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Community Calendar: April 11, 2013
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Thursday, April 11

Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., United Methodist Church, 2227 4th St., Monroe.

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

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

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

Celebrate Recovery, 12-step Christ-centered recovery program, 6:30 p.m., Grace Church, 416 2nd St., New Glarus. All hurts, habits and hang ups; everyone welcome. Info: 608-527-5664.

Stories and more, 10 a.m., Robots, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe.

Monroe Sons of Norway Lodge meeting, former Resurrection Lutheran Church building north of the YMCA. Coffee at 6:30 p.m., program to follow at 7 p.m. Topic: two AFS International exchange students will speak on their home countries, Italy and Tajikistan, and their impressions of the U.S. Short film on Scandinavia highlighting Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Monroe Morning Optimist Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Swiss Alps restaurant, 804 4th Ave. West, Monroe. Guest speaker: Chad Shelton on his trip to Japan and working with youth.

Friday, April 12

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Zwingli UCC, 416 E. Lake Ave., Monticello.

Zilmer-Riley American Legion Unit No. 84 Friday night fish fry with Swiss steak, serving 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1627 12th Ave., Monroe.

Senior Citizen Prom, hosted by Brodhead High School Student Council, 5:30 to 8 p.m., high school. Free, open to all senior citizens in the area. Info: contact Teri LaBorde at 608-897-2155.

Preschool story time, clowns and the circus, 9:30 a.m., Albertson Memorial Library, 200 N. Water St., Albany. Info: 608-862-3491.

Black Hawk Track Rehabilitation bake sale, from 8:20 a.m. until items are gone, Woodford State Bank, 403 W. 8th St., Monroe.

Saturday, April 13,

Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., 1623 22 1/2 Ave., Monroe.

Pleasant View Nursing Home Bowling Tournament Fundraiser, 2 to 5 p.m., Leisure Lanes Bowling Alley, 2308 6th Ave., Monroe. Pre-registration is preferred, walk-ins welcomed. Sign-up or info: or at 608-325-2171 ext. 232.

"Dancing and Romancing" fundraiser, hosted by the Sexual Assault Recovery Program, 7 p.m. until midnight, Peppercorn Banquets, 1421 Mansion Drive, Monroe. Prices: $30 per person or $55 per couple. Tickets: 608-290-8777, email or the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, 1505 9th St.; The Harvest Moon, Brodhead; and New Glarus Hometown Pharmacy. Proceeds benefit the Sexual Assault Recovery Program Art Therapy Services in Green County.

Brat fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., American Legion #84, 1627 12th Ave., Monroe. Menu: brats, spicy sausage and ribeyes. Drive-thru available. Proceeds to support vets and troops still serving.

Sunday, April 14

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Monroe Clinic Hospital, 515 22nd Ave., Monroe.

Ivan Tait meeting, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Father's House Church, 216 W. Mason St., Lena. Topic: Building orphanages in Guatemala and Kenya. Free event, free-will donation accepted. Info: 815-990-0367.

Bluegrass/gospel music night, 7 to 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Baldwin St., Apple River, Ill. Info: Terry or Nancy Ingram, 815-594-2592.

Green County Democrats and Progressives monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Luna Maya Mexican Restaurant, 128 W. 8th St., Monroe. Guest speaker: Greg Neil from the AFL/CIO and Jeff Leverich from WEAC; discussing unions and issues related to recent changes. Short business meeting to follow. Informal social time and Dutch treat dinner, 5 to 6 p.m. Open to the pubic.

Community euchre party, sponsored by the Senior Citizens' Program for Belleville, Exeter and Montrose, 1 p.m., St. Mary's Church hall, 227 Frederick St., Belleville. Cost: $5 for lunch and cards. Prizes will be awarded.

Food drive for the Lamont Family, hosted by the Monroe United Methodist Church youth, 1 to 4 p.m., 2227 4th St., Monroe. Info: 608-325-6700.

Buffet breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Monroe American Legion, 1627 12th Ave., Monroe.