December 17-18 – Auditions for Shrek: The Musical

Auditions for this year’s Mauston High School Community Musical- Shrek: The Musical. Auditions will take place in the Mauston High School Auditorium from 3:30-5:00pm. Actors will need to prepare 1 minute of a song (you will need to bring your own accompaniment or sing a cappella). Anyone wishing to audition for a lead should prepare and perform an audition side. (Found in the High School Office or on the school website) Please also bring a list of potential date conflicts from now through March 23rd.

December 25 – Community Christmas Dinner

The Mauston United Methodist Church is hosting a community Christmas dinner. Residents are encouraged to come and fellowship with others from your community, while they enjoy a free ham dinner. There will also be games, cards, and lots of fun. Reservations are not necessary, but appreciated by December 21st. And if you need a ride, please call, 608-847-5964.

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.

January 31 - East Lemonweir Church’s Prime Rib Dinner and Variety Show

Appetizers start at 5pm, dinner at 6pm. After dinner the winners of the Silent Auction and Raffle Baskets will be drawn. The Variety Show will start at the completion of everything else. For tickets call Betty Johnson @ 847-4328 or Margarete Hummelbeck @ 562-3856
Cost is $15 with proceeds going to local charities. A limited number of tickets will be sold. East Lemonweir Church is located on County Hwy S between New Lisbon and Elroy off Hwy 80.

February 11 – FAFSA Workshop

A “hands-on” financial aid workshop designed to help parents submit their FAFSA form has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 11.

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


December 17.

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.