November 27 – Thanksgiving Dinner

Juneau County Moose Lodge 1913 on 601 Colfax Street in Mauston is giving a free Thanksgiving dinner for everyone. They will be serving 12 noon till 2:00pm. For delivery service for shut-ins, call 847-7833; leave a message with your name, an address, a phone number and number of meals needed. Call before Thanksgiving please for delivery.

November 28 – Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

The New Lisbon Lions Club are holding their annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale at Heritage Park, November 28 until sold out. The hours are 10am-5pm on weekends and 3pm-6pm on weekdays. Drop off donations for the food pantry during normal hours are welcomed. For more information, call 562-5611 or 562-3792.

November 29 – Home for the Holidays Parade

Home for the Holidays Parade at dusk (4:30) and Friendship Tree Lighting immediately following. Santa, music and refreshments. Sponsored by Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Adams-Friendship Student Council and Adams County Board of Supervisors. For more information, 888-339-6997.

November 29 – Elroy Holiday Craft Sale

Elroy Holiday Craft Sale from 9am – 3pm at the Royall High School on 1501 Academy Street. Admission is free and there will be door prizes.  Food and beverages available. Contact or call 608 462-5503.

November 29-30 – Elroy Quilt Show

Elroy Quilt Show from 9am – 3pm Saturday and 9am to 2:30pm Sunday at the Royall Middle School on 1501 Academy Street. Admission is free. Contact or call 608 462-5503 for more information.

November 29-30 and December 6-7

There will be a Nutcracker Christmas at the Boorman House in Mauston on Saturdays November 29 and December 6 and Sundays, November 30 and December 7. It is hosted by the Juneau County Historical Society. It will be from Noon to 7pm. There will be refreshments and entertainment. Admission is free.

November 30 – Pancake Breakfast

The Royall FFA will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 30 from 8am-12 noon at the Royall High School. The cost of the “all you can eat” pancake breakfast is $5 for adults; $3 for students and under 5 free. In addition to the all-you-can-eat pancakes; the breakfast also includes sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. In addition, if you bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry take $1 off your meal.

December 2 – Kim Corbin Presentation

On Tuesday, December 2 at 2 pm, the tenants of Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston will welcome back Kim Corbin as she presents information about Mrs. Claus and shows her collection of Christmas aprons. The public is invited.

Holiday Craft Fair – November 20th – December 5th

There will be a holiday craft fair at the Adult Center in the Court House Annex on 220 E. LaCrosse Street in Mauston. Crafts are made by area seniors. The fair will be open Monday-Friday, November 20th-December 5th from 9:00am-4:00pm.

December 6 – 43rd Annual Nativity Pageant

On Saturday, December 6, at 7pm, there is a Nativity Pageant at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Mediatrix of Peace Shrine located one mile east of Necedah on Highway 21. It has been performed each year since 1971. This presentation of the Nativity Story is staged outdoors with a large cast in colorful costumes, along with many animals. The re-enacted Story begins in Nazareth where it was announced that all were to travel to Bethlehem for a census.  It then portrays the cold four day/three-night journey to Bethlehem and the difficulties Mary and Joseph encounter in that crowded city.  Finally, it re-lives the Birth of Jesus in a cave outside of the city. Everyone is welcome to be part of this beautiful Christmas experience. Dress warmly for the outdoor weather. Admission and refreshments afterward are free. For more information, call 608-565-2617.

December 6 – Cookie Walk

There will be a cookie walk at St. Francis Assisi in Necedah, Saturday December 6 from 9am – Noon. More information call 567-5226.

December 6 – New Lisbon Lioness Craft Fair

Come and join the New Lisbon Lionesses at their Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6 from 9am to 2:30pm. It will be held at the New Lisbon Schools. There will crafts, door prizes, kringle and cookies, a book fair, and Santa’s Workshop; where children can buy gifts for their families. Food stands throughout the event. Fun for all big or small. For more information, call 608-562-3700 ext. 1123

December 6 – Mauston Holiday Parade

Brave the cold and come see Mauston’s Holdiday Parade. For those who are participating, line up is at 5:30 at Mauston High School and the sign up deadline is December 1st. The theme is “A Nutcracker Christmas.”

December 6 – Santa Pancake Breakfast

Come visit with Santa at the Wonewoc Legion Hall on Saturday, December 6. There will be a pancake breakfast from 8am-11am. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 9am-11am. The cost is $4 per person, and children under the age of five are $2. There will also be a Library Book Sale.

December 8 – Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will return to Mauston on Monday, December 8. The holiday train is decorated in hundreds of thousands of lights and stops at various towns across Canada and the United States to give a festive show. It’s also a food donation drive for local food banks. This year’s entertainment will be the band Home Free and singer Kira Isabella. The train will travel to Mauston before heading to Tomah, Sparta and La Crosse.

