Calendar graphic (web-only) (copy)

Submit an event for Around Town by emailing calendar information to bnr-news@wiscnews.com at least three business days before the event date.

Today

Craft fair: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reedsburg Area Women’s Club, Reedsburg Armory, 549 S. Dewey Ave., Reedsburg. Annual Craft Fair Plus with more than 30 vendors and crafters and bake sale.

Poetry event: 10 a.m.., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Ernest Lowe, poet, photographer and playwright will present “Lift Every Voice! A Poetry Workshop on Sounding your Poem” for poets and anyone who’d like to learn the art of spoken poetry. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Veterans Day: 10 a.m., Sauk City American Legion Kuoni-Reuter Post 167 and Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694, Pines Assisted Living, 1050 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac. For more information, call Bart Mauch at 608-393-1287 or email bgrantm6@gmail.com.

Brat fry: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., People Helping People, 805 Broadway St., Baraboo. In honor of veterans, PHP will offer a buy one get one free special on their grilled all-beef franks.

Veterans Day: 10:45 a.m., Sauk City American Legion Kuoni-Reuter Post 167 and Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694, Sauk Prairie Area Veterans Memorial in Sauk City, at the entrance to Derleth Park. For more information, call Bart Mauch at 608-393-1287 or email bgrantm6@gmail.com.

Chili dinner: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Baraboo Masonic Lodge, 108 Second St., Baraboo. Free chili dinner to thank veterans and help support the Wisconsin Honor Badger Flight. Donations will be accepted.

Potluck dinner: 5 p.m., American Legion Post 242, 116 W. Main St., La Valle. Social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. All veterans and spouses/guests are welcome. Bring a dish to pass.

Bingo: 5 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, school gym, 300 Second St., Baraboo. Doors open at 5 p.m., two 10-game sessions begin at 6 p.m. followed by progressive jackpot bingo at 8 p.m. Cash prizes, concession stand, raffle. Players younger than 18 years must be accompanied by an adult relative. For more information, call 356-4773.

Play: 7:30 p.m, Baraboo Theatre Guild, Al. Ringling Theatre, 136 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. “The Little Mermaid” will be performed based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film. Tickets are $16 in advance or $18 at the door for adults, $12 in advance or $14 at the door for students/seniors or $10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets available at the Al. Ringling Theatre, Corner Drug or online at barabootheatreguild.org.

Sunday

Buffet breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1916 and the Auxiliary at VFW Hall, 200 Veterans Drive, Reedsburg. The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, French toast, biscuits and gravy and made-to-order omelets. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-11, free for children aged 4 and younger.

Play: 2 p.m, Baraboo Theatre Guild, Al. Ringling Theatre, 136 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. “The Little Mermaid” will be performed based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film. Tickets are $16 in advance or $18 at the door for adults, $12 in advance or $14 at the door for students/seniors or $10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets available at the Al. Ringling Theatre, Corner Drug or online at barabootheatreguild.org.

Spaghetti dinner: 2-6 p.m., Baraboo Elks Lodge 688, 623 Broadway St., Baraboo. Annual veterans spaghetti dinner will serve spaghetti, breadsticks, desserts and beverage. Cost is $5 per person; veterans eat for free. Green Bay Packers game will be televised at the dinner.

Gamblers meeting: 6-7 p.m., Sauk County Gamblers Anonymous, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, Crane Room A, 707 14th St., Baraboo. Ongoing meeting meets every Wednesday and Sunday.

Monday

Blood Drive: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Red Cross, House of Wellness, S2845 White Eagle Road, Baraboo. To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Women’s club: 11:30 a.m., Reedsburg Area Women’s Club, Reedsburg Country Club, 3003 E. Main St., Reedsburg. Meeting followed by lunch with guest Jessica Laeseke from Continuing Education University of Wisconsin Colleges-SW Region. To check availability, call Belinda Bowers at 985-7417 or beebowers@yahoo.com.

Support group: 1 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 131 Sixth Ave., Baraboo. Caregivers support group will discuss the basic needs of a caregiver, what resources are available and how to address future concerns.

Blood drive: 1-6 p.m., American Red Cross, River Hills Community Church, 111 Sycamore St., Sauk City. To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Brain discussion: 5:45-8:30 p.m., Sauk Prairie committee of the countywide Medication-Assisted Treatment and Recovery Support program, River Arts Center, 105 Ninth St., Prairie du Sac. Free public program, “Brainstorm: understanding the mysteries of the adolescent mind.”

Tuesday

Veteran’s coffee: 9-11 a.m., Madison College, Room 114, 300 Alexander Ave., Reedsburg. All veterans are invited for coffee and conversation.

Falls prevention workshop: 11 a.m. to noon, Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. SSM St. Clare Hospital physical therapist Jackie Sprees will discuss balance and fall statistics, risk factors and the physical therapy that can improve balance and decrease falls. There is no charge. For more information call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Senior iPhone workshop: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. Cell Plus Device Specialist Gene Rolland will lead the workshop which includes a class booklet, instruction about calls, messaging, email, apps, settings and more. For more information call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Silent auction: 1 p.m., Lodi Area Women’s Connection, Reach Out Lodi Community Center, 601 Clark St., Lodi. Shop Til You Drop luncheon and silent auction for the benefit of Stonecroft with baked treats, holiday decorations, gift cards, household items and many other goodies. Doors open at 12:30 for early donations or buyers. Cost is $12. For more information and to check availability, call Eileen at 608-592-3265, Dianne at 608-293-2333, or email splreservation@yahoo.com.

