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hidden valleys events
7/17/2018
Date Night
Join us every Tuesday night for "Date Night"! Bring your honey, best friend, or a new date. Enjoy ou... (more info)

7/17/2018
Evening Trap Shooting
25 birds for $3. Open to the public. Memorial Day-Labor Day. Fore more information call 608.732.4824... (more info)

7/17/2018
Squeezebox Night
Accordion jam. For details call 608.325.3461.... (more info)

7/17/2018
Bingo Night
Refreshments will be for sale. BINGO will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. Bingo supplie... (more info)

7/17/2018
Music in the Park
Presented by Belleville Public Library & Belleville Area Cultural Foundation.... (more info)



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


If you have ever visited a dairy farm, met an Emu, tasted a squeaky-fresh cheese curd still warm from the vat, got lost in a corn maze, or picked your own strawberries under the same summer sun that sweetened them then you've been involved in ag-tourism! With Agriculture and Tourism among the top revenue generators in Wisconsin, combining the two into "Ag-Tourism" makes good business sense and offers unlimited potential for growth.
www.wiagtourism.com


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Hidden Valleys of SW Wisconsin

April
1 Easter Egg Hunt
Sparta Nazarene Church, Sparta, WI
10:45 am - 12:30 pm
The Sparta Nazarene Church invites you to join them Easter Sunday for service. Easter Egg Hunt following the service.
connect@spartanazarene.org
www.spartanazarene.org
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4/30/2018
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Gallery Exhibit
Monroe Clinic Hospital, Monroe, WI
Presented by Monroe Arts Center. There's More To Art Than Meets the Eye. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
3 Election Day Pasty and Chicken "N" Biscuit Supper
United Methodist Church, 1610 19th Street, Hazel Green, WI
4 pm - 7 pm
Menu includes pasty or chicken "n" biscuit, coleslaw, baked beans, salads & cake. For more information call 608.854.2742.
3 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 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
4 Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit
Sparta Library , Sparta, WI
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Taking Care of You is a 4-week program that offers practical strategies to help people manage stress. To register, please call the UW Extension office at 608.269.8722. Space is limited.
k.henderson@wrlsweb.org
4 Spaghetti Supper
St. Patrick's Parish, Benton, WI
4:30 - 7 pm
For more information call 608.759.2131.
4 Bingo at the VFW
VFW Post 2112, 121 Rusk Ave, Sparta, WI
4 pm - 6 pm
Bingo at the VFW on Perch Lake. Public welcome. For more information call 608.269.2278.
5 Play Pfeffer
VFW Post 2112, 121 Rusk Ave, Sparta, WI
1 pm - 3 pm
Pfeffer is a Midwestern American card game. In a standard four player game, it involves 24 cards, the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, and 9 of each suit. Public welcome. For more information call 608.269.2278.
5 Best of the Region
The Barn Restaurant, Prairie du Chien , WI
5 - 8 pm
Showcasing the finest in culinary creations, wines, brews, locally grown foods, art, music and more, admission charged. Sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 608.326.8555.
5 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
5 VIVA Gallery's 1st Thursday Artist Reception
217 South Main St, Viroqua, WI
5 - 7 pm
The artistic offerings at VIVA Gallery are growing, as the cooperative adds new artists to its membership and thus an expanded range of beautiful, locally-created artworks. For more information call 608.637.6918. Dinner to follow - 7 pm @ The Rooted Spoon. Email rootedspoon@gmail.com or call 608.632.2120 to make reservations.
info@vivagallery.net
www.vivagallery.net
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4/7/2018
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Quilt the Day Away
Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI
9 am - 4 pm
Largest quilting event in the Tri-state area. For more information call 608.326.7207.
6 Lafayette County Races
Lafayette County Speedway, Darlington, WI
Friday evenings. Lafayette County Speedway is the three-eighths mile clay dirt track. Featuring at least five classes and special events each Friday night through August. The speedway also offers a family pass. For more information call 608.331.7804.