December 13 – Wonewoc Lighted Christmas Parade

Come to Wonewoc for it’s 6th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade starts at 6pm leaving from Bakers Field traveling along Highway 33 and Center Street to the Wonewoc Fire Department. Other festivities will be starting around 5pm. Local businesses will be open with extended hours. Bring out the entire family, have a cup of soup listen to the music and see what they can do, and more is being added each year. Please contact Steve Mitchell or Shelly Mitchell 464-7107 to register an entry into the parade.

December 13 – Santa’s House

On December 13th, Santa’s House will be at the Hatch Public Library from 1pm-3pm.   They will be handing out goodie bags to all the children and they will have a chance to take their picture with Santa! For more information, contact library at 847-4454.

December 13 – Breakfast with Santa

Necedah Lion’s are hosting Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 13 from 8am -11am at Necedah’s Veterans Memorial Hall on 501 E. 3rd Street. Free of charge and donations are welcomed. For more information, please call Dave 608-565-2101

December 14 – Necedah Christmas Parade

Enjoy fun times in Necedah as the Necedah Fire and Rescue Sponsors the Necedah Christmas Parade at 6:00pm. Donations for the food pantry and Toys for Tykes will be appreciated. Drop boxes are located in the Bank of Mauston – Necedah Branch and Murphy’s Magic Mirror. Food pantry donations may be also dropped off at the Necedah Village Hall and the Necedah Fire Station. After the parade, stop at the fire station for cookies and hot chocolate!

January 9 - Cabin Fever Casino Night

Cabin Fever Casino Night is a fundraising activity for the Area Community Theatre in Tomah. Guests must be 18 or older to play. $25.00 will buy $500 in “funny money” to play casino style games. At the end of the evening guests may use their “funny money” on basket raffles. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. For more information contact Dr. Bridget Owens ( or the theater at 374-7469.

Area singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate in the 2014 Ecumenical Choir which will present “The Promise of Light”, A Christmas Musical by Joel Raney. This year, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mansion Street in Mauston will host rehearsals and the concert. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. Rehearsals are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and continue November 23rd and 30th. Contact Kathy Marose at 847-4381 or 608-343-4381 for more information.

Dine and Discover Programs

The Dine and Discover Program is to create an accessible avenue for continued personal & professional development for individuals and organizations in the Juneau County Area while capitalizing on the knowledge, skills and abilities of local professionals. Classes are offered  twice per date at 12PM and 6PM, and last about an hour.  They will be held at the New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce Office (218 E Bridge Street). There is no charge for the program but citizens should RSVP so material can be prepared. Contact Tamaya to register or for details (608) 562-3555 or


November 19, and December 17.

“Christmas Belles” Tomah’s  Area Community Theatre’s Holiday Show

“Christmas Belles” is about three very different sisters who come together to put on the “best Christmas show that Fayro Texas has ever seen.” The sisters deal with a number of challenges including the unhappy director of the previous twenty-plus shows at the church. It’s all a comedy of errors until one unlikely character brings the whole Christmas story together for everyone. Show times are:

Shows: November 21, 22, and 23.

Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. All productions will be at ACT, 907 Kilbourn Ave. in Tomah. Tickets at the box office (2-5 weekdays), at 374-7469, and online at

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.

Grief Support Group

This group offers support services to families and individuals who are coping with the death of a loved one. The group meets at 7 pm at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. For more information, call 608-847-1285.
• Thursdays, December 4; December 18

Al-Anon Group - For more information, call 608-562-5611.

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

Winter Walking 

Don’t let the cold weather keep you from exercising this winter. On school days, many area schools are open so the public can walk indoors. Please note that these are when school is in session.

Mauston High School                                                                          West Side Elementary School
800 Grayside Avenue, Mauston                                                              708 Loomis Drive, Mauston
6:30-7:30 a.m. & 3:45 -5:00 p.m.                                                             4:00-7:00 p.m.

Olson Middle School
508 Grayside Avenue, Mauston
Enter at west parking lot, door #1.
Access to certain areas will be restricted on game nights.
4:00-6:00 p.m.

New Lisbon Schools                                                                             Necedah Schools
500 South Forest Street, New Lisbon                                                     1801 South Main Street, Necedah
Use the multi-purpose room entrance, door #1.                                     Use the main entrance at the front of the school.
6:00-7:30 a.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m.                                                             6:00-7:30 a.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Wonewoc-Center School                                                                    Wisconsin Dells High School
101 School Road, Wonewoc                                                                  520 Race Street, Wisconsin Dells
Use the entrance by the flag pole.                                                          Use Iowa Street entrance.
4:00-6:00 p.m.                                                                                        6:15-7:30 a.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Royall High School Hallways
1501 Academy Street, Elroy
Enter at the front door.
6:00-7:30 a.m.

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

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.

UW Extension Broadband Office 855-306-8050 or

Juneau/Adams County Clients may call 608-847-9375 for WIC Clinic times and locations.

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.