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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 03/23/17
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Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for March are: March 24-Story Hour 10 a.m. & Lego Club at 1:30 p.m.; March 27-Story ‹n› Craft Hour 10 a.m.; March 31-Story Hour 10 a.m.
Bluebird Nest Nature Center Events
DARLINGTON – On Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m., our friend, Mary Zimmerman, will present her program on Frogs and Toads in Lafayette County. Join Mary for an enthusiastic look at these little creatures that reside and play an important part in the eco-systems in Lafayette County.
Junior High Football Fundraiser
BELMONT – The Junior High Football program is hosting a swiss steak dinner, silent auction and hog raffle to help their program get started. The fundraiser will be held at the Sports Page in Belmont on March 25 from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 per child. Kids 3 and under eat free. The silent auction runs from 5-9 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the school offices, through any Junior High or High School football players, or at the Belmont Mound City Bank branch. Please come out and support our future Braves!
Sons of Norway breakfast
ARGYLE – Monroe Ostestaden Sons of Norway Lodge invites those interested in Norway and Scandinavian culture and history to attend a free informational breakfast on Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Partridge Hall in Argyle. After a tasty breakfast, Monroe Sons of Norway board members and benefits counselor Greg Ragan will speak briefly and show a short film and what the lodge has to offer to new members including how to join Sons of Norway. All guests are free and Lodge members eat free too if they bring a guest. Members who attend without a guest are welcome to attend, but will need to pay for their breakfast. If you are interested, call Ostestaden President Jean Buskar at 608-325-2439 to make a reservation or for more information.
Belmont FFA Auction
BELMONT – Plan to attend the 19th annual Belmont Friends of FFA Auction on Sunday, March 26 at 12 p.m. in the Belmont Community School Commons. All proceeds from this auction go to support our FFA judging and speaking contest, leadership conference, Greenhouse Management, State & National FFA Conventions, community service projects, Belmont, County & State Fairs, Advocacy in Belmont Schools and Youth Apprentice Programs. Lunch stand is available. Labor Auction. Large variety of sale items.
Historical and Genealogy Society event
DARLINGTON – The Lafayette County Historical Society and Genealogy Society would like to welcome Dr. Gordon E. Dammann, of Lena, Ill.  He will be at the Town Bank in Darlington in the lower level on Sunday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Dammann will be speaking on “Frontier Medical Diseases and Treatments”.  He was an Army Post Dental Surgeon and Captain (1969-70).  Dr. Dammann is a retired Dentist from private practice (1971-2011).  He is also the Founder of the Lena Area Historical Society as well as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  The LCHS will be holding their quarterly meeting at 1:15 p.m. that same day.
Business After Hours
DARLINGTON – Please join us for an event, Business After 5:00 on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chamber/Main Street office at 447 Main Street. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Business after hours is an opportunity to meet other members, exchange ideas and talk business in an informal setting. Not a Chamber member yet? This is a perfect opportunity to check us out and see what we have to offer.
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 Brad Solberg at 608-776-4001. 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.
Darlington – Friday, March 31 - 1:30p.m. - 5:00p.m., Darlington High School
Darlington 4K Registration
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Community School District is holding their 4K Registration on Monday, April 3 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Darlington Elementary-Middle School. This is for every child who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. The registration is available to all children in the Darlington School District. Families considering open enrollment in the district are invited to attend. Parents are asking to bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Call for an appointment at 608-776-4021, opt. 5.
Darlington Farmers Market
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Chamber will have an informational meeting on Monday, April 3 regarding the Darlington Farmers Market at the Darlington Chamber office, 447 Main Street. Call Angie THuli at 77603067 with any questions.
Election Day Dinner
LAMONT – The Lamont United Methodist Church will be having their Election Day Roast Beef Dinner on Tuesday, April 4 serving at noon. The meal will be served family style and will cost $12. Menu items include roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salads and pies.
HCE Spring Fling
DARLINGTON – THe Lafayette County Home and Community Education, or HCE, will be holding their Spring Fling on Thursday, April 6 at the Immanuel UCC Church at 339 East Louisa St., in Darlington. THe theme will be a “Hat Parade”. Hats of all kinds, shapes and sizes. Wear a hat if you can, and if it is something special, please call Christa Jenson at 776-4669 and tell her about it. We will also be holding our annual Cultural Arts Contest. All information is in our Gold Sheet or call Lisa at the Extension Office at 776-4820. Registration will be at 6 p.m. and Salad Supper at 6:30 p.m. Cost is only $6. Everyone is always welcome. Registrations are due by April 1, to Marne Wilson, Treas., 118 N. Fairview Ave., Argyle, WI 53504.
Darlington Food Pantry
DARLINGTON – The monthly second harvest mobile food pantry will be held April Friday, April 7th, 2017 from 4 to 5 p.m. The pantry is held in the lower level of Town Bank. There are no income requirements or eligibility limits for those wising to participate. Volunteers are needed from 3 pm to help unload the truck until 6 pm for clean up. Volunteers can help with all or any part of the pantry. 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 pantry.
Musical Cabaret
DARLINGTON – The Darlington High School Music Department will be holding its annual Musical Cabaret on Saturday, April 8th, at the DHS auditorium.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performances starting at 7:00 p.m.  General admission tickets are $5.00 and can only be purchased at the door that night.