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Tuesday, March 28

Sign-up forms are now available for Summer Riverdale Youth 3rd-8th Grade Baseball and Softball. Forms are available at the Riverdale Middle School and High School. Those interested are to sign-up before March 29th. For more information call Butch Layton at 604-1429 or Mark Couey at 475-9696.

Wednesday, March 29

Schmitt Woodland Hills in cooperation with several local churches will present a Lenten Service to be held at Schmitt Woodland Hills in the second-floor activity room on Wednesday, March 29th, at 7:00. The service will include music, a message, and time for fellowship. Guest speaker Joan Bethke will deliver the message. An offering for Passages will also be taken at the service. For more information call John Tews at 647-8931.

A raffle sponsored by PALS is taking place. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Lone Stop Shell in Lone Rock and at Grandma Marys in Arena. The raffle drawing will take place April 1st at 10:00 at the Lone Rock Community Building. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.

Thursday, March 30

The Brewer Public Library hosts baby storytime for infants 24 months and under every Thursday morning at 10:30. Those attending will read books, sing, and have the opportunity to meet other area parents.

The Richland Junior Bowlers will hold an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet fundraiser on Thursday, March 30th, from 4:30-7:30 at the Phoenix Center. Cost for adults is $9 and kids 10 and under are $5. There will also be raffles at the event. Proceeds will go to the Richland Junior Bowlers Scholarship Fund.

The Richland Center Disabled American Veterans Chapter #32 will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 30th at the Richland Center American Legion. A meal will be served at 5:30 with the meeting to take place at 6:00.

Saturday, April 1

First Lutheran Church in Lone Rock will hold a bake shop and breakfast pizza event at the church on Saturday, April 1st, from 8:00-11:00 AM. 

A Toddler Tech class will be held at the Brewer Public Library on Saturday, April 1st, from 10:00-1:00. For more information call the Brewer Public Library at 647-6444.

The Boscobel Fire Department will hold a fireworks fundraiser on Saturday, April 1st, at 2:00 at the Pour House in Boscobel. There will also be raffles, door prizes and more.

The Viola American Legion Auxiliary will serve a chicken noodle supper on Saturday, April 1st, at the Viola Legion Hall from 4:30-6:30. Cost for adults is $7 and children 10 and under are $3. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go toward Kickapoo senior scholarships.

St. Barnabas Church in Richland Center will serve a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 1st, at the church from 5:00-8:00. Cost for the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Carry-outs will be available by calling 649-6003. Cost for a carry-out meal is $8. All proceeds from the event will go to Lydia's House. 

UNITE will host a special event Saturday evening, April 1st, at the Richland County Performing Arts Center City Auditorium. The event will start with music will start at 7:00. At 7:45 there will be a presentation by a guest speaker. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday, April 2

The Vernon County Democratic Party will hold an event on Sunday, April 2nd, at 5:00 at Gasser's Bar and Grill in Viroqua. Joe Heim, UW-La Crosse Political Science/Public Administration Emeritus Professor, will be the keynote speaker. The event will also include a meal and performance by the SOUP improv group of Viroqua. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Reservations, noting meat or vegetarian choice, are to be made by calling 637-7710 or 632-0224.

Monday, April 3

A Red Cross Blood Drive will take place on Monday, April 3rd, from 1:00-6:00 at the Plain American Legion. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

A drug free community town hall meeting will be held Monday evening, April 3rd, at 6:30, at the Richland Center High School.

Home Health United will hold a grief support group on Wednesdays, April 5th through May 10th, at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home. The group will meet Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30. The group is for adults who have lost a partner or spouse. The event is free but registration is required by calling 1-877-356-4514 or visit homehealthunited.org.

Tuesday, April 4

Partners of the Richland Hospital will hold a collective goods sale on Tuesday, April 4th, from 9:00-3:00 at the hospital. For more information call Deanna Gochenaur at 647-6321.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Hillsboro on Tuesday, April 4th, from 10:00-4:00 at the Hillsboro Firemen's Community Center. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

The Richland County American Legion will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 4th, at 7:30 at the Richland Center American Legion.

The Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will return to Richland Center Saturday, April 8th, at the Richland Center High School. Advance tickets are available at Gordy's Market and Walsh's Ace and online at bigtop.org.

Wednesday, April 5

A Helping Children Grieve program will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, from 9:00-10:30 at the Richland County Courthouse. Those who attend the program will learn ways to help children who are experiencing grief through loss. The program is for parents or those who work with children. For more information call Home Health United at 1-877-356-4514.

