The Wonewoc United Methodist Church will be selling ALL NATURAL Fruitcakes again this year. $6 each for a one pound cake. Baking has started so get your orders in by calling Jean Byington 464-3936 or June Schnoor 464-7458.

October 26 -31 – Halloween at the Hideaway

Castle Rock Hideaway, N6187 County Road G, Mauston, WI 53948. Reserve your space early! Weekend of events. Pass for each day’s events: $10.00; Weekend pass: $20.00

October 26 – 31: Haunted Trail-Find the monster. Read the books! Find them at the Hatch Public Library. 10am-9pm, $5.00

Thursday, October 26: Pumpkin Carving. Choose your pumpkin 10am-3pm. Pumpkin Contest 4pm prizes! Let your creativity fly!

Friday, October 27: Ghost stories around the campfire. Includes S’mores (gluten-free graham crackers available) 7pm-9pm

Saturday, October 28: Apple dipping 10am-11am. Costumer Parade and Contest 1pm Hocus Pocus (movie) 6:30pm. Nightmare Before Christmas (movie) 8:30pm

No entry cost for children under 7 (however, pumpkis for carving event must still be purchased) All activities are included with October 26-31 weekend cottage rental.

October 24, 25 & 27 – Pumpkin Pick Field Trip with David Landau

Are you looking for a field trip that your students or children will remember? Pleasant Acres in New Lisbon is hosting the award winning David Landau at 1:00pm on October 24, 25, & 27, 2017. Take home a pumpkin, play games, go for a hay ride, and experience an interactive motivational speech from the President of Pleasant Acres, Jared Pierson. We can cater to your school schedule. Please inquire! Grand Opening Special: Only $5 when you register before September 15, 2017! Register by FB message or email

October 28 – National Drug Take Back

On October 28th, the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department, and SAFE in Juneau County will be joining other agencies across the great state of Wisconsin to participate in the Prescription Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Dose of Reality Campaign. This initiative is a great opportunity for individuals to bring unwanted, unused, or expired prescriptions to be disposed of safely and in an environmentally friendly manner. This initiative also prevents potential for theft and misuse or abuse of prescription medications.
Riverside Park in Mauston: 8:30am to 12:00pm
Old Mill Park in Necedah: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

October 29 – 2nd Annual Beta Sigma Phi Trunk or Treat Food Pantry Drive

On Sunday, October 29, from 1-3pm the Beta Sigma Phi will hold its second annual food pantry drive Trunk and Treat at the Necedah School Parking lot. All children up to through 5th grade are invited. Admission fee: one non-perishable food item per child or cash donation. If you would like to decorate your trunk, call Becky at 608-853-1050.

October 31 – Halloween Party

Celebrate on Oct. 31 with Whole Life Chiropractic for their Halloween Party. $17 Adjustments with 10 food item donation or awesome costume!

November 1 – Hatch-Ed Event “A Visit From Laura Ingalls Wilder”

Come to Hatch Public Library in Mauston for a visit from Laura Ingalls Wilder on Wednesday, November 1st at 1pm.

Christine’s Center Stage Dance Studio of Mauston is traveling to New York City
Christine’s Center Stage Dance Studio of Mauston is traveling to New York City in 2018 with 29 dancers who will have the opportunity to dance in Times Square and on a Broadway stage!
Celebrities from Dancing with the Stars, World of Dance and So you think you can dance will be giving the girls professional training while in NYC and the dancers will have the opportunity to learn choreography from a Broadway musical. The girls will also get the chance to watch a live Broadway show and see the sights of the big apple when they aren’t dancing.

To help make the trip affordable, the dancers will be participating in a variety of fundraisers throughout the next year. Upcoming fundraisers include:
-“String n Sip” at Anjeros Saturday, November 4th 6:00pm

More information about our studio can be found on our Facebook page “Christine’s Center Stage Dance Studio” or on our website


November 4 – Mauston United Methodist Church Harvest Supper

On Saturday, November 4, Mauston United Methodist Church will host their Harvest Supper. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to include turkey, real mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, squash, cranberries, rolls, apple and pumpkin dessert and beverage. Serving from 4:30-6:30 pm, family style. Adults $10.00, children 5-12 $5.00, 4 and under free. Carry outs available. Tickets on sale Monday through Friday 8:00 am – noon at the church office 420 Suszycki Drive Mauston, WI 847-5964 and at the door.

November 4 – Annual Chili Cookoff

You won’t want to miss the Annual Chili Cookoff at Carl’s Bright Spot in Mauston, scheduled for Saturday, November 4. People are invited to bring in their crockpot of chili before noon. Judging will be done by three impartial judges and the three top winners will be announced and receive prizes. This year there is also a commercial division, which will give the winner bragging rights for the next year. Along with the cook-off there will be raffle prizes and auction items. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends and Family Cancer Foundation, helping YOUR Friends and Family in Juneau, Sauk and Adams Counties. For information on the cookoff call 847-4002 and information for the Friends and Family can be gleaned from 547-0765.

November 4 – Blood Drive 

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 9am to 2pm at the Lyndon Station Fire Station at 116 N Lemonweir Street. To make an appointment, phone 1-800-733-2767 or on the website. Walk-ins are always welcome. Blood is desperately needed this time of year. Please make a special effort to come and donate and enjoy a delicious lunch afterward. A reminder, young adults age 16 and over are welcome to come and give blood. All donators are reminded to bring your identification. All donators will receive a certificate for a free pint of ice cream at Culvers.

