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Wednesday, September 19

The Richland Center Senior Citizens will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 19th at the Richland Center Community Center from 11:30-5:30. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Richland Area Farmers Market is open every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-5:30 PM at the Phoenix Center in addition to being open Saturdays at the Richland County Courthouse from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

The Richland Community Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Wednesday, September 19th from 4:00-5:30 PM at the Lighthouse Chapel. For more information call 475-3967.

Soul Kitchen will serve a free community meal on Wednesday, September 19th at 5:30 PM at the Nazarene Outreach Center in Richland Center.

Ithaca Youth Football will start on Wednesday, September 19th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Ithaca Youth Football is for all 4th through 6th grade students at Ithaca. There is no fee to play. Paperwork will be filled out on Wednesday at the concession stand.

The Richland Hospital will hold a breastfeeding class on Wednesday, September 19th and 26th from 6:00-9:00 PM both days at the hospital. For more information call 647-6321.

The Ithaca Lions Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 PM at the Village Pump.

SSM Health at Home will offer a grief support group starting Monday, September 24th. The group will meet every Monday through October 22nd from 5:00-7:30 PM at the Clary Funeral Home in Richland Center. The meetings are free but registration is required. To register call 1-877-356-4514. Attendance at all sessions is recommended.

Thursday, September 20

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Richland Center Fellowship on Thursday, September 20th. The distribution will begin at 3:30 PM and run until 5:00 PM. Participants are asked to please not arrive prior to 3:00 PM for the distribution. Participants should note that baskets or other items to mark a spot in line are not allowed. Those in line by 4:00 PM will be guaranteed a full share.

A TOPS weight loss support group meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20th at the Brewer Public Library. A time for weigh-in will be held at 4:45 PM for those interested. The meeting will starts at 5:15 PM. For more information call 604-5511.

The Richland Center American Legion will hold a meeting on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 PM at the Richland Center American Legion. A dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend.

The Weston Silver Eagles Badger Honor Run will be held on Saturday, October 13th. The 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk will start at Weston school. Advanced registration may be completed by picking up a form at Weston Elementary and High School offices. Cost per person is $15 or $35 for a family. Those who sign up before September 21st to receive a t-shirt. Registration will also be held the day of the event from 7:30-8:15 AM. The 5K Run will start at 8:30 AM and the 1 mile walk will begin at 8:40 AM.

The parade entry form deadline for the Richland Center Homecoming Parade has been extended. Forms will need to be turned in by 3:30 PM on Monday, September 24th.

The Grant County Department of Social Services are taking application appointments for the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 608-723-2136 ext. 125. Most applications will be conducted face to face or by phone.

The Richland Area Crimestoppers are looking for new members. Those interested in joining should call 604-3615 or 649-3611.

Friday, September 21

Friends of Boaz will hold a Truck and Tractor Pull Fundraiser for victims of the floods in Viola will be held on Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd at Boaz Park. Friday's events start at 5:30 PM and Saturday's events will begin at 9:00 AM. There will be 15 classes of trucks and tractors, antique tractors, and a jam session. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Richland Center VFW Post 2267 and Auxiliary will hold its Buddy Poppy Drive on Friday, September 21st. Members will be available at Walsh's Ace, Walmart, both Richland Center Kwik Trips, the Richland County bank and other location. Proceeds will go toward local veterans in need.

The Richland County Farm Women are seeking nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Farm Woman Awards. You can download a nomination form by visiting wrco.com. They are also available at Richland County Bank and Chet's Feed and Seed and the Richland County UW-Extension website. The deadline to submit nominations is September 26. The awards will be presented at the annual Richland County Farm Women / Outstanding Young Farmers Recognition Banquet November 2.

Saturday, September 22

The Boscobel Depot will host its Junque in the Trunk event Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00 to 1:00 at the depot. Those taking part may bring a vehicle loaded with unwanted items to sell in the Depot parking lot for $10. The event will take place every Saturday through September. Money raised from fees will help support the Boscobel Depot Museum.

Otter Creek Lutheran Church will hold its Autumn Auction on Saturday, September 22nd at the church. A lunch will be served from 11:00-12:30 and the auction will start at 1:00 PM. The church is located between Dodgeville and Highland at the intersections of County Roads Q and P. Money raised from the auction will go toward upkeep for the church.

Sunday, September 23

The Richland Center Alzheimer's Walk will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at the UW-Platteville Richland Campus. Registration will start at 12:00 PM. There will be team photos and a brat stand. The walk will start at 1:15 PM and the awards ceremony will start at 2:15 PM. 

The Bloom City School Reunion will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at Schmitt Woodland Hills in the second floor activity room. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 PM.

Monday, September 24

The Richland Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks on Monday, September 24th from 12:00-4:00 PM at the hospital.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a food distribution on Monday, September 24th at Ss. Anthony and Philip Church in Highland at 4:30 PM. There is no income requirement for the distribution.

Richland Center American Legion Post 13 will host a car show every Monday, September 24th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The show will take place outside of the Richland Center American Legion. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. There will be music, door prizes and a 50-50 raffle to benefit the Veterans Equine Trail Services of LaValle, a non-profit horse-based outreach for veterans and their families.

The Richland Center High School will hold a senior college night on Monday, September 24th from 6:00-7:30 PM in the high school library. The program will information on FAFSA, Bucky's Tuition Promise, scholarships, and helpful tips on organization. There will be college representatives on hand to answer questions. 

