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Today

Speaker: 7 p.m., Badger Museum of Army Ammunition, former main gateway to the plant on Highway 12. Verlyn Mueller, archivist, will discuss the Winter Wonderland at BOW/BAAP, where he will draw on the extensive collection of historical photos of the former powder plant property to show and tell what it looked like over the years.

Presentation: 6-7 p.m., National Alliance on Mental Illness Sauk County, West Square Building, Room B-30, 510 Broadway, Baraboo. People affected by mental illness often experience a sense of grief brought on by personality change, co-opted future or other associated losses. Deanna Houck will discuss grief and how it can be applied to a loss, no matter what kind it is. She will share her experiences with grief, its stages, and helpful coping skills. Free, open to the public. For more information call Dave Moritz at 608-355-0378.

Meeting: 7 p.m., Democratic Party of Sauk County, Baraboo Civic Center, Room 12-14, 124 Second St., Baraboo. Election of officers for 2019 takes place. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit saukdems.org.

Friday

Open house: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bank of Prairie du Sac, 555 Park Ave., Prairie du Sac and 865 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City. Cookies and punch at both locations. The Sauk Prairie Hospital Gift Shop gift sale and Optimist Club Nut & Candy sale will be at the Prairie du Sac location all day. Kids can meet Santa Claus and Eaglee Eagle beginning at 3 p.m. at Prairie du Sac location only. For more information, visit bankpds.com.

Book sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Friends of the Library Book Sale features a wide selection of books, DVDs, and CDs. Prices start at $1. For more information, call 608-356-6166.

Holiday fair: noon to 6 p.m., Helen’s Daughters Studio and Baraboo Arts, Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center, 323 Water St., Baraboo. Very Merry Holiday Fair Gala and Shopping with 60 artisans, gift drawings, wine tasting, food available in the Artisan Café, free admission. For more information, visit theverymerryholidayfair.com.

Dinner theater: 6:30 p.m., Walnut Hill Bible Church, Expeditions, E11844 Highway DL, Baraboo. “The Buzz in Bethlehem” with appetizers and a full dinner. Tickets are $16 each or $14 each for a group of eight or more; and are available at buzzinbethlehem.com. For more information, call Mary Hackbarth at 608-356-3111.

Concert: 7 p.m., River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water St., Prairie du Sac. Harpist Karen Beth Atz will play an evening of seasonal music. There is no advance ticket sale, a $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit River Arts Inc. programs.

Concert: 7:30 p.m., The Village Booksmith, 526 Oak St., Baraboo. Zach Ott and Gretchen Roltgen tickle the ivories of the Booksmith’s baby grand in a concert of holiday favorites and keyboard classics. Free. For more information, call 608-355-1001 or visit villagebooksmith.com.

Saturday

Trail improvement: 9 a.m., Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter, Merrimac Ferry, Merrimac. Meet at South Wayside Park. Wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, bring water and work gloves. All tools will be provided. For directions visit goo.gl/maps/5SdNk. For more information, contact Bill at 608-843-3926 or billpatti@charter.net

Holiday fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Helen’s Daughters Studio and Baraboo Arts, Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center, 323 Water St., Baraboo. Very Merry Holiday Fair Gala and Shopping with 60 artisans, gift drawings, wine tasting, food available in the Artisan Café, free admission. For more information, visit theverymerryholidayfair.com.

Book sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. Friends of the Library Book Sale features a wide selection of books, DVDs, and CDs. Prices start at $1. From noon to 4 p.m., fill a bag, provided, for $5. For more information, call 608-356-6166.

Holiday shop: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Shop, 836 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City. Fourth annual holiday shop benefiting the Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry. Featuring more than 60 vendors and crafters, with a holiday cookie sale for Friends of Sauk Prairie Park and Rec.

Wagon rides: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Taliesin Preservation, Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 Highway C, Spring Green. One-hour horse-drawn wagon rides through the Taliesin estate and warm seasonal beverages by the fireside in the fully restored historic Tan-y-Deri. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 4-9, and free for younger if sitting on an adults lap. Space is limited, reserve online at taliesinpreservation.org.

Author visit: 1 p.m., The Village Booksmith, 526 Oak St., Baraboo. Local authors Nina Loeffel and Rachel Larson share the story of their new children’s book, “Mr. Grumpy Pants,” which describes how an unexpected literal change of heart can inspire an refreshingly figurative one. Free. For more information, call 608-355-1001 or visit villagebooksmith.com.

Dinner theater: 6:30 p.m., Walnut Hill Bible Church, Expeditions, E11844 Highway DL, Baraboo. “The Buzz in Bethlehem” with appetizers and a full dinner. Tickets are $16 each or $14 each for a group of eight or more; and are available at buzzinbethlehem.com. For more information, call Mary Hackbarth at 608-356-3111.

