DARLINGTON – The Johnson Public Library has many events for the public to enjoy. The events for December are: Dec. 9-Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Kids’ Vintage Ornament-making & Tree Decorating @ 3:30 p.m. (preceded by the Laf. Cty. Hist. Soc. historical program at 1:30 p.m.); Dec. 12-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.-make an Eric Carle Christmas Tree/ afterschool movie-North Pole @ 3:45 p.m.; Dec. 16-Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Book Buzz Book Club @ 1:30 p.m.; Dec. 19-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/ afterschool movie-Madeline’s Christmas @ 3:45 p.m.; Dec. 23-Story Hour @ 10 a.m./ Lego Club @ 1:30 p.m.; Dec. 24-Closed: Merry Christmas!; Dec. 26-Story ‘n’ Craft Hour @ 10 a.m.-Bring in the New Year!/movie-Happy Feet @ 3:45 p.m.; Dec. 28-Wacky Wednesday from 6-7 p.m., for kids in grades 2-6, bring an adult!; Dec. 30-Story Hour @ 10 a.m.
NO Steak &
DARLINGTON – The Darlington American Legion Post #214 will NOT hold its Steak & Chicken Dinner during the months of November and December.
BELMONT – Let the Peace Lutheran Church help with your holiday baking with their Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 346 S. Mound Ave. in Belmont. Cookies and candy will be sold by the pound. You may choose any amount of the items available. After choosing your selections it will be weighed to determine the amount owed. Boxes will be available. Any questions, please call Traci Austin at 608-778-5062.
DARLINGTON – Join the Immanuel United Church of Christ at their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Darlington. Check out the many crafts, quilts, pies, cookies, candies, heritage foods such as rosettes, lefse, braetzelis and sandbuckles and so much more.
Black Hawk Christmas Concert
SOUTH WAYNE – The Black Hawk Music Department presents its annual Christmas Concert Monday, Dec.12 at 7:30 p.m. Performing groups include the 6th grade general music class, the 6th grade band, the 7th and 8th grade band and choir and the high school band and choir. This concert will be held in the lower commons.
Pocan Office Hours
DARLINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced his staff would be holding fall office hours across the Second Congressional District. Rep. Pocan’s outreach staff will be at the office hours to work directly with constituents to answer questions and help address any concerns with federal agencies, including the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Social Security Administration. All constituents are invited to attend, and no RSVP is required. Fall Office Hours will start the week following Thanksgiving and end in mid-December. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, he will be at the Darlington Municipal Building from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
DARLINGTON – The Immanuel United Church of Christ has been planning on bringing back their Live Nativity for several months. The scene will be set for Wednesday evening Dec. 14 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 comradery. Might even be some Christmas carols being sung! Hope the community will join us!!
Wiota Firemen’s Auxiliary
WIOTA – The Wiota Fireman’s Auxiliary will be meeting at the Wiota Town Hall, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. Santa bags will be filled and cheer baskets will be assembled. Members are asked to bring two dozen cookies for the cheer baskets. The Christmas potluck will follow. Please bring a dish to pass and table service.
Santa Is Coming To The Library
LAFAYETTE COUNTY – Santa will be coming to the McCoy Public Library and the Gratiot Annex Library. He will be at the McCoy Public Library in Shullsburg on Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. He will also be at the Gratiot Annex Library on Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be available for pictures! We will also be writing a letter to Santa, making reindeer food, and singing Christmas songs. There is no registration required to get into the program, but an adult should accompany each child. Santa and the library staff look forward to seeing you!
Republicans Annual Christmas Party
BELMONT – Tri-County Republicans Annual Christmas Party will be Dec. 15 at the Sports Page Bar and Supper Club in Belmont. Gathering at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Brian Schimming, COO of WHEDA and former Wisconsin Republican Party Vice-Chair.
DARLINGTON – The First Baptist Church of Darlington will be having a Drive-Thru Nativity on Dec. 16 and 17 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.
Community Blood Drives
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. To donate, please contact Mary Moore at 608-922-6422. 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. 16 - 1p.m.-4p.m., Gratiot First National Bank, MVRBC Donor Bus
Santa Wiota Visit
WIOTA – Santa will be at the Wiota Fire House at Noon on Saturday, Dec.17, 2016.
BELMONT – Enjoy an evening filled with reading activities based on the book Hibernation Station on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Belmont Elementary Gym. For children from PreK-5th grade. Feel free to wear your favorite jammies and bring your favorite blanket or pillow and settle in for a night of reading fun! Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided. Santa will be making a stop with a special gift for every child. All students must be accompanied by an adult.
A Madrigal Dinner
DARLINGTON – The Driver Opera House Center for the Arts presents A Madrigal Dinner Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. to be seated Bridge View Restaurant in Darlington. $50 per couple or $30 per person, includes the dinner and show. Advance tickets recommended. Call Candi for reservations by Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 608-574-0523. Join us for a magical evening of dinner and song!
Lafayette County Steer Weigh-ins
DARLINGTON – 2017 Lafayette County Steer Weigh-ins will be held Jan. 21 from 9-noon at the Dearth Livestock Facility on Hwy 81. Questions, please contact Jolante Olson, Fair Secretary 776-4828.