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Wednesday, July 8

Chapter VII Vietnam Veterans will hold a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Wednesday July 8 starting at 5:00 PM. The ceremony will be held at the home of Larry and Judy Sebranek located at 32742 Cold Spring Drive, Lone Rock. Veterans, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and the general public are invited to learn of proper Flag disposal.

Maple Ridge Bible Church, Boscobel will hold Vacation Bible School through Friday, July 10 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM each evening at the church. All ages are welcome.

Sauk County Public Health and Emergency Management has announced that cooling centers will be open at a number of locations over the next several days. The Reedsburg Police Department will be open 24 hours a day and the Reedsburg Public Library will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Social distancing is recommended. The Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo will also be open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Thursday, July 9

The local ADRC's "Evening Conversations with Gina and Pam." The conversations will be every Thursday evening from 7:30 until 8:30, focusing on caregiving for someone living with dementia. Stories will be shared along with struggles and successes. If you want to participate or have questions, contact Pam at 608-426-4295 or Gina at 608-548-3954.

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will not hold the July 9th monthly meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions. The next scheduled meeting will be held on August 11th in Prairie du Chien if state guidelines will allow. 

Sauk County Public Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will be conducting drive-through testing for COVID-19 on Thursday, July 9 from 8:00 to 4:00 at the Reedsburg Area High School. No appointments will be taken for this test and you do not need to have symptoms to be tested. Vehicles with more than one person in them to be tested are welcome. This is a drive-through test, so everyone will remain in their vehicle at all times.

Richland County Senior Nutrition Program and UW-Platteville Richland is offering its "Grab N' Go Senior Meals" Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Seniors age 60 and older may pick a meal up at UW-Platteville Richland by driving up to the fire circle on campus from 11:00 until noon those days and a staff member will deliver the meal to the vehicle. Reservations are required by 1:00 PM the day prior and may be made by calling 649-5937. A donation of $3.50 is suggested.

Friday, July 10

Community Hunger Solutions, in partnership with Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, will begin no contact distribution of Farms to Families Food Boxes at the front entrance to the Food Enterprise Center in Viroqua. Distribution will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 each Friday or as long as boxes are available. When greeted by pantry workers, simply hold up fingers to indicate the number of people for whom you are picking up food. All are welcome and no identification or appointment is required.

St. Luke Church in Plain will hold a drive through fish fry on Friday, July 10th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM or until gone at the church. Cost for a meal is $13.

Richland School District Summer Meal Delivery will continue through August 14. Deliveries will start at 9:00 AM. Those going on vacation are asked to call the food service department at 647-6063 and let them know so they can stop delivery while you are gone and resume when you return. To be taken off the list for meals call 647-6063. People are reminded to put your coolers with ice packs out.

Richland County United Givers Board of Directors have extended the deadline for 2020 fund applications to Wednesday, July 15 due to Covid-19. Grant applications are available on their website, rcunitedgivers.org.

SWCAP is taking applications for the 2020-2021 Head Start/Early Head Start program. The Head Start Program is for children ages 3 to 5 and the Early Head Start program is for children under the age of 3, pregnant moms, expansion sites and child care partners. For more information call 608-553-1535.

Saturday, July 11

The Richland Center Lions Drive-up/Carry-out Brat Stand will be Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 to 2:00 at Bindl Tire and Auto in Richland Center. Brats and hot dogs will be available by carry-out only following CDC recommendations.

The Muscoda Public Library will be hosting a free outdoor movie night on Saturday, July 11 on the North side of the library grounds as part of their summer library program. The movie being shown is Disney's “Onward” starting at 8:45 PM. Those planning on attending should arrive by 8:30 PM with your chairs, blankets, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks to get set up. Social distance of at least 6 feet between others not in your group is suggested.

Sunday, July 12

The Akey School Musuem is open Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 through September.  There is no admission charge but donations are welcome.  Visitors are asked to respect social distancing.

Monday, July 13

The Lone Rock Community Food Pantry will hold a drive-up distribution on Monday, July 13 from 8:00 to 9:00 AM in front of the former Lone Rock Elementary School Building located at 222 West Pearl St. There are no residency requirements for the distribution at this time. For more information contact Kathy Rossing at 583-2614.

Meal delivery for Weston students will continue through Wednesday July 29. Meal site locations include Cazenovia Community Center, Lime Ridge Methodist Church, and Hillpoint VFW. A lunch and breakfast will be available to students to pick up from 10:45-11:45 AM Monday through Wednesday. Tuesday/Wednesday meals will be available for pick up on Tuesday and Thursday/Friday meals will be available for pick up on Wednesday. All meals served will be free regardless of a student's free/reduced status, no need to call ahead.

