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Wednesday, January 18
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, January 18th, from 11:30-5:30 at the Richland Center Community Center. Walk-ins are welcome.
The next Soul Kitchen meal will served on Wednesday, January 18th, at 5:30 at the Nazarene Outreach Center.
The next free Lone Rock community meal will be held on on Wednesday, January 18th, from 5:30-7:00 at the Lone Rock Elementary School. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Richland Hospital will hold a breastfeeding class on Wednesdays, January 18th and 25th, from 6:00-9:00. Cost for the two sessions is $10. Register by calling 647-6321.
The Town of Westford will hold their Caucus on Wednesday evening, January 18th, at 8:00 at the Westford Town Hall.
Thursday, January 19
The Willow Valley United Methodist Church women's meeting on Thursday, January 19th, has been cancelled.
The Vernon County Health Department will hold an Immunization Clinic on Thursday, January 19th, from 9:00-11:30 and again from 4:30-6:00 at the Health Department in Viroqua. The clinic is for those who are uninsured, have Medicaid, BadgerCare, or if their insurance doesn't cover vaccines. A $2 donation is requested.
The Brewer Public Library hosts baby storytime for infants 24 months and under every Thursday morning at 10:30. Those attending will read books, sing, and have the opportunity to meet other area parents.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be at Richland Center Fellowship on Thursday, January 19th. The distribution will begin at 3:30 and run until 5:00. Participants are asked to please not arrive prior to 3:00 for the distribution. Please note that baskets or other items to mark a spot in line are not allowed. Those in line by 4:00 will be guaranteed a full share.
A fundraiser to help build a Veterans Memorial in the community of Lone Rock is taking place. Those interested can purchase tiles/bricks that will be engraved and added to the future memorial. Order forms are available at Royal Bank in Lone Rock or by visiting the Village of Lone Rock website. For more information call Lisa at 929-4690.
Saturday, January 21
The Viola Food Pantry will hold their distribution on Saturday, January 21st, from 9:00-11:00 at the United Methodist Church of Viola. The pantry serves residents of the Kickapoo School District that need help meeting adequate food needs. Please bring your driver's license and a current utility bill as proof of address. Donations are always welcome and may be dropped off at Citizen's First Bank of Viola, Viola Village Office, or Viola United Methodist Church.
The Blue River Valley Church will hold their Right to Life Walk on Saturday, January 21st, at 1:00. Those who wish to take part are to meet across from the new Muscoda library at 1:00.
A Senior Citizen Banquet, sponsored by the Muscoda Chamber of Commerce, Universal Silencer, and Muscoda St. Vincent de Paul Society, will be held on Saturday, January 21st, at St. John's gym in Muscoda. A social hour will start at 2:00 and the meal will be served at 5:30. Entertainment will be provided. The banquet is for senior citizens who are 60 and over from the Riverdale School District.
Tuesday, January 24
The next Thrift Shop Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, at 2:00. The Thrift Shop holds their board meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lone Rock will serve a chili and chicken noodle soup supper on Tuesday, January 24th, from 4:30-6:30.
The next SMART Recovery addiction group meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, from 7:00-8:30 in the lower level of the Richland Hospital.
The Rolling Hills Toastmaster Club will hold a Speechcraft program at the Richland Hospital starting Tuesday, January 24th. The program will run for eight weeks, and take place Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00. The program will be held in Pippin Room 1. Those interested are to arrive on Tuesday, January 24th for registration at 6:45 PM. Cost for the event is $50.00. For more information or to register call Robin Cosgrove at 604-7743 or Darlene Tagliapietra at 647-0255.
Wednesday, January 25
Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Gays Mills on Wednesday, January 25th, from 2:00-3:00 at 212 Main Street. For more information call 735-4690 or 872-2184.
Lone Rock Community Congregational Church will hold their men's pancake supper on Wednesday, January 25th, at the church. Serving will start at 4:30. Cost for adults is $8, kids 6-10 are $5 and children 5 and under are free.
A special program to help area residents learn the history of Richland County cemeteries and how to volunteer is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 25th, from 3:00-7:00 at the White House in Richland Center. Guest speaker Frank Groh from the Wisconsin Cemetery & Cremation Association will speak and answer questions at 5:00. The Richland County History room will have a display set up with pictures, maps, and letters. ARCH Genealogy, local vendors, and Richland Cemeteries web page author, Dave Thompson, will be on hand. For more information call 412-3341.
The Richland County Homelessness Prevention Coalition and Saint Barnabas Church will hold a hot soup supper for individuals and families experiencing homelessness on Wednesday evening, January 25th, from 6:00-11:00 at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Richland Center. Information about homelessness in Richland County and the Richland County Homelessness Prevention Coalition will be available. Care packages will be available for those in need. To volunteer or for more information contact Cathryn Scott at 647-8053.
Thursday, January 26
The next Richland Hospital Partners Quarterly meeting will take place on Thursday, January 26th, at 9:00 AM.
Saturday, January 28
The 26th Annual La Crosse Great Tri-State Rail Sale will take place on Saturday, January 28th, at the La Crosse Center from 9:00-3:00. There will be a hobby sale, model railroad flea market, and swap meet. Tickets will be $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information or to make a reservation call 781-9383 or 498-9522.
The Riverdale Communities Education Foundation Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday, January 28th, from 11:00-3:00 at the Riverdale Elementary School. There will be bounce houses, a balloon artist, face painting, free games and more. Bounce house wristbands are $10 for kids 5 and up, and $5 for children 4 and under.
Sunday, January 29
The Highland Lions Club will hold their 40th annual Dean Olson Memorial Winter Fisheree on Sunday, January 29th, at the Blackhawk Lake recreation area. Gates open at 5:00 AM. Events include a fishing contest, and euchre tournament. Children will have the opportunity to learn how to fish from 11:00-1:00. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-10:00. Those who bring a non-perishable item for the food drive will be entered into a special drawing. Other raffles and drawings will also take place at the event.
The annual Sandy Reetz Memorial 9-pin Tap Tournament fundraiser for GRACE, hosted by Team Sandy & Tom, will be held on Sunday, January 29th, at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. Shift times will be at 9:45 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost is $10. To sign up call the Phoenix Center at 649-7469.
The Missfit Dolls Roller Derby team will host an Open House and Recruitment night on Sunday, January 29th from 5:00-7:00 at the Richland Center Fellowship/Eagle School Gymnasium. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, February 8
Home Health United will hold a drop in grief support group for adults who have experienced a loss the second Wednesday of each month at the Richland County Courthouse. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8th, from 9:00-10:30. No registration is required and there is no cost to attend. The group is supported by the Richland County Veterans Service Office. Military veterans and their adult family members are welcome to attend. For more information call 1-877-356-4514 or visit homehealthunited.org.
Saturday, February 11
The Feed My Starving Children Pie Auction and Lunch fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 11th, from 11:00-1:30 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boscobel. The auction will begin at 11:30. Cost for adults is $5, kids 6-11 are $3 and children 5 and under are free. For more information call Sandy Schwab at 375-5546.
Saturday, February 18
The SWCAP Northern Grant County Food Pantry will hold an 8-Pin Tap bowling tournament fundraiser on Saturday, February 18th, at Boscobel Bowl and Banquet. There will be auctions, raffles, door prizes, music, and more. Three shifts will be available at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00. Teams of up to five people can take part. Cost will be $15 per person. Sign up by calling Boscobel Bowl and Banquet at 375-2200.