The Richland Center Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award Ceremony and Tea will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, at 1:00 at the Richland Center American Legion.

Schmitt Woodland Hills in cooperation with several local churches will present a Lenten Service to be held at Schmitt Woodland Hills in the second-floor activity room on Wednesday, April 5th, at 7:00. The service will include music, a message, and time for fellowship. Guest speaker Pastor Jan Starr will deliver the message. An offering for Passages will also be taken at the service. For more information call John Tews at 647-8931.

Thursday, April 6

The UW-Richland International Club will hold a Feast of Nations event on Thursday, April 6th, at 6:00 in the Roadrunner CafĂ© on campus. A dinner featuring dishes from around the world will be served. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will go to the UW-Richland International Club. Tickets are $12 for adults, students are $10, and children 10 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased by calling Jessica at 647-6186.

The Richland Center 40 et 8 will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 6th, at 6:30 at the Richland Center American Legion.

The Taliesin Preservation Second Annual Tour du Taliesin cycling event will be held on Sunday, May 21st.  Choose from four different route options: 20, 40, 60 and 100 mile routes are available. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by visiting taliesinpreservation.org. For more information on the event call 608-588-7900.

Friday, April 7

St. Luke Church in Plain will hold a family style fish fry on Friday, April 7th, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the church. Carry-outs will be available, and the church is handicapped accessible.

The Weston High School Drama Club will present their spring play, The Trial of Goldilocks, on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th, in the high school gymnasium. Friday's performance will take place at 7:00 PM and Saturday will feature a matinee at 2:00 PM. Tickets at the door will be $6 for adults, $4 for kids age 6-16, and free for children 5 and under.

St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lime Ridge will hold the 2nd annual Easter for Kids event on Saturday, April 15th, in the Richland Center Community Center from 9:00-10:30. Events include egg decorating, music, and arts and crafts. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Pre-registration isn't required but may be done by calling 608-727-4271.

Saturday, April 8

Boy Scout Troup 81 will be selling goat manure at Walsh's Ace in Richland Center on Saturday's April 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

The 12th Annual Hillsboro Area Easter Community Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 8th, from 11:00-1:30 at the Hillsboro High School cafeteria. The event is sponsored by the St. Aloysius and St. Jerome Parishioners & Neighbors. Everyone is invited to attend. Carry-outs will be available by calling 489-3110 or 464-3920 before 6:00 PM on Friday, April 7th.

The Soldiers Grove Fire Department 14th Annual Red Coats pancake dinner will be held on Saturday, April 8th, from 4:00-7:00 at the Soldiers Grove American Legion. A free will offering will be taken.

Door of Hope will hold a special presentation on Saturday, April 8th, at 7:00 at the Westby Living Waters Bible Camp.

Sunday, April 9

Cazenovia American Legion Post 491 will hold a card party on Sunday, April 9th, at 1:30 at the Cazenovia American Legion.

Monday, April 10

The Richland Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks on Monday, April 10th, from 12:00-4:00.

The Lone Rock Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, April 10th, at 6:30 at the Village Hall in Lone Rock.

Tuesday, April 11

The Spring Green Community Church will hold a grief support group on Tuesday, April 11th, from 6:30-8:30 at the Spring Green Community Church. The group meets monthly the second Tuesday of each month.

The Viola American Legion will hold a meeting Tuesday evening, April 11th, at 7:00 at the Viola American Legion.

The Richland Center VFW hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 11th at the Richland Center American Legion. A meal will be served at 6:30 with the meeting to be held at 7:30.

The Richland Hospital Smart Recovery Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 11th, 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, April 12

Home Health United will hold a special drop in grief support group on Wednesday, April 12th. The special program will offer advice to help adults guide children through grief. The group will meet from 9:00-10:30 at the Richland County Courthouse. The free program is for adults and no registration is required. For more information call 1-877-356-4514 or visit homehealthunited.org.

The Richland Hospital will host a Newborn Education Class on Wednesday, April 12th, from 6:00-9:00 at the hospital. To register or for more information contact the Richland Hospital Birth Center by calling 647-6321.

Thursday, April 13

A blood drive for the Blood Center of Wisconsin will be held on Thursday, April 13th, in the lower level of the Richland Hospital from 11:00-4:00. Walks-ins are welcome.

W.H. Bennett unit #71 Woman's Relief Corp will meet Thursday, April 13th, at 11:00 in the upstairs section of the Brewer Public Library. For more information call Bessie at 647-6658.

