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4/26/2018
Play Pfeffer
Pfeffer is a Midwestern American card game. In a standard four player game, it involves 24 cards, th... (more info)

4/26/2018
Community Supper
Every last Thursday. Complimentary meal open to all. For more information call 608.847.7924.... (more info)

4/26/2018
Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event
Every last Thursday. Open to the public. Free presentation on starting a business/invention. For mor... (more info)

4/26/2018
Spring Storytime
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.... (more info)

4/26/2018
Spring Fling
Create your own masterpiece from our tulip garden. Get carried away at the candy buffet along with F... (more info)



The Driftless Destinations of Western Wisconsin is a motorcycling haven for those that are looking for winding roads, grand views, friendly atmospheres and incredible of country hospitality. Call 800.354.BIKE or email info@driftlessdestinations.com for your riding adventure.
driftlessdestinations.net


ITBEC-SW - The International Trade, Business and Economic Development Council provides participating counties in southwest Wisconsin with a mechanism to identify and formulate regional goals and strategies leading to improvements in tourism, economic development and exporting.
www.southwestwisconsin.net


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January
1 Purple Plunge
Dirty Turtle Restaurant, W5250 N Osprey Dr, New Lisbon, WI
11 am - 3 pm
Formerly, the Turtle Dunk. Jump into the frigid waters of Castle Rock Lake! Silent auction, basket raffle, bingo. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. For more information call 608.562.5931.
www.dirtyturtle.com
1 New Year's Day Brunch
Huckleberry's Restaurant, Prairie du Chien, WI
8 am - 1 pm
For more information call 563.873.1905.
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1/31/2018
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Gallery Exhibit
Monroe Clinic Hospital, Monroe, WI
Presented by Monroe Arts Center. Wisconsin Landscapes by Williams & Musical Abstractions by Goodspeed. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
2 En Guete Evening
Turner Hall, 1217-17th Ave, Monroe, WI
5:30 pm
Themed "dutch treat" gathering sponsored by New World Swiss Club. For more information call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
3 Wetland Explorers Nature Tots
Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, 509 U.S.18, Marquette, IA
10 - 11 am
Bring your young ones out for our wetland explorer program where we discover the wonders of nature through indoor and outdoor activities. 2-5 yrs. For more information call 563.873.3537.
www.driftlessareawetlandcentre.com
3 Friends of the Library Meeting
Hillsboro Public Library, 819 High Avenue, Hillsboro, WI
5:30 pm
For more information call 608.489.2192.
www.wrlsweb.org/hillsboro
5 Hillsboro Firemen Fish Fry
Hillsboro Community Center, 203 Mill Street, Hillsboro, WI
5 pm - 8pm
Fish fry & chicken fundraiser. For more information call 608.489.3856.
www.hillsborofire.info
6 WILD Arts
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Hwy 21, Necedah, WI
9 am - 4 pm
Free Event: Artist of the Month Reception. Refreshments by Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Center. For more information call 608.565.2551.
www.fws.gov/refuge/necedah
6 Snowshoe 5k
Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, Fort McCoy, WI
For more information call 608.388.3200.
www.mccoy.armymwr.com/us/mccoy
6 Open Skate
Sparta Youth Hockey Rink, Sparta, WI
5:30 - 7 pm
Open to the public. Fun, family friendly activity. Beginner-Advanced skater. For more information call 608.385.2290.
www.spartayouthhockey.com
6 Nath Dresser
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Essentially folk, with dashes of country, pop, and Americana tossed into the mix. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
7 Acoustic Jam
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1 pm - 3 pm
Acoustic Jam. Come to listen or play. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
9 Open Mic
Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI
7 pm - 9 pm
Perform or listen to song, dance and spoken word. MC'd, piano available. For more information call 608.924.4000.
www.folklorevillage.org
10 Bingo Night
VFW Post 2112, Sparta, WI
4 pm - 6 pm
For more information call 608.269.2278.
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1/14/2018
14
Winterfest
Chalet Landhaus Inn, New Glarus, WI
Rally for veterans, families & friends. For more information call 800.527.6838.
www.swisstown.com
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1/13/2018
13
Showcase of Talent
Monroe HS Performing Arts Center, 1600-26th St, Monroe, WI
7:30 pm
Variety Show. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
12 Story time
Hillsboro Library, 819 High Ave, Hillsboro, WI
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Children's Reading Program ages birth-preschool. For details call 608.489.2192.
www.wrlsweb.org/hillsboro
13 VFW Steak Feed
Benton, WI
4:30 pm - 7 pm
Held at VFW Hall.
13 Bluegrass Jam
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1:30 pm - 4 pm
Come to play or listen. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
13 Open Skate
Sparta Ice Rink, Sparta, WI
5:30 - 7 pm
Come skate with us!!! Ice skating is a fun activity for the whole family along with added benefits of exercise. The rink is open to the public for open skates through the winter. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skater you will enjoy skating to music at the rink. Skates available but sizes are not guaranteed. Bike helmets are recommended for young skaters. Concessions available. Price is $5.00 and includes skates! For more information call 608.269.3873.
contact@spartayouthhockey.com
www.spartayouthhockey.com
14 Omelet Breakfast
Sparta American Legion, Sparta, WI
8 - 11 am
Come on out to the Omelet Breakfast. $6.00 for a three egg omelet. Proceeds go to children & youth and veterans programs. For more information call 608.269.1390.
jeanne0611@centurytel.net
16 Lions Club Bingo
Community Hall, Cashton, WI
For more information call 608.654.7828.
16 Squeezebox Night
Turner Hall, 1217-17th Ave, Monroe, WI
6 pm
Accordion jam. For more information call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
