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Holiday fun this weekend including the Fort Atkinson parade

Community Calendar submissions may be faxed to (262) 367-1136 or emailed to happenings@jcpgroup.com. Include time, date, full address and contact information for the event. Submission deadline is noon Wednesday.

NOV. 8-DEC. 23

Scrooge – The Musical: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday matinees arrive 10:30 a.m., Thursday evening arrive 5:15 p.m., Saturday evening arrive 4:45 p.m., Sunday midday arrive 2:30 p.m., Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson. Breathtaking dancing, beautiful period costumes, uproarious comedy and heart-warming drama. (800) 477-9505 – http://www.firesidetheatre.com

NOV. 10

13th Annual Chili Cook-Off: 6 p.m., after the Fort Atkinson holiday parade. Fort Atkinson municipal building, 101 North Main St. Sample all the chili for only $4 per cup. Hot dogs, soda and water also available plus photos with Santa. For more info: www.ourunitedway.com

A Walk In The Park: 10 a.m. meeting in the parking area of Garman Nature Preserve, Waterloo. Entrance to the park is located on Fox Lane off Highway 19 and Knowlton Street. This will be a guided walk. In the event of rain or snow, the walk will be rescheduled.

Craft and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort Atkinson Senior Center, 307 Robert St. Craft items include: jams and jellies, crocheted items, hand crafted jewelry, ceramics, wooden lawn ornaments, seasonal items and much more. BBQ plate lunch, juice, and coffee. Turkey raffle: tickets $1 each or six for $5.

Fort Atkinson Lighted Holiday Parade: 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Holiday Gala: 6 p.m. cash bar; 7 p.m. buffet dinner, Randy’s Restaurant and Funhunters’ Brewery, Whitewater. Sponsored by the Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association. Information at www.skmhta.com,   Facebook.

Kings Closet Ministry Clothing Distribution: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Faith Community Church, W5949 Hackbarth Road, Fort Atkinson. A large selection of clothing from infant to adult is available at no charge. For more information, call (920) 563-4730.

Street Corner Symphony: 7 p.m., Jefferson High School Performing Arts Center, 700 W. Milwaukee St., Jefferson. Contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tenn. was founded in 2010 to compete in NBC's all-vocal competition, “The Sing-Off,” where they were runners-up on the show's second season. Order online at www.councilfortheperformingarts.org or call (920) 674-2179 for tickets: Adult $32, senior $29; student $15.

NOV. 11

24th Annual I.C.E. Snowmobile Club Country Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon, Ixonia Pub, Ixonia. Sponsored by the Ixonia / Concord Explorers (I.C.E.) Snowmobile Club. Breakfast includes eggs, eggs deluxe, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, ham, hash, hash browns, sweets, juice, milk, coffee and more. Cost: $8 in advance, $8.50 at the door, $4 children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger. Advance tickets can be purchased at Ixonia Pub, Loppy’s or any club member. The club is from Ixonia.

Jefferson FFA Alumni Euchre Party: Registration at 11:30 a.m., cards at noon in the Jefferson High School commons. Registration fee $5 (includes meal). Food served after cards, auction to follow. For more info call (920) 728-4449.

NOV. 12

Blood Drive: 1 to 5 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Academy, 745 W. Main St., Watertown. Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org  to make an appointment or for more information.

Blood Drive: 1 to 6 p.m., Watertown Fire Department, 106 Jones St. To make an appointment, visit www.bcw.edu/WatertownFD1112. Donors can also schedule by calling (877) 232-4376. Walk-ins also welcome.

NOV. 14

58th Annual Country Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 31 W. Milwaukee Ave., Fort Atkinson. Cost of the meal is $9, take out available on the Grant Street side of church. Located in the Narthex on east side of church will be arts and crafts, bakery and deli, cheese shop, knives, mincemeat, rugs, cranberries, Nearly New Shoppe, Congregational peanuts and Lend a Hand. Handicap accessible. www.fortfcc.org.

 Buffet Luncheon: Serving begins at 11:30 a.m., Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, County E, 1/2 mile north of Oak Hill at the intersection of County E and Rome Oak Hill Road. Includes main dishes, salads, vegetables, rolls, pickles and desserts as well as coffee, tea or milk. Come enjoy good food and fellowship. Donation: $8 adults, $2 children 5 to 12, under 5 free.

NOV. 15

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author Meet and Greet: 1 to 2 p.m., The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop, 20 E. Sherman Ave., Fort Atkinson. Only the first 100 people to pre-order and prepay for the new book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel,” will be able to meet Jeff. You will receive a ticket to stand in line when you pick up your book. For more information or a copy of the book, stop in or call the store at (920) 568-9940.

Golden Dragon Acrobats: 7:30 p.m., Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main St., Whitewater. Awe-inspiring feats, beautiful costumes and amazing acrobatics. (262) 472-57-5 or http://www.uww.edu/youngauditorium/ for ticket info.

