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Tickets for the Viroqua Chamber Main Street annual BASH are on sale now! The annual BASH (May 10 from 5-8 p.m.) has become a sell-out affair and is enjoyed by businesses and residents alike.

Catered by the Driftless Café and held at a new location this year, Pedretti’s Party Barn, guests will enjoy amazing views of vineyards and tranquil settings while supporting businesses, programming/education and events. The Annual BASH is the only fundraiser of the year for the Viroqua Chamber Main Street and it is because of recent successes that new programming and business support is possible.

Guests will enjoy a multiple course meal of local food and heavy appetizers. A big hit in the past has been the beer refrigerator, as well as the wine bar. Wines specifically paired for the event from Vernon Vineyards and Tangled Hickory will be available, as well as Sparkle and Wisco Pop, Kickapoo Coffee and Cowboy David’s Cashew Ginger Carrot Cake.

There will be 50/50 drawings, live and silent auctions and plenty of merriment will be had. To purchase tickets online, visit our Facebook page. Tickets are also available for sale (cash, check or credit card) at the visitor center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Individual tickets are $50, and corporate tables are $400. Join us and celebrate Viroqua!

Screen Free Week

The McIntosh Memorial Library is helping bring a national movement to Viroqua titled, “Screen-Free Week,” March 18-24. The event is an opportunity for communities to rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. It encourages participants to unplug from digital entertainment and spend free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends!

On Tuesday, March 20, from 6-7 p.m., go to the McIntosh Library, 205 S. Rock Ave., for a “Science Night” in the program room. The event will enable participants to enjoy an evening of hands-on science experiments. On Wednesday, March 21, there will be a family games night at Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School, 431 E. Court St. from 6-7 p.m. Fun family games for participants of all ages will be available to play. On Thursday, March 22, the Viroqua Elementary School at 115 N. Education Ave. will be providing a music and movement program from 6-7 p.m. for everyone to enjoy.

Come to one, some or all of the activities that are scheduled during “Viroqua’s Screen Free Week.” Nationally, “Screen-Free Week” will be celebrated April 30-May 6.

For more information, visit, call 637-7151 or like the “Viroqua Library” Facebook page.

Celtic Beat: Celtic-Gaelic Fest, March 28

Celtic Beat: Celtic-Gaelic Fest, brought to you by the Viroqua Area Rotary Club, will be held at the Historic Temple Theatre, 116 S. Main St., Viroqua, Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m.

Participants are David Ebbert, soloist, Dodie Whitaker accompanied by Stephanie Pedretti, Viroqua Celtic Music Society, Shereen Baird, and the LaCrosse and District Pipes and Drums lead by Pipe Major Doug Weidenback.

Tickets are on sale at Nelson Agri-Center, Parrish Music, Callan Wealth Management, Citizens First Bank, Viroqua Food Co-op, Village Market and MacHelp, all in Viroqua, and the Bank of Ontario. All Rotarians have tickets for sale. The box office will be open from 4-7 p.m. the day of the performance. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets and information are available from

Nelson Agri-Center Sales Fair, March 10-17

The Nelson Agri-Center Sales Fair is a community tradition that never disappoints! Be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates on deals and special offers, as well as events and food offerings. Be sure to check out the Broadcaster and Foxxy Shopper ads and fliers. For more information, call 637-2192

B&E’s Trees open house, March 17

It is time once again for the annual open house at B&E’s Trees. The sugar house doors will be open 1-5 Saturday, March 17, to give you an inside look at how the maple farm is run. The day’s activities will include tours of the woods, syrup-making demos in the sugar house, samples, snacks, drinks, good company, and a chance to shake that cabin fever we’ve all had lately! Join the fun at 30904 Rognstad Ridge Road, Cashton. Make sure to check out their Facebook page for more updates or call 608-799-9380

Planting workshops

Think spring with March and April planting workshops with Deep Rooted and Hardy Vines. Both businesses are featuring amazing planting workshops for gardeners of all skill levels. Don’t miss out on your chance to plant your hanging baskets. For more information, check out their Facebook pages or call 608-386-6177 for Deep Rooted or 608-637-7669 for Hardy Vines.


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