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Friday, January 23

Crossroads Youth Center will be closed through Saturday, January 24th due to remodeling.


The Richland Center High School Wrestling Soup & Salad Supper Fundraiser will take place on Friday, January 23rd from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Richland Center High School East Commons prior to the dual meet and State Qualifier against Lancaster. Cost is a free will donation with proceeds helping cover costs of next year's Bi-State Tournament and purchase team equipment. This is also RC's Wrestling Hall of Fame Night and Seniors Night.  All wrestlers that went to State at some point for the Hornets will be honored at 6:30.


Pre-register by January 23rd for the NHS of Southwest Wisconsin Home Buyer Education Classes to be held on Saturday, January 24th from 8:00 - 4:00 at the UW-Extension Office- East Hall. The morning session concentrates on improving financial health, while the afternoon session covers topics specific to those who are ready to become homeowners. To pre-register, call NHS at 647-4949.


Please RSVP by January 23rd to the Muscoda Chamber of Commerce Annual Senior Citizen Banquet to be held on Saturday, January 24 at St. John's gym in Muscoda, by calling Dennis Brown at 739-3616. Social hour will begin at 2:00 pm with the meal being served at 5:30. Seniors (aged 60 and over) residing in the Riverdale School District are invited to this free event.


Saturday, January 24

The Cross Plains Child Passenger Safety Program will be hosting a free child car seat check on Saturday, January 24th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. at the Cross Plains Fire Departmen. Contact Greg at 608-798-4100 for more information.


The Richland Center Archery Club will host a Youth Archery class for those 17 and under only, the next four Saturdays at Anderson Outdoors. The next session will take place on Saturday, January 24th. There will be two sessions each day: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 11:00 - Noon.  For more information and to register, please call Jim Birch at 647-3423.


Sunday, January 25

The Highlands Lions Club Annual Dean Olson Memorial Winter Fisheree will take place on Sunday, January 25th at Blackhawk Lake. Gates open at 5:00 am with the fishing contest running from 6:30 am - 2:30 pm. There will be a Euchre Tournament at 12:30 pm, meat paddles and door prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each or 6 for $5.


The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary's in Richland Center will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, January 25th from 8:30 - Noon in the church hall. Cost is a free will offering for all-you-can-eat, with proceeds to benefit the parish school. 


The Panama Missions Group will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, January 25th at Noon at the Richland Center Fellowship Church. Cost is $5 each with money going to fund the trip to Panama.


The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held on Sunday, January 25th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary School in Richland Center. All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate. Participants are required to show proof of age and have written parental consent. For entry forms and additional information, please contact Brian Puls at 608-354-2649.


The Richland County Junior Dairy Breeders will host a Bowling Party on Sunday, January 25th at 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Center. All youth, ages 6-20 that are interested in exhibiting dairy are invited to attend.


Monday, January 26

The Rotary Club of Richland County still has pies available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a pie, please contact Rich Schwarting at 604-7685.


The Richland Hospital will host free Blood Pressure checks on Monday, January 26 from Noon - 4:00 pm.


The School to Career Initiative, a collaboration of industries, schools and community members to create a School to Career Program, will meet on Monday, January 26th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Richland Center Fellowship. For more information, contact Mike Breininger at 604-7226, Mick Cosgrove or Dale Bender.


Lincoln School in Richland Center will be hosting an Early Childhood and 4-Year-Old Registration and Screening for the Richland School District on February 9 - 12. This screening is for children who will be 4 or 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015. Please contact the Richland School Disctrict Office at 647-6106 to set an appointment.


Wednesday, January 28

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Gays Mills on Wednesday, January 28th from 2:00 - 3:00 at 212 Main Street.


The Men's Annual Pancake and Whole Hog Sausage Supper at the Lone Rock Congregational Church will take place on Wednesday, January 28th at 4:30 pm. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children for all-you-can-eat.


The Richland County Homelessness Prevention Coalition will hold a point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families on Wednesday, January 28th from 9:00 pm - Midnight at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Richland Center. Funds to prevent homelessness in Richland County are available based on this count. Drop by the warming center to fill out an anonymous survey. Care kits and resource information will be available to survey participants. To volunteer or for more information, contact Cathryn Scott at 608-647-8053.


