January 1 – 14, 2014 – Sauk County Humane Society -Cellphone & Electronics, Broken or Working Donations. This is your chance to give our homeless animals in need a wonderful holiday present by donating your old phones and other electronic devices. If you have any cell phones, iPods, laptops, gaming systems or digital cameras you are no longer using, PLEASE DONATE THEM TO SAUK COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY by January 14th! All personal information will be professional data cleared. We depend on fundraisers and donations to help provide comfort and care to our shelter animals, and this is a great way for you to help us! Collection bins are set up all over Sauk County. Please check website for area drop offs! Thank You! Sauk County Humane Society, 618 Hwy 136, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-2520. www.saukhumane.org
January 4, 2014 – Candlelight Ski, Hike & Snowshoe, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The Friends of Mirror Lake and Mirror Lake State Park. We will have 2 easy 1-mile trails lit by torches? 1 for skiers and 1 for everyone to enjoy. The Park Friends will offer hot food and beverages available for purchase to enjoy around roaring bonfires. Proceeds from the night go to support the Friends of Mirror Lake for projects to improve the park and for educational opportunities. Free admission. WI State Park sticker required and will be available for purchase at the Park Office. Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, WI, 53913. 608-254-2333 www.friendsofmirrorlake.org
January 4, 2014 – Prairie Flower Beads Class, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Come learn how to make the Ice Resin Pendant at Prairie Flower Beads and see how much fun it is. Please visit website for class descriptions, project examples and class fee’s. Class must be paid 2 days in advance or will subject to cancellation. Prairie Flowers Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901. 608-742-5900. www.prairieflowerbeads.com
January 5, 2014 – Prairie Flower Beads Class, Byzantine Chain Mail Bracelet 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Learn how to make a Byzantine Chain Mail Bracelet and have some fun. Please visit website for class descriptions, project examples, and class fees. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901. 608-742-5900 prairieflowerbeads.com
January 5, 2014 – Bridal Expo - Ho Chunk Casino & Convention Center 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Admission is $5. All proceeds from admissions will be donated to the organization Feed My Starving Children. Ho-Chunk Hotel & Convention Center, S3214 Cty Rd BD, Baraboo, WI 53913. www.onceuponabridalexpo.com
January 9, 2014 – Prairie Flower Beads Class – Crystal Netted Bracelet 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Learn how to make a Crystal Netted Bracelet. Come join the fun! Please visit store or website for class descriptions, project examples and class fees. Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook Street, Portage. For more information call 742-5900.
January 11 – 12, 2014 – Winter Family Camp Weekend 10:00 AM. Bring the whole family to spend a wonderful winter weekend at Upham Woods. Spend two days and one night participating in activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and broomball. Then, grab a cup of hot chocolate and cozy up to a roaring fire in the Lodge fireplace or cabin woodstove. Registration forms are available at: http://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/family-camps/ All inclusive price is: age 13 and older = $75, age 5-12 = $60, 0-4 is free. Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, N194 County Road N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 608-254-6461
January 12, 2014 – Downtown Baraboo WINTER Sunday Market 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market includes Antique Dealers, Collectors, Artisans and Crafters selling their work located inside the Al Ringling Mansion. The Mansion will be open for tours during the Sunday Market. Corner of Broadway & 5th Ave, Baraboo, www.downtownbaraboo.com
