McIntosh Memorial Library will be hosting an informational program titled, “Beginning Maple Syrup Production.”

Come to the library’s program room, Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m., as Jim Adamski from Roth Sugarbush in Cadott discusses the process of how to produce maple syrup. The class is being offered at no charge. Seating is limited. For more information, visit, call 637-7151 or like the “Viroqua Library” Facebook page.

‘Vanishing of the Bees,’ Feb. 16

The documentary “Vanishing of the Bees” will be shown at The Ark, Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. “Vanishing of the Bees” follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

The screening is followed by a short group discussion about the film. Hosted by the Viroqua Food Co-op. Learn more at

Nordic Voices, Feb. 17

Nordic Voices will appear at the The Historic Temple Theatre, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m.

From Oslo, Norway, Nordic Voices is an internationally acclaimed six-voice a cappella ensemble praised for its depth of programming and extraordinary vocal skills. The group’s repertoire spans from the Renaissance to the contemporary, and the singers produce a wide range of techniques, from refined classical sounds to Mongolian overtone singing in a performance hailed for its quality and vibrancy.

Tickets, which cost $25, are available at

OSMO class, Feb. 17

Mac Help, LLC is proud to bring a fun, free community outreach event to the store. Please join them Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. until noon for demonstrations and hands-on learning with OSMO kits. OSMO is a way to extend learning beyond the screen and encourages kids of all ages to interact with an iPad/iPhone in a new and unique way.

The event is being led by Tricia Louis, an ed tech program/outreach trailblazer who is partnering with Mac Help LLC for this and future events. For more information, visit @MacintoshHelp (Facebook), or call/text 608-632-7631.

Vernon Women’s Alliance, Feb. 20

The Vernon Women’s Alliance meets at the American Legion/Tap House 138, Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11:30 a.m. VWA is a dynamic network of local women making a difference in the lives of women, families and our community. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month. Guests get free lunch and a chance to check out what they are about.

‘Starting a Rural Small Business,’ Feb. 24

This one-day workshop is designed for individuals who are considering starting or have recently started a rural small business. The workshop at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and cover a variety of topics that will assist an individual in answering important questions and identifying key resources to make their business successful in the rural Driftless region.

The cost is $15 and lunch is provided. This workshop is organized by the Kickapoo Valley Association and sponsored by the Vernon County Tourism, Promotion and Economic Development Committee. Registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 21, by calling the Kickapoo Valley Reserve at 608-625-2960.

iPhone basics workshop, Feb. 28

Get a better understanding of the fundamentals on your iPhone or iPad at this workshop to be held at Mac Help from 6-8 p.m. The cost $10 per individual. The instructor is Matthias Minnig. For more information, visit @MacintoshHelp (Facebook), or call/text 608-632-7631


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