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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.


Zumba: 5:30 p.m. Rusch Elementary School, Portage. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or

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.

Recital performances: 1 p.m. 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. Cost is $5 at the door. Open to the public. Sponsored by Portage Soundworks.

Unique Singles Holiday Get-Together: 5 p.m. Dino’s Restaurant, New Pinery Road, Portage. All single men and women older than age 50 welcome. The group is strictly social with no dues or officers.


Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Portage United Methodist Church, 1804 New Pinery Road, Portage.

Euchre card party: 6:30 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W8267 Highway 33 East, Portage. Public welcome. Contact: Cloe, 429-2363.

Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter First Day Hike: 1 p.m. Meet at the traditional Ice Age Trail parking area at Gibraltar Rock on Hwy V. For directions visit We will serve hot chocolate to toast in the New Year. Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and sturdy shoes. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Due to possible slick conditions, walking sticks are recommended. For more information, call Bill at 608-843-3926.

Poetry Sharing Group: 1 p.m. Readers Realm Gallery of Books, Gifts and Whimsy, 147 E. Montello St., Montello. The group meets on the first Monday of each month. Share, read or just listen. All are welcome.

Zumba/Zumba Toning/Pound: 6 to 7 p.m. Harrisville Park, Harrisville. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or


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.

Photography Interest Group: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Northwoods Inc., Highway 51 South, Portage. Meet with fellow photographers to share photos and tips, explore new ideas and inspire creativity for upcoming events. Call Fred Baewer with questions at 608-742-4691.

Portage Public Library Children’s Department registration for all children’s programming beginning at 9 a.m. 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

Pound: 5:15 p.m. Woodridge Primary School, Portage. Bring a yoga mat. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or

Waterless Snow Globe Workshop: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. All materials included. Reservations required. Call 608-742-4959 or email


St. Vincent de Paul free medical clinic: 9 a.m. to noon. Wilz Drugs lower level, 140 E. Cook St., Portage. No appointments needed. Information needed is name, date of birth and a contact number. A foot clinic is available every week. The clinic can do exams and prescribe medications. Physical therapist available. Discounted medications are available at Wilz and Walmart.

Free blood pressure screenings: 1 to 5 p.m. Divine Savior Healthcare, 2817 New Pinery Road, Portage. No appointment necessary. Call 745-6405 for more information. Do not eat, smoke, drink caffeine or exercise for 30 minutes prior.

Senior meal: 11:30 a.m. Portage Area Senior Citizens Group, Municipal Building, 115 W. Pleasant St., Portage. The meal will be provided by the Columbia County Nutrition Center. If you wish to have a meal, call Lois Williams at 697-5800 by noon Tuesday to register. The cost is a cash donation which will be directly put back into the nutrition program. The meeting will start at noon with cards to follow.

Zumba/Zumba Toning/Pound: 5 to 6 p.m. Montello City Park, Montello. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or

Zumba: 5:30 p.m. 1208 Northport Road (the former Freedom Carpeting building). This is a $5 drop-in class. For more information, contact Deb at or Rena at 697-6713.


Museum: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portage World War II Museum, 119 W. Cook St., Portage. Free tours for veterans every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The tours take 2½ hours. For information, call 608-697-3690.

Pound: 6:15 p.m. Woodridge Primary School, Portage. Yoga mat required. $5 drop-in fee. Contact Tami at 608-346-3971 or

Portage Family Skate Park public meeting: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. All interested people are welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Cancellations will be announced on our Facebook page. Call 608-742-4959 for more information.

TOPS weight loss group: 1 p.m. Grace Bible Church, county Highway CX, Portage. For information, call Patricia Figueroa at 608-742-4853.

Travel Series—An Evening in Ireland with Craig and Judy Cawley: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage. Reservations appreciated. Call 608-742-4959 or email