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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 02/01/18
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Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for February are: Feb. 2-Story Hour @ 10 a.m.; Feb. 6-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.; Feb. 8-Passport to Reading Book Club @ 3:45 p.m. (1st & 2nd gr.); Feb. 9-Story Hour @ 10 a.m.; Feb. 9-Lego Club @ 1:45 p.m. (7-11 yr. olds); Feb. 13-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.; Feb. 13-Twilight Family Story Hour @ 6:30 p.m.-Log Cabin/Laura Ingalls  (families with young children); Feb. 14-Valentine’s Day activities after school; Feb. 16-Story Hour @ 10 a.m., Book Buzz Book Club @ 1:45 p.m. (gr. 3-5).
Food Pantry
DARLINGTON – The monthly Second Harvest Food Pantry will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The pantry is held in the lower level of Town Bank. There are no income requirements for people wishing to participate. Volunteers are needed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers can come for part or all of the pantry to help. To volunteer you can contact Carrie at 608-293-0791 or simply come to the pantry to register as a volunteer the day of the event.
DARLINGTON – Author Caitlynn Nemec will be the speaker at the Quarterly meeting of the Lafayette County Historical Society and the Lafayette County Genealogy Society at their joint meeting at the Community Room of Town Bank at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.
McCoy Public Library events
SHULLSBURG – McCoy Public Library invites families with children 3 yrs to 5th grade to our Library Laser Tag Family Night on Feb. 8th from 5:30-7:00p.m. This is a free event but you must register at the library before Feb. 6th.  Early Release Movie will be held Feb. 21 at 1:15p.m.
Gratiot Annex Library events
GRATIOT – Gratiot Annex Library will be hosting a Snowman Family Fun Day on Saturday, Feb. 10th from 10-11a.m. We will be making a variety of snowmen crafts.  Families with children 3 yrs to 5th grade are invited to this free event.
20th Annual Love Lights
DARLINGTON – The 20th annual Lafayette Manor Auxiliary “Love Lights” can be purchased now through Monday, Feb. 12. 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 Friday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the manor. Proceeds will be used to buy items needed to help residents and staff. To donate, send to Lori Allendorf, 1390 Fayette Rd., Darlington, phone number: 776-3816 or 608-482-1520 or the Lafayette County Manor, 719 E. Catherine St., Darlington, phone number: 776-4210 ext. 125.
Norwegian Dinner
WIOTA – Wiota Lutheran Youth Organization will be holding a Norwegian Dinner Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wiota Lutheran Church. The menu includes meatballs, ham, mashed potatoes, corn, beans, cheese, coleslaw, buns, Lefse, Norwegian treats & desserts, coffee and milk. Adults are $13, children ages 6-12 are $5, children 5 and under are free. Musical entertainment will take place in the sanctuary.
Lafayette County Sew and Sews
DARLINGTON – The meeting of the Lafayette County Sew and Sews is always the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Bank in Darlington. The next meeting will be Feb. 12. Everyone is welcome.
DAR Meeting
DARLINGTON – The Colonel Benjamin Harrison Chapter of the American Revolution (DAR) will be meeting on Tuesday, Feb.13th at 1:00 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the First National Bank on the square in Monroe.  The public is invited to attend the free program on “Faith of Our Mother’s”.  Anyone interested in the DAR in southwest Wisconsin is welcome and we are happy to answer questions regarding membership or activities.
Community Blood Drive
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. 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. 16 - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m., First National Bank-Gratiot, MVRBC Donor Bus
Darlington FFA Toy Show
DARLINGTON – The Darlington FFA & FFA Alumni Toy Show and Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Darlington High School. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults are $6, Children 5-12 are $4, children under four are free. Pricing includes admission to the toy show. Toy show runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UMC Lasagna Supper
DARLINGTON – Stop out and get some yummy food at the Lasagna Supper on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Darlington United Methodist Church from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Menu includes: lasagna, garlic bread, lettuce, salad, applesauce, milk, coffee & homemade cake. Adults are $9 and Kids are $6, those under age 5 are Free.