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 ​N​ew ​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