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Sunday, July 24

The Richland Center High School Boys Soccer Team Rummage Sale has been postponed. The rummage sale was to take place Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd, and 24th. No make up date has been scheduled.


Midwest Fire Fest will be held at West Side Park in Cambridge Sunday, July 24th from 10:00-4:00. Activities include pottery, iron pours, welding, hot glass, fire dancing, fire food and music.


Monday, July 25

Ash Creek and Willow Valley Church Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th in downtown Ithaca. The school will run from 9:00-12:00 each day. Any child 3 years through 6 grade are welcome to attend. If you have any questions call Annette at 585-3362.


The Richland Hospital will give free blood pressure checks on Monday, July 25th, from 12:00-4:00.


The Brewer Public Library will host a "Maker Monday" event on Monday, July 25th, as part of their ongoing Summer Reading Program. Students can drop by the library anytime between 2:00-5:00 to create their own Medieval castles. The program is free and open to youth of all ages.


Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold their distribution in Highland on Monday, July 25th, at 4:30 at Ss. Anthony and Phillip Church.


Beulah Wesleyan Church will host a Bible School from Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 28th, from 6:00-8:00 each evening. The Bible school is for kids age 5 to 12. To register call 647-4695.


Richland Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church will hold a teen bible study titled, "Most Important Questions," for three weeks. Many core issues teens face will be discussed at this event. The study will run now through August 6th. The study will be held Monday, Friday and Saturday each week. Monday and Friday the study will start at 7:00 PM, and Saturday's study will start at 3:00.


The Board on Aging and Long Term Care is seeking volunteers to train as advocates for older adults living in nursing homes in the counties of La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson, Juneau, Adams, Richland, Crawford and Grant.  Those interested in the program can contact Karen Price at 608-789-6366 or toll free at 1-800-815-0015.


This year's Walk With Grace luminary bags are available at Richland County Bank, Associated Bank, and All American Do-It Center. They are also available at the GRACE office on Wednesday from 10:00-2:00. Decorated bags with the completed form and a $5 donation for each name, can be returned to the GRACE office, your team captain or to the park the day of the walk. The luminary ceremony will be Friday, August 12th at 9:00.


Tuesday, July 28

The Brewer Public Library will host a Lego Club program on Tuesday, July 26th from 10:00-2:00. Youth are invited to the library for free Lego play time.


The Thrift Shop board meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 28th, at 2:00.


Wednesday, July 27

The Brewer Public Library invites all families to come to their Summer Reading Closing Party at the Richland Center Community Center on Wednesday, July 27th, at 10:00 for a Kid's "Mad Science of Richland County" program. Youth will have the opportunity to take part in live science experiments and demonstrations led by UW-Richland's Chemistry professor, Dr. Brandon Fetterly. The program is free and open to youth of all ages.


The Brewer Public Library in Richland Center hosts Everybody Storytime sessions every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30-11:00. Everybody Storytime is open to children ages six and under.


Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold their distribution in Gays Mills on Wednesday, July 27th, from 2:00-3:00 at 212 Main Street.


The Muscoda American Legion Post 85 will serve Burgers in Park Wednesday, July 27th, at Railroad Park from 4:00-8:00.


The Richland Hospital will offering a breastfeeding class on Wednesday, July 27th from 6:00-9:30. For more information call the Richland Hospital at 647-6321.


Richland County Beef Producers will hold their Field Day on Saturday, July 30th, starting at 4:00 at the Mathews Farm at 14320 County Road I, in Viola. A farm tour will be held at 4:00, dinner will be served at 5:00 and the presentation is set to start at 6:00. Registration forms are to be returned by Wednesday, July 27th. For more information call Adam Hady at 647-6148.


Thursday, July 28

Partners of the Richland Hospital will be holding their annual meeting on Thursday, July 28th, at 9:00 at the Richland Hospital. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Deanna Gochenaur at 647-6321.


The Brewer Public Library will host Baby Storytime Thursday mornings at 10:30. Those attending will read books, sing, and have the opportunity to meet other area parents.


The Boaz United Methodist Church will hold a Strawberry and Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Boaz United Methodist Women, on Thursday, July 28th, from 4:30-7:30 at the church. Cost for adults is $8, kids 5-12 are $5 and children under 4 are free.


Saturday, July 30

The Plain Fire & EMS will hold a Fire Department Centennial Commemoration 3-Day Celebration at Plain Community Park from Saturday July 30th through Monday July 31st. There will be co-ed volleyball, co-ed kickball, water fights, a softball tournament, fireworks, and more.


