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Saturday, June 22

The Vernon County Dairy Breakfast will be held this Saturday, June 22, at Goede Acres LLC on Wire Hollow Road in rural Viroqua. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, or steak. Costs for the breakfast is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

The 2024 Viroqua Farmers Market will be held Saturdays through October from 8:00 to 12:30.

The local Pine Valley Repeaters Field Day will kick off at 8:00 Saturday morning, June 22, and run through Sunday evening, June 23, at 5:00. The Pine Valley Repeaters will be set up at the Richland County Airport in Sextonville. All are invited to attend and check out HAM radio.

The annual Gospel to Haiti benefit will be held at the Richland County Fair Grounds. The auction will begin Saturday morning, June 22, at 9:00. A large amount of items, including furniture, food, bake sale, and gun raffle will all be featured.

Due to inclement weather, today’s Community Safety Day event to be held outdoors at Brewer Public Library has been cancelled. The library remains open for regular Saturday hours 10:00 to 2:00.

Richland Area Senior Citizens will hold a Brat Stand Saturday, June 22, from 10:30 to 2:00 or until sold out, at the Bindle Tire and Auto parking lot.

The Marion Youth CC/Ladies Aid brats and burgers Saturday, June 22, in the Bender Foods parking lot in Fennimore has been cancelled.

American Legion Post 13 will hold a lunch fundraiser Saturday, June 22, from 11:00 until gone. Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, and snacks will be served. A freewill donation will be accepted.

Due to the weather, the 4thAnnual Viroqua Pride festival will Saturday, June 22, will begin an hour later at a new location. This year’s celebration will be held at the Viroqua VFW from Noon to 6:00. Musical performances by indie artist Ann Christoffer and headliners People Brothers Band will take place at 2:00 and 4:30, respectively. The festival is free and open to the public.

The Boaz Lions Club will host an open house for the Mastadon Building Saturday, June 22, at 1:00 in Boaz Park. The public is welcome.

The Nachtigal-Davis-Pitman Go Away Party at Boaz Park on Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 PM is cancelled.

An Evening with the Cranes will be held Saturday, June 22, from 4:00 to 7:00 at the International Crane Foundation’s global headquarters in Baraboo. Enjoy food and refreshments while you meet with local and regional staff and, of course, cranes. Tickets priced at $100 for members and $120 for non-members are available online at savingcranes.org/events.

Sunday, June 23

Elroy will host Juneau County’s Dairy Breakfast at Schultz Park Sunday, June 23, from 7:00 to 11:00. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage or ham, cheese curds, milk, orange juice, coffee, real Wisconsin Maple syrup, applesauce, and Culver’s custard cups. There will also be a silent auction held throughout the breakfast to benefit the Elroy Fair Fairest of the Fair program and raffle drawings. Cost of the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The 43rd Annual Hillsboro Lions Appreciation Dairy Breakfast will be held Sunday, June 23, from 7:00 to 12:30 at the Hillsboro Firemans Park. Entertainment will include the Little German Band from 7:00 to 9:30 and the Warner Creek Bluegrass Extravaganza from 9:30 to Noon. There will also be Ag Awareness activities, crafts, a flea market, and farmer’s market. The requested donation is $10 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

The Pine Valley Community Village Drive-thru Chicken BBQ will be held Sunday, June 23, from 11:00 to 1:00, or until sold out. Cost of a chicken meal is $13 and a Hot Dog meal is $5. Let Pine Valley staff know if you would like to have your meal with a resident.

Music for a Summer Afternoon at the Little Brown Church, by the Quartessence String Quartet will be held Sunday, June 23, at 2:00. Tickets will be available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information contact:  FriendsOfLittleBrownChurch@gmail.com or call 608-356-8421.

Schmitt Woodland Hills will host a dedication for the LuEtta Livingston COVID Memorial Garden this Sunday, June 23, at 2:00. The dedication ceremony will be held under the portico at Schmitt Woodland Hills at the Seminary Street entrance. Refreshments and social time will follow. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the second floor activity room.

