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Monday, March 30

Residents of Blue River that were previously asked to run a stream of water to prevent a freeze, can now turn their water off.


Richland Center Utilities will be closing Bohmann Drive on Monday, March 30th at 6:00 am until work is completed to install a force main pipe.  Alternate routes will be accessible to area businesses and residences.


The Richland Medical Center G.R.A.C.E. team will be hosting a used book sale beginning on Monday, March 30 through April 10 in the second floor lobby. The opening day of the sale will also include a bake sale. The used book sale will include magazines, games, audio CDs, VHS and DVD movies. The book sale will run from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 10.


Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Highland on Monday, March 30th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm at Ss. Anthony and Philip Church.


St. Luke Lutheran Church of Richland Center will conduct Holy Week Services beginning Holy Monday, March 30th through Holy Easter Mass on Sunday, April 5th. Vespers will be held on Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Communion services will be held on Holy Thursday at 7:30 pm and Good Friday at Noon and at the 7:30 pm Tenebrae Service. Spoken vespers will be held at 7:30pm on Holy Saturday. The Resurrection of Christ in the Holy Easter Mass will be held on Easter Sunday at 9:00 am. 


Tuesday, March 31

Spring Break at the Library continues on Tuesday, March 31st with an Open Art Studio for children and families from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.


The Richland Hospital will sponsor a Golf Conditioning program on Tuesday, March 31st from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Richland Center High School.  Dave Knight will run the program to help with proper conditioning to get your golf swing off to a strong start.  Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A team of 6 will cost $75 in advance or $90 at the door, when registered together. For more information, contact Sharon Panske at 647-6321 etx. 2432.


A “Mysteries of the Driftless” film will be presented on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Gays Mills Commerce Center. Join local executive producer Tim Jacobson with his Emmy award-winning film, exploring the natural mysteries and wonders of the Driftless area and its rare ecosystems. Wisconsin traveling acoustic musician, Lima O’Brien, will share some music.  For more details, contact Edie Ehlert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 608-734-3223.


The Spring Green Lions Food Pantry Community Challenge will take place now through April 15th.  Food donations can be dropped off the following locations: Grandma Mary's Diner and Arena Elementary, Royal Bank and Lone Rock Elementary, Pamela's Fine Jewelry, Spring Green Village Office and Spring Green Pet Resort. Cash gifts are always welcome. For every $1.00 donated, the Spring Green Lions Club will match your gift with a $1.00 contribution up to $1,000. Checks should be made payable to “Spring Green LIONS Club” and sent to Spring Green Lions Club, Attn: Food Pantry, PO Box 313, Spring Green, WI 53588.


Wednesday, April 1

Blue River United Methodist Church will sponsor a Free Community Supper on Wednesday, April 1 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Blue River Community Building.


The SOUL Kitchen will host a community meal on Wednesday, April 1st from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Town and Country Prebysterian. To have a meal delivered, please call 604-8047 by 3:00 pm the day of the meal.


Community Players will be holding "Early Bird" dance auditions for Mary Poppins on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2 at 6:30 pm at the Richland Center City Auditorium.  Call Andrew Sharp at 647-7373 for more information.


Register by April 1st for a Prescribed Burn Workshop 101 to take place on Saturday April 4 from 8:30 - 4:00 at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center.  This one day course consists of classroom discussion in the morning and actual burning (weather permitting) in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided. You must be 18 years of age or older by April 3 to participate. The cost is $40 or $35 for KWC Members and is limited to 30 people. To register online visit www.kickapoowoods.org or send your name, address, payment and phone number to: Kickapoo Woods Cooperative, RX Burn Workshop, 110 South Main St., Viroqua, WI 54665.


Thursday, April 2

The Lone Rock American Legion Auxiliary #383 will sponsor an Easter Bake Sale at the Royal Bank of Lone Rock. The sale will run on Thursday, April 2nd from 8:30 - 3:00 and on Friday, April 3rd from 8:30 - 6:00.


MOMS of Richland Area will meet on Thursday, April 2nd at 10:00 am at 794 N. Jeffererson Street.  The day will be geared to the kids in celebration of Easter.  For more information, call 608-475-4558.


During Spring Break at the Library, stop in on Thursday, April 2nd from 1:30-3:00 pm for LEGO play. Come learn how many LEGO bricks tall you are, build a maze, or enjoy free play time at the Brewer Public Library.  You can also take part in the launch of the First Thursday Teens-Only Program (13-19) from 3:30 - 5:00.  Each month they create different projects using advanced materials and chemicals. April will be creating black out poetry in honor of National Poetry Month and art with Sharpie markers.


