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Saturday, January 20

Viola United Methodist Church will distribute food from the food pantry on Saturday, January 20th from 9:00-11:00 at the church.

The Richland Center Class of 1968 will hold a concession stand at the Richland Center Community Center on Saturday, January 16th from 10:00-2:00 at the bounce house.

The Viola American Legion and Auxiliary will offer horse drawn sleigh and wagon rides on Saturday, January 20th from 10:00-2:00 at the Viola American Legion. The Auxiliary will be serving coffee, hot chocolate and bars. A free will donation will be collected.

The VFW Post 3434 in Hill Point will hold a crock pot soup night on Saturday, January 20th from 4:00-7:00 PM or until gone at the VFW Post 3434 Hall in downtown Hill Point. Cost for adults is $6, and $3 for kids 6-12 years old. Those 5 and under are free.

The Richland Center Knights of Columbus will hold bingo at the Richland Center Community Center on Saturday, January 20th at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, January 21

The Richland Center Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held on Sunday, January 21st at 3:00 PM at St. Mary School in Richland Center. All boys and girls age 9 to 14 are invited to participate. Participants are required to provide proof of age and a signed slip with parental consent. For more information call Brian Puls at 608-354-2649.

Monday, January 22

The Grant County Agriculture and Extension/Fair Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, January 22nd at 9:00 AM in the UW-Extension Conference Room at the Youth and Ag Center in Lancaster.

Boscobel Veterans Memorial committee members will be selling tiles for veterans at Krachey's BP from Monday, January 22nd through Friday January 26th and again from January 29th through February 2nd from 9:00-12:00 each day. Those purchasing a tile can write the name of a veteran at the memorial to be put up. For more information call 485-1998.

The Richland Hospital will provide free blood pressure checks on Monday, January 22nd from 12:00-4:00 at the hospital.

The Brewer Public Library will hold a Kids’ STEM Lab on Monday, January 22nd at 4:00 PM. This program is open to youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade and their families who are curious about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Cornerstone Church of Spring Green will be host a free community meal on Monday, January 22nd. The meal will be served from 5:00-7:00 PM and all are welcome to attend. 

Friends of Animals will hold a chili cook-off and bake off on Saturday, February 10th from 1:00-4:00 at the Richland Center American Legion. Tickets are $3 in advance or $4 at the door. There will also be a Chinese Raffle. For more information call David at 604-3362. Entries need to be turned in by January 31st.

Tuesday, January 23

The Thrift Shop will hold a board meeting on January 23rd, at 2:00 PM at the shop. The meeting will include an election of officers.

The Brewer Public Library will host a Milk and Cookies Book Club on Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 PM. Youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to spend some time with books and friends while enjoying a snack of cookies and milk.

Auditions for Anne of Green Gables, UW-Richland's Spring theater production, will take place on Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 both nights. Call backs, if needed, will be held on Thursday, January 25th. The show is not the musical version so no singing will be required. All ages are welcome to try out.

The outdoor ice skating rink at Krouskop Park is open for the season. Weekday hours are from 4:00-9:00 PM and weekend hours are from 1:00-9:00 PM.

Richland School District Early Childhood and 4 Year Old registration and screening at Lincoln will be held from Monday, February 5th through Wednesday, February 7th. The screening is for all children who will be 4 or 5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2018. To set up an appointment call 647-2511.

Grace Community Church will present its program, The Parent's Summit, on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00-4:00 at the church located at 23291 Hwy. AA Richland Center. Early registration may be done by calling Deb Johnston at 647-2222 or by visiting their website, lifeofgrace.org. Cost for the program is $35 for those who register before February 1st and $40 for those who register after February 1st. There will be registration available at the door for $45 per person.

Wednesday, January 24

The Brewer Public Library will hold Everybody Storytime on Wednesday, January 24th at 10:30 AM at the library. Storytime is for children five and under. There will be stories, songs, activities, and a chance to learn early reading skills.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food in Gays Mills on Wednesday, January 24th at 2:00 PM at the Gays Mills Community Center.

The Brewer Public Library will offer a program, Kids: Invent Anything, on Wednesday, January 24th at 4:00 PM. Youth will explore how circuits work while creating projects with littleBits. Children in 1st grade through 5th grade are welcomed to attend.

The Richland Community Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Wednesday, January 24th from 4:00-5:30 at the Lighthouse Chapel. The Richland Community Food Pantry is in need of bags for bagging items for recipients. Anyone that can drop off reusable and clean paper bags and recyclable bags of any type are asked to bring them to the Lighthouse chapel anytime after 1:00 PM on Wednesdays.

The Kids Honoring Our Savior group, will meet on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:00-7:15 PM at the Richland Center Free Methodist Church. Children ages four years to sixth grade are invited to attend for singing, games, crafts, snacks and a Bible lesson. The group meets every Wednesday.

The Richland Hospital will hold a breastfeeding class on Wednesday, January 24th at the hospital from 6:00-9:00 PM both nights. For more information call the birth center at 647-6321.

Family and friends are organizing a Kevin Kaltenberg memorial 8-pin tap bowling benefit on Saturday, February 10th at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. There will be three shifts available at 11:30, 2:30 and 5:30. There will also be raffles and a silent auction. Kevin Kaltenberg was killed by a drunk driver near Arena back in October. Money raised from the event will go to his son, Korbin and his educational fund. To register for the event call 649-7469. For more information call Mary Sandmire at 604-2525.

The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth will hold a drug impairment training course on January 31st and February 1st at the Richland Hospital. The two day course will provide information on identifying individuals who are chemically impaired. The deadline to register for the training course is Friday, January 26th. To register search Richland DITEP online or call 715-207-9053. The course is free and participants will receive a manual and lunch at the event.

