February 23 – Central Wisconsin Dairy Series

The Central Wisconsin Agriculture Specialization Team is sponsoring a dairy meeting this February 23. The date and location for the meeting is:  Thursday, February 23 at the Sherry Town Hall 9285 Second Street, Milladore (Sherry); The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Topics vary by location, but include: Dairy Genomics, Kent Weigel, UW-Madison Dairy Science Specialist ; Economics of Dry Cow Therapy, Pam Ruegg, UW-Madison Dairy Science Specialist; Growing More High Quality Forage to Produce More Milk, Dan Undersander, UW-Madison Forage Specialist; Dairy Market Outlook, Matt Lippert, Wood County Agriculture Agent; Managing Employees, Jennifer Blazek, Dane County Dairy and Livestock Agent, and Simon Jette Nantel, UW-River Falls Professor and Extension Specialist. Pre-Registration is $20 and includes your meal and program materials. Register at least one week in advance of the meeting you are planning on attending. See below for registration details.

Registration: Sherry, February 23
Wood County UW-Extension
400 Market St.
PO Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

February 24 – 36th Annual 9-Pin Bowling Tournament Fundraiser

The Reedsburg Area Ambulance Crew would like to invite you to participate in its 36th annual 9-pin bowling tournament fundraiser. The tournament will be held at Brewster’s Lanes in Reedsburg the weekends of February 10th, 17th, and 24th. There are nine shifts with afternoon and evening bowling available. Entry forms can be picked up at Brewster’s lanes or online at http://www.reedsburgambulance.com/bowling-tournament.html. There will be door prize drawings and raffles held during each shift.

March 3 – World Day of Prayer 2017 

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday March 3rd. This year the women of the WDP committee of the Philippines invite folks into a time of worship. The New Lisbon service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church at 1:30pm. “Am I Being Unfair to You?” is the theme for the ecumencial service. Other church women participating are from St. Paul’s Catholic and United Methodist. Gloria Steen will have coconut leaves, as well as other items including native dress. For more information, contact Marcia at 562-3324.

March 4 – 7th Annual Food Fair & Farmers Market

The 7th Annual Food Fair & Farmers Market at Sacred Heart School gym from 9am-1pm will be packed with local vendors and information booths. This huge indoor early spring market will have local meats, cheeses, vegetables, honey, sorghum, mushrooms, bakery, chocolates, seeds, preserves of all kinds and much more. As always, there will free mini-sessions (20 minute courses) on Winter Sowing, Orchards & Fruit Bushes, Heirloom Seeds, and Fermenting Vegetables. No sign-up necessary. Lots of tables to ask the experts about gardening, finding a local CSA, preserving, Earth Day activities, and conservation. Family friendly event to browse and shop. Soup & coffee also available. 985-7387 or 524-3373

March 6 – Eat for a Cause

Join the Juneau County Sea of Change for a night out at the Mauston Culver’s on Monday, March 6. It’s eat for a cause, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Juneau County Sea of Change.

March 6, 13, and 20 and April 3 & 10 – Infant Massage-Parent Training

Come and learn at the Family Resource Center about massage strokes for your pre-crawling infant. Benefits include: relaxation, improved sleep patterns, improved digestion, and most importantly: Parent-Infant Bonding!! Times will be Mondays, March 6th, 13th, and 20th and April 3rd and 10th from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Juneau County Family Resource Center in Mauston. To register or for more information, contact: 608-847-4991 or 608-697-7512 What to Bring: * Your baby!, *Pillow, extra diapers, *Baby blanket

March 9 – Donkey Basketball

The New Lisbon FFA is hosting a donkey basketball fundraiser with Dairyland Donkeyball, LLC, on Thursday, March 09. More information to come.

March 12 – 23rd Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

St. James’ Lutheran Church in Necedah will be holding its 23rd Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Sunday, March 12th from 3:30pm-7:00pm. Dine in or Carry Out (608) 565-7252. $9.50 per adult/$5 per child (ages 5-10). Price includes meal, beverage, and dessert.

March 18 – Paint Your Pet

Paint your pet to benefit the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter Saturday, March 18 from 1pm-3:30pm. Cost is $55 and each ticket includes all painting supplies & materials, professional instruction, and a pre-sketched canvas of your animal. (you provide a photo ahead of time). Instructions and help will be provided by Wine Canvas employees to ensure your beloved Fido actually looks like Fido.  Attendees will receive their canvas upon event check-in.  SEATING IS LIMITED, GET YOUR TICKET NOW!
Participants must purchase tickets in advance and submit a photo of their pet at www.winecanvasyou.com/paint_your_pet

March 19 – St. Mary’s Ham Dinner 

Join St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lyndon Station for its Ham Dinner on Sunday, March 19 from 11:00am-1:30pm. Menu includes: Ham, green beans, corn, baked potatoes, vegetable tray, coleslaw, rolls, pies and beverage. There will also be a raffle. Cost: Adults $9; Childern 6-12 $5, Children five and under FREE. Carry outs are $10.00.

April 1 –  April Fool’s Mate Necedah Schools Chess Tournament 

Open to all, beginners encouraged to the April Fool’s Mate Necedah Schools Chess Tournament at the Necedah Elementary School. Everyone plays all five games. There are no eliminations. Time control is 40 minutes per game (after 40 minutes players will be put on a five minute per person chess clock). Check-in is from 8:30-9:00am. Rounds are at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Award ceremony is shortly after 3:00pm. There is no fee to enter the tournament, but donations will be accepted to cover costs and future club needs. Registering before the event is required so to ensure there are enough boards. To Enter: Email the information requested below or submit via google form or fill out form below and turn into office at:

Necedah Elementary School
1801 S. Main Street, Necedah, WI 54646
Email: chess@necedahschools.org
Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/tlFFunnsmXflRcai2

June 10 – Summer Wine Up 2017

Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Summer Wine Up Festival! It will be Saturday, June 10 at the Adams County Fairgrounds to open to the public 1pm with festivities ending at 6pm. 750 tickets will go on sale in April. It will be an afternoon of live music, wine, food, and shopping.

Cancer Clear & Simple Sessions

The UWCCC and its Juneau County partners, Juneau County Health Department, Mile Bluff Medical Center, Juneau County UW-Extension, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country-Mauston Office, Hatch Public Library, Juneau County Department of Human Services, are implementing a public education program, titled Cancer Clear & Simple. The educational sessions are offered throughout the county and are free of charge.
Upcoming Cancer Clear & Simple training include:
Session 1 – Cancer Basics: Monday, February 27, 2017 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Session 2 – Cancer Prevention: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00-1:00p.m.
Session 3 – Cancer Prevention (cont.): Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 -1:00p.m.
Session 4 – Cancer Screening/Detections: Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00-1:00p.m.
Session 1 – Cancer Basics: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:00 – 3:00pm
Session 2 – Cancer Prevention, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:00 – 3:00pm
Session 3 – Cancer Screening/Detection, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:00 – 3:00pm

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a one of the Cancer Clear & Simple programs please call Kathy Metzenbauer at (608) 847-9334. Also, if you have an organization that would like to host a future session please contact Kathy Metzenbauer at (608) 847-9334 or Jennifer Froh at (608) 847-9455.

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 wibroadband@uwex.edu

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.