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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Upcoming Events - Adams County


This week...

Wednesday, February 4 - 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, February 5 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. This 2014 romance stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan and is rated PG-13. A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

Friday, February 6 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a No School Matinee at 1 PM. This 2014 animated feature stars the voice talents of Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum and is rated PG. Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
Saturday, February 7 - A Chocolate Affair hosted by Friends of the Library will be held from 10 AM - 2 PM at A-F Middle School. Crafts, food, music & raffles. Benefits Adams County Library. For more information call 608-339-7262.

Saturday, February 7 - The Adams County Library will hold a Lego Event starting at 10 AM at the Library (569 N Cedar St, Adams). All ages are welcome to this FREE event. Open to boys and girls. All creations will be put on display in the Library. To register for this event or for more information, stop by the Adams County Library or call 608-339-4250.

Saturday, February 7 - The Ground Hog Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride will be held at The Cedar Shack (2248 Highway 13, Adams). Registration is at 10 AM and judging 1 PM.  For more information call Todd Stammen 608-548-3745

Saturday, February 7 - Rome SnoBandit Snowmobile Poker Run Finale will be held from 11 AM to 3 PM at Trails End Bar & Grill in Rome. For more information go to www.romesnobandits.com.

Monday, February 9 - 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, February 11 - 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, February 12 - A Blood Drive for the Blood Center of Wisconsin will be held from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Friendship Village Hall (507 W Lake St). The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics. To make an appointment call Tammy at 608-339-8328. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics.

Thursday, February 12 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. This 2014 crime thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Bill Paxtom and is rated R. A driven man muscles into the world of crime journalism and blurs the line between observer and participant.

Friday, February 13 - The Friendship Connection will host a Mental Health Listening Session from 1:30-3:30 PM at their location (252 S Main Street, Adams - entrance in back). The Friendship Connection, Inc. and Adams County Human Services are partnering with Grassroots Empowerment Project to bring community members together to learn more about our state's mental health system and system changes.  This is a great opportunity for the community to ask questions and voice opinions about services they've received and changes they'd like to see.
Who should attend:  Community members who use mental health services, and their family members.  People interested in addressing prevention of mental health and substance use challenges.  Persons who have a strong stake and interest in civic engagement of under-represented communities. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, February 13 - Grand Marsh American Legion Post 273 Monthly Meeting will be held starting at 7 PM.

Friday - Sunday, February 13-15 - Lake Arrowhead's 19th Annual SnoBlast Winter Carnival will be held in Rome. Friday night's events include paddle wheel drawings, live music by Bob Allen from Rebel One. On Saturday take part in Snow Disc Golf, Carnival Games for the kids, a magic show, Ice Sculpting Demo, Silent Auction, Raffle Drawings, Cornhole* and Lawn Mower Races and a Snow Fireworks Display and Live Music by Relentless. Sunday activities include family-friendly Bingo, Wine Bingo, a Sheepshead Tournament, Dart Tournament and Ice Bowling.  Everyone Invited!Contact Denise at 715.325.3480 for more information or go to www.lakearrowheadgolf.com.

Sunday, February 15 - Faith in Action of Adams County will hold a Mardi Gras Event from 2-5 PM at the Cedar Shack. Music, costume contest, cake walk, dance lessions, kids activities, trivia contest, 50/50 raffle and more. Cost is Adults $8, kids (12 and under) $4 and 4 and under are free!
Costumes are optional but recommended.
Sunday, February 15 - The Adams Community Theatre will host their monthly Play Reading Circle at 3 PM. This month's selection is "Play It Again Sam" - a 1969 Broadway play written by Woody Allen.

Monday, February 16 - 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, February 3, 2015

February Events Mile Bluff Medical Center - Juneau County


SUPPORT GROUPS

 AL-ANON GROUP - For more information, call 608-562-5611.

·         Mondays, 7 pm, at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

If interested in group meetings, call Arlene at 608-847-6893.

FAMILY & FRIENDS CONNECTION - Call 608-847-1838 for more information. 

This support network meets quarterly and is open to the family and friends of nursing home residents.

·Thursday, February 5, 2-3 pm at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP - For more information, call 608-847-1285.

This group offers support services to families of children with autism. 

· Tuesday, February 17, 7 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

SPECIAL EVENTS & SCREENINGS

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS - For more information, call 608-847-1845.

Screenings are held at The Bank of Mauston, Highway 82 in Mauston, from 1-3 pm.

                     ·            Wednesday, February 4

HEALTH FAIRS - Appointments are required for all tests.

-FREE blood sugar and blood pressure screenings

-Total cholesterol tests (no fasting) for $10, or lipid profile tests (12-hour fasting) for $20

-Heart disease and diabetes risk assessments

                     ·            Thursday, February 12, 7 - 11 am, Mile Bluff Medical Center - Mauston

Call 608-847-1845 for appointments.

