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Wednesday, April 23

The UW-Richland spring preview "A Taste of UW-Richland," will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. This event is open to juniors and seniors and their parents to obtain information about college, financial aid, scholarships and more. To sign up, call UW-Richland Office of Student Affairs at 647-6186 ext. 3, or register online at richland.uwc.edu.

Jefferson Parents and Teachers Together will host a Tombstone Pizza Sale on Wednesday, April 23rd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Jefferson bus drop off area. Prices are $3.50 for one, $7 for two and $10 for 3, offered in cheese, peepperoni, four meat or supreme.

 

Thursday, April 24

Animal House, the Ocooch Mountain Humane Society food stand, will serve Red Hot Chicago Dogs, Wisconsin Brats, and Maxwell Street Polish dogs on Thursday and Friday, April 24th and 25th, beginning at 9:30 am in Ed's Family Foods parking area.

The Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of WI will host a monthly Memory Café on Thursday, April 24th from 9:30-11:30 am at the Woodman Senior Center. This meeting is a social gathering where individuals with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias, can come together to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Contact Becky DeBuhr, Outreach Specialist with ADAW, at 608-723-4288 for more information.

The Blood Center of Wisconsin is partnering with Mount Olympus to offer special gifts to donors.  Mt. Olympus passes will be given to anyone who attempts to donate at community blood drives during the entire month of April, or at any of Blood Center’s 12 donor center locations from Friday, April 18 through Saturday, May 3. There will be a blood drive on Thursday, April 24th from 11:00 - 4:00 at Richland Hospital.  Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-232-4376 or by visiting www.bcw.edu.

The Richland County UW-Extension Office is presenting a workshop on mealtimes and nutrition titled, “Learning at the Table.” This free workshop will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. To register for “Learning at the Table” or to get more information about the workshop, contact the Richland County UW-Extension Office at (608)647-6148.

The Richland County Unit of the Wisconsin Towns Association will meet on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 pm at the Richland County Courthouse. All town and village government members are invited to attend. The guest speaker is Richard Stadleman, Wisconsin Towns Association Executive Director.

 

Friday, April 25

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a free home electronics recycling collection, a community-wide recycling event for rechargeable batteries and electronics, on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, from 7:00 - 3:00 both days, outside of Building 25 on the Tomah VA campus.  Please no alkaline batteries. Electronics that can be recycled include televisions, computer monitors, cell phones, VCR’s, and microwaves. Access the following web sites for a complete list of items eligible for recycling http://www.call2recycle.org/faq and http://www.unicor.gov/recycling/acceptable_items.cfm.  For more information, please contact Dave Brande, in the Tomah VA logistics office at 608-372-3971 ext. 61149 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Lone Rock Village Wide Rummage Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26.  Maps are available at Royal Bank, DZ's and Shell.  There will be a brat stand both days from 11:00 - 2:00 pm at Lonesome Stone Carwash to support Lone Rock Youth Sports.

A "Processing the Father's Love Conference" will take place on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 - 5:00 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Richland Center. Listen as Pastors Dave and Kris Toyne lead the conference. Pre-registration is requested by calling 647-8124 or 604-7743. The cost is $10 each or $15 per couple, in advance.

 

Saturday, April 26

The Friends of the Muscoda Public LIbrary are sponsoring a village wide yard sale event on Saturday, April 26th beginning at 8:00 a.m. throughout the village. Visitors are encouraged to stop at the Muscoda Public Library that morning to pick up a village map with addresses of sales.

The Jordan4Change 5k Run/2 mile Walk, in memory of Jordan Faulkner, will take place on Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 am (registration at 8:00) at Kronsage Park in Boscobel. Those pre-registered by April 18th will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Cost is $20 for individuals, or $70 for a family of four. For more information/registration, call Laurie Kjos at 485-1415 or Dawnell at 485-2923. Also visit the event Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/1390576894551303/.

The Richland Center Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will conduct a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 - 2:00.  Bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal to the Richland Center Police Department. The service is free and anonymous.

There will be a Brat Stand on Saturday, APril 26th from 11:00 - 2:00 at Burnstad's, with all proceeds benefiting the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia.

The Shopping News will sponsor a Brat and Hot Dog Stand on Saturday, April 26th from 11:00 - 2:00 at Sears in Richland Center. Proceeds go to GRACE.

St. Aloysius and St. Jerome Churches in Hillsboro will host the 9th Annual Community Easter Dinner on Saturday, Arpil 26th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at the Hillsboro High School Cafeteria.  This dinner is open to everyone and is free, though donations are appreciated. Carry-outs are available, as well as delievery to home-bound neighbors. If you would like a delivery, please call Bob at 489-4586 or Jill at 464-3235 by Noon the day of the dinner.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Southwest Wisconsin will host the 6th Annual Big Top Chautauqua on Saturday, April 26th at the Richland Center High School Auditorium.  A Free public pre-event, before the show from 5:30-7:30 pm, will be celebrating Health, History and Our Hometown in the atrium with food, historical, local community organization and vendor displays and cooking demos by the Pine River Food Co-op.  Tickets are $12 in Advance and $15 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.bigtop.org, toll free at 888-244-8368, ED’s Family Foods and Burnstad’s Market in Richland Center, and Viroqua Food Coop.

The Driftless Folk School Contra Dance Series in La Farge will host an instruction and dance on Saturday, April 26th at the La Farge Community Center.  Instruction will be from 7:00 - 7:30 pm, with the dance to follow from 7:30 - 10:00. The cost is $5 and childcare will be provided. This series takes place every fourth Saturday.  For more information, visit http://www.driftlessfolkschool.org/driftless-folk-school-contra-dance-series/.

The Richland County Recycling committee will be accepting the items listed below on April 26th from 9:00 – Noon, at the Richland County Fairgrounds. If you have any questions please contact Richland County Recycling. Televisions $5, Computer Monitors $3, Freon Appliances $10, Non Freon Appliances $5, Microwaves $5 and Air Conditioners $10.

 

Sunday, April 27

The Spring Green Knights of Columbus will host a Chicken BBQ on Sunday, April 27th from 11:00 - 2:00 at St. John's Parish Center.  The cost is $10. A new Drive Thru will be available with access from the St. John's parking lot.

 

Monday, April 28

The Richland Hospital will be providing Free Blood Pressure Checks on Monday, April 28th from Noon - 4:00 pm.

Sign up now for the Cazenovia Men's and Co-Ed Softball Leagues.  A league meeting will be held on Monday, April 28th at 6:30 pm at the Cazenovia Fire Station. Entry fee is $200. Please contact Sam Brandt for more information on Men's Leagues at 608-415-2531, or Lauretta Pickel for Co-Ed Leagues at 608-393-0230.

The Friends of the Muscoda Public Library will be sponsoring a donkeyball game at Riverdale High School in Muscoda on Monday, April 28th at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets for those 5 years and older, are $6.00 per person or $8 at the door.  Advance tickets will be available at the Muscoda Public Library.

 

Wednesday, April 30

Southwest Tech will host a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 30 from 10:00 – 2:00 on the College campus in Fennimore.  Over 50 employers are registered to attend the event seeking qualified candidates, in a variety of fields. The job fair is open to the public and free for job seekers. In conjunction with the job fair, Southwest Tech will be hosting two industry connection panels, “Women in Criminal Justice” from 11:00 - 12:00, and “Men in Healthcare” at 1:00, for attendees to explore different types of career fields. The Medical Laboratory Technician program will also be hosting a free informational seminar from 10:00 – 12:00.  For more information, visit swtc.edu.

Peace and Trinity United Methodist Churches will host a Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale on Wednesday, April 30th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost is a free will donation with all proceeds going toward medical supplies, food for the poor, translators and transportation while in Honduras on their Mission.

 

Register by 4:30 pm on Wednesday April, 30th for the next LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER program on Thursday, May 1st at the Richland Hospital, 2014. Time is set by appointment by calling Rita at 647-6096.

 

 

Thursday, May 1

The Parkinson's Education/Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 1st from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the Richland Community Center. The speaker will be Jackie Rhoades, speech therapist, who will talk about ways to improve voice and swallowing problems.

The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum will open for the 2014 season on Thursday, May 1st.  The Museum is open daily from 10:00 - 4:00 through September.  Admission is $3 for adults or $1.50 for students, youth under 5 are admitted free.

The Ancestors of Richland Co. Hills (ARCH) Genealogy Club and guests will meet Thursday, May 1st at 5:30 pm at the Brewer Library History Room. Francis Braithwaite will talk about citizenship.

The annual Spring Concert of the UW-Richland Music Department will be held on Thursday, May 1  at 8:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Marjory Wallace Student Center on campus. The UW-Richland Campus Choir and the Richland Community Band will perform. Also performing will be the newly organized student a cappella group, the Dim-Innuendos, and many others.  Tickets, priced at $3.00, will be available at the door. A reception for all will follow in the cafeteria of the Wallace Student Center.

 

Friday, May 2

Church Women United will host May Friendship Day on Friday, May 2nd at 9:00 am, at St Mary's Church Keyesville. Richland Center St. Mary's will run the lesson, "Thru God Our Hands Can Serve." 

St. Luke's Church in Plain will host its Family-Style Fish Fry on Friday, May 2nd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Carry-outs are available.

The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus Council 3492 will take part in the 41st Annual Tootsie Roll Drive from May 2nd through May 4th.  Donations will be taken at multiple locations in order to aid those with disabilities.

 

Saturday, May 3

Eagle Township Residents will have their Spring Clean Up Days on Saturday, May 3rd and 10th from 8:00 - Noon.  For more information, contact Doris Studnicka at 739-3974.

