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Monday, May 21

The city of Richland Center Public Works Department has closed the eastbound right lane of Highway 14 for storm sewer repairs. The work will run from Monday, May 21st through Friday, May 25th between Highway 80 and Sextonville Road.

The Viola United Methodist Church will hold a food pantry distribution on Monday, May 21st at the church from 4:00-6:00 PM.

The Highland Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food on Monday, May 21st at 726 Main St. in Highland. Registration will begin at 4:00 PM with distribution to run from 4:30-5:30 PM. Those attending are asked to bring boxes and bags to bag groceries. A proxy for someone needing food that can't make it to the pantry will be allowed. For more information call Kathy at 929-7713, Connie at 623-2095 or Nancy at 929-7508. There is no income requirement.

Weston School will hold an art show at the school starting with the opening reception on Monday, 21st. The reception will run from 5:30-7:30 PM and is free to the public. There will be door prizes and snacks at the reception. The art exhibit will be open from Tuesday, May 22nd through Friday, May 25th from 8:00-4:00 each day. For more information call 608-986-2151 ext. 120.

Tuesday, May 22

The Eagle Country Aging and Disability Resource Center will offer walk in appointments on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Lone Rock Library from 1:00-3:00 PM. Walk in appointments will be available for those with disabilities and those over the age of 60 to speak with a specialist who can offer information on public benefits. For more information call 647-4616.

The Thrift Shop Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 2:00 PM at the shop.

The 24th Annual Richland Hospital Foundation Golf Gala will be held on Thursday, June 7th at the House on the Rock Resort. Registration will begin at 10:00 AM with tee off time set for 12:15 PM and include 18 holes. There will also be a meal, raffle prizes and more. Cost for a single person is $115. For more information call 647-6321 ext. 2285.

Wednesday, May 23

The River Valley School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 23rd has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Brewer Public Library will hold Everybody Storytime on Wednesday, May 23rd 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 on Wednesday, May 23rd in Gays Mills at 2:00 PM at the Gays Mills Community Center.

The Richland Community Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Wednesday, May 23rd from 4:00-5:30 at the Light House Chapel.

The Richland Hospital will hold a breastfeeding class on Wednesday, May 23rd, at the hospital from 6:00-9:00. For more information contact the birth center at 647-6321.

The Avoca American Legion Post 335 will hold a special cemetery to cemetery memorial event on Wednesday, May 23rd. Members of the Avoca American Legion are to meet outside of the Avoca Village Hall no later than 6:15 PM. They will travel to North Otter Creek Cemetery for a 6:30 PM program. They will also hold programs at the old Clyde Town Hall at 6:45 PM, Fairview Church on Hwy N at 7:00 PM, and finally the Pulaski Church at 7:30 PM. At each site they will read all of the service member names at the cemetery, provide a 21 gun salute and play taps. People are invited to attend any of the programs.

Richland County Friends of Animals are teaming up with Funds2Orgs to raise funds to upgrade the cattery. A shoe drive fundraiser will run from now through June 13th. Gently worn/used and new shoes may be dropped off at the following locations in Richland Center: WCCU, Richland County Bank, Mr. G's, Walsh's Ace, VARC, Phoenix Center, and at 488 W. 2nd Street. Shoes may also be dropped off at the Shoe Box in Black Earth. Funds2Orgs will pay the Richland County Friends of Animals $0.40 per pound of shoes with shoes going to families in need. For more information call David Johnson at 604-3362.

Thursday, May 24

Richland Center Parks and Grounds is looking for volunteers to assist in putting flags in the Richland Center Cemetery on Thursday, May 24th for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Those interested in volunteering should arrive at 5:00 PM and go to the cemetery garage. For more information call Dave Fry at 604-0398.

The River Valley 4th annual School Fair food stand fundraiser event will be Thursday, May 24th through Sunday, May 27th at Prem Meats in Spring Green from 10:00-6:00 each day. Advance orders may be made by calling Kevin at 608-438-1453.