16 Bingo Night
City Hall Community Room, 232 Pleasant Street, New Lisbon, WI
5:30 pm
Refreshments will be for sale. BINGO will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. Bingo with cash prizes, bingo supplies, snacks and beverages for sale. Family friendly.For more information call 608.562.3555.
nlchamber@mwt.net
www.newlisbonchamber.com
18 Senior Drop-In
Hillsboro Public Library, 819 High Avenue, Hillsboro, WI
6:30 pm
Interesting Local Authors/Speakers. For more information call 608.489.2192.
www.wrlsweb.org/hillsboro
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1/20/2018
20
Comedy Night
Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 - 16th Ave, Monroe, WI
7:30 pm
Stand Up Comedy Show. For details call 608.325.1111.
www.monroetheatre.com
20 Indoor Market on the Square
Masonic Temple, 1613 1/2 - 10th St., Monroe, WI
9 am - 2 pm
Farmer's Market sponsored by Main Street Monroe. For more information call 608.328.4023.
www.mainstreetmonroe.org
20 Grilled Steak Dinner
Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary, Camp Douglas, WI
4 - 8 pm
Just $10/plate every 3rd Saturday. Hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary. Email Renee with questions or call 608.427.3355.
VFW10911@yahoo.com
20 Winter Extravaganza
Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, Fort McCoy, WI
Snow Pile Dig, Slalom race, kids' obstacle course, rail jam, raffle prizes. For more information call 608.388.3200.
www.mccoy.armymwr.com/us/mccoy
20 VFW Steak Fry
DeSoto Community Center, DeSoto,WI
4:30 - 8 pm
VFW Post 8123 hosting. To order meal call 608.648.2127.
20 Bingo Night
Sparta Eagles Club, Hwy. 21, Sparta, WI
6 pm - 9 pm
4-H fundraiser: Bingo & Concessions & BBQ dinner plate. For more information call 608.269.8722.
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1/21/2018
21
Snowball Fest
Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA
10 am - 5 pm
Let the snowballs fly. Pick a snowball for discounts up to 50%. Sample warmed Mulled Award Winning Wine, Open daily. For more information call 563.873.1905.
20 Elixir
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Elixir is a two-piece musical group formed by Vicki Terpstra and Don McDougal. The music that they play can be as hard to nail down as the instruments they choose to play. Keyboard, violin, guitar, mandolin, hand percussion and more are all possibilities as they play everything from Classical to Bluegrass, New Age to Blues, Country to Celtic, Swing to Rock-N-Roll music. But at the heart of whatever they play is improvisation and experimental music as they blend notes and sounds, explore new rhythms and move through a gamut of dynamics to create something new each and every time they perform. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
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1/21/2018
21
Snowball Fest
Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA
10 am - 5 pm
This is the first event weekend of 2018 at the Winery. Pick a snowball for discounts up to 50% off. Come sample our Award Winning Warmed Mulled Wines. Free wine tasting daily. For more information call 563.873.1905.
www.eagleslandingwinery.com
20 Open Skate
Sparta Ice Rink, Sparta, WI
5:30 - 7 pm
Come skate with us!!! Ice skating is a fun activity for the whole family along with added benefits of exercise. The rink is open to the public for open skates through the winter. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skater you will enjoy skating to music at the rink. Skates available but sizes are not guaranteed. Bike helmets are recommended for young skaters. Concessions available. Price is $5.00 and includes skates! For more information call 608.269.3873.
contact@spartayouthhockey.com
www.spartayouthhockey.com
21 The Basement Band
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1 - 3 pm
The Basement Band is Michael Connors, Tim Dement, Bill Scott, Ron Poast and Bill Ronne who play "Americana" with elements of Country, Roots-Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Old Time, R& B, and Blues. You'll find them upstairs or downstairs depending on the store crowd. When downstairs you may have the chance to witness their creative musical process as band members meet and rehearse new and original material. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
24 Midday Masterworks Mini-Recital
United Methodist Church, 2227-4th St, Monroe, WI
12:15 pm
Deborah Krauss Smith, organist.
www.coldspringsroad.com/middaymasterworks
24 Midday Masterworks Mini-Recital
St Victor Church, 1760-14th St, Monroe, WI
5:15 pm
Deborah Krauss Smith, organist.
www.coldspringsroad.com/middaymasterworks
25 Community Supper
Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave, Mauston, WI
5 pm - 6:30 pm
Every last Thursday. Complimentary meal open to all. For more information call 608.847.7924.
www.sharingsupper.org
25 Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event
Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Camp Douglas, WI
5:30 pm - 8 pm
On the lower Level of Lynxx Telcom. Every last Thursday. Open to the public. Free presentation on starting a business/invention. For more information call 608.427.2070.
ie.club@juneaucounty.com
www.juneaucounty.com
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1/27/2018
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Comedy Night
Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 - 16th Ave, Monroe, WI
7:30 pm
Stand Up Comedy Show. For details call 608.325.1111.
www.monroetheatre.com
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1/31/2018
31
Selections
Monroe Arts Center, 1315-11th St, Monroe, WI
Gallery hours Tues-Sat 10 am -5 pm. Photography exhibit by Steven Agard. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
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1/31/2018
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Seasons of the Sugar River
Monroe Arts Center, 1315-11th St, Monroe, WI
Gallery hours Tues-Sat 10 am -5 pm. Mixed media-juried show featuring the Nature of Water on the Lower Sugar river Watershed. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
26 Story time
Hillsboro Library, 819 High Ave, Hillsboro, WI
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Children's Reading Program ages birth-preschool. For details call 608.489.2192.