The Ancestors of Richland County Hills (ARCH) genealogy club and guests will meet on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm in the Brewer Library History Room. Richard Dieter will talk about Indian Trail Marker Trees. 


A Maundy Thursday Service will be held on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:15 pm at Grace Community Church. It will be a traditional service with communion and hymns.


Friday, April 3

St. Luke's Church in Plain will host its Family-Style Fish Fry on Friday, April 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Carry-outs are available.


Rgister by April 3rd for the Spring Wild Edible Hike to take place on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 - 3:00 at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.  This workshop will offer significant walking time, discussion and review. Dress for being outside in spring weather, and please bring a notebook and sack lunch. The cost is $30 or $27 KVR Friends. for more information or to register, call 608-625-2960 visit kvr.state.wi.us


Crossroads Youth Center will be closed Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 for Easter weekend.


The Richland Hospital will sponsor a Performance Nutrition for the High School Athlete presentation on Wednesday, April 15th at the White House.  Karla Horsfall, Division 1 Collegiate Sports Dietitian, will present on all aspects of perfomance fueling and recovery as well as supplements. The night starts with socializing at 6:00 pm, dinner served at 7:00 and the presentation will begin at 8:00.  Volunteer coaches and middle school coaches and spouses will be $10 each and $20 for the general public. Paid coaches, school nurses and principals from Ithaca, Richland Center, Riverdale and UW-Richland will be admitted free. RSVP by April 3rd to Sharon at 647-6321 ext. 2432. 


Saturday, April 4

The Women's Relief Corp will be selling food during the Flea Market at the Center Cafe Banquet Hall on Saturday, April 4th from 7:00 am until sold or closed.


There will be  a Singalong at the Yuba Reading Room in the Community Center on Saturday, April 4th from 10:00 - Noon.  Everyone is invited to bring instruments and voices.


Hidden Valley Community Church of Richland Center will sponsor an Easter Egg Scramble with 12,000 eggs for children ages two years old up to 5th grade. The scramble will start at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 4th behind the White House near the gazebo. Registration begins at Noon. There will be bounce houses, face painting, Rural Route 1 popcorn, the Easter Bunny, and more. 


The Boscobel Fire Department will host a Fireworks Fundraiser on Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 pm at the Pour House.


Sunday, April 5

La Farge United Methodist Church will host an Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 5.  Easter Breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 9:00 am with an Easter Celebration Service to follow at 9:00.


An Easter Breakfast will be served by the youth at Grace Community Church on Sunday, April 5th from 8:30 - 9:45 am.  Easter morning service will follow at 10:15 am. 


Monday, April 6

There will be a neighborhood association meeting for the Haseltine Hills Neighborhood on Monday, April 6th at 7:15 pm at 1286 Center Lane, Richland Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Deb Bristol at 604-8840.


Tuesday, April 7

A Free Legal Clinic will be held on Tuesday, April 7th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Richland County Courthouse.


The La Farge Girls Basketball team and the La Farge Booster Club will sponsor Donkey Basketball on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm in the La Farge High School Gym.  Advance tickets are $8 and available at Viola Quick Stop, Shear Bliss, La Farge State Bank, Sleep Hollow and La Farge Zzip Stop. Tickets at the door are $10, children 5 and under are free. Enjoy a silent auction, raffles concessions and free donkey rides.


Wednesday, April 8

Reserve your spot by 4:30 pm today for Look Good Feel Better. The next session will be at the Richland Hospital on Thursday, April 9th. Time is set by appointment. To make an appointment, call Rita at 647-6096.


Make your reservation today for the Richland Women's Connection "A High School Senior's Future" Breakfast Buffet to be held on Tuedsay, April 14th at 9:15 am at the White House. Claire Hineline, a RCHS Senior will be featured as well as guest speaker and singer, Lula Minor of Moline, Illinois, as she speaks of hope through hit all since the loss of her son. To reserve your spot, call Beth Ann at 647-5491 or Phyllis at 536-3762.


Saturday, April 11

The Soldiers Grove Fire Department 12th Annual Pancake Supper will take place on Saturday, April 11th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Soldiers Grove American Legion Hall.  Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10.


