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Feb. 27, 28, March 1 Indoor Brush Shoot—Fennimore. 687 Lincoln Ave. 608/485-0855.

6 Piano Fest—Shell Lake. Art Center, 7 p.m. Phillips Gebrian Chamber Duet. 715/468-2414 or

6, 7 Thrift Sale—Chippewa Falls. First Presbyterian Church, Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat. 9–11 a.m. Coffee and dessert served daily. Gently used clothing for all, outer wear, shoes, household goods and appliances, bedding, furniture, books, tools, sporting goods, more. 715/382-4278.

7 European and Field Hunt Orfordville Blonhaven Hunt Club, 1 p.m. hunt with catered lunch before. A fundraiser will be held following the hunt at 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 209. Event is open to the public. For more information or registration, go to

7 Spaghetti Supper and Raffle—Platteville. Elks Lodge #146, 5–7 p.m. 608/348-8982.

7 Taste of Fennimore—Fennimore. The Silent Woman, 1–5 p.m. Food and beverage fare. 608/822-3599.

7 Rabies and Microchip Clinic—Friendship. Village Hall, 2–4 p.m. Vaccinations for dogs and cats $15/each; microchips $15/each. 608/339-6700 or

7 Chili Golf Open—Phillips. Golf course on Long Lake, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Chili cook-off at HarborView Pub & Eatery. $25 registration includes golf, bowl of chili, and other giveaways. Auction 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Hospice program. 715/339-4371.

7 Benefit Rummage Sale—Coon Valley. The Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center. 608/452-3424 or

8 Country Jam—Wauzeka. Century Hall, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Five bands. 608/875-5857.

12 Red Cedar Watershed Conference—Menomonie. UW-Stout, 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. 715/232-5484 or

13 Family Movie Night—Fairchild. Church of Hope, 7 p.m. Man Called Peter (Peter Marshall), free popcorn and beverage for all. 715/533-8519.

14 Big Game Banquet and Benefit Auction Rothschild Stoney Creek Inn, 4–10 p.m. 715/355-4611 or 715/571-4420.

14 St. Patrick’s Day Meal—Fairchild. Church of Hope, 4–6:30 p.m. Corn beef, potato, cabbage meal. 715/533-8519.

14 Richie Yurkovich Polka Band—Neillsville. High School Auditorium, 5–9 p.m. $8/person. Food and beverages available. 715/743-2885.

14 Spring Fling Merrillan Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Last event of the season. Hawaiian theme with free leis, scavenger hunt, and ski the pond. 715/937-3841.

14 St. Pat’s Dinner—Cable area. Lakewoods Resort, 4:30–7 p.m. Adults $15; Children $8; 4 and younger free.

14 Garms Family Concert—Medford. Senior High Theater (Red/White Room), 7 p.m. 715/748-5244.

14 St. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Prairie du Chien Downtown, 10 a.m. parade with festivities to follow at many local businesses. 608/326-8555.

14 Shamrock Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk—Prairie du Chien. Hoffman Hall, registration 7 a.m.; race starts 7:45 a.m. 608/326-7207.

14 Canvas & Cork Shell Lake Arts Center, 7–9:30 p.m. An evening of wine and whimsy adult-only event featuring a 2.5 hour painting workshop. All materials included; no prior painting experience necessary. Admission $45 at the door. 715/468-2414 or

15 Pancake Porkie Breakfast—Coleman. St.  St. Anne Parish, 8–10:30 a.m. $7 adults; $5 children 6–10; under 6 are free. Pancakes, sausage, ham, eggs, more. Raffle drawing, 10 a.m.

15 St. Patrick’s Day Carnival—Tomah. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. 608/372-5765.

15 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Raffle St. Pat’s Cafeteria 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Roasted corned beef, cabbage, more. Music and entertainment. $9 adults; $4 kids. 715/834-4920.

