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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Upcoming Events - Adams County


This week...

Wednesday, January 14 - The Friendship Connection is serving up Free Lunch Wednesday  from noon to 2 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). Bring a dish or dessert if you wish. Everyone is welcome.  For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.    

Thursday, January 15 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. This 2014  drama stars Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris and is rated R. With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  

Saturday, January 17 - Lake Mason Lion's Club Annual Winter Fisheree from 7 AM to 3 PM. Prizes for heaviest fish in each species, raffles, refreshments, and more. Meet at the Wagon Wheel Boat Landing. For more information call Randy at 608-253-6567 or email randysus@gmail.com

Saturday, January 17 - The Lake Sherwood Ice Fisheree will be held at Sherwood Lodge, 1146 Queens Way.  Event will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM, $10 entry fee, refreshments & prizes. Adult & kids category for 12 & under.  Call 715-325-2636 for more information.

Saturday, January 17 - The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will hold their Can you Capture it/Focus on Photography from 10-11 AM . Free and open to the public. All skill levels welcome. For more information call 608-565-2551 or go to  fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ 

Saturday, January 17 - Castle Rock Pink Ribbon Ride will be held at Splash Waterfront Bar & Grill. Registration & staging at 10 AM. Contact Dennis Kulwicki at dennis.kulwicki@gmail.com or 414-688-5053 for more information.  www.rusticridgeriders.org  

Saturday, January 17 - A Benefit for the Family of Patrick Stainbrook will be held from 3 to 7 PM at the Arkdale Lutheran Church. All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner with choice of sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and coffee/milk or water. Aduts are $8, children 4-10 $5 and under 3 free. Raffles will also be held, need not be present to win. For more information or to make a cash donation call the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church at 608-564-7920.     

Saturday, January 17 - The Adams Community Theatre will present their free 3rd Saturday Classic Movie starting at 7 PM at the theater (157 S Main Street, Adams). This month's feature is a recently restored version of a 1927 science fiction classic. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Not for children.
  
Sunday, January 18 - Adams Community Theatre will present their monthly Play Reading Circle at 6 PM at the theatre (157 S Main Street, Adams). This month's feature is "Harvey" -  a 1945 play by Mary Chase. A man believes his best friend is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit.  

Monday, January 19 - Adams County Humane  Society is teaming up with the Spay Me Clinic to bring Low-Cost Spay and Neuter clinic for cats.  Indoor cats $65 includes spay/neuter, 1 year rabies vaccination and nail trim.  Outdoor cats $65 includes spay/neuter, 1 year rabies vaccination, flea and ear mite treatment.  Kittens must be at least 2 lbs. Other services include distemper vaccination $5, microchip $20, flea/de-wormer $15.  For more information or to get your cat(s) registered call the Adams County Humane Society at 608-339-6700.  Space is limited.

Monday, January 19 - The Friendship Connection will hold a Wellness & Recovery Support Group from 11 AM-12 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). This is a casual group led by volunteers. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact
608-339-6810. 

Adams County Running/Walking Club (ACRC) meets at the A-F County Market Parking lot every Saturday at 8 AM. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome. For more information visit adamscountyrunningclub.com or contact Kim Heinz at kimheinz@frontier.com.  


COMING UP...
Wednesday, January 21 - The Friendship Connection is serving up Free Lunch Wednesday  from noon to 2 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). Bring a dish or dessert if you wish. Everyone is welcome.  For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.    

Thursday, January 22: The Adams County Historical Society will be hosting a Local Author's Circle at 4 PM at the Adams County Heritage Center, 311 Main Street, Friendship. This month's featured author will be local teacher, Paul Timm and his book, "Curse of Atlantis: Roanoke."  Call 608-339-7733 for more information. www.adamshistory.com

Thursday, January 22 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. This 2014  animated film stars the voice talents of Ben Kingsley and Tracey Morgan and is rated PG. A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

Saturday, January 24 - A Coyote Contest will be held at Van's Redneck Saloon, 345 County A, Oxford, WI. Cost is $10 per person and you must be pre-registered. There is 100% Payback, Guaranteed to pay largest and smallest. Must be harvested day of event, weigh in @ 7PM with snacks provided. For info call 608-697-2856. Sponsored by Van's Redneck Saloon and the Grand Marsh Coyote Hunters. 

