August 2 – 6 – Vacation Bible School 

The Bible Baptist Church on 148 Grayside Avenue of Mauston invites area children, aged Pre-School through those entering Grade 5 to join us Sunday, August 2 through Thursday, August 6 for their Vacation Bible School. Theme is Son Treasure Island. At SonTreasure Island, your treasure seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus. The adventure starts on Sunday, August 2 and will end on Thursday, August 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. nightly. For more information, call the church office at 847-6059.

August 4 & 6 – Foot Clinics

Foot Clinics, the first Tueday of the month August 4th 9am-12pm at Mauston Adult Center. Call 608-847-9371 to sign up. The second will be August 6 from 9am-12pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy. Call 608-462-5175 between 9am-12pm to sign up. Cost is $25.

August 5 – Football 101

Want to know a little more about football? The Hatch Public Library will host a Football 101 class on Wednesday, August 5, at 1pm. Just in time for the preseason, Mauston High School Football Coach Roland Lehman will present football basics for everyone. Come with your questions!

August 6 and 10 – Mauston School District-Wide Registration

In an effort to streamline the registration process for all families, Mauston Schools have scheduled a district-wide registration for all students enrolled in PreK-12. If you have a child or children scheduled to attend one of their schools for the 2015-2016 school year, you must attend registration on Thursday, August 6 between the hours of 7:30am and 1:00pm OR Monday, August 10 between the hours of 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Mauston High School. Some forms will be available ahead of time to complete and print the beginning on July 22 on the district website. Bring the following items with you to registration:

  • Parent/Guardian Employment Information
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Health Information
  • Cash or Check to pay lunch accounts, athletic fees, or other specific fees

During registration you will:

  • Hand in or complete and update student paperwork
  • Receive class schedules
  • Receive teacher assignments
  • Meet with district personnel if necessary
  • Write one check for lunch accounts deposits, athletic fees, and MHS course specific fees
  • Certain immunizations will be available to students depending on insurance status

August 7 – Kendall Area Arts & Culture Organization Play in the Park

On Friday, August 7, the KAACO will host the Play in the Park, which will be “Murder on the Oriental Rug” a hilarious Comedy directed by Mary Jo Hill.  It will be at 6pm at the old Round House of the Elroy Sparta Trail. Please bring your lawn chair. Dinner w/ Drink ticket $15.00, and you can purchase them at Kendall Library and the Kendall Fastrip. For more information, visit

August 7 – Graham Crackers Sing Along

On Friday, August 7, at the Riverside Park Band Shell, people can meet the Graham Crackers. Everyone will love the high energy and fast pace interactive musical sing along program designed to delight children and adults. The event is sponsored by the Hatch Public Library.

August 7, 8, and 10 – Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Friday, August 7 from 9am to 5pm, Saturday, August 8 from 9am to 3pm, and Monday, August 10 from 9am to 5pm. There will be children’s books, videos, magazines, audio, adult fiction and nonfiction. Most items cost 50 cents.

August 8 – Real Freedom 5K Run/Walk

Necedah Assembly of God will be hosting a Real Freedom 5K Run/Walk at the Lion’s Park in Necedah on Saturday, August 8. There will be a Men’s 100 meter “Put Yourself in Her Shoes” High Heel Dash. Registration opens at 7:30am and the run begins at 8:30. Fee is $30. Participants must complete an entry form. Participants are also encouraged to gather pledges to raise additional funds for the Inner Beauty Center in Milwaukee and the New Hope Children’s Home in Faridabad, India. Awards will be following the race. Prizes will be awarded to the top race finishers overall and in each gender/age category. Categories are 10 and under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. For more information, contact or 812-381-2811.

August 8 & 9 – Men’s Over 30 Slow Pitch Softball Tournament 

The Briggsville American Legion Post 329 will hold a Men’s Over 30 Slow Pitch Tournament Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9. Games will be played at 9am till dusk both days. There will be food, beer, soft drinks, and raffles. Any questions call Gory Stevens at 608-981-2015.

August 8 & 9 – New Lisbon Sports Club Broadhead Tournament 

The New Lisbon Sports Club will be holding a broadhead tournament on Saturday, August 8 from 8am-5pm and Sunday, August 9 from 8am to noon. It’s $10 per person and there will be a 60% payout. For more information, contact Jason Gosda at 608-547-8458.