Friday, April 14

Easter Bake Sale Details: Lone Rock American Legion Auxiliary #383 will hold an Easter Bake Sale on Friday, April 14th, from 8:30-5:00 at Royal Bank in Lone Rock. Cakes, cookies, pies and more will be available for purchase.

The Richland Hospital will hold a Freedom From Smoking class on Tuesdays, April 18th through May 30th, at the Richland Hospital. The class will meet Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:30 in Pippin Hall. The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 18th. Cost for the class is $25. Sign up by calling 647-6321 or 1-888-467-7485.

The Soldiers Grove Fire Department will hold a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 17th. Registration will start at 8:30 with the run to begin at 9:00 at the park in Soldiers Grove. Cost per person is $20 for those who register before June. Those who register before May 31st will also receive a t-shirt. Cost for registration in June will be $30 per person. To register or for more information call Tina at 624-3000, Angie Visgar at 632-0898 or Karen Olson at 624-5565.

Tuesday, April 18

The Richland Center Women's Connection will hold a breakfast buffet on Tuesday, April 18th, at 9:15 at the White House Banquet Facilities. Pat Grogan and Deb Niemeyer will display their aprons and guest speaker Kathleen Bishop will present 10 steps to a happy healthy heart. Those who attend the event are asked to wear an apron. Reservations may be made by calling 647-5491 or 536-3762 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Richland Hospital will host a free diabetes support group on Tuesday, April 18th, from 2:00-3:00 in Pippin Hall 1. There will be a short presentation during the meeting, and a time to share healthy recipes.

The La Farge Wellness Fair will take place on Tuesday, April 18th, from 3:00-6:00 at the La Farge High School. Those attending will learn about local health and wellness opportunities. Food and refreshments will be available, and there will be a raffle drawing at 5:45.

The village of Lone Rock community wide rummage and church sales will be held Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Those interested in participating are asked to call 583-5711. You can also visit Royal Bank in Lone Rock and fill out a form. There is a $5 fee for the ad and to be included on the map. The deadline to sign-up is Monday, April 24th.

Wednesday, April 19

The Richland Hospital will hold a Senior Expo event at the Richland Center Community Center on Wednesday, April 19th, from 9:00-2:00. For more information call 647-2911.

The Richland Hospital will offer a free labor support class on Wednesday, April 19th, from 6:00-9:00 at the Richland Hospital. Registration is requested by calling 647-6321.

The Richland Hospital will hold a coaches dinner at the White House in Richland Center on Wednesday evening, April 19th, at 6:00. For more information call 647-6321.

Saturday, April 22

The Multiple Sclerosis and Ben Nondorf Scholarship 8-Pin Tap Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, at Tower Junction in Montfort, WI. Sign up for either the 10:30, 1:00, or 3:30 shift. Cost for a doubles team is $30. Sign up by calling Tower Junction at 608-943-6061.

The Harmonie's Hope JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Team Tractor Ride will take place on Saturday, June 17th, at 9:00. The ride will begin at the Boaz Community Park. Cost per tractor is $25. There will also be wagons available for others to ride on. Cost per adult wagon rider is $20, and $11 per child wagon rider. Each Ticket also includes a meal, but additional meals may be purchased for $10 each. To register or sign-up call 608-604-4240. Tractors and wagons will travel 50 miles from Boaz to Soldiers Grove. There will also be door prizes at the event.

Monday, April 24

The Richland Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks on Monday, April 24th, from 12:00-4:00.

The 2017 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Tractor Ride will be held on Saturday, June 17th. Cost per tractor is $25 or $20 to ride the people mover. Lunch will be included. For more information, contact Darlene Turnmire at 604-4240.

Tuesday, April 25

The Richland Hospital Smart Recovery Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 25th, 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.

Sunday, April 30

The Buena Vista Wonder Workers 4-H Club will hold an ice cream social on Sunday, April 30th, from 11:00-1:00 at the Gotham Town Hall. Cost for a meal is $7 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-10 and $1 for children under 5. You can also buy just the dessert for $2 or $3 for dessert, ice cream and a beverage. Carry-outs will be available. Pies will also be on sale at the event.

Saturday, May 6th

Richland County will hold an electronic recycling collection on Saturday, May 6th, from 9:00-12:00 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Cost per electronic will vary. Some items being accepted include: televisions, computer equipment, stereos, speakers, lights, heaters, and microwaves. For more information call 647-6859.

Tuesday, May 9

The Spring Green Community Church will hold a grief support group on Tuesday, May 9th, from 6:30-8:30 at the Spring Green Community Church. The group meets monthly the second Tuesday of each month.