August 9th – 12th – Hunter’s Safety Class

There will be a Hunter’s Safety Class at the Necedah Library August 9th through the 12th from 6-9pm. Field day on Saturday, August 12th will be at Rod & Gun Club in Finley. Limit of 25 students per class. Those interested in attending should attend the first class, no preregistration required. 

August 11th – Pie Day & Smoked Meat Day!

Wisconsin River Meats’ Pie Day is August 11th! The pie of the week is Cream Puff in honor of the Wisconsin State Fair. And they’ve got a lot more delicious options to choose from! Also Smoked Meat Day!

August 12th – Storytime at the Amphitheater

Buckhorn State Park is hosting another Storytime at the Amphitheater on August 12th from 7-8pm. Bring the family and enjoy some stories!

August 12th – New Lisbon Memorial Library Dedication

You are invited on Saturday, August 12th, for the Dedication of the New Lisbon Memorial Library from 10am to 12pm. We will celebrate the completion of this essential project and thank all whose generosity made it possible!

August 13th – St. Patrick’s Annual Golf Outing

St. Patrick’s Annual Golf Outing is on Sunday, August 13th at Castle Rock Golf Course. 9 holes followed by the famous CRGC chicken dinner. Tee time is 12:30, tickets are $55. Castle Rock Golf Course members without cart $35, with cart $45. For registration, call CRGC 608-847-4658. 

August 15th – Stuff the Bus with School Supplies

Stuff the bus with school supplies for our students! Stop in for a brat, hot dog, or burger at the New Lisbon Community Center on Tuesday, August 15th from 5-7pm. Proceeds go to purchase more school supplies.

August 17th – Business After 5 at the Fair

Join us for Business After 5 at the fair on August 17th. We will meet by the ball diamonds with refreshments, networking, and prizes! Thank you to our sponsors; REMAX RealPros WI and Oakdale Credit Union. We will also have a 50/50 raffle to support the chamber. $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. 

August 18th – Love Your Block

Do you have an idea to improve your neighborhood? Juneau County residents are invited to submit an idea to improve their neighborhood and community and receive up to $30,000 to make it happen! This could include developing a community garden, creating a mural, renovating a park, and everything in between! The project should benefit the community and be open to the public. Priority applications are due by August 18th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after, as funds allow. For more information call 608-847-9373.

August 18th – 20th – Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club Show

The Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club Show is August 18th, 19th, and 20th. Our show grounds are located 3 miles west of Baraboo off Hwy 33 on Sand Road. This year’s feature tractors are International Harvester, Sheppard Diesel, Graham Bradley and Sears Tractors. The show is alive with several hundred exhibitors displaying antique items. An operating steam powered sawmill, threshing, and well drilling. Early Wisconsin family living building. This event is a museum come to life, with steam whistles and shuttle rides around the grounds. A giant flea market is included. All areas are handicap accessible. A parade every day don’t forget your camera! This is a family event with free parking and fun for everyone!

August 19th – Universe in the Park

Check out Universe in the Park at Buckhorn on August 19th from 9-10:30pm. Join UW Madison Astronomers for a slide show at the amphitheater and check out the stars with a telescope in the south shelter parking lot after the talk.

August 21st – Friends of the Elroy-Sparta Trail

The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce is working to re-establish the Friends of the Elroy-Sparta trail with the DNR and we need your help! We will be meeting Monday, August 21st at 6:30pm at the Elroy Commons, 303 Railroad St in Elroy. For more information, contact or call 608-269-4123.

August 22nd – Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

On Tuesday, August 22nd, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is providing a virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid training! Held via Zoom from 9am to 3:30pm, this one-day course will introduce common mental health challenges for youth. This program is designed to teach parents, family members, school staff, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addiction challenges. This training is FREE to anyone in the community. It is led by a certified instructor who emphasizes hope for recovery. Once this course is completed, attendees will be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register for the August 22nd Youth Mental Health First Aid training, visit the ‘Calendar of Events’ at or call Katie at 608-847-2735.

August 24th – Free Health Screenings in Elroy

Gundersen St. Joseph’s is once again offering free health screenings as part of their commitment to community health. The screenings will take place in the lower level of the Elroy Public Library 7-11am on Thursday, August 24th. The screenings will consist of a free cholesterol panel and fasting blood sugar test – both of which require a simple finger prick of blood and could help indicate unknown health conditions such as high cholesterol or risk of diabetes. The free health screenings are designed to help individuals learn more about managing their health and reducing their risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure – all of which can lead to major conditions such as heart disease, stroke, heart attack, chronic kidney disease and more. Cholesterol and fasting blood sugar tests require nine hours of fasting prior to taking the test. Free health screening lasts approximately 20 minutes and are by appointment only. There are a limited number of appointments available, so participants are encouraged to call early to schedule their appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 608-462-4116. 

