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April 2014


Pet of the week
Leroy - I'm so laid back, I'm the epitome of a "mellow fellow." I'm cool with other cats and am pretty much unfazed by anything else, so I give off some very peaceful vibes! For more information on Leroy, please contact the Humane Society of Jefferson County at (920)674-2048. For a list of all available pets, visit our website at
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Summer food service program

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Office of PreCollege Programs announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program at its Upward Bound and Summer Academic Camp programs.

TAP program sign-up

Jefferson County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Debra Schut, announced that orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can sign up for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. TAP was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 as a permanent disaster program.

Elk herd not ready for 2014 hunt

After evaluating available information and taking into account the severity of this winter, the state wildlife officials and several key partners have agreed that the state's first elk hunt in the modern era will have to wait at least one more year.

Hoard Art Show, Part 2

Adult and high school artists may enter their artwork in the 54th Annual Mary Hoard Art Show, Part 2, starting on Wednesday, April 23, between Noon and 4:30 p.m. at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson. Additional entry dates are Friday, April 25, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mother's Day ideas for women on Medicare

Thinking of what you can do for that special woman for Mothers' Day? If she's on Medicare, see if you can help save her money on health care.

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  • .Annual Egg Hunt: 2 p.m. April 19, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Children 10 and under are invited to bring a basket and enjoy a free traditional egg hunt. Bring your camera and visit with the Easter Bunny. The event will be held near the grassy plaza east of Nike Clearance Store.  
  • BYOBrain: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19, Jefferson Public Library. Enjoy old fashioned family fun with a selection of board games or test your trivia skills with some of our trivia games. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Registration not required. To obtain a monthly calendar of events, stop in at the Youth Services Department or call (920) 674-7733 ext. 203. 
  • Seventh Annual Cocktails for a Cause: 6 to 9 p.m. April 19, Salamone's Restaurant Bar and Grill, 1245 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson. Raffles, silent auction and musical entertainment. A percentage of all bar sales will be donated, and all proceeds from the raffles and silent auction will be going to our cause in keeping our Great Lakes clean.
  • Free Easter Brunch: 8:30 a.m. to noon April 20, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 201 E. Racine St., Jefferson. Everyone welcome, handicap accessible. RSVP at (920) 674-5273. Leave a message.

 Updates to this calendar are made weekly Wednesday afternoon. 



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