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Today   

Noon Year’s Eve: 11 a.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Kids ages 11 and younger can celebrate the new year at the fourth annual Countdown to Noon Year’s Eve party. Attendees will have fun with bubbles, games, crafts, face painting, and popcorn. When the clock strikes noon, balloons will drop as we toast the New Year with sparkling juice. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibary.org.

Winter party: 7-9:30 p.m., Devil’s Lake State Park. Telescopes will be set up to view the winter stars alongside a camp fire roasting marshmallows. Meet at the Rock Elm shelter near the North Shore boat launch.

Sunday, Dec. 31

Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon, Baraboo Knights of Columbus Council 746, gym, St. Joseph Parish School, 300 Second St., Baraboo. Pancake breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes with toppings, sausage, eggs, juice, milk or coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $1 for kids. Parking is available. Proceeds will benefit The Kids' Ranch.

Bingo: 5 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, St. Joseph School gym, 310 Second St., Baraboo. Doors open at 5 p.m. for New Year's Eve Bingo with two 10-game sessions at 6 p.m. followed by Progressive Jackpot Bingo at 8 p.m. Cash prizes; family fun; concession stand; raffle. By state law bingo players younger than age 18 must be accompanied by an adult relative. For more information, call 356-4773.

Monday, Jan. 1

Hike: 1 p.m., Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter, the old parking area at Gibraltar Rock on Highway V. For directions, visit https://goo.gl/maps/Xh7rM. Watch for yellow event signs. Dress appropriately for weather and terrain. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Walking sticks are recommended and a few will be available. Hot chocolate will be served. For more information, contact Bill at 843-3926.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Parkinson's group: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Baraboo Area Wide Parkinson’s Support Group, Pulse Fitness Center, 501 Hitchcock St., Baraboo. Exercise program to help improve strength, balance and emotional state in those affected by the disease. Class meets Tuesdays and Fridays. For more information, call Geri Schoenoff, RN-PN, at 608-356-3473 or Sylvia Kriegl at 356-7096. Visitors are welcome.

Medicare: 11 a.m. to noon, Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. Free Medicare question and answer session. Trish Vandre of Retirement Specialists, LLC will answer questions on Medicare. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Meeting: 6 p.m., Sauk Prairie Community Club, Eagle Inn restaurant, 655 Water St., Prairie Du Sac. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by guest speaker Sandy Dury, supervisor with the Sauk Prairie Wellness Center. Cost is $15. Call 608-370-6513 to check availability. New members welcome.

Meeting: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Our Revolution-Sauk County, Baraboo Civic Center, Room 18, 124 Second St., Baraboo. Discussion to organize a local progressive group to improve local society and government as well as coordinating with the statewide organization. For more information, call Bill at 608-355-2495 or email wiprogressivewriters@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Blood drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Red Cross, Bank of Prairie du Sac, 280 Washington St., Prairie du Sac. To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Support group: 5 p.m., Take Off Pounds Sensibly, West Square Building, Room B29 or 30, 505 Broadway St., Baraboo. Meets every Wednesday at 5: p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting; watch for signs. For more information, call Lori at 608-434-3988.

Safety training: 6-8 p.m., Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water St., Prairie du Sac. Free First Aid for Young Children course to learn CPR, choking and pediatric first aid. For more information or to register, call Beth Hays at 643-8318. 

Thursday, Jan. 4

Lunch presentation: 12:10-12:50 p.m., Baraboo Area Senior Citizen Organization and Sauk County Historical Society, Baraboo Civic Center, Room 24, 124 Second St., Baraboo. Learn about historical happenings in Baraboo from Paul Wolter, director of the SCHS. The Long-Ago Lunchtime Lessons topic will be early drug stores of Baraboo. A free will offering will be accepted. Bring a lunch. Beverages will be available for $1. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Friday, Jan. 5

Senior coffee hour: 9-11 a.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St. Room 24, Baraboo. Free Friday Senior Coffee Hour with gourmet coffee, light refreshments and fellowship, every Friday. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Blood drive: noon to 6 p.m., American Red Cross, Christ Lutheran Church, 237 E. Daley, Spring Green. To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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