PM at the Hillsboro Fireman's Community Center. There will be food available and all are welcome to attend.

Friday, March 15

The Richland Center High School drama department will present their spring play, "Anchors Aweigh," Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 PM in the high school auditorium.