www.lafayettecountyspeedwaywi.com
7 WILD Arts
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Necedah, WI
9 am - 4 pm
Artist of the Month reception free event. Refreshments by Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Center. For more information call 608.565.2551.
www.ws.gov/refuge/necedah
7 Spring Craft Show
New Lisbon Schools, 500 S Forest St, New Lisbon, WI
9 am - 2 pm
Sponsored by the New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce. Homemade, handmade and vendors. Food for sale. For details call 608.562.3555.
www.newlisbonchamber.com
7 Potosi Brewing Company Annual Banquet
Holiday Gardens Event Center, Potosi, WI
5 pm - 9 pm
Dinner & auction. For more information call 608.763.4002 ext 109.
www.potosibrewery.com
7 Las Vegas Night
American Legion, Sparta, WI
6 pm - 10 pm
Freedom Honor Flight Casino Night. Come for a night of fun, fellowship, and most of all- fundraising to send area Veterans on a once in a lifetime seat with the Freedom Honor Flight! Tickets get you in the door and to a table. Earn tickets for Wingspan and prizes! Just a bunch of our great community members having a fun night! $20 admission. For more information call 608.269.4411.
www.spartalegion.com
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4/8/2018
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Home & Business Expo
SLICE Arena, 1632 4th Ave W, Monroe, WI
Showcase of local businesses & organizations. For more information call 608.325.7648.
www.monroechamber.org
7 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
7 Greg Herriges
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
With a background in progressive rock and finger style guitar, Greg studied traditional world music and plays an eclectic mix of original and traditional "whirled" music on guitar, voice and bouzouki. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
8 Pancake Breakfast
Argyle WI
Hosted by Argyle/Adams Fire Department. For more information call 608.543.3525.
8 FFA Consignment Auction
Argyle Public School, Argyle WI
For more information call 608.543.3318.
8 Omelet Breakfast
American Legion, 1116 Angelo Drive, Sparta, WI
8 am - 11 am
Come on out for a fabulous breakfast and help fund our Sparta American Legion Auxiliary Programs. You will leave full - so bring your friends. For more information call 608.269.4411.
www.spartalegion.com
10 Date Night
The Cotter Pin, 20671 Hwy 27, Sparta, WI
5 pm - 8 pm
Join us every Tuesday night for our new "Date Night"! Bring your honey, best friend, or a new date. Enjoy our new appetizers, two drinks of your choice: including wines, sangrias, craft beer, or mixed drinks. And to top it off - dessert! $30. For more information call 608.487.8118.
www.facebook.com/thecotterpinllc
11 Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Taking Care of You is a 4-week program that offers practical strategies to help people manage stress. This series is being offered through the UW Extension. To register, please call the UW Extension office at 608.269.8722. Space is limited.
k.henderson@wrlsweb.org
www.spartalibrary.org
12 Play Pfeffer
VFW Post 2112, 121 Rusk Ave, Sparta, WI
1 pm - 3 pm
Pfeffer is a Midwestern American card game. In a standard four player game, it involves 24 cards, the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, and 9 of each suit. Public welcome. For more information call 608.269.2278.
12 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
13 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
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4/30/2018
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Scherenschitte - A Swiss Folk Art
Monroe Arts Center, 1315-11th St, Monroe, WI
Scissor paper cuttings by Elda & Linda Schiesser. Gallery hours Tues-Sat 10 am to 5 pm. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
13 Lafayette County Races
Lafayette County Speedway, Darlington, WI
Friday evenings. Lafayette County Speedway is the three-eighths mile clay dirt track. Featuring at least five classes and special events each Friday night through August. The speedway also offers a family pass. For more information call 608.331.7804.
www.lafayettecountyspeedwaywi.com
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4/30/2018
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WI Regional Arts
