#childsafety | Community Calendar 01/13-01/20 | Community

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

Art Exhibits: Helen Hawley; Tom Jaszczak; Beautiful Fiction Group Show

Friday, Jan. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 20

At Abel Contemporary Gallery, 524 E. Main St. Visit abelcontemporary.com for information.

Kim’s Home-Cooked Meals

Thursday, Jan. 13

For those 60 years of age and older, the Stoughton Area Senior Center is offering home-cooked meals. Jan. 13 (dine-in or carry-out): Beef tips over rice pilaf, vegetable, fruit, roll and dessert.

Suggested donation: $4. Call 608-873-8585 at least one day in advance to reserve your meal. Serving time for dine-in is 11:30 a.m. Pick-up is between 11 a.m. and noon.

Ski Club

Meets Fridays through Feb. 4

The Stoughton Recreation Department Ski Club offers 5th through 12th graders (10 to 18-year-olds) the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard with their friends at group rates for winter outdoor recreation.

The skiing and snowboarding takes place at Tyrol Basin in Mount Horeb.

For every child’s safety, lessons are required on the first trip unless specifically waived on the membership form. Additional lessons are strongly suggested.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as chaperones and if chosen, parents will receive a free lift ticket and bus ride. Chaperones are contacted a week in advance. If space is available, additional adults can go at the group rate. Contact the Stoughton Rec. Department if you want to buy a ticket and ride with your child.

In order for the child to participate, parents must complete a membership form for the first trip their child attends.

Toy snowboards that do not have steel edges are not permitted on the hill. Participants must rent a board their board is deemed not safe.

Pick-up and drop-off is at River Bluff and High School, 235 N. Forrest St. The group will meet at 3:30 p.m. on five consecutive Fridays beginning Jan. 7 and continuing through Feb. 4.

The trips cost $40 each. To register, visit stoughtonrec.com.

Blood Pressure Screening (Free)

10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 13

At the Senior Center, 248 W. Main St.

Medicare 101

Noon, Thursday, Jan. 13

It’s that time of year to revisit insurance options. Join Ben Rothering from Physicians Mutual to learn about the basics of Medicare (A, B, C, and D), making the most out of your rights, how to enroll, what Medicare does and doesn’t cover, and additional coverage options.

To register for this free online workshop, go to stoughtonhealth.com and click on “Classes and Events.” Participants will receive a Zoom meeting link and call-in phone number. Questions? Contact Taylor at 608-877-3498.

Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group

2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13

SeniorCenter. Led by Dorie Arkin, Alzheimer’s Association trained facilitator. Contact 608-873-8585.

Teens: Honey Heist

4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13

Join teens playing Honey Heist! Space is limited and registration required. Join in this hilarious one-shot tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) where all of the players are bears. Literally. Ages 11-16. Sign up at stoughtonpubliclibrary.org.

D&D Ales & Adventures League

6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13

Join Gemini Games, 193 W. Main St., every Thursday for its D&D Ales & Adventures events. In this event, you’re able to bring your very own Dungeons & Dragons character into a game that starts and wraps up in a single session, no long-term campaign obligations. While family-friendly, they do serve alcohol during this event, making it 21 and up unless accompanied by parent or guardian. Kids are expected to be guided by their parent during play.

Thursdays with Murder Mystery Book Group

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

The Stoughton Public Library’s “Thursdays with Murder” mystery book group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30p.m,

Copies of the books are available near the Information Desk on the top floor. Call 608-873-6281 or email storef@stolib.org for more information, or to be added to the email reminder list for the group.

For January, the group will discuss “The Auntie Poldi” series by Mario Giordano. Auntie Poldi is a 60-year-old Bavarian woman who retired to Sicily with hopes of a tranquil life, but when her handyman is murdered she begins her career as an amateur sleuth. Read “Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions” or any of the books in this series.

Coffee with the Mayor

10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14

Mayor Tim Swadley of the City of Stoughton holds monthly meetings to the public at the Senior Center, 248 W. Main St. This month meet new City Clerk Candee Christen and discuss the 2022 Elections.

Parkinson’s Exercise Program

1-1:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14

Fridays, January 7th to May 27th. Improve function, mobility, quality of life and reduce falls in a fun atmosphere. Weekly exercise classes are led by Stoughton Health Physical Therapists to help people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease start to feel and function better.

At the Community Health & Wellness Center, 3162 County Hwy B, Stoughton

Questions? Contact Taylor at 608-877-3498.


9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14

At Roxy’s Restobar, 208 W. Main St.

Sunday Funday Cider Yoga

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16

Free Community Yoga class hosted by K.O. Bodyworks and Suzanne Larsen at Mershon’s Cidery, 124 W. Main St.

Yoga class at 11 a.m. with cider to follow at noon.

No SASD School Power Camp Days

Monday, Jan. 17

Imagine Academy provides families a safe and fun environment for Non-School Days following the SASD calendar. Children will be engaged in obstacle course running, calisthenics, strength games, and structured play. At Primal Strength and Fitness, 318 Forrest St. Children in grades K-8 are welcome. Visit imagineacademystoughton.com.

Painting Winter Class For Ages 5-12

9-11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 17

For this class, the children will be doing a painting of a fun winter scene. They will be using acrylic paint on a 16 x 20 canvas. Throughout this painting they will be working on shading and blending along with background, middle ground and foreground. The instructor Sara Lenz will walk them through step by step, but each child will put their own personal touch on their project. Students will be required to wear a mask. Class fee is $50. Register at stoughtonrec.com.

DIY Socktopus

3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18

Create your very own stuffed octopus with librarians virtually through the library’s Facebook page. Supplies will be available for pick up ahead of time at the library. For ages 6-10.

Stop Suffering from GERD

5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18

Stoughton Health Board Certified General Surgeon Dr. Aaron Schwaab discussed a solution for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Virtual presentation. Register at stoughtonhealth.com. For more information, call Taylor Harmel at 608-877-3498.

Escape Rooms For Ages 9-11

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19

Work with your teammates to solve puzzles. Held in the library’s Carnegie Room. Masks required. For ages 9-11. Registration required stoughtonpubliclibrary.org at or call the library at 608-873-6281.

Open Mic

Wednesday, Jan. 19

With DanZon. At Roxy’s Restobar, 208 W. Main St.

Celebrating Dr. King: His Legacy and His Words

10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20

In honor of his federal holiday, there will be a presentation on Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Senior Center, 248 W. Main St. To register, call 608-873-8585.

Stoughton Low Vision Group

1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20

Senior Center’s Stoughton Room, 248 W. Main St. Contact 608-873-8585

Teen Escape Room

4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20

Work with your teammates to solve puzzles and escape the room before it’s too late. For ages 11-16. Join on Zoom. Register at stoughtonpubliclibrary.org.


6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20

Group is very liberal with your ability to select the pattern that most interests you. Group will be virtual via Zoom. To join, email ingrid@sprywhimsy.com to ask to join. You can also stop by 168 W. Main St. or call the store to join at 608-239-0809.

The knit-alongs kick-off talking about finding a vintage pattern and discussing some of the challenges that use a vintage pattern might present.

Movie screening: “Senior Moment”

1 p.m.Friday, January 21, 1:00 PM

Victor Martin is a retired NASA test pilot who loves speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible. When his drivers license is revoked, and car is impounded for drag racing, he meets his polar opposite while taking public transportation. He learns to navigate life and love when he fights the state’s new DA to get back his car and license.

At the Senior Center, 248 W. Main St.

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