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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 05/11/17

POSTED May 11, 2017 10:05 a.m.

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Johnson Public Library Activities

DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for May are: May 11: Passport to Reading Book Club 3:30 p.m., for 1st & 2nd graders; May 12: Story Hour 10 a.m.; May 12: Pages & Popcorn Book Club 1:30 p.m., for 6th-8th graders; May 15: Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; May 16: Twilight Family Night 6:30-8:00 p.m., Wild Animals with Eric from Bethel Horizons!; May 19: Story Hour 10 a.m.; May 19: Book Buzz Book Club 1:30 p.m., for 3rd-5th graders; May 22: Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; May 26: Story Hour 10 a.m.; May 26: Lego Club 1:30 p.m., for 7-11 year olds; May 29: Closed for Memorial Day

The Living Well Workshop

SHULLSBURG – Put life back in your life. Are you an adult with ongoing health conditions? If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety The Living Well Workshop can help you take charge of your life. Join us every Tuesday, April 18 through May 23 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the Shullsburg Community Townsend Center at 190 N. Judgement Street in Shullsburg. This workshop is free. To register call Dana Harcus at ADRC 608-776-4961. This program is sponsored by the ADRC & Lafayette County Health Dept.

Immanuel Church Women’s Guild

DARLINGTON – The Immanuel Church Women’s Guild will be hosting the “80 and over, Shut In” party on Thursday, May 11 at noon. This will be a fun afternoon. All special members will be given tender, loving care. But everyone is welcome to come and join with them. Servers for the day will be Mary Lou Tuescher, chair; Wendy Leahy, co-chair; Joanie Keister, Betsy Wiegel, Karen Siegenthaler, Amy Ruegsegger, Christie Meier, Amy Ray and Mary Leahy. Come and join in the fun.

Free Shred Event

DARLINGTON – There will be a free shred event at Town Bank in Darlington on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. until noon. Protect yourself from identity theft at our Shred Days. Gather your personal, sensitive information and we’ll shred it here for free! All paper collected is 100% broken down and recycled. This is our way of helping to keep you and your information safe and secure.

Cinco de Mayo

DARLINGTON – The Darlington Chamber/Main Street presents Cinco de Mayo Darlington on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. at the City of Darlington Festival Grounds. This is a free admission event. There will be food booths, arts, crafts, informational and merchandise booths, a soccer tournament, inflatable rides, talent show, best homemade salsa contest, and plenty of music and performances. The Dance will be at the American Legion Hall featuring the band La Brisa de Veracruz y Tecladista Zancudo and DJ Boni. Join in on this festive day celebrating all the amazing cultures that call Darlington home.

Wiota Fireman’s Auxiliary

WIOTA – The Wiota Fireman’s Auxiliary will be meeting at the Wiota Town Hall, on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  The annual card party and Town Hall renovations will be discussed.

Dementia Questions

MINERAL POINT – Ask the experts with your questions on dementia on Tuesday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Quality Inn in Mineral Point. D. Aaron Dunn will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementias including common questions patients and family members ask. The meeting is free. Registration is requested. Call the ADRC Iowa County at 608-930-9835 to RSVP or to make arrangements for someone to care for your loved one while you attend.

American Legion Membership meeting

DARLINGTON – The Lafayette County American Legion Membership representing all seven Posts will meet at the Darlington Legion Post on Wednesday May 17th starting at 7:00 p.m.  The Legion has over 500 members in the County so we are hoping to get the membership to come to these Meetings.  May will be the election of Officers so it is important to come and elect your new County Legion Officers.

Bluebird Nest Nature Center event

DARLINGTON – On Wednesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m., Steve Sample, from Wild Birds Unlimited in Madison, will be presenting a program on the beautiful Northern Cardinal at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Darlington. Many people love this colorful year round bird. Join Steve at the nature center to learn more about its habits and to enjoy some beautiful photos. Refreshments will be served after the program so participants can meet Steve. The nature center is sponsored by the Lafayette County Bluebird Society. There are no charges for any programming at the nature center, but donations are gratefully appreciated.

White Oak Savanna Event

DODGEVILLE – White Oak Savanna Events Farm & Sanctuary is pleased to announce it will hold a free, public grand opening celebration May 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The public is enthusiastically invited to join owners Paul and Audrey Gaynor and staff as they christen White Oak Savanna’s historic Lloyd Jones Barn Pavilion, the newly finished Bluestem Kitchen Complex and host White Oak Savanna’s inaugural event featuring live music starting at 6:30 p.m., yoga at 4 p.m., hiking tours of the property, and tasty good food and beverages.

Electronic Drive

DARLINGTON – The Darlington Fire Department will be having as Electronic Drive on Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Darlington Fire House. Do you have unwanted electronics that are hard to get rid of? Let Darlington Fire Department help! Those things accepted will be TVs, computers, fax machines, printers, DVD players, VCRs, etc. If you have any questions, contact Brien at 608-482-0293 or Josh at 608-482-0956. Price sheet is available about www.darlingtonfiredepartment.org.

Belmont EMS Pancake Breakfast

BELMONT – Fill up on a great breakfast and support Belmont EMS on May 21 from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the Belmont Fire House. Breakfast is all you can eat. Come feast on pancakes, eggs, ham and more. New this year – FREE vital checking. We’ll check your blood pressures, sugar and more. Even the kids can practice at their own station. Your support goes toward the purchase of updates equipments and continuing education for our EMTs. Cost is a free-will donation.

UCC Vacation Bible School

DARLINGTON – Summer will soon be upon us so, mark your calendars for this years Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Go Fish's VICTORY is the theme.  The dates for the program are Monday, June 12th thru Friday, June 16th.  We begin with a light supper Monday thru Thursday evening and end on Friday with a potluck and program.  Start time is 5:15-8:00 p.m.  All children who have completed 4K thru completed 5th grade are welcome and there is no charge.  This years VBS will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ at 339 E. Louisa St. in Darlington.  Pre-registration is appreciated but you can also register on the 12th.  This is an ecumenical event.  The sponsoring churches are:  First Baptist, Grace Lutheran, Immanuel United Church of Christ, Our Lady of Fatima/Holy Rosary, and United Methodist.  

Summer Outreach Adult Education Classes

DARLINGTON – The summer session for the SW Tech-Darlington Outreach Adult Education classes will be June 6 through July 26, Tuesdays only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Job Center Conference Room, 2nd floor of the Darlington Municipal Building. For further information, contact Rita Noble at 608-330-3341.

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