Park Street Christian Church will host a Sunday Afternoon Sing Sunday, June 23, at 2:00. Bring your own special to share or just sit and sign along with the congregation. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Monday, June 24

Until further notice, County Highway BB in Richland County will be closed to thru traffic. Double B is located in Buena Vista Township in Sections 6 and 7. It will remained closed to thru traffic between County Highways B and BA for the purpose of Road Construction. All emergency services will continue to have access during the duration of the project.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Vernon County offers a free support group for individuals diagnosed with either early-stage dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment. The support group provides an opportunity to learn more about your diagnoses and share your experiences with others on a similar journey. The support group meets on the last Monday of the month at 10:00 at the McIntosh Memorial Library conference room in Viroqua. To learn more, call Teresa at 608-637-5201.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 13 mascots, Miss Purdy and her son Nestor, will visit Pine Valley Community Village Monday, June 24, and the Sauk County Health Care Center in Reedsburg Tuesday, July 2, beginning at 10:00.

The Missoula Children’s Theater will be presenting “Robin Hood” at the Riverdale Elementary School Friday evening, June 29, and Saturday afternoon, June 30. Auditions for Riverdale students will be held Monday, June 24, at noon in the RES Commons, with the first rehearsals to begin that afternoon. Rehearsals will then be held Tuesday through Friday at noon until 4:00, with a brief break at 2:00. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Chris Simonson or Rebekah Noll at the Riverdale School website.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday, June 24, from 1:00 to 6:00 at Holy family catholic Church in La Valle. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday, June 24, from 1:00 to 6:00 at the American Legion Clubhouse in Plain. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Good Shepherd Church in Viroqua offers a free community meal the fourth Monday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30. All are welcome.

Avoca & Rural EMS will be hosting a brat and burger stand at the fire & EMS station Monday, June 24, from 5:00 to 8:00.

The Viroqua Community Band will perform at three different events. The first will be Monday, June 24, at 6:00 at the LaFarge Park. The LaFarge Lawton Memorial Library will be serving a fundraising meal. The Viroqua Community Band will also play Wednesday, June 26, at 6:00 at the Cashton Park. A fund raising meal will be served for the Cashton Music Sept. The third performance will be held July 4th at the Sherry Butt House Museum in Viroqua at 1:00. Strawberry Shortcake will sold for a fund raiser for the museum.

Tuesday, June 25

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board sponsored canoe outings on the Wisconsin River will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25 & 26, from 9:00 to 1:00. Tuesday’s trip will travel from Muscoda to Port Andrew. Wednesday’s trip will travel from Gotham to Muscoda. Reservations are required. To make a reservation contact the Riverway Board office Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 at 608-739-3188 or by emailing marsha.curtis@wi.gov.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, June 25, from 9:00 to 2:00 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Julie Cairns State Farm Insurance in Richland Center will host an Impact Life blood drive Tuesday, June 25, from 10:00 to 3:00. To make an appointment call 1-800-747-5401 or go online to bloodcenter.org. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be welcome.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country, Richland County office is offering the Richland Center Caregiver Support Group at the Woodman Senior Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. This group offers a chance to connect with local experts, family members and care partners who may be experiencing similar circumstances. To RSVP, or for information, you may call the ADRC at 608-647-4616 or Pam, the Dementia Care Specialist, at 608-548-3954.

The Family Thrift Shop monthly board meeting will be held at 1:00, on Tuesday, June 25, at the Park Street Christian Church, 148 S. Park St. Richland Center.

The Friends of Blue River will host a farmers market on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Blue River Park near the gazebo. The Farmers Market will run through Tuesday, September 24, from 4:00 to 7:00.

Rolling Hills Toastmasters Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00. Meetings are held at Eagle School in Classrooom 2. Meetings are hybrid, meaning you can attend in person or by zoom. For more information or zoom link call 608-604-7743.

