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Saturday, April 30
Lone Rock Village Wide Rummage Sales will be Saturday, April 30. Maps of sale locations are available at Royal Bank, DZ's One Stop and Lone Stop Shell.
St. Mary's Knights of Columbus Council #3492 will take part in the 43rd Annual Tootsie Roll Drive to aid people with intellectual disabilities. The drive will take place through May 1st. Knights of Columbus members will accept donations at a number of locations through out the community. Those who donate will receive a Tootsie Roll.
The Viola American Legion Auxiliary will hold their 10th Annual Homestyle Chicken 'n Noodle Casserole Supper on Saturday, April 30th, from 4:30-7:00 at the Viola Legion Hall. Cost for adults is $7 and children 10 and under are $3. Proceeds will go to Kickapoo Senior Scholarships.
A Richland County Democratic Party Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Aprl 30th, at 7:00 at the Richland Center Community and Senior Center. Special recognition will be given to Glenn and Mary Schnadt for their 30 plus years of community involvement. Featured speakers include Tammy Baldwin, Ron Kind and Russ Feingold. Music will be provided by One Wonders. Advance registration can be made by calling Rita at 986-2609.
Jimmy Fortune will perform at the River Arts Center in Prairie Du Sac on Saturday, April 30th, at 7:30. The concert will benefit the World Craniofacial Foundation. Tickets are still available by calling 608-643-5215. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Hybrid Redneck would like to offer volunteers a chance to raise money for a local charity of their choice. Each volunteer, can choose a charity and get a donation on their behalf. Hybrid Redneck guarantees $8 per hour worked to your charity of choice and to share a percent of the year end proceeds based on the number of hours worked. Their goal is to raise over $100,000 per year to support local charities. If you're interested in raising money for a charity by volunteering at Motorsports Mayhem, visit hybridredneck.com/charity. If you have any questions call Chad Cosgrove at 604-6393.
Applications for funding from Richland County United Givers for 2016 are now available on their website at rcunitedgivers.org. Applications are to be returned by June 15th.
Sunday, May 1
The Otter Creek Lutheran Church will hold their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 1, from 8:00-12:30. Tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
Ocooch Mountain Humane Society will hold their 14th annual "Howl and Meow" on Sunday, May 1st from 10:00-2:00 at the Richland Center Community and Senior Center. There will be a sale on perennials, shrubs, and trees; the Animal House food stand; live music provided by Dave Schmitt and the hammered dulcimer; and Botanist Michael Nee will speak about wildflowers and plants in Richland County. There will also be a mascot of the year contest, pet calendar info for 2017, vendor booths and dogs up for adoption.
The Richland Center Community Ping Pong gathering will be held every Sunday at the Richland Center High School in the East Commons. The gathering will run from 3:30-6:30. All skill levels are welcome. Cost is $2 for adults, and $1 for students.
Monday, May 2
The Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group Meeting at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 3rd has been moved to Monday, May 2nd, from 5:30-7:30.
The River Valley High School Music Department will present "Band O Rama" on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 at the high school. The concert will feature the middle school and high school bands. Admission is free.
The Richland County Highway Dept. has announced that due to culvert work that Highway D from West Lima to Kramer Drive will be closed on Monday, May 2nd, from 8:30-2:30.
The Shopping News Walk with Grace team will sponsor a Bus Trip to the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque on Tuesday, May 10th. Those going on the trip will leave the 600 W. Seminary St. parking lot at 9:00 and return around 5:00. Cost is $15 per person. The cost includes bus fare and a free lunch buffet. Registration is due by Monday, May 2nd. Payment is requested upon registration.
The Richland Center American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Monday, May 2nd, at the post at 6:15. The meeting will start with a potluck and a business meeting to follow with election of officers being held and Poppy Day plans to be determined.
Small raised beds are available for rent at Mill Pond Community Garden on Seminary Street. (at the site of the old community center). The garden is beginning year two and is a project of Richland FIT funded by the UW Partnership Program. Oversight of the garden is by community volunteers. Interested gardeners may pick up an application and pay a $10 fee at the Richland Center Parks and Grounds office. An orientation is required and mentoring for new gardeners is available. For more information, please call 649-5968.
Tuesday, May 3
A Parkinson's Education/Support Group will meet Thursday, May 5th, at 10:00 at the Richland Center Community and Senior Center. This month's topic is "Exercises for Parkinson's and Developing a Home Exercise Routine." Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
The BMZ United Methodist Church will serve Tacos on Tuesday at the BMZ Boscobel Campus on Tuesday, May 3, from 4:30-7:00. The meal will be all you can eat. Cost is $6 for adults, kids 5-11 are $4, and children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs will be available. All proceeds will go to Feed my Starving Children.
A community presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd. The name of the presentation is "Welcome to Pakistan," and it will run from 5:00-7:00 at UW-Richland at Melvill Hall. There will be cultural food, music, and dancing.
Wednesday, May 4
The Blue River United Methodist Church will hold a free community supper on Wednesday, May 4th, from 5:00-7:00 at the Blue River Community Building.