November 6 – Tobacco Talk:  Butt yes it is substance abuse

South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition will be hosting David Macmaster, the co-founder of WiNTiP, on November 6th. Macmaster will be speaking on combining tobacco cessation efforts with substance abuse and mental health treatments. He has over forty years of experience as an addiction specialist and his own personal journey with addiction as well. Monday, November 6th at 4 PM at the Mauston High School Auditorium with refreshments to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

November 9 – Inventor & Entrepreneur BOOT CAMP

Inventor and entrepreneur boot camp for home schooled youth. Thursday, November 9, 2017. 8:30am-1pm at the National Wildlife Refuge in Necedah. $10 per student (pay at check in) includes lunch and keynote speaker Josh Tolley. Parents and Teachers welcome (no charge) compliments of Lynxx-Lemonweir Valley Telcom. RSVP to Juneau County Economic Development Corp. 608.427.2070 or

November 16 – “Publishing A Dream: A Story of Hard Work, Chance and the Creation of a Picture Book” 

“Publishing A Dream: A Story of Hard Work, Chance and the Creation of a Picture Book” event with Dutch artist Anne Horjus will be Thursday November 16 at 6:30pm at Hatch Public Library in Mauston.

January 6 – 1st Annual Lake Decorah Lake Restoration Ice Fishing Tournament

The 1st Annual Lake Decorah Lake Restoration Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, January 6 at Riverside Park, Mauston by the city’s boat launch. There will be five categories: Perch, Northern, Crappie, Bluegill, and Bass. A $20 entry fee and registration will be from 6am-11am. Contestants may begin fishing Tournament eligible finish any time after registering and can fish from New Lisbon Dam to Mauston Dam. Participants with tournament catches must be in the weigh-in line at the registration location by 2pm to be eligible to compete for tournament prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the “Biggest Fish in all categories. Each contestant will be limited to entering one fish in each of the categories. The total length of the will be measured. If a tie exists, the prize with be shared by the winners. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rules will be enforced. Cash prizes will be 1st place $75; 2nd place $50; and 3rd place $20. There will be Gun/Bow Sports Raffle, 50/50 cash raffle and Bucket Raffle. Also Beer Tent and Food Garden will be open from 9am to 4pm.

Whole Life Chiropractic’s 7th Annual Pack the Pantry

This is about you, your family , your Health and our Community. We are PRE-Stocking the Food Pantries in our Area… In October we will be collecting donations. Invitation to Future Chiropractic Patients. With the donation of 10 Food Pantry Items. Receive a Chiropractic Exam, Posture Analysis, Orthopedic tests, Doctor’s Report, for $39 Plus Free X-Rays. Whole Life Chiropractic.

Facebook Fridays

Every Friday at Hatch Public Library, there will be one on one help using Facebook from 9 to 11am.

Elroy Central Library Presents

On Thursdays from 10am-12 noon, Rev. Wesley Jacob Ph.D., will host “Islam and the West.”  Entry is free. Topics include major Islamic doctrines, main Islamic sects, doctrinal points of tension between Islam and Christianity, clash of Islamic and Western cultures, Muslim-Christian interfaith dialogue, the crisis of ISIS and the matrix of conflicts in the Middle East, and Survey of Global Islamic Jihadist Groups. For more information, contact Carolyn Chute (608) 524-0424 or Kari Preuss, (608) 462-2407.

Fuel Assistance Outreach Sites for 2017-2018


Oct. 5, 2017 – 10am-2pm
Necedah Town Hall
100 Center St., Necedah

Oct. 7, 2017 – 8am-11am
Oakdake Electric
489 N. Oakwood St., Oakdale

Oct. 10 – 10am-12pm
Beagles Bar & Grill
107 W. Flint St. Lyndon Station

You must bring the following:

  • Social Security numbers and date of birth for each person in household
  • Proof of all gross income for all household members for three months prior to appointment and award letter for Social Security stating amount received
  • Fuel costs for 12 months from Sept. 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.
  • Electric costs for 12 months from Sept. 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.
  • If you have Alliant Energy, bring in (1) bill.
  • Photo ID
  • Food Share Letter
  • For renters: Landlord’s name and number

Soup & Salad Bar Fridays at Festival Foods in Mauston

The Juneau County Senior Nutrition Program, in partnership with Festival Foods in Mauston are offering Soup & Salad Bar Fridays. Eligible diners can stop in at Festival Foods, or take Mauston Public Transit to Festival Foods for $0.50 each way and have the Soup & Salad Bar and do grocery shopping on Fridays. Please contact the ADRC for more information.

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.


Dine at 5 at Bluffs Senior Dining Center in Camp Douglas

Dine at 5 at Bluffs Senior Dining Center in Camp Douglas the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 6:15pm with entertainment to follow. Please reserve your meal by 1pm on the Monday prior to dinner.

· Tuesday, October 10- Classic Cuisine and Music by Scott Babcock

· Tuesday, November 14- Classic Cuisine and Ryan Martin Magic

· Tuesday, December 12- Classic Cuisine and Holidays with Elvis

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.