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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 01/26/17
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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 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.
Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for January are: 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!
Bowling Tournament
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Fire Department wish to invite you to a Bowling Tournament on Sat. Jan. 28 with shifts at noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. 8 pin Tap, 5 person teams and $100 per team. Live auction with Dick White starting at 6 p.m. Some auction items include: 8 hour side by side rental from Mike’s Engine Works, 39”x30” Wilderness print from Main Furniture, load of gravel from Bard Material, Redbird Table and Bench set form Tony Fink, and much, much more! Sign up by calling Red Bird Alley at 776-3171
Bunny Hunt Walk Around Raffle
FAYETTE – On Jan. 28 the Judkins-Blaser Memorial will have their Bunny Hunt Walk Around Raffle. Sign up by Friday Jan. 27. Call or stop in at the Fayette Saloon to register
Darlington Legion Post 214 meeting
DARLINGTON – Darlington Post 214 Legion Members along with the Auxiliary and SAL will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Legion Post.  All the meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.  All members are urged to attend and find out what is going on with the American Legion at the National, State and local levels.  We will be discussing our new Web Site.  If you are a Veteran and you are interested in joining the Legion Family, you are welcomed to come to a meeting and get to know us.
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.
19th Annual Love Lights
DARLINGTON – The 19th annual Lafayette Manor Auxiliary “Love Lights” can be purchased now through Friday, Feb. 10. For a $3 donation, dedicate a heart in memory or honor of a loved one. The hearts will be placed on a tree in the 2nd floor sunroom. A dedication will take placed Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the manor with a 5 p.m. candle light supper with music by Tom Bedtka. Proceeds will be used to buy items needed to help residents and staff. To donate, send to Jeaneen Benson, 403 E. River St., Darlington, phone number: 776-3754 or the Lafayette County Manor, 719 E. Catherine St., Darlington, phone number: 776-4210 ext. 125.
Steak and Chicken Supper
DARLINGTON – Darlington Post 214 will not hold a Steak and Chicken Supper in January. The next Steak and Chicken Supper 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.
Homemade Cornish Pasty Sale
BELMONT – Pasties for the Homemade Cornish Pasty Sale fundraiser by the Belmont Music Department for the 2017 Brass and Brats will be made Feb. 18. Cost is $5 per pasty, payable to the Belmont Music Boosters. Pasties are uncooked and can be picked up at the school or delivered in town after 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cooking instructions are provided with each pasty.
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.
Gratiot – Friday, Feb. 17 - 2:30p.m. – 5:00p.m., Gratiot State Bank, MVRBC Donor Bus
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
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, 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.