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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 02/09/17
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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. 9 - Passport to Reading Book Club 3:30 p.m., for grades 1 & 2 (California); Feb. 10 - Story Hour 10 a.m./ Pages & Popcorn Book Club 1:30 p.m., for grades 6-8; Feb. 13 - Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; Feb. 14 - Twilight Family Story Hour 6-8 p.m., for families with young children (Valentine’s!); Feb. 17 - Story Hour 10 a.m./ Book Buzz Book Club 1:30 p.m., for grades 3-5.
The 1990’s concert
SHULLSBURG – The Shullsburg Music Department and the Shullsburg Music Boosters presents ‘The 1990’s’ Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in “The Pit”. Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Shullsburg Cafeteria with chef Mike Shannon. The meal is a choice of chicken Marengo over wild rice or beef stroganoff over rotini noodles. Tickets are $3 for bleacher seats, $5 for reserved floor seating (sold only in advance), $10 for dinner (sold only in advance) or $10 for dinner and a reserved seat on floor (sold only in advance). Tickets may be purchased from any band or choir students or contact Mrs. Bendorf at or 608-965-4427.
February Family Night
SHULLSBURG – Fall in love with Reading at the McCoy Public Library during their February Family Night on Feb. 11 from 10-11 a.m. at the Gratiot Library. There will be Valentines Day crafts, games and a snack full of love! Registration forms are available at the McCoy Public Library. The event is for all ages through 5th grade. Be sure to bring the entire family to this event!
Steak and Chicken Supper
DARLINGTON –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.
Jim Davis Memorial Euchre Tournament
FAYETTE – The Jim Davis Memorial Euchre Tournament will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Fayette Saloon starting at noon. Register by Friday, Feb. 10 by calling or stopping in at the saloon. The Stump Fiddle Band will follow the tournament with entertainment.
Evers Meet and Greet
DARLINGTON – Stop out at the Darlington Country Club for a meet and greet with Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Lafayette County on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. All are welcome.
Republican Party meeting
ARGYLE – The Republican Party of Lafayette County will be holding their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11th at the historic Partridge Hall in Argyle. A noon luncheon and local elected officials with special guest speaker from WIBA Madison, Vicki McKenna.
Norwegian Dinner
WIOTA – Wiota Lutheran Youth Organization will be holding a Norwegian Dinner Feb. 12, 2017 from noon to 2 p.m. at Wiota Lutheran Church. The menu includes meatballs, ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green 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.
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.
Lunch Bunch meeting
DARLINGTON – The topic of discussion at the Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 meeting of Lunch Bunch will be, “Understanding Probate II.” The gathering will take place in the County Board Room of the Lafayette County Courthouse from noon to 1:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch during this informal hour. Attorney Nathan Russell from Russell Law Offices in Lafayette County, will be the presenter for the session.  The items discussed will be:  planning your future; understanding trusts; and differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts.  Questions from the public are welcome. The public is welcome to attend the informal, free session sponsored in part by Lafayette County Home and Community Education (HCE), UW-Extension, and free- will donations.
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
Platteville Area Educators’ Association
PLATTEVILLE – PAREA will have a luncheon meeting at noon on February 20th at the Wisconsin Bank & Trust building at 10 Keystone Parkway (located at the far east side of Platteville. Reservations can be made to Charlie Clark by phone (348-8435) or by e-mail (
The program presenter will be Kent Scheuerell, retired Platteville Middle School social studies teacher, who will present a program entitled “Grant County Folklore and History”.
All retired educators and support staff are invited to attend. PAREA includes retired educators and support staff from area schools in Belmont, Cuba City, Darlington, Fennimore, Hazel Green, Lancaster, Iowa Grant, Platteville, Potosi, Shullsburg, Southwest Technical College and UW-Platteville.
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.