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February 2017
Stoughton Community Calendar
The following events and activities are currently scheduled for February 2017. If you have an event that you would like to place on this Stoughton Calendar, please submit it here.


Wednesday, February 01, 2017
 
THE FOUNDATION SCIFI BOOK GROUP
6:30 pm
"Hominids" by Robert J. Sawyer. From 2002, this is the first book in Sawyer's "Neaderthal Parallax" series - tales of a world in which Neanderthals become the dominant intelligent hominid.

Location: Stoughton Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-6281
kverheyden@stolib.org

Thursday, February 02, 2017
 
CHESS CLUB
3:15pm
Meet on the second floor where volunteers from the Stoughton Area Senior Center will be on hand to teach you how to play chess. Already know how to play? Challenge others to a game instead. For ages 9 and up. No registration required.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Bosky | 608-873-6281
abosky@stolib.org

Thursday, February 02, 2017
 
ADULT CRAFT CLUB: STRING ART
6:30 pm
We are bringing back String Art to Craft Club and some great books have been published for inspiration since the last time we tried it. Come down and try this updated version of this funky 70's craft. Supplies provided, but BYOH (bring your own hammer).

Location: Stoughton Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-628
kverheyden@stolib.org

Sunday, February 05, 2017
 
YOGA SUNDAYS
2:00 pm
Relax at this FREE yoga class that is open to adults and teens (ages 16 and up). The class is presented by Stoughton Yoga and is accessible to all levels. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat/towel, some water and enjoy! No registration required.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-6281
kverheyden@stolib.org

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
 
MANDT LODGE’S "CHILI ON THE PRAIRIE"
6pm
For those who missed the movie The Falun – Roros Expedition in January, we will show it again at 6pm. The meeting and program will begin at 7pm. Our program- Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society presents a program with Lorraine Hawkinson telling tales and history of the Norwegian settlers on the Koshkonong Prairie. And a fun option if you want to participate is a chili cook-off! Share your best chili (in a crock pot if possible) in the 1st annual District 5 chili cook-off! Bring along chili and the recipe and we will judge all chili entries and decide on a winner! Please have chili there by 6:45 PM. The public is always welcome at Mandt Lodge!

Location: Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge

For more information, please contact:
Darlene Arnesonarnesonfamily5@gmail.com

Thursday, February 09, 2017
 
THURSDAYS WITH MURDER
6:30 pm
“The Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins This 1868 thriller features romance, theft, murder, and a priceless Indian diamond. A classic tale that has been growing in popularity.

Location: Stoughton Public Librarry
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-6281
kverheyden@stolib.org

Friday, February 10, 2017
 
DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS
7:30-9:30pm
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago.

DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.
Tickets: $22
www.davinaandthevagabonds.com

Location: Stoughton Opera House
Web Link: www.stoughtonoperahouse.com


Saturday, February 11, 2017
 
LEGO CLUB
10am
What will you build today? The library provides the LEGOs and DUPLOs, you provide the imagination. No registration required.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Bosky | 608-873-6281
abosky@stolib.org

Saturday, February 11, 2017
 
KUNDALINI YOGA TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
11am-Noon
Yoga can help us fight infections by boosting our immune system, reducing stress and strengthening our body's functions and systems. Join us for this free class offered by Stoughton Yoga.
Please bring a mat if you have one. Chairs will be available for those who may have trouble getting up and down from the floor.
To register for this free class, please go to stoughtonhospital.com

Location: Stoughton Hospital

For more information, please contact:
Sonja | 608-873-2356

Saturday, February 11, 2017
 
STOUGHTON LIONS CLUB 5TH ANNUAL BEER TASTING
3-6pm
Over 75 varieties - Includes commemorative glass.
Appetizers are included. Limited wine also available.
Tickets: $35
Help us support our 93rd year of giving back to Stoughton!
Tickets can be purchased at BBG's, message us on Facebook or contact a Stoughton Lion. Make checks payable to Stoughton Lions
Tickets also available at the door.