Chili supper: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Advent Christian Church, 200 La Valle St., La Valle. Annual Chili Supper with chili, chicken noodle soup, ham sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches and pie. Free-will Donation. Carryout available at $7.

Parenting class: 6-7:45 p.m., Sauk Prairie Schools Community Education and 6:8, Bridges Elementary and the Sauk Prairie School District Office, 1200 Broadway St., Prairie du Sac. Free parenting workshop for parents/caregivers of 4K through fifth-graders. Free childcare for children ages 1-5. Register online at makingservicepersonal.org/learningforlife.

Grant workshop: 6:30 p.m., West Square Building, 505 Broadway St., Baraboo. Make Great Ideas Happen, a grant-writing workshop for community organizations and individuals interested in the arts, humanities, and historic preservation given by the Sauk County UW-Extension. For more information and to register, call the Sauk County UW-Extension at 608-355-3250 or email haley.weisert@saukcountywi.gov.

Wednesday

Blood pressure screening: 9-11 a.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. Screening is provided by SSM Health-St. Clare Hospital. Information will also be available on grateful journaling. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Flu shot clinic: 9 a.m. to noon, Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 21, Baraboo. Sam’s Club pharmacy will provide flu shots. Cost is $50 for high dosage, $40 for four strains. Medicare B and Medicaid cards accepted.

Senior coloring: 10 a.m. to noon, Adult Coloring Time, Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. Bring a coloring book and coloring tools or use those that are available. There is no cost for this program. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Gallery presentation: 12:30-2 p.m., James A. Schwalbach Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo. Reception and gallery talk presenting Helen Klebesadel and A Retrospective. The exhibit will run through Dec. 15. For more information, visit baraboo.uwc.edu.

Dinner presentation: 6 p.m., Wisconsin Dells Women’s Association, Del-Bar, 800 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells. Devil’s Lake Lavender owner and master gardener Rebecca Powell Hill will discuss the magic of lavender and present a lavender gift to all attendees. Networking is at 6 p.m. and dinner and presentation begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 at the door.

Free dinner: 6:30 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 Crawford St., Baraboo. Free Thanksgiving dinner will be served. Also, free winter coats will be given out for those in need and are available in both children and adult sizes.

Author visit: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sauk City Public Library, 515 Water St., Sauk City. Lodi author James Campbell will present tales from his book “Braving It.” The book is based on his adventures in the Alaskan Arctic with his teenage daughter. For more information, call 608-643-8346 or visit saukcitylibrary.org.

Sneak preview: 6:30 p.m., Sauk Prairie Theatre Guild, Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. The new adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens will be discussed with performance of select sections.

Thursday

Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Network for Charitable Giving of South Central Wisconsin, Fusch Community Center, 2090 Ridgeview Drive, Reedsburg. Annual philanthropy day luncheon with networking at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program on the Boys & Girls Club by Reedsburg Police Chief Tim Becker at noon, tour of 300 Vine St., Reedsburg follows. All are welcome to attend. Free to members and $15 for each guest. Seating is limited, call 608-643-5215 to check availability.

Clay workshops: 4-6 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., River Arts Inc, River Arts on Water Studio, 590 Water St., Prairie du Sac. Two polymer clay workshops with Layl McDill, Making Animal Sculptures and Polymer Clay Beads and Buttons. Each class is $40 and open to ages 8 and older. For more information and to register, visit riverartsinc.org/polymer-clay.

Book discussion: 6 p.m., Reedsburg Public Library, Community Room, 370 Vine St., Reedsburg. Go Big Read’s selection “Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J. D. Vance will be discussed. UW-Madison students will facilitate the discussion. Registration is not necessary. Books and discussion questions are available at the library. For more information, call 768-READ (7323).

History presentation: 6:30 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Author Eric Schlehlein will present “Forged in Blood: How the Iron Brigade Earned its Metallic Moniker” discussing the more than 3,000 Wisconsin boys who served in the Iron Brigade during the Civil War. Schlehlein is the author of the Civil War-era historical novel, “Black Iron Mercy.” Schlehlein will be on hand for book signing after the presentation. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Guest speaker: 7 p.m., Museum of Badger Army Ammunition, former main gateway to the plant on Highway 12 at the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area. Historian Peter Shrake will talk about relations between Native Americans and the federal government starting in the fur trade and settlement periods and ending with the transfer of Badger lands to the Ho-Chunk Nation in 2012.

Meeting: 7-9 p.m., Baraboo Theatre Guild, Baraboo Arts Center, 202 East St., Baraboo. Monthly meeting. All are welcome.

Meeting: 7 p.m., Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter, Lodi Medical Clinic, 160 Valley Drive, Lodi. Learn about hiking in Nova Scotia. For more information, call Joanna at 608-577-9984.