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Monday, March 5

The Sauk County Highway Department has announced that County Highway N, between County Highway G and State Highway 23 will be closed starting Monday, March 4, through April 19, to replace the bridge over Sugar Grove Creek.

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall , Monday, March 4, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

Tomah VA Medical Center will be entertaining Veterans with artist Blaine Hachett Monday, March 4, at 1:30 in Building 455/ Veterans Hall. Hachett has an eclectic set list that includes many top hits from the Beatles to Ed Sheeran. He will even throw in some Celtic tunes when he has his Irish on. All Veterans are welcome.

Tuesday, March 5

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.

The Spring Green Lions Club Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held Tuesday, March 5th at Arthur’s Supper Club from 4:30 until 7:30. The menu includes Spaghetti & Meat Sauce (vegetarian option available), French Bread and Coleslaw. Dine In beverage included. Cost is Adults: $10 advance or $11 at the door. Children (K-8): $6 advance or $7 at the door. Get your tickets in advance from a Lions Club member, Pamela’s Fine Jewelry or Arthur’s Supper Club. Dine In and Drive-thru available.

The Riverdale School District will host screening for incoming 4K student Tuesday, March 5. Students who will be four years old by September 1, 2024 and students who will be eligible to attend five year old kindergarten in the fall of 2024, who did not attend four year old kindergarten are eligible to attend. Also, student who will be three years old by September 1, and may have developmental concerns may also be screened. To make an appointment call Sara at 608-739-3101.

The River Valley Area Community Gardens has garden plots available for 2024. 10′ x 10′ plots rent for $20 per season. 10′ x 20′ plots are $40 per season and 20′ x 20′ plots are $60 per season. The fee includes straw mulch, use of our rototiller and other tools, manure/compost, organic fertilizer, water to each plot section and hoses. Print registration forms are available in the INFO BOX at the Gardens located in the 900 block of North Westmor in Spring Green. Forms may be requested via email at info@rvacg.org, by texting 608-588-6040, through the RVACG Facebook page or through the RVAG website at rvacg.org. All are welcome!

Wednesday, March 6

A winter mini farmer’s market will be held Wednesdays at the Richland Community Center, from Noon to 4:00.

Christy’s Card Buddies get together each Wednesday at 1:00 at the old Avoca School Gym.

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, March 6, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

Vernon County Over 50 will host Family Roam Schooling with Simon Stumpf who took his family on a month month, nine country adventure while home schooling their children. The program will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 2:15 at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall in Viroqua. It will also be Zoomed to Ontario, Viola and Readstown Public Libraries. Call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

The Kickapoo Area School District will hold a Community Information Meeting concerning its referendum on the April 2nd ballot. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 6, from 6:00 to 7:00 at the Kickapoo Area High School Auditorium.

Thursday, March 7

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.

Heaven Bound Church, Lone Rock will hold a Praise and Prayer event on Thursdays at the church. The event starts at 5:30 PM with a soup and sandwich meal followed by praise, worship and prayer at 6:00 PM.

Celebrate Recovery, a 12 step recovery program, meets Thursdays from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM at the Nazarene Outreach Center. For more information or a ride call Tom at 608-604-4510 or Laura at 608-604-6780.

Saturday, March 9

Coffee Talk, sponsored by Friends of Blue River will be held Saturday, March 9, from 8:00 to 10:00 at 201 Clinton Street in Blue River. All are welcome.

The Boscobel Farmers Market is held the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 8:00 to Noon at the Blaine Gym.

The 2nd Annual Weston Spring Arts & Craft Fair will be held Saturday, March 9, from 8:00 to 2:00. Over 70 booths are registered. There will also be concessions, a bake sale, and 50/50 raffle all day. For more information and complete vendor list, visit weston.k12.wi.us/o/wsd/page/craft-fair.

A Community Read and author presentation will be hosted by the Brewer Public Library Saturday, March 9, at 10:00. It will feature “Tailspin,” the story of a WWII tailgunner from Soldiers Grove, who fell four miles in a severed plane tail – and lived. Copies of the book are available to pick up now at the Brewer Public Library. The event will feature author John Armbruster.

Heaven Bound Church, 34522 County Line Road, Lone Rock, is hosting a Brisket Dinner Saturday March 9th from 11:00 to 3:00. Menu includes brisket, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, baked beans and desert cost is $15.00 per person. Dine In or Carryout available

Monday, March 11

The Boscobel Farmers Market is held the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 8:00 to Noon at the Blaine Gym.

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall, Monday, March 11, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

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.

Wednesday, March 13

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, March 13, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

Thursday, March 14

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 to10:30. A $10 donation is requested, but not required. For more information visit the Vernon County website. For assistance in making an appointment contact the Veron County Health Department by phone at 608-637-5251, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4:30.

Wisconsin Secure Program Facility in Boscobel will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, March 14, from 10:00 until 3:00. The Blood Drive will be located at 1101 Morrison Drive in Boscobel in the M – Building at the East end of the parking lot. To pre-register call 1-800-733-2767, or go online to RedCrossBlood.org.

