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Today

Fermentation Fest: Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 13-15, Wormfarm Institute, around downtown Reedsburg. Seventh annual Fermentation Fest — A Live Culture Convergence. More than 60 classes and tastings about fermented products will be offered. Classes and events require online registration at fermentationfest.com" target="_blank">fermentationfest.com. Art, music and poetry in Reedsburg’s City Park. Food Chain — a Marketplace of Fermented Food, Art, Beer and Ideas will be the place to eat, drink and connect with other fermenters. For information on the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour, visit explorehillandvalley.com for complete details. For more information and a full listing of classes and events, visit fermentationfest.com.

Pancake breakfast: 7:30-11:30 a.m., Sysco Baraboo, Jones Dairy Farms and The Greater Sauk County Community Foundation, Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Ave., Baraboo. Pancake Palooza with $5 all-you-can-eat pancakes with all of the proceeds going to the Baraboo Boys & Girls Club.

Run/walk: 8 a.m., Camp Wawbeek, 1450 Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells The Ken Saville Sprawl 5K Run, Walk and Wheel will take place. Runners, walkers and participants in wheelchairs are welcome. Cost is $25 for pre-registration, $30 at the race. For more information and to register, visit firstgiving.com/fallsprawl/2017-ken-saville-fall-sprawl.

Harvest festival: starts at 8:30 a.m., Weston School District, E2511 Highway S, Cazenovia. Fall Harvest Festival with FFA Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. in the high school cafeteria for a free will offering. Sheep barn demos at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Badger Honor 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk Run begins at 10 a.m. with registration for this from 9-9:45 a.m. Fun-filled events are planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wildlife Exhibit.

Motorcycle ride: 9 a.m., SSM Health at Home. The Barn Restaurant, S5566 Highway DL, Baraboo. Fifth annual Hitting the Road for Hospice motorcycle ride fundraiser will include a poker run, raffle and a cookout. Cars and trucks are also welcome. For more information and to register, call Jenn Clough at 608-567-9358 or visit facebook.com/events/670982209749424.

Exploration tour: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hill and Valley Exploration Tour, numerous locations in the Reedsburg area. Area farms open their doors so the public can experience farm living first hand. Learn how to shear sheep, harvest honey, groom a show calf, warp a loom, can chutney, make wine and more. Some locations will charge a small fee. Fresh veggies, jellies, preserves and quality meat direct from the producers will be available for purchase. For more information, a map of farm locations and fees, visit explorehillandvalley.com.

Test drive: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Courtesy Ford Sauk Prairie, 837 Phillips Blvd, Sauk Cit. Drive 4 Ur School fundraiser for every test drive of a new Ford vehicle the Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the junior class, up to $6,000. The students will also host a brat and hot dog stand at the event. Limit one test drive per household and drivers must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license and insurance. For more information, call Bob Koch at 608-643-8553.

Trail run: 9 a.m., Friends of Mirror Lake, Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Road, Baraboo. The 2nd Annual S’more Fun Trail Run includes a one-mile hike, 5K and 10K run utilizing the park’s scenic trails. There will be post-race food and beverages including s’mores around a campfire. To check availability and for more information, visit active.com/baraboo-wi/running/distance-running-races/s-more-fun-trail-run-2017 or friendsofmirrorlake.org.

Art workshop: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7-8, River Arts Inc, River Arts on Water Studio, 590 Water St., Prairie du Sac. Two-day indigo dyeing workshop. Fee is $280 and a materials fee of $30 for both days. For more information or to register, visit riverartsinc.org, call 608-643-5215 or email kcoopman@riverartsinc.org.

Membership drive: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Baraboo Theatre Guild, Fall Art Fair, in the tent, near Third and Oak Streets, downtown Baraboo. Membership is $5 for individuals or $15 for family. Cash, check or PayPal at barabootheatreguild.org.

Brat fry: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Baraboo Optimist Club, Ski-Hi Apple Orchard, E11219A Ski Hi Road, Baraboo. Proceeds will benefit various children’s programs in the community.