                     ·            Thursday, February 19, 7 - 11 am, Mile Bluff - Necedah Family Medical Center

Call 608-565-2000 for appointments.

LOOK GOOD… FEEL BETTER® - For more information and to register, call 608-847-9877.

Ladies currently receiving cancer treatments at any medical facility are invited to attend this free session to learn beauty techniques to help combat appearance-related side effects of treatments.

·            Monday, February 2, 1-3 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

LOVE SONGS FOR SWEETHEARTS with Kim & Joe Corbin

For more information and to reserve your spot, call 608-847-2377. 

The public is invited to join the tenants of Terrace Heights Retirement Community as Kim and Joe Corbin sing love songs in honor of sweethearts everywhere.

·Tuesday, February 3, 2 pm at Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston

VALENTINE'S BINGO

For more information and to reserve your spot, call 608-847-2377. 

Join the tenants of Terrace Heights Retirement Community for their annual Valentine's BINGO game.

·Tuesday, February 10, 2 pm at Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

For more information and to register, call the Blood Center of Wisconsin at 1-877-232-4376.

·            Monday, February 16, 9 am - 2 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston


PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS

HAND-IN-HAND PARENTING PROGRAM - For information and to register, call 608-847-1013.  Education and support for parents during the first year of their babies’ lives – held at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

·            Monday, February 9, 4:30 pm

                   Topic – CPR & Choking

OB CLASSES - For more information and to register, call 608-847-1013.

Expecting parents will learn about prepared childbirth, feeding babies and what to expect after delivery.  The cost is $15.

Three-session programs - Classes meet for three consecutive weeks, 6:30-9:15 pm.

·            Mile Bluff - Necedah Family Medical Center: Mondays, starting February 2

·            Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston: Thursdays, starting February 5

One-day program - Class is held one full day, 8:30 am - 4 pm.

·         Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston: Saturday, February 14

BIRTHING FACILITY TOUR - For more information and to register, call 608-847-1013.

Groups meet at 6 pm in the lobby at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.

·         Thursday, February 12

 WINTER WALKING

Don’t let the cold weather keep you from exercising this winter. On school days, many area schools are open so the public can walk indoors. Call 608-847-1845 for specific locations and times

Free, discounted health screenings at Mile Bluff – Necedah Family Medical Center - Juneau County

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease and diabetes can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add a few more years to your life.

If you would like to learn some steps you can take to better control your wellness, be sure to attend the upcoming health fair at Mile Bluff – Necedah Family Medical Center.  The event will be held on Thursday, February 19 from 7 to 11 am.

Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes and heart disease with Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.

If you would like to have a total cholesterol test performed with no fasting required, you may do so for $10. You also have the option to have a lipid profile worked up for only $20; this test requires 12 hours of fasting.

Once your tests are completed, Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals will review your results with you, and will provide tips on how to reduce your risks for developing diabetes and heart disease. If areas of concern are found through these screenings, resources will be provided to help you with your needs, and all results will be sent to your primary care provider.

Insurance is not needed to take advantage of the benefits these health screenings have to offer. The information you receive from these tests, along with the educational tools you will be given, are important steps in positively impacting your health.  Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-565-2000 to reserve your spot today!

Affordable Care Act Informational Sessions - Clark County


Support group being held at Mile Bluff to help those affected by autism - Juneau County

Autism is defined as ‘a complex, developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life, and impacts a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.’  It is considered a spectrum disorder, meaning that it affects individuals in different ways and to varying degrees.  With the prevalence of autism in the United States, healthcare organizations are stepping up to offer support to families of children living with the disorder.

On Tuesday, February 17, Reverend Jeff Fairchild will lead a support group designed to assist families of children who live with autism.  The meeting will take place at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, beginning at 7 pm.  During the meeting there will be opportunities for participants to network with others who are dealing with situations similar to theirs, and discussion time to learn from others about recognizing and preparing for challenges that may arise.

Attend the upcoming autism support group at Mile Bluff Medical Center on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 pm, and learn what you can do to help that special child in your life.   For more information, call 608-847-1285.

2015 Managing Your Money Classes - Taylor County UW-Extension

2015 Managing Your Money
  • Develop your personal spending plan.
  • Learn how to keep track of your spending.
PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED: 715-748-3327, ext 3 or ext 9
Each class meets once a week for 3 weeks.

  • Wednesdays, January 21 28, February 4: 1- 3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, May 20, 27, June 3: 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, September 23, 30, October 7: 1-3 p.m.  6-8 p.m.
CLASSES ARE FREE!
All classes are held at the County/USDA Ag Service Center, 925 Donald St in Medford.

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.