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Today

Open stage: 7:30 p.m., The Village Booksmith, 526 Oak St., Baraboo. Monthly open stage features a variety of musical styles and genres. All acts invited; audience encouraged. Free. For more information, call 608-355-1001 or visit villagebooksmith.com.

Comedy show: 8 p.m., North Shore Restaurant & Bar, E11614 Tranquility Lane, Baraboo. Stand-Up Comedy Showcase featuring Baraboo native Tyson Purcell and Wisconsin comics, Mickey Morello, Brook Whitehead, Carly Malison, and Jake Snell, headlining the show. Admission is $10.

Saturday

Alzheimer’s Walk: 9 a.m., The 18th annual Sauk County Alzheimer’s Walk, Mary Rountree Evans Park, 701 Second Ave., Baraboo. For more information, to register or pledge support, visit alzwisc.org. Walk-in registration at the event is also welcome.

Create a scarecrow: 10 a.m., Baraboo Public Library, Ochsner Park, 903 Park St., Baraboo. Create a scarecrow will library-supplied items like straw, clothes, frames and burlap. Free event, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration forms available at the library. Registration of the scarecrow made at this event or at home qualifies it for inclusion in the community-wide scarecrow parade and contest. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Brat fry: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, Ski-Hi Apple Orchard, E11219A Ski-Hi Road, Baraboo. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 356-8464.

Animal feeding: 11 a.m., Devil’s Lake State Park. Watch the animals in the Nature Center have lunch. Box turtles munch on some salad, water snakes slurp down fish, and tree frogs tackle crickets. Meet at the Nature Center. For more information, call 608-356-8301.

Meeting: 11:30 a.m., Lodi Area Women’s Connection, Reach Out Lodi Community Center, 601 Clark St., Lodi. Cost is $12. For more information and to check availability, call Eileen at 608-592-3265, Dianne at 608-293-2333, or email splreservation@yahoo.com.

Monarch tagging: 1-3 p.m., Devil’s Lake State Park. The monarch butterflies are starting to migrate south for the winter and it’s a perfect time to capture and tag them. Nets and tags provided. The results will be recorded at monarchwatch.org. Meet at the Steinke Basin Parking Lot.

Walleye dinner: 4-7:30 p.m., North Freedom American Legion Post 172, 106 E. Walnut St., North Freedom. Dinner for $11 includes walleye fillet, dinner roll, potato wedges, baked beans, ice cream, coleslaw as well as coffee or milk.

Movie: 7 p.m., Al. Ringling Theatre, 136 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. “Dumbo” (1941) will be shown. Rated G, general admission $10. Tickets available at the door or alringling.org. For more information, call 608-356-8864.

Sunday

Triathlon: 8-11 a.m., Devils Challenge Triathlon, Devil’s Lake State Park. After a 1/4-mile swim in Devil’s Lake, take on a hilly 15-mile bike ride through the Baraboo bluffs and a 5K run through the park roads of Devil’s Lake State Park. Meet at the North Shore.

Brat fry: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, Ski-Hi Apple Orchard, E11219A Ski-Hi Road, Baraboo. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 356-8464.

Monday

Blood drive: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Reedsburg Area Women’s Club, Reedsburg VFW, 200 Veterans Drive, Reedsburg. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are always welcome. For an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Blood drive: Noon to 5:30 p.m., Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Graceway Church, 65 13th St., Prairie du Sac. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are always welcome. For an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. All presenting donors will receive ‘Give a Pint, Get a Pint’ coupon from Culvers.

Android workshop: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. Cell Plus Device Specialist Gene Rolland will lead the free workshop which includes a class booklet, instruction about calls, messaging, email, apps, settings and more. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Support group: 2-4 p.m., Baraboo Area Wide Parkinson Support Group, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 131 Sixth Ave., Baraboo. Meets every third Monday of the month. For more information, call Geri Schoenoff at 356-3473 or Sylvia Kriegl at 356-7096.

Transportation update: 6:30-8 p.m., Department of Transportation, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, 1006 Connie Road, Giese Lecture Hall, room 107, Baraboo. Secretary Dave Ross will provide a briefing on the department, reforms, budget and economic development projects in the state.

Tuesday

Travel discussion: 10-11 a.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. Gail and Marge Mitchell will discuss a visit of first century churches and other sites in Turkey. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Meeting: 11:30 a.m., Lodi Area Women’s Connection, Reach Out Lodi Community Center, 601 Clark St., Lodi. “Here’s Lookin’ At You” luncheon, cost is $12. Lori Stone, senior executive manager of L’BRIE ‘n’ NATURAL, will share about using products that are safe and healthy for all ages, genders and the environment. “From Wreckage to Restoration” is the message from Patty Blackstad-Parker. She tells how the wreckage of her life was restored by the master repairman. Call Eileen at 592-3265 or Dianne at 293-2333 or e-mail SPLreservation@yahoo.com by today.

Golf fundraiser: noon, People Helping People, Baraboo Country Club, 401 Mine St., Baraboo. There will be raffles, silent auction, dinner and socializing. Cost is $85 in advance or $95 the day of, which includes golf, cart and dinner. Baraboo County Club members pay $50 or $60, respectively. Flag events with hole-in-one challenge with brand new car prize. Non-golfers can enjoy dinner, raffle and silent auction for $25. For more information or to register, call Merry Lynn Riek at 608-356-5500 ext. 1801, email mlriek@wccucreditunion.coop or visit the events page at phpofwisconsin.org.

Advance planning: 1 p.m., 9/18, Baraboo Public Library, Baraboo Area Senior Citizen Organization, 124 Second St., Room 21, Baraboo. Michael Soule and Brittney Busalacchi, partners at Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, will discuss options to consider in advance planning, guardianship and protective placements for loved ones. Registration is not required. Admission is free. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Teen event: 4 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Free event, Registration is not required. Teen Cheese Tasting & Trivia where teens will test their knowledge of cheese and try new varieties. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

Blood pressure screening: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Baraboo Area Senior Center, 124 Second St., Room 24, Baraboo. Free blood pressure screening. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 356-8464.

Balance workshop: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 9/19, New Life Physical Therapy, 840 Highway 136, Suite 3, Baraboo. Free Balance and Dizziness Workshop where attendees will learn the most common causes of balance problems and dizziness, options for successful treatment, and do-it-yourself balance tests to determine risk of falling. For more information or to register, call 608-356-2334 or visit newlifept.com/baraboo-workshop.

Thursday

Presentation: 8-9 a.m., Network for Charitable Giving, Fusch Community Center, 2090 Ridgeview Drive, Reedsburg. Join the Network for Charitable Giving as three living legacy donors will talk about what inspired them to make a legacy gift and how they plan to make their gifts. Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no charge to attend.

Exercise class: 10:30 a.m. to noon, St. Clare Hospital GoldenCare, Ringling Room, 707 14th St., Baraboo. Keeping your Body in Motion with Anna-Marie School, exercise physiologist. Bring comfortable shoes and clothing for demonstrations and exercise. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 608-356-1407.

Presentation: 6:30 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Free program. Serge Koenig, soil conservation technician with the Sauk County Conservation, Planning & Zoning Department, will discuss Sauk County’s work to protect rural waterways. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit baraboopubliclibrary.org.

Meeting: 7 p.m., Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter, Lodi Medical Clinic, 160 Valley Drive, Lodi. Chapter meeting for the Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter. For more information call 608-577-9984.