“Grant Writing 101” will be presented in Viroqua by the Driftless Writing Center, Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost is $50 per person. To register, contact driftlesswritingcenter@gmail.com. The address will be provided upon registration. Bring your lunch and your organization’s mission

This is a targeted session for nonprofit staff and volunteers who want to learn the basics of grant writing and get insight into the world of charitable foundations and other private sources of funding. This four-hour session will show you how and why foundations request grant proposals and what makes for an effective grant proposal package. You will practice telling your organization’s story in compelling ways and learn how to build an organizational culture of story-gatherers — a key component of your grant writing and fundraising success.

“Grant Writing 101” will be taught by Driftless Writing Center board member Jennifer Morales. Morales has been writing grants for nonprofit organizations in the education, social justice and policy fields since 1993. Her grant writing has raised more than $30 million for her client organizations. Direct any questions about the workshop to Morales at 1jemorales1@gmail.com or 414-331-6473.

Musical Chairs, Jan. 13

The evening entertainment Jan. 13 features Kendra Swanson, Amos Biermann, Kristina King, Christina Dollhausen, Andy Hughes and poets Peter Engen and Erin Ford. Rooted Spoon. Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by music at 7 p.m. There is a $10 cover. The series is supported by Vernon Communications, Driftless Café, Real Small Towns, Rooted Spoon and Viroqua Chamber Main Street.

The Special Consensus, Jan. 14

The Special Consensus will perform at the Historic Temple Theatre at 3 p.m. Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. Opening act is The Medicine Brothers. Tickets are $15 and available at httix.com.

Vernon Women’s Alliance, Jan. 16

The Vernon Women’s Alliance meets at the American Legion/Tap House 138 Jan. 16 at 11:30 a.m. VWA is a dynamic network of local women who are making a difference in the lives of women, families and our community. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at the Legion. Guests get free lunch and a chance to check out what they are about.

Kickapoo Coffee roastery tour, Jan. 27

Kickapoo Coffee’s coffee tasting and roastery tour will be held at the Kickapoo Coffee Roastery Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. Kickapoo Coffee holds a monthly cupping on the last Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at their roastery inside the Food Enterprise Center, located at 1201 N. Main St. (parking in back). This tour of their facilities and coffee tasting is free and open to the public. Call 608-637-2022 or email info@kickapoocoffee.com with any questions.

‘Guys on Ice,’ Jan. 27

“Guys on Ice” will be presented at the Historic Temple Theatre Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. “Guys on Ice” spends a day in the life of Marvin and Lloyd — fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers. With musical numbers like, “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” “Fish is the Miracle Food,” and “The One That Got Away.” “Guys on Ice” works not only as a serious anthropological study, but as a musical comedy as well. Tickets, which cost $25, are available at httix.com.

Sunday Supper, Jan. 28

Kickapoo Coffee’s Sunday Supper will be held at the Kickapoo Coffee Cafe Jan. 28. The theme is “Comfort Foods with a Kickapoo Twist” Open service is from 5-8 p.m. There are $15 entrees, with vegetarian and gluten-free options ($7 kids entree). Desserts, coffee, wine and beer are also available for purchase.

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