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The following events are set to take place between Thursday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 30.

14 South Artists Gallery Show

Daily through Dec. 30

Featuring 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 Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St.

Lions Club selling nuts for local causes

If you are looking to take care of your baking and snacking needs while supporting local causes, the Oregon/Brooklyn Lions Club is selling nuts again at various retail locations.

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 carrying the nuts.

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

Purchasing nuts and candy allows the Lions to continue to support its various projects including Operation Joy Toy Drive, Operation Warmth, Stuff the Bus, Lions Camp, and scholarships.

Support the Optimists’ Splash Pad through food purchases

Do you love to snack on mozzarella sticks or French toast sticks? Do you enjoy pulled pork or chicken filets for dinner?

If so, you can stock your freezer with your favorite foods and help the Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club fund its Splash Pad project.

The Optimists have connected with food-based fundraising company Market Day to help raise funds to build the splash pad while filling freezers with goodies for grilling and easy-peasy desserts.

Each time you make a Market Day purchase, a portion of your sale goes towards building the Oregon-Brooklyn Splash Pad.

10% of all the Market Day sales will go to the Splash Pad and the food is delivered directly to homes.

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

Visit oregon-brooklyn-optimists.org/market-day for more information.

Oregon Area Historical Society needs to match $2,000 contribution by Dec. 31

The Oregon Area Historical Society could receive an anonymous gift of $2,000 sometime in 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, OAHS needs to raise $2,000 by December 31, 2021.

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

The funds would help OAHS accomplish its goal of the preservation and education of Oregon area history, former OAHS museum coordinator Melanie Woodworth told the Observer.

“Right now, our priority is to get the upper level insulated with proper heating and cooling,” Woodworth said. “We need a fire escape. It is often too hot or too cold up there. We are not being good stewards of our collections. We need a proper environment.”

Interested individuals may make a contribution in several ways.

To donate by mail, send to:

Oregon Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 262

Oregon, WI 53575

To donate online, visit oregonareahistoricalsociety.org.

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

Weight-loss Support Group

1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27

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

RSVP Sewing Group

1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27

If you are seeking to creatively help your community, a sewing, knitting and crocheting group might be of interest.

At 1 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month, community members are invited to put their talents and compassion into action by using their needles or hooks to create items like hats, mittens, quilts and tote bags at the Senior Center, 219 Park St.

The mission is to enhance warmth, safety and comfort for those less fortunate in the community by donating the creations to local nonprofit agencies.

Trivia

7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27

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.

Veterans Group

9 a.m, Thursday, Dec. 30

Facilitated by Jonathan Howell of the Madison Vet Center.

With the current global affairs, Veterans may have mixed emotions related to their time in service, regardless of era. Whether you are looking for resources available to you through the Madison Vet Center or just looking to socialize with other local Veterans, please feel free to stop in. Held at the Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Winter Fest community event

5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30

Looking for one last hurrah of the year? Come to a free, family-friendly event with games, a photo booth, a story walk, a candlelight hike, and other fun events.

Winter Fest is set from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30.

The event will be held between the Prairie View Elementary school bus parking area 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, the Oregon Public Library, and Stoughton Health. The Friends of the Oregon Library provided funds for the library-related activities of Winter Fest.

For information, contact librarian Kelly Allen at kallen@oregonlibrary.org.

Karaoke Contest

6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30

$20 Entry Fee Sign up forms available at Main Street Music or email mainstmm1@gmail.com and one will be emailed to you. At Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn.

New Year’s Eve at Main Street Music

7-11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31

Celebrate the New Year with some great music from Jenny Lupien starting at 7 p.m. Then, the return of Mason Meyer and the Stolen Thunder Band from 8-9 p.m. Following Mason Meyer will be The Main Street debut of Kelly Hepper and The Soul Doctors. No Cover Charge. 50/50 Raffles. Drink Specials. At Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn.

