DeForest Area Community Calendar -- Updated Dec. 20, 2012 - DeForest Times-Tribune: Local

DeForest Area Community Calendar -- Updated Dec. 20, 2012 - DeForest Times-Tribune: Local

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DeForest Area Community Calendar -- Updated Dec. 20, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:47 pm

Daily

Milk Moola and Donuts to Dough is at Eagle Point Elementary School

Eagle Point Elementary School is participating in the Milk Moola and Donuts to Dough program, sponsored by Kwik Trip. Milk Moola is a way to earn 5 cents for each cap and bag top from Kwik Trip products such as milk, orange juice, bottled water and Kwik Trip’s fruit drinks. Donut to Dough is an easy way to earn 10 cents for each Glazers price oval. The money will be used for a variety of purposes such as new equipment, books, supplies and school-sponsored trips. Drop off items into the collection box at the DeForest Area Public Library.

DeForest Area Food Pantry at Windsor UCC needs help filling its shelves

The DeForest Area Food Pantry at the Windsor United Church of Christ, Windsor, has been serving the increasing needs in the area for food and supplies. Their shelves are depleted and they are looking for donations of the following items: Canned fruit, cereal, hamburger and tuna helper, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, tuna, canned meals such as Spaghettios and Raviolios, canned soup, canned vegetables, baked beans, chili, peanut butter, jelly, pudding, Jello, instant white rice (14 oz or 28 oz boxes), instant mashed potatoes (13 oz or 26 oz boxes), bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, disposable diapers (all sizes needed), shampoo/conditioner and laundry detergent.

Weekly

DeForest Times-Tribune Classified (read Garage Sale) deadlines for shopper, paper

The deadlines for placing all classified advertising – including garage sale ads – is Thursday, noon, for the next week’s shopper publication (please keep the timeframe in mind). The deadline for the newspaper is noon on Mondays for that week’s paper. Please remember to think a week ahead on garage sale ads to allow for publication deadlines.

DeForest Lions Eyeglasses Recycling

The DeForest Lions would like to remind area residents of its eyeglass-recycling program. Containers for used eyeglasses, which are cleaned, graded and sent to Third World countries or the Lions’ mission to Mexico. Containers are located around area communities. The Lions also collect used hearing aids and their batteries. Containers are located in the following locations: DeForest, Morrisonville and Windsor post offices, area DMB banks, the DeForest Area Public Library, Dr. Edward’s office, DeForest Housing Authority, the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center, Jefferson Square, Hometown Pharmacy and the DeForest Area Public Schools. If there are any questions about the program, please contact Dick at 846-5060. 

Prairie Pride Pantry availability

Prairie Pride Pantry is open 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Saturdays. It is hosted in the basement of the Arlington United Methodist Church, 103 Reagles St. The site is handicapped-accessible. For more information, please call Pat Ryan at 279-1226 or Peggy Morse at 843-8282.

DeForest Area Progressives meet every Monday at Windsor Commons

The DeForest Area Progressives group meets weekly every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at 6616 Lake Road (County Highway CV). We are a left of center discussion and activist group, and we invite you to join us. For more information, please call Marcia at (608) 446-1446 or email deforestprogressives@gmail.com. Mark your calendars now for our next big documentary movie event. On Jan. 14, 2013, beginning at 6 p.m. at DeForest Area High School (check sign at entrance for room number), we will be showing "The Sky Is Pink," about the industrial technology known as fracking. Following the showing of the movie, we will hear from Dave Blouin, mining expert for The Sierra Club. Blouin is an expert on the subject of fracking and the sand mining in Wisconsin that operates in support of fracking industrial technology. 

Monthly

DeForest Handy Helpers 4-H Club meets at DMB Windsor Neighborhood Center

The DeForest Handy Helpers 4-H Club meets every second Monday of the month at the DMB Windsor Neighborhood Center, 4438 Windsor Road. Meetings start at 7 p.m.

Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters Inc. meets in DeForest

Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters Inc. meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Paulson and Associates, 120 W. Holum St., DeForest. Anyone who has an interest in the recreational, economical or environmental aspect of the Yahara River is encouraged to attend and join as a member of this non-profit organization. Please call Dan Jardine at (608) 846-7230 with any questions. Please also feel free to visit the group on Facebook or at its website, www.yaharariver.org, Also, the group’s first meeting in January 2013 will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, and not on Jan. 1, 2013. 

DeForest Area High School Gridiron Club meets at Rodeside Grill in Windsor

The DeForest Gridiron Club meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Rodeside Grill. The Deforest Gridiron Club has been supporting the DeForest Area High School Football program and the local community since 1996. Need not be a member to attend.

Diamond Squares meets every Third Sunday at DeForest Senior Center

Members of the Diamond Squares (Square Dancing Group) will host a dancing event every third Sunday each month. The group meets at the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center, 505 N. Main St., DeForest. The dance events (beginners are always welcome) are from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Diamond Dragons Book Club meets each second Friday of the month

The DeForest Area Public Library hosts the Diamond Dragons Book Club each second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. The book club meets at the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center, 505 N. Main St., DeForest.

Whimsical Bookworms Book Club meets each third Thursday of the month

The DeForest Area Public Library hosts the Whimsical Bookworms Book Club each third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The book club meets in Meeting Room C of the DeForest Area Public Library, 203 Library St., DeForest.

