DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for April are: April14-Story Hour 10 a.m. (Nursery Rhymes); April 17-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m. (Spring); April 20-“Heart of a Samurai” Community Read book discussion 4:15 p.m.; April 21-Story Hour 10 a.m.; April 21-Book Buzz Book Club 1:30 p.m., for 3rd-5th graders (Japanese craft); April 24-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; April 25-Twilight Family Night 6:30-8 p.m., BEES!; April 26-Newberry Award-winning author Margi Preus visits the library! 6 p.m.!; April 28-Story Hour 10 a.m.; April 28-Lego Club 1:30 p.m., for 7-11 year olds.
Women’s Guild of
DARLINGTON – The Women’s Guild of Immanuel Church will be meeting on Thursday, April 13 at noon for a light lunch. The forensics class will be our speakers. Hostesses are Janette Steger, Chair; June Hancock, co-chair; Virginia Douglas, LeeAnn Ruef, Deana Soper, Marjean Sutherland, and Nathalie Ruf. Everyone is invited.
Sons of Norway
MONROE – Thinking of someone who would like to know more about the Sons of Norway? Think of someone who would like to meet once a month? Come to the April 13 Movie Night/Social at 6:30 p.m. FINDING THEA is the story of Thea Foss, a 19th century Norwegian immigrant to the Pacific Northwest who became the inspiration for the fictional heroine Tugboat Annie and created one of the Pacific’s largest tugboat companies. It is a classic American immigrant story. It will be located at Crossroads Community Church, 222 Old Argyle Road (used to be Baker’s) Monroe. Enter the house entrance not the church entrance.
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.
Gratiot – Friday, April 14 - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m., Gratiot State Bank
The Living Last Supper
ARGYLE – The men of Cornerstone Lutheran Church of Argyle will present The Living Last Supper at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 and April 15 at Cornerstone Lutheran Church. It is a re-enactment of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous last supper painting. A tribute to the disciples of Jesus that paid for their faith with their lives. A wonderful and uplifting Easter presentation. No Charge. Free will offering that will go to Jovi Mau Family to help with medical expenses. Refreshments served after the performance. Join us for fellowship. All are welcome.
DARLINGTON – The 2017 Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk & 1M Run/Walk organized by the Dora Ritter Wellness Center will be April 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. starting at the Darlington Municipal Building Gymnasium. This year proceeds will go to the Dora Ritter Wellness Center and Adler Roelli, the son of John and Rhonda Roelli. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt after the race for children young and old.
Shullsburg’s Easter Egg Hunt
SHULLSBURG – Shullsburg’s Miner Community Group is hosting the annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 beginning at 10 a.m. at beautiful Badger Park for one last time. The “egg lady” has flown the coop and the bunny is getting old and gray so unless a few fresh faces offer to take over, this will be the big finale.
Youngsters 4th grade and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to bring their baskets or bags to collect the plastic eggs and turn them in for treats and prizes. Non-perishable items will be collected for the food pantry. In case of rain, the hunt will be re-located to the Centenary United Methodist Church.
Royce Lyne Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament
SHULLSBURG – The Royce Lyne Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament will Saturday, April 15 at the Shullsburg High School with the first game starting at 8 a.m. The Basketball Tournament includes plenty of basketball but new this year is volleyball! There will be an excellent silent auction, delicious bake sale and tasty concessions. The public is welcome.
Wiota Firemen’s Auxiliary
WIOTA – The Wiota Fireman’s Auxiliary will be meeting at the Wiota Town Hall, on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The annual card party and Town Hall renovations will be discussed.
The Living Well Workshop
SHULLSBURG – Put life back in your life. Are you an adult with ongoing health conditions? If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety The Living Well Workshop can help you take charge of your life. Join us every Tuesday April 18 through May 23 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the Shullsburg Community Townsend Center at 190 N. Judgement Street in Shullsburg. This workshop is free. To register call Dana Harcus at ADRC 608-776-4961. This program is sponsored by the ADRC $ Lafayette County Health Dept.
Bluebird Nest Nature Center program
DARLINGTON – Dr. Rebecca Christoffel will be presenting a program at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street in Darlington, on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. on turtles that are native to Wisconsin. There is no admission to any programs at the nature center.
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.
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Canoe Fest presents Darlington Idol on Sat. April 22 at Bridges. Admission is $8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a sandwich special. At 6:30 p.m., last year’s winner Kayla Ruf will perform. At 7:00 p.m. judging will begin for the remaining contestants. First place winner will receive $100. Come join us for a fun filled show with young and old alike. All the proceeds with go towards the Darlington Canoe Festival fireworks.