Taste of Home: Doors open at 3 p.m. for shopping the marketplace, food, desserts and wine available from River's Edge and Vetro Winery. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson County Fair Park Activity Center. Enjoy entertaining cooking demos by top culinary specialists from Taste of Home. Receive a free gift bag filled with great products, coupons and Taste of Home Magazines. Check out jeffersonadvertiser.com or email shall@jrn.com  for more details.

NOV. 16, 17

Shopper’s Paradise: 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Comfort Suites Hotel in Johnson Creek. Hosted by the Johnson Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. Vendors will be selling homemade soaps, hand made wooden furniture, hand crafted gifts, Scentsy candles, Tupperware and much more. There will be daily raffle prizes and refreshments available. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Johnson Creek Food Pantry and Rainbow Hospice. Shoppers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the JC Food Pantry. Additional vendors are welcome. For more details contact Steve Wollin at (920) 988-4850.

NOV. 16-18

Fifth Annual Christmas Open House: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, at Patty’s Plants Natural & Organic Garden Supply, 819 E. High St., Milton. Over 25 local artists, crafters and boutique vendors in the Chapel Specialties Building with Patty’s Plants, Charming B’s Coffee Shop and across from Patty’s at Small Wonders Learning Center. Patty’s will be serving free samples of pumpkin dip and homemade apple cider. For more information contact Patty at (608) 580-0066 or patty@pattysplants.com.

Deer Widows Weekend Event: Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. The weekend for ladies who would rather save a buck! Prizes, events and savings throughout the weekend at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Kick off your shopping weekend with a welcome reception on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. The first 150 shoppers on Saturday receive a welcome bag and the first 50 shoppers on Sunday receive a free gift.

NOV. 17

Annual Deer Widows Craft, Vendor and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lebanon Elementary school gym, at the corner of Highways O and R in Lebanon. Sponsored by the Lebanon Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. For more information: Julie (920) 925-3388 or Rhonda (920) 925-3736.

Book Signing: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rock River Gallery and Coffeehouse, 205 S. Main St., Jefferson. “Watercolor Cookbook, Recipes for Mixing Delicious Color” featuring author and artist Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack. (920) 541-3322, www.rockrivergallery.com

Breakfast Buffet & Bake Sale: 7 to 11 a.m., Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Highway E between Sullivan and Palmyra. All you can eat for $6. Huge selection. Hungry Hunters welcome. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, baked goods and much more. For more information call (262) 593-5616.

Calling All Families Program on Insects: 10:30 to noon, Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. Families, youth, and elders all welcome. (920) 563-7769; info@hoardmuseum.org.  No registration required; no admission fee.

Holiday Craft Show: 9 a.m., Palmyra Eagle High School, 123 Burr Oak St. (262) 594-5922.

One Stop Shop Fundraiser: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Old Armory, 146 W. Main St., Whitewater. Bake sale, lunch, crafts, vendor raffles, shopping and more. (262) 473-0535.

NOV. 22

Free Thanksgiving Day Lunch: Noon to 4 p.m., The Crossroads, 140 River Drive, Johnson Creek. Looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving or just don’t have the means for a family meal? Then join in the feast at The Crossroads. Make your reservations by Nov. 9 to (920) 699-4325. Meal delivery is available in Johnson Creek.

NOV. 23-25

After Thanksgiving Weekend Sale: Featuring Midnight Madness at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane. Most stores will be opening at midnight. (920) 699-4112.

NOV. 24

Small Business Saturday/Holiday Parade of Lights: Shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Watertown and then stay for the parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. (920) 261-6721.

NOV. 26

Blood Drive: 1 to 6 p.m., Fort Atkinson Armory, 420 Bark River Drive. Visit redcross.org or call (800) 733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

NOV. 27

Blood Drive: 2:30 to 7 p.m., Prospect Elementary, 135 E. Prospect St., Lake Mills. Visit redcross.org or call (800) 733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

NOV. 28

Scoliosis Screenings: Noon to 2 p.m., Chiropractic Care Center-Jefferson, 109 E. Milwaukee St. Early detection of scoliosis may help prevent it from worsening over time. Walk-ins welcome. Screenings are free. Call 920.674.6627 for more information.

NOV. 29

Blood Drive: 1 to 6 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 129 N. Watertown St., Johnson Creek. Visit redcross.org  or call (800) 733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Blood Drive: 12:30 to 6 p.m., Fireman’s Hall, 8345 N. Park St., Ixonia. Visit redcross.org or call (800) 733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

DEC. 5

Free Wellness Screening: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort HealthCare, Whitewater, 1461 W. Main St. Screenings available include blood pressure, total cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose). These are non-fasting screenings. Register by calling (920) 568-5244.

DEC. 15

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Blood Drive: 7 a.m. to noon, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 S. High St, Fort Atkinson. To schedule an appointment call (920) 563-2263 or at www.bcw.edu.  Walks are welcome.

DEC. 26

Scoliosis Screenings: Noon to 2 p.m., Chiropractic Care Center-Jefferson, 109 E. Milwaukee St. Early detection of scoliosis may help prevent it from worsening over time. Walk-ins welcome. Screenings are free. Call (920) 674-6627 for more information.