Thursday, Dec. 20 

Gingerbread House to hose 4K Holiday Musical on Dec. 20

Staff and students of the Gingerbread House, 505 E. Holum St., DeForest, will host its annual 4K Holiday Musical at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20. For more information, please contact Tanika Peterson at (608) 846-6740 or via email at gingerbread010@centurytel.net

Whimsical Bookworms group to meet at DeForest Area Public Library on Dec. 20

Members of the Whimsical Bookworms group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, in Meeting Room C of the DeForest Area Public Library, 203 Library St., DeForest.

Town of Windsor Board meets tonight at Windsor Town Hall

The members of the Town of Windsor Board of Supervisors will meet at 5 p.m. tonight at Windsor Town Hall, 4084 Mueller Road, DeForest. The board will consider approving assignment of development agreement for Gorman & Co., Inc., (Prairie Creek subdivision); developing an ordinance to adopt State Wind Turbine Siting Rules by reference as requested by Dane County; consider a resolution to a Dane County Zoning Ordinance amendment for Belda Farms, Inc.; consider cancellation of the Jan. 3 board meeting; and then convene into closed session. All meetings of the Town of Windsor Board are open and the public is encouraged to attend. 

Friday, December 21

Library to host “Technology Petting Zoo” event on Dec. 21

Staff members of the DeForest Area Public Library will host a “Technology Petting Zoo” event at two different times on Friday, Dec. 21 – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. This is a chance to try out an iPad, Kindle, Nook or other device before you invest in one or to sharpen your skills if you already have one. You also will learn how to use the devices to connect to the library and get access to free e-books and audio books. No registration is necessary for this event.  

Wednesday, Dec. 26

“Get Up And Dance!” event to be Dec. 26 at DACSC

Students from Ultimate Leap Dance Center (ULDC), DeForest, will perform in “Get Up And Dance!” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center, 505 N. Main St. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a morning with the dancers and staff. Be entertained by some of their youngest dancers and the ULDC Performance Team. Also, tryout your dance rhythm and show your dance moves at the event. This event is a DeForest Area Public Library Outreach program. The event is free and open to everyone in the community. Refreshments will be offered.

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 

VFW Post 8483 to host New Year’s Day Champagne Breakfast

The members of VFW Post 8483, on Highway CV, will host a Champagne Breakfast on New Year’s Day at the post. Breakfast will include steak and eggs. The event is open to the public and will hosted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $11. 

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 

DeForest Public Safety Committee to meet Jan. 2 at Public Safety Building

Members of the Village of DeForest Public Safety Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Public Safety Building, 305 E. Holum St., DeForest.

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

“No Need to Buy New, Just Re-Do: Home Decorating Ideas” event to be Jan. 8

Libby Goodsell, a home stager and redesigner, will host a seminar entitled “No Need to Buy New, Just Re-Do: Home Decorating Ideas” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in the Community Room of the DeForest Area Public Library, 203 Library St., DeForest. If you are considering a new look for your home, this seminar is for you. Whether you are considering selling or just want hour house to be a relaxing spot to come home to each day, Goodsell will have ideas on furniture placement, color choices and ways to use your existing furniture and accessories. This program is free and open to the public.

Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters Inc. to meet Jan. 8 in DeForest

Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Paulson and Associates, 120 W. Holum St., DeForest. The group normally meets the first Tuesday of each month. Anyone who has an interest in the recreational, economical or environmental aspect of the Yahara River is encouraged to attend and join as a member of this non-profit organization. Please call Dan Jardine at (608) 846-7230 with any questions. Please also feel free to visit the group on Facebook or at its website, www.yaharariver.org.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Theater Bus for Persons 55 and Older to attend Verona Area Community Theatre

Members of the Theater Bus for Persons 55 and Older will attend the Verona Community Theater’s presentation the musical hit, “The Producers,” on Sunday, Jan. 13. Lunch will be hosted prior to the show at the Nakoma Golf Club. The cost for the event is $55. For more information, please call (608) 257-0003 or email theaterbus@tds.net

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

“Goal Setting for Health” seminar to be Jan. 16 at the library

Dr. Dawn Cadwallader will host a “Goal Setting for Health” seminar at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Community Room of the DeForest Area Public Library. It’s a new year and time for a fresh start. Set our health and personal goals for 2013. Learn how to easily and efficiently set goals for yourself and for your family, too. You will see how easy it can be to achieve everything in your life and have always wanted.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

“Bottoms Up: Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries” screening to be at library Jan. 23

The DeForest Area Public Library will host authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz who will screen their film “Bottoms Up: Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23. The screening will be followed by a discussion. The presentation celebrates Wisconsin’s history by exploring the architecture and social history of Wisconsin’s bars and breweries. The information is based on the book by the two architectural historians. 

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Library to host two “Getting to Know Medicare” events in January

The DeForest Area Public Library will host two “Getting to Know Medicare” presentations in January 2013. The first will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, with the second at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31. The presenter will be Jesse Grutz. Whether a person is new to Medicare or have had it for years, most people will have questions on the health program. Participants will receive overview of the program, learn about options and also individual rights in regard to Medicare. There are changes occurring every year in Medicare, if not several times throughout the year, so bring your questions and have them answered by a licensed professional at this seminar. Please feel free to bring a family member or friend to join you.

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