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Calendar: Dec. 8, 2008
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Monday, December 8

Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. John's Church, 1724 14th St., Monroe.

Black Hawk Middle School Music Department, Christmas program, 7:30 p.m., Gratiot gymnasium.

Historic Monroe, 1 p.m. meeting, Green County Welcome Center, Monroe.

Monroe Bible Church, Celebrate Recovery, 7 to 9 p.m., lower level of Monroe Bible Church.

Monticello Elementary School, music concert, 7 p.m., Monticello school.

Tuesday, December 9

Albertson Memorial Library, adult book discussion group discussion of "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig, 7 p.m., holiday dinner meeting - call library for location, 862-3491.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Church, 506 12th Ave., Fellowship Hall, New Glarus.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Congregational United Church of Christ, E 201 23rd St., Brodhead.

Al-Anon Serenity Group, meeting, 7:30 p.m., Monticello Room, third floor, at Monroe Clinic Hospital.

Amcore Bank Ambassador Club, 6:30 p.m., Christmas program, 6:30 p.m., Amcore Bank community room. RSVP 328-5180.

Green County Barbershop Chorus, rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Monroe.

Monroe Clinic Diabetes Support Group, holiday party, 7 to 8:30 p.m., clinic building, main campus, lower level, Monroe.

Monroe Noon Optimist Club, noon, Turner Hall, Monroe.

StateLine Women's Connection and Stonecroft Ministries, holiday highlights, noon, Peppercorn Banquets at Ludlow Mansion, 1421 Mansion Dr., Monroe. Information: 966-3535 or 325-2482; transportation: 325-5788.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 11 to 11:15 a.m., meeting 11:15 a.m. to noon, St. Clare Friedensheim Assisted Living, 2003 4th St., Monroe. Information: (608) 325-9223.

Wednesday, December 10

Accelerated Genetics, county division meeting and producer appreciation meal for cooperative members in Green, Stephenson, Jo Daviess and McHenry counties, 11:45 a.m., Turner Hall, Monroe.

Albany United Methodist Church, chili supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Albany United Methodist Church. Information: 862-3206.

Albertson Memorial Library, preschool story time, 9:30 a.m., Albany.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Monroe location changes weekly. Call (608) 325-5527 for meeting location (Big Book and discussion).

Argyle Community blood drive, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Argyle High School cafetorium, Albany.

Lida Ludlow Reading Club, Jean Tullett will review "A Family Christmas" edited by Caroline Kennedy, 12:30 p.m., Heritage House, Monroe.

Monroe Theatre Guild, capital campaign meeting, 6 p.m.; brainstorming session for the formation of the STAGE Right Youth Theatre Company, 7 p.m.; STAGE building, Monroe.

Navigating the Digestive Tract: Simple Steps to Colon Health discussion, 6 p.m., Monroe Clinic's Founders Hall (lower level of clinic building), Monroe.

Thursday, December 11

Alcoholics Anonymous, early bird meeting, 10 a.m. Crossroads Community Church, 2003 10th St., Monroe.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Big Book, 7 p.m., Congregational United Church of Christ, E 201 23rd St., Brodhead.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Big Book, 7 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 326 W. Pearl, Belleville.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, 1724 14th St., Monroe.

Christmas in the Country (outdoors) and visit with Santa, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2907 Richland Road, Freeport. Information: (815) 563-4297.

Jane Addams Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, regular meeting and dinner, Jackson Street entrance of First Lutheran Church, 303 S. Galena Ave., Freeport. Information:(815) 233-4551.

Monroe Clinic, free walk in community screenings, health risk assessments and educational information, 9 a.m. to noon, Wal-Mart in Monroe. Information: 324-1312.

Monroe Public Library, picture book stories for ages 3 to 6, 10 a.m., 925 16th Ave., Monroe. Information: 328-7010.

Monroe Sons of Norway, Ostestaden Lodge, Christmas potluck and meeting, dinner at 6:30 p.m., former Resurrection Lutheran church building north of the Ludlow Mansion, Monroe.