November 18-December 4 – Holiday Craft Fair

There will be a Holiday Craft Fair at the Adult Center in the Courthouse Annex Basement. Crafts made by area seniors and persons with disabilities. The fair will be Monday through Friday 9am-4pm. Any interested crafters, please contact the ADRC at 608-847-9371

November 26 – Mr. Ed’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Mr. Ed’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner is open to all who wish for a meal and fellowship. The meal will begin at 11am at the American Legion in Tomah and continue till 1:00pm or the food is gone.

November 27 – New Lisbon Lions Club Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

New Lisbon Lions Club will be having its annal Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale in the South End of Heritage Park Friday, November 27 until sold out. Hours are: 10am-5pm Weekends and 3pm-6pm Weekdays. Drop off donations for food pantry during normal hours. For more information, call 562-5611 or 562-3792.

November 29 – Pancake Breakfast

The Royall FFA will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 29 from 8am-12 noon at the Royall High School Cafeteria. 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 nonperishable food item for the food pantry take $1 off your meal.

December 2 – Hatch Public Library Welcomes Diane Michaels

On Wednesday, December 2, at 1 PM, the Hatch Public Library is excited to welcome singer/songwriter/storyteller Diane Michaels. Michaels has been sharing her passion for song and story with audiences of all ages for more than 30 years. A veteran performer and multi-instrumentalist, Michaels’ repertoire is as varied as the instruments she plays. While her style is rooted in the folk/acoustic tradition, Michaels deftly weaves many different genres into her performances in unexpected ways.On December 2, at 1PM, at the Hatch Public Library she will perform her holiday concert, Deck The Halls!  This is a free concert.  

December 3 – Mauston Youth Wrestling Sign Up 

Thursday, December 3rd
5 pm to 6:30 pm
Mandatory Meeting for Parents at 6:00pm

Mauston Wrestling Club Talon Training Center
134 East State Street

Grades: Pre-K thru 8th

Singlet Rental Available

Registration Fee: $35 each Any Additional Children $30 each

December 5 – Cancer Benefit

There will be a cancer benefit for Dianna Anderson Saturday, December 5 from 2pm-10pm at the Elroy American Legion. “Shades of Blue” will perform from 6pm-10pm. There will be a silent auction, raffles, food, beverages, and a bake sale. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 608-387-0167.

December 5 – New Lisbon Lioness Craft Fair

On Saturday, December 5, from 9am-2:30pm at the New Lisbon Schools, the New Lisbon Lionesses will host their Craft Fair. There will be crafts, a lunch stand, door prizes, kringle and cookies, Santa’s Workshop for children to buy gifts for their family, and a book fair. Fun for all, big or small. For more information, call 608-562-3700 ext 1123.

December 6 – Festival of Lights 

Faith Christian Church will be presenting a Festival of Lights on Sunday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.  This program is a “showcase for the arts and a celebration of hope”.  Everyone is invited to stay for a reception following the performance. Also, in each of the Sunday Services throughout the month of December there will be a special from the arts presented as well as a message following the theme “Love Came Down”. The month of celebration will culminate in the December 24th Christmas Eve Candlelight Service which will be at 4:30 p.m. Regular Service times are Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. (There will be no Wednesday night service on December 23rd.) Faith Christian Church is located at N4691 Hwy. 12&16W, Mauston. For more information call 608/847-4019.

December 12 – Choir Concert

Mauston High School Choirs presents highlights from “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel Saturday, December 12 at 7pm. It will be in the Mauston High School Auditorium and it is free admission. The Concert and Treble Choirs, MHS Alumni, and Community Choirs will participating.

December 12 – “Friends of the Library Chili Sampler Lunch”

The annual “Friends of the Library Chili Sampler Lunch” will be 11:00-2:00 Saturday December 12th. $5.00 all you can eat/$3.00 children under 10/$3.00 take out. Many different chili recipes to try… including vegetarian. Raffle baskets also. All proceeds benefit the Necedah Library.

December 12 – Breakfast with Santa

The New Lisbon Friends of the Library will be hosting a fundraiser “Breakfast with Santa” Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8:30-11:00. The breakfast will be pancakes, sausage, coffee and milk. All meals are $4.00 and it will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church 618 W. River St. New Lisbon.

December 14 – Annual Chili Supper

The Mauston Band Boosters invite you to attend their annual Chili Supper on Monday, December 14, in the Mauston High School Commons.  Serving starts at 5:00 pm and continues until 6:30 pm (or until sold out).  The cost is $5 per person with ages 4 and under free.  Stay for the Holiday Concert, presented by all of the District’s bands, grades 7-12.  The concert begins at 7:00 pm in the Mauston High School Auditorium.

Toys for Joy

“Toys for Joy” is accepting names of children, ages birth to 18, who could use a new gift to help make their Christmas brighter. Registration forms may be picked up at the Hatch Public Library, Mauston Food Pantry, or by calling Joelle Curran at 608-847-5113 or Cindy Gruen at 608-547-8986. Forms must be submitted by Tuesday, December 1. If you wish to donate a new gift or toy, please use one of the following locations: Mauston Chamber of Commerce, Juneau County Star Times, Mauston City Hall, and Mauston area churches. If you would like to donate money for the elves to purchase gifts, please send a check to: Toys for Joy, PO Box 171, Mauston, WI 53948. Donations would be appreciated by December 7.

Winter Walking Hours 

Winter walking hours are beginning to help you stay active this season. Schools in Mauston, New Lisbon, Necedah, Wonewoc, Elroy and Adams 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. Call Mile Bluff’s Health Promotion Department at 608-847-1845 for more information. Please note that walking hours are only available the days that schools are in session.

Mauston High School                                                            Olson Middle School

800 Grayside Avenue, Mauston                                                508 Grayside Avenue, Mauston

6:30-7:30 a.m. & 3:45 -5:00 p.m.                                               Enter at west parking lot, door #1.

Use the main front doors.                                                          Access to certain areas will be restricted on game nights.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

West Side Elementary School

708 Loomis Drive, Mauston

4:00-7:00 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                                                          Royall High School Hallways

101 School Road, Wonewoc                                                        1501 Academy Street, Elroy

Use the entrance by the flag pole.                                                Enter at the front door.

3:30-5:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)                                           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


Annual Enrollment for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans

Annual enrollment dates for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans is October 15-December 7th. Plans can change their premiums, co-pays and other plans details each year. Be sure to review your plan and make any changes by December 7th. For more information or assistance with plan comparisons contact the Elder Benefit Specialists at ADRC at 608-847-9371


Juneau County Family Resource Center “Playgroups” for children 0-5 years, when accompanied by an adult. 102 Hickory Street,  Wednesdays, 12:30 -2:30 pm. Age appropriate activities, storytime and snack offered. No Cost.


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.