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Friday, July 28

St. Mary school packets are now available to be picked up. Parents should have received an email about the packets. They can be picked up at the entrance of church.

The Richland County Beef Producers will be serving burgers, and steak in the Napa Auto Parts parking lot on Friday, July 28th, starting at 10:00 AM.

The Brewer Public Library will host Everybody Storytime Friday, July 28th, at 10:30. Those in attendance will listen to stories, sing songs, and learn about the parts of plants.

Sign up now for the Driving For a Cure Multiple Sclerosis golf fundraiser set to take place on Saturday July 29th, at Quail Run Golf Links. A shotgun start time will begin at 9:00 and again at 12:00. Teams will be made up of four people. Cost per person is $40 and includes a cart and meal. There will also be hole in one and putting contests at the event. To sign up call 647-3117.

Richland County Fair Books are available. New this year, all registrations will need to be made online. Once on the Richland County Fairgrounds website, users will need to create an account to begin registering for exhibits. Accounts can be created for single exhibitors or for a family. Once the account has been established, exhibitors should follow the steps listed to complete the worksheet. For those that may not have internet access or are hesitant to complete the worksheet alone, call the Fairgrounds Office for assistance. Those that would like to make a registration appointment can call the Richland County Fairgrounds at 647-6859. Those planning to exhibit at the 2017 Richland County Fair should note that the deadline to register is Tuesday, August 1st. Fair books are currently available for pick-up at the Richland County Bank, Community First Bank, WCCU Credit Union, and the Brewer Public Library. Fair books can also be downloaded from the Richland County Fair's website.

Saturday, July 29

The Grant County Cattlemen will hold a Twilight Meeting on Saturday, July 29, at Sugar Maple Angus owned by Mark & Ellie Schmidt (8675 Cty Rd A) in Bloomington. A pasture walk will be held at 5:30 PM with a meal at 6:00. Beef brisquet sandwiches will be furnished. Please bring a dish to pass. RSVP by calling 988-7166.

St. John's Lutheran Church's Walk with GRACE team will host a euchre tournament on Saturday, July 29th at the St. John's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Richland Center. Check in time is set for 6:00 PM with the tournament to begin at 6:30 PM. Cost to play in the tournament is a $5 donation. Those attending are asked to bring nickels for bumps. Snacks and refreshments will be served. There will also be door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. For more information call 608-604-5597. All proceeds will go to GRACE.

Sunday, July 30

The Making Miracles Happen for Mackenzie fundraiser will take place on Sunday, July 30th, at St. John's Gym in Muscoda. A pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30-11:00. A light lunch will then be served from 11:00-1:30. There will also be meat paddles, a 50/50 raffle, gun raffles and a live auction. Money raised from the event will help Mackenzie Herreid, daughter of Jenny Degenhardt and Sig Herreid, pay for medical expenses caused by an automobile accident. Donations may also be submitted by calling Jenny at 485-0854 or Karen at 537-2746.

Christ Lutheran Church/Ladies Aid in Highland will host an outdoor Christian concert on Sunday, July 30th at Highland Village Park starting at 6:30 PM. The Wissmann Family will be the featured group at the concert. In case of rain the concert will be held at the Highland Area Historical Building. A free will offering will be taken. Those attending are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Monday, July 31

Alcoholics Anonymous will hold a group meeting on Monday, July 31st, from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Brewer Public Library. The group meets every Monday and Thursday in the basement story room at the library.

Schmitt Woodland Hills and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 7 will host a blood drive on Monday, July 31. The blood drive will be held in the second floor activity room at Schmitt Woodland Hills from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. To make an appointment call 647-8931. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

Walk with GRACE Luminary Bags are available at Richland County Bank, Associated Bank, Community First Bank and All American Do It Center. They are also available at the GRACE office on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 2:00. Decorated bags with the completed form and $5 donation for each name can be returned to the GRACE office, a team captain or to the park the day of the walk. Please return the money and bag at the same time. The Luminary Ceremony will be Friday, August 11, at 9:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 1

The Richland Community Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Tuesday, August 1st, from 4:00-5:30 at the Light House Chapel.