Tuesday, September 25

The Thrift Shop in Richland Center will hold a board meeting on Tuesday, September 25th at 2:00 PM at the shop.

Wednesday, September 26

A job fair will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at the Phoenix Center from 10:00-2:00. The job fair is for all job seekers in the region and is free to attend. Those planning on attending are asked to plan for the event by dressing appropriately, bringing their resumes and if possible to complete online applications. for more information call Kari at 608-822-2334.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a food distribution in Gays Mills on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00 PM at the Gays Mills Community Center.

Muscoda American Legion Post 85 will serve burgers in the park on Wednesday, September 26th from 4:00-8:00 PM at Mucoda's Railroad Park.

Thursday, September 27

The community of Lone Rock will hold a blood drive for the BloodCenter of Wisconsin on Thursday, September 27th from 12:00-5:00 PM at the Lone Rock Community Center. To make an appointment call 608-604-3537. Walk ins will also be accepted.

Friday, September 28

Gays Mills will hold its 60th annual Apple Festival Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th. Events will take place at multiple locations including the fairgrounds and on Main Street. Friday's events include a carnival at the fairgrounds, a flea market, food stands, and live music on Main Street. Saturday's events include the Run/Walk, flea market, volleyball tournament, basketball tournament, arts and crafts show and more. Sunday will include a flea market, library book sale, carnival, horseshoe tournament and the apple festival parade at 1:30 PM.

Saturday, September 29

The 2nd Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour in Sauk and Richland Counties will be held October 6th and 7th and again on October 13th and 14th. There tour will include farms in both counties. A kick-off event for the tour will take place on Saturday, September 29th at 10:30 AM in the Reedsburg Public Library Community Room. Registration for the event is requested and may be done by calling 524-2850.

Trinity United Methodist Church will host a missionary to Sierra Leone on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th. The missionary will speak on drilling wells for water and other projects in Sierra Leone. The speaker will be at Schmitt Woodland Hills on Saturday, September 29th at 2:30 PM in the activity room and at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 30th at 9:30 AM during the service.

Sunday, September 30

The Boscobel Airport Commission will hold a fly-in/drive-in breakfast on Sunday, September 30th from 8:00-12:00 at the Boscobel Municipal Airport. Cost for a meal is $8.50 for adults and $3 for kids 6 and under.

Thursday, October 4

St. Barnabas/St. John the Baptist Church will hold its Holy Cross Parish Estate Sale Thursday, October 4th through Saturday, October 6th. The sale will be held at the church located between Highway 14 and Cramer St. in Mazomanie. Thursday's hours will be from 8:00-6:00, Friday from 8:00-5:00 and Saturday from 8:00-12:00. Items on sale include clothes, shoes, household items, home decor and more. All proceeds from the sale will go to the St. Barnabas/St. John the Baptist building fund.

A flood relief fundraiser will be held on Thursday, October 4 at Arthur's Supper Club . The bar will open at 2:00 PM and the dinner will be served at 4:30 PM. There will also be entertainment provided by a DJ. All donations will go to help those dealing with recent flood damage.

A free diabetes prevention and support workshop will take place on Tuesdays from October 9th through November 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM. The workshop will take place in the Pippin Room at Melville Hall of the UW Platteville-Richland Campus. The workshop is free but registration is required and may be done by calling 647-6321 ext. 2402.

Friday, October 5

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

Saturday, October 6

Dance Elite Dance Team will hold a brat stand on Saturday, October 6th at Bindl Tire and Auto from 10:00-4:00.

UW-Platteville Richland Alumni Association will host its 6th annual Home Brew Fest on Saturday, October 6th from 2:00-5:00 PM in the campus gymnasium. The event is open to the public and is free to attend. Those attending must be 21 years or older. There will be samples of brews made by a variety or home brewers in the area. There will also be food vendors and the "Better Than Good Enough" band from Platteville.

Black Hawk United Methodist Church will hold its Lord Acre Celebration Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th at the church at S10174 County Road C, Sauk City. Events include an auction, bake sale, and more. Saturday's events will begin at 10:30 AM. Sunday's events will start at 9:15 AM. 

The 19th annual Center Color Fest Canyon of Lights Parade will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 7:00 PM. For more information on the event call Lon at 604-5034.

Saturday, October 13

Hybrid Redneck will hold its Redneck Rally on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Friday's events include a Friday night pit party at 8:00 PM. Saturday's events will start at 11:00 AM and include mud drags, a truck and tractor pull, demo derby and more. For more information visit hybridredneck.com or call 604-5068.

Tuesday, October 16

The Holy Family Church in La Valle will serve a chicken and biscuit supper on Tuesday, October 16th. The meal will be served at the church from 4:00-7:00 PM. Carry outs will be available until 6:30 PM. There will also be a bake sale, country market and silent auction at the event. Tickets for adults are $12, kids age 6-12 are $6 and children 5 and under are free.

Friday, October 19

The Friends of the Kraemer Library and Community Center in Plain will hold its 17th annual Pies, Pages, Pottery and Puzzles Sale on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th in the library and community center building. Hours Friday will run from 9:00-5:00 and Saturday from 9:00-12:00 or while supplies last. All proceeds will go to the library program. There will be books, pies and more on sale. There will also be Wilson Creek Pottery pieces on sale at the event.

Tuesday, October 23

SWCAP will hold a special Gala Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 23 at the Barneveld Deer Valley Lodge from 5:30-8:30 PM. Tickets are $35. There will be an auction, appetizers, cash bar, community action awards and more.