Location: Banushi's Bar & Grill


Saturday, February 11, 2017
 
BEGINNING SAMI BRACELET CLASS
9am-4pm
Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge is offering a Beginning Sami Bracelet Class. The one-day class will be offered on Saturday, February 11, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. The bracelet can be completed in one day. Class fees are $65.00 Sons of Norway Members and Seniors (age 55 & over) and $80.00 for non-members. Registration form and payment due February 1. The class fee does not include the kit needed to assemble the bracelet. The cost of the kit is $45.00 and will include all the supplies needed to complete the project including; pewter thread, leather, needle, sinew, button. The class fee does cover the use of the tools you will need to complete the bracelet. Sandy Fleming and Nancy Odalen will be teaching this class. By the end of the class you will have completed a Sami inspired bracelet to take home to enjoy for years to come. If you have any questions and to get a registration form, contact Sandy Fleming (920-248-2470) or Nancy Odalen (608-873-0890).

Location: Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge


Sunday, February 12, 2017
 
STOUGHTON NORWEGIAN DANCERS NORSE AFTERNOON OF FUN
1:30pm
The internationally known Stoughton Norwegian Dancers will present their annual “Norse Afternoon of Fun.” Doors open at 12:30pm.

This annual event is the Norwegian’s answer to “cabin fever.” The combination of colorful Norwegian costumes, rousing music and exuberant ethnic folk dancing produces the necessary elements to relieve the “winter blues.”

Audience members are encouraged to wear their national costumes to truly make this an international event. Children who are under the age of 10 who are dressed in their national or Norwegian costume will receive free admission.

The lively group of dancers will present a program that includes humorous, gymnastic and audience participation dances that are appealing to all ages. This year there will also be playing of the “Hardanger Fiddle” by the Dancers! Bring your children and grandparents to make it a family event.

Admission is $7 for adults, Children who are under the age of 14 are $1. Tickets are available at the door. A bake sale featuring authentic pastries and baked goods will be available for purchase, including Lefse prepared by the Stoughton Norwegian Dancer parents!! There will also be a raffle drawing that includes the following great prizes plus 26 more!!
  1. $500 Cash donated by Jessica Ellickson & Coca-Cola Company
  2. Norwegian Corner Cabinet
  3. Crooked Wood Cottage 4 Day Getaway in Green Bay
  4. Rosemaled Plate
  5. $250 Cash donated in Memory of Roy W. Nelson Jr.
Please mark your calendars and “Mange tusen takk” (Many Thousand Thanks)

Location: Stoughton High School Gymnasium
Web Link: stoughtonnorwegiandancers.com/performances/norse.asp

For more information, please contact:
Kevin and Amy Krabbe | 608-873-0515

Sunday, February 12, 2017
 
NORSE AFTERNOON OF FUN - MORE EVENTS
12:30-4pm
Stoughton Norwegian Summit Group's Information Tables High School Hallway
The display tables (no sales) will open at 12:30pm on Sunday and will be located in the high school hallway area where the other Norse events happen. The groups, businesses and organizations involved in the Stoughton Norwegian Summit group will have information, activities and resources for you to learn more about Norwegian heritage and culture. Pick up information from Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge, Livsreise, Chamber of Commerce, Stoughton Syttende Mai Celebration, Hardanger classes, Norwegian American Genealogy Center & Naeseth Library, Stoughton Historical Society and others involved in the Stoughton Norwegian Summit Group.

Location: Stoughton


Sunday, February 12, 2017
 
YOGA SUNDAYS
2:00 pm
Relax at this FREE yoga class that is open to adults and teens (ages 16 and up). The class is presented by Stoughton Yoga and is accessible to all levels. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat/towel, some water and enjoy! No registration required.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-6281
kverheyden@stolib.org

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
2-3pm
Every 3rd Wednesday, 2-3pm
Stoughton Area Senior Center
2nd floor, Stoughton Room
Facilitation Provided by Heartland Hospice

Location: Stoughton Area Senior Center
Web Link: www.cityofstoughton.com/senior


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 
POKEY LAFARGE
7:30-9:30pm
Something in the Water, Pokey LaFarge's seventh album, marks a new landmark in a career that’s already filled with musical highlights. The St. Louis-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that’s timeless rather than retro, transcending the confines of genre in a manner that reflects the artist’s openhearted attitude.

Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western swing, and beyond, LaFarge has created a vibrant, deeply expressive body of work that embodies an expansive musical vision and vivid storytelling sensibility that are wholly his own. He’s also earned a reputation as a tireless, uniquely charismatic live performer, winning a loyal international fan base that regularly packs his rousing, celebratory live shows.