Monroe Arts Center, 1315-11th St, Monroe, WI
Gallery hours Tues-Sat 10 am to 5 pm. Exhibit & Contest. Non-professional artists in all media. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
14 Spring Photography Workshop
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Hwy 21, Necedah, WI
10 am - 11 am
Free Event. Meet at the Visitor Center. For details call 608.565.2551.
www.fws.gov/refuge/necedah
14 Indoor Flea Market
Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI
9 am - 4 pm
Over 40 vendors display their wares. For more information call 608.326.7207.
14 Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen
Villa Louis, 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI
Tour included. Reservations required for adults to step into a working Victorian kitchen. This hands on cooking workshop takes participants on a culinary tour of the late 1900's. For more information call 608.326.2721.
www.villalouis.org
14 Annual Craft/Vendor Show
American Legion, 1116 Angelo Rd, Sparta, WI
9 am - 3 pm
For more information call Susan 608.343.7069.
shall@uwlax.edu
14 Lego Club
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
12 pm - 1 pm
Come build and play, then we will display your creations at the library until the next Lego Club. Legos provided. Open to children Pre-K through 6th grade. For more information call 608.269.2010.
a.schreiber@wrlsweb.org
www.spartalibrary.org
14 Angels Among Us
SLICE Arena, 1632 4th Ave W, Monroe, WI
5K run & walk. For more information call 608.293.2418.
www.jacobsswag.org
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4/15/2018
15
Spring Shearing Day
Rainbow Fleece Farm, W7181 Hustad Valley Rd, New Glarus, WI
For more information call 608.527.5311.
www.rainbowfleecefarm.com
14 Potluck & Barn Dance
Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI
6 pm - 10 pm
Traditional American squares, big circles, and contras to live string band music. Dances are taught. For more information call 608.924.4000.
www.folklorevillage.org
14 VFW Steak Feed
Benton, WI
4:30 pm - 7 pm
Held at VFW Hall.
14 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
14 Ladies Spring Fling Luncheon
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hustler, WI
12 - 12:30 pm
Music, basket raffles and guest speaker Simply J.P. Cost $8. Please call 608.547.2222.
14 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
16 Big Paper Art
Sparta Library, Sparta, WI
6 - 7 pm
Stop by the library to make art on giant paper! Finished art will go up in the Teen Room. All materials provided. Open to grades 6 - 12. For more information contact Aimee Schreiber 608.269.2010.
a.schreiber@wrlsweb.org
www.spartalibrary.org
17 Squeezebox Night
Turner Hall, 1217-17th Ave, Monroe, WI
6 pm
Accordion jam. For details call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
17 Bingo Night
City Hall Community Room, New Lisbon, WI
5:30 pm
Refreshments will be for sale. BINGO will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. For more information call 608.562.3555.
nlchamber@mwt.net
www.newlisbonchamber.com
17 Lions Club Bingo
Community Hall, Cashton, WI
For more information call 608.654.7828.
17 Date Night
The Cotter Pin, 20671 Hwy 27, Sparta, WI
5 pm - 8 pm
Join us every Tuesday night for our new "Date Night"! Bring your honey, best friend, or a new date. Enjoy our new appetizers, two drinks of your choice: including wines, sangrias, craft beer, or mixed drinks. And to top it off - dessert! $30. For more information call 608.487.8118.
www.facebook.com/thecotterpinllc
18 Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Taking Care of You is a 4-week program that offers practical strategies to help people manage stress. To register, please call the UW Extension office at 608.269.8722. Space is limited.
k.henderson@wrlsweb.org
www.spartalibrary.org
18 Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit
Sparta Library , Sparta, WI
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Taking Care of You is a 4-week program that offers practical strategies to help people manage stress. To register, please call the UW Extension office at 608.269.8722. Space is limited.
k.henderson@wrlsweb.org
18 Six Guitars
Monroe Arts Center, 1315-11th St, Monroe, WI
7:30 pm
Starring Chase Padgett. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
18 Live Acoustic Music
Cork & Barrel, 124 N. Water Street, Sparta, WI
