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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 02/23/17

POSTED February 22, 2017 2:17 p.m.

Johnson Public
Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for February are: Feb. 24-Story Hour 10 a.m./ Lego Club 1:30 p.m., for ages 7-11; Feb. 27-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; Feb. 28-Techie Tuesday 6-7 p.m. at Darlington Elem/Mid. School cafeteria, for grades 2-6.
Community Blood Drives
LAFAYETTE COUNTY – The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood regularly. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Belmont – Tuesday, Feb. 24 -12:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., Belmont Grade School gym
Sewing Classes in March
BELMONT – There will be sewing classes offered at Belmont during the month of March on Tuesdays. Classes for students in grades 4-8 will be offered after school from 3:30-5:30. Possible projects are pillows, pillowcases, and small purses or for experienced students even a quilt. Classes for adults will run from 6-8 on Tuesdays in March also. There is only room for 6 or 7 people so it is first come first serve. Please sign up before Feb. 24 for both student and adult classes. Have an idea of which projects the child maybe interested in so supplies can be acquired. Please contact Kim Heinrichs at 778-0285 if interested.
McCoy Library’s
Iditarod Race
SHULLSBURG – Please join the McCoy Public Library for their Iditarod Race on Feb. 24 with the program starting at 2 p.m. and the race at 3:30 p.m. 4th and 5th graders are welcome to the program. They will be building a sled with a team that will race together. During the race students will be asked questions about the Iditarod race at checkpoints, so be sure to study your facts! Also dress appropriate for weather that day, as they will be outside. Registration forms will be available at the library.
Trivia Fun Night
DARLINGTON – The Darlington United Methodist Church will be holding their Trivia Fun Night, Saturday, Feb. 25 with dinner specials starting at 5 p.m., the trivia contest at 7 p.m. and Cake Auction at 8 p.m. It will be held at Bridges restaurant. Cost is $10 per person with maximum of 8 people per team. Bring your own team or join one that night.
Black Hawk FFA Pancake Breakfast
SOUTH WAYNE – Join the Black Hawk FFA for their Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Black Hawk High School Commons. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students and 5 and under eat free.
Darlington American Legion meeting
DARLINGTON – Darlington American Legion Post 214 members along with the Auxiliary and SAL will be holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 1st at the Post Building.  The meetings will start at 7:00 p.m.  All members are urged to attend and if you are interested in becoming apart of the American Legion Family, you are welcomed to come and join us for the meetings to see what the Legion, Auxiliary and SAL are doing.  A reminder to all members that the Post is holding an Auction for our next National American Legion Commander Denise Rohan on Sunday March 5th at the Legion Post.  Denise will be the first women elected as National Commander of the American Legion and she will be there to greet everyone.
Darlington Food Pantry
DARLINGTON – The monthly Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will take place on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 on 4-5 p.m. The pantry is held in the lower level of Town Bank. There are no income eligibility limits for people wishing to participate. Volunteers are needed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers can help with all or any part of the hours of the pantry. To volunteer you can contact Carrie at 608-293-0791 or simply come to the pantry and register as a volunteer the day of the pantry.  
Monroe Memory Cafe
MONROE – The next Monroe Memory Café will be Wednesday, March 8. The Memory Café is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Blends & Friends Café in the Behring Senior Center. Each month they host a social gathering for individuals with early stages of dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss and for their family and friends. If you want to participate or have questions, contact Whitney Thompson, Dementia Care Specialist for ADRC at 608-426-4295 or wthompson@gchsd.org.
Bluebird Nest Nature Center Events
DARLINGTON – The Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, will open for its 4th year on Wednesday, March 15 with an Open House from 1-4 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., Carol McDaniel will show a power point and speak about “Bluebirding in Wisconsin along the Bluebird Trails”. Join Carol and see the new displays at the center. This year the center’s theme is Birds of the World. It is a great time to learn about Eastern Bluebirds in Lafayette County. The blue beauties usually return mid-March.
On Monday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Matthew Nachvatal, who coordinates the Breeding Bird Atlas for Lafayette County, will be speaking about how to report bird observations to the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas Project. Matthew is an authority on birds and will discuss how citizens can help report for the Breeding Bird Atlas.
On Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m., our friend, Mary Zimmerman, will present her program on Frogs and Toads in Lafayette County. Join Mary for an enthusiastic look at these little creatures that reside and play an important part in the eco-systems in Lafayette County.

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