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 this summer are the following:
Saturday, October 5, 1 p.m.: Sauk City Historical Society, 309 Polk Street, Sauk City.
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 November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1.

Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort through the gift of a new, handmade blanket or afghan created by volunteers “blanketeers.” to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Project Linus Make a Blanket Day will be hosted at Grandma Mary’s Cafe in Arena, Wisconsin.

Enjoy an afternoon of sensory experiences geared for kids 2-6. Our space will be set up in stations for your child to enjoy for as long as they like. Play dough, cloud dough, potions with chemical reactions, water beads and more. It is mesmerizing and a treat for everyone’s senses. Free on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2:30-4:00 p.m., at Shenanigans, 25 Brodhead, Mazomanie sponsored by the Friends of the Mazomanie Library. Regularly scheduled the 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11 a.m., $5/child.

Walk with a Doc Extension!
Event Date: October 16, 5:30 p.m.
Walk with a Doc has been extended by popular demand.
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by Dr. Janelle Hupp. Come out and bring a friend. Enjoy the scenery as you walk with a doc!
Walkers meet at 5:30 p.m. at Wolf Run Trail at 328 Crescent Street, in Mazomanie.
If weather is questionable, please check the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Facebook page for updates.

The village of Mazomanie will be hosting a Lake Marion grand opening event on Oct. 19., from 1-3 p.m. There will be food, music, and kids’ activities. The events will be at the Lake Marion shelter, rain or shine.

Knights of Columbus Council 3099 from St. Al’s (Sauk City) and St. Norbert’s (Roxbury) invite everyone to their Annual Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday October 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Norbert’s Church Hall (8944 Hwy Y, Roxbury).
All are welcome. The Packers have a bye – so bring the entire family! Tickets are $11 in advance or $12 at the door. Dinner includes beverage, applesauce, corn or green bean casserole, baked or German potatoes, dinner roll and a dessert. Carry-outs available and there will be a $3 hotdog plate for the kids. KC’s are sponsoring a Food Drive during the Pork Chop Dinner; please bring your nonperishable food items to the dinner for the local food pantry. To get tickets in advance contact Russ Ballweg at 608-643-8235.

Dane County Sheriff’s Office Community Deputy Rich Bennett will be presenting a community education night to prevent future victims of fraud and scams. It will be held at the Mazomanie police department, 133 Crescent St., Mazomanie, on Oct. 23, 2019 from 6-6:45 p.m.
The presentation will be geared toward adults; elderly citizens are especially encouraged to attend. There will be a 30 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q & A. Contact Mazomanie Deputