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Friday, September 18

The 22nd annual Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club Swap Meet and Consignment Auction runs Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20. Parking and admission is free, and cost for vendors is $30 per truck and trailer load. The auction will be Saturday morning, September 19 starting at 10:00 AM. The grounds are located 3 miles West of Baraboo on Sand Road.

A community kickoff event for the The 4th Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour is set for Friday, September 18 at the Reedsburg City Park Shell starting at 5:00 PM. Live music will be provided by Union Road and there will be pizza and refreshments available. The tours will start Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20th. It will also take place September 26th and 27th. The event includes a tour of 12 unique rural farms, businesses and more. For more information call 963-8387.

River Valley students are reminded that Friday, September 18 is the final day to submit their non animal entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Pictures and videos are being accepted.

The 2021 early bird registration for River Valley Area Community Garden plots is now open. The gardens are open to residents of the River Valley School District. Representatives will be at the Spring Green Farmers Market Saturday, September 19, from 8:00 until noon in the Spring Green Public Library parking lot. To learn more, visit www.rvacg.org

Saturday, September 19

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Hillpoint VFW Hall Saturday, September 19, from 8:00 to Noon. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving by calling 1-800-Red Cross or at redcrossblood.org. Donors are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive.

The 14th Annual Sandy Reetz Memorial Golf Scramble will be Saturday, September 19 at Quail Run Golf Links sponsored by the Team Sandy and Tom Walk with GRACE team. Cost for lunch and 9 holes of golf is $45. Shotgun start times are set for 9:00 AM, noon and 3:00 PM. There will also be prizes and a putting contest all day. Sign up as a team or individual by calling 647-3117.

The next Kickapoo Area Food Pantry curbside pickup at the Viola Municipal Building on Saturday, September 19 will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and Monday, September 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. For more information, call 627-1910 or 629-5663.

The Ithaca Lions Club is sponsoring a cancer benefit Saturday, September 19, at the Village Pump in Ithaca from Noon until 5:00 for Sissy Tanner. Pork sandwiches will be $5 or get a meal for $10. There will be 50-50 raffles every hour, a silent auction, a bean bag tourney at 1:00 with registration at noon and DJ music throughout the afternoon. Proceeds will assist Sissy on her cancer journey.

The Ithaca Lions Brat Stand Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20th will be at Oakwood Fruit Farm. Serving will be from 10:00 to 3:00 both days. Proceeds will be donated to Smiles for a Child.

The Viroqua Area Pullers Truck and Tractor Pull Saturday, September 19 will be held at the Vernon County Fairgrounds starting at 11:00 AM. Admission is $15 for the whole day, kids 12 and under are free. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available on the grounds.

Hillsboro American Legion Post 223 brat fry on Saturday, September 19 will run from 11:00 to 2:00 at Sebranek Auto Mart in Hillsboro. Proceeds will help fund scholarships, memorials and Freedom Honor Flights.

The Richland Center Lion's Club will host a brat stand at Walsh's Ace Hardware on Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 to 2:00. Proceeds will benefit community projects that the Lion's club sponsors such as scholarships and vision screenings.

Sunday, September 20

The Sunday, September 20 service at the Little Brown Church has been cancelled.

Holy Angels Parish Festival at St. Patrick Church, Loreto on Sunday, September 20th will be from 11:30 to 2:30. The church is located at 28280 Highway G, Plain. For more information call 546-5153.

VFW Third District meeting on Sunday September 20 at VFW Post 10533, Schullsburg. The budget meeting will start at 9:00 AM and the Third District meeting will begin at 10:00 AM. A lunch is planned for after the meeting. All VFW members belonging to the 3rd District.

Agrace Hospice will hold a four week young adult support group for adults age 18 to 30 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The group meets Wednesdays, October 7 through October 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling (608) 327-7118.

Monday, September 21

The Rotary Club of Richland County is making preparations for this year's Rotary Lights in the Park. Packets are being mailed to sponsors with details about this year's event. Rotary hopes you will be able to return the forms at your earliest convenience. Those with questions are encouraged to contact Dottie Behling at 604-7161.

Register now for an online class being offered by the ADRC of Eagle Country. Powerful Tools for Caregivers will run virtually Tuesdays from September 22 through October 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. To register call 647-4616.

Register now for the free "Welcome to Medicare" Zoom presentation sponsored by The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country – Baraboo/Sauk County on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30 AM. Advance registration is required and may be made by calling 608-355-3289. The presentation is tailored to people retiring, turning 65, or starting Medicare.

Pre-registration is now being accepted for The Surrounding Counties Fun Rabbit Show, Saturday, September 26, at Boaz Park. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM with the show to start at 9:00 AM. Cost to pre-register a rabbit is $1.50 per rabbit or $2 on the day of the show. There is a limit of 2 rabbits per sex per breed and 3 breeds per person only. For information on pre-registration call Heather at 608-383-3405.

Pre-registration is now being accepted for the Richland Hospital Freedom from Smoking class starting Monday, October 5 at 3:00 PM. The class is sponsored by GRACE and is free to those who complete the course. The deadline to pre-register is Wednesday, September 30 and may be done by calling the Richland Hospital Therapy Department at 647-6321.

Wednesday, September 23

The Richland Area Farmers Market is open every Wednesday afternoon in the Phoenix Center Parking Lot from 1:30 to 5:30. There are no early sales.

The Richland Community Food Pantry hosts a drive-through distribution at the Lighthouse Chapel every Wednesday from 4:00 until 5:30. Clients are asked to please not arrive prior to 3:30. Those who would like to donate fresh vegetables from their gardens are welcome to do so every Wednesday between 9:00 and 2:00.

Thursday, September 24

Richland County Right to Life, LLC monthly meeting on Thursday, September 24 is at 6:30 PM at the Phoenix Center Banquet Hall. All members or supporters are welcome to attend.

Registration is now being accepted for the Agrace Hospice six-week grief support group series, Journey Through Grief, for adults grieving the death of a loved one. The group will meet virtually Wednesdays, September 30 through November 4, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling (608) 327-7118.

Monday, September 28

Register now for Agrace Hospice six week spouse/partner loss support group series for adults whose spouse or partner has died. The group meets Mondays, October 12 through November 16, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling (608) 327-7118.

Friday, October 2

St. Luke Church, Plain Drive Through Fish Fry on Friday, October 2 will run from 4:30 to 7:30 PM or until gone. Cost for a meal is $13.

Saturday, October 3

American Legion Post 308 Road Rally on Saturday, October 3rd will start at J & J's on Main Street, Gays Mills at 11:00 AM. Registration will start at 10:30 AM. Minimum of two persons per team and all are welcome. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information call Ken at 632-3030.

Monday, October 8

A blood drive will take place in Plain Monday, October 8 from 1:00 to 6:00 at the Plain American Legion Clubhouse. Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Thursday, October 15

The Richland Hospital Blood Drive on Thursday, October 15 will run from 10:00 to 3:00 in the Lower Level of the Hospital. To make an appointment call Deanna Gochenaur at 647-6321 ext. 2413.

Sunday, October 18

The Hillsboro Lions Club Bingo on Sunday, October 18 will start at 1:00 PM at the Hillsboro Community Center. Food will be available starting at 11:30 AM.