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Monday, January 24

Richland County Public Health and Richland County Emergency Management will offer free drive-through COVID-19 testing, weather permitting, Monday, January 24th, at the Richland County Fairgrounds with a revised time of 10:00 until Noon. The 10:00 until Noon time on Mondays will be in effect until further notice.

State Representative Tony Kurtz will hold listening sessions in the area Monday, January 24 from 9:00 to 10:00 at Reedsburg City Hall; noon until 1:00 at the Wonewoc Library; and from 6:00 to 7:00 at the Richland Center American Legion.

The Highland Mobile Food Pantry drive through distribution on Monday, January 24 will start at 4:00 at 726 Main St. No registration will be taken and social distancing will be practiced.

The InHealth Community Wellness Clinic, Boscobel will hold its free clinic, Mondays from 5:00 to 8:00 at the clinic at 109 East Bluff Street, Boscobel.

The Boscobel Library Board meeting on Monday, January 24 will start at 6:30 PM in the library club room.

Grant County Department of Social Services is accepting application appointments for the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Grant County Department of Social Services at 608-723-2136 ext. 1125.

Cards and letters of encouragement are being sought to support Gavin Gochenaur who is revovering from a skiing accident. The address is Gavin Gochenaur, PO Box 388, Richland Center WI 53581.

Tuesday, January 25

The Richland Center Family Thrift Shop Board meeting on Tuesday, January 25 will start at 2:00 PM at the shop. The meeting is open to the public.

The Brewer Public Library Public Design SPARK Session on Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26 will run from 8:30 to 5:00 both days at the library. The community is invited to participate in the development of design solutions to help meet the needs of the library.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland will present "Saint Joan" by George Bernard Shaw for its spring production. Auditions for show will be held at 6:30 PM Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25 and 26, at the Coppertop Theater. The main female role is Joan of Arc. There are other non-speaking female parts as well as roles for pages who could be played by young women as well as boys. There are more than twenty roles for males of all ages, including both speaking and non-speaking parts. Director Andrew Sharp is also looking for anyone interested in helping with the technical aspects of the show as well. Performance dates will be March 25, 26 and 27. (Anyone with questions can email Andrew Sharp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin have announced revised dates for "Murder at Coppersmith Inn." The production will open Thursday, January 27, at 7:00 PM at the Richland County Performing Arts Center City Auditorium. Additional performances will be Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, and Thursday and Friday, February 3rd & 4th all at 7:00. There will be a matinee Sunday, January 30 at 2:00. Masks are encouraged for all performances. Masks will be required on Sunday, January 30th. Tickets, $10 each, will be sold at the door. 

Wednesday, January 26

Richland County Health and Human Services free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, January 26 will be held at the Richland County Health and Human Services building. Those age 12 and older may get their shot from 8:30 to 1:00. First, second and booster Pfizer doses will be offered. Appointments may be made and walk-ins are welcome. Vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 will be available from 1:00 to 4:30. Appointments are required and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To schedule an appointment call 608-649-5795. Once scheduled, individuals should arrive to their appointment only five minutes early. Masks and social distancing are required.

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry drive through distribution on Wednesday, January 26 will be held in Gays Mills from 2:00 to 3:00 in the parking lot behind 212 Main St.

The Richland Community Food Pantry drive through distribution Wednesday, January 26, will run from 4:00 to 5:30 outside of the Lighthouse Chapel. People are asked to not arrive prior to 3:30. People should remain in their vehicle and volunteers will bring the food to each vehicle. Face masks are required for those attending the distribution.

Thursday, January 27

The Richland County Right to Life meeting on Thursday, January 27 will start at 6:30 PM at the Phoenix Center Banquet Hall. All members of those interested in joining are encouraged to attend. Seating arrangements are set up for social distancing.

Richland County Senior Dining Meal sites are open to the public for in-person dining. The Woodman Senior Center will serve meals Monday through Thursday at noon each day. To make a reservation, call 608-647-2323 and leave a message with your name, date, and number of meals. The Germantown Senior Dining Meal Site, located at St. Anthony's School (32497 County Highway V, Cazenovia) is open Wednesdays with serving at 11:00. To reserve a meal, call 608-983-2798. The Bethlehem Community Center Senior Dining Meal Site (25500 Rockbridge School Street, Richland Center) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with serving at 11:30. To reserve a meal, call 608-647-3900 or 608-649-3269. All reservations must be made by 1:00 PM the day prior. The suggested donation for those age 60 and older is $3.50.

Saturday, January 29

The Highland Lions Club Annual Dean Olson Memorial Fisheree on Saturday, January 29 will be held at the Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area, Highland. Gates open at 5:00 AM and there will be free park admission. Registration will start at 8:30 AM at the boat landing. There will be contests, meat paddles, euchre tournament, raffles, a live auction and more.

The 30th Annual La Crosse Great Tri-State Rail Sale on Saturday, January 29 will be held at the La Crosse Center from 9:00 to 3:00. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information call 608-781-9383.

The Friends of Vernon County Parks and Forests "Snowcially Distanced" guided winter walk on Saturday, January 29 will start at 3:00 at Sidie Hollow. Sidie Hollow is located at E6051 County Road XX, Viroqua. Those taking park will meet at the Main Shelter and are asked to dress for the weather.

Tuesday, February 1

Court and Community free legal clinic Tuesday, February 1 will run from 3:00 to 5:00. Those with legal questions can call 608-475-2437 and an intake person will take down your legal question and have an attorney contact you within the week.

Head Start applications are being accepted for Richland, Grant, Lafayette, and Iowa Counties. The program services pregnant moms, Early Head Start children under the age of 3 and Head Start children between the ages 3 to 5. To apply call 608-935-5422.

Thursday, February 3

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.

Friday, February 4

Papa Murphy's in Richland Center will host share nights in support of Gavin Gochenaur and his family Friday and Saturday, February 4 and 5. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Gochenaurs to support Gavin in his recovery from a skiing accident.

Sunday, February 6

The Sandy Reetz Memorial 9-Pin Tap Tournament will be held Sunday, February 6, at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. Three shifts are available: 9:45, 12:30, and 3:15. Cost is $10. Sign-up at the Phoenix Center or by calling 608-649-7469. All proceeds will be donated to Walk with GRACE. There will also be a benefit dance from 1:00 to 5:00 with live music from Monty Berger and the Country Gold Band. 

Monday, February 7

The Weston School NHS Community Blood Drive on Monday, February 7 will run from 11:00 to 4:00 in the high school gym. Appointments may be made by calling 877-232-4376.

Tuesday, February 8

The Brewer Public Library Living Beyond Borders teen discussion on Tuesday, February 8 will be held at 5:00 PM at the library or by Zoom. Those interested should check out a copy of the book in advance at the library. 

Thursday, February 10

Richland County United Givers will host a Share Night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center Thursday, February 10th from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.

Saturday, February 12

The 42nd annual Avoca and Rural Fire Department Fisheree will take place on Saturday, February 12. Fishing will run from 7:00 to 2:00 at Avoca Lake. Other events will be held at the Avoca Community Building and include a euchre tournament, bake sale, door prizes and more.

Saturday, February 19

The Knights of Columbus bingo on Saturday, February 19 will start at 6:30 PM at the Richland Center Community Center.