ONGOING

Alzheimer’s Support Group: 6:30 p.m. every third Monday of the month, Reflections Adult Day Care, 511 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-3759 or (920) 674-5929.

 Asperger’s & ASD Support Group: 7 p.m. third Monday of the month, Trinity Lutheran Church, 346 W. Pine St., Lake Mills. Contact jennifer@trinitylm.com  or (920) 648-2717 for more information.

Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting: 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Curves, 121 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson. For those newly diagnosed, currently in treatment, long time survivors, those with a high risk of breast cancer, or those who have had a biopsy scare. Family members are also welcome to attend. If you have questions, call Gina Donnelly at (920) 563-8848.

Cambridge Food Pantry & Resource Center: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, 211 South St., Cambridge. Doors open at 5 p.m. Customers may shop the Food Pantry once every 14 days. Call (608) 423-8142 for more information.

Community Lunch: Noon last Wednesday of every month. The Rock Lake Activity Center, 229 Fremont St., Lake Mills, in coordination with Water House Foods offers a monthly community gathering with lunch until supplies run out. The free gathering is open to all. As the weather turns cooler, lunch will be soups and bread. Dessert and coffee are also served.

Euchre: 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Trinity Pines Retirement Center, 326 W. Pine St., Lake Mills.

Fort Atkinson FFA Alumni: Meets at 7:30 p.m. monthly on the second Thursday, Fort Atkinson High School agriculture classroom (Room G154).

Fort Atkinson Food Pantry: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 715 Jones Ave, Fort Atkinson. Open to anyone living in the Fort Atkinson School District area meeting income eligibility. For more information, call (920) 728-2394.

Free Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 320 S. Main St., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-4903.

Friendship and Social Hour: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rock Lake Activity Center, 229 Fremont St., Lake Mills. For all adults, ages 55 and better. Occupy your time with board games, puzzles, cards, walking, etc. There is no charge to use the facility during this time. Bring a friend and come and meet new friends.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Fort Atkinson: Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 9 to 2.

Hike the Ice Age Trail: 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Highway 12 outpost, 5 miles east of Whitewater. (262) 473-2187 or www.iceagetrail.org.

Jefferson’s Citywide Prayer/Gathering/Worship Night: Every second Thursday of the month. For location and information, contact Bill Schiferl at (920) 674-2067.

Loaves and Fishes Meal: Every Monday, free community meal at Watertown Moravian church, 510 Cole St., Watertown. For more information, call (920) 261-7494 or (920) 206-0222. Sponsored by Watertown and Ebenezer Moravian churches. Volunteers groups are also needed twice yearly on a rotating schedule; call Linda Lippens at (920) 261-2061.

Monday Night Bingo: 6 p.m., Rox Banquet Hall, Council for the Performing Arts, Highway K, Jefferson. Progressive; bring your own dauber or purchase one for $1. Nonsmoking. Refreshments available to purchase. (920) 674-2179.

PiYo Classes: 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, the Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton. PiYo is an athletic blend of Pilates, yoga, ballet and more, requiring no previous experience. Instructed by Heidi McLain. $3 per class.

Praise & Graze Champagne Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, JC Plaza Hotel, Johnson Creek. Cost: adults, $12.95; seniors, $10.95; children younger than 12, $8.95; children younger than 4, free. Bring your current church bulletin, and $2 of your bill will be donated back to your church. Call (920) 699-2800 for reservations or visit www.jcplazahotel.com.

Rainbow Hospice Quilt Club: 8 to 11 a.m. third Saturday of the month, 1225 Remmel Drive. Rainbow Hospice is located just north of the intersection of Highway 26 and I-94, across the road from the Johnson Creek Mall. Turn east on Linmar Lane or River Drive and take Remmel Drive north to the facility. Donations of fabric, thread and notions are appreciated.

Rome/Sullivan Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. first Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m. third Thursday of the month, N3866 West St., Town of Sullivan Community Center. Open to anyone meeting income eligibility. Call 262-593-8745 for more information.

Vaccine Clinics: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Jefferson County Health Department. Residents may receive all childhood and adolescent vaccines, adult vaccines, pregnancy tests and blood pressure checks. A $10 per person administration fee will be charged unless you have an active ForwardHealth Card. For the list of adult vaccines and their charges, visit www.jeffersoncountywi.gov.  TB skin tests are available for $10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Watertown Fair Day: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays May through November, Riverside Park, Labaree Street.

Watertown Newcomers & Neighbors Club: 6 p.m. social time; 6:30 p.m. meeting, first Wednesday of each month. Bank of Lake Mills downstairs meeting room, 400 Bernard St., Watertown. Social group for women in Watertown and surrounding areas. Group supports local businesses and charities through fun events. www.watertownnewcomers.com.

Whitewater Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays May through November, Winchester True Value parking lot.

Yarn-a-Latte: 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, at Tan-a-Latte, 122 S. Main St., Jefferson. Knitting, crochet and spinning group for all ages and experience levels. Finish a project, learn a new skill, or just hang out. Free. Contact dooleybeth@yahoo.com  or call Beth at (262) 582-3048 for more information.

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