Thursday, January 25

Partners of the Richland Hospital will hold a quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 25th at 9:00 AM at the hospital. For more information call Deanna Gochenaur at 647-6321.

Richland County United Givers will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 25th at 5:00 PM in the Pippin Hall of the Richland Hospital. The meeting will include distribution of checks and the election of officers.

The Greater Richland Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special informational event on Thursday, January 25th at the Phoenix Center Banquet Room at 5:45 PM. Economic Development Specialist Kate Koziol will speak about local efforts to secure new business, funding, and how to start a new business.

Saturday, January 27

The Great Tri-State Rail Sale will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 9:00-3:00 at the La Crosse Center. Cost for adults is $5 and children under 12 are free. The event will include a hobby sale, model railroad flea market and a swap meet. For more information call 608-781-9383.

The Riverdale Communities Education Foundation will hold its Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 27th from 11:00-4:00 at Riverdale Elementary School. Admission is free and children in all area districts are invited to attend.

The Platteville Driftbusters Snowmobile Club will host it's 9th annual Radar Run and Cancer Coalition fundraiser at "The BARn in Platteville on Saturday, January 27th. Registration and racing will start at 11:00 AM. There will be a charity auction, classes for adults and a kids class. There will also be food available. For more information call Isaac at 608-732-3324.

The Muscoda Chamber of Commerce will serve a senior citizens' dinner on Saturday, January 27th at St. John's Gym in Muscoda. Doors will open at 2:00 PM. There will be live music at 4:00 PM and dinner will be served at approximately 5:30 PM. The free event is open to those 60 and over who are residents of the Riverdale School District.

Sunday, January 28

The Highland Lions Club will hold its annual Dean Olson Memorial Winter Fisheree on Sunday, January 28th at the Blackhawk Lake recreation area. Gates will open at 5:00 AM. Admission is free. Events include an adult fishing contest, an ice rescue demonstration, a euchre tournament, live auction and more. There will also be food and raffles. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the food drive.

The Richland Center Knights of Columbus will serve a breakfast buffet on Sunday January 28th from 8:30-12:00 in the St. Mary Church basement. There will be a free will offering. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Sandy Reetz Memorial 9-Pin Tap Memorial Tournament will be held on Sunday, January 28th at the Phoenix Center. Cost to bowl is $10. Shifts will be available at 9:45, 12:30, and 3:15. Those interested in bowling can sign up at the Phoenix Center.

Monday, January 29

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food on Monday, January 29th at Ss. Anthony and Phillip Church in Highland at 4:30 PM.

The North Crawford School District will hold its 4 year old screening on Monday, February 26th at the school performance center from 12:30-6:30 PM. To schedule an appointment call Tina at 608-624-5201 ext. 238.

Wednesday, January 31

The Ocooch Mountain Humane Society will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:00 PM in the lower level of the Richland Hospital.

Thursday, February 1

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Richland Center High School on Thursday, February 1st from 9:00-2:00. Those wishing to make an appointment can call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

Friday, February 2

St. Luke Church in Plain will host a family style fish fry on Friday, February 2nd from 5:00-8:00 PM at the church. Carry-outs will be available and the church is handicapped accessible.

Saturday, February 3

The Crawford Stewardship Project will hold its 6th Annual Love the Land music and dance benefit on Saturday, February 3rd from 7:00-11:00 at the Gays Mills Community Commerce Center. The event will include live music, silent auction, snacks, coffee and more. A suggested donation of $10 at the door is requested.

The 95th annual Snowflake Ski Jumping Tournament will take place Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd in Westby. The opening ceremony will be held Friday night at 7:00 PM. Competition will get underway at 7:30 PM with fireworks set to take place between rounds. Music will be provided by High Mileage at 9:00 PM. Saturday's activities will start at 12:00. Music Saturday will be provided by Blue Collar 40 at 3:00 PM. Cost for admission is $15 in advance and may be purchased at WCCU in Richland Center, Viroqua, and Westby. Cost at the gate is $20. Children 12 and under as well as veterans and their families will be admitted free.

Wednesday, February 7

Hill Country Classic Power will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 7th at 8:00 PM at the Phoenix Center.

Saturday, February 10

Feed My Starving Children will hold a pie auction at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boscobel on Saturday, February 10th from 11:00-1:30. There will also be a soup and sandwich lunch at the event. The auction will start at 11:30. Cost for adults is $5, kids 6-11 years old are $3 and children 5 and under are free. For more information call Sandy at 375-5546.

Tuesday, February 13

The Richland Area Crime Stoppers will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 13th at 2:00 PM at Associated Bank in Richland Center. They are currently seeking new members. Those interested are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, February 14

Pine Valley Community Village will hold a Valentine's Day dance on Wednesday, February 14th from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Pine Valley community room. There will be live music provided by the Jim Gorman Band.

Thursday, February 15

American Legion Post 13 in Richland Center will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 PM at the Richland Center American Legion. Dinner will be served prior to the meeting at 6:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, February 17

The 19th annual Cazenovia Turkey Buster Fisheree on Saturday, February 17th at Lee Lake. The event will include prizes for the kids and adult. All proceeds will help support habitat, school, and community projects. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with all prizes announced at 3:00 at the boat landing shelter in the Cazenovia Memorial Park.

Saturday, February 24

American Legion Post 13 in Richland Center will hold a soup and chili supper and pie auction on Saturday, February 24th from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Richland Center American Legion. The meal is $6 per person for all you can eat. The Ladies Auxiliary Unit 13 will also be selling patriotic t-shirts. Home made pies will be auctioned throughout the event. Proceeds will go toward upkeep of the legion hall.