Black Earth & Mazomanie


The Village of Mazomanie board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, except in December. The board meets on the first Tuesday of December. All other committees meet on demand.

The Town board of Mazomanie Township meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, 711 West Hudson Street.

Food Pantry: The “Christians in Action Food Pantry” is held the Second Tuesday 6-7 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of each month throughout the year from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and the following Tuesday from 6 p.m- 7 p.m. The food pantry is held in the Mazomanie Community Building. The Community Pantry serves clients from the Villages of Black Earth, Cross Plains, Mazomanie and the surrounding Townships.

Mazomanie Free Library Hours
Monday through Thursday:
10 a.m. to noon, 2-7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Mazomanie Free Library Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. The Friends of the Mazomanie Free Library meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., also at the library.

The Wildlife Forever ATV Club meets 7 p.m. at Trader’s Bar & Grill, 6174 US 14, Arena, the 2nd Monday of each month.

The Iron Horse Band’s dates for are the following:
Saturday, December 14, 7 p.m.: Iron Horse Christmas Show, Wisconsin Heights High School gymnasium.

The Mazomanie Music Conservancy (MMC) holds ‘Another Friday Night in Downtown Mazomanie’ free concerts throughout the year at 6 p.m. at the Mazomanie Community Building.
Future dates will be December 6, January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1.

Wisconsin Heights Players will be presenting “The Princess Who Had No Name” Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Mazomanie Community Building. This is a full length play performed by 3rd-8th graders, directed by Cherith Brown, and assisted by Hunter Phillips. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and are available at the door.


The Village of Black Earth board meets the first week on the month at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal building. Call the village office at (608)767-4901 for specific meeting days and dates.

The town of Black Earth board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth.

Coffee with a Cop is held the second Thursday of each month from 9-11a.m. at the Village of Black Earth Municipal Building.

Heights Unlimited
Heights Unlimited Community Resource Center distributes food, personal essentials and clothing to those in need on Tuesday (4-6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (9-10 a.m.), and the second Saturday of the month(10-11 a.m.). Heights Unlimited is located at 1529 State Street (Hwy 14), Suite B, Black Earth. Contact info: 608-767-3663, email, or Want to volunteer? Call 608-795-2353 or email or for information.

Black Earth Historical Society meetings
The Black Earth Historical ­Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the former Congregational Church at 1022 Blue Mounds Street.

Black Earth Secular meditation group
The Black Earth Secular meditation group meets Thursday nights at 5:30 in the children’s museum. This is a free opportunity to receive instruction and practice with others for an hour. No prior experience needed. We will meet on Thursdays until May 21st. If you would like more information call Tom Loomis at 334-4532 or Michael Smith at 767-3955. Come join us to practice calmness and experience more clarity.

Black Earth Public Library Hours
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Author Joy Ann Ribar will speak at Base Camp Cafe, Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Ribar will discuss her book, Deep Dark Secrets, and answer questions about writing and publishing, as well as her background of growing up in Wisconsin that inspired her characters and their lives. Ribar is a writing instructor at Madison College and sister of Black Earth resident, Kay Rettenmund.

Northwest Dane Senior Services will be holding their “Celebrate a Life” annual fundraiser, Tues., Dec 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. There will be a chili supper for a cost of $7, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction.
Honor the special people, past or present, who have enriched your life and the lives of others by making a gift to NWDSS for a $25 minimum donation. An ornament will be hung on the holiday tree as their name is displayed and announced on Dec. 3 at the ceremony.
Your gift makes a huge difference, as county funding only assists NWDSS with 1/3 of our total budget. Please be generous– we count on your support to enable us to continue providing services to seniors in your community throughout the year.
Contact NWDSS at 608-798-6937 for more information.

All community members are invited to join the Iron Horse Community Choir which is forming for the annual Iron Horse Cornet Band Community Christmas Show to be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Heights High School gymnasium. The choir will rehearse for the show on Monday evenings, Nov. 11, 18, 25, and Dec. 2 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Wisconsin Heights Choir room. The choir will be directed by Greg Norris and accompanied by Lisa Montelbano. Contact Jim at 608-767-2920 if there are any questions.”

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