Kids seize a snowy day

Area kids hit the sledding hills and dug tunnels through mountains of snow on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 following recent heavy snowfall in Oregon. 

Seen here, Gabriel Olson, 2, of Oregon emerges from a snow tunnel.

The following events are set to take place between Thursday, Jan. 13 and Thursday, Jan. 20. 

Baby Storytime via Zoom

9:30-10 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Thursdays, Jan. 13 and 20

Winter session starts January 13, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Attend at whatever time works best for you and your baby.

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, and stories with Ms. Wendy along with social time for babies and caregivers.

For ages 0-18 months.

Storytime held via Zoom to give privacy to caregivers who want to talk.

Register at to receive Zoom link.

Doggy Play Day

2-4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13

Join Anderson Park Friends, Inc. and the Healthy Parks Healthy You partnership for a celebration of National Walk Your Dog Month at the brand new Anderson County Park Dog Park! This is the eighth dog park within Dane County Parks and has 35 acres of trails and open space for you and your dogs!

The Healthy Parks Healthy You team and Anderson Park Friends will be on-site talking about the health benefits of getting out to walk your dog, handing out goodies and prizes, and even giving away some 2022 Dog Park Permits!

At Anderson Farm Dog Park, 804 Union Road.

“Hope, History, and Happily Ever After” author event

6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13

Patti Stockdale, the author of “Three Little Things,” will share her writing journey from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13.

From 6:30-7:15 p.m., the Stockdale presentation will be held at the Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St. It will also live stream through Oregon Community Access Media and the recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

From 7:15-8 p.m, will be a book signing and book sales.

The book’s synopsis reads, “Hattie Waltz should forget the troubled neighbor leaving for boot camp in 1917. He forgot about her ages ago. It had always been the Waltzs verses the Kregers, his family pitted against hers. When she hands him a farewell gift, a chemistry lesson unfolds. The good kind. Arno Kreger can't leave Iowa or his old man fast enough. He's eager to prove his worth on the battlefield and stop blaming himself for his brother's death. Before entering the train, he bumps into Hattie. He's loved her forever, always from the sidelines, because nobody crosses Hattie's pa. One innocent letter soon morphs into many. Arno and Hattie share three little secrets in each letter and grow closer together. But he's on his way to war across the ocean, and she's still in her father's house. Their newfound love will need to survive dangers on both fronts.”

If you have questions, contact OPL librarian Kara Ripley at 608-835-6268 or

Mindfulness Fundamentals

6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 13 to Feb. 17

For adults 18+. Make your days a little sweeter & a little more easeful with a warm cup of the signature course at the Maitri Center for Mindful Living.

Foundational ingredients you will steep in: meditation techniques, mindful speaking & listening, compassion practices, savoring & gratitude, embodied presence

New and returning students encouraged to enroll.


Movie showing: “Love & Mercy”

1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14

An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

At the Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Music: Eric Joseph

6-9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15

Folk music. At The Wine Reserve, 113 N. Main St.

Open Mic! Open Jam! Open House!

Noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16

Come join the Open Mic! Open Jam! at Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn. The owners would also like any musicians or bands to come and check out the venue to talk to you personally about booking your band. All ages and genres welcome. They will also have drink specials.

Intuitive Skills 101

12:15-1:45 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16

Come experience and learn about your intuitive gifts through the use of an array of spiritual tools.

Explore the use of Oracle Cards, Pendulums, Affirmations, Candle Magic, Automatic Writing, Meditation, Crystals and learn how to put them to practical use in your everyday life. Learn about grounding, running energy, protection and clearing. Bring your enthusiasm, curiosity and questions.

Psychic Medium BrendaLynn Hammon will be your teacher and spiritual guide for this class.

Cost is $15. At Peaceful Heart, 123 S. Main St.

Empowerment Through Spirituality

2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16

Are you curious about spirituality? Feeling like you are awakening? Looking for a gathering of like-minded individuals who are looking for answers, guidance and support as they face the adventures of this new world? Would you love a place to come and explore topics and learn about yourself with lively and fun discussion?

Psychic Medium BrendaLynn Hammon will lead us as we join together and empower each other and ourselves on our life journey.

Cost is $15. At Peaceful Heart, 123 S. Main St.

Weight-loss Support Group

1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17

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

Oregon Village Board

5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17

For more information, visit

Pajama Storytime Through Zoom

6:30-7:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17

For children ages 0-6 years. Join Ms. Wendy and Ms. Kelly for stories, songs and rhymes, and puppets. Registration required at to receive Zoom link and craft.

Each child will receive craft related to the theme. All new attendees will also receive an egg shaker and scarf to keep. For more information, contact Kelly Allen at


7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17

Trivia night. No restrictions on team size, so play by yourself or bring a group. The top three teams go home with prizes. Trivia is free to play, no reservations required. Show up early to ensure your group gets a table before game time.

At Headquarters Bar and Grill, 101 Concord Dr.

Brown Bag Book Club

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19

The Brown Bag Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. online via Zoom. Email to get the login information.

January 19 book selection: “Infinite Country” by Patricia Engle.

Summary: “Moving their family to what they believe will be a safer but temporary home in Houston, two young parents are forced to choose between an undocumented status in America and returning to the violence of war-torn Bogotá.”

The library reserves copies of the books. Swing by and pick up a copy.

Crafty Stampers

9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20

Third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. Bring your own supplies. At Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Third Thursday Afternoon Euchre Card Party

12:30 p.m., Jan. 20

Cost is only $3. No food will be served during this month’s card party.

At the Senior Center, 219 Park St. 

Stepping Up Your Nutrition

1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20

Instructor: Shannon Gabriel, RDN CD, Registered Dietitian; Healthy Aging Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging of Dane County

This program is offered free of charge and space is limited. To register, call 608-835-5801 or email

Food Pantry times

The Oregon Area Food Pantry is open several times a week for eligible guests to come get food at 107 N. Alpine Pkwy. Donations may also be dropped off during this time.

Pantry distribution and collection hours (except on holidays) are:

9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday

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

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

Call 608-291-0709 for information.

To submit events, email community reporter Neal Patten at

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