Head Start

Now taking applications for Early Head Start/Head Start programs in Juneau County for 2017-2018. Available to income eligible families are: 3 year old Center and 4-K at Westside Elementary, Mauston and a home visiting program for 0-5 throughout the county. For more information: (608) 847-4991.

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

 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 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

April 8 – 12th Annual Hillsboro Area Easter Community Dinner

Hosted by St. Aloysius/St. Jerome Parishioners and neighbors, the 12th Annual Hillsboro Area Easter Community Dinner will be Saturday, April 8, from 11am-1:30pm at the Hillsboro High School Cafeteria. All are invited to attend. There is no charge for this Easter Dinner. Join them for fellowship and food as they celebrate the Easter season. A ham dinner with potatoes, vegetables, rolls, and milk will be served. Carry outs are available as well as home delivery to neighbors. For delivery, call Dick Urban (489-3110) or Judi Pesz (464-3920) by 6pm, Friday, April 7th. Donations are appreciated.

April 8 – Paint Nite Afternoon

There will be a Paint Nite fundraiser for the Mauston American Legion Post 81 Auxiliary Saturday, April 8th at 1:00 p.m. It will be held at the American Legion in Mauston. This fundraiser will specifically help support sending students to Badger Girls State, provide donations to Tomah VA Hospital, render aid for local homeless families, provide support to our veterans who are in long-term care, present college scholarships for local high school students, and educating the community about our Veterans and American patriotism. The deadline for the minimum number of participants to sign up is March 25. To purchase your ticket, click the following link. https://www.paintnite.com/events/colorful-abstract-dancing-flowers-at-mauston-american-legion-post-81-facility_1164789

April 10 – Mauston Community Band 2017 Season Starts

Mauston Area Community Band has its first 2017 rehearsal Monday, April 10 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Mauston High School Band Room. New members always welcome. Call Roger Spindler at 847-4410 ext. 4436 for further information.
Rehearsal schedule – all Mondays:
April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22
June 5, June 19, July 3, August 7– 7:00 p.m.

Riverside Park Concerts start: June 12
If rained out any Riverside Park night, report to the band room and there will be practice instead.

April 14 – Good Friday Family Fun Day

The Mauston Area Ministerial Association invites the community to a “Good Friday Family Fun” event at Riverside Park on Friday, April 14, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, immediately following the Easter Egg Hunt. There will be sidewalk chalk art, face painting, food and a puppet show, all focusing on the true meaning of Good Friday and Easter. There is no cost for the event.

April 19 – Introduction to Facebook

The Hatch Public Library will be holding “Introduction to Facebook”, a program for first-time users, beginners, and those still thinking about joining Facebook. Security, settings, posting, sharing, commenting, and “liking” will all be covered. This free class will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 10am at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston.

April 22 – Mike Hyer Benefit

Family & friends of Mike Hyer are planning a benefit to be help Mike and his fight with cancer on Saturday, April 22at the Elroy Legion to raise
funds to help relieve some of the financial burden Mike has & will endure over the treatment process. They humbly request any donation:
monetary, auction items or raffle items. For More information & updates, please search Facebook, Mike Hyer Benefit, for our event page. Cash donations can be made by:

Mail: checks written to, Mike Hyer Benefit Royal Bank. 202 Main St, Elroy, WI 53929 Online: YouCaring.com, search for Mike Hyer Benefit or use the link from our Facebook page.

If you would like to inquire about how to help, call one of the contacts: Brian 608-853-1015, Kristine 608-317-3414, Laurie 414-571-0459, and Stephanie 608-387-2715

April 26 – Queen of the Holy Rosary Kindergarten Round Up

Queen of the Holy Rosary will have a Kindergarten Round Up on Wednesday, April 26 from 9am-11am. Kids who are 5 or will be 5 by September 2017 are encouraged to come sit in on a day of kindergarten with your preschooler. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mrs. Joan McNally 608-565-2341 or qhr@tds.net

May 13 – Necedah High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Banquet and Scholarship Awards

The Necedah High School Alumni Association will be holding its annual Reunion Banquet and Scholarship Awards on Saturday, May 13 at Necedah High School Commons at 1801 S Main St., Necedah. Social hour will begin at 4:30 with punch and hors d’oeuvres , dinner at 5:30 PM. Cost is $17.50 per person for former students, staff or guests (includes door prize drawings). Necedah Class of 2017 are guests of the Alumni Association, but must register. Registration and payment are required by May 5. Forms available at : Necedah Siegler Memorial Library, http://www.necedahschools.org/district/alumni.cmf website via link 2017 Alumni Banquet Letter, mail registration and check to Necedah Alumni Association, PO Box 514, Necedah, WI 54646 or register online at https://squareup.com/store/necedah-high-school-alumni-association-inc. Contact Janice Marsh at 608-565-2611 or email alumni@necedahschools.org if further information is needed.

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.


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!

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.