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Community Calendar: September 15, 2011
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Thursday, September 15

Monroe Morning Optimist Club, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Swiss Alps Restaurant, 804 4th Ave., Monroe. Angela Swain, Salvation Army, to speak.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 am., 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, Belleville.

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

Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe. "Under What? Underwear!."

Friday, September 16

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

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., 2003 10th St., Monroe.

American Legion Post 84, Friday night fish fry with ham balls and pie night, serving 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1627 12th Ave., Monroe.

Black Hawk High School blood drive, 2 to 6 p.m. Appointments: (800) 733-2767. Walk-ins also welcome. To volunteer help, contact (608) 214-1183.

Green-Rock Audubon Society guided tour of John Sorce's restored prairie, 5 p.m., 4353 Rivers Edge Dr, (off Wisconsin 14), Janesville. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a lawn chair. RSVP to (608) 289-7208 or

Saturday, September 17

Minhas Oktoberfest 2011, 1208 14th Ave., Monroe. Guided tours of brewery ($10) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live blues music at 1 p.m.: Alex Wilson, October Soul and The Jimmy's. Food for sale by Monroe Lion's Club. Minhas beer on tap.

Farmer's Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., north side of Monroe's Square.

South Wayne Community Farmer's Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Wayne Veteran's Park, Wisconsin 11, South Wayne. Vendors welcome. For info: 608-214-1413.

Green County Historical Museum open, 1 to 4 p.m., 1617 9th St., Monroe. Parking in back. Info: (608) 328-4301.

Zwingli United Church of Christ 2nd annual bike rally fundraiser for InterFaith Hospitality Network. Check in: 10 a.m. Bike ride: 10:30 a.m. Info: (608) 938-4369.

The Brodhead United Methodist Church's annual Apple Festival Bazaar, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. , 501 1st Center Ave., Brodhead. Bake sale, candy sale, books, crafts, lunch and more.

Sunday, September 18

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

Green County Historical Museum open, 1 to 4 p.m., 1617 9th St., Monroe. Parking in back. Info: (608) 328-4301.

Yester Year Auto Club. Departure from old Walmart parking lot: 10 a.m. Lunch at Silver Dollar Saloon, Brodhead: 11 a.m. Knight Car Museum tour: 1 p.m.

Jordan Harvest Picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jordan Lutheran Church, W9006 Smock Valley Road, north of Browntown. BBQ and brats, potato salad, coleslaw, corn, cheese and a beverage. $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12, kids under 6 eat free.

First Baptist Church Missions Conference, 853 31st Ave., Monroe.. Pete Ovgartel to Mali: 9:30 a.m. slide presentation, 10:30 a.m. preaching. Matt Guzman to Kenya, Africa: 6 p.m. evening service. Free transportation. Info: (608) 325-2250.