Community calendar 30/12/01/06 | Community

The following events are scheduled to take place between Thursday December 30th and Thursday January 6th.

14 Exhibition of the artists’ gallery of the South

Every day until December 30

Starring Karen Callahan, Narra Smith Cox, Steve Feren, Susan Merritt, Karen Nell McKean, Jennifer Peters, Julie Raasch, Timothy Seery, Pat Seidel, James Shulkin and Francine Tompkins. At the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St.

The Lions Club sells nuts for local causes

If you’re looking to meet your baking and snacking needs while supporting local causes, the Oregon / Brooklyn Lions Club is once again selling nuts at various outlets.

Pro-Modern Salon at 106 Spring St., Fantastic Sams at 954 Janesville St., JL Richards at 668 Janesville St. and Best of Wisconsin Shop at 4645 WI-138 will be hauling the nuts.

You can also contact Arlen Milestone at 608-235-7975 to purchase nuts.

The purchase of nuts and candy allows Lions to continue supporting their various projects including Operation Joy Toy Drive, Operation Warmth, Stuff the Bus, Lions Camp and scholarships.

Support the Optimists Splash Pad by purchasing food

Do you like to nibble on mozzarella or French toast sticks? Do you like pulled pork or chicken fillets for dinner?

If so, you can fill your freezer with your favorite foods and help the Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club fund their Splash Pad Project.

Optimists have partnered with Market Day, a food-focused fundraising company, to help raise money to build the wading pool while filling freezers with grilling treats and easy desserts.

Every time you make a market day purchase, a portion of your sale is spent building the Oregon-Brooklyn Splash Pad.

10% of all market day sales will go to the Splash Pad and food is delivered right to your doorstep.

To order, register on and select Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club to support them through shopping.

Visit for more information.

Oregon Area Historical Society to Match $ 2,000 Contribution by Dec 31

The Oregon Area Historical Society could receive an anonymous donation of $ 2,000 over the next year, but only if the organization manages to raise a matching contribution.

The two anonymous donors have stipulated that in order to use the funds, the OAHS must raise $ 2,000 by December 31, 2021.

This matching challenge is open to anyone wishing to support society and its museum.

The funds would help the OAHS achieve its goal of preserving and educating the history of the Oregon region, former OAHS museum coordinator Melanie Woodworth told The Observer.

“At the moment our priority is to insulate the upper level with proper heating and cooling,” said Woodworth. “We need an emergency staircase. It is often too hot or too cold up there. We are not good stewards of our collections. We need the right environment.

There are a number of ways that interested people can make their contribution.

To donate by mail, send to:

Oregon Regional Historical Society

P.O. Box 262

Oregon, WI 53575

To donate online, visit

To donate in person, visit the museum at 159 Lincoln St.

Group of veterans

9 a.m., Thursday December 30

Hosted by Jonathan Howell from Madison Vet Center.

With today’s global affairs, veterans can have mixed feelings about their time on duty, regardless of their era. Whether you’re looking for resources available to you through the Madison Vet Center or just looking to socialize with other local veterans, don’t hesitate to stop by. Held at the Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Winter Fest Community Event

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday December 30

Fancy a last hurray of the year? Take part in a free family event with games, photo booth, storytelling walk, candlelight hike and other fun events.

The Winter Fest runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 30.

The event will take place between the Prairie View Elementary School bus parking lot and Jaycee Park West.

Hot dogs will be provided by Oregon Area Fire / EMS.

This event is co-sponsored by the Oregon Area Wellness Coalition, Oregon Area Senior Center, OSD Community Ed & Rec, Oregon Nature Alliance, Oregon Public Library, and Stoughton Health. The Friends of the Oregon Library provided funds for Winter Fest library-related activities.

For more information, contact Librarian Kelly Allen at [email protected]

Karaoke contest

6-9 p.m., Thursday December 30

Registration fee of $ 20 Registration forms available on Main Street Music or by email at [email protected] and one will be emailed to you. At Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn.

The village hall closed

December 31st

Seniors center closed

December 31st

Public library closed

31 Dec-Jan 1

New Years Eve at Headquarters

5 p.m., Friday, December 31

Brazilian-inspired appetizers and cocktails throughout the evening, midnight toast. At the Headquarters Bar and Grill, 101 Concord Dr.

New Years Eve at Main Street Music

7 pm-11pm, Friday December 31st

Celebrate the New Year with great music from Jenny Lupien starting at 7pm. Then, the return of Mason Meyer and the Stolen Thunder Band from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover charge. 50/50 raffles. Special drinks. At Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn.

New Years Eve at the Oregon Bowl

7:30 p.m., Friday December 31

Music by The Blue Smoothies (rock, country, pop), food, alcohol.

At 214, rue Spring.

Vintage country and bluegrass jam

12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday January 2

Main Street Music and More, 102 W. Main St., Brooklyn

Mark and Goldie lead the jam every first Sunday of the month. Bring your instruments and enjoy Bloody Marys, food and drink, and good old fashioned country music to take you back in time.

Meat raffle

3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday January 2

At the Headquarters Bar and Grill, 101 Concord Dr.

Weight Loss Support Group

1 p.m., Monday January 3

This group is currently meeting by conference call. Call 608-886-9493 to participate.


7 p.m., Monday January 3

Trivia night. No restriction on team size, so play solo or bring a party. The three best teams leave with prizes. Trivia is free, no reservations required. Show up early to make sure your group has a table before the game.

At the Headquarters Bar and Grill, 101 Concord Dr.

Oregon Open Book Club

9:30 am, Tuesday January 4

The Oregon Open Book Club is “open” to everyone! This is a “very welcoming and friendly group,” according to the Oregon Area Seniors Center newsletter.

The group chooses a different genre each month, but welcomes new members all the time. January’s book is Alan Bradley’s “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Mystery Flavia de Luce # 1)”.

“The sweetness at the bottom of the pie is a mystery that takes place in the English countryside in 1950. It features Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth who walks away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to erase his father in a murder investigation.

Anyone wishing more information or wanting to be added to the club mailing list can send a message to [email protected]

Main Street Music Community Contribution Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday January 4

Main Street Music in Brooklyn will host its second Community Ideas Session to discuss ideas for community events and / or annual traditions that it can implement in 2022 to build community and entertainment. Maybe they should report events from the past? Or maybe they should come up with some cool new ideas to share and start working – parade, music festival, street dancing? Every idea is welcomed. No need to register.

For more information, contact Josh Kaurich at 608-333-6080 or [email protected]

Deadline for submitting candidatures for the spring 2022 elections

5 p.m., Tuesday January 5

For more information visit

Great Debut Book Club

6 p.m. Monday January 3 or 10:30 a.m. Wednesday January 5

The Great Beginnings Book Club meets monthly at the Senior Center.

The January selection of books is “The Lager Queen of Minnesota” by J. Ryan Stradal.

“A novel about family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of world-class beer-making, from the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest”

The library reserves copies of the books. Come by and take a copy. Questions? Contact [email protected]

Planning Commission

6.30 p.m., Thursday January 6

For more information visit

Pantry hours

The Oregon Area Food Pantry is open several times a week for eligible guests to pick up food at 107 N. Alpine Pkwy. Donations can also be deposited during this time.

The pantry distribution and collection hours (except holidays) are:

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every first Saturday of the month

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the second and last Thursday of each month

Call 608-291-0709 for more information.

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