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Today is the final day to drop off a donation to the Ithaca Class of 2026's pajama drive. With every pair of brand new pajamas donated, Scholastic will match with a book. There are drop-off boxes at the following locations: Bindl Tire and Auto, Thrifty White, and Ithaca Schools Library.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Kickapoo High School on Wednesday, December 11th from 8:30 - 1:30. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
The Richland Center VFW Post #2267 and auxiliary will once again host the Tomah VA Drive to help veterans at the VA Hospital in Tomah. Members of the VFW and auxiliary will be stationed at the Richland County Bank lobby on Wednesday, December 11th from 9:00 - 3:00, accepting items that will greatly enhance the comfort and quality of life during the veterans’ stay at the hospital.
There will be a Hillsboro Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 11th from 11:00 - 4:00 at the Hillsboro Firemen's Community Center. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
The Weston National Honor Society will be co-hosting a blood drive with the Blood Center of Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 11th from Noon-5:00 pm in the high school gym. Students who are 16 years of age or older may donate with a parent/guardian-signed permission slip, which are located in the high school office. To make an appointment, sign up sheets are available in the high school office, or contact Julie Lewis at (608) 986-2404, ext. 113.
The South Central Dairy Testing Cooperative will host its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 11th at Noon at the Voyageur Inn in Reedsburg. Please call 524-3213 to make your reservation for the dinner.
The Richland County Health and Human Services-Public Health will host an Immunization Clinic on Wednesday, December 11th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the Community Services Building. These clinics offer all routine childhood vaccines for children covered by Badgercare or those without vaccine coverage.
There will be a Culver's Share Night at the Richland Center Culver's, to support the Boy Scouts Troop 81 on Wednesday, December 11th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.
Come join in a FREE Community Meal on Wednesday, December 11th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Lone Rock Elementary School. Deliveries are available by calling 608-574-1608 by 3:00 pm the day of the meal.
The Gloria Home-School Choir will hold a Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Tomah.
"A Christmas Carol" will be playing at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre until after Christmas. For more information, please visit www.milwaukeerep.com.
Please RSVP by today for the joint American Legion/Auxilary/SAL Christmas party to be held on Thursday, December 19th at 6:30 pm. The cost will be $13.00 and a RSVP is appreciated to Cheryl McNurlin by calling 585-4022.
The Richland County Republicans meeting will take place on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 pm in the County Board Room at the Courthouse.
The Richland County 4-H “Helping Hands” Mitten Drive is going now until January 15th. They are collecting scarves, mittens, hats and gloves (new and used), to donate to local schools, food pantries, soup kitchens and other organizations. Distribution dates/times are to be announced. Collection sites are Ed’s Family Foods, UW Extension Office-Richland Center, Walsh’s Ace Hardware, Thrifty White Pharmacy-Richland Center, Citizens First Bank-Viola, New Horizons-Boaz, Community First Bank-Muscoda, New Horizons-Blue River, Burnstad’s, Cazenovia Bank, and Walsh’s Ace-Muscoda.
The Partners of the Richland Hospital will host a Bake Sale on Friday, December 13th at the Hospital from 7:00 am until sold out, and at the Richland County Bank from 9:00 am until sold out.
Schmitt Woodland Hills, along with the Blood Center of Wisconsin, will host a blood drive on Friday, December 13th from 10:00 - 2:00. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Richland Hospital will host Music in Motion Therapy on Friday, December 13th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact Therapy at 647-6321.
Burnstad’s and the Buena Vista Wonder Workers will host Milk & Cookies with Santa on Friday, December 13th from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at Burnstad's Market.
The Kickapoo High School's Annual Holiday Dinner will be held on Friday, December 13th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the high school all purpose room. Donations of money or non-perishable food items for the Viola Food Pantry are encouraged.
St. Josephs Parish of Dodgeville is having an All-You-Can-Eat Family Style Fish Fry & Chicken Dinner on Friday, December 13th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at the school. Carry outs will be available from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
Lone Rock's "Festival of Trees" Community Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 13th at 7:00 pm at Battery Park, followed by a tour of outdoor lighting displays. There is also a tree lighting contest within a 2 mile radius of Lone Rock. For more information, contact Bev or Don at 583-3555.
While visiting Rotary Lights in the Park, make a stop and see Santa at the Richland Center Community/Senior Center on Friday and Saturday, December 13th and 14th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
The Annual Christmas Cookie and Candy Sale at the Lone Rock Congregational Church, will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Items will be sold at $7.00 per pound. Bring your own container. For more information call Joanne at (608) 583-2259.
The Sugar Grove Church will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00 - 1:00. Appointments can be made by calling Dennis Johnson at 538-3121, or by registering online at redcrossblood.org.
