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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 03/08/18
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Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for March are: March 5-9 - Dr. Seuss Week! Different activities every day!; March 8 - Passport to Reading Book Club @ 3:45 p.m. (for grades 1 & 2); March 9 - Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Pages & Popcorn Book Club @ 1:45 p.m. (for grades 6-8); March 13 - Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.; March 13 - Library closes at 3 p.m. today/ 4 p.m. Tea Party with author, Kathleen Ernst, sign up at the library; March 13 - Meet Author Kathleen Ernst, author of the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries!  7 p.m.; March 16 - Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Book Buzz Book Club @ 1:45 p.m. (grades 3-5).
McCoy Public Library Activities
SHULLSBURG – Stop on out at the McCoy Public library on March 8 for the Fort Building Family Fun Night for children 3yr-5th grade from 6-7 p.m. On the early release days, March 16 & 28, check out the Early Release Movie for 4K-5th grade at 1:15 p.m. Story Hour for children 3yr-5K will be Tuesday, March 13, 20 & 27 from 4-5 p.m.
UMC Trivia Night
DARLINGTON – The 4th Annual Trivia Fun Night sponsored by the Darlington United Methodist Church will be Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m at Bridges Restaurant & Banquet Center. Dinner specials start at 5 p.m. and the cake auction will begin around 8 p.m. Bring a team or join one that night. $10 per person with a maximum of 8/team. Early registration special of $75/team. Pre-registration call Todd at 482-0820 or Kurt at 482-2150 by March 3. Registration will be accepted at the door until full.
Driver Opera Unveiling
DARLINGTON – The unveiling of the lower level of the Driver Opera House will be Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to see the remodeled area. Refreshments provided.
Darlington Rifle Shoot
DARLINGTON – The 14th Annual Darlington Rifle Shoot will be March 10 and 11 at the Darlington Gun Club. Shooting is available Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 9 a.m. and noon. Contact Pete Wiegel at 776-4786 for reservations.
Steak & Chicken Fry
DARLINGTON – The Darlington American Legion Post #214 & Auxiliary Unit #214 will be hosting their Steak & Chicken Fry on Saturday, March 10 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Darlington Legion Hall. NY Strip is $11, Steak is $9, Chicken is $8 and Pork Chops are $8. Carry outs available; in-town delivery for $1 fee. To place your order call 776-4041. Everyone is welcome.
Lunch Bunch Meets
DARLINGTON – The topic of discussion at the Monday, March 12, 2018 meeting of Lunch Bunch will be, learn about the “Mental Health Awareness, including Anxiety and Depression.”  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. Dr. Martin Cleary, Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County Primary Care Clinic, will be the presenter for this session.  The topic will include discussion on identifying signs and symptoms of mental health, where do you go for help, and looking forward to the future.  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.
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 March 12. Everyone is welcome.
Laf. Cty Deer Advisory Council meeting
DARLINGTON – The Lafayette County Deer Advisory Council will meet to review data and form preliminary 2018 antlerless quota, permit and season structure recommendations. This meeting will be held at Darlington Elementary School on Monday, March 12, 2018 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Community Blood Drive
LAFAYETTE COUNTY - The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood regularly. Sixteen year olds are accepted 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 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Darlington – Tuesday, March 13 -12:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., American Legion Hall, 1400 Keep Street
Gratiot Annex Library Activities
GRATIOT – The Gratiot Annex Library will have a Homework Helper every Wednesday in March (14, 21, & 28) from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Christian Women’s Conference
DARLINGTON – The Christian Women’s Conference will be March 16 & 17 at the First Baptist Church of Darlington discussing Acts: The Early Church. Join us as we encourage and equip one another! Catered dinner, breakfast and lunch. Register online at
Belmont FFA Auction
BELMONT – Belmont Friends of FFA will have their 20th Annual Auction on Sunday, March 18 at noon in the Belmont School Commons. All proceeds from this auction go to support the Ag Youth. Lunch stand available. This is a labor auction with a large variety of sale items.
Senior Citizen’s Appreciation Dinner
 SHULLSBURG – Shullsburg Schools will host the 29th Annual Senior Citizen’s Appreciation Dinner on March 21 at the school in the old gym. This dinner is for Shullsburg senior citizens. We ask that you arrive at 11:30 a.m. with dinner to be served at noon. There is no charge for this dinner, and our students will provide musical entertainment. If you need a ride, we will be happy to provide one for you.
Severe Weather Safety and Spotter Training
DARLINGTON – There will be a 2018 Severe Weather Safety and Spotter training on Wednesday, March 21 at the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The training is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. The first hour will be about severe weather safety and the second is the spotter training. All are welcome to attend both sessions. The event is sponsored by Lafayette County Emergency Management.
Band Aid X: Tunes n’ Taverns
DARLINGTON – Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presents Band Aid X: Tunes n’ Taverns pub crawl on Friday, March 23 at local bars in Darlington. Participating bars are Legion Hall, Bridgeview, Darlington Country Club, The Spot, Mikes’s Corner Bar, Annies Bar & Grill, Trailside Bar, City Service Brewing, Salathe’s Saloon, and Legends. Wristbands are $25 for all 10 taverns or $5 per Tavern.
Breakfast with Easter Bunny
BELMONT – Come to the Belmont Elementary School Gym on Saturday, March 24 for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9-11 a.m. There will be face painting, crafts, candy hunt and door prizes. Juice, milk, and baked goods provided for everyone. Don’t forget your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.