7 pm - 9 pm
Stacy Hanson will be performing. For details call 608.487.9950.
corkandbarrelsparta@gmail.com
www.corkandbarrelsparta.com
19 Play Pfeffer
VFW Post 2112, 121 Rusk Ave, Sparta, WI
1 pm - 3 pm
Pfeffer is a Midwestern American card game. In a standard four player game, it involves 24 cards, the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, and 9 of each suit. Public welcome. For more information call 608.269.2278.
19 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
19 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
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4/21/2018
21
Brueggen Bash Polka Fest
Community Hall, Cashton, WI
For more information call 608.654.7828.
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4/22/2018
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English Country Dance & Music Weekend
Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI
Dance and music workshops, concert, and an evening Ball. Pre-registration required. For more information call 608.924.4000.
www.folklorevillage.org
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4/21/2018
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Spring Open Houses
Tomah, WI
Stores around town hold their spring open houses! There are numerous and unique specialty stores throughout town, take a peek and see what's new for Spring! There are specials and door prizes in each store. For more information call 608.372.2166.
20 Lafayette County Races
Lafayette County Speedway, Darlington, WI
Friday evenings. Lafayette County Speedway is the three-eighths mile clay dirt track. Featuring at least five classes and special events each Friday night through August. The speedway also offers a family pass. For more information call 608.331.7804.
www.lafayettecountyspeedwaywi.com
20 Quest
Sparta Boys & Girls Club , Sparta, WI
6:30 pm - 8 pm
We invite you on an 18 week Quest. We will deepen our intimacy with God and build intimate relationships with our sisters in Christ as we ask, discuss, and ponder questions of faith.
connect@spartanazarene.org
21 Grilled Steak Dinner
VFW Hall, Camp Douglas, WI
4 pm - 8 pm
Every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary. $10/plate. For more information call 608.427.3355.
vfw10911@yahoo.com
21 Spring Fling Craft & Gift Show
Olson Middle School, Grayside Ave, Mauston, WI
9 am - 2 pm
More than 60 vendors. For more information call 608.847.4142.
www.mauston.com/chamber
21 VFW Steak Fry
DeSoto Community Center, DeSoto, WI
4:30 - 8 pm
Hosted by VFW Post 8123. To order a meal call 608.648.2127.
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4/22/2018
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Spring Fling Weekend
Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA
10 am - 5 pm
Pick a flower for discounts up to 50% off. Sample some award winning wines. Open daily. For more information call 563.873.1905.
www.eagleslandingwinery.com
21 Kalberwurst Supper
Zwingli Church, 416 E Lake Ave, Monticello, WI
4 - 8 pm
For more information check out facebook.com/zwingliuccmonticello
21 Pawlapalooza
Country Club, Monroe, WI
Fund raiser for Green County Humane Society. For more information call 608.325.9600.
www.greencountyhumane.org
21 A Very Sugar River Earth Day
Albany, WI
Vendors, kid-friendly activities, plant give-away, information booths. Hosted by Albany Community 1st & Albertson Memorial Library.
21 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
21 Foraging the Forest
Bloody Run Park, McGregor, IA
10 am
Come join us to learn what you can and shouldn't eat! For more information contact the McGregor~Marquette Chamber of Commerce ~ 563.873.2186 or 800.896.0910.
www.mcgreg-marq.org
21 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
21 Jud Swenson
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Solo guitar and voice. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
21 Lung Bustin' Justin 5K Trail Race
Justin Trails Resort, 7452 Kathryn Avenue, Sparta, WI
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Registration is $15 payable on race day. Join us for outdoor fun on our organic farm with our challenging 5K terrain with 250 feet of elevation change. All trails are grassy. Event will be held regardless of weather conditions. Event Schedule:
7:30 - 8:45 - Check-in.
8:45 - Participants meeting.
9:00 - 5k Lung Bustin' Justin Trail Race.

