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Community Calendar: Dec. 3, 2015
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Thursday, December 3

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.

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Monroe Bible Church, lower level room 102, 2613 8th Ave., Monroe. Use the west entrance (lower level).

Juda Community Potluck dinner, noon, Juda Community Center. Potluck luncheon, cards and dominos. Age 55 and older are welcome.

Morning Optimist Club, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Monroe Country Club, 2205 21st St., Monroe. Speaker: John Winters, topic: How do you eat an elephant?

Words + Wonder, ages 3-6 with a caregiver, 10 a.m., Monroe Public Library. All siblings welcome.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) and VolunTEENS, grades 6-12, 3:30 p.m., second floor program room, Monroe Public Library.

Family Fun Night, 5 p.m., Monroe Public Library.

Meet the Artists, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Monroe. Members of the Driftless Area Artists will be in stores on the square to display and demonstrate their art and chat with visitors. Free and open to the public.

Monroe American Legion Auxiliary and Post Members No. 84, Christmas Potluck, 6 p.m., 1627 12th Ave., Monroe.

Friday, December 4

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

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

14th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, 6 p.m., downtown Monroe. Organize before 6 p.m. at the north side of Monroe Middle School and the Monroe school district parking lot. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Wisconsin Bank & Trust; crafts, hot chocolate, treats and photos with Santa.

Monroe Clinic Volunteers Christmas Festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monroe Clinic Founder's Hall, lower level, 515 22nd Ave., Monroe. Lunch, pastries, gift baskets and items, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. Annual fundraiser; open to the public. For more information, call 608-324-1569.

Pleasant View Holiday Craft and Bake Sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pleasant View Nursing Home multipurpose room, N3150 Wisconsin 11, Monroe. Items available for purchase will include baked goods, unique gift baskets, candies, dips and soup mixes, and other items.

Brodhead Fire and Ice Lighted Parade, 7 p.m., downtown Brodhead. Info: Fire and Ice Festival Committee at 608-931-9484.

Preschool Story Time, 10:15 a.m., New Glarus Public Library, 319 2nd St., New Glarus.

Bake sale, sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 2312 of Monroe, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Woodford State Bank, 403 W. 8th St., Monroe. All proceeds benefit veterans and their families.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry, 4 to 5 p.m., lower level of Town Bank, Wisconsin 81, Darlington. There are no income eligibility limits to participate. To volunteer, contact Carrie at 608-293-0791 or register at the pantry Friday.

Tree Lighting, 7 p.m., Turner Hall, 1217 17th Ave., Monroe. Free-will donations accepted.

Santa reception, following lighted Christmas parade around Square, about 6:30 p.m., Wisconsin Bank and Trust. Hosted by Monroe Noon Optimists. Crafts, treats, pictures and Santa.

Saturday, December 5

Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., St. Andrews's Episcopal Church, 2810 6th St., Monroe.

Holiday Craft Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., J. C. McKenna Middle School gymnasium, 307 S. First St., Evansville. Enter through door one or door 14. Admission: $1 for school-age or older. Lunch, book fair, cookie walk; Santa visits from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa, 8 to 10 a.m., Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 104 E. Harriet St., Darlington. Menu: Pancakes, sausages, applesauce, juice and milk. Cost: $5; children 3 and under are free. Bring a camera for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Little Makers, toddlers through age 6 with a caregiver, 10 a.m., Monroe Public Library. All siblings welcome.

Bake sale, sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 2312 of Monroe, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Woodford State Bank, 403 W. 8th St., Monroe. All proceeds benefit veterans and their families.

Holiday Auction and Luncheon, lunch at 4 p.m., auction at 6 p.m., Clarno Zion United Methodist Church, W5292 County P. Baked goods, craft items, holiday items and more.

Main Street Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Masonic Temple, north side of the Monroe courthouse square. Special appearance by Santa Claus from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Contact Taylor Golz at 608-214-1330.

Second Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, Brodhead Fire and Ice Festival, 8 a.m. to noon, Bank of Brodhead and Jui Jitzu across the street from the bank; Breakfast with Santa, Brodhead Fire and Ice Festival, 8 to 10 a.m., Decatur Lake Golf Course/Billy's Sand Trap. Sponsored by the Brodhead Jaycees. Info: Fire and Ice Festival Committee at 608-931-9484.

Green County Piano Play-a-thon, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monroe Shopko. Ongoing piano recitals by area residents/students. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, December 6

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., St. John's UCC, 1724 14th St., Monroe.

Green Cares Food Pantry Holiday Fundraiser, 3:30 to 6 p.m., Barnaby's Monticello House, Monticello. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, holiday music and a dessert auction. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, contact Barbara Duerst at 608-938-4458 or Renee Henning at 608-558-6767.

German Christmas communion service, 2 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, 1724 14th St., Monroe. Conducted entirely in German with an English translation provided. Music led by the Monroe Swiss Singers and St. John's Bells of Praise.

It's a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre, 2 p.m., Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th St. Tickets: $25, $20; $10 for students 18 and under. Purchase tickets at the box office, by calling MAC at 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249 or online at