15 Polka Jam—Marshfield. Eagle’s Club, noon–? 715/389-1232.

15 Chicken & Biscuits Luncheon—Phillips. United Methodist Church, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 715/339-2404.

16–19 4-Day Wildlife/Historical Bus Tour to Nebraska—Galena, Ill. Stoney Creek Inn. The 4-day bus tour departs 8 a.m. 815/594-2306 or

17 The Highground’s Porch Greeter Luncheon—Neillsville. Apple Valley Bar & Grill, noon. 715/743-4224 or

20 3-Course Spaghetti Dinner—Cochrane. Christ Lutheran Church, 4:30–7 p.m. Carry-outs with free delivery available within 5 miles. 608/685-4911 in advance or 608/248-2387 day of.

20 Jolly Mixers Dance Club—Clintonville. Lanes & Banquet Hall, 7–11 p.m. $8/person for dancing, lunch, door prizes. Music by Hauser’s Hotshots. 920/525-3713.

20, 21 Villa Louis Behind the Scenes—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis, tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.

20–22 “Grease”—Columbus. High School Gym, Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. 920/623-5956.

21 Ban Quilts Workshop—Phillips. Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, 1–4 p.m. 715/339-7282 or

21 Chili Fiesta—Friendship. Village Hall, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Chili, toppings, dessert, beverage. $5.50 adults; $2.50 children. Proceeds benefit Adams Co. Humane Society. 608/547-7064.

21 Whitetails Unlimited Banquet—Menomonie. Dunn Co. Fish and Game, social 5 p.m.; buffet dinner 6:30 p.m. 715/664-8826.

21 Let’s Get Green and Growing—Pardeeville. High School, 9 a.m.–2:45 p.m. Keynote: Dr. Jim Nienhuis of UW-Madison. Breakout sessions, vendors, door prizes, garden book swap. 608/742-9693 for brochure or to register.

21 Beginning Beekeeping Class—Apple River, Ill. Apple Creek Apiaries, 2 p.m. Course costs $140; advanced enrollment necessity. 815/594-2306

21 St. Urho / St. Patrick’s Day Celebration—Brantwood. Community Center, 4:30 p.m. 715/564-2525.

21, 22 Quilt Show—Medford. Area Senior High School, Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Enjoy 100+ amazing quilts, wall hangings, and misc. items. Free to the public. 715/316-1318 or

21, 22 Spring Sport, Home, and Craft Show—Phillips. High School, Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Outdoor power equipment, trucks, ATV’s, UTV’s, sporting goods, homes and home improvements, TV’s and programming, plus 30 crafters, more. 715/339-4100.

21, 28 The Art of Film—Shell Lake. Arts Center, 7 p.m. Showing of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (March. 21) and The Lives of Others (March 28). 715/468-2414 or

22 Polka Variety Dance—Pound. Equity Park Ballroom, 1–5 p.m. Valenta Orchestra.

23–April 30 Timberdoodle Dance “Courtship of the American Woodcock”—Prairie du Chien. La Riviere Park. Held various evenings during these dates. Call for info. or guided tours. 608/326-2718.

28 Farm Toy and Misc. Collectibles Show—Tomah. Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Toy auction, 4:30 p.m. 608/344-0150.

28 “Half is Good Enough for Me” Half-Marathon & 5K—Neillsville. The Highground Veterans Memorial Park, 7 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. race start. 715/743-4224 or

28 Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen—Prairie du Chien. Vila Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.

28 Wild Game Feed—Phillips. Birch Island Resort, 2 p.m. until gone. Sample a variety of wild game dishes served buffet style. Final drawing, 7 p.m. 715/339-3151 or

28 Pancake Supper—Ogema. Elementary School, 4–7 p.m. All you can eat regular pancakes, potato pancakes, more. 715/767-5836.

29 Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Breakfast—Glen Haven. Fire Station, 8 a.m.–noon. All you can eat. 608/794-2357.

29 Commemoration of the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Trail—Prentice. Southern Price Co. VFW Post 8491. 715/339-2545 or

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