Book your overnight stay online to enjoy a getaway at Justin Trails Resort before or after the race. Soothe your muscles with a relaxing soak in a Whirlpool Tub. Breakfast is included. Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Ecumenical Food Pantry which serves 100+ families per month. For questions call Justin Trails Resort 608.269.4522.
donna@justintrails.com
www.justintrails.com
21 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop
Urban Nest & Lizzy's Boutique, 515 W. Wisconsin St, Sparta, WI
9 am - 12 pm
This workshop covers the basics of The Annie Sloan Method. We teach you the process to complete a project. It requires you to bring a small piece of furniture that you can carry in and fit in a 3x3 ft. space. i.e. chair, footstool, small side table, picture frame. Please bring your piece clean and ready to paint. All paint, wax and brushes will be provided. You will receive a gift bag filled with items to begin your next project and enjoy our coffee bar and snacks, while expressing your creative style with paint. Cost $98. Pre-registration of payment is needed to secure your time of fun. Stop in the shop or call to reserve your spot today at 608.487.9445!
21 The Amazing Grace Race
Sparta Barney Center Gym , Sparta, WI
10:30 am - 6 pm
A Challenging race around Monroe County full of fun and adventure. Based on the hit TV show "The Amazing Race." Each team must fundraise $300.00 for Sojourners to participate.
sojournersoffice09@gmail.com
21 AUSA 8-Pin Tap Bowling Event
Strike Zone & Pizones, 210 North Superior Ave, Tomah, WI
12 pm - 9 pm
$60/Team of 4. Three sessions. Open to the public. The MG Robert B. McCoy chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is holding our annual fundraising event. AUSA is a national non-profit organization that supports our soldiers, their families, and the communities where they serve and live. Proceeds from this fundraising event support our scholarship program as well as local organizations. Our scholarship fund is established in memory of PFC Anthony Gaunky, a Sparta High School graduate who was killed in Iraq. Our chapter makes donations to local organizations that provide needed assistance to soldiers and veterans including USO, Trinity Equestrian Center, and Red Cross. We also present awards to distinguished graduates of professional training at Ft. McCoy. Many Ft. McCoy soldiers and community supporters will participate in our bowling tournament fundraiser. Many raffles and prizes!
mccoyausa@gmail.com
22 Madison Youth Choirs
Monroe Arts Center, 1315-11th St, Monroe, WI
2 pm
Youth performance of high-quality & diverse choral literature. For more information call 608.325.5700.
www.monroeartscenter.com
22 Chicken Shoot
Argyle Rod & Gun Club, Argyle, WI
9 am - 4 pm
For details call 608.543.3986.
24 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
24 Date Night
The Cotter Pin, 20671 Hwy 27, Sparta, WI
5 pm - 8 pm
Join us every Tuesday night for our new "Date Night"! Bring your honey, best friend, or a new date. Enjoy our new appetizers, two drinks of your choice: including wines, sangrias, craft beer, or mixed drinks. And to top it off - dessert! $30. For more information call 608.487.8118.
www.facebook.com/thecotterpinllc
25 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
25 Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Taking Care of You is a 4-week program that offers practical strategies to help people manage stress. To register, please call the UW Extension office at 608.269.8722. Space is limited.
k.henderson@wrlsweb.org
www.spartalibrary.org
25 St. Joseph's Salad Luncheon
Hillsboro Community Center, 203 Mill Street, Hillsboro, WI
Salad luncheon fundraiser. For more information call 608.489.8259.
25 Midday Masterworks Mini-Recital
St Victor Church, 1760-14th St, Monroe, WI
5:15 pm
Featuring Deborah Krauss Smith, organist.
www.coldspringsroad.com/middaymasterworks
25 Midday Masterworks Mini-Recital
United Methodist Church, 2227-4th St, Monroe, WI
12:15 pm
Featuring Deborah Krauss Smith, organist.
www.coldspringsroad.com/middaymasterworks
26 Play Pfeffer
VFW Post 2112, 121 Rusk Ave, Sparta, WI
1 pm - 3 pm
Pfeffer is a Midwestern American card game. In a standard four player game, it involves 24 cards, the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, and 9 of each suit. Public welcome. For more information call 608.269.2278.
26 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
26 Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event
Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level, Camp Douglas, WI
5:30 pm - 8 pm
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
26 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
26 Spring Fling
uRban neSt & Lizzy's Boutique, 515 W. Wisconsin St, Sparta, WI
5 pm - 7 pm
Create your own masterpiece from our tulip garden. Get carried away at the candy buffet along with Franklin coffee. Love the look - live fashion show. Decorating ideas for spring. Gift certificate give a-ways. For more information call 608.487.9445.
27 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
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4/28/2018
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Spring Open Houses
Tomah, WI
Stores around town hold their spring open houses! There are numerous and unique specialty stores throughout town, take a peek and see what's new for Spring! There are specials and door prizes in each store. For more information call 608.372.2166.
