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.
Brats and burgers sale: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elks Lodge veranda, West Conant Street, Portage. Runs every Thursday during the Portage Farmers Market.
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 $5.50 per dozen. 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 E. Cook St., Portage. Free tours for veterans every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The tours take 2½ hours. For information, call 608-697-3690.
Portage Farmers Market: noon to 6 p.m. Commerce Plaza, downtown Portage. The market is hosted every Thursday through October and features homegrown produce items, homemade items and handcrafted items.
Toddler Thursday: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Open to children ages 18-36 months. This week toddlers will have fun with elephants in a story, a fingerplay, some stomping around and a craft. Registration is recommended and can be done by calling the Children’s Desk at 742-4959 ext. 211, stopping in person at the desk or registering online at portagelibrary.us. Currently, only the 10:30 a.m. session has openings. The 9:30 a.m. session is full and not more registrations will be taken for that time slot.
TOPS weight loss group: 1 p.m. Grace Bible Church, county Highway CX, Portage. For information, call Patricia Figueroa at 608-742-4853.
Wing Ding Night: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus “Wing Ding Night,” Knights of Columbus Hall, 918 Silver Lake Drive, Portage. Cocktails at 4 p.m. Public invited.
Pound: 6:15 to 7 p.m. John Muir Elementary School, Portage. Yoga mat required. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Fundraiser for Kim Baker of Endeavor: 6 p.m. Endeavor Lions Park, Endeavor. Live music by a 60s band, softball tournament, food and beverages. Also runs Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a baseball tournament, bingo, live music, beanbag tournament, silent auction, mud bogs, face painting, balloon animals, food and beverages.
Gentle Yoga with Ellen Swan: 9 a.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Runs Wednesdays and Fridays through September. Bring a yoga mat or bath towel. All ages and skill levels welcome. Yoga is a relaxing way to become healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Because of the support of the Friends of the Library, this course is free to the public.
Hope House support group: 1 to 2 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Has domestic violence touched your life in some way? Find connections with supportive individuals who have similar life experiences as you at Hope House’s newest support group. All are welcome. Held on the first and third Friday of the month. For more information, contact Katie Fluger, outreach advocate, at 608-356-9123.
Lodi Valley Farmers Market: 2 to 6 p.m. 902 N. Main St., Lodi.
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. Club 23, Highway 23, Briggsville. All single men and women older than age 50 welcome. The group is strictly social with no dues or officers.
Annual Living History Reenactment “Peril at the Portage, an 1830s Melodrama”: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Historic Indian Agency House, off Highway 33 East, Portage. Agency House Tours from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how settlers may have spent their free time, from demonstrating bare knuckle fighting, to at-home musicals and theatre, and a demonstration on how popcorn was popped in the 1830s. This event is an “outdoor theater hike”; the audience will move from scene to scene. Bring your own blanket or chair. For information, call 608-742-6362 or email email@example.com.
Cancer Fundraiser for Kim Baker of Endeavor: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Endeavor Lions Park, Endeavor. Baseball tournament, bingo, live music, beanbag tournament, silent auction, mud bogs, face painting, balloon animals, food and beverages.
Community free meal: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 207 W. Pleasant St., Portage.
Poynette Area Farmers Market: 8 to 11 a.m. Pauquette Park, Main Street, Poynette.
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.
Bingo: 5 to 7 p.m. VFW Hall, 215 W. Collins St., Portage. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. Hard cards are $1 and chips are available. All are welcome. Runs the first and third Sunday of each month.
St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church annual meeting: 1 p.m. St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church, Owen Park Road, town of Caledonia.
Zumba: 6 to 7 p.m. John Muir Elementary School, Portage. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After school program: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Open to children in third through fifth grades. Once a month, Miss Angie will lead students in a STEM-based program that features a different theme that uses elements of science, technology, engineering and math. This month the program features the science of ice cream including making your own. Registration is not required. For more information call 742-4959 ext. 211.
Biking: 6 p.m. Portage Pedalers Monday night ride, meet at Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Wear a helmet, bring a water bottle and bikers under 18 must ride with a parent. Monthly ride leader: Hans Jensen.
Card Making Workshop: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. This month is an autumn theme. All materials are provided. Reservations are required; please call 608-742-4959 or email email@example.com.
Euchre card party: 6:30 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W8267 Highway 33 East, Portage. Public welcome. Contact: Cloe, 429-2363.
Knights of Columbus meeting: 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 918 Silver Lake Drive, Portage.
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 portagelibrary.us.
A Patriotic Concert in Memory of 9/11: 7 p.m. W1441 Vaughn Road, Cambria, featuring the Friesland Community Men’s Choir. This is a fundraiser for fallen soldier’s ornaments, the troop tree, Badger Honor Flight, Columbia County Suicide Prevention and Gold Star family children to attend camp. Call 920-210-2717 for more information.
Zumba/Zumba Toning/Pound: 6 to 7 p.m. Harrisville Park, Harrisville. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Open to children ages 3 to 5. This first story time for preschoolers will introduce children to the library and story time experience with stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Preschool Story Time is a 30- to 40-minute program that uses stories and activities appropriate for this age group. Siblings are welcome. Registration is strongly recommended and can be done by calling the Children’s Desk at 742-4959 ext. 211, stopping in person at the desk or registering online at portagelibrary.us.
Zumba Toning and Pound: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Woodridge Primary School, Portage. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or email@example.com.