Thursday, May 5
The United Church of Muscoda, Presbyterian will host a breakfast on Thursday, May 5th, from 6:30 until gone. A free will offering will be taken.
Partners of the Richland Hospital will sponsor a Spring Fling Flower and Hanging Basket Sale on Thursday, May 5th, from 7:00-5:00 and Friday, May 6th, from 7:00-3:00. The sale will be held at the Richland Hospital entrance.
A National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 5th, at 12:00 at the Court House lawn. In case of bad weather the event will be moved to the Nazarene Church.
The Richland Community Food Pantry will be held on Tuesday, May 5th, from 4:00-5:30 at the Lighthouse Chapel.
The Ancestors of Richland County Hills (ARCH) genealogy club and guests will meet on Thursday, May 5th, at 5:30 at the Painted Forest in Valton. Those looking to car pool are to meet at Brewer Library at 5:00.
An International Potluck will be held at the UW-Richland Roadrunner Cafe on Thursday, May 5th, at 6:00. The event is open to the public and everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass.
The Dayton Corners Cemetery Association meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5th, at 7:00 at the Dayton Township Hall on County ZZ.
The Partners of the Richland Hospital will hold a Flower Sale on Thursday, May 5th, from 7:00-5:00 and Friday, May 6th, from 7:00-3:00 at the Richland Hospital Front Entrance.
Friday, May 6
Boscobel will hold a city wide garage sale on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.
The KCS US Cellular Grace Team will hold a Rummage Sale & Brat Stand on Friday, May 6th. The rummage sale will run from 8:00-3:00 and the brat stand will run from 10:00-2:00 outside of the KCS US Cellular building. All proceeds will go to Walk with Grace.
Church Women United will meet on Friday, May 6th, at 9:00 at Five Points Lutheran Church. All Church Women are welcome.
The Richland Baptist Temple will hold a pre-Mother's Day bake sale at the Richland County Bank on Friday, May 6th, from 9:00-2:00. Funds raised will be used to purchase toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to pack in Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. These boxes are delivered around the world at Christmas.
St. Luke Church in Plain will host a family style fish fry on Friday, May 6th, from 5:00-8:00. Carry-outs will be available by calling 546-2482.
Gays Mills Folk Festival Square Dance will take place on Friday, May 6, from 7:00-11:00 at the Gays Mills Community Building. Cost is $7. Children 12 and under are free.
Saturday, May 7
Spring Clean Up is scheduled for the township of Eagle on Saturday, May 7th. The clean up will take place from 8:00-12:00.
The town of Pulaski spring clean up will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 9:00-1:00 at the town hall.
Vernon Trails will host the 12th Annual Viroqua Community Bike Ride on Saturday, May 7. Registration begins at 9:30 in the parking lot of Bluedog Cycles. The ride begins at 10:00 and is a six-mile loop around town. There will also be door prizes, pizza and more. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The first 100 pre-registered riders receive a free t-shirt. Pre-register by visiting Bluedog Cycles in Viroqua or call 637-6993.
Southwest Tech will host an Auto, Tractor Show and Swap Meet on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00–3:00. This event is sponsored by the students in the Auto Collision Repair and Refinish, Auto Technician, and Ag Power and Equipment Technician programs. The Ag and Auto Clubs will also be providing a food stand. The event is free and open to the public. Vendor space is available for $10. For more information or to rent a vendor space, call Southwest Tech Auto Collision Repair and Refinish Instructor, Greg Wubben, at 608-822-2605.
The Brewer Public Library will be planting a pizza garden on Saturday, May 7th, from 10:30-12:30. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, and herbs will be planted in the raised beds outside the library. During the summer, youth are invited to help care for the garden. In the fall, the vegetables will be harvested and area youth will be invited to come to the library again to make homemade pizzas. All ages of youth are welcome at the event on Saturday, May 7th, from 10:30-12:30.
The town of Willow Spring Clean Up will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 8:00-12:00 at the town garage.
The Gays Mills Folk Festival of Music and Dance will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 12:00-11:00 PM at Gays Mills Park. Live music will be provided by Charlie Parr, Red Tail Ring, and the Dumpy Jug Bumpers.
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve Spring Fling Benefit will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 3:00. There will be family friendly activities, music and a meal of grilled brats and burgers with homemade salads and desserts. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and the Richland Center-Santa Teresa Sister City Project. Cost to the event is $10 per person and kids 12 and under get in free.
Sunday, May 8
The Spring Green Knights of Columbus will hold a Chicken Barbecue at St. John's Catholic Church on Sunday, May 8th, from 11:00-2:00. You can sit down and eat or there will also be a drive through. Proceeds will go to the rebuilding of the Cornerstone church. If you have any questions call Steve Emerson at 608-588-7516.
Feeding our Cubs and Drive to Feed Kids will hold a Mother's Day Brunch and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, May 8th, from 1:30-2:30 at the Hillsboro Fireman's Community Center. Cost for adults is $15, kids 6-12 are $7 and children under 6 are free. To purchase tickets call Stacy at 445-3116.