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4/28/2018
28
Village Wide Garage Sales
Mount Horeb, WI
Over 100 published garage sales in and around the Mount Horeb area. Held annually the last Friday and Saturday in April. Residents choose the dates and hours of their sales; some sales begin as early as Wednesday. Watch for the official program/map available at Miller & Son Supermarket and area convenience stores. For more information call 608.437.5914.
www.trollway.com
27 Lafayette County Races
Lafayette County Speedway, Darlington, WI
Friday evenings. Lafayette County Speedway is the three-eighths mile clay dirt track. Featuring at least five classes and special events each Friday night through August. The speedway also offers a family pass. For more information call 608.331.7804.
www.lafayettecountyspeedwaywi.com
28 Spring Fish Boil
Congregational United Church, Brodhead, WI
4:30 pm - 7 pm
For more information call 608.897.2917.
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4/29/2018
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150th Anniversary
Turner Hall, 1217-17th Ave, Monroe, WI
For more information call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
28 Sparta Full Moon Bicycle Rides
Chamber Depot, 111 Milwaukee St, Sparta, WI
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Enjoy the biking season with a guided ride on the Elroy-Sparta Trail. Be sure to bring your bike light and bike helmet. We'll head west to the intersection at Icebox Road where we'll meet up with the area astronomy club. They'll have telescopes available for viewing the moon and the night sky, and club members will share their insights. We'll also enjoy some refreshments before heading back to the Depot. Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Thanks to the Deke Slayton Space and Bike Museum and the Astronomy Club for sponsoring this ride. To let us know you plan to join the fun, call the Chamber Office during regular business hours 608.269.4123.
info@bikesparta.com
www.bikesparta.org
28 Benton City Wide Garage Sales
Benton, WI
8 am - 4 pm
Annual city wide garage sales throughout the community.
28 Darlington City Wide Garage Sales
Darlington, WI
8 am - 4 pm
City wide garages sales, bake sales and more. Maps Available.
28 Spring Storytime
Sparta Free Library,124 W. Main St, Sparta, WI
10:30 - 11 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Storytime is designed for young children and their caregivers.
www.spartalibrary.org
28 Carve In 2 at the Bekkum
Westby Commulnity Room, 206 N. Main St, Westby, WI
1 - 4 pm
Bekkum Memorial Library sponsors this second annual event. Come carve awhile, share and show your art, craft and hobby of woodcarving. Free admission. Donations accepted. For more information call John at 608.634.4396 or Bekkum Memorial Library at 608.634.4419.
lbarnfarms@gmail.com or bekkum@wrlsweb.org
28 Kickapoo Coffee's Coffee Tasting & Roastery Tour
Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main St, Viroqua, WI
10 am - 12 pm
Interested in learning more about what Kickapoo Coffee does and why they do it? Thirsty to try more of their coffees? Just looking to expand your general coffee knowledge? Kickapoo Coffee holds a monthly cupping on the last Saturday of every month at their roaster (parking in back). This tour of their facilities and coffee tasting is free and open to the public. Call 608.637.2022 with any questions you might have.
info@kickapoocoffee.com
www.kickapoocoffee.com
28 Dale Glaudell
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Playing solo can sometimes mean background music only, and he can do that of course. But Dale revels in center-of-attention-ist music where the audience gets to participate, ruminate, dedicate and appreciate right along with our host. Along with great songs, come tales from the road, anecdotes, music trivia and bad jokes (he says NO to balloon animals). Hard to believe that such a polite, introverted guy can turn it on like that. Yet once he's behind the guitar, anything can happen. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
29 Chicken Shoot
Argyle Rod & Gun Club, Argyle, WI
9 am - 4 pm
For details call 608.543.3986
29 Herbal Workshop: Spring Ephemerals
Justin Trails Resort, 7452 Kathryn Avenue, Sparta, WI
10: am - 3 pm
Join herbalist Amy Shea for a day exploring Wisconsin's lovely spring ephemeral plants. Cost $75. In the Morning
We will identify and focus our attention on three Spring Ephemerals: ~Wisconsin's state flower, the wood violet (Viola sororia) ~Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) ~Trilium (Trillium grandiflorum).

We will talk about:
~Plant characteristics and habitat preferences
~Each plant's medicinal properties
~Practical use history and modern day research findings
~Contraindications, possible side effects, and cautionary information
~Most common applications for use
~Any herbal folklore and plant spirit wisdom
~We will take time to sit and connect with each of these plants.

We will break for a nourishing lunch prepared for us on site by Donna Justin. Followed by discussion on making herbal teas also called tisanes, the difference between an herbal tea, an herbal infusion and an decoction. You will have the opportunity to blend your own, which you will get to keep. All materials and lunch are included in this class For questions call 608.269.4522.
dawn@justintrails.com
www.justintrails.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