The Cazenovia American Legion Post 491 will host a soup supper the second Thursday of each month through March from 4:00 to 7:00. The cost of the all-you-can-eat soup supper is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. For more information call 608-485-2873.

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will conduct a regular monthly business meeting Thursday, March 14 at 5:00 in the LWSRB Conference Room, 202 N. Wisconsin Avenue, Muscoda. A portion of the meeting is reserved for public comment and, as always, the public is cordially invited to attend. The meeting will also be broadcast via Zoom. Information will be posted on the LWSRB website regarding the connection to the meeting. For further information contact Mark Cupp, Executive Director, at 608- 739-3188 or 1-800-221-3792 or stop by the office at 202 N. Wisconsin Avenue in Muscoda.

Saturday, March 16

NASCAR Fans United GRACE Team is hosting their annual Spring Craft Fair Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 to 3:00 in the lower level of the Ramada, 1450 Veterans Drive. Many talented vendors will be at the event. There will be Fresh Cut Daffodils for sale. Daffodils are a sign of hope. La Fritanga will be offering a Nicaraguan Bowl as a lunch special.

The 15th Annual Avoca Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 16, at 1:00. Parade line-up will begin at the Village Hall.

Knights of Columbus Council 3492 will be hosting bingo on Saturday, March 16th at the Richland Center Community Center starting at 6:30pm. The progressive blackout jackpot will be $1,678 + 50% of net sales in 53 calls or less.

Monday, March 18

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall, Monday, March 18, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

Tuesday, March 19

There will be a Muscoda Community Blood Drive Tuesday, March 19 from 11:30 to 5:30 at St. John’s Catholic Church Gym. For an appointment visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Appointments are strongly encouraged and appreciated. Walk-ins will be taken when possible.

Wednesday, March 20

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, March 20, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

Vernon County Over 50 will host From India to Viroqua by Rev. Christopher Rajkumar of Good Shephard Lutheran Church. Learn about India, its traditions and his journey to reach Viroqua. The program will be held Wednesday, March 20, at 2:15 at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall in Viroqua. It will also be Zoomed to Ontario, Viola and Readstown Public Libraries. Call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

Join the Women Veterans Town Hall and lunch sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Meet with the new gynecologist and learn services offered, and about thrive. There will also be a time for questions and answers. Lunch and learn about what is important to you. The event will be held Wednesday, March 27, from Noon to 1:00 in Building 455 at the Tomah VA Medical Center. RSVP by Wednesday, March 20, with Sarah Rezin by email at sarah.rezin@va.gov, or phone 1-800-872-8662, Ext. 66375. The event is open to all veterans.

Monday, March 25

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.

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall, Monday, March 25, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

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.

Tuesday, March 26

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.

Wednesday, March 27

Vernon County Over 50 will host Tai Chi Exercise at Bethel Home Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, March 27, from 1:00 to 1:45. It will be available via Zoom at the Viroqua and Ontario Public Libraries. For more information call Vernon County Over 50 at 262-384-0082.

Friday, March 29

Friends of Blue River Jigsaw Puzzle Competition will be held Friday, March 29, at 7:00 at the Blue River Community Building.  Teams, up to four members, compete putting together the same 500-piece puzzle.  Entry fee is $12 per team.  For more information call 608-537-2683.

Thursday, April 4

You are invited to dive into the day-to-day operations with hands-on training at the Badger Sheep Short Course Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5. Sessions will include demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on experiences covering everything from biosecurity plans to keeping records and standard operating procedures. Lunch featuring a lamb cookout is also included. The registration fee is $75 per adult and $15 per youth. Youth 18 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration is required. Contact Todd Taylor by emailing toddtaylor@wisc.edu or calling 608-846-5858 or Carolyn Ihde (E-dee) at carolyn.ihde@wisc.edu or 608-262-3803 to register or for more information. For more learning and networking, extend your plans and stay for the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative (WSBC) Arlington Sheep Day’s Educational Sessions, Annual Meeting, Awards, and Wine and Sheep Cheese Tasting Saturday, April 6th. An additional registration is required for the WSBC event. For more information, contact Todd Taylor.

Wednesday, April 10

A Blackhawk DAR ceremony to honor the High School Senior Good Citizens will be held Wednesday, April 10, at 1:00 at the Bayard De Hart Post 13 American Legion Building in Richland Center.

Sunday, April 14

Boy Scout Troop 81 will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Sunday, April 14 from 5:00 to 7:30 at St.John’s Church basement in Richland Center. Funds will go towards helping with summer camp fees.

Thursday, April 25

A Diamond Jo Casino Bus Trip in Dubuque, Iowa is planned for April 25th. The bus will depart from the Richland Center Community Center at 9:00 AM. Check-in will be at 8:30 with an approximate return at 5:00. The cost is a non-refundable $35 per person, $10 free play and $15 meal credit. Participants must be 21 and over. For more information and to register contact Cheryl at the Woodman Senior Center, 608-647-8108 ext. 3.

Saturday, June 8

The River Valley Area Community Gardens is hosting a Brat Fry at Prem’s Meats in Spring Green on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All proceeds go toward RVACG expenses.

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