August 26th – 20th Annual QHR Festival & Olden Days Car Show

Mark your calendars! Coming August 26th, the 20th Annual Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Necedah, Olden Days Car Show sponsored by Sauter Family Racing. Festival hours are 11am till 5pm. Food and beer tent, music, kiddie carnival, country store, air rides, hay rides, ice cream, gourmet smores, basket raffles, and 50/50 raffles throughout the day. $10 entry fee for the car show. All auto types and cycles are welcome! You can have a chance to win a 2023 Polaris Sportsman 570. For more information contact Jennifer at 608-853-0739.

August 26th – Ryan Meisel’s Interactive Drum Circle

At Buckhorn Park on August 26th from 7-9:30pm check out Ryan Meisel’s “Spiritual Currents: World Sound Exploration” and interactive drum circle at the amphitheater.

August 26th – Wreaths Across America

Post 133 Ladies Auxiliary Camp Douglas is participating in “Wreaths Across America”. This program honors our Vets by placing living wreaths on Veterans Graves in the Camp Douglas, Hustler area Cemeteries. We need help from the community in the form of donations and volunteers to place the wreaths on the graves on Dec 2nd. Contact Jo Akerberg at 608-427-3165 or Sharon Halverson at 608-547-2222. Wreaths Across America display at Hustlerfest will be on August 26th. Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies have made a beautiful quilt as a fundraiser for the placing of wreaths on Veterans graves project. $5 donation gives you 6 chances to win this beautiful quilt. Drawing on Saturday, 4pm on the 26th in the Hustler Park. Won’t be at Hustlerfest but would like to help with the Veteran’s Project by donating to receive chances to win the quilt? Contact Sharon Halverson, send an email or call 608-547-2222. 

August 28th – Blood Drive in Necedah

The Necedah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, August 28th at the Necedah Village Hall from 12pm to 5pm. To schedule an appointment visit Remember to hydrate before your appointment and thank you for your life saving gift!

August 30th – New Lisbon Community Summer Picnic

This month’s New Lisbon Community Summer Picnic will be August 30th at N6774 Germantown Rd in New Lisbon. Food will be served from 4:30-6pm. Menu includes pulled BBQ chicken sandwich, coleslaw and chips. Cost is a suggested donation of $2 per meal so we can keep the meals coming through the summer. Community Supper is a combined ministry of Good Neighbor Partnership and Winding Rivers Church.

September 9th – Dash n Bash

Saturday, September 9th join us for Dash n Bash at Travis Fitzgerald Memorial Park in Lyndon Station. Breakfast from 8-11am including french toast or biscuits & gravy. Dash at 8am including toddler trot for children 5 and under, followed by a 5k run/walk and a 10k run. Call 608-393-2309 for more information. There will be delicious tacos for lunch and axe throwing at noon. Don’t forget to check out Chuck a Luck at 2pm, a corn hole tourney at 11am (call Erika at 608-963-8357 for signup), a live auction at 3pm and DJ service by Becca & Jerry Bruss all day. Honor or remember your loved ones, not just those who have or had cancer on the remembrance wall at 5:30pm.

September 17th – Yellow River Craft & Vintage Fair

The Necedah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd annual Yellow River Craft & Vintage Fair this year on September 17th at Necedah Town Hall. The fair runs from 11am-4pm and the cost per table is only $25. The Necedah Area Chamber of Commerce is in search of vendors that sell anything hand crafted or refurbished, vintage or antique items, home baked goods, canned goods and more! If you’re interested or know of anyone else who may be, please private message the chamber Facebook page or contact Karin Vanderhoof 608-343-1161 for more information on registration.

Saturdays – Mauston Farmers Market

It’s Riverside Farmers Market every Saturday through October at Riverside Park, Mauston. From farm fresh to flea market treasures, from artisan made to local entrepreneurs, you’ll find it all. Food trucks, entertainment, and a booth for local charitable organizations to raise funds. 

Sundays – Camp Douglas Vendor & Farmers Market

It’s the Camp Douglas Vendor & Farmers Market every Sunday through October, downtown Camp Douglas 11am till 2pm. Vendors offering a wide variety of items. Farmers offering beautiful fruit and veggies. 

Mondays – Walking on Sunshine Walking Club

Walks are held Mondays 11:30am – noon and Wednesdays 5:15pm – 5:45pm. Meet at Castle Rock Realty, 104 W State St (directly across from Hatch Public Library) and walk the river walk. For more information, contact Collette Schultz of the Sunshine Movement at 608-853-1435 or or Jamie Berg at 608-847-6020. 