Thursday, January 29

The Lone Rock Community Library will host an Open House on Thursday, January 29the from 11:00 - 7:00 to honor present Library Director, Rita Magno.  People are asked to stop by and wish Rita well in her new position as Library Director of the Alma Community Library.


The annual meeting of the United Givers of Richland County will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 5:00 pm in the Pippin Hall of the Richland Hospital.


Shelby's Jeans2Homeless Donation Drive for gently used jeans, will take place from now until February 10th. Drop-off locations are Prem Meats, Highland Schools, Golden Living Center, Muscoda Village Hall, Burnstad's Market, and Ruetten Auto. Please call 739-2950 for more information.


Friday, January 30

The 92nd annual Snowflake Ski Tournament in Westby will take place Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st. Friday night opening ceremonies begin at 7:00 pm and competition starts at 7:30 with
fireworks between rounds. Saturday opening ceremonies will begin at Noon with the competition at 12:30.
Buttons are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate, children 12 and under are free. Buttons can be ordered online at snowflakeskiclub.com.


Saturday, January 31

Upland Hills Health of Dodgeville will host a Super Saturday Enrollment Event on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00 - 1:00 at the Southwest Technical College Outreach Center in Dodgeville for those that need help enrolling in BadgerCare Plus or Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information, call Stefanie Scribbins at 348-9766 ext. 507, or at 574-1866.


The 4000 Foundation Limited presents the 24th Annual La Crosse Great Tri-State Rail Sale on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00 - 3:00 at the La Crosse Center. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free.


A Super Saturday Health Insurance Enrollment Event will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 - 2:00 at the Reedsburg Pubic Library. Knowledgeable assisters will be available to help you enroll in Badger-Care Plus or the Health Insurance Marketplace. Budgeting assistance will also be available. For questions regarding this free event or the Health Insurance Market Place, contact Deb Bristol 647-8821.


A benefit to help rebuild the Castle Rock Inn, which was damaged by a fire last year, will be held on Saturday, January 31st at 1:00 pm at Boscobel Bowl and Banquet.  There will be a live auction during the event and music by DJ Chris Easler at 7:00 pm. Monetary donations may be taken to American Bank in Fennimore. Other donations are being accepted. For more information, please contact Susan at 988-4693 or Misty at 723-4444.


Upland Hills Health of Dodgeville will host a Family and Friends CPR Program on Wednesday, February 11th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Upland Hills Health Conference Room A/B. Space is limited, so please register by calling 930-7147.


Sunday, February 1

Ss. Anthony & Philip Church of Highland will host its annual Euchre Tournament on Sunday, February 1st at 10:30 am. Cost is $3 to play. Cash prizes of $75, $50 & $25. There will be music, concessions, raffle, contests, door prizes. A Live Auction will start at 1:00 pm. Visit www.ssanthonyandphilip.com/activities for a list of auction items. For more information, call 608-929-7490.


The Richland Center Lions Club will host a Sweetheart Dance on Sunday, February 1st from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the White House. Monty Berger and the Country Gold Band will be performing. There will be door prizes, a Chinese raffle, 50/50 raffle and food available by Country Kitchen. Admission is $5 with the proceeds to support club projects for children and vision. For more information, please contact Lorraine at 604-9462 or Emily at 649-2155.


Wednesday, February 4

The Doudna PTO will host a Papa Murphy's Share Night on Wednesday, February 4th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. 10% of the profits during this time will go to the PTO.


Make your appointment by 4:30 pm February 4th for Look good... Feel Better program. The next session will be at the Richland Hospital on Thursday, February 5. Time is set by appointment, by calling Rita at 647-6096.


The  Blue River United Methodist Church will host a Free Community Dinner on Wednesday, February 4 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Blue River Community Building.


The S.O.U.L. Kitchen will host a free community meal on Wednesday, February 4th from 5:30 - 7:00 at Town & Country Presbyterian Church.  To have a meal delivered please call 604-8047 by 3:00 pm the day of the meal.


