December 7 – Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Railroad’s Holiday Train is gearing up for its 18th annual journey from Canada into the United States. The Holiday train will pass through Wisconsin Dells (2:45pm-3:30pm), Mauston (4:15-4:55), Tomah (5:30pm-6:05pm), Sparta (6:50pm-7:30pm), and La Crosse (8:45pm-9:30pm) on Wednesday, December 7. The concert will showcase Kelly Prescott and Colin James. You’re encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank — either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation.

December 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at Mauston High School on Wednesday, December 7 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the high school teacher classroom areas. Progress reports for Term 2 will be available to parents and may be picked up in the counseling office. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Tomah Haiti Mission Team Fundraisers 

The Tomah Haiti Mission Team has the following fund-raiser planned with all proceeds designated for Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti:

December 7, Wednesday:

Soup Supper, from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Gloria Dei Church, Tomah

December 8th – Health and Wellness Clinic

FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASS THURSDAY DECEMBER 8TH 6:00PM – 8:00PM HATCH PUBLIC LIBRARY JOIN US as we Learn some healthy alternatives using Essential Oils.
We will also be doing Itovi Scans which are customized to tell you what your body may be lacking! Door prizes and more
Bring a friend for a chance to win a prize!

December 10-11 New Lisbon Cookie Sale

The Ladies of St. Paul Catholic Church in New Lisbon are hosting a XMAS cookie sale on Saturday December 10th from 9-11 AM and after the 10 AM Mass on Sunday December 11th. The church is located at 408 West River Street in New Lisbon.

December 10 – The Living Nativity

Come and experience Bethlehem the night Jesus was born in a manger. The Living Nativity will be put on by the Bible Baptist Church Saturday, December 10 from 5pm-7pm. Join them for this free event as they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy Christmas Carols, and there will be a soup supper and hot drinks.

December 10 – Wonewoc Lighted Christmas Parade 

Lots of lights, and amazing floats. Wonewoc’s Lighted Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 10 at 6pm. To register contact Shelly at Center Street Coffee and Treats 608-464-7107 or Anne at Degners Corner Bar 608-464-3995.

December 11 – New Lisbon Christmas Walk

The Friends of the New Lisbon Memorial Library are sponsoring a “Christmas Walk” on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Five homes in the city of New Lisbon and the surrounding area will be featured. Visitors will start the tour with a stop at the library for coffee and cookies and to purchase a ticket with directions to the homes. Tickets are $10.00.
All proceeds will go toward the library renovation and expansion project.

December 17 – Necedah Christmas Parade

Sponsored by the Necedah Fire and Rescue, the Necedah Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 17 at 6pm. It will go through Downtown Necedah. Donations for the food pantry and Toys for Tykes (New, Packaged Toys) will be much appreciated! Drop boxes located in the lobby of the Bank of Mauston, Necedah Branch, and the Necedah Bank. Join them for cookies and hot chocolate following the parade at the Necedah Fire Station.

December 17 – Christmas Meal Gift in a Bag

Hosted by the: Mauston Area Ministerial Association (MAMA). Annually, the Mauston Area Churches host an ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on the WED before Thanksgiving. The offering taken is used to buy a Christmas meal for a family: ham, potatoes, vegetables, milk, and other fixings. Individuals from the area churches make homemade pies. Families, who could use this Christmas Gift in honor of Jesus’ birthday,
can pick up their Christmas Meal supplies: December 17, 2016 (SAT) 9am-11am at Bethany Lutheran Church, 701 Groves Street – Mauston, WI. Call 847-6690 for more information. One Christmas Meal per household.

December 17 – Cookie Sale Fundraiser

There will be a cookie sale fundraiser for the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter on Saturday, December 17 at Festival Foods in Mauston. 10:00 am until sold out. A variety of Christmas cookies will be on sale.

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!

Winter Walking Hours

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from being active this winter. Area schools have set aside times on school days for you to come and enjoy walking in the warmth of the indoors during the cold weather months. Schools in Mauston, New Lisbon, Necedah, Wonewoc, Elroy and Adams are all part of this program. Call Mile Bluff’s Health Promotion Department at 608-847-1845 for more information and to request a flyer with a list of walking times and locations.

Mauston High School                                                             New Lisbon Schools
800 Grayside Avenue, Mauston                                              500 South Forest Street, New Lisbon
Use the main front doors.                                                       Use the multi-purpose room entrance, door #1.
6:30-7:30 a.m. & 3:45 -5:00 p.m.                                             6:00-7:30 a.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Olson Middle School                                                               Necedah Schools
508 Grayside Avenue, Mauston                                               1801 South Main Street, Necedah
Enter at west parking lot, door #1.                                          Use the main entrance at the front of the school.
Access to certain areas will be                                                  6:00-7:30 a.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
restricted on game nights.
4:00-6:00 p.m.

West Side Elementary School                                                   Wonewoc-Center Schools
708 Loomis Drive, Mauston                                                      101 School Road, Wonewoc
4:00-7:00 p.m.                                                                           Use the entrance by the flag pole.
                                                                                                  3:30-5:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)

Royall High School                                                                    Adams-Friendship High School
1501 Academy Street, Elroy                                                      1109 East North Street, Adams
Enter at the front door.                                                              Enter at the front door.
6:00-7:30 a.m.                                                                            6:30-7:30 a.m. (Mondays)
6:00-7:30 a.m. (Tuesday – Friday)
4:00-9:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Juneau County Family Resource Center “Playgroups” for children, 0-5 years, when accompanied by an adult. 102 Hickory Street, Mauston. Wednesdays 10 am – Noon. Age appropriate art and play activities, storytime and snack offered. No Cost. For more information: (608)847-4991.

Hatch Public Library Events

  • The first Thursday of the month is Lego Night from 3:30 – 4:30PM
  • Every Monday morning at 10am is Toddler Time for kids 2-5 years old
  • Every Tuesday morning at 10am is Hatchlings Time for kids 0-3 years old
  • Every Tuesday night at 6PM is Yoga Night

Mile Bluff Medical Center Events

A monthly parenting program is available to those with children 12 months and younger.  This program is held the second Monday of every month at 4:30 pm.  This program is available to assist you during the first year of your baby’s life.  For more information or to register please call 608-847-1013.

AL-ANON GROUP – For more information, call 608-562-5611.

  • Mondays, 7 pm, at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

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.

Juneau County Adult Center

Cards (Euchre, Dirty Clubs, or 500) – Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1pm.

Bingo – Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10am.

Work on jigsaw puzzles or watch TV.

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.