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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 01/19/17
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Pop Factory Players “Young Frankenstein”
DARLINGTON – The Pop Factory Players are proud to announce that this year’s production is Mel Brooks wildly funny “Young Frankenstein.”  The critically acclaimed and monstrously funny film version was recently named “one of the funniest movies of all time” by the American Film Institute.  This electrifying adaption was a massive hit on Broadway and will leave you in “stitches.” Performances will be at Darlington High School in the Leona M. Havens Theater.  Show dates are Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door.
Sen. Marklein
listening session
DARLINGTON – Sen. Marklein has scheduled a series of listening sessions throughout the 17th Senate District. All residents of the 17th Senate District are invited and encouraged to attend.  If you are unable to attend a session, but would like to share your input, do not hesitate to contact him directly at or 800-978-8008. Sen. Marklein will be in Darlington on Monday, Jan. 23 at Town Bank from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Johnson Public
Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for January are: Jan. 23-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m./Marvelous Monday Movie: The BFG @ 3:30 p.m.; Jan. 27-Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Lego Club @ 1:30 p.m., for kids ages 7-11; Jan. 30-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m./ Marvelous Monday Movie:  Finding Dory @ 3:30 p.m.; Jan. 31-Techie Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. (formerly Wacky Wed.) Tonight’s program will be held in the DEMS cafeteria!! Bring an adult!
Bluebird Nature Center
DARLINGTON – On Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, retired middle school teacher, Craig Temby and his wife, Deb, will present a program about plants and animals and life in Northern Wisconsin. Craig and Deb have a cabin in far northern Wisconsin, where they spend part of the year. Craig spoke in 2016 at the Johnson Public Library. His talk at the nature center will have a different focus. Craig is a great storyteller. Join him and Deb at the nature center for an entertaining evening. There is no charge for any nature center programs.
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 Sue Paquette at (608) 776-5731. 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.
Woodford – Wednesday, Jan. 18 - 3p.m. - 6:30p.m., Woodford Fire Station Meeting Room
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 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Belmont – Tuesday, Feb. 24 -12:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., Belmont Grade School gym
Lafayette County Steer Weigh-ins
DARLINGTON – 2017 Lafayette County Steer Weigh-ins will be held Jan. 21 from 9-noon at the Dearth Livestock Facility on Hwy 81. Questions, please contact Jolante Olson, Fair Secretary 776-4828.
Retirement Roast for Suzi Osterday
DARLINGTON – Please join in celebrating a Retirement Roast honoring the one and only Suzi Osterday Jan. 22 at BridgeView Restaurant. Starting at 3-5 p.m. will be a social hour with dinner beginning from 5-6 p.m. Starting at 6 until 8 p.m. will be the time to “roast” Suzi. Cost is $10 per plate.
Help Fight Hunger
BELMONT – The Belmont High School and Middle School Art Club are proud to host Belmont’s 3rd annual Empty Bowls Project on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m. in the Belmont Cafeteria. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal of soup, bread, and dessert. Guests also take home a handcrafted bowl made by a Belmont art student or community member. Proceeds will go to the Belmont Food Pantry and to the Belmont Art Club. Tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased before the event in the High School office or at the door.
Steak and Chicken Supper
DARLINGTON – Darlington Post 214 will not hold a Steak and Chicken Super in January. The next Steak and Chicken Super for Darlington Post 214 will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Legion Post from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.