Church celebration: 10:30 a.m., Black Hawk United Methodist Church, S10174 Highway C, Sauk City. Lord’s Acre Celebration will feature a bake sale at 10:30 a.m., pork chop dinner at 11 a.m. and an auction and kids activities beginning at 1 p.m.

Girls hockey: 2 p.m., Sauk Prairie Youth Hockey Association, Sauk Prairie Area Recreation Center, 1700 Tower St., Prairie du Sac. Try Hockey For Free clinic for girls, ages 4 and older, to learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment. For more information, contact Jeremy Gesicki at 608-448-8609, email jeremy.gesicki@gmail.com or visit saukprairiehockey.com.

Audition: 4:30-6:30 p.m., River Valley Players, Spring Green Library, 230 E. Monroe St., Spring Green. Adult auditions for “Cricket on the Hearth,” an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s Christmas story by Bruce G. Bradley and directed by Bradley. Performances will take place Dec. 7-10 at the Gard Theatre, 111 E. Jefferson, Spring Green. For further information, or to schedule an audition time, email cymraeg52@gmail.com.

Bingo: 5 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 310 Second St., Baraboo. Two 10-game sessions begin at 6 p.m. followed by progressive jackpot bingo at 8 p.m. There will be a concession stand, raffle, family fun and magic ball bingo. State law requires bingo players younger than 18 years, must be accompanied by an adult relative. For more information, call 608-356-4773.

Concert: 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m., Bordello of Horror and Dr. Thunder Monster Music Mania, Red Mouse Bar and Grill, 3738 Highway P, Cross Plains. Concert to benefit the Sauk Prairie Music Association. Bands include Sam Ness, Texas Bubble Gum Machine, The Anderson Brothers, Dr. Noise, Beef Eagle, Switchblade Monkeys, Go Play God, and 7 Seasons Deep. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at door, available at bordelloofhorror.com.

Live music: 6 p.m. lessons, 7-9:45 p.m. band, Free Congregation of Sauk County, Park Hall, 307 Polk St., Sauk City. Solstice Jazz Band under the direction of Tony Cavagnetto, will perform a variety of big band dance music that includes swing, Latin, rock, blues, ballads, classic jazz standards and current jazz hits. Admission is $5 at the door and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Dance lessons will be offered at 6 p.m., for which free will donations will be accepted.

Test drive: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Courtesy Ford Sauk Prairie, 837 Phillips Blvd, Sauk Cit. Drive 4 Ur School fundraiser for every test drive of a new Ford vehicle the Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the junior class, up to $6,000. The students will also host a brat and hot dog stand at the event. Limit one test drive per household and drivers must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license and insurance. For more information, call Bob Koch at 608-643-8553.

Sunday

Fermentation Fest: Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 13-15, Wormfarm Institute, around downtown Reedsburg. Seventh annual Fermentation Fest — A Live Culture Convergence. More than 60 classes and tastings about fermented products will be offered. Classes and events require online registration at fermentationfest.com" target="_blank">fermentationfest.com. Art, music and poetry in Reedsburg’s City Park. Food Chain — a Marketplace of Fermented Food, Art, Beer and Ideas will be the place to eat, drink and connect with other fermenters. For information on the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour, visit explorehillandvalley.com for complete details. For more information and a full listing of classes and events, visit fermentationfest.com.

Pancake breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon, Camp Wawbeek, 1450 Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells. All you can eat pancakes for $5.

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.

Art workshop: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., River Arts Inc, River Arts on Water Studio, 590 Water St., Prairie du Sac. Two-day indigo dyeing workshop. Fee is $280 and a materials fee of $30 for both days. For more information or to register, visit riverartsinc.org, call 608-643-5215 or email kcoopman@riverartsinc.org.

Exploration tour: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hill and Valley Exploration Tour, numerous locations in the Reedsburg area. Area farms open their doors so the public can experience farm living first hand. Learn how to shear sheep, harvest honey, groom a show calf, warp a loom, can chutney, make wine and more. Some locations will charge a small fee. Fresh veggies, jellies, preserves and quality meat direct from the producers will be available for purchase. For more information, a map of farm locations and fees, visit explorehillandvalley.com.