The Cross Plains Child Passenger Safety Program will take place on Saturday, May 3rd from 8:30 - 12:30 at the Cross Plains Fire Department.  The event will include free car seat inspections and education, as well as providing recycling for any used, damaged or expired car seats.  For more information, or to set up an appointment for the May 3rd event, contact Greg Kosharek at 798-4100 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Appointments are accepted, but not required. Drive-ins will be welcome.

The "Smartfest" open house will take place on Saturday, May 3rd at UW-Richland's Smart Farm (24970 Smart Lane) from 10:00 - 3:00. Events will include Geocaching, Firing Pottery, trail tours, and more.  For more information, contact Wayne Morgenthaler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at 647-6186 ext. 292.

The Missfit Dolls Roller Derby Team will host a Brat Stand on Saturday, May 3rd from 11:00 - 2:00, or until gone, at Bindl Tire and Auto. Proceeds will benefit both the derby team as well as Walk With GRACE.

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve Friends will host the annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 3rd from 3:00 - 9:00 pm to benefit the Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and the Richland Center-Santa Teresa Sister City Project.  Cost is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Enjoy demonstrations, presentations, auctions, food and more. For more information, call 625-2960 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve will host "Voyage to the Planets" on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:30 - 10:30 pm.  Learn about and see the polar caps of Mars, the moons of Jupiter and much more while touring the spring constellations with John Heasley, Solar Systemn Ambassador and teacher.  For more information, call 625-2960 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sunday, May 4

The Otter Creek Lutheran Church of Highland will host its annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 4th from 8:00 - 12:30. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

Goodwill Industries will provide a Free Computer Collection Drive on Sunday, May 4th from Noon - 3:00 pm at the Richland Center Donation Center.  Items accepted will be any and all computers as well as anything that can be plugged into a computer (ie printers, external drives, speakers, etc). Be sure to back up any information from your computer prior to dropping off. Any monitors or scanners with broken glass should be placed in a plastic bag, sealed and into a cardboard box labeled "broken monitor" or "broken scanner."

 

Tuesday, May 6

If you would like to participate in the Fennimore will have its annual citywide garages sales, registration forms are available at the City Clerk’s office, Fennimore banks, Fennimore Times and also online http://www.fennimore.com/chamber/garage-sale.php. Registration forms must be to the City Clerk’s office no later than Tuesday, May 6. Sales will be on Thursday evening, May 15, Friday, May 16 and Saturday morning May 17.

Wednesday, May 7

Walk With GRACE will have a Share Night at Culvers on Wednesday, May 7th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

The S.O.U.L. Kitchen will host a community meal on Wednesday, May 7th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Town and Country Presbyterian Church.

The Friends of the Muscoda Library will meet on Wednesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm at the library.

 

Thursday, May 8

The 5th Annual Upland Hills Health Nurses Day Community Run/Walk will take place on Thursday, May 8th.  Registration will be from 4:30 - 5:30 pm at the Specialtiy Services Entrance at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville.  Adults are $15 and students 17 and under are $12. For more information, or to register, visit uplandhillshealth.org, or call 930-7112.

 

Friday, May 9

The 22nd annual Gays Mills Folk Festival is coming up May 9, 10, 11th. There is a square dance Friday night, workshops and music in the park Saturday afternoon, and a Saturday evening concert featuring the Norskedalen Trio, Marc and Brandi Janssen, and Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers. There is also a Sunday morning gospel sing. For more information visit www.gaysmillsfolkfest.org.

 

Saturday, May 10

Eagle Township Residents will have their final Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 10th from 8:00 - Noon.  For more information, contact Doris Studnicka at 739-3974.

Home Health United will host a Grief Camp, Camp GLOW, for Teens ages 11-18 on May 10th from 10:00 - 3:00 at Ochsner Park in Baraboo. To register, call 877-356-4514, or visit homehealthunited.org/hospice/campglow

 

Monday, May 12

The Lone Rock Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Monday, May 12th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the Lone Rock Elemnetary School. Tthe pantry serves families whose children attend Lone Rock Elementary and citizens of Lone Rock.

Upland Hills Health of Dodgeville will host a Cancer Support Group on Monday, May 12th at 6:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, May 13

Upland Hills Health of Dodgeville will hold a Grief Support Group on Tuesday, May 13th at 5:30 pm in the Center Cafe Conference Room.  For more information, call Diana at 930-7136.

 

Wednesday, May 14

The Weston School District will hold its 4K Sign Up for children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014, from 9:00 - 4:00.  For screening appointments, please call the Weston Elementary Office at 986-2151 ext. 100.  Parents of 4 year olds should bring a birth certificate and a copy of up-to-date immunizations.

 

Thursday, May 15

 

Fennimore will have its annual citywide garages sales on Thursday evening, May 15, Friday, May 16 and Saturday morning May 17.

 

 

Sunday, May 18

The Chicago and North Western Historical Society will host their Annual Railroad Flea Market, Swap Meet, and Hobby Sale on Sunday, May 18th from 9:00 - 3:00 at the Days Inn of La Crosse. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.  For more information, visit www.4000foundation.com