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Friday, August 17

The Grant County Fair is being held in Lancaster through Sunday, August 19. Friday, August 17, includes a free play area for kids from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; free ag activities from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; a carnival wristband special from 11:00 AM to close; a free Nick's Kids Show in the Scott Implement Kids Tent at 5:00; the ECI Pullers and Dairyland Antique PUll at 6:30 in the grandstand; and the TKO Band from 8:00 PM to midnight. Saturday's schedule will include: judging beginning at 9:00 AM, two free Nick's Kid Shows at 11:00 and 2:00; the junior livestock auction at 1:00; a carnival wristband special from 1:00 to close; a truck and tractor pull at 6:00 PM and a teen dance from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

The 23rd annual Wild West Days is being held in Viroqua Friday through Sunday, August 17-19, at the Wild West Grounds. Activities will begin Friday night at 6:00 with a horse parade downtown. The night will also include the Richard Sidie Horse Pull and a concert featuring the Stapletons at the Temple Theatre beginning at 7:00. Festivities Saturday include: Ranch Rodeo Preliminaries at 9:00; hog wrestling at 1:00; mutton bustin at 6:15; and the rodeo at 7:00. Sunday's schedule includes: the cowboy breakfast from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM; a rodeo at 9:00; church service at 11:00; button bustin' at 1:15; and a bulls and barrel rodeo at 2:00.

The Richland Center high School Boys Basketball team will hold a Night Golf Fundraiser on Friday, August 17th at Quail Run Golf. There will be putting contests, 50/50 raffles and more. Spots for the night golf are full at this time. For more information call 604-5068.

Saturday, August 18

The Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show will be held through Sunday, August 19th from 8:00 to 5:00 each day at the show grounds located at S3347 Sand Rd, Baraboo. Admission is $10 and children under 12 are free with an adult. There will also be a flea market, arts and crafts, entertainment and more at the event.

The Boscobel Depot will host its Junque in the Trunk event on Saturday, August 18th from 9:00-1:00 at the depot. Those taking part may bring a vehicle loaded with unwanted items to sell in the Depot parking lot for $10. The event will take place every Saturday through September. Money raised from fees will help support the Boscobel Depot Museum.

The Joan Woodman Orton McCollum Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Krouskop Park in Richland Center will be dedicated starting at 11:00 Saturday morning, August 18. Following the dedication, everyone is invited to enjoy entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening. Food will be available from the Richland County Beef Producers.

St. Mary Parish Festival will be held Saturday, August 18th from 4:00-9:00 PM at the church located at 160 W. Fourth Street, Richland Center. Live music will be provided by the Rumley Snuff Band. There will be cash prizes, a Knights of Columbus food stand, euchre, bean bag tournament, a silent auction and more. 

Registration is now open for Gundersen Medical Foundation's 13th annual Steppin' Out in Pink on Saturday, September 8th at 8:45 AM at Gundersen's La Crosse Campus Walking Trail. Pre-register by visiting steppinoutinpink.org. For more information on paper registration forms call 775-7647.

Sunday, August 19

The 14th Annual 4PeteSake Day in the Park will be held Sunday, August 19, at Spring Green's North Park. Registration for a 5K Run/Walk and 26K bike ride will begin at 8:00 AM. The registration fee is $20. The day will include live entertainment, food, and refreshments from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Other events throughout the day include: a silent auction from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM; a cake walk and children's area from Noon to 5:00; a photo booth from Noon to 6:00.

St. John Nepomuc Church, Castle Rock Ridge will hold a chicken noddle soup, chicken and ham dinner on Sunday, August 19th from 10:00-2:00 at the church. Other events include a country store and games. The church is located on County G between Muscoda and Highway 18. 

The Hilleshiem family reunion will be held on Sunday August 19th at the Kilian Meyer Building in Krouskop Park at 12:00 PM. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and your own soft drinks. There will be coffee and table service provided. For more information call  647-2856 or 585-3401.

The Old Franklin Township Historical Society will host an open house at the museum on Sunday, August 19, from 1:00-3:00 PM. The open house events will be held every first and third Sunday of the month through September. Two local artists art work, from Plain, will be on display and there will also be a clothing display from the early 1800's. The museum address is 915 Wachter Avenue, Plain.

The Richland County 4-H potluck family picnic will be held Sunday, August 19, at 1:00 at the Lawrence Shelter in Krouskop Park near the tennis courts. For more information call the Richland County Extension Office, 647-6148.

Monday, August 20

The Brewer Public Library will hold a LEGO week Monday, August 20th through Saturday, August 25th. Children are invited to build with Lego blocks during library open hours.

Richland Center American Legion Post 13 will host a car show every Monday night through September from 6:00 until 8:00. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. There will be music, door prizes and a 50-50 raffle to benefit the Veterans Equine Trail Services, a non-profit horse-based outreach for veterans and their families. 

Wednesday, August 22

The Richland Area Farmers Market is open every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-5:30 PM at the Phoenix Center in addition to being open Saturdays at the Richland County Courthouse from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Park Street Christian Church will host a gospel music concert on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM at the church located at 148 S. Park Street, Richland Center. Music will be provided by Mike and Sue Filisky. There is a handicap elevator is available for those needing it.

Thursday, August 23

The Richland County Youth Yes Group for children 13 to 17 years of age will be holding a fundraiser for the Richland Center Police Department and Richland County Sheriff's Department CounterACT Programs Thursday, August 23, from 11:00 to 1:00 at Millpond Park. The event will include a $5 plate lunch which will include your choice of brat, hamburger or hot dog, chiips, veggie, fruit, and dessert. Beverages will be available for $1. There will also be a silent auction and tye dye t-shirts available for purchase.