Wednesday, June 26

The 22nd Annual Doc Randall Golf Outing will be held Thursday, July 18, at the Hickory grove Golf Course in Fennimore. Tee up with the Boscobel Area Hospital & Clinics Foundation. Only 18 four-person teams may sign up. To register, complete and return the registration form by June 26. Funds raised will benefit the Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics Foundation to fund new equipment, service expansions and other improvements at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics.

It’s Senior farmers’ Market Voucher Time. An eligible person is a Richland County resident, age 60 or older, or a Native American age 55 years or older, and meets the income requirements. Enrolled seniors will receive vouchers worth $45 per qualifying individual which are good through October 31. These vouchers may be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at approved farmers’ markets or roadside stands. Vouchers will be distributed on set dates, times and locations during the month of June. On distribution dates, please be prepared to wait, there is a limited number of vouchers for each distribution date. Vouchers will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. After the last date in June, any remaining vouchers can be given as a walk-in to the Aging, Disability, Resource Center (ADRC). Vouchers will be distributed Wednesday, June 26, from 10:15 to 11:15 at the Germantown Meal Site in Cazenovia; and Wednesday, June 26, from12:30 to 1:30 at the Community Services Building Conference Room A/B in Richland Center. If you are homebound, or unable to get to a distribution site, you may assign an Authorized Representative on your behalf. Contact ADRC of Richland County at 608-647-4616 and ask to speak with Tanya for more information. For information on riding the bus into Richland Center call 608-647-4616.

Southwest CAP Pop Up Food Pantry Truck will be in Boaz at the Community Building parking lot Wednesday, June 26, from 11:00 to Noon, and at the Village of Muscoda Office parking lot from 1:00 to 2:00. All are welcome from surrounding area. Southwest CAP is required to collect names, birthdates, addresses and household size. Having a slip of paper with names, addresses, and birthdates will speed up the process.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Wednesday, June 26, from 12:30 to 5:30 at Holiday Wholesale in Wisconsin Dells. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Join the Vernon County Over 50 Wednesday, June 26, at 2:15 at the Bethel Home Fellowship Hall in Viroqua. The annual membership meeting will be held. Attend to help determine future activities.

Muscoda American Legion Post 85 will host Burgers in the Park Wednesday, June 26, from 3:30 to 8:00 at Muscoda’s Railroad Park.

Thursday, June 27

Holy Cross “St. Barnabas Parish” in Mazomanie will host an Estate Sale Thursday, June 27, from 8:00 to 6:00, Friday June 28, from 8:00 to 5:00, and Saturday June 29, from 8:00 to Noon. This sale has something for everyone.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Thursday, June 27, from Noon to 5:00 at the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office in Dodgeville. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Friday, June 28

The American Red Cross will hold three blood drives around the area on Friday, June 28. One will be held from 11:00 to 5:00 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. The second will be held from Noon to 5:00 at St. Anthony & Philip Parish in Highand; and the third will be held from 12:30 to 5:30 at the Arena Fire & EMS Station. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Friends of Blue River will host a Jigsaw Puzzle Competition Friday, June 28. Doors will open at 6:00 with the competition beginning at 7:00. Teams consist of four people. If you don’t know any other puzzlers, every attempt to form teams of four during the registration period will be made. Teams of less than four people will be allowed. There is no age limit. Each team receives the same puzzle. During the event, there will be a “Leave a puzzle, take a puzzle” table. Bring your own beverage and snacks. For more information: send a message to Friends of Blue River Facebook page or call 608-537-2683.

Saturday, June 29

The Live in Viroqua music series will take over downtown Viroqua. Presented in front of the Fortney Hotel on Court Street, this free series of live music shows every other Saturday until August 31. Gates will open at 5:00 with the music starting at 6:00. For more information about Live in Viroqua and to view the full line-up of performances, visit the Live in Viroqua Facebook page.

