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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 04/27/17
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Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for April and May are: April 28: Story Hour 10 a.m.; April 28: Lego Club 1:30 p.m., for 7-11 year olds; May 1-7: Children’s Book Week-fun activities all week in the Children’s Library!; May 1: Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; May 3: Optimist Theatre’s Shakespeare! 2:30 p.m. at Darlington H.S. auditorium; May 5: Story Hour 10 a.m.; May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration 1:30 p.m.; May 8: Story ‘n’ Craft Hour 10 a.m.; May 11: Passport to Reading Book Club 3:30 p.m., for 1st & 2nd graders; May 12: Story Hour 10 a.m.; May 12: Pages & Popcorn Book Club 1:30 p.m., for 6th-8th graders.
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.
Downtown Streetscaping Meeting
DARLINGTON – Come to the Downtown Streetscaping Information Meeting on Thursday, April 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Bridges Banquet Center in Darlington. This meeting is to see ideas, give ideas and gather information in regards to the HWY 23 construction project slated to begin in 2020 or 2021. This meeting will be strictly about the downtown Main Street streetscaping in Darlington.
Stream Restoration Tour
HOLLANDALE – All interested individuals and groups are invited to a Stream Restoration Tour on Arbor Day, Friday, April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Steve and Mary Thompson Farm, 1821 Sandy Rock Rd, Hollandale. We’ll explore this inspiring established stream bank restoration along Gordon Creek and discuss some funding routes for similar conservation work with NRCS, DNR and the counties. NRCS will be there and Steve Fabos from Indigenous Restorations will talk about how private firms can be contracted by landowners to implement projects, whether they are funded privately or through government cost-share. Bradd Simms from DNR will shock the stream so we can see what is thriving in there. The Gordon Creek on this property feeds into the Pecatonica at Blanchardville. We are all connected.
Darlington City Wide Garage Sales
DARLINGTON – Darlington City Wide Garage sales will be Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.
12th Annual Plant Sale
GRATIOT – The 12th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. until noon will take place at the Gratiot Ballpark. There will be 10 varieties of tomatoes, perennials and annuals. Proceeds to benefit the Fire Department.
Drug Take Back
SHULLSBURG – The Shullsburg Police Department will be hosting a Drug Take Back event on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shullsburg Police Station located at 190 N Judgement Street, at the Townsend Center.
Bloody Lake Rendezvous
WOODFORD – The 36th Annual Bloody Lake Rendezvous will be May 2 through May 7 at Black Hawk Memorial Park in Woodford. Tourists are welcome to the camp Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit them at
American Legion Post 214 meeting
DARLINGTON – Darlington American Legion Post 214 members along with the Post Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion will be meeting Wednesday, May 3rd at the Legion Post.  All the meetings will start at 7 p.m. and members are urged to attend.  Commander Dave will be discussing the work that is going to be done in front of the lower level of the Post.  We will be starting our new Membership year in the coming months so if you are interested in joining one of these organizations, please come and see what we are all about.  
Historic Preservation celebration
MINERAL POINT – Travel to Mineral Point as they celebrate its legacy of Historic Preservation. The four-day celebration takes place May 4-7, 2017. On Thursday night, May 4, enjoy a free presentation at the Mineral Point Opera House at 7 p.m. by the Mineral Point Library Archives Curator; showing images of house, street scenes and town view from the 1800s till now. Friday night finds a pasty dinner at the Walker House followed by Will Fellows, author of Passion to Preserve. A tour of historic homes is featured on Saturday and runs from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. A performance by Ten Dollar House will take place Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Contact the Mineral Point Chamber (608-987-3201), Berget Jewelers (608-987-3218) or go online to for information and tickets.
Shullsburg Garage Sale Days
SHULLSBURG – Shullsburg Community Wide Garage Sale Days will be Friday, May 5 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 6 from 7 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions, please call Jenny Jacobsen at 608-965-3367.
Immanuel Church Women’s Guild
DARLINGTON – The Immanuel Church Women’s Guild will be hosting the “80 and over, Shut In” party on Thursday, May 11 at noon. This will be fun afternoon. All special members will be given tender, loving care. But everyone is welcome to come and join with them. Servers for the day will be Mary Lou Tuescher, chair; Wendy Leahy, co-chair; Joanie Keister, Betsy Wiegel, Karen Siegenthaler, Amy Ruegsegger, Christie Meier, Amy Ray and Mary Leahy. Come and join in the fun.
Cinco de Mayo
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Chamber/Main Street presents Cinco de Mayo Darlington on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. at the City of Darlington Festival Grounds. This is a free admission event. There will be food booths, arts, crafts, informational and merchandise booths, a soccer tournament, inflatable rides, talent show, best homemade salsa contest, and plenty of music and performances. The Dance will be at the American Legion Hall featuring the band La Brisa de Veracruz y Tecladista Zancudo and DJ Boni. Join in on this festive day celebrating all the amazing cultures that call Darlington home.
White Oak Savanna Event
DODGEVILLE – White Oak Savanna Events Farm & Sanctuary is pleased to announce it will hold a free, public grand opening celebration May 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The public is enthusiastically invited to join owners Paul and Audrey Gaynor and staff as they christen White Oak Savanna’s historic Lloyd Jones Barn Pavillion, the newly finished Bluestem Kitchen Complex and host White Oak Savanna’s inaugural event featuring live music starting at 6:30 p.m., yoga at 4 p.m., hiking tours of the property, and tasty good food and beverages.
Summer Outreach Adult Education Classes
DARLINGTON – The summer session for the SW Tech-Darlington Outreach Adult Education classes will be June 6 through July 26, Tuesdays only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Job Center Conference Room, 2nd floor of the Darlington Municipal Building. For further information, contact Rita Noble at 608-330-3341.