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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 03/16/17

POSTED March 16, 2017 11:10 a.m.

Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for March are: March 17-Story Hour 10am & Book Buzz Book Club at 1:30 p.m.; March 20-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; March 21-Twilight Family Story Hour at 6:30 p.m./Dr. Seuss; March 24-Story Hour 10 a.m. & Lego Club at 1:30 p.m.; March 27-Story ‹n› Craft Hour 10 a.m.; March 31-Story Hour 10 a.m.
Community Blood Drives
LAFAYETTE COUNTY – The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood regularly. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401. To donate, please contact Brad Solberg at 608-776-4001. Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors. The MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County.
Darlington – Friday, March 31 - 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Darlington High School
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood regularly. Sixteen year olds are excepted with parental consent. New donors must bring a photo ID and another form of ID. 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).
Darlington – Thursday, March 16 -12:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., Darlington American Legion
Darlington Garden Club
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Garden Club will meet Thursday March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Town Bank in Darlington. Kristine Haas is both hostess and presenter of lesson. The objective of this organization is to stimulate an enduring love of nature through gardening, through the protection of nature and through the promotion of civic beauty. The club will be discussing projects for 2017. New members are always welcome.
Christian Women’s Conference
DARLINGTON – The IF: Gathering Christian Women’s Conference will be March 17 & 18 at the First Baptist Church of Darlington. What if we really lived like Jesus? Join us as we encourage and equip one another! Register online at www.fcbdarlington.com.
Bluebird Nest Nature Center Events
DARLINGTON – 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.
Junior High Football Fundraiser
BELMONT – The Junior High Football program is hosting a swiss steak dinner, silent auction and hog raffle to help their program get started. The fundraiser will be held at the Sports Page in Belmont on March 25 from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 per child. Kids 3 and under eat free. The silent auction runs from 5-9 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the school offices, through any Junior High or High School football players, or at the Belmont Mound City Bank branch. Please come out and support our future Braves!
Sons of Norway breakfast
ARGYLE – Monroe Ostestaden Sons of Norway Lodge invites those interested in Norway and Scandinavian culture and history to attend a free informational breakfast on Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Partridge Hall in Argyle. After a tasty breakfast, Monroe Sons of Norway board members and benefits counselor Greg Ragan will speak briefly and show a short film and what the lodge has to offer to new members including how to join Sons of Norway. All guests are free and Lodge members eat free too if they bring a guest. Members who attend without a guest are welcome to attend, but will need to pay for their breakfast. If you are interested, call Ostestaden President Jean Buskar at 608-325-2439 to make a reservation or for more information.
Belmont FFA Auction
BELMONT – Plan to attend the 19th annual Belmont Friends of FFA Auction on Sunday, March 26 at 12 p.m. in the Belmont Community School Commons. All proceeds from this auction go to support our FFA judging and speaking contest, leadership conference, Greenhouse Management, State & National FFA Conventions, community service projects, Belmont, County & State Fairs, Advocacy in Belmont Schools and Youth Apprentice Programs. Lunch stand is available. Labor Auction. Large variety of sale items.
Historical and Genealogy Society event
DARLINGTON – The Lafayette County Historical Society and Genealogy Society would like to welcome Dr. Gordon E. Dammann, of Lena, Ill.  He will be at the Town Bank in Darlington in the lower level on Sunday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Dammann will be speaking on “Frontier Medical Diseases and Treatments”.  He was an Army Post Dental Surgeon and Captain (1969-70).  Dr. Dammann is a retired Dentist from private practice (1971-2011).  He is also the Founder of the Lena Area Historical Society as well as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  We will be posting more information about him in the weeks to come.
Business After Hours
DARLINGTON – Please join us for an event, Business After 5:00 on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chamber/Main Street office at 447 Main Street. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Business after hours is an opportunity to meet other members, exchange ideas and talk business in an informal setting. Not a Chamber member yet? This is a perfect opportunity to check us out and see what we have to offer.
Darlington 4K Registration
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Community School District is holding their 4K Registration on Monday, April 3 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Darlington Elementary-Middle School. This is for every child who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. The registration is available to all children in the Darlington School District. Families considering open enrollment in the district are invited to attend. Parents are asking to bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Call for an appointment at 608-776-4021, opt. 5.
Election Day Dinner
LAMONT – The Lamont United Methodist Church will be having their Election Day Roast Beef Dinner on Tuesday, April 4 serving at noon. The meal will be served family style and will cost $12. Menu items include roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salads and pies.

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