August 10 – Blood Drive

The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation. Upcoming blood donation opportunity: Monday, August 10, from 12:30pm – 5:30pm, Adams Friendship Community Center, 145B 569 N. Cedar Street, Adams. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

August 16 – Corn “N” Tater Festival

The Grand Marsh Development Corporation presents the 53rd Annual Corn “N” Tater Festival, Sunday, August 16. Food will be served from 11am-4pm (Roast beef sandwich, baked potato, corn on the cob, coffee or milk). There will be music by Maggie Mae and the Heartland Country Band from 1pm-4pm on the grounds. Live music by Bud Skala & Friends from 3pm-7pm at the beer stand. Attractions: Magic Dave, Corn Eating Contest, Famous Chicken Drop Game, Bingo, Pan Poker, Children’s Games and Rides, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Volleyball Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Photo Booth, Crafts & Flea Market, and Various Other Games. Dinner Tickets in advance are: Adults – $8 Children (8 and younger) – $5. Day of the event – Adult-$9, Children $6.

August 21-23 – Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club

The 52nd Annual Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club’s show will be held August 21, 22, 23, Friday-Sunday. The show grounds are located just off of Highway 33 west of Baraboo on Sand Road or 3 miles south of Wisconsin Dells on Highway 12, turn west on Reedsburg Road, and then go one mile to 3347 Sand Road. The show has shaded exhibit areas, modern restrooms, and acres of free parking with shuttle rides to the main gate. See antique tractors and equipment working as it was used 100 years ago. The women’s events building will feature displays of early holiday decorations. Quilting and household antiques. The featured equipment will be displays by the Ferguson Enthusiasts of North America. A second feature is the Graham Bradley National Show. Over 400 antique engines, wood working and blacksmith shops, print shop, Fuller & Johnson Equipment Museum. New this year, a 1920s Gas Station with early gas pumps on display, antique cars and trucks. A family friendly show with a huge flea market, arts, crafts, antiques, tractor parts, book store, and food on the grounds by local civic groups. The grounds open at 7am. Parade all three days at 2pm. Live music Saturday and Sunday. More information,

August 22 – 14th Annual Summerfest and Olden Day Car Show

Queen of the Holy Rosary School will hold its 14th Annual Summerfest and Olden Day Car Show, sponsored by Sauter Family Racing, featuring music and Entertainment, a Kiddy Carnival, Country Store, 50/50 raffles, Air Rides, Hay Rides, Fair Food, and Beer Garden. We also have two raffles, an ATV/cash 1st prize, $1000, 2nd prize, and $500 3rd prize. Tickets are $5 or 5/$20. The second raffle is for a signed Packer football. Tickets are $1 or 6/$5. No need to be present to win. Come enjoy the cars, the music, the food, and the good family fun. Just follow the signs.
The Summerfest takes place Sat., August 22, 2015 starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. It will be held on the school grounds located W5606 Shrine Road in Necedah.

August 29 – Elroy Legion Fund Drive Auction

The Elroy American Legion, Post 115, needs to raise funds to replace the building roof and parking lot. The estimated cost is $30,000. To raise the funds needed, the Elroy Legion will kick-off their fundraising efforts with an auction sale to be held on Saturday, August 29, starting at 10am at the Legion located at 402 Franklin Street. Food and beverages will also be available. The Legion is asking the community to contribute to the auction by looking through items they no longer  use and donate them to the Legion. Clothing, electronics, and refrigerators will not be accepted. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Donated items should be delivered to the Legion during the week of 23-28 of August. Please call one of the following Legion members to arrange a time for drop off or pick-up: Jim Bender (608-462-5402), Henry Schmidt (608-462-2508), Larry Eno (608-462-5582), John Miller (608-853-1123), or Vince Pintarro (608-462-4224).

September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, October 2, 3, 4 – “Godspell”

ACT presents Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell, a musical based upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Featuring songs like “Day by Day”, “All Good Gifts”, and “By My Side” Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m.

September 12 – 1st Annual Suicide Prevention Walk

The 1st Annual Suicide Prevention Walk will be held at the Mauston High School Track on Saturday, September 12 from 6pm till dusk. Registration will take place from 5pm to 5:50pm. Cost is before 8/21/15 $15/individual and after 8/21/15 $20/individual. If you have any questions, call 847-9443 or 853-0140. Registration Form Logo

Mauston Community Band Schedule  2015 – 17th Season

Riverside Park Performances – 7:00pm

  • Monday, August 10 (Season finale) – High School Auditorium

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.