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Apr 2014 Wisconsin Events and Activities
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3 Pancake Supper—Greenwood. Immanuel United Church of Christ, 4:30–7:30 p.m. 715/267-6547.

4, 5 Quilt the Day Away—Prairie du Chien. Hoffman Hall. Get-together to share quilting techniques, socialize and have fun. 608/326-7207.

4, 11 Fish Fry—Onalaska. St. Patrick Parish, 5­­–7:30 p.m. Baked or batter-fried fish, baked potato of French fries, coleslaw, dinner role (with dessert by donation). Adults $9 or $10 with salad bar. Salad bar only is $5. For ages 6–10, fish or grilled cheese with fries is $5. Ages 5 and under are free. Carryout will be available. 608/783-5535.

4, 11 Fish Fry—New Lisbon. St. Paul’s Catholic Church. 608/562-3125 or 608/562-3995.

5 Lucky Dog CaTsino Night—Ripon. Royal Ridges, 5:30–10 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter. For ticket info., call 920/294-3042.

5 Toy Show and Auction—Tomah. Fairgrounds Recreation Building, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Consignment auction 4:30 p.m. Lunch available, door prizes, admissions adults $2, ages 13–17 $1 and 12 and under free. 608/378-4163.

5 Norskedalen Award & Fundraising Celebration—La Crosse. Radisson Hotel, 11 a.m. Banquet, award ceremony, silent auction. 608/452-3424 or

5 Wine, Beer, and Cheese Gala—Wittenberg. WOWSPACE, 7–10 p.m. Includes show opening of “Viewer Discretion Advised,” a collection of pop surrealism, tickets $25. Show continues Sat./Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. through May 11, free will donation. 715/253-3525 or

5 Bird Seed Sale—Apple River, Ill. Contact ENF for an order form returned by March 28. Includes black and striped sunflower, nyger thistle, safflower, wild bird, cracked and ear corn, peanuts, suet. Bird seed pickup 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 815/594-2306.

5 Book Sale—La Crosse. First Congregational Church, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a youth missions project. 608/784-8137.

5 Grassland Gala—Stevens Point. Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum. A Celebration of Grasslands. Free admission, donations encouraged. Held in conjunction with the Prairie Chicken Festival.

5, 11–13 Prairie Chicken Festival Stevens Point

10 Young Child Children’s Festival—Randolph. Grade school, 4:30– 6 p.m. Lots of activities for children infant to elementary. 920/348-5258.

11 All You Can Eat Potato & Regular Pancake Supper—Big Flats. Zion Lutheran Church, 4–7 p.m. 608/564-2008.

11, 12 Villa Louis ‘Behind the Scenes Prairie du Chien Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Pre-season tour with look at life in historic house museum and the Dousman collection. 608/326-2721.

11–13 Garage Sales—Prairie du Chien. City-wide garage sales, maps available 2 days prior at the Wisconsin–Iowa Shopping News.

12 Barbershop Show: Crazy Little Thing Called Love—Colfax. High School Gymnasium, 7:30 p.m. 715/962-3038 or

12 Maggie Mae & Heartland Country Band Concert Pittsville School District Auditorium, 2 pm. All ages welcome $25 tickets, reserved seating. 715/743-4224.

12 Antiques Appraisal Fair Adams. Community Center, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15 will buy you Barrett’s certified appraisals on up to 3 items. No firearms. 608/339-9310.

12 Home Show—Black River Falls. Lunda Memorial Arena, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admissions, breakfast and lunch available. More info go to

12 Free E-cycling—Baraboo. Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 9 a.m.–3p.m. Collecting all types of electronics, including TV’s and appliances. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of recycling the items. 608/356-0332.

12 Spring Sale—Augusta. High School. Crafts, artwork, bake sale, used books, lunch served. 715/286-5681.

12 Sports & Activity Show Holcombe. School gyms, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Recreational vehicles of all types, syrup making equipment, fishing guides, dog training, recreational & taxidermy displays, and free BB gun shoot. Concessions on site. Adults $4, under 12 free. 715/559-6887.

12 Turkey Hunters Banquet Thorp. Legion Hall, 5 p.m. 715/669-3913.

19 Chicken & Fish Dinner—Shawano. American Legion, serving starts at 4 p.m. All you can eat (includes 1/4 chicken, 3-piece fish, veg., fries, etc.). 715/526-2098 or 715/701-0596.

19 Easter Egg Hunt—Rosholt. Fair Park.

23 Spring Work Week—Neillsville. The Highground, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Many projects of all kinds from cleaning, painting, construction, work on tributes, etc. 715/743-4224 or

25 Casino Night Fundraiser—Centerville. Curling Club, 6:30–11:30 p.m. Blackjack, raffles, silent auctions, prizes, more. Must be 21 to attend. 608/317-2682.

25 Smelt Feed and Progressive Bingo—Chippewa Falls, Knights of Columbus Hall, smelt feed 4–6:30 p.m., Bingo at 7 p.m. Deep fried smelt, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, and two drinks for $10. 715/723-7730.

25 Dedication of the Trail of Presidents—Prairie du Chien. 22 trees will be dedicated for every president that lived or visited Prairie du Chien. 608/326-8602.

25, 26 Early Childhood Education Conference—Menomonie. UW-Stout, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. A program that has a wealth of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas for children, from birth to 8 years of age. 715/232-2793 or

25–27 “The Queen of Bingo” Production—Tomah. Area Community Theatre, Fri. 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show; Sat. 7:30 p.m. show; Sun. 2 p.m. 608/374-7469.

26 Polka Fest—Jump River. Community Center, 1–9 p.m. 715/452-5369.

26 Purr and Paw Murder Mystery Dinner—Tilden. Horizons Lounge and Banquet Center. 715/382-4832 or

26 Book and Bake Sale—Columbus. Fireman Park Pavilion, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 920/623-5910.

26 Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Take a culinary tour of the late 19th century using foods, utensils, and technology of the time, family-style breakfast served followed by tour of the estate. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.

26 Smelt Fry—Herbster. Historic Gym, 3–7 p.m. Adults $10; 12 and under $5. 715/774-3683.

26 Spring on the Farm—Grand Marsh. Brian Bula Farm (2759 County Road B), 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Old fashioned day of field work and fun. Horse-drawn plowing and disking, antique tractors, multiple horses hitched, games for kids, more. Held rain or shine. 608/339-9682.

26 Hitters Adult Volleyball Tournament—Prairie du Chien. Hoffman Hall. 608/326-7207.

26 Piano Festival—Shell Lake. Arts Center. Educational classes, 12:30 p.m. (free); concert, 7:30 p.m. ($10/adults, $5/students, 11 and under free). 715/468-2414 or

26, 27 Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest—West Bend. Washington Co. Fairgrounds. Alpaca show, fiber arts displays, vendors, silent auction featuring a new Spinolution Spinning Wheel, free admission and free parking.

27 Pancake Breakfast—Stetsonville. Fire Station, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. 715/678-2818.