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Community Calender: November 9, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9

After School Book Club for grades 4, 5 and 6, Discussion of Rick Riordan's "Maze of Bones," 3:45 p.m., Albertson Memorial Library, 200 N. Water St., Albany. Info: (608) 862 - 3452

Monroe Women's Club, 7 p.m., Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th Street, Monroe. Cory Hirshbrunner presents "Curriculm and Instruction Focus." Prospective members welcomed. Info: (608) 325-7223

The Lida Ludlow Reading Club meeting, 2 p.m., at the home of Helen Johnson, 901 2nd St. Helen will review "Nibbles & Me" by Elizabeth Taylor.

Thursday, November 10

Celebrate Recovery, Christ-based 12-step program, 6:30 p.m., Grace Church, 416 2nd St., New Glarus. Info: (608)527-5664 or (608) 214-2500.

Monroe Sons of Norway Lodge Christmas Party, coffee at 6 p.m., potluck at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. musical program, Park and Rec Meeting Room, Monroe City Hall, 1110 18th Ave.

Monroe Morning Optimist Club meeting, 6:30 a.m., Swiss Alps Restaurant, 804 4th Ave. West. Guest speaker: AFS student

Monroe High School band concert, free-will ticket donation, reception following concert, 7:30 p.m., MHS Performing Arts Center, 1600 26th Ave. Info: (608) 328-7861

Preschool Story Time: "Shoes, Balls, and Thanksgiving," 9:30 a.m., Albertson Memorial Library, 200 N. Water St., Albany. Info: (608) 862-3452

Friday, November 11

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.

More Than Conquerors Kid's Program sponsored by First Baptist Church of Monroe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Northside Elementary, 3005 8 1/2 Street, Monroe. Free, grades k-7. For more info, call (608) 325-2250.

5th Annual Autumn Craft Show and Bake Sale, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Founder's Hall at the Monroe Clinic.

More Than Conquerors Kid's Program, sponsored by First Baptist Church of Monroe, free, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Northside Elementary, 3005 8 1/2 Street, Monroe. Info: (608) 325-2250.

FoodShare Application Assistance, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Brodhead Public Library, 1207 25th St., Brodhead. Info: (877) 366-3635

Pleasant View Nursing Home Annual Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pleasant View Nursing Home, N3150 Hwy 81, Monroe. Proceeds to go towards updating electronics in resident dayrooms.

American flag dedication ceremony, 1 p.m., Veterans Park, Pleasant View Park on Highway 81 and County Trunk N. Local Boy Scout Alex Engels, Troop 180, chose this project for his Eagle Scout Award. Veterans, their families and area residents are invited to attend.

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

Saturday, November 12

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

The Juda Fire Department Feather Party Texas Hold'em Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $1. Fowl prizes and door prize.

Homelessness Prevention Coalition of Green County and Family Promise's Shanty Town, 5 p.m., Monroe's Square. Info: (608) 328-9440

"Handling the Holiday," free event sponsored by Monroe Clinic hospice, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the St. Camillus Center, 2101 6th Street in Monroe. Register: (608) 324-1230 or (800) 367-8406.

Harvest Bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Orangeville United Methodist Church, 111 S. East Street.

Brooklyn Area Historical Society open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Brooklyn Community Building, 102 N. Rutland Ave. Presentation at 1:30 p.m. by a representative from the State Historical Society. Info: (608) 455-4585 or e-mail

Toy Train Barn Museum Food Drive, non-perisable food donation and receive on free netry to the museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., museum, 9141 Wisconsin 81. Donations go to Argyle Food Pantry.

Veterans Day Dinner, hosted by Monroe American Legion, 1627 12th Ave. Social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets are posted at the Monroe American Legion Post No. 84 and Cecil-Jones V.F.W. Post 2312. Area veterans and spouses are invited to attend.