January 13 – 14, 18, 2014 – Snowmobile Safety Course sponsored by Baraboo River Runners Snowmobile Club 6:00 -8:00 pm, 8:00 am – Noon. This class is offered by the Wisconsin DNR and instructed by local club members. Snowmobile course requirements – Any person who is born on or after Jan. 1, 1985 and who has reached the age of 12, must have completed and received a snowmobile safety certificate in order to operate a snowmobile in Wisconsin. The certificate must be carried while operating the snowmobile and displayed to a law enforcement officer upon demand. This does not apply to the operation of snowmobiles upon lands owned or leased by the operator’s parent or guardian. Leased lands do not include lands leased by an organization of which said operator or the operator’s parent or guardian is a member. No person under the age of 12 may operate a snowmobile unless the person is accompanied either by a parent or guardian or by a person over 18 years of age. Accompanied means to be on the same snowmobile as the operator. Course information - Safety course consists of six hours of basic instruction in the principles of snowmobile safety. The course is comprised of six hours of classroom study and an optional two hours of hands-on snowmobile operation or optional snowmobile ride simulation. Length of course – This course requires a minimum of eight hours but may be longer depending on the instructor and the student’s learning ability. Monday and Tuesday Sessions – January 13-14, 2014, Pumphouse Sports Bar & Grille (Banquet Room), Hwys 159 & 123, Baraboo, WI 53913. Saturday Session- January 18, 2014, Farm Kitchen Restaurant, S5718 Hwy 123, Baraboo, WI 53913. (3 session course – must attend all) Mike Cole 608-356-6938 Fees: $10.00 per student. Pre-registration Preferred. Class Size is Limited to 30 Students. www.barabooriverrunners.com
January 16, 2014 – Girl’s Night Out! Going Barefoot with Ina Garten 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Chef Susan Holding. Join us for delicious food, refreshing cocktails, and lots of fun! Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo. 608-356-3133 Fees: $40 www.BekahKates.com
January 18, 2014 – Baraboo River Runners 4th Annual Ride-In & Landowner Appreciation. All you can eat Chili and Pizza Buffet along with Music, Raffles and Door Prizes. Trailer Kings will begin performing at 6:30 pm on the mainstage! Everyone is welcome to attend; join us for this evening of food, fun and friends! Come by car, truck, sled or foot. Pumphouse Sports Bar and Grille, Intersection of Hwy 159 & 123, Baraboo, WI 53913. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm. Music 6:30 -10:30 pm. 608-963-4193 Admission is only $5.00! (includes buffet and entertainment) www.barabooriverrunners.com
January 18, 2014 – North Freedom Rod, Gun & Archery Club Shoot 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. North Freedom Rod, Gun & Archery Club, Inc. TRAP & BOW SHOOT. MERCHANDISE TRAP SHOOT. INDOOR ARCHERY SHOOT- 5 SPOT-60 ARROW SHOOT. EVERYONE WELCOME. FOOD & REFRESHMENTS GROUNDS. NORTH FREEDOM ROD, GUN & ARCHERY CLUB, INC, 2 Miles South of North Freedom above Seeley Lake – FOLLOW ARROWS.
January 18, 2014 – Bald Eagle Watching Days at Wollersheim Winery 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Taste Wollersheim Eagle White Wine and watch eagles soaring over Winery’s vineyard (weather and eagles permitting). Eagle activities take place in neighboring Sauk Prairie, including viewing sites along the Wisconsin River. Sauk Prairie Chamber 800-68-EAGLE or visit the web at www.saukprairie.com. Free Admission. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 Hwy 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578. 608-643-6515 www.wollersheim.com
January 18, 2014 – 1st Annual African-American Ski Event 4:00 – 10:00 PM. 1st Annual African-American Ski event at Cascade Mountain sponsored by Antiques and Lace Inn, B&B. Come join us for a night of chilling fun, skiing, snow tubing or snow boarding. Tickets must be paid for in advance by calling Antiques and Lace Inn. Admission Fee: $15.00, kids under 12 free with paid adult. Cascade Mountain, W10441 Cascade Mountain Road, Portage, WI 53901. 877-394-0838 www.antiquesandlace.net
January 19, 2014 – The Annie Moses Band - Performing at The Al Ringling Theatre 4:00pm. Their blend of fiddle, Jazz, and Classical influences fused with soaring, folk-inspired vocals create a sound that is both refreshing and familiar. This family is pulling new fans from across musical genres to their eclectic style of music making. 136 4th Ave, Baraboo. Fees: Adult $24.00, Senior/ Student $21.00, Youth $12.00.
January 19, 2014 – Sauk County Humane Society KIDS FEST 12:00- 3:00 PM. Parents and their kids are invited to the Sauk County Humane Society from for an afternoon of kid friendly fun. Festivities include: make your own ice cream with Sundae bar, hot chocolate, music, build a snowman, Parent & Me animal interactions, info on kids programs, and more! Supplies for snowmen will be provided, but families are welcome to bring their own. Sauk County Humane Society, 618 Hwy 136, Baraboo. 608-356-2520 This event is free to the public, but the SCHS asks for an item or two from their wish list.