A Landowner Field Day will be held on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:00-3:00 PM at 21850 Rosses Road, Richland Center. Southwest Badger RC&D and the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative will present information on identifying, monitoring and managing invasive plants. Participants will tour a privately owned property and learn how to identify a variety of invasive species such as autumn olive and honeysuckle. The event is free but reservations are required and may be done by calling Brandon at 608-304-6826.

Friday, May 25

The Richland Area Senior Citizens will be hold a food stand at Bindl's Parking Lot on Friday, May 25th and Saturday May 26th from 9:00-3:00 both days. 

Monday, May 28

The town of Avoca will hold a special Veterans Day service on Monday, May 28th at 9:00 AM at the Avoca Cemetery. In case of rain the program will be held at the Avoca School Gym.

A Memorial Day parade will take place in Richland Center on Monday, May 28th starting at 10:00 AM in front of the Richland Center Post Office. Line up for the parade will start at 9:30 AM. The parade route will continue down North Central for one block and then turn on Court Street before turning on to Church Street. The parade will continue until it turns on 9th Street and will end at the Richland Center Cemetery. Following the parade there will be a Memorial Day service at the cemetery. Veterans unable to march can ride in the Chapter VII Troop Carrier. In case of inclement weather the service will be held at the Richland Center High School.

W.H Bennett Unit 71 Woman's Relief Corp will hold a Memorial Day Water Service for those lost at sea following the service at the Richland Center Cemetery. The water service will take place at North Park near the bridge past the tennis courts.

The Richland Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks on Monday, May 28th from 12:00-4:00 PM at the hospital.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food in Highland on Monday, May 28th at 4:30 PM at Ss. Anthony and Philip Catholic Church.

Richland County United Givers 2018 grant applications are now available. Applications may be found by visiting rcunitedgivers.org. Applications must be turned in by June 14th. Applications may be mailed to United Givers of Richland County (PO BOX 228) Richland Center, WI 53581.

Richland Center Tourism will sponsor the "Wright of Spring" event on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00-5:00 in downtown Richland Center. There will be food carts, music and a vintage vehicle show. Those looking to take part in the vehicle show are asked to pre-register by calling 604-5034. Automobiles that pre-date World War 2 are being sought. Guests are encouraged to dress for the period of the 1900s through the 1930s.

Friday, June 1

St. Luke Church in Plain will serve a family style fish fry on Friday, June 1st from 5:00-8:00 PM at the church. Carry-outs will be available and the church is handicapped accessible.

The Lone Rock 4th of July Celebration committee is looking for community organizations who may be interested in volunteering for fundraising efforts for the celebration this year. For more information or if your organization is interested call 608-485-0687.

Saturday, June 2

The Bear Valley Park Association will hold a spring fish boil at Kaul Community Park on Saturday, June 2nd from 4:00-8:00 PM. Music will be provided by Ben Biser and the Whiskey River Band from 5:00-9:00 PM. There will be a suggested donation of $14 per adult and $7 for kids 12 and under. No carry-ins will be allowed.

Wednesday, June 6

Blue River United Methodist Church will serve a free community supper on Wednesday, June 6th from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Blue River Community Building. 

Saturday, June 9

The 23rd annual Sauk County Dairy Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 7:00-11:00 AM at the Brian Bender farm located at 24065 State Road 136, Reedsburg. Shuttle buses will be available at Nishan Park in Reedsburg starting at 6:30 AM. Entertainment will start at 7:00 AM. There will be educational and historical displays on the grounds, and a petting zoo. Cost for a meal is $6 for adults, $3 for kids age 7-12 and free for kids 6 and under.

Sunday, June 10

Grace Community Church will hold a summer bible camp Sunday, June 10th through Thursday, June 14th at the church. The theme to this year is a bug safari. The group will meet each day for dinner at 5:30 PM and continue with activities through 8:00 PM. For more information call 647-2222. The camp is for kids in 5K through 5th grade.

Saturday, July 28

The Missfit Dolls will hold a karaoke night at D&D Pub in Yuba on Saturday, July 28th from 8:00-12:00 AM.  Cost to sing is $1 and $5 to have one of the Missfit Dolls sing a song. There will be raffles, merchandise and more.