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Sunday, September 26

The 62nd Annual Gays Mills Apple Festival will conclude Sunday, September 26th. A breakfast will be served by St. Mary's Church at the community center from 7:00 to 11:30. The Lions Club Arts and Crafts and Flea Market will run from 8:00 to 5:00 at the fairgrounds. There will also be a library book sale from 9:00 to 2:00, carnival, and the Apple Festival Parade at 1:30.

The Wisconsin Vietnam Vets Chapter 7 food stand will be at Oakwood Fruit Farm Sunday, September 26 from 10:00 to 3:00. Burgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken breast and more will be available. Proceeds from the stand will go to area high school college scholarships and care packages for troops.

The 5th Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour of local farms and businesses concludes Sunday, September 26th will run from 10:00 to 4:00. Tour maps can be found online at explorehillandvalley.com or at any of the stops on the tour. 

The Frank Lloyd Wright designed A.D. German Warehouse is open for tours Sundays from 11:00-3:00. Tickets are available at the door.

The Milk into Cheese Hayride will be held Sunday, September 26. The hayride will start promptly at 1:00 PM; those wishing to participate should arrive in time to be seated on a wagon in time to leave at 1:00. Individual bags of cookies and cheese will be a pleasant treat for riders, served with coffee and lemonade. The hayride is free. Free-will donations are sincerely appreciated and will be used to support the Milk into Cheese program that provides local cheese to local food pantries. Take Byrd’s Creek Valley Drive off Highway 60 and then follow the signs to the staging area. 

The Akey School Museum final day of the season will be Sunday, September 26th from 1:00 to 4:00. Admission is free but donation are welcome. The museum is located 2.5 miles East of Twin Bluffs on County TB.

Monday, September 27

The Monday, September 27th Bingo at the Richland Center Community Center is cancelled.

Richland County Health and Human Services and Emergency Management will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Monday, September 27th at the Richland County Fairgrounds from 9:00 to 11:00.

The Highland Mobile Food Pantry drive through distribution on Monday, September 27 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 Brewer Public Library has announced a new Community Book Read. The story featured in the read is, "Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America." Copies of the book are available at the library to borrow. A virtual discussion will take place on Monday, September 27th at 6:00 PM via Zoom. For information on the virtual discussion contact the library at 647-6444.

The Boscobel Library Board Meeting on Monday, September 27 will start at 6:30 PM at the library.

Entries are being taken for the 2021 Center Colorfest Light Decorating Contest. Light Decorating Contest entries need to be turned in by Monday, September 27th. Displays need to be placed in the lawn by Thursday, September 30th and keep the display up through Saturday, October 4th. Entries may be called in at 649-3376 or by visiting the Richland Center Tourism website.

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

Registration is being accepted for the Weston Silver Eagle Badger Honor Run on Saturday, October 2 in Lime Ridge. The race helps raise money to send local Veterans on the Badger Honor Flight to Washington DC. Register for either the 5k run or the 1 mile walk by visiting the Weston School website (Click here to register on the website). Registration is also available on the day of the event starting at 7:30 AM at Lime Ridge Park. The 5k run will start at 8:30 AM and the 1 mile run will begin at 8:40 AM. Snacks and water will be provided. All Veterans and their spouses are invited to attend for fellowship, coffee and a doughnut.

The Richland County United Givers are accepting donations for their fundraising drive now through December 31st. Tax deductible donations can be sent to Richland County United Givers, PO Box 228 Richland Center WI, 53581. More information can be found on their website, rcunitedgivers.org.

The 36th Annual River Valley Craft Bazaar will take place on Saturday, December 4 at River Valley High School.  Up to 65 vendors will be on hand and a concession stand will be onsite. The event begins at 9:00 AM and continues until 3:00 PM.  Anyone wishing to be a vendor should contact Brian Krey at the River Valley School District.

Winter storage will be available at the Richland County Fairgrounds as it has been in the past, starting in mid-October through April 30th. Individuals interested in securing winter storage for boats, trailers and other items, are encouraged to contact the fair office to place their names on the list for the upcoming winter season. The number is 647-6859.

Wednesday, September 29

Richland County Health and Human Services free COVID-19 clinic on Wednesday, September 29 will be held at the Richland County Health and Human Services building from 8:30 to 4:30. Appointments may be made by calling 647-8821. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Brewer Public Library Storytime for Children on Wednesday, September 22 will start at 10:30 AM at the library.

The Richland Area Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 29 will run from 1:30 to 5:30 in the vacant lot at the corner of Court and Orange Street, across from the Phoenix Center. No pets are allowed at the market. For more information call 608-213-3374 or visit richlandareafarmersmarket.org. The final Richland Area Farmers Market of the season will be held Wednesday, October 13th.

The Richland Community Food Pantry drive through distribution Wednesday, September 29 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.