Friday, August 24

Women's Relief Corp unit 71 will be traveling to Rockton, WI on Friday, August 24th to visit the Rockton cemetery. Drivers and members will be leaving Krouskop Park by 9:30 AM that morning. All Women's Relief Corp members are encouraged to attend.

The Viroqua Assembly of God Church and Fresh Start Recovery Program will sponsor an addiction recovery event on Friday, August 24th at the Richland Center Community Center. Doors will open at 6:00 with the program at 6:30. Admission will be free.

Agrace HospiceCare will offer a grief support group series in Richland Center Thursday, September 13th through Thursday, October 18th at Schmitt Woodland Hills in the Community Room from 6:00-8:00 PM every Thursday. Pre-registration is required and may be completed by calling Jody at 608-327-7118.

Saturday, August 25

The Blue River Autumn Festival will be held on Saturday, August 25th at the Blue River Community Building from 9:00-4:00. The community building is handicapped accessible. Proceeds from the event will go to help the Blue River Fire Department. For more information call Sandi Johnson at 608-485-1964 or Lyn Jordan at 608-537-2115.

The Loganville Firemen's Festival will be held Saturday, August 25. The day will include a one mile Run/Walk, 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run/Walk. A parade will step off at 11:00 followed by a barbecue chicken dinner at 11:30. Music will be provided by the Whiskey River Band at Noon and the Donnie Rayzek Band at 7:30. A fireworks display will be held at dusk at the Loganville ballpark. The cost of the chicken barbecue is $10. For more information on the run/walk call Bryan Fry at 963-5900. For information on a bean bag toss contact Chuck Muchow at 963-5325.

Sunday, August 26

The 2018 Alzheimer's Walk and Quilt Raffle will take place on Sunday, September 23rd at UW-Richland. Registration will start at 12:00 with the walk set for 1:15 PM. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $ 5. Tickets may be purchased at the Brewer Public Library on the 2nd floor, and at the Aging & Disability Resource Center. For more information call 608-232-3400.

Monday, August 27

The Brewer Public Library will host a fort building event at the Library on Monday, August 27th at 6:00 PM and Tuesday, August 28th at 10:00 AM. Families and youth are invited to create a fort with blankets and tablecloths, read, and play hide and seek with flashlights.

Tuesday, August 28

A Muscoda Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, August 28, from Noon to 6:00 PM at the Kratochwill Building. As a thank you recieve a $5 Amazon Gift Card by mail and a coupon for a pint of frozen custard at Culver's. Those who present to donate will also have a chance to win tickets for a Badger football game. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS, that's 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Child care will be provided.

Wednesday, August 29

The Brewer Public Library will host a special puppet show storytime on Wednesday, August 29th at 10:30 AM at the library.

Schmitt Woodland Hills invites everyone to its "Tiers of Joy" Center Circle Dedication Wednesday, August 29, from 4:00 to 6:00. The formal dedication will take place at 4:30. The evening will also include an open house featuring the apartments at Schmitt Woodland Hills and the new West View Estates and refreshments.

Thursday, August 30

The Ithaca School District will hold a training day on Thursday, August 30th at the school. The school has announced during this training day that the school may be a bit noisy at times during training.

Partners of the Richland Hospital will hold an Autumn Blooms Sale Thursday, August 30th and Friday, August 31st. The sale will be held at the corner of Park and 3rd Street in Richland Center. Thursday's sale will run from 7:00-5:00 and Friday from 7:00-3:00 or until sold out. For more information call 647-6321.

Weston School will hold an open house Thursday, August 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Students will be able to meet staff and view their classrooms as well as drop off school supplies.

Saturday, September 1

The Country at the Crossroad family fun day's celebration will be Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Avoca Lakeside Park. Saturday's events start at 9:00 with the walk/run. Other events Saturday include a kickball tournament, euchre tournament and fireworks at dusk. Sunday's events start at 10:00 AM with an Ecumencial service. There will also be a canoe race,and kickball tournament. Music will also be provided by Country Renegades, Burning Bridges, and Vilas Craig and the Nu ViCounts. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair.

Sunday, September 2

The Richland County Ministerial Association will hold a Labor Day Worship in the Park event on Sunday, September 2nd at 10:00 AM at Krouskop Park.

Kickapoo Cowboy Church will hold its service on Sunday, September 2nd at 6:00 PM at the Old Oak Inn Banquet Hall located at 500 Church Street Soldiers Grove. The service is held the first Sunday of the month through December.

Friday, September 7

Southwest Tech’s annual Charger Golf Classic will be Friday, September 7, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Platteville Golf and Country Club. Throughout the day there will be challenges, such as teeing off from a corn cob, hitting the ball while wearing a welding mask and other oddities. The event includes both a nine-hole and an 18-hole option, as well as opportunities for business sponsorships. A dinner, awards and a program will follow the golf tournament. Money raised from the event will benefit Southwest Tech Foundation scholarships as well as the Southwest Tech golf team. Additional information can be found at swtc.edu/golfclassic.

Saturday, September 15

The Wissman family will hold a hog roast at the Maple Ridge Bible Church on Saturday, September 15th at the church located at 43955 County Road E, Boscobel. The meal will be served from 5:00-6:30 PM and a program will be presented at 7:00 PM. For more information call 608-375-5777.