The 10th Annual Hillsboro Area Easter Community Dinner will be hosted by St. Aloysius and St. Jerome Parishoners on Saturday, April 11th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at the Hillsboro High School Cafeteria. Free will offerings will be accepted. Carry-outs and deliveries to the home-bound are available by calling Judy at 464-3920 by Noon on Saturday.


Monday, April 13

The Richland Hospital will hold free blood pressure checks on Monday, April 13th from Noon - 4:00 pm.


The Lone Rock Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Monday, April 13th from 5:00 -6:00 pm at the Lone Rock Elementary. The pantry serves families whose children attend Lone Rock Elementary and citizens of Lone Rock.


Tuesday, April 14

A Build Confidence in Walking and Reduce Falls program will take place on Tuesday, April 14th at 10:00 am in the Park Hotel Apartments Community Room. A free Stepping On Demo and Information on the Silver Sneakers Program will be given.


Newborn Education classes at the Richland Hospital will begin on Tuesday, April 14th. Classes will take place the 2nd Tuesday every other month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.


Wednesday, April 15

The SOUL Kitchen will host a community meal on Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Town and Country Prebysterian. To have a meal delivered, please call 604-8047 by 3:00 pm the day of the meal.


Thursday, April 16

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Richland Center on Thursday, April 16th from 3:30 - 6:00 pm at Richland Center Fellowship.  Those in line by 4:00 will be given a full share.


Saturday, April 18

The Nascar Fans United Walk With Grace team will host the 3rd Annual Toy Tractor Show on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00 - 2:00 at the Richland Community Center.  Admision is $2. For more information, contact Don Maxwell at 647-4234.  All proceeds go to GRACE.


The 8th Annual Toddler Tech Day will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 am - Noon at the Richland Hospital.  For more information, contact Deanna Gochenaur at 647-6321 ext. 2413.


The Muscoda American Legion Post 85 will be serving burgers at Muscoda's Railroad Park on Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 - 2:00.  All proceeds will support Muscoda's Friends of the Library Fund.


Big Top Chautauqua returns to Richland Center on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 pm at the Richland Center High School.  Michael Perry returns as well as music from Blue Canvas Orchestra.  Advance tickets are available for $13 at Ed's Family Foods, Burnstad's and Viroqua Food Co-op, or online at www.bigtop.org.  Tickets at the door are $15.


Sunday, April 19

The Buena Vista Wonder Workers 4-H club will host an Ice Cream Social Luncheon on Sunday, April 19th from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Gotham Town Hall. 


Monday, April 20

To participate in the Lone Rock Village-Wide Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th, sign up at Royal Bank Lone Rock. Cost is $5 to be put on the map.


Tuesday, April 21

A free Diabetes Class on stress reduction will take place on Tuesday, April 21st from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the Richland hospital. For more information, contact a Dietitian at 647-6321.


A Free Legal Clinic will be held on Tuesday, April 21st from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Richland County Courthouse.


Wednesday, April 22

Labor Support classes at the Richland Hospital will begin on Wednesday, April 22nd. Classes will take place the 4th Wednesday every other month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.


Thursday, April 23

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will host a Memory Cafe on Thursday, April 23rd from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Richland Center Woodman Senior Center. For more information, contact Becky DeBuhr at 723-4288.


Friday, April 24

The Lone Rock Village-Wide Garage Sale will take place Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th. Maps are available at Royal Bank, DZ's and Shell.


Saturday, April 25

The Woman's Relief Corp Department meeting will take place on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am, with lunch to follow, at the White House.


The Annual Kickapoo Valley Reserve Spring Fling Benefit will take place on Saturday, April 25 the from 3:00 - 9:00 pm.  Activities will include: a plant identification walk, nature walk with binoculars, water quality activities, kite flying, natural play area, star gazing, music, silent auction, raffle and more. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and the Richland Center - Santa Teresa Sister City Project. Cost is $10 and children 12 and under free. For more information, visit kvr.state.wi.us.


Monday, April 27

The Richland Hospital will hold free blood pressure checks on Monday, April 27th from Noon - 4:00 pm.


Wednesday, April 29

The Ralph Nuzum Lecture Series: Passenger Pigeon will take place on Wednesday, April 29th at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Explore the ecology and life history of the passenger pigeon and other extinct and endangered birds, current extinction crises, endangered species recovery and more from presenter Stanley Temple. Refreshments and socializing will begin at 6:30 pm, with the talk at 7:00.