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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 06/01/17
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Darlington Food Pantry
DARLINGTON – The monthly Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will take place on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 4-5 p.m. at the lower level of Town Bank.  There is no income eligibility limits for people wishing to participate. Volunteers are needed from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Volunteers can help with all or any part of the hours of the pantry. To volunteer, you can contact Carrie at 608-293-0791 or simply come to the pantry and register as a volunteer that day.
Bicentennial Celebration meeting
SHULLSBURG – A planning meeting for the Shullsburg Bicentennial Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townsend Community Center.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information, contact Lynne Kruser-Ranum at 608-965-3609.
Wiota Firemen’s Auxiliary
WIOTA – The Wiota Fireman’s Auxiliary will be meeting at the Wiota Town Hall, on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6 p.m.  All members are asked to bring a six-pack of flowers to plant in the park.
Relic Roundup Open House
DARLINGTON –Join experienced arrowhead and projectile collectors to as they show and discuss items they have found in Lafayette County and the area on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Town Bank Community Room in Darlington. Lafayette County has been historically significant for finding ancient treasures. Bob Steger and Dennis Fox will be there. They are both inviting their friends. Dennis will be bringing some clovis points, the oldest known arrowheads, as well as his large collection. Did you inherit your grandfather’s arrowhead collection? Bring it along and have the experts give you information about it.  There is no charge for any Bluebird Nest Nature Center programs. Last year, we could not fit all of the folks who were interested in this subject into the nature center, so we have expanded this year. Please join us.
Women’s Guild of Immanuel Church
DARLINGTON – The Women’s Guild of Immanuel Church will be meeting on Thursday, June 8th at 12noon. The program will be Tammy Leu Schute telling about her trip to Switzerland. Committee for the day will be Diane Ritchie, Chair; Julie Hinderman, Co-chair; Peggy Rolli, Suzanne Marx, Amy Prine, Nikki Martin, Missy Rankin, Nicole Lewin and Mary Geissbuhler. Everyone is always welcome.
17th Annual Sieg Classic Golf Outing
DARLINGTON – On June 9, head on over to the 17th Annual Sieg Classic Golf Outing at the Darlington Country Club. Join us for a live auction & raffle starting at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the country club prior to 7 p.m. that night. You could win $500 cash, Trek bike, Visa gift cards, sports memorabilia, Badger and Packer tickets, Dells water park gift cards and more.
Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast
GRATIOT – Please plan on attending the 41st Annual Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 10 serving from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. hosted by Denny and Mary Shippy and Family at the Roper Shippy Farms located at 12348 White School Road, Gratiot.
Open house at the nature center
DARLINGTON – Stop and see some beautiful artwork by Mrs. Tuescher-Crist’s 5th grade art students on June 10 from 1-4 p.m. for the Bluebird Nest Nature Center open house. Enjoy our new displays about Birds of the World. Have some popcorn.
Canoe Fest Kickball Tournament
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Canoe Fest will be hosting their 1st Annual Kickball Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at City Field Park with Family tournaments from 9:00-11:30 a.m., 7th-12th grade tournament 12:00-3:30 p.m. and Adults only Tournament from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Three tournaments available for different age groups. Teams consist of 10-15 players. Team fee is $5 per person. All proceeds will go to a charity of the Champion’s Choice! Each game will last a maximum of 30 minutes. Brackets will be single elimination. If you have questions please contact Amber at Sign your team up by going to the website,
Kenny Parr BBQ Cook-Off
DARLINGTON – The Kenny Parr Grilling For a Cause BBQ Cook-Off will be Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. $5 to sample and judge. All proceeds go to veterans, Friendship Fund, Scholarships and High School Athletic Concussion testing. Want to Grill? Call 608-482-3393. Sponsored by the Darlington Lions Club.
Lafayette County Sew and Sews
DARLINGTON – The meeting of the Lafayette County Sew and Sews is always the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Bank in Darlington. This month it will be June 12. Everyone is welcome.
UCC Vacation Bible School
DARLINGTON – Summer will soon be upon us so, mark your calendars for this years Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Go Fish’s VICTORY is the theme.  The dates for the program are Monday, June 12th thru Friday, June 16th.  We begin with a light supper Monday thru Thursday evening and end on Friday with a potluck and program.  Start time is 5:15-8:00 p.m.  All children who have completed 4K thru completed 5th grade are welcome and there is no charge.  This years VBS will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ at 339 E. Louisa St. in Darlington.  Pre-registration is appreciated but you can also register on the 12th.  This is an ecumenical event.  The sponsoring churches are:  First Baptist, Grace Lutheran, Immanuel United Church of Christ, Our Lady of Fatima/Holy Rosary, and United Methodist.  
Johnson Public Library
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library in Darlington would like all to come to and see Magician Jeff McMullen on Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Library located at 131 E. Catherine Street, Darlington. For kids of all ages!
Community Blood Drive
GRATIOT - 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. To donate, please contact Mary Moore at 608-922-6422.
Gratiot – Friday, June 16 -2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m., First National Bank Gratiot Branch, MVRBC Donor Bus
Depot Museum Summer Hours
DARLINGTON – The Depot Museum and Annex, South Washington Street, Darlington, will be open during the summer months (June, July and August) weekends from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tourist information and Railroad Exhibits are featured in the Depot. Items from businesses, farms and home are exhibited in the attached Annex. Admission is free. Donations are accepted but not required. Enjoy ice cream at the Ice Cream Kastle after your tour.
Relay for Life
DARLINGTON – The 2017 Relay for Life Lafayette County Cancer Walk will be Saturday, June 17 from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at Collin’s Park in Darlington. Lafayette County’s 2017 Chairperson is Tonya Milz. At 9:00 p.m., at Collins Park in Darlington, candles will be lit in memory and in honor of the hundreds of loved ones affected by cancer.
Photographing Birds Update with Patrick Ready
DARLINGTON – Patrick Ready is the President of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin and an avid bird photographer. He will be giving an update on the latest in nature photography at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Darlington, on June 19 starting at 7 p.m. Bring your cameras and questions and enjoy some beautiful bird photography.
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.