Sunday, January 25 - St. Joseph's Catholic Church PCCW Breakfast will be held at St. Joseph's Center (151 E State St, Adams) from 8 AM to noon. 
Sunday, January 25 - Castle Rock Bassmasters Annual Fisheree will be held on Friendship Lake from 10 AM-3 PM.Door Prize drawings throughout the day! Cash Drawing at 3 PM. Food available on the ice: brats, burgers, chili, hot dogs, hot cocoa and more. Kids Fisheree, sponsored by A-F Lions, starts at 1 PM.

Monday, January 26 - The Friendship Connection will hold a Wellness & Recovery Support Group from 11 AM-12 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). This is a casual group led by volunteers. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact
608-339-6810.
If you would like your event in our Weekly Events Reminder, email us at chamber@visitadamscountywi.com or call us at 608-339-6997.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WARMING CENTERS AVAILABLE - Adams County


EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURES ALERT SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015

From the Office of Adams County Emergency Management Extreme cold, below zero temperatures, will begin moving into the area Sunday, January 4th and will continue through Friday, January 9, 2015. The following warming centers in Adams County are available, during normal business hours, to the public Sunday, January 4, 2015 through Friday, January 9, 2015.

  • Adams County Library (569 N. Cedar Street, Adams)
  • Adams County Community Center (569 N. Cedar Street, Adams) (Check in with UW-Extension).
  • Moundview Memorial Hospital (Solarium Room, 402 West Lake Street, Friendship)
  • Rome Town Hall (1156 Alpine Drive, corner of Hwy. 13 & D)
Normal business hours are as follows:
  • Library – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Monday-Wednesday); 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Thursday); 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Friday)
  • Adams County Community Center – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) (Check-in with UW-Extension)
  • Moundview Memorial Hospital – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Sunday-Friday)
  • Rome Town Hall – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Question can be directed to the Adams County Emergency Management Office at 608-339-4248

Monday, January 5, 2015

Be Money Smart - Adams County


Managing money can be difficult for anyone.  Learn how to manage yours more efficiently at this series of Four Money Smart workshops.

1.  January 13 - Money Matters - learn how to create a budget, track spending.
2.  January 20 - Check It Out - learn about opening a checking account, the importance     of managing a checking account and using a debit card safely.
3.  January 27 - Pay Yourself First - Learning the importance of saving and how to save even if you don't feel like you have money to save.
4.  February 3 - To Your Credit - Learn how to use a credit card safely, the importance of paying off your credit card and eliminating debt as well as improve your credit score.

Workshops are presented by Leah Eckstein, Family Living Educator at Adams County UW-Extension.

All sessions are free and everyone is welcome to attend.  Participants who complete all four of the workshops will receive a certificate of completion AND a Kwik-Trip gift card.

Health Fair at Elroy Medical Center - Juneau County


Receive free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors are for developing heart disease and diabetes by reserving your space at the upcoming health fair being held at Mile Bluff – Elroy Family Medical Center in Elroy. 

In addition to these services, cholesterol screenings will be available for a small fee.

Reserve your spot at the upcoming health fair hosted by Mile Bluff Medical Center in Elroy on Thursday, January 8.  Appointments are required for all services, and are available from 7 to 10 am.   

Call 608-462-8466 to reserve your spot today!

Parenting program available to those with children 12 months, younger - Juneau County



If you’re a new parent, you already know that there is a lot to learn about babies.  You can’t prepare for everything, but Mile Bluff can answer some of your questions.
 
To assist you during the first year of your baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with answers for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during your child’s first 12 months of life.

The Hand-in-Hand program is held the second Monday of every month at 4:30 pm.  The next meeting will be Monday, January 12 and will focus on infant play. 
   
If you are interested in learning more about the program, or want to register for an upcoming session, call 608-847-1013.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Upcoming Events - Adams County


This week...

Wednesday, December 10 - The Friendship Connection is serving up Free Lunch Wednesday from noon to 2 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). Bring a dish or dessert if you wish. Everyone is welcome.  For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.  

Wednesday, December 10 - Holiday Appreciation Open House at the Heritage Center, 311 Main Street, Friendship from 4-6 PM.For more information call 608-339-7733. www.adamshistory.com

Thursday, December 11 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie starting at 6:30 PM. The 2014 fantasy/anti-superhero blockbuster stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker and the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy. Rated PG-13.