Tuesday, May 10
Join a registered dietitian from the Richland Hospital for a tour of Gordy's Market to help learn to shop and eat better. The tour will be held on Tuesday, May 10th, from 2:00-3:00. Free No registration required. Those interested are to meet at Gordy's in the Richland Square.
The Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will hold a class titled, "Dementia Caregiving: Communication Tips and Strategies," on Tuesday, May 10th, from 5:30-6:30 at the Richland Hospital in Pippin 3. The class is free and no registration is required. For more information call Becky DeBuhr at 723-4288.
Thursday, May 12
Schmitt Woodland Hills will be holding a pie contest on Thursday, May 12th. Community members are welcome to submit their pies by 11:00 Thursday morning. Judging will be at 1:00, and a pie tasting for the public and the announcement of the winners will follow at 2:00.
Friday, May 13
The Hillsboro Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a 5K Color Walk/Run on Saturday, June 11th, at 9:30. Participants must pre-register by May 13, 2016 by visiting shop.schoolathon.org/183950. Registration won't be accepted on the day of the race. The registration fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt, bag, admission to Cesky Den and a color packet for the finish line celebration. For information contact Kelli Sullivan at 489-1509.
The Woman's Relief Corp W. H. Bennett Unit #71 will hold a meeting on Friday, May 13th, starting at 11:00 at 115 Pine Street Mobile Home Park near the Fairgrounds. A luncheon will follow the meeting. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. For more information call 647-6658.
Saturday, May 14
The town of Buena Vista will hold its Spring Clean Up on Saturday, May 14, from 8:00-12:00. Dumpsters will be located at Town & Country's Sanitation site in Lock Rock, and on the north side of hwy 14 across from the Shell Station. 1 pickup or trailer load per household will be accepted. Extra pickup loads will be $20 each. Items that won't be accepted include: paint, chemicals, tires, electronics, shingles and regular garbage.
The Westby Syttende Mai Bike Tour 2016 will take place on Saturday, May 14, starting at 8:00. All routes are paved on backroads. Routes will be marked plus maps will be available at registration. Event will take place rain or shine. Registration is at the Logan Mill Lodge in Westby, by visiting Active.com or by calling Bluedog Cycles at 637-6993. Receive a goodie bag with adult registration. Registration opens at 7:30. Support and rest stops end at 3:00. A celebration in downtown Westby will follow the bike tour with food, activities and crafts.
Wolfy's Irish Inn in Muscoda will hold a craft show on Saturday, May 14th, from 10:00-3:00 in their dinning room. Crafters are invited to call 604-5273 or 739-3086.
Sunday, May 15
The Lone Rock Fire Department Fly-In and Drive-In Breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 15th, from 7:00-12:00 at the Lone Rock Tri-County Airport. Proceeds will go to the Lone Rock Fire Department.
Monday, May 16
The River Valley High School Music Department will present the final band and choir concert of the school year on Monday, May 16, at 7:00 at the high school.
Tuesday, May 17
The Richland Center Women's Connection Breakfast Buffet, titled "Ingredients for Happiness," will be held on Tuesday, May 17th, at 9:15 at the White House. Cost is $10. Janet Munz will present floral arrangements and gift items that are available at Added Touch Floral & Gifts. Make your reservations by calling Beth Ann at 647-5491. or Phyllis at 536-3762.
Saturday, May 21
The second annual Tromp & Chomp will be held on Saturday, May 21, at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. The event will offer 8 and a half mile marathon. Racers will receive a race shirt and a post-race meal. Proceeds from this event benefit the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Education and Events Program. For information and to register call 608-625-2960.
The Harmonie's Hope JDRF Team Tractor Ride will take place on Saturday, May 21st, at Boaz Community Park, at 9:00. Cost per person is $25 per tractor, $20 per adult wagon rider, $11 per child wagon rider, and all include a meal. For an additional meal the cost is $10. Tractors will travel for 50 miles. They will start in Boaz and travel to Honkers in Muscoda for a meal before heading back to Boaz. Tractors must have a slow moving vehicle sign displayed, must have excellent brakes, and must be able to travel at least 13 mph. To register call Darlene at 604-4240.
Monday, May 23
The Friendship Quilt Guild meets the 4th Monday of every month. Their next meeting will be held at Schmitt Woodland Hills in the lower activity room on Monday, May 23rd, at 7:00.
Wednesday, May 25
The St. John's Walk With GRACE team will be hosting a share night at Culver's in Richland Center on Wednesday, May 25th, from 4:00-8:00. Proceeds will benefit GRACE.
Saturday, May 28
The Brewer Public Library will hold a medieval themed Super Saturday event on Saturday, May 28th, from 10:30-12:30. Children are invited to come to the library to design their own castle. The program is free and open to youth of all ages. For more information, call the Brewer Public Library at 647-6444.
Wednesday, June 1
Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will hold a class titled, "The Caregiving Journey: Middle to Late Stage Dementia." The class will teach family members how to care for a loved one with dementia. The class will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, from 9:30-12:00 at the Community Services Building in Richland Center.