Since he began recording in 2006, Pokey has maintained an indefatigable work ethic that’s yielded a wealth of compelling music. After making a grass-roots splash with his self-released debut album Marmalade and moonlighting as mandolinist with the Hackensaw Boys, he continued to gain notoriety with his widely acclaimed longplayers Beat, Move, and Shake, Riverboat Souland Middle of Everywhere (the latter two were both named Best Americana Album by the Independent Music Awards) and the concert set Live In Holland.
Tickets $25
Pokey LaFarge

Location: Stoughton Opera House
Web Link: www.stoughtonoperahouse.com


Thursday, February 16, 2017
 
POKEMON CLUB
3:30pm
Come play Pokemon or trade cards at the library! Don’t know how to play? Volunteers will teach you. (Teens in grades 6-12—we’re always looking for more volunteer instructors!) Don’t own any Pokemon cards? We will have some on hand for you to use. Ages 6 and up. No registration required.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Bosky | 608-873-6281
abosky@stolib.org

Thursday, February 16, 2017
 
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
7:30-9:30pm
Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. The Hot Club of Cowtown is a hot jazz/western swing trio, comprising Elana James (vocals, violin), Whit Smith (vocals, guitar), and double bass player Jake Erwin, who sing together in three-part harmony. The band's name comes from two sources: “Hot Club” from the hot jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club of France, and “Cowtown” from the western influence of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the band's love of fiddle tunes, hoedowns, and songs of the American west. The Hot Club of Cowtown’s new album “Midnight on the Trail” is a vintage mix of 12 Western swing songs and cowboy ballads hand-collected to reflect the spirit and joy of the American West. Utterly danceable, romantic and rustic, these songs truly represent the Cowtown of the Imagination, a source of inspiration for the band since it first began.
Tickets: $25
www.hotclubofcowtown.com

Location: Stoughton Opera House
Web Link: www.stoughtonoperahouse.com


Friday, February 17, 2017
 
THE KRUGER BROTHERS
7:30-9:30pm
Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age and were performing regularly at eleven and twelve years old. Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work. In their ever-expanding body of work – Jens Kruger (banjo and vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar and lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg (bass and vocals) – The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh. Through their numerous CD releases, radio and television performances, lectures, and collaborative efforts, The Kruger Brothers’ powerful artistic statement continues to inspire and enlighten audiences and musicians around the world.
Tickets: $25
www.krugerbrothers.com

Location: Stoughton Opera House
Web Link: www.stoughtonoperahouse.com


Saturday, February 18, 2017
 
BINGO
6pm
The lodge is located at 317 S Page St in Stoughton. There will be food available after 5pm and bingo begins at 6pm. Any bingo questions can be directed to Bingo chairperson Kim Sime at 873-8781. Anyone under 18 years old must have an adult family member present to play. Bingo is open to everyone- not just lodge members! Mark your calendars for the third Saturday of each month (except December) for bingo at Sons of Norway! Mandt Lodge is handicapped accessible with a lift located on the south side of the building. There is parking on the street, a public parking lot behind the Stoughton Senior Center, or in the Livsreise parking lot if their building is closed. We always encourage you to bring donations for the Stoughton Food Pantry! The public is always welcome at Mandt Lodge!

Location: Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge

For more information, please contact:
Darlene Arneson | 608.873.7209
arnesonfamily5@gmail.com

Saturday, February 18, 2017
 
STEELY DANE
7:30-9:30pm
Winner of the 2015 MAMA award for best cover band, Steely Dane is dedicated to not only faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, but to bringing an energetic live-show experience to the crowd. 20 of Dane County’s best jazz and rock musicians have banded together around their passion for Steely Dan music, playing in the same configuration as the Steely Dan touring band including a four piece horn section and three background singers. Shows consist of hits and deep cuts and sometimes even complete albums and are sure to have you out of your seats singing along.
Tickets: $25
www.steelydane.com

Location: Stoughton Opera House
Web Link: www.stoughtonoperahouse.com


Sunday, February 19, 2017
 
MANDT LODGE BOWLING PARTY
1pm
The costs are $3/game and free shoe rental. We encourage all bowlers to enter the District 5 Bowling Tournament. The District Bowling Tournament supports a good cause- the sons of Norway District Five Scholarship Fund. The 2017 District Five Family Bowling Tournament information and forms can be found on the District Five website.

Please contact Lodge Co-Sports Directors Lars or Jens Arneson by February 10 at arnesonfamily5@gmail.com or 873-7209 if you would like to bowl. All ages and members and non-members are welcome!

