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Lafayette County Upcoming Events - 12/07/17
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NO Steak & Chicken Dinner
DARLINGTON – The Darlington American Legion Post #214 will NOT hold its Steak & Chicken Dinner during the months of December and January.
Johnson Public Library Activities
DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for December are: Dec. 8-Story Hour @10 a.m.; Dec. 12-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @10 a.m.; Dec. 13-Wacky Wednesday @ 3:45 p.m.: try out our tech toys and games!; Dec. 14-Passport to Reading Book Club @ 3:45 p.m., for kids in grades 1 & 2; Dec. 15-Story Hour @10 a.m., Book Buzz Book Club @ 1:45 p.m., for kids in grades 3-5; Dec. 19-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.: Dec. 22-Story Hour @ 10 a.m., High School Book Club @ 1:45 p.m., Lego Club @  1:45 p.m., for ages 7-11; Dec. 23 & 25-Closed for Christmas; Dec. 26-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.; Dec. 26-30-Holiday drop-in activities for kids!
McCoy Library Activities
SHULLSBURG – Santa Claus will be at McCoy Public Library in Shullsburg on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.! There will also be kids activities. Bring the family early to enjoy carolers from 5:30-6:00 p.m.; Bring self-addressed envelopes with your Letters to Santa on Dec. 8-18. We will send them to the North Pole!; Stop on over for some Christmas Crafts on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.; For some early release fun, check out our Lego Challenge on Dec. 22 from 1:15-2:30 p.m.; The Homeschooling group will meet on Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. for Learning at the Library.
Senior Center Music
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Senior Center will have music with Greg Anderson on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Bluebird Nest Nature Center
DARLINGTON – On Dec. 9 and 16, The Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Darlington, will be open from 1-4 p.m. Animal portrait artist, Pat Discher, will be on hand to paint ornaments with your favorite animal. Bring a photo of your favorite pet or bring the animal. Please stop and visit the nature center, especially if you have yet to do so. We will be starting our 5th year in 2018.
Immanuel United Church Bazaar
DARLINGTON – The Immanuel’s Christmas Bazaar that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stop on in to gobble up some great goodies like pies, cookies, candies and heritage foods and much more.
DFD Chili Luncheon and Open House
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Fire Department will be having their 3rd Annual Community Appreciation Chili Luncheon and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Darlington Fire Department from 12-3 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided. Please stop down and see their wonderful firehouse and chat with DFD members about the work they do and help them improve their understanding of the community’s needs.
Live Nativity
DARLINGTON – The Immanuel United Church of Christ has will have their Live Nativity on Wednesday evening, Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Along with the Live Nativity IUCC would like to invite everyone to join them in the fellowship hall for refreshments and some good old-fashioned camaraderie. Might even be some Christmas carols being sung! Hope the community will join us!!
Wiota Fireman’s Auxiliary
WIOTA – The Wiota Fireman’s Auxiliary will be meeting at the Wiota Town Hall on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Cheer baskets and Santa bags will be assembled.  Members are asked to bring two dozen cookies.  A Christmas potluck will follow.  All attending should bring a dish to pass.  Current and former Auxiliary members are invited to attend.
Drive-Thru Nativity
DARLINGTON – The First Baptist Church of Darlington will be having a Drive-Thru Nativity on Dec. 15 and 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a free event featuring caroling, hot beverages and a live nativity scene all from the comfort of your car. The event will take place in the First Baptist Church parking lot at 15691 County K in Darlington.
Santa at Wiota
WIOTA – Santa will be at the Wiota Fire House/Town Hall on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at noon.
McCoy Library Afternoon Movie
SHULLSBURG – McCoy Public Library will also be hosting an early release movie for kids through 5th grade on Friday, Dec. 22 at 1:15 p.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.
Gratiot – Friday, Dec. 22 - 1:30p.m. - 4:00p.m., MVRBC Donor Bus, First National Bank
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, Dec. 26 -12:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., American Legion Hall, 1400 Keep Street