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Items are listed under the day of the event only, running as space permits prior to the event. To submit items, call 745-3511, email or visit Include name and phone number.


St. Vincent de Paul free medical clinic: 9 a.m. to noon. Wilz Drugs lower level, 140 E. Cook St., Portage. No appointments needed. Information needed is name, date of birth and a contact number. A foot clinic is available every week. The clinic can do exams and prescribe medications. Physical therapist available. Discounted medications are available at Wilz and Walmart. 

Free blood pressure screenings: 1 to 5 p.m. Divine Savior Healthcare, 2817 New Pinery Road, Portage. No appointment necessary. Call 745-6405 for more information. Do not eat, smoke, drink caffeine or exercise for 30 minutes prior.

Senior meal: 11:30 a.m. Portage Area Senior Citizens Group, Municipal Building, 115 W. Pleasant St., Portage. The meal will be provided by the Columbia County Nutrition Center. If you wish to have a meal, call Lois Williams at 697-5800 by noon Tuesday to register. The cost is a cash donation which will be directly put back into the nutrition program. The meeting will start at noon with cards to follow. 

Zumba/Zumba Toning/Pound: 5 to 6 p.m. Montello City Park, Montello. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or

Zumba: 5:30 p.m. 1208 Northport Road (the former Freedom Carpeting building). This is a $5 drop-in class. For more information, contact Deb at or Rena at 697-6713.


Museum: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portage World War II Museum, 119 W. Cook St., Portage. Free tours for veterans every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The tours take 2½ hours. For information, call 608-697-3690.

Pound: 6:15 p.m. Woodridge Primary School, Portage. Yoga mat required. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or

Portage Family Skate Park public meeting: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. All interested people are welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Cancellations will be announced on our Facebook page. Call 608-742-4959 for more information.

TOPS weight loss group: 1 p.m. Grace Bible Church, county Highway CX, Portage. For information, call Patricia Figueroa at 608-742-4853.

Travel Series - An Evening in Ireland with Craig and Judy Cawley: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Reservations appreciated. Call 608-742-4959 or email  


Art Exhibit: "Once Upon a Lake" Art Display, Portage Center for the Arts, 301 E. Cook St., Portage. See three generations of artwork by the Rebholz family. Exhibit paintings, carvings and more about lake life at Swan Lake and the Red Cottage. Opening reception with refreshments from 4 to 6 p.m. Show runs through Jan. 27. 

Art Opening for fiber artist Lisa Binkley: 5 to 7 p.m. R. Condon Gallery, 223 W. Cook St., Portage. Lisa's artwork will be on display at the gallery and available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through the month of January.

Hope House support group: 1 to 2 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Has domestic violence touched your life in some way? Find connections with supportive individuals who have similar life experiences as you at Hope House’s newest support group. All are welcome. Held on the first and third Friday of the month. For more information, contact Katie Fluger, outreach advocate, at 608-356-9123.

Seniors Bowling Social: 1 p.m. Fireball Lanes, 817 E. Wisconsin St., Portage. Cost is $6 and includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. 

Unique Singles: 5 p.m. Susie’s Steak and Seafood, county Highway CX, Portage. All single men and women older than age 50 welcome. The group is strictly social with no dues or officers.


FamilyFunEvent New Year's Party: 11 a.m. to noon, Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Please note the time change. Families with children up to age 12 are invited to celebrate 2018 with games, activities, crafts, refreshments and more. Registration is not required. To end the party there will be a countdown to noon with hats and noisemakers. For more information, call 742-4959 ext. 211.

Unique Singles Monthly Breakfast: 9 a.m. Dino's Restaurant, 2900 New Pinery Road, Portage. All single men and women older than age 50 welcome. The group is strictly social with no dues or officers.


Bingo: 3 to 5 p.m. VFW Hall, 215 W. Collins St., Portage. Hard cards are $1 and chips are available. All are welcome. Runs the first and third Sunday of each month.

Zumba: 5:30 p.m. Rusch Elementary School, Portage. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or


Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Portage United Methodist Church, 1804 New Pinery Road, Portage.

Card Making Workshop: 1 to 3 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. All materials included. Reservations required. Call 608-742-4959 or email  

Dream Workshop Group: 1 p.m. Readers Realm Gallery of Books, Gifts and Whimsy, 147 E. Montello St., Montello. The group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Group leader is Robert Thompson of Portage, who has taught classes such as “A History of Dreams” and “Wellness, Awareness and Dreams” at technical colleges, public libraries and other locations in Wisconsin. The public is invited to these free workshops. Topics include an overview of dreams, dream research, how to remember and interpret your dreams, and the value of group dream work. For more information, call 608-297-2200.

Euchre card party: 6:30 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W8267 Highway 33 East, Portage. Public welcome. Contact: Cloe, 429-2363.

Food pantry: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Portage Second Harvest mobile food pantry, Building No. 8, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Portage. No need to line up earlier than 10:15 a.m. Pantry will not start early. Plenty of food for everyone. Bring boxes, bags, baskets or wagons to carry food. Volunteers are always welcome.

Monday Movie Day: 10 a.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. The Library will show newly released movies with free admission and popcorn. For a list of what’s playing, visit the library's website at

Zumba/Zumba Toning/Pound: 6 to 7 p.m. Harrisville Park, Harrisville. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or


Bible study and worship service: Heritage House, 2685 Airport Road, Portage. The Portage United Methodist Church holds Bible study at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Call Misty McMorrow, Education Director, at 742-2107 for more information. 

Knitting and crocheting group: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgwater St., Portage. Bring your projects and share your progress with friends. We will also be doing “knit-alongs” where we work on a project together. A free pattern will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch along with your knitting.

Pound: 5:15 p.m. Woodridge Primary School, Portage. Bring a yoga mat. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or