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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 06/15/17
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Johnson Public
Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for June are: June 15-Wii from 1-3 p.m./ Pages & Popcorn Book Club Mallard’s Game 4:45 p.m.; June 16-Story Hour 10 a.m.; June 19-Make a Stepping Stone 2:30 p.m.; June 20-Reading & Wading Story time at the Baby Pool! 10-10:30 a.m. for 4 yrs. & younger!; June 22-Make a Birdhouse! 2:30 p.m.; June 23-Story Hour 10 a.m.; June 26-Movie “Tomorrowland” at 2:30 p.m.; June 27-Reading & Wading Story time at the Baby Pool! 10-10:30 a.m. for 4 yrs & younger!; June 27-Make Sandcastles at the Library! 6-8 p.m.; June 29-Wii from 1-3 p.m.; June 30-Story Hour 10 a.m.
McCoy and Gratiot
Annex Library
SHULLSBURG – The McCoy Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for June are: June 15-Story Hour for children 3-years-old–entering 5K, 10-11 a.m.; June 16- Books Build Better Readers summer program for children entering 1st-3rd grades, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; June 16- Lunch Bunch reading group (pack a lunch) entering 4th-6th grades, 12-1 p.m.; June 22-Story Hour for children 3-years-old–entering 5K, 10-11a.m.; June 23-Books Build Better Readers summer program for children entering 1st-3rd grades, 10:00-11:30a.m.; June 23 Lunch Bunch reading group (pack a lunch) entering 4th-6th grades, 12-1p.m.; June 28-Family Movie Night, 6 p.m.; June 30-Mad Science all ages welcome, 10-11a.m.
GRATIOT – For the Gratiot Annex Library: June 15, 22 and 29-Books Build Better Readers summer program, 1-2p.m.
Community Blood Drive
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. 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
Darlington – Tuesday, June 27 - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Memorial Hospital, Conference Center
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.
Power Pull Weekend
CUBA CITY – The Cuba City Power Pull Weekend is June 16 and 17 starting at 7 p.m. at Splinter Park. $10 admission, ages 10 and under are FREE. For rules and schedule: go to or contact Steve at 608-732-1556.
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.
Youth Golf Clinic
DARLINGTON - A free Youth Golf Clinic will be held at the Darlington Country Club on Sat June 17th, Sun June 18th, Sat June 24th,and Sun June 25th from noon until 3PM.  This clinic is open to any student who has completed the 5th -12th grade and Jim Poss will be the instructor. For any questions call Jim Poss at 608-482-1100 or Jill Ringen 776-2430.
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.
ATV Brat Feed
CALAMINE – Tri-County ATV Club will be hosting their Brat Feed, Saturday, June 24 in Calamine. Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. Fireworks at dusk.
Cruisin’ for a Cure
DARLINGTON – Jerry’s Automotive and T&J Graphics presents Cruisin’ for the Cure Classic Car Show, Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lafayette County Fairgrounds. Car and Driver are free; Spectators are a $3 donation. Sign up for lots of door prizes. Food and drink available on the grounds. For more information or questions call 776-1111.
Murph Classic
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Knights of Columbus will be hosting the Murph Classic Saturday, June 24 at the Darlington Country Club with tee times starting at 11 a.m. The last tee time will be at 5:30 p.m. 9 hole/4 person with Best Ball--$40/person. Chance to win a new recliner at hole #5! Open to the public. Lunch/Dinner specials for all golfers and non-golfers. Register by June 23 by calling Kyle at 608-776-3377. K.C. 2017 Polaris General Raffle Drawing at 7 p.m.
George Washington Russell Reunion
SHULLSBURG – The 100th Reunion for the Dr. George Washington Russell Family will be Sunday, June 25 at noon in the Shullsburg Community Room. Reservations are not needed but appreciated. Contact Jeff Russell at 608-4892-1859 or
Genealogy Sources Anywhere and Everywhere
DARLINGTON – Genealogy Sources Anywhere and Everywhere is presented by Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society on Sunday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Town Bank Meeting Room. Lori Bessler will talk on Genealogy Sources, Anywhere and Everywhere”, which will help the researcher to find the helpful genealogical collections. This event is sponsored by the Lafayette County Genealogical Society and the Lafayette County Historical Society.
Bats in Romania
DARLINGTON - Daniel Cleary will be present to discuss his experiences exploring bat caves in Romania on June 28 starting at 7 p.m. at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center. What a great opportunity for nature lovers to learn about another part of the world!
Thunder In The Valley
BAGLEY – Thunder In The Valley professional bull riding is coming to Bagley Saturday, July 1. Gates open at 5 p.m. Mutton Busting begins at 6:30 and the rodeo is at 7:30 p.m. Events will be held at Bagley Community Park. Bull Riding Advanced wristband are $12-Adults, $7-Ages 4-10 and Free-Ages 3 and under. Get your tickets at Luck O’ the Irish, Dew Drop Inn, Jellystone and River of Lakes, Bagley; Lulu’s Bar, Patch Grove; Bloomington Stop-N-Go.
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.
Christmas In July Golf Classic
DARLINGTON – The 17th Annual Memorial Hospital Auxlilary Golf Classic, Christmas in July will be Friday, July 7 at the Darlington Country Club. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. golfing will commence. 2 person best ball; hole-in-one gets a $10,000 cash prize, sponsored by Darlington Dairy Supply; steak feed from 5-7p.m; helicopter ball drop fundraiser at 6 p.m.; and live auction at 8 p.m. For more information contact Terri Baxter (726-0059), Laurie Fink (482-0600), or Patty Glover (778-6323). Call the Darlington Country Club for a Tee Time (776-3377).