Church celebration: 9:15 a.m., Black Hawk United Methodist Church, S10174 Highway C, Sauk City. Lord’s Acre Celebration will feature Christian education at 9:15 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m. and a harvest festival pot luck at 11:30 a.m.

Brat fry: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Baraboo Optimist Club, Ski-Hi Apple Orchard, E11219A Ski Hi Road, Baraboo. Proceeds will benefit various children’s programs in the community.

Oktoberfest: noon, Dorf Haus, 8931 Highway Y, Sauk City. Dorf Kapelle Show Band will perform from 1-3 p.m., buffet, starts at noon. Cost is $42. Reservations are required; call 608-643-3980 or visit foodspot.com/dorfhaus.

Live music: 1 p.m., Glory Train Gospel Band, Church of God, 1225 N. Dewey Ave., Reedsburg. Homemade pie to follow. For more information, call 524-4771.

Audition: 1-4 p.m., River Valley Players, Spring Green Library, 230 E. Monroe St., Spring Green. Adult auditions for “Cricket on the Hearth,” an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s Christmas story by Bruce G. Bradley and directed by Bradley. Performances will take place Dec. 7-10 at the Gard Theatre, 111 E. Jefferson, Spring Green. For further information, or to schedule an audition time, email cymraeg52@gmail.com.

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

Women’s meeting: 11:30 a.m., Reedsburg Area Women’s Club, Reedsburg Country Club, 3003 E. Main St., Reedsburg. There will be no speaker at the meeting, as members will play bingo for cash prizes. To check availability, call Belinda Bowers at 985-7417 or beebowers@yahoo.com by Oct. 5 with lunch selection. For membership information, call Darcy Swiscz at 464-3295.

Audition: 6-8 p.m., River Valley Players, Spring Green Library, 230 E. Monroe St., Spring Green. Adult auditions for “Cricket on the Hearth,” an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s Christmas story by Bruce G. Bradley and directed by Bradley. Performances will take place Dec. 7-10 at the Gard Theatre, 111 E. Jefferson, Spring Green. For further information, or to schedule an audition time, email cymraeg52@gmail.com.

Open house: 6-8 p.m., Prairie du Sac Volunteer Fire Department, 855 17th St., Prairie du Sac Industrial Park. Fire Prevention Week open house with fire safety demonstrations, fire prevention handouts, station tours, meet and ask questions of the firefighters, and firetruck rides.

Meeting: 6:30 p.m., Reedsburg Little League, Reedsburg Recreation Center, 134 S. Locust St., Reedsburg. Annual meeting open to the public. For more information, visit reedsburglittleleague.com or email Board President Mark Othmer at mothmer25@yahoo.com.

Tuesday

Hospice training: Noon to 4 p.m., Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care, 1670 South Blvd., Baraboo. Volunteers are needed to visit and provide companionship to local hospice patients. For more information, an application and to schedule orientation, call 608-327-7163.

Reunion: 2-4 p.m., Durward’s Glen Retreat Center, W11876 McLeisch Road, Baraboo. All School Reunion for anyone that attended the Durward’s Glen School during the years prior to its closing in the late 1950s. Desserts will be served.

Music program: 6:30 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

Music, stories: 2-3 p.m., Sauk City Public Library, 515 Water St., Sauk City. Author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps highlighting their efforts at Devil’s Lake State Park. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 608-643-8346 or visit saukcitylibrary.org.

Meeting: 3 p.m., SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, 707 14th St., Baraboo. Better Breathers Club will meet with speaker Kayce Spear, MD leading a discussion on lung disease and the stages of chronic lung disease.

Author visit: 4 p.m., Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water St. in Prairie du Sac. Author Kathleen Ernst will present an American Girl Fans program for young readers. Guests may bring their dolls. Event is free and open to the public with time for questions, door prize giveaways and book signings with books available for purchase. She returns at 7 p.m. to discuss her Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries. For more information, contact Meagan at 608-643-8318 or visit pdslibrary.org.

Chili supper: 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 325 Mill St., Loganville. Chili Supper and Bazaar. Free-will donation accepted.