Muscoda American Legion Post 85 will serve burgers in the park on Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00 to 8:00 in Railroad Park.

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 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.  All reservations must be made by 1:00 PM the day prior. The suggested donation for those age 60 and older is $3.50. The Rockbridge Meal Site is closed at this time. It will re-open on Monday, October 4th.

Thursday, September 30

The Holy Cross Estate Sale will be Thursday, September 30th through Saturday, October 2 at 410 Cramer St., Mazomanie. Hours Thursday will be from 8:00 to 6:00, Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 and Saturday from 8:00 until noon. Items include furniture, tools, books and more. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are encouraged.

Richland County Health and Human Services and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Thusday, September 30 at the Richland County Fairgrounds from 10:00 to 2:00.

The Brewer Public Library Storytime for Children on Thursday, September 30 will start at 10:30 AM at the Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Krouskop Park.

Friday, October 1

Southwest Title will host the Butternut Road Coffee Truck Friday, October 1st from 8:00-1:00 at Archie Monuments parking lot in downtown Richland Center. It will be a free coffee and cookie event with your free-will donations going to GRACE. Southwest Title will also match a portion of the donations to GRACE.

The Pine River Sports Association Gun Show will be Friday, October 1 from 3:00 to 8:00 and Saturday, October 2 from 8:00 to 3:00 at the Richland Center Community Center. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and under with an adult. The Local Boy Scout Troop 81 will be selling food and snacks.

The Richland School District will release students early on Friday, October 1 for the homecoming parade. Primary and intermediate Schools will release students at 1:50 and the high school will release students at 2:15. The parade will start at 2:55.

Meal reservations are being taken for the Blue River United Methodist Church Fish Boil Saturday, October 9 at Blue River Park from 5:00 to 7:00. The boil off will start at 5:00. Cost for a meal is $13.50 per person and free for children under the age of 7. Reservations may be made by calling 537-2372. All reservations must be made before Monday, October 4.

Registration is being taken for the Boscobel Area Mobile Pack for Feed My Starving Children Thursday, October 14 through Saturday, October 16 at the NuPak Building #3 (305 Johnson Street). Volunteers are needed. To register call 485-2678.

Register now for the upcoming ADRC of Eagle Country Savvy Class starting Monday, October 18. The online program will meet Mondays from October 18th through December 6th. The workshop is for family caregivers of a person with dementia. Class size is limited and registration may be made by calling 548-3954.

Saturday, October 2

The UW Platteville-Richland Fall Brunch scheduled for October 2nd has been postponed due to a rise in COVID cases.

Eagle Township Fall clean-up days are scheduled for Saturday, October 2 and Saturday, October 9 from 8:00 until noon both days. A large dumpster will be onsite and attendants will be on duty.

Weston Schools Homecoming Week concludes Saturday, October 2 with a number of events. The homecoming parade will start at 10:00 AM. There will also be a chicken barbeque, harvest fest, pep rally at 12:30 and the football game against Oakfield at 1:00. 

Monday, October 4

Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Lone Rock Community Congregational Church Fall Chicken Supper fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at the church. Tickets may be purchased at D&Z's Mobil, the Lone Rock Royal Bank, Keg & Kettle, and Lone Rock Shell. The drive-up take out service will run from 4:00 to 6:30 on October 13th.

Grant County Department of Social Services will start 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.

Registration is being taken for "Food, Planet, and the Delicious In Between with Chef & Author Peter Hoffman," program at the Riverview Terrace Cafe on Saturday, October 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. To register for the program visit the Taliesin Preservation website.

Tuesday, October 5

Court and Community free legal clinic Tuesday, October 5 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.

The Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for businesses, organizations and families to help make the Halloween Creature Crawl Trunk or Treat a success on Sunday, October 31st from 3:00 to 7:00 at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort Campground. To register visit springgreen.com. The deadline to register is Friday, October 22nd.

Saturday, October 9

The Boaz Fall Parade on Saturday, October 9 will start at 1:00 PM with line up at noon in Boaz Park. The Boaz Lions will host a flea market and food stand in the park as well. For more information call Jean at 479-0616.

The Village of Plain will celebrate Strassenfest, Saturday, October 9th.The event highlights the heritage of Plain, bringing people together to showcase local businesses, listen to music, enjoy Bavarian and American food and beverages, view cultural displays and clothing, participate in interactive activities, and enter their name for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses.

Monday, October 11

Register now for the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce 8-Pin Bowling Tournament on Saturday, November 6 at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. Teams will include up to 6 people. Cost to bowl is $25 per person. There will also be cash prizes, raffles, door prizes, meat raffles and more. To register call 588-2054 or visit springgreen.com.

Sunday, October 17

A silent auction and bowling fundraiser for John Harris will take place on Sunday, October 17 at the Phoenix Center from 11:00 to 3:00. Money raised will help pay for medical expenses as john recovers from a stoke.