January 22, 2014 – Wild Bird Barn Adopt-a-Thon 4:30 – 7:00 PM. On Wednesday, Wild Bird Barn will host an Adopt-A-Thon from 4:30pm until 7pm at their store, located at 674 West Mulberry Street, Baraboo. The event will feature dogs, cats and small critters currently looking for their forever homes. Same-day adoptions will be available to individuals who have completed the adoption application process. For more information, contact the SCHS at 608-356-2520 or visit saukhumane.org (The mission of the Sauk County Humane Society is to encourage responsible treatment of animals through preventing cruelty to animals, finding homes for animals, promoting spay-neutering efforts, and extending humane education and outreach.) Wild Bird Barn offers a wide selection of animal related goods and outdoor decor to fly on in and experience. Wild Bird Barn, 674 Mulberry St, Baraboo, WI 53913. Sauk County Humane Society- 608-356-2520. Free Admission. wildbirdbarnbaraboo.com
January 23, 2014 – Savory Soups and Stews – 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Chef Jeanne Raffetto-Tentis. Learn some new recipes to bring to the table on those nights when comfort is clearly called for. Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. To Register call 608-356-3133. Fees: $40. www.BekahKates.com
January 24, 2014 – “Wisconsin Singers” at The Al Ringling Theatre 7pm. We are excited to be sharing the stage at the Al Ringling Theatre with Baraboo Middle School music students and the Just for Kicks Dance Team. Max Finseth, a graduate of Baraboo High School , will also take the stage that night as one of our most talented performers. In this years show titled “Hot, Hot”, Hot””, you will experience the best of American popular music from the last 40 years, complete with explosive song and dance, laugh-out – Loud humor, and big band sound appealing to audiences of all ages. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo. Fees: $15- Adults, $10- Students/Seniors. Tickets are available through AL Ringling Theatre. 608-886-6801 www.wisconsinsingers.com/Baraboo
January 24 – 26, 2014 – Central Wisconsin Boat Show 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. This major 90,000 Sq. Ft. retail boat show will be held at the Wisconsin Dells Center with marine exhibitors from throughout southern, central and western Wisconsin. Exhibits include pontoons, fishing, sport and ski boats, yachts, PWC, canoes and kayaks, piers, docks and lifts. Boating services and accessories as well as “Lifestyle” items will also be available. Features include a full seminar schedule, boat safety sessions and many product demonstrations. Hours are: Friday, Jan 24th: Noon-8pm, Saturday, Jan 25th: 10am-8pm and Sunday, Jan. 26th: 10am-4pm. Admission: $8.00 for Adults, Under 12 Free and includes free parking. Wisconsin Dells Center, 2100 River Road, Wisconsin Dells. Center is located at the Chula Vista Resort. 715-757-2370 www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com
January 25, 2014 – Wollersheim Winery – “Port Wine Celebration” 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Join Wollersheim Winery to celebrate Port wines, Wollersheim Red Port 2012, plus White Port 2012. Take a behind the scenes look at the making of Wollersheim Port wines. Sample both Wollersheim Port wines, along with other wines available for tasting and by the glass. Enjoy live flamenco music, light food and insights on Port wine from Wollersheim Winery’s winemaker, Philippe Coquard. Free Admission. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 Hwy 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578. 608-643-6515 www.wollersheim.com
January 26, 2014 – Sauk County Humane Society & Monk’s at the Wilderness Resort/ Euchre Tournement 1:00pm. The Sauk County Humane Society (SCHS) and Monk’s Bar & Grill At The Wilderness are teaming up to host a Euchre Tournament! The best part is, you don’t need a partner to come! Avoid the feeling of cabin fever and join us for an afternoon of 10 games of Euchre! The top four individuals with the highest score will win prizes! Prizes include: gift card to Home Depot (value $25), Alamo Smokehouse prize basket (value $50), Shell gas card & Dunkin Doughnuts gift card (value $70), and Monks prize basket (value …$100). We’re asking for a $10 entry fee per person. All entry fees will go towards helping our homeless animals in need. Monk’s Bar & Grill At The Wilderness will also have the bar and full menu available during the event. Though walk-ins are more than welcome, we’re encouraging everyone to register in advance.This way we know ahead of time how many tables to set up, how many decks of cards we need, etc. We will be playing a progressive style where you keep track of your own points. The progressive tournament is designed to give everyone the same chance to win. Monk’s Bar & Grill At the Wilderness, 45 Hillman, Lake Delton, WI. To Register in Advance Contact: Dawn at (608) 254-6665. Fees: We’re are asking for a $10 entry fee per person. All entry fees will go towards helping our homeless animals in need.
January 31, 2014 – Madison Bach Musicians – 7:30pm. Enjoy the sounds of the Madison Bach Musicians. This ensemble is dedicated to presenting the best music of the Baroque, Renaissance and Classical periods. The group performs on period instruments to recreate the authentic sound of the era, adding to their appeal. Will feature masterworks from Bach, Handel, Schutz, and Josquin des Prez. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-8864. Fees: Adults $18.00, Seniors/ Students $15.00.