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Today

Blood drive: 2-6 p.m., American Red Cross, Community Christian School, E12654 Highway T, Baraboo. To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Criminal justice program: 6:30 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Sauk County Criminal Justice Programs Manager, Christopher Polzer will explain how the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council works in Sauk County. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Lavendar program: 6:30 p.m., Rock Springs Public Library, 101 First St., Rock Springs, will host Laura McReynolds from New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm in Baraboo. McReynolds will present an overview of the family farm and how to cook with lavender. Participants will get samplings full of lavender, from teas to fudge to lavender cherry pie. The class is free. To register and for more information, call 608-522-5050, email director@rockspringslibrary.com or visit rockspringslibrary.com.

Quilters meeting: 6:30 p.m., Gem City Quilters Club, Baraboo Civic Center, Room 18, 124 Second St., Baraboo. Special guests will present a short program on the 2017 Member Quilt Challenge and judge the show. All are welcome. For more information, call Barbara at 608-356-9137.

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.

Friday, Nov. 10

Veterans Day: 8:30 a.m., Sauk City American Legion Kuoni-Reuter Post 167 and Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694, Grand Avenue Elementary School gymnasium in Prairie du Sac. For more information, call Bart Mauch at 608-393-1287 or email bgrantm6@gmail.com.

Veteran’s ceremony: 10 a.m., The Baraboo 21, Baraboo Civic Center, 124 Second St., Baraboo. Veterans who served during the Korean War era will be honored with medals.

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. Grilled brats and other items will also be for sale.

Veteran’s day: 11 a.m., Veteran’s Memorial Committee, Baraboo Civic Center, 124 Second St., Baraboo. Veteran’s organizations in Baraboo will participate in a ceremony including the Baraboo High School Band, Mayor Mike Palm, an Honor Guard salute and much more.

Veterans Day: 1:30 p.m., Sauk City American Legion Kuoni-Reuter Post 167 and Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694, Maplewood of Sauk Prairie, 245 Sycamore St., Sauk City. For more information, call Bart Mauch at 608-393-1287 or email bgrantm6@gmail.com.

Fish fry: 5-7 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 310 Second St., Baraboo. Menu includes baked or batter fried cod, rolls, potato, baked beans, cole slaw, apple sauce and dessert. Cost is $11.50 for adults and $5 for kids 4-12 years of age. Kids menu and take-out available. Free delivery to local homebound.

Fish fry: 5-7 p.m., Emanuel United Methodist Church, 101 14th St., Baraboo. Veteran’s Day fish fry will serve fried cod and baked haddock, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, bread and dessert. Price is $10 for adults, $1 per year of age for kids up to $10, kids 3 and younger are free.

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.

Book reading: 7:30 p.m., The Village Booksmith, 526 Oak St., Baraboo. Poet, painter and illustrator William Schwochert will read from his collection of short fiction, “So Many Mountains.” Spoken word open stage will follow. For more information, call 608-355-1001 or visit villagebooksmith.com.

Saturday, Nov. 11

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. Grilled brats and other items will also be for sale.

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.

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, Nov. 12

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 veteran’s spaghetti dinner will serve spaghetti, breadsticks, desserts and beverage. Cost is $5 per person, veterans eat for free. Green Bay Packer game will be televised at the dinner.

Monday, Nov. 13

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 (1-800-733-2767) 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.

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 (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Brain discussion: 5:45-8:30 p.m., Sauk Prairie committee of the county-wide 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, Nov. 14

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 608-Eileen at 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. Freewill 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-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, Nov. 15

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.

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.