www.wrlsweb.org/hillsboro
27 Winter Photography Workshop
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Hwy 21, Necedah, WI
10 am-11 am
Free Event. Meet at the Visitor Center. For more information call 608.565.2551.
www.fws.gov/refuge/necedah
27 Groundhog's Day Auction
Lawrence's Pub 46 E Main Street, Benton, WI
5:30 pm - 10 pm
Come join us for our annual auction, food and fun! Silent and live and auction.
27 Cardboard Classic
Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, Fort McCoy, WI
The Cardboard Classic is a competition featuring cardboard sleds. Participants build their own sleds either on or off site and race them down the tubing hill. For more information call 608.388.3200.
www.mccoy.armymwr.com/us/mccoy
27 Jane Night
Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Potluck and evening celebrating founder Jane Farwell, with dancing, games and music. For more information call 608.924.4000.
www.folklorevillage.org
27 Elise Becker
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Elise is a 29 year old singer-songwriter from Southwest Wisconsin who plays acoustic guitar and ukulele in a folk/Americana style. With a wide range of influences, she plays a lot of her own original songs as well as acoustic covers of her favorites. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
27 Open Skate
Sparta Ice Rink, Sparta, WI
5:30 - 7 pm
Come skate with us!!! Ice skating is a fun activity for the whole family along with added benefits of exercise. The rink is open to the public for open skates through the winter. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skater you will enjoy skating to music at the rink. Skates available but sizes are not guaranteed. Bike helmets are recommended for young skaters. Concessions available. Price is $5.00 and includes skates! For more information call 608.269.3873.
contact@spartayouthhockey.com
www.spartayouthhockey.com
28 Chicken Shoot
Argyle Rod & Gun Club, Argyle, WI
9 am - 4 pm
For more information call 608.543.3986.
28 Fisheree-Chickeree
Lake Montesian, Monticello, WI
Fishing contest & chicken BBQ.
www.monticello-wi.com
30 Community Supper
New Lisbon Community Center, New Lisbon, WI
4:30 pm - 6 pm
Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. For more information call 608.562.3555.
nlchambr@mwt.net
www.newlisbonchamber.com
31 Around the Corner Premier
Historic Temple Theatre , 116 Main St, Viroqua, WI
5 pm
Join in the fun as we celebrate the release of the Viroqua episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern. The show now appears nationally and will be broadcast on February 8. Light appetizers and sweet treats! This event is free and open to the public. John McGivern and his crew will be joining us! For more information call 608.606.2340.
www.historictempletheatre.com
31 Community Supper
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave, Elroy, WI
4:30 pm - 6 pm
Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. For more information call 608.462.5953.
www.elroywi.com



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Here are just a few activities and attractions to enjoy in the Hidden Valleys Area:
Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Eagles, Bird watching, Fishing, Canoeing, Shopping, Meetings/conventions, Rails to trails, Birding, Mississippi River, River Boats, Museums, River Tours, Southwest Wisconsin, Star Spangled Celebration, Center Color Fiesta, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center, WI HS Rodeo Finals, Country Living Showcase, UW-Richland, Red Door Gallery, Pine River, Rockbridge, Lone Rock, Viola, Horse & Colt Show, Country in the Country, Sugar River, Green County Cheese, New Glarus, America's Little Switzerland, Cheese Days, Cheese Country Trail, Limburger, Monroe, Badger State Trail, Yodel, Alphorn, Mississippi River, Mississippi River Cruises, Grandad Bluff, Riverboat, Historic Downtown, Great River Road, Oktoberfest, Riverfest, City Brewery, Holiday Lights, Jazz Fest, Irishfest, Deke Slayton Airfest, Sunfish Days, Paddlewheel boat, Wild West Days, Czesky Den, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Kickapoo River, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Vernon County, Elroy Sparta Bike Trail