Make your reservation today for the Richland Center Women's Connection "Paper Roses" Breakfast Buffet to be held on Tuesday, February 10 at 9:15 am at the White House.  Music will be provided by Deb Niemeyer, who will also be creating paper roses. Guest speaker, Gina Stanley of Neenah, will talk about what to do "When Your Plans Fall Apart." To make a reservation, call Beth Ann at 647-5491 or Phyllis at 536-3762.


Thursday, February 5

The Parkinson's Education/Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 5th at 10:00 am at the Richland Center Community and Senior Center. The topic will be Exercises for Flexibility and Mobility.


The Ancestors of Richland County Hills (ARCH) genealogy club and guests will meet Thursday, February 5 at 5:30 pm in the Brewer Library History Room.  Mike Nee will present on his work as a botanist. 


Friday, February 6

St. Luke's Parish of Plain will host its Family-Style Fish Fry on Friday, February 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Carry-outs are available.


Saturday, February 7

Weston Schools will host a Toy Tractor Show on Saturday, February 7th from 9:00 - 3:00.  Display only booths are free, however vendor booths are $5 each.  Admission is free with breakfast and lunch being served on the grounds.  For more information and to rent a booth, contact Mitzi Hisel at 986-2151 ext. 100 or email Sue Louis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Panama Mission Trip will have coupon books available for purchase February 7 - 14. The cost is $10 per book for $60 worth of coupons good in the Richland County community. For more information and to purchase a coupon book, contact Adam Coleman at 647-8124.


Sunday, February 8

The 35th Annual Avoca and Rural Fire Department Fisheree will take place on Sunday, February 8th starting at 8:00 am at the Avoca Community Building. There will be a bake sale at 11:00 am, a euchre tournament at Noon, meat paddles, door prizes and an auction.


Monday, February 9

A Health Insurance Enrollment Fair in Sauk County will take place on Monday, February 9th from 9:00 - 5:00 at the West Square Building in Baraboo. Walk-ins will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis until 4:00 pm. Certified Application Counselors and Insurance Agents will be available. If you are unable to attend the Sauk County enrollment fair but need assistance applying, please contact Staci at (608) 355-3290.


Tuesday, February 10

Blood Center of Wisconsin will host a blood drive on Tuesday, February 10 from 10:00 - 3:00 at UW-Richland.  To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), or visit www.bcw.edu. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome.


Wednesday, February 11

Southwest Technical College in Fennimore will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 11th from 10:00 - 3:00 in Room 365 of the Lenz Conference Center. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org. Though appointments are preferred, walk-ins are also welcome.


Tuesday, February 17

There will be a Free Legal Clinic on Tuesday, February 17 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Richland County Courthouse.


Wednesday, February 18

Blood Center of Wisconsin will host a blood drive on Wednesday, February 18 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at MPC in Richland Center. To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), or visit www.bcw.edu. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome.


The S.O.U.L. Kitchen will host a free community meal on Wednesday, February 18th from 5:30 - 7:00 at Town & Country Presbyterian Church.  To have a meal delivered please call 604-8047 by 3:00 pm the day of the meal.


Thursday, February 19

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Richland Center on Thursday, February 19th from 3:30 - 5:00 at Richland Center Fellowship.  Those in line by 4:00 will be given a full share.


Monday, February 23

The Richland Hospital will give free blood pressure checks on Monday, February 23rd from Noon - 4:00 pm.


Wednesday, February 25

There will be an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 25th from 11:30 - 5:30 at the Richland Community Center.  To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org


Thursday, February 26

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will host a Memory Cafe on Thursday, February 26th from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Richland Center Woodman Senior Center. For more information, contact Becky DeBuhr at 723-4288.


Saturday, February 28

Richland Center Archery will host its annual Driftless Area Deer Classic on Saturday, February 28th from 9:00 - 6:00 at the Richland Center Middle School. Registration starts at 9:00 am. Admission is $5, kids 12 and under admitted free.  For more information, contact Jim Birch at 647-3423, or visit www.richlandcenterarchery.com