Recital performances will be held at 1 p.m. at Portage Center for the Arts, 301 E. Cook St., Portage, featuring students of independent music teachers located throughout the surrounding region: Portage, Poynette, Pardeeville, Baraboo, Montello, Lodi, Waunakee, Madison, Coloma and more. The cost is $5 at the door. Open to the public. Sponsored by Portage Soundworks.
Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter First Day Hike will be held at 1 p.m. Meet at the traditional Ice Age Trail parking area at Gibraltar Rock on Hwy V. We will serve hot chocolate to toast in the New Year. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and sturdy shoes. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Walking sticks are recommended. For information, call Bill at 608-843-3926.
Portage Public Library Children's Department registration for all children's programming will begin at 9 a.m. at Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Registration will be ongoing through the month of January and can be done in person, over the telephone at 742-4959 ext. 211 or online at portagelibrary.us.