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The following events are scheduled to take place between Thursday, February 24 and Thursday, March 3.

veterans group

9 a.m., Thursday, February 24

Hosted by Jonathan Howell of the Madison Vet Center.

With current world affairs, veterans may have mixed emotions related to their time in service, regardless of the era. Whether you’re looking for resources available to you through the Madison Vet Center or just looking to socialize with other local veterans, don’t hesitate to stop by. Held at the Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Baby story time via Zoom

9:30-10 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Thursday 24 February

Show up at a time that works best for you and your baby.

Enjoy rhymes, twists and stories with Mrs. Wendy as well as social time for babies and caregivers. For children from 0 to 18 months. Story time held via Zoom to give privacy to caregivers who want to talk. Sign up at to receive the Zoom link.

‘Perler Bead Fun!’

3:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday 24 February

The sky is the limit when creating with perler beads! Choose from templates, customize your own creations or try out 3D projects! This class will take place in the staff lounge of Netherwood Knoll Elementary School. Taught by Tina Mancusi. From kindergarten to 6th grade. Fee: $25. Sign up at

To show creativity!

6-7 p.m., Thursday, February 24

Unleash your creativity with CreativeBug’s online library subscription! For adults detained via Zoom. Registration required at

Parent Book Study

6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday 24 February

Interested in a book study with other parents/guardians that will focus on moving away from rewards and consequences, supporting your child’s autonomy, developing empathy, self-awareness and more ?

Four books will be read:

“Hardcore Parenting: Moving From Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason” by Alfie Kohn, “The Empowered Child” by William Stixrud, PhD and Ned Johnson, “What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work” by Adele Lafrance, PhD and Ashley Miller, MD, “Parenting the New Teen in the Age” of Anxiety by Dr. John Duffy.

The books are all available at the Oregon Public Library.

Sign up at

Hello Spring Signs or fabric bunnies

6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday 24 February

Participants will choose one of two spring crafts to complete. One choice is a 10×10 “Hello Spring” cedar wood pallet sign. “Hello Spring” is just one example of wording. Signs can be customized with paint and stencil. The other crafting choice is to make 3 fabric bunnies. Each bunny stands approximately 7″ tall and will look great on a tiered tray, mantel, or shelf. This class will take place in the staff lounge of Netherwood Knoll Elementary School. Taught by Patty Fitzgerald. 16 years and over. Fee: $18. Sign up at


6:30-9 p.m., Thursday 24 February

$5 entrance fee. 100% payment. At the Main St. Music and Event Venue, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn

Music: Elizabeth Mary

8-11 p.m., Thursday 24 February

At the Main St. Music and Event Venue, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn

Free blood pressure screening

9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, February 25

No reservation required. Oregon Region Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Tracy Jane Comer returns to The Wine Reserve

6-9 p.m., Friday February 25

Return appearance of Tracy (vocals, piano, guitar). Tracy knows hundreds of songs and plays a wide variety of covers from multiple decades and styles. At 113 N. Main St.

Music: Two County Lines

7pm-10pm, Friday February 25

Electric Sound From Steve and Debrah’s guitar will grace the stage with the voice of an angel. Come discover this dynamic duo. At the Main St. Music and Event Venue, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn

Oregon/Brooklyn Lions Food Drive

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, February 26

The Oregon Brooklyn Lions Club is hosting a drive-thru food drive for the Oregon Pantry on February 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at 744 N. Main St., Oregon.

Outlaw’s Eve: Andy Meyer and the Stolen Thunder, Railhopper, Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball

6pm-11pm, Saturday February 26

Andy Meyer and the band Stolen Thunder bring a haunting mix of original music mixed with covers from Waylon, Cash and others. Jacob Vance leads Railhopper with his incredible guitar stabs that are sure to blow your mind. Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball have Honky Tonk and Roadhouse sounds. Tickets are $7. At Main St. Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn

Indians and Outlaws Show with Bill Miller, Gregg Hall and Mason Meyer

6-9pm, Sunday February 27

Bill Miller is a three-time Grammy-winning Native American musician who has been writing and performing for 4 decades, touring the world and bringing a very spiritual spectacle to the stage. He has influenced many other artists, including Gregg Hall and Andy Meyer, who will share the stage with Bill for this show. Tickets are $20 each. At Main St. Music, 102 W. Main St. in Brooklyn

weight loss support group

1 p.m., Monday, February 28

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

Brooklyn Village Board Meeting

6:30 p.m., Monday, February 28

Visit for the agenda

Story time (in person)

10.15am-10.45am, Tuesday March 1 or Wednesday March 2

Enjoy stories, songs, movement activities and more with Mrs. Wendy and Mrs. Kelly! The start time has changed to 10:15 a.m. to better accommodate other programs taking place at the school. Registration is mandatory. The library will have to limit the number of families per day. Register for a single day. The session will last four weeks. Storytimes will still be held at the OSD meeting space, 123 Grove St. Masks are required for ages 2 and up. Register at

Movie: “Love and Mercy”

1 p.m., Tuesday, March 1

Synopsis: “An unconventional portrayal of Brian Wilson, singer, songwriter and frontman of the Beach Boys. Set against Wilson’s catalog of era-defining music, the film intimately examines the personal journey and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success has come at extraordinary personal cost. Event at the Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St.

Mardi Gras Dinner & Pancakes

6-8 p.m., Tuesday March 1

At Community of Life Church, 787 N. Main St.

Oregon and Brooklyn Lions Clubs Information Session

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 1

Join the Lions at Rome Corners Middle School, 1111 S Perry Pkwy., to learn more about the organization. Pizzas and sodas will be served. For more information, call Tammy Rockenbach at 608-438-9572.

Early Years Book Club

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 2

The Great Beginnings Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Starting in February, they will return to an online meeting. Selection of books: “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Synopsis: “After receiving a frantic letter from her newly married cousin begging someone to save her from a mysterious fate, Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a remote home in the Mexican countryside. She doesn’t know what she goes to find: her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a foreigner, and Noemi knows little of the area. The library reserves copies of the books. Drop by and pick up a copy. More information at

Advance Planning Basics

1 p.m., Wednesday March 2

Nickie Gard and Dave Scheidell from Gunderson will talk about removing the financial and emotional burden of planning your final wishes around your life and personality. This light presentation will make the whole process easier and even fun! At the Oregon Region Senior Center.

Spoken word workshops for teenagers

4-5 p.m., Wednesday March 2

Write and Spit is a spoken word poetry series hosted by TS Banks of Loud N’ UnChained Theatre. The Facilitator TS will be present virtually. To join us in person, drop by the Oregon High School Innovation Center. Bring a Chromebook and headphones for one-on-one sharing if you like. There will be a supplement in case. To join via Zoom, email Kelly Allen at [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Pantry Hours

The Oregon Area Food Pantry is open several times a week for eligible customers to pick up food at 107 N. Alpine Pkwy. Donations can also be deposited during this period.

Pantry delivery and collection times (excluding holidays) are:

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every first Saturday of the month

from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second and last Thursday of each month

Call 608-291-0709 for more information.