The Lone Rock Community library will offer take-home craft kits every Monday this summer. If you are unable to pick up a craft bag on Monday, you can stop by Tuesday through Thursday and request a kit. The Lone Rock Community Library is open Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays from 1:00 to 6:00. 

A drive-up Pork Chop Dinner will be served on Saturday, August 8th in the St. John Church parking lot, Spring Green.  The “drive-up” will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Cost for a dinner ticket is $20. Dessert and beverages will also be available for purchase. Dinner tickets must be purchased by Monday, July 20th. Proceeds will benefit St. John’s School. Tickets can be purchased by calling the school office at 608-588-2021.

The Brewer Public Library invites the community to participate in its online summer reading challenges. Both children and adults can log their reading this summer and earn "badges." Each badge counts as a raffle ticket for prizes. Visit the library's website for more information and to sign up. There is also the option to print out a paper copy. For assistance call the library at (608) 647-6444.

Tuesday, July 14

The Richland Hospital will offer a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, July 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the hospital by appointment only.  Anyone needing immunizations is asked to phone 647-6161 to make an appointment.  No walk-ins will be allowed. Masks are required.  If you do not have one, one will be provided.

Bower-Gunnill-Dalton VFW Post 2267 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday July 14 at the Richland Center American Legion. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. Comradeship will be held before the meeting.

Richland County Health and Human Services is seeking volunteer Meals On Wheels Drivers.  Volunteers need to be at least 18, hold a valid Driver's License, have a working vehicle and pass a background check.  Volunteers will start at the end of July.  For more information call Tanya Webster at 649-5937.

Weston School is now accepting monetary donations for teachers to purchase necessary classroom supplies. They ask that only monetary donations be given at this time to help reduce the number of contacts handling the supplies. Monetary donations may be dropped off at the Weston High School office. For more information call the Weston office at 608-986-2151.

Wednesday, July 15

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at the Richland Center Community Center from 11:30 to 5:30. Appointments are recommended and may be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Richland Area Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday afternoon in the Phoenix Center Parking Lot from 1:30 to 5:30. Those attending are asked to wear a mask. One customer per vendor. No early sales, bags or pets. More information can be found at richlandareafarmersmarket.org.

The weekly Richland Community Food Pantry distributions at the Lighthouse Chapel will continue as a drive-through. Clients should stay in their cars.The distribution will run from 4:00 until 5:30 Wednesdays through the pandemic. Usual Pantry requirements limiting use to Richland County residents and one visit per month have been temporarily suspended. Clients are asked to please not arrive prior to 3:30.

The Farmer Angel Network will hold drive through ice cream socials at a number of locations in July to celebrate Sauk County Farmers. Dates for the ice cream socials include Wednesday, July 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Lime Ridge Ag Supply, Friday, July 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Compeer Office, Prairie du Sac, Friday, July 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the River Valley Vet Clinic, Plain and Saturday, July 25th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM at Scenic Bluffs Equipment, Baraboo.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 13 Executive Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at the Richland Center American Legion. The audit will begin at 6:00 PM with the Executive Meeting to start at 7:00 PM.

The Brewer Public Library is offering a free Virtual Summer Library Program for children. There will be a different 30 to 60 minute online program daily, Monday through Friday, for 10 weeks, featuring shows, crafts, cooking, author interviews, special guests, and virtual field trips. The program can be accessed on the library's website as well as Facebook. For details, visit the library's website or call 647-6444. No library cards are needed.

River Valley Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund is now accepting applications to assist residents of the River Valley School District members with immediate financial needs: housing, utilities, broadband, and transportation costs.  If you wish to donate or apply visit on rivervalleycommons.org.

Thursday, July 16

American Legion Post 13 monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are encouraged.

Saturday, July 18

The Kickapoo Area Food Pantry will offer curbside pickup of pre-packed food boxes, in accordance with Wisconsin Coronavirus recommendations, Saturday, July 18th and Monday, July 20th.  The Pantry continues to serve anyone who has suffered from loss of employment or other hardships.  Pick up will take place at the Viola Municipal Building at 106 W. Wisconsin Street.  Hours on Saturday will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Please remain in your vehicle while volunteers load the boxes for you. For more information call 627-1979 or 629-5663.

Thursday, July 30

St. Barnabas/St. John the Baptist Holy Cross Parish Estate Sale will be Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, August 1 at 410 Cramer Street, Mazomanie. Thursday's sale hours will be from 8:00 to 6:00, Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 and Saturday from 8:00 until noon. Items include home décor, antiques, furniture, clothing, books, household items and more.

Saturday, August 8

St. John's Walk with GRACE team will collect aluminum cans on Saturday, August 8th from 8:00-11:00 AM in the parking lot of St. John's Lutheran Church, Richland Center. All money collected from the cans will be donated to GRACE.