Sunday, June 30

The 24th annual Cazenovia Area Dairy Breakfast will be served Sunday, June 30, from 7:00 until Noon at St Anthony’s School. The menu includes pancakes, real maple syrup, eggs, sausage and plenty of dairy products. The cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under 6 free.

The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing Sunday, June 30, from 2:00 to 3:30. It will be held at the historic Brown Church located at the corner of Highway 130 and Brown Church Road. It is free and open to the public.

Monday, July 1

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has closed part of Highway 12 near Wisconsin Dells for construction through mid-July. The road is closed from the northern Sauk County Line down to Highway 13 on the northwestern side of Wisconsin Dells. Detours include Highway 13 and the Interstate to get around the construction zone.

Vernon County Emergency Management will be testing sirens the first Monday of each month at 11:00 through September. There will be one exception for the Monday test, September 2nd. For that month the sirens will be tested the following day. If inclement weather is in the area the test will be done the next good weather day.

Richland County Senior Dining Meal sites are open to the public for in-person dining. The Woodman Senior Center will serve meals Monday through Friday at 11:45. Home delivered meals are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call Tina or Sandi at 608-647-2323. The Germantown Senior Dining Meal Site, located at St. Anthony’s School (32497 County Highway V, Cazenovia) is open Wednesdays with serving at 11:15. Home delivered meals are available for delivery Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To reserve a meal call Rita at 608-983-2798. The Rockbridge Meal Site at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (25500 Rockbridge School Street, Richland Center) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with serving at 11:30. To reserve a meal, call Norma Pyfferoen at 608-647-3900 or 608-649-3269. All reservations must be made by 1:00 the day prior. The suggested contribution for those age 60 and older is $4.00.

Tuesday, July 2

Tech Help Tuesday will be held every Tuesday at the Brewer Public Library from 9:00 to Noon. Get basic help with all apps and devices. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Brewer Public Library at 608-647-6444. There is no charge for this service.

People First Bowling, bowling for people with disabilities, is held each Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. Cost to participate is $2 per game. For more information call Shiann Toney at 608-604-0633.

Wednesday, July 3

Christy’s Card Buddies get together, for a Euchre Tournament, each Wednesday at 1:00 at the old Avoca School Gym.

Saturday, July 6

Caz, Cars, & Coffee will be held on the first Saturday of each month, June through October from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. The casual car meet will be held on East Main Street in downtown Cazenovia. Any vehicle, any vintage welcome. No entry fees, no awards, and free coffee.

The 2024 Viroqua Farmers Market will be held Saturdays through October from 8:00 to 12:30.

Sunday, July 7

A.D. German Warehouse Public Tours are held Sundays at 11:00, Noon, 1:00 and 2:00. Cost of a tour is $20 per person. The tour season will run through Sunday, October 6.

Old Franklin Township Historical Society (OFTHS) Open House will be held the first and third Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00, during the months of June through September. During the 2024 Open House season one of the highlights will be an Exhibit of Native American Artifacts which was found on the Joe and Lucille Wankerl farm in the Township of Franklin in Sauk County. OFTHS is also celebrating its 20th Anniversary, with special treats on June 16th.

The Akey School Museum is open each Sunday afternoon through September from 1:00 until 4:00.

Kickapoo Cowboy Church is held the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 at the Old Oak Inn in Soldiers Grove.

Thursday, July 11

The Vernon County Health Department will be offering “Wellness Screenings.” The screening includes cholesterol and blood sugar levels, as well as an assessment of blood pressure and discussion of risk factors for heart disease. Vernon County Health Department will be offering screenings the second Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 10:30. A $10 donation is requested, but not required. For more information visit the Vernon County website. For assistance in making an appointment contact the Vernon County Health Department by phone at 608-637-5251, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4:30.