Ocooch Mountain Humane Society will hold a Rummage Romp at the Richland Center Community Center Saturday, July 30th, from 7:00-12:00. There will be a "Pie Cafe" with home made whole pies available or by the slice. Proceeds will benefit the Ocooch Mountain Humane Society.


St. John's Lutheran Church Walk with GRACE Team will host a euchre tournament Saturday, July 30th, in the fellowship hall in Richland Center. Check in starts at 6:00 and play will begin at 6:30. Cost to play is a minimum $5 donation. Bring your nickles for bumps. Partners will be drawn upon arrival. Snacks & refreshments will be served. Prizes will also given out. For more information call 608-604-5597. All proceeds will benefit GRACE.


Sunday, July 31

Revival Fellowship presents "The Anointing of the Holy Spirit" on Sunday, July 31st, at 4:30 at the Richland County Performing Arts City Auditorium. Admission will be free.


Monday, August 1

A Richland County 4-H Exploring Camp, sponsored by the Richland County 4-H Junior Leaders, will be held on Monday, August 1st, from 8:30-12:00 at the  UW-Extension Office. The theme this year is "Olympics." Cost per camper is $10. The camp is open to second grade through fifth grade students. You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate.


Tuesday, August 2

Educators from several Vernon and Crawford school districts will participate in a round table discussion in Viroqua Tuesday, August 2nd, from 6:30-9:30 at the Vernon County Democratic Party Headquarters. The discussion will cover how cuts in state school aid have affected schools. The program will open with Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, presenting her PowerPoint on the state budget, focusing on statistics showing how the cuts have pressed school boards into holding referendums to maintain programs, buildings and staff. The event is free and open to the public.


The Richland County American Legion Council will be meet Tuesday, August 2nd, at 7:30 at the American Legion Post 13 in Richland Center. All current American Legion members are encouraged to attend.


Wednesday, August 3

Ash Creek United Methodist Church will host an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 4:00-7:00. There will be home made ice cream at the event. Cost for the meal is $8 for adults, children 5-11 are $4.50 and kids under 5 are free. An extra scoop of ice cream will be $.50. For more information call Kay at 647-6046.


The Richland Center Kiwanis Club will hold their “Back-to-School Backpack and Supplies” Sign-Up Days, Wednesday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 6th at the Richland Center Community Center. Wednesday's hours will run from 5:30-7:30, and Saturday from 1:30-4:30. Families with youth in need of backpacks and supplies are asked to attend one of these sign-up days. The only backpacks and supplies given out by the Kiwanis Club will be through in-person sign-up at the Community Center on August 3rd or August 6th. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year at a date and place to be determined.


Thursday, August 4

The Richland Hospital will hold a blood drive for the Blood Center of Wisconsin on Thursday, August 4th, from 11:00-4:00. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are accepted. To make an appointment contact Deanna Gochenaur at 608-647-6321.


Saturday, August 6

Chapter 770 Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 32 Disabled American Veterans and Chapter 7 WI. Vietnam Veterans will have a brat fry at Walsh's Ace Hardware on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th, from 10:00-3:00 both days. The sale will raise money for signs proclaiming Richland Center the firs Purple Heart City in the nation. On Purple Heart Day, August 7th, all Purple Heart veterans will receive a free brat.


Hidden Valley Community Church is holding a brat fry at Gordy's Market Saturday, August 6th, from 10:00-4:00.


Saturday, August 13

A Charity Car, Truck, and Bike Show, Swap meet & Flea Market will be held on Saturday, August 13th, from 8:00-3:00 at the Starlite 14 Drive-In Theater. There will be classes for each type, trophies and money. Author Christopher Mark Heben will be at the event. All proceeded will go to the Green Beret Foundation & Military Order of the Purple Heart. For more info call Rick at 608-383-0777.


Tuesday, August 16

6th Annual Holy Spirit Revival and Harvest will be held Tuesday, August 16th through Sunday, August 21st located next to the Bluffview Center of Hope Church at S7559 Highway 12, in North Freedom. nightly services will take place at 6:30, with praise and worship will run from 6:30-7:00. There will be a different speaker each night at 7:00. Sunday a revival service will be held at 1:00. At 3:30 there will be a water baptism followed by a meal at 4:00. The Sunday evening service will be at 5:00. For more information contact J.P. Olson at 608-427-6405.