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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 05/10/18
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Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for May are: May 10-Passport to Reading final book club meeting @ 3:45 p.m.; May 11-Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Pages & Popcorn final book club and Jeopardy @ 1:45 p.m.; May 15-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m./ Twilight Family Story Time 6:30-7:30 p.m., “Spring Planting”; May 18-Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Book Buzz Book Club final meeting & pizza @ 1:45 p.m.; May 22-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.; May 23-Wacky Wednesday @ 3:45 p.m.; May 25-Story Hour @ 10 a.m./  Lego Club @ 1:45 p.m.; May 28-Closed for Memorial Day; May 29-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m., final program until Fall.
UCC Women’s Guild
DARLINGTON – The Immanuel Church Women’s Guild will be meeting on Thursday, May 10 for their “Honoring the Over 80 members”, at noon for lunch, and the program to follow. The Committee for the day is Wendy Leahy, Chair; Betsy Wiegel, Co-Chair; Joanie Keister, Amy Ruegsegger, Christie Meier, Amy Ray, Mary Lou Tuescher and Sheila Berrey. Everyone is always welcome to join.
McCoy Public Library
SHULLSBURG – Visit the McCoy Public Library for their fun events. On May 10 from 6–7 p.m. will be Nature Family Fun Night and on May 11 at 1:15 p.m. there will be an Early Release Movie.
Cinco de Mayo
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Chamber/Main Street presents Cinco de Mayo Darlington on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.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. Join in on this festive day celebrating all the amazing cultures that call Darlington home.
Electronic Recycling Fundraiser
DARLINGTON - Darlington Fire Department will be holding an Electronic Recycling Fundraiser on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Darlington Fire House. To view the price sheet please visit our website at
Garden Club Plant Sale
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Garden Club will hold a plant sale on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Lion’s Club shelter behind the Piggly Wiggly store in Darlington. This year children’s gardening activities will be offered at the same time.
Belmont FFA Plant Sale
BELMONT – The Belmont FFA Plant Sale will be held every Saturday in May (12, 19, 26) from 8 a.m. to noon at the FFA Greenhouse behind the school next to the football/baseball fields. Stop into the High School Office to notify the FFA teacher/members. There will be geraniums, calibrachoa ‘million bells’, impatiens, vergena, petunias ‘wave’, zinnias, begonias, marigolds & pansies. All proceeds go to the Belmont FFA.
Lunch Bunch
DARLINGTON – The topic of discussion at the Monday, May 14, 2018 meeting of Lunch Bunch will be, “A Strong Body Makes a Peaceful Mind.”  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. Jeff Wright, certified Yoga Instructor, Author and Educator, will be the presenter for this session. 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.
Savatski Retirement Celebration
DARLINGTON – Please join the Darlington School District for a Retirement Celebration honoring Michelle Savatski on Wednesday, May 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the DEMS cafeteria.
Garden Club Meeting
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Garden Club will meet on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Room of Town Bank in Darlington. Mary Lindell is the hostess and Sara Aide will present a program titled “Garden Planning and Canning”. Any interested community members are invited to attend.
Baby Quilt Workshop
BELMONT – The Pleasant View Methodist Church, 12987 Pleasant View Rd., Belmont will host a baby quilt mission project workshop on May 19 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. Potluck lunch.  Sewers and non-sewers alike are needed to assist with creating baby quilts for Bringing Hope 2 Others, a mission serving a birthing center in Northern Tanzania.  Supplies will be provided, come for the day or as you are able.  Questions?  Call Kristie @ (608) 762-5733;
Historic Argyle presentation
ARGYLE – On Saturday, May 19, Historic Argyle is sponsoring former Argyle resident, Doug Watson, who will present a PowerPoint program on the history of the railroad that ran from Freeport, through Argyle and continued on to its terminus at Dodgeville.  He’ll take you on a journey from the line’s conception in 1884, when local businesses and village officials wanted to expand the limited commercial area of their respective communities.  The program consists of nearly 60 slides, including images of every depot that existed during that line’s existence (1887-1942).    The program will be held at the Argyle EMS Building, 104 N. Broad Street, and is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.   Refreshments will be served.
Belmont EMS Pancake Breakfast
BELMONT – The Belmont EMS Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday, May 20 serving from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Belmont Fire/EMS Building. It is a free will donation. All proceeds go towards the purchase of updated equipment and education for our EMT’s.
Meet & Greet Denise Rohan
DARLINGTON – Come out to the Meet and Greet with American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan on Monday, May 21 from 3-8 p.m. at the American Legion Post #214 at 1400 Keep Street in Darlington. There will be a free supper at 6 p.m. with a program to follow.
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, June 5 -12:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., Darlington American Legion, 1400 Keep Street