Open house: 6-8 p.m., Sauk City Volunteer Fire Department, firehouse, 505 Van Buren St. Sauk City. Open house in honor of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. Activities include a fire demonstration at 7:15 p.m. donut samples from Dunkin Donuts of Sauk City, fire truck rides starting at 6 p.m., firehouse tours with popcorn and lemonade and kids can handle a charged hose line and put out simulated flames. For more information, visit firepreventionweek.org.

Senior program: 6-7:30 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Baraboo Public Library and the Baraboo Senior Center have joined together to present an Advanced Planning series. Clifford Bobholz, attorney with Boardman and Clark, LLP, will discuss estate planning including when and how to transfer assets to heirs. This program is free. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Author visit: 7 p.m., Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water St. in Prairie du Sac. Author Kathleen Ernst will discuss her award-winning Wisconsin-based series Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries. Event is free and open to the public with time for questions, door prize giveaways and book signings with books available for purchase. For more information, contact Meagan at 608-643-8318 or visit pdslibrary.org.

Thursday

Open house: 4-7 p.m., Ramaker & Associates, 855 Community Drive, Sauk City. Open house-style party to celebrate its 25th anniversary with food, beverages and a gift for each guest.

Senior dinner: 4-7 p.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Baraboo. Fall Harvest Fest annual fundraiser. Spaghetti dinner will be served with salad, garlic bread, drink and dessert. Cost is $8 in advance or $9 at the door. Event will also include a silent auction, raffles and a purse grab. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Poetry event: 6:30 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Open mic poetry reciting. Performance will be recorded and assistance will be given on how to submit to the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Poetry Recitation Project. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Apple class: 6:30 p.m., Rock Springs Public Library, 101 First St., Rock Springs. Jacob Franzen from Ski-Hi Fruit Farm will host a free evening of education about apples. He will talk about different varieties that excel in Wisconsin climates, small scale and personal apple production. Participants will have the opportunity to taste various varieties. For more information, visit rockspringslibrary.com.

Friday

Fundraiser: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Sauk Prairie Hospital conference room, 260 26th St., Prairie du Sac. Linen sale of sheet sets, blankets, Sherpa blankets and bamboo memory foam pillows from Geneva Distributing. For more information, call 643-7257.

Vehicle checks: 9 a.m. to noon, Spring Green Township Hall, Spring Green. TRIAD program for free vehicle winterization checks for senior citizens. Services include a check of fluids, hoses, belts, lights and equipment on vehicles. No appointments are necessary and refreshments will be provided.

Fermentation Fest: Oct. 13-15, Wormfarm Institute, around downtown Reedsburg. Seventh annual Fermentation Fest –A Live Culture Convergence. More than 60 classes and tastings about fermented products will be offered. Classes and events require online registration at fermentationfest.com" target="_blank">fermentationfest.com. Art, music and poetry in Reedsburg’s City Park. Food Chain—a Marketplace of Fermented Food, Art, Beer and Ideas will be the place to eat, drink and connect with other fermenters. For information on the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour, visit explorehillandvalley.com for complete details. For more information and a full listing of classes and events, visit fermentationfest.com.

Live performance: 7 p.m., Griffin Theatre Company of Chicago, River Arts Center, 105 Ninth St., Prairie du Sac. “Letters Home” puts the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in those countries. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for veterans or students and can be purchased at riverartsinc.org/letters-home, at River Arts on Water, 590 Water St., Prairie du Sac, by phone at 608-643-5215, or at the door on the night of the show.

Poetry reading: 7:30 p.m., The Village Booksmith, 526 Oak St., Baraboo. Second Friday Poetry will feature Madison author and artist Jeannie Bergmann aharing selections from her new book “A Catalogue of the Future Suns.” Open stage will follow where readers can share their own work or the work of others. For more information, call 608-355-1001 or visit villagebooksmith.com.

Concert: 7:30 p.m., Al. Ringling Theatre, 136 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. A.J. Croce, son of the late musician Jim Croce will present his concert, Two Generations of American Music. He will play some of his father’s best known songs and songs from his newly released album, “Just Like Medicine.” Tickets are $25-45 and available online at alringling.com.