Location: Viking Lanes

For more information, please contact:
Lars or Jens | 608.873.7209
arnesonfamily5@gmail.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017
 
YOGA SUNDAYS
2:00 pm
Relax at this FREE yoga class that is open to adults and teens (ages 16 and up). The class is presented by Stoughton Yoga and is accessible to all levels. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat/towel, some water and enjoy! No registration required.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-6281
kverheyden@stolib.org

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
 
A GENTLE TALK ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
10am
Michael Hecht, Dementia Specialist at Skaalen Nursing Home, will talk about how to validate those with Alzheimer's and Dementia. he will share simple approaches and re-directive tools and talk about the importance of building a support system with family, friends and the community.
Presented by the Stoughton Dementia Friendly Coalition

The talk will beheld twice on Tuesday, February 21st at Stoughton Hospital and the Stoughton Public Library.

Location: Stoughton Hospital


Tuesday, February 21, 2017
 
A GENTLE TALK ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
6:30pm
Michael Hecht, Dementia Specialist at Skaalen Nursing Home, will talk about how to validate those with Alzheimer's and Dementia. he will share simple approaches and re-directive tools and talk about the importance of building a support system with family, friends and the community.
Presented by the Stoughton Dementia Friendly Coalition

The talk will be held twice on Tuesday, February 21st at Stoughton Hospital and the Stoughton Public Library.

Location: Stoughton Public Library


Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
STOP-MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP
1-7pm
Looking for something fun to do on this early release day from school? We will provide a professional mini studio and teach you how to create your own animated film! Use toys to tell a story one frame at a time. (Bring your own small toys if you like!) Children ages 9 and up may participate alone; under age 9 must have accompanying adult or teen to assist. All ages (adults too!). Please drop by the Children’s Desk or call 873-6281 to register for an hour-long timeslot.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Bosky | 608-873-6281
abosky@stolib.org

Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
NORWEGIAN-ENGLISH BILINGUALISM AND NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
1pm
Presented By David Natvig
David Natvig is a Ph.D. Candidate in Scandinavian Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies Norwegian dialects and bilingualism, both in Norway and the United States. In his talk, "Norwegian in Norwegian-America," he will present his research in Ulen, MN, a Norwegian-American town near Fargo, ND, and discuss changes in the community that lead to the loss of Norwegian language use among its residents.

Location: Livsreise, 277 W Main St
Web Link: www.livsreise.org/event


Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
THE HARP TWINS: CAMILLE & KENNERLY
7:30-9:30pm
Young harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt use electric harps and acoustic concert grand harps to break down boundaries between music genres. With over 34 million views on YouTube, the twins are easily the most followed and recognizable harp duo in the world. As actors, The Kitt Twins have appeared in commercials, TV shows, and three feature films - two of which also feature the twins performing on their harps. Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal, and soundtrack hits (interpreting everything from Metallica to The Beatles to instantly recognizable themes from Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings), the Harp Twins perform internationally. Camille and Kennerly’s radical duet harp revolution is changing the word’s perception of the harp and the way harp is played – one song at a time.
Tickets: $15
www.harptwins.com

Location: Stoughton Opera House
Web Link: www.stoughtonoperahouse.com


Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
"WHAT'S IT WORTH?"
8:00am to Noon
Registration: 7:30 to noon; Appraisals begin at 8:00 a.m. Experienced Appraisers $5.00 for each item appraised No limit on the number of items you may bring Proceeds from the event will be used for the Front Yard Garden project ~ Skaalen is not responsible for theft and/or damage ~ Skaalen will not provide carts or assistance in moving items ~ No weapons

Location: Skaalen Nursing and Rehab Center
Web Link: skaalen.com

For more information, please contact:
Pam Parsons | 608-873-5651
pparsons@skaalen.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017
 
YOGA SUNDAYS
2:00 pm
Relax at this FREE yoga class that is open to adults and teens (ages 16 and up). The class is presented by Stoughton Yoga and is accessible to all levels. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat/towel, some water and enjoy! No registration required.

Location: Stoughton Public Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-6281
kverheyden@stolib.org

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
6:30 pm
"Furiously Happy" by Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy."

Location: Stoughton Library
Web Link: www.stolib.org

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Verheyden | 608-873-6281
kverheyden@stolib.org



 
 

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