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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 06/22/17
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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 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 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 22 and 29-Books Build Better Readers summer program, 1-2p.m.
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.
Youth Golf Clinic
DARLINGTON - A free Youth Golf Clinic will be held at the Darlington Country Club on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  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.
Fish Fry/Duck Races
ARGYLE – The 78th Annual Argyle Fish Supper will be Saturday, June 24 serving from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Argyle-Adams Fire Department. The 26th Annual Argyle Duck Races will be held on the mighty Pecatonica River and begin around 2 p.m. at Steve’s Garage on HWY 81 and end at Robert Wenger Boat Landing. Tickets are available throughout Argyle. The Booster Clubs 15th Annual Golf Classic at Yellowstone Golf Course will start at 8 a.m.
Argyle Lions Club and Annual Fun Ride
ARGYLE – All are welcome—cars, motorcycles, trucks—to the Argyle Lions Club and Annual Fun Ride. Cash prizes and door prizes; registration at 10 a.m. at Good Fellas Tavern in Argyle on Saturday, June 24th. Maps available that day, held rain or shine. Drawing for cash prizes at the end of the ride. Proceeds go to Argyle Lions Club.
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.
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.
Darlington – Tuesday, June 27 - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Memorial Hospital, Conference Center
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.
Tunes at Twilight
DARLINGTON – Tunes at Twilight will be every Sunday evening in July from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Darlington Veterans Memorial Park. In case of rain, everything will be moved to the Community Center Gym. Bring a blanket, lawn chair & appetite. Summer treats will be sold on location by local organizations. Starting July 2, the Ken Kilian’s Swingtet will grace the park with their music.
Wiota 4th of July
WIOTA – Come to Wiota and enjoy ball games, brats and beet at Wiota Fireman’s 47th Annual July 4th Celebration. Start Friday, June 30 off with a ball game at 6:30 p.m. and music by ‘Long Hard Ride DJ’. Saturday starting at 9 a.m. will be the 5K Color Fun Run/Walk with sign up at 8 a.m. Volleyball, ball games and kid tractor pull will follow. Sunday, July 2 there will be a church service at 9:30 a.m. in the park with parade at noon and chicken BBQ at the firehouse at 1 p.m. There will be plenty of kids games, flea market items and a variety show with a raffle and awards ending the night with ‘Long Hard Ride DJ’. Tuesday, July 4 will be the Home Talent Baseball Game vs. Dodgeville. Come join in the fun!
Shullsburg 4th of July
SHULLSBURG – The Shullsburg 4th of July Celebration will begin on Monday, July 3 with inflatable carnival rides at 4:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, the parade starts the day at 10:30 a.m. and inflatable carnival rides from noon to 8:30 p.m. Live music featuring hammer down and the Mantz Brothers and a talent show at 4 p.m. The fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. It is a can’t miss celebration!
Shullsburg Music in the Park
SHULLSBURG – The 2017 Shullsburg Music in the Park schedule starts on Thursday, July 6 with Medicinal Purposes. Food and beverages provided by the Shullsburg High School Football Team. All concerts are at Badger Park in Shullsburg and go from 7:00-8:30 p.m. All are free of charge and are rain or shine. Bring your lawn chair. For more information check out
Christmas In July Golf Classic
DARLINGTON – The 17th Annual Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 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).
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.