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Thursday, December 13

The Richland Center Chamber will hold a special holiday Jingle Jingle Mix and Mingle social hour on Thursday, December 13th from 5:00-7:00 PM at The Pit. Those attending should wear holiday attire including ugly sweaters. There will be prizes for the best attire.

Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin will present “Christmas in the Land of Oz” at the Richland County Performing Arts Center City Auditorium on Thursday, December 13th and Saturday, December 15th at 7:00 PM. Tickets at the door are $10 and $5 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. 

The Richland Middle School Music Department will present a Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 PM in the Richland Center High School Auditorium. Groups that will be featured include the 6th Grade Band, 8th Grade Jazz Band, 8th Grade Concert Band and the 8th Grade Choir. Admission is free, but there will be a collection of food items for the “Snack packs for Back packs” program. Food items that will be collected include pudding, fruit, or vegetable cups, granola bars, juice boxes and more. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

The Rotary Lights in the Park season is now open at Krouskop Park. The display will be open from 6:00-9:00 PM every night through December 31st. A time for people to walk through will take place from 6:00-7:00 PM and drivers may drive through the display from 7:00-9:00 PM. Those attending should bring an item to donate to the food pantry.

Friday, December 14

The Spring Green Chamber will hold a Christmas silent auction fundraiser on Friday, December 14th at 7:00 PM at Arthur's Supper Club in Spring Green. There will be music provided by a dj, a cash bar and more. Trees will be on display along with other silent auction items. For more information call Jennifer at 604-9115.

Junior and senior members of the Lone Rock American Legion Auxiliary 383 and helpers have assembled the William Middleton Memorial Veterans' Hospital Giving Tree at the Royal Bank of Lone Rock. The tree is decorated with labeled tags with items needed by veterans at the hospital. The public is invited to purchase items listed on the tags and return the items to Royal Bank. All items should be returned to the bank by December 14. 

Richland Center VFW Post 2267 will hold its Veterans fundraiser on Friday, December 14th at Richland County Bank. VFW members will be collecting items for Veterans at Tomah VA and local Richland County Veterans. Items being collected include tissues, deodorant, toothpaste, candy, hand creams, baby wipes, socks, lap blankets, and more. For more information call 647-4884.

The Richland County Transportation Program will offer bus rides through the Richland Center Rotary Lights display on Tuesday, December 18th. The bus ride is free but those riding the bus should bring a donation with them for the Richland Food Pantry. An additional day will be added, if needed, for Thursday, December 27th. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 608-647-4616. The bus will pick people up at home starting at 6:30 PM.

Saturday, December 15

The Richland Center High School Student Council will hold a prom dress resale event on Saturday, December 15th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Richland Center High School. Cost to register dresses the day of the event will be $10 for every dress with registration taking place from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Funds earned by registration of dresses will go towards leadership conferences for the RCHS student council to attend. 

Christ Countryside Ministries will hold a special live Nativity Christmas event on Saturday, December 15th from 10:00-2:00 at the Richland Center Community Center. There will be cookie decorating, a caroling choir, and more. Everyone is invited to attend. 

St. Mary's Keyesville, VFW Post 2267, and members of the Military Honor Guard will sponsor the 2nd annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony on Saturday December 15th at 32605 Durst Ln., Keyesville. Anyone wishing to place a wreath on their family or loved ones grave prior to the program should arrive by 10:00 AM. The program will start at 11:00 AM.

The Apostolic Faith Church will hold a special Christmas program on Saturday, December 15th at 6:00 PM. The program will include a Christmas Cantata. The church is located at the corner of Burton and Larson Streets.

The Richland Center Knights of Columbus invites the public to bingo on Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 PM at the Richland Center Community Center.

Sunday, December 16

Park Street Christian Church, Richland Center will present its Christmas Musical, "Down From His Glory" on Sunday, December 16th at 4:00 PM at the church. A free soup and chili supper will follow the musical. For more information call 647-3702.

The Richland Center Peace United Methodist Church senior choir will present a free Christmas concert on Sunday, December 16th at 7:00 PM at the church. The Kids 4 Peace children's choir will also perform at the concert. For more information call 647-4559.

Monday, December 17

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Highland on Monday, December 17th at Ss. Anthony and Philip Church. Registration will start at 4:00 PM and the distribution will run from 5:30-6:30 PM. There is no income requirement. Those attending should bring boxes or bags for groceries. For more information call 929-7713.

The Richland Center Church of the Nazarene will serve a traditional Christmas dinner on Tuesday, December 25th at noon at the Nazarene Outreach Center. Those who will be alone on the holiday or unable to have a Christmas dinner are invited to attend. Reservations must be made by December 23rd and may be done by calling Karen at 647-8513.

Tuesday, December 18

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Tuesday, December 18th in Boscobel at 11:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

A free legal clinic will be held on Tuesday, December 18th from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Richland County Courthouse.

Jefferson Elementary will hold its elementary winter concert on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 PM at the school. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, December 19

The Richland Area Farmers Market will offer holiday markets at the Brewer Public Library basement meeting room every Wednesday afternoon from 2:00-6:00 PM through December 19th. The market offering will vary each week depending on the participating vendors. The library basement is easily accessible for all guests.

The Richland Community Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Wednesday, December 19th from 4:00-5:30 PM at the Lighthouse Chapel. 

Child Evangelism Fellowship will hold its Ultimate Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 19th at Jefferson Elementary School in Richland Center from 6:00-7:15 PM. Children attending will learn about the true meaning of Christmas, sing songs, play games and enjoy Christmas cookies. There will also be prizes. Kids age 5-12 are welcome to attend the free event. For more information call 647-2003.

Thursday, December 20

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be at Richland Center Fellowship on Thursday, December 20th. 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.

Monday, December 24

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lime Ridge will hold a Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24th at 5:30 PM at the church. The Christmas Day worship will be held on Tuesday, December 25th at 8:30 AM.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Hillpoint will hold a Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24th at 7:00 PM at the church. A Christmas Day worship service will take place on Tuesday, December 25th at 10:00 AM.