Sunday, July 14

The 5th annual Friends of Kickapoo Valley Reserve Garden Tour will be held Sunday, July 14, from 11:00 until 5:00.
Ten gardens tucked away in and around the reserve will be featured. The stops represent a variety of styles, from flower gardens to native prairie to a vegetable CSA. Enjoy the garden visits, short hikes, and time for a break at the Visitor Center, where there will be food trucks, restrooms and water available. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at kickapoofriends.org, or at the Visitor Center. Tickets will be available the day of the event and can also be purchased at each garden site. Ticket holders will be provided with a map that can be downloaded. For more information call the KVR Visitor Center at 608-625-2960.

Thursday, July 18

RC Lions Monthly Car Cruise & Burgers will be held Thursday, July 18, from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Richland County

Friday, July 19

The Greater Richland Area Chamber of Commerce will host a monthly Night Market each third Friday evening from 4:30 to 8:30 from July to September at the Richland Center Depot. Enjoy local vendors, live music, food and refreshments.

The Cazenovia Celebration will be held Friday through Sunday, July 19 – 21. Enjoy live music and the Cazenovia Reds Friday night. Saturday is full of activities including a pancake breakfast, 5K, craft & vendor fair, 3-on-3 basketball, cornhole, raft race, Cazenovia Legion baseball, and Fireworks Saturday night along with Cougar Wagon live from 8 to midnight. Sunday’s parade is at 11 followed by the Cazenovia German Band, kids pedal pull and more.

Saturday, July 20

The Little Lamb’s Closet , held at Park St Christian Church sponsored by the Richland County Right to Life, LLC group is open the third Saturday of the month starting at 9:30.

As part of the Richland Hospital and Clinics (TRHC) centennial celebration, TRHC is sponsoring free admission at the Woodman Aquatic Center Saturday, July 20, and Friday, August 16, as a thank you to the community and to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.

Knights of Columbus Council 3492 will be hosting bingo Saturday, July 20, starting at 6:30 at the Richland Center Community Center. The progressive jackpot will be $3,178 + 50% of net sales in 57 calls or less.

Thursday, August 1

Vernon County Human Services Department will assist individuals with Power of Attorney for Healthcare documents the first Thursday of each month from 9:00 to Noon at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Vernon County. To make an appointment call 608-637-5201 or 1-888-637-1323.

Sunday, August 4

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville will host a Badger Talk by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus Doug Bradley on Sunday, August 4, at 1:00. Bradley will present We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, which places popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. The presentation explores how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. It also demonstrates that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans. This presentation is part of The Highground’s annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion combining Vietnam exhibits, Huey helicopter displays and the 1:00 presentation by Doug Bradley which will all be free and open to the public. Lunch will be free for Vietnam veterans who RSVP before July 31. Vietnam veterans can RSVP with one guest by contacting Theresa by email at museum@thehighground.org or by calling 715-743-4224.

Tuesday, August 6

Richland County’s 4th Annual National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 at Krouskop Park in Richland Center. This year’s live entertainment will be located in the Veteran’s Pavilion, with all other activities located along the gravel path and parking lot. As in the past there will be police officers, sheriff’s deputies, fire fighters, and first responders, along with their equipment and demonstrations. The annual K-9 5K run/walk, which raises funds for the Richland Center and Richland County K-9 programs, will also be held. New this year will be an array of food trucks to purchase food from.

Thursday, August 15

RC Lions Monthly Car Cruise & Burgers will be held Thursday, August 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

Sunday, August 18

4PeteSake has raised over $1.2 million dollars in assistance has helped 120 River Valley households since 2005.But there is always a need. The 20th Annual Day in the Park fundraiser will be held Sunday, August 18, at Spring Green Veterans Park. It will be a day of music, food, and fun. The 5th Annual 4PeteSake Golf Outing will be held at the House on the Rock Resort Friday, September 20. More information about the Day in the Park and the Golf Outing is available on the website 4petesake.com.

Thursday, September 19

RC Lions Monthly Car Cruise & Burgers will be held Thursday, September 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

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