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Community Calendar: December 2, 2011
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Friday, December 2

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

Monroe VFW 2312 Friday night fish fry, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1428 17th St., Monroe. Fish fry includes salad bar. Carry-outs available. Order: (608) 325-3338.

Zilmer-Riley American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 84 Friday night fish fry with ham balls, serving 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fish fry includes salad bar, 1627 12th Ave., Monroe.

MHS Choir performance, 6 p.m., Christmas Parade, Monroe's Square

The Monroe Noon Optimist, visit with Santa after the parade, 1717 10th St. Parade is at 6 p.m. Pictures with Santa, crafts and hot chocolate and treats. Christmas caroling by the Monroe Middle School.

Monroe Sons of Norway Lodge Norwegian Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until sold out, Wisconsin Community Bank, 1717 10th St., Monroe. Items include: sandbakels, krumkake, rosettes, other Norwegian cookies and lefse.

Saturday, December 3

Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:00 a.m., 1623 22 1/2 Ave., Monroe.

Monroe Lego Club, 1 to 3 p.m., Community Room of Monroe Public Library. Free, informal building session. Do not bring own Legos; they will be provided. Info: (608) 329-7056 or

MHS Choir carols on the Square, 1 to 3 p.m.

Festival of Trees, Peppercorn Mansion, 1417 Mansion Drive. Tickets available at Chamber of Commerce. More info: (608) 328-8964

Monroe Lego Club informal building session, 1 to 3 p.m., Community Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave.

Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Twining Valley Community Room, Twining Valley Community, 700 8th Ave. Info: (608) 329-5999. Vendors: Lil Pad Gardens and Nursery, Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Lia Sophia, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Miche Bags, Thirty One Gifts and Mary's Unique Boutique.

The Festival of Trees, 6 p.m., cash bar starting at 7 p.m. Peppercorn Banquets, 1417 Mansion Dr. Tickets are $35 per person. Available at Family Promise of Green County, Green Haven Family Advocates, Green County Humane Society, Homelessness Prevention of Green County, Monroe Theatre Guild, SARP (Sexual Assault Recovery Program), and Monroe Chamber of Commerce.

Three Christmas Open Houses, 1 to 4 p.m., Grubers at 2023 7th St., Monroe; Leopolds, 2505 12th Ave., Monroe; Nufers, 1212 3rd Street N., Monroe Free will donation goes toward American Cancer Society.

Clarno Zion United Methodist Church Holiday Auction and Luncheon, W5292 County P, Monroe. Luncheon at 4:30 p.m., auction at 6 p.m. Baked goods, crafts, holiday items, quilt, blankets and more.

Christmas Get-together for members, guests and prospective members, hosted by Monticello American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit # 256, 9:30 a.m. Byrdene Baker's home, W4845 County C. Info: Joe Lehnherr at (608) 938-4918 or Barb Unke at (608) 293-0903

Sunday, December 4

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

"Sing Gloria" A Concert of Worship for Christmas, 1:30 p.m., Zion United Methodist Church, N2350 Church St., Juda.

The Monroe City Band's Christmas and Holiday concert, 3 p.m., Monroe United Methodist Church, 2227 4th St. Concert is free and open to the public, with donations of non-perishable food items accepted at the door for the Green County Food Pantry.

Gun Show, sponsored by the Juda Fire Department. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Juda Comm. Center, W2350 County KS, and fire station, W3673 County K. Trade, sell, browse and buy. Call: (608) 934-5015.

"The Northern Lights" concert, 10:45 a.m., First Baptist Church, 853 31st Ave., Monroe. Group is from Northland International University in Dunbar.

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst, German Christmas Communion Service, St. John's United Church of Christ; 1724 14th St., Monroe. Music by the Monroe Swiss Singers and St. John's handbell choir. English translation provided.

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

Monday, December 5

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Life Church, N3029 14th Ave., Monroe

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

The Grande Cheese and Bank of Juda Blood Drive, 3 to 6 p.m., Bank of Juda, W2903 Main Street. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health. Information or to schedule an appointment to donate: Rock River Valley Blood Center at (877) RRVBC-99, or the Grande Cheese office at (608) 934-1142.

Baby Time Stories, 9 a.m., Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave.

Toddler Story time, 10 a.m., Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave.

4TEENS, 3:30 p.m., Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave.

Walgreens Pharmacy Community Blood Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 717 8th Ave. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health. Information or to schedule an appointment to donate: Rock River Valley Blood Center at (877) RRVBC-99, or Walgreens at (608) 325-7020.