If you are a non-profit group and have an upcoming event you would like announced on our Community Calendar, email

ADRC Eagle Country Juneau County Transportation Assistance

The ADRC Eagle Country Juneau County Office provides transportation assistance for a low cost to Juneau County residents age 60 and over or individuals living with a disability. Transportation services available include the ADRC handicap accessible van and bus, as well as volunteer escort drivers and find your own driver program. To schedule transportation or to find out more about services call 608-847-9371. Hours of operation 8:30am to 4:30pm. Requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to appointment. 

Mauston Moose Bingo

Moose Lodge Bingo in Mauston is back! It will be every Monday night following as well at the Moose Family Center located at 601 Colfax Street in Mauston.  Its a SMOKE FREE environment.  Early Bird begins at 6:30pm, Regular at 7pm, Progressive at 8:45pm.

Free Transportation to COVID19 Vaccination Clinics

The ADRC of Eagle Country (Mauston Office) is now offering Free Transportation to Covid19 Vaccinations Clinics in Juneau County.  Eligible participants MUST BE Juneau County Residents over the age of 60 or age 18 and older and living with a disability.  Contact the ADRC Office at 608-847-9371 for more information or to schedule your ride.  Standard wheel chair accessible van available.

Al-Anon Family Group Meetings

Mauston Monday Night Al-Anon Family Group Meetings, a support group for family and friends of alcoholics are held on Monday nights at 7pm at United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Dr, Mauston in room 4, lower level.

Contact Gail at 608-547-6708 or Debbie 920-579-0679.

Elroy Central Library Events

  • Every Tuesday at 2pm is the Lecture Series – The Aging Brain.
  • Summer Library Reading Program June 6th – June 23rd.
  • Mystery Book Club meets the last Monday of the month at 5:00pm.
  • Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00am.
  • Nifty Needlers meets every Wednesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Soup & Salad Bar Fridays at Festival Foods in Mauston

The Juneau County Senior Nutrition Program, in partnership with Festival Foods in Mauston are offering Soup & Salad Bar Fridays. Eligible diners can stop in at Festival Foods, or take Mauston Public Transit to Festival Foods for $0.50 each way and have the Soup & Salad Bar and do grocery shopping on Fridays. Please contact the ADRC for more information.

Adult Coloring Club

Adult Coloring Club at the Necedah Library 1:00-3:00pm on Mondays. Bring your own supplies. They will supply beverages, music & good company. Meet others that are enjoying this relaxing new trend!


Juneau County Family Resource Center “Playgroups” for children, 0-5 years, when accompanied by an adult.  Mauston. Fridays from 9:30-11:30 at Grace Community church basement 201 Oak St Mauston (Also 3 yr old Head Start class room)   Age appropriate art and play activities, story time and snack offered. No Cost. For more information: (608)847-4991.  The new Family Resource Center location is 121 Division St, Mauston.

Hatch Public Library Events

  • Mondays in June, July, and August is Music in the Park 6pm-7pm in Riverside Park.
  • Every Tuesday morning at 10am is Hatchlings Time for kids 0-3 years old.
  • Afternoon book club meets the last Wednesday of every month at 1pm.
  • Tuesdays is Outdoor Storytime 10:00am – 10:30am on the lawn behind the patio.

If interested in group meetings, call Arlene at 608-847-6893.

Monthly Community Supper/New Lisbon American Legion Hall

A Monthly Community Supper will be held the last Tuesday of each month beginning March 26th from 4:30-6 p.m. at the New Lisbon American Legion Hall.  No charge.  Everyone encouraged to attend-regardless of age, address or handicap.  Come for the meal, the fellowship or both.  Hosted by New Lisbon United Methodist Church and sponsored by various businesses and individuals.  For information on volunteering, donations or sponsoring call 847-3005.

Dine at 5 at Bluffs Senior Dining Center in Camp Douglas

Dine at 5 at Bluffs Senior Dining Center in Camp Douglas the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 6:15pm with entertainment to follow. Please reserve your meal by 1pm on the Monday prior to dinner.

UW Extension Broadband Office 855-306-8050 or

Juneau/Adams County WIC Clinic times and locations, click here.

Juneau County Revolving Loan Fund Sub-Committee (RLF) meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the UW-Extension meeting room #301 9:30 a.m.*

4-H Leaders Association meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Juneau County Agricultural, Industrial, Recreational Society (JCAIRS) meets the first Monday of each month in Room 301 UW-Extension meeting room at 6 p.m.* 

Juneau County Industrial Recreational Committee (IRC) meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the UW-Extension meeting room #301 10:30 a.m.*

Juneau County Revolving Loan Fund Committee (RLF) meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the UW-Extension meeting room #301 9:30 a.m.*

*SOME MEETINGS MAY REQUIRE CLOSED SESSIONS – all meetings are subject to change.  Please contact the UW-Extension Office at 847-9329 with any questions or concerns.