Thursday, December 11 - The Adams-Friendship FFA will hold a Teddy Bear Toss at the A-F High School basketball game. Bring a new teddy bear or toy to toss out (or give) at halftime that will be donated to local children. For more information call Becky Grabarski at 608-339-3921 ext. 1140.

Thursday - Saturday, December 11-13 - An Adams-Friendship Community Christmas Muscial Drama The Christmas Shoes will be performed at the Adams Assembly of God Church (2202 State Hwy 13). Vendors will be open at 4 PM and show at 7 PM. Free admission.

Saturday, December 13 - The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will hold their Can you Capture it/Focus on Photography from 9-9:45 AM & Snowshoe Habitat Hike from 10-11 AM. Free and open to the public. All skill levels welcome. For more information call 608-565-2551 or go to  fws.gov/refuge/necedah/

Saturday, December 13 - The Adams Community Theatre along with Wisconsin 106 will be hosting a free showing of a 2004 animated holiday classic starring the voice talents of Tom Hanks on a special train. Rated G. Show  is at 10 AM and donations for the Adams Food Pantry will be accepted.  
  
Saturday & Sunday, December 13-14 - St. Joseph's Catholic Church Homemade Bake Sale Treats & Treasures will be held at the St. Joseph's Center in Adams.  For more information call Beth Griffith at 608-547-1729. Sponsored by PCCW.

Sunday, December 14 - Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Ladies are having a Norwegian and other Ethnic Delicacies Bake Sale between services starting around 9:00 AM at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church in the narthex. Come get your Lefsa! You can also pre order Lefsa by calling the Church office 564-7920.
  
Monday, December 15 -
The Friendship Connection will hold a Wellness & Recovery Support Group from 11 AM-12 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). This is a casual group led by volunteers. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact
608-339-6810.

Monday, December 15 - This is the deadline for the Annual Parade of Trees at Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics. There ar 34 trees on display, decorated by businesses, youth groups and organizations around the community. Vote for your favorite with a penny war or purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win your favorite tree.  

Tuesday, December 16 - The Adams County Community Health Workers will be holding a presentation dealing with healthy lifestyles, On the Road to Better Health from 1-2:30 PM at the Adams Community Center (569 N Cedar St) room 123. This is a free education session on health and wellness. For more information or to reserve your seat call Flora Sweeny at 608-339-4645.

Wednesday, December 17 - An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Adams Community Center from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. This course is geared toward drivers aged 50 and over, however the class can be taked by licensed drivers of all ages and there are no tests. Participants may be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance premiums as well. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The class fee pays for workshop materials. Lunch break from noon to 12:30 and lunch is available on-site from the ADRC's Senior Dining Center. Cost is $3 for seniors 60 and up or $6.50 for those under 60. Please register by December 15th by calling 608-339-4251. Sponsored by the Adams County ADRC.
Adams County Running/Walking Club (ACRC) meets at the A-F County Market Parking lot every Saturday at 8 AM. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome. For more information visit adamscountyrunningclub.com or contact Kim Heinz at kimheinz@frontier.com.  


COMING UP...
Wednesday, December 17- The Friendship Connection is serving up Free Lunch Wednesday  from noon to 2 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). Bring a dish or dessert if you wish. Everyone is welcome.  For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.  

Thursday, December 17 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie starting at 6:30 PM. The 2014 action stars Dylan O'Brien.  Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape. Rated PG-13.   

Friday, December 19 - Adams County Health & Human Services Department and the Adams County District Attorney's Office are presenting a free program on Financial Exploitation and Scams at 11:00 AM at the Adams Community. This program will focus on understanding common scams, learning why Senior Citizens are often targeted, identifying potential perpetrators and knowing how to protect yourself. For more information call Erin Klemetson at 608-339-4505.

Saturday, December 20 - Adams Community Theatre will present their Third Saturday Classic Movies starting at 7 PM. This month's double feature includes a 1985 fantasy about everyone's favorite red-suited holiday icon starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow and a 1947 holidy themed comedy/drama starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young.

Sunday, December 21 - Adams Community Theatre will present their Play Reading Circle at 3 PM. This month's selection is Auntie Mame.

Monday, December 22 - The Friendship Connection will hold a Wellness & Recovery Support Group from 11 AM-12 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). This is a casual group led by volunteers. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact
608-339-6810.