By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Community Calendar: March 2, 2016
Placeholder Image
Wednesday, March 2

Veterans Cafe, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Blends and Friends Cafe, Behring Senior Center, 1113 10th St., Monroe. Free coffee for veterans; breakfast by the Green County Nutrition Program on a donation basis for those age 60 and older. Info: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 608-328-9499.

Hope Eternal After Loss support group, 9 to 10:30 a.m., St. Camillus Center, 2101 6th St., Monroe. Info: Monroe Clinic Hospice at 608-324-1230 or 800-367-8406, or go to the event calendar at

"Our Precious Pollinators," 7 p.m., Bluebird Nest Nature Center, Darlington. Speakers: Melissa Bartz and Matt Miller, USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service. Refreshments available. Free and open to the public.

Breast Cancer Support Group meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m., upper level of Wisconsin Bank & Trust, 1717 10th St., Monroe. Speaker: Gail Riedasch, Breast Cancer Recovery executive director. A free light lunch made possible through a grant by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will be served.

Children's Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Albany public library, 200 N. Water St., Albany; up to age 5.

Play + Learn, 9:45 a.m., Monroe Public Library, for ages up to 6 years, with a caregiver.

LEGO Club, 3:30 p.m., Monroe Public Library, grades K-12.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 2227 4th St., Monroe.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Apple Grove Lutheran Church, 4501 Apple Grove Church Road, Argyle.

National Historic Cheesemaking Center monthly meeting, 5 p.m., Turner Hall Ratskeller, Monroe. Members and volunteers welcome to attend.

Thursday, March 3

Yester Year Auto Club meeting, 7 p.m., community room, First National Bank, Monroe. Antique car enthusiasts welcome. Bring finger foods. Beverages will be provided.

Virtual Dementia Tour, 1 to 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 2227 4th St., Monroe. Call the United Methodist Church at 608-325-6700 to reserve a spot; reservations are limited. Free.

Swiss Attic Fanciers Questers, 9:30 a.m., Monroe Fire Station #1, 601 W. 17th St., Monroe. Topic: "Coffee History." Call Judie Heitz at 325-3314 if interested in attending.

Morning Optimist Club, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Monroe Country Club, 2205 21st St., Monroe. Speaker: Rick Gleason, topic: Family Promise.

Coloring Club, 2 p.m., New Glarus Public Library, 319 2nd St., New Glarus.

Words + Wonder, 10 a.m., Monroe Public Library, for children ages 3-6, with a caregiver.

TAB and VolunTEENS, 3:30 p.m., Monroe Public Library, grades 6-12.

Build It!: Family Fun Night, 5:30 p.m., Monroe Public Library. All ages welcome, but caregiver must be present with children under 6.

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, 7 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).

Monroe American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 84 meeting, 4 p.m., post home, Monroe. Members urged to attend.

Juda Senior Citizen Pot Luck, noon, Juda Community Center. Cards and dominos. Public is welcome, age 55 and above. Bring a dish to pass and personal table service. Cards and dominos will be played after dinner. For more information call Carol Davis at 608-934-5015.

Friday, March 4

Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Victor's School Gym, 1416 20th Ave., Monroe. Cost: Adults, $12; ages 4 to 10, $5; 3 and under, free. Menu: Fish, coleslaw, applesauce, potato choice, mac and cheese, roll, dessert, coffee and milk.

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

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry, 4 to 5 p.m., lower level of Town Bank, Darlington. No income eligibility limits to participate. Volunteers needed from 3 to 6 p.m. To volunteer, contact Carrie at 608-293-0791 or register as a volunteer at the pantry.

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

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

Saturday, March 5

"Exploring Your Inner Path," 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Great Plains Zen Center, W7762 Falk Road, Monroe. Fundraising event to explore different styles of meditation and contemplative practice. Cost: $100 for a full day; $60 for a half day. Contact, call 608-325-6248 to register.

Soup Day, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Juda-Oakley-UMC, W2388 Gerber Road, Juda. Chili, soups, hot dogs, cheese sandwiches, desserts and beverages; crafts and baked goods for sale. Pie auction at 2 p.m. Cost: $7 for adults ($7.50 at door); $3 ($3.50 at door) for children 10 and under; free for children 5 and under.

"Our God Reigns" missions event, 10 a.m., Gratiot middle school, Gratiot. Breakfast brunch from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; sing-a-long at 11:30 a.m.; Ryan Wyss speaking at 11:45 a.m.; Deb Wyss will speak on special needs children at 1 p.m.

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

Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon, United Methodist Church, 2227 4th St., Monroe. Hosted by Boy Scouts of America Troop 180. Cost: $6 for ages 11 to adult; $3 for ages 4 to 10; free for ages 3 and under.