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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 03/30/17
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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 and April are: March 31-Story Hour 10 a.m.; April 3-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m. (Rain); April 6-Passport to Reading Book Club 3:30 p.m., for 1st & 2nd graders (Texas); April 7-Story Hour 10 a.m., Phyllis Sonsalla will read a Japanese story & show her kimonos!; April 7-Pages & Popcorn Book Club 1:30 p.m., for 6th-8th graders (Community Read & Sewing!); April 10-National Library Week begins! Drawings every day! Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m. (Bunnies); April14-Story Hour 10 a.m. (Nursery Rhymes).
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. 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
Gratiot – Friday, April 14 - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m., Gratiot State Bank
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 at 6:00 p.m. 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 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.  
Darlington Garden Club
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Garden Club will meet on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Town Bank in Darlington. Mary Lindell is the hostess. For the program, Judy Swanson has arranged for our speaker to be Mary Collier who is a soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Ms. Collier will discuss EQIP, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and beneficial conservation practices that can help gardeners improve soil. The public is welcome to attend.