As part of the Festival of Trees, the Lone Rock Congregational Church will have a Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 14th at 8:00 am, and the Lone Rock PTO Craft Sale will start at the Lone Rock Elementary. Santa will be at the Masonic Lodge at 10:00 am, with a chili luncheon at 11:00 am in the lower level of the community building, followed by a Christmas program at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact Bev or Don at 583-3555.
The 20th Annual Avoca Christmas Craft Show and Bake Sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 - 2:30 at the Avoca Community Building. Santa and his Helper will join the fun from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, and Betty Hayes Dancers will perform at 12:30 pm.
Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat "Soup 'Sampler' Luncheon" at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Muscoda on Saturday, December 14th from 11:00 - 2:00 pm. The cost is $6.00 for Adults & $4.00 for Students, with proceeds to benefit the Riverdale Food Pantry.
The Smiles for a Child toy distribution is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th from Noon - 3:00 pm at the Richland Center American Legion Hall, next to Norm's Small Engines. For those that have applied, you will receive a confirmation letter, which you should bring with you to the distribution.
Friends of the Library will host Santa on Saturday, December 14th at the Muscoda Library from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Children from local communities are welcome.
Former Schmitt Woodland Hills employee, Anne Lafferty Hudgins, will be in the 2nd Floor Activity Room at Schmitt Woodland Hills on Saturday, December 14, 1:00 - 3:00 pm for a book signing of her new book, "Pared to the Bone." For more information, call Schmitt Woodland Hills at 608-647-8931.
The Boscobel Community Empty Stocking Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, December 14th starting at 3:00 pm at Pat and Greg Pour's house. Donations can be dropped off at the Pat and Greg's on the 12th and 13th. Any questions can be directed to Stan Fritz at 375-9108 or Kempert Krogen at 391-0143.
The "Bringing Christmas Home" Cantata will be performed by the Free Methodist Church Choir in Richland Center on Sunday, December 15th at 10:00 A.M.
The Richland County Junior Dairy Breeders invite any area young person, whether they have a farm background or not, interested in showing a dairy project animal to a bowling and pizza party at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center at 1:00 Sunday, December 15. The free party will allow young people to meet other exhibitors and decide if showing a dairy animal is something they would like to pursue.
A Low Vision Support Group will meet on Monday, December 16th from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center with any questions.
"Fight With Mike" t-shirts are available for purchase as a fundraiser to assist the Mike Nigl family as Mike receives treatments for stage 4 stomach cancer. T-shirts are $12.00 each, plus $5.00 for shipping if to be mailed out. Please pre-pay by cash or check to Emma Ruetten or Rosie Smith. You can mail orders and payments to RC Dance & Gymnastics, 333 Industrial Drive, Richland Center, WI 53581. Be sure to include sizes and an address if the shirts are to be mailed out. There are also bracelets available for $3.00 each.
The S.O.U.L. Kitchen will host a Community Meal at the Town and Country Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, December 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Please call 608-604-8047 by 3:00 pm to have a meal delivered.
A Free Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Richland Hospital. for more information, contact a Dietitian at 647-6321.
The Vernon County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic on Thursday, December 19th from 9:00 - 1:30 am and from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at the Health Department. These clinics are for those who are uninsured, have Medicaid, Badger Care or if their insurance does not cover vaccines. A $2 donation per vaccination is requested. Influenza vaccines are still available for $25 for adults and $2 for children. Please call the Health Department at 637-5251 with any questions.
The Richland County Health and Human Services-Public Health will host an Immunization Clinic on Thursday, December 19th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the Community Services Building. These clinics offer all routine childhood vaccines for children covered by Badgercare or those without vaccine coverage.
The annual Riverdale Alumni Pep Band will be on Thursday, December 19th at the Riverdale Elementary and Middle School. Alums of Riverdale, Muscoda, Avoca and Blue River High Schools, along with anyone who has played in high school band, are welcome to join us in this annual event. Music will be available at 6:00 p.m. for a 6:30 beginning. For more information, contact Chris Simonson at 739-3116 or 604-2812.
The Richland Hospital will host Music in Motion Therapy on Friday, December 20th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact Therapy at 647-6321.
While visiting Rotary Lights in the Park, make a stop and see Santa at the Richland Center Community/Senior Center on Friday, December 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
All kids in Grades K-3 are invited to a “Trim the Tree” Story Hour on Saturday, December 21st from 10:30- 11:30 am
at the Brewer Public Library.
There will be Free Blood Pressure Checks at the Richland Hospital on Monday, December 23rd from Noon - 4:00 pm. Contact Deanna Gochenaur at 647-6321 for more information.
There will be a Thirft Shop Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 24th at 2:00 pm.
The Brewer Public Library's first ever LEGO/Building BLOCKS Extravaganza for kids kindergarten and up, will take place on Friday, December 27th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.