Live performance: 7:30 p.m., Al. Ringling Theatre, 136 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. A Neil Diamond Tribute starring Keith Allynn. Reserved tickets are $20-$25, box seats are $45 and available at the box office or at alringling.org. For more information, call 608-356-8864.

Concert: 7:30 p.m., Park Hall, 307 Polk St., Sauk City. Performing holiday and seasonal music at the Kelters and More Concert will be Walter, bassoon; Bridget Mullin, piano; Marita Kelter, director and vocalist; Amber Kelter, flute; and Bob Kelter, percussion. Admission is $8 with proceeds going to the musicians and to Park Hall. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. For further information call 608-963-8451.

Walk-in health insurance enrollment: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Covering Wisconsin, Reedsburg Public Library, 370 Vine St., Reedsburg. Free enrollment assistance for people needing health insurance. The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period ends Dec. 15.

Sunday

Holiday shop: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Shop, 836 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City. Fourth annual holiday shop benefiting the Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry. Featuring more than 60 vendors and crafters, with a holiday cookie sale for Friends of Sauk Prairie Park and Rec.

Christmas service: 10:30 a.m., Little Brown Church, 29864 Brown Church Drive, Lone Rock. The annual Christmas service at the Little Brown Church. Pastor Craig Peach from the Lone Rock Community Congregational Church will deliver the message. Barb Persinger will be the accompanist and Brass in the Pines will provide holiday music. Social hour with refreshments will follow the service. People of all faiths are welcome.

Dinner theater: 1 p.m., Walnut Hill Bible Church, Expeditions, E11844 Highway DL, Baraboo. “The Buzz in Bethlehem” with appetizers and a full dinner. Tickets are $16 each or $14 each for a group of eight or more; and are available at buzzinbethlehem.com. For more information, call Mary Hackbarth at 608-356-3111.

Monday

Meeting: 11:30 a.m., Reedsburg Area Women’s Club, Reedsburg Country Club, 3003 E. Main St., Reedsburg. There will be a cookie exchange with members bringing two dozen cookies to share and children from St. Peters will entertain. Representatives from Safe Harbor and Veterans Equine Trail Service will be present to receive profits from the Craft Fair Plus. For membership information, call Darcy Swiscz at 464-3295.

iPhone 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, web browsing, calendar, apps, settings and more. For more information, call Diane Pillsbury at 608-356-8464.

Blood drive: 1-6 p.m., American Red Cross, La Valle Fire Department, 101 W. Main St., La Valle. To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. To save time when donating, visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.

Fundraiser: 4:15-8 p.m., Baraboo Bluffs ATV/UTV Club, Pizza Ranch, 916 Gateway Drive, Baraboo. All donations and tips and 5-10 percent of proceeds will be given to the club for route signage.

Fundraiser: 5-7 p.m., Baraboo High School Interact Club and the Baraboo Rotary Club, St. Joseph Parish School, 310 Second St., Baraboo. Spaghetti dinner includes spaghetti, bread sticks, salad and dessert/drink. Cost is $8 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 4-11, and free for younger. Tickets available at the high school main office or at the concession stand at any home basketball game. Proceeds will go toward the second annual Food For Kidz packing event scheduled for March. For more information, contact Rachel Lichte at rglichte@barabooschools.net or call 608-393-0971.

Tuesday

Veterans coffee: 9-11 a.m., Madison College Reedsburg Campus, 300 Alexander Ave. room 114, Reedsburg. All veterans are invited for coffee and conversation.

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.

Transportation meeting: 2-3:30 p.m., Sauk County Aging, & Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country, lower level conference room, B-24, West Square Building, 505 Broadway, Baraboo. Public input meeting regarding public transportation in Sauk County for the upcoming five-year period with an emphasis on seniors and the disabled. For more information, contact ADRC transportation coordinator, David Sonntag at 608-355-3278 or email david.sonntag@saukcountywi.gov.

Wednesday

Fundraiser: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paul’s Chocolates of Sauk City, Sauk Prairie Hospital, 260 26th St., Prairie du Sac. Chocolatier Paul Beloungy will be on hand with boxes and samples of his 18 flavors of chocolates, truffles and caramels, including December’s flavors of the month, egg nog and peppermint. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare.

Meeting: Noon, South Central Dairy Testing, Voyageur Inn, 200 Viking Dr., Reedsburg. Annual meeting, beginning with a meal, followed by business meeting, awards, and door prizes. To reserve a spot, call 608-524-3213.

Community meal: 5-7 p.m., 6:8, 821 Industry Road, Sauk City. Free event, open to the public. Community meal sponsored by 6:8, which coincides with the food pantry’s distribution on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Share in fellowship before, during, and after the pantry’s distribution. Sample food prepared with produce from 6:8’s community garden when in season. For more information, visit makingservicepersonal.org.