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 email@example.com or visit portagedailyregister.com. Include name and phone number.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. Endeavor Lions Club Bingo, Endeavor-Moundville Fire Department, Endeavor.
Cookie sale: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. front lobby, Divine Savior Healthcare, 2817 New Pinery Road, Portage. On the second Thursday of each month, the Volunteer Partners of Divine Savior bake Smart Cookies. Cookies are 50 cents each or $6 per baker’s dozen of 13. Cookie selection varies month to month, but chocolate chip is always available. All proceeds benefit scholarships for students educating in healthcare-related fields.
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 2 1/2 hours. For information, call 608-697-3690.
Pound: 5:30 p.m. Woodridge Primary School, Portage. Yoga mat required. $5 drop in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toddler Thursday: 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Open to children ages 18-36 months. It’s all about “Piggies” this week with a story, song, finger play, craft and more. The 9:30 session is full so we ask that new families register for the 10:30 time slot. For more information, call 742-4959 ext. 211.
TOPS weight loss group: 1 p.m. Grace Bible Church, county Highway CX, Portage. For information, call Patricia Figueroa at 608-742-4853.
Fish fry: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus fish fry, Knights of Columbus Hall, 918 Silver Lake Drive, Portage. Cocktails at 4 p.m. Public invited. Cost is $11.75.
Teen Virtual Reality Night: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Open to teens in 6th through 12th grade only. The Playstation VR will be set up and everyone will get a chance to experience it. Snacks will be available.
Pre-K Kids: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. This STEM-based program is for children ages 4 to 6 in a pre-kindergarten program who are not currently attending weekly story times. This month will be a hands-on science theme. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies. For more information, call 742-4959 ext. 211.
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.
Briggsville American Legion Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner: 4 to 7:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, Briggsville. Cost is $6, and includes beverage and pie for dessert. 50/50 raffle.
Endeavor Wisconsin Committee to Protect All Pensions: 10 a.m. Endeavor/Moundville Fire Station/Bingo Hall, 631 S. Limits Road, Endeavor. Active workers, retirees, spouses and all people concerned about stopping retirement theft are invited to attend. For more information, visit http://mycspensionhandsoff.com.
Bingo: 1 to 3 p.m., St. Thomas Parish Hall, 651 S. Main St., Poynette. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 6997. The parish hall is open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
Zumba: 5:30 p.m. Rusch Elementary School, Portage. $5 drop in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or email@example.com.
After School Blast: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Open to children in kindergarten through second grade. This month will be a “Leprechaun Party” with games, crafts and refreshments. Registration is not required, but we ask that participants arrive in a timely manner. For more information, call 742-4959 ext. 211.
Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Portage United Methodist Church, 1804 New Pinery Road, Portage.
“Crafternoon” event: 1 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Join in a card making workshop. All materials and instruction are included. Reservations are required; call 742-4959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Health seminar: 5:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Dr. Rachel Selzner of Blau Chiropractic will teach the why and how to detoxify your body, with benefits like improving energy, weight loss, and mental clarity. Recipe samples will also be featured. Reservations are required; call 742-4959 or email email@example.com.
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 www.portagelibrary.us.
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.
Mystery Book Club: 1:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. The group will be discussing the book “While My Pretty One Knits” by Anne Canadeo. The next book will be “The Thin Woman” by Dorothy Cannell and the discussion will be on April 10. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the library. Books are available at the library. For information, contact Jennifer at 742-4959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public input meeting for Silver Lake: 5:30 p.m. Portage Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 115 W. Pleasant St., Portage. This meeting will highlight and ask for feedback on changes being considered for plant harvest operations within the comprehensive aquatic plant management approach for Silver Lake for the 2018 cutting season. All are encouraged to attend.
Pound: 5:15 p.m. Woodridge Primary School, Portage. Bring a yoga mat. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or email@example.com.
Bingo: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Municipal Building, 115 W. Pleasant St., Portage. Sponsored by Our House, and held prior to the senior dining meal which is served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Those desiring a meal should call 742-8726 (between 9 a.m. and noon) one day in advance to make a reservation.
Bingo: 5:30 p.m. Old Chicago, 147 N. Main St., Pardeeville. Bingo will be played every Wednesday, except the first one of the month.
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.
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.
Zumba/Zumba Toning/Pound: 5:15 p.m. Diverse Options, Montello. $5 drop in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.