14 South Artists Gallery Show

Daily through Dec. 30

Featuring 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 Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St.

Lions Club selling nuts for local causes

If you are looking to take care of your baking and snacking needs while supporting local causes, the Oregon/Brooklyn Lions Club is selling nuts again at various retail locations. 

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 carrying the nuts.

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

Purchasing nuts and candy allows the Lions to continue to support its various projects including Operation Joy Toy Drive, Operation Warmth, Stuff the Bus, Lions Camp, and scholarships.

Support the Optimists’ Splash Pad through food purchases

Do you love to snack on mozzarella sticks or French toast sticks? Do you enjoy pulled pork or chicken filets for dinner?

If so, you can stock your freezer with your favorite foods and help the Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club fund its Splash Pad project.

The Optimists have connected with food-based fundraising company Market Day to help raise funds to build the splash pad while filling freezers with goodies for grilling and easy-peasy desserts.

Each time you make a Market Day purchase, a portion of your sale goes towards building the Oregon-Brooklyn Splash Pad.

10% of all the Market Day sales will go to the Splash Pad and the food is delivered directly to homes.

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

Visit oregon-brooklyn-optimists.org/market-day for more information.

Oregon Area Historical Society needs to match $2,000 contribution by Dec. 31

The Oregon Area Historical Society could receive an anonymous gift of $2,000 sometime in 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, OAHS needs to raise $2,000 by December 31, 2021.

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

The funds would help OAHS accomplish its goal of the preservation and education of Oregon area history, former OAHS museum coordinator Melanie Woodworth told the Observer.

“Right now, our priority is to get the upper level insulated with proper heating and cooling,” Woodworth said. “We need a fire escape. It is often too hot or too cold up there. We are not being good stewards of our collections. We need a proper environment.”

Interested individuals may make a contribution in several ways.

To donate by mail, send to:

Oregon Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 262

Oregon, WI 53575

To donate online, visit oregonareahistoricalsociety.org.

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

 

 

Weight-loss Support Group

1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27

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

RSVP Sewing Group

1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27

If you are seeking to creatively help your community, a sewing, knitting and crocheting group might be of interest.

At 1 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month, community members are invited to put their talents and compassion into action by using their needles or hooks to create items like hats, mittens, quilts and tote bags at the Senior Center, 219 Park St.

The mission is to enhance warmth, safety and comfort for those less fortunate in the community by donating the creations to local nonprofit agencies.

Trivia

7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27

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.

Veterans Group

9 a..m, Thursday, Dec. 30

Facilitated by Jonathan Howell of the Madison Vet Center.

With the current global affairs, Veterans may have mixed emotions related to their time in service, regardless of era. Whether you are looking for resources available to you through the Madison Vet Center or just looking to socialize with other local Veterans, please feel free to stop in. Held at the Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Winter Fest community event

5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30

Looking for one last hurrah of the year? Come to a free, family-friendly event with games, a photo booth, a story walk, a candlelight hike, and other fun events.

Winter Fest is set from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30.

The event will be held between the Prairie View Elementary school bus parking area 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, the Oregon Public Library, and Stoughton Health. The Friends of the Oregon Library provided funds for the library-related activities of Winter Fest.

For information, contact librarian Kelly Allen at kallen@oregonlibrary.org

 

Karaoke Contest

6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30

$20 Entry Fee Sign up forms available at Main Street Music or email mainstmm1@gmail.com and one will be emailed to you. At Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn.

New Year’s Eve at Main Street Music

7-11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31

Celebrate the New Year with some great music from Jenny Lupien starting at 7 p.m. Then, the return of Mason Meyer and the Stolen Thunder Band from 8-9 p.m. Following Mason Meyer will be The Main Street debut of Kelly Hepper and The Soul Doctors. No Cover Charge. 50/50 Raffles. Drink Specials. At Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn.

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 npatten@wisconsinmediagroup.com

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