Wednesday, August 2

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Hillsboro on Wednesday, August 2nd, from 10:00-4:00 at the Firemen's Community Center. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767. Walk ins will also be welcome.

The Richland Community Food Pantry will continue to provide food to Richland County individuals and families who have a food emergency on its new day. The food pantry will be open  Wednesdays beginning August 2. In all other respects the Pantry will operate as usual. Clients will be able to enter the Lighthouse Chapel at 3:00 PM to secure a number. Food will continue to be distributed from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.

Ash Creek United Methodist Church in Richland Center will hold an ice cream social on Wednesday, August 2nd, from 4:00-7:00 at the church. Cost for adults is $9, kids 6-11 years of age are $5 and children 5 and under are free.

Hill Country Classic Power will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 2nd, at 8:00 PM at the Phoenix Center.

The Richland County Deputy Sheriff's Association is holding a gun raffle. Tickets are $10 for one, $40 for five or $70 for 10 and are available for purchase at Driftless Area Hunters Outlet and Walsh's Ace Hardware in Richland Center, D&Z's One Stop in Lone Rock, and Turbos Bar and Grill in Hub City. Tickets may also be purchased from off duty officers. The drawing will take place August 19th at 5:00 PM. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Richland County Special Response Team.

Thursday, August 3

The Parkinson's Education/Support Group will meet Thursday, August 3, at 10:00 AM at the Richland Center Community Center . The topic will be Exercising to Music.

Five Points Lutheran Church will host its annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 3, from 4:00 to 7:00. Serving will include: beef sandwiches and hot dogs, home-made baked beans and more. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, and free for children five and under.

Ancestors of Richland County Hills (ARCH) genealogy club and guests will meet on Thursday, August 3rd, at 5:30. The group will visit the Button, Lone Rock, and Jennings cemeteries. Those wishing to car pool are to meet at the Brewer Public Library by 5:15 PM.

Gospel Night in the Park will be held at the Reedsburg City Park on Thursday night, August 3, from 6:00 to 8:30. The groups featured will be Trinity Worship Contemporary music from Reedsburg, The Valleytones from Lavalle, and The Country Sunshine. Please bring a lawn chair. In case of rain the concert will be held at the Trinity Baptist Church  (located at S3205 Golf Course Road) in Reedsburg. Admission is free.

Friday, August 4

"Be the Match 5K Run/Walk and Registry Drive" will be held Saturday, August 5, in Boscobel. The race will begin at 8:30 AM at the Gunderson Hospital Bluff Street Clinic. Register online using Run Sign Up or in person outside the Bluff Stree clinic from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 4, or 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Saturday, August 5. Proceeds from the race will benefit the National Marrow Donor Program.

Saturday, August 5

Remote Control Car Races will take place at Bass Hollow Park in Mauston on Saturday, August 5th, starting at 10:00. Registration will begin at 9:00. Cost per car is $10. There will also be a bake sale and concession stand at the event. Proceeds from the event will help pay for playground equipment. For more information call 647-4946 or 383-1286.

The Lone Rock Community Library will host astronomy educator John Heasley on Saturday, August 5th at 10:30 AM at the Lone Rock Community Hall. John will speak about the first total eclipse in the continental U.S since 1979 that will take place coming up on Monday, August 21st. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Monday, August 7

Chapter 770 Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 7 Wisconsin Vietnam Vets and Chapter 32 Disabled American Vets will hold a brat fry on Monday, August 7th, from 10:00-3:00 at Walsh's Ace Hardware in Richland Center. The event will be held in honor of National Purple Heart Day. Money raised from the event will go toward the purchase of signs that will recognize Richland Center as the first Purple Heart City in the nation.

Tuesday, August 8

The Spring Green Community Church will hold a grief support group on Tuesday, August 8th, from 6:30-8:30 at the Spring Green Community Church. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

The Richland Hospital Smart Recovery Support Group will meet on Tuesday, August 8th, from 7:00-8:30 The addiction support group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Richland Hospital. No pre-registration is required for the group. For more information call 647-6321.

Wednesday, August 9

The Walk With GRACE Survivors Reception/Team Captain's Night will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, at 6:00 at the Phoenix Center.

Thursday, August 10

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 10th, at 6:30 at the Eagle Town Hall for the purpose of discussing a proposal to allow ATV use on all open roads in Eagle Township. All residents with ideas or concerns regarding this proposal should make plans to attend the hearing. A meeting for Eagle Township will immediately follow the public hearing.

Friday, August 11

St. John's Funfest will be held Friday, August 11th through Sunday, August 13th at Spring Green North Park.  A 5k run/walk will take place on Saturday with registration set for 8:00 AM. The run/walk will start at at 9:00 AM.  Other events include softball, raffles, and live music.

The 2017 Walk with GRACE will be held on Friday, August 11th, at Krouskop Park. Festivities will kick-off at 6:00 PM with the opening ceremony. There will also be a silent auction. The evening will end with the annual luminary ceremony at 9:00 PM.

Saturday, August 12

The Kickapoo High School class of 94 will hold a Kickapoo Valley scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, August 12th, from 12:00-10:00 PM at Liberty bar in Viola. There will be live music, raffles, a silent auction, food and more. For more information call 608-732-1330.

The Heroes for Honor Tractor and H.O.G (Harley Owners Group) Poker Run will be held on Saturday, August 12th. Registration will take place at the Lachmund Cramer VFW Post 7694 from 8:00-9:00. Poker stops will be held at Pape's Fairy Valley Inn, I-Diehl Tap, Schellter Bar & Grill, Wollersheim Distillery, and the Blue Spoon Cafe. Donuts and Coffee will be provided by the VFW. There will also be a bean bag tournament at 4:00 and the Driftless Bluegrass Band will perform from 5:00-7:00.

Friday, August 18

The 54th Annual Badger Steam and Gas Club Show will be held Friday through Sunday, August 18th through the 20th, at the club grounds in Baraboo.There will be displays featuring an American steam-powered and gas-powered equipment. Events include a flea market, arts and crafts and more. Cost for adults is $8 and children 12 and under will be admitted free with an adult.

The Richland Center High School Class of 1977 40th Reunion will be held Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19. Friday's events include a 6:00 PM get together. Saturday there is a kayak event on the Pine River and a golf scramble at Quail Run. The reunion is Saturday starting at 6:00 PM at the Quail Run Golf Links, a donation of $20 per person is requested for the sandwich buffet and drinks, come regardless of your ability to pay. Full details are available on Facebook, just ask to join the RCHS Class of 77 Facebook group. Search for Hornet77.

Saturday, August 19

A Doll and Toy Tractor show will be held on Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Community Room at Pine Valley Community Village. Sue Chitwood will share a selection of dolls from her collection. A demonstration will be held at 11:00 AM on hand painting vinyl dolls. Rodney Schulze and Tim Perry will have on display collectible toy tractors.

Monday, August 21

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition will present The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, on Monday, August 21, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Gard Theater in Spring Green.There is no charge, however suggested minimum donations of $5 per person to support SGAAC arts and cultural programs and the costs of showing the film will be gratefully accepted. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, August 26

Ocooch Mountain Humane Society will host its annual Rummage Romp on Saturday, August 26, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Richland Center Community Center.

Saturday, September 23

The Blue River Depot Gang will have set up several different sizes of trains in the Community Room at Pine Valley Community Village on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be demonstrations on how to set up your own train and make the scenery. There will also be popcorn and a drawings for conductor hats and train whistles.

The Gays Mills Lions Club will hold an arts and crafts fair at the Gays Mills Apple Festival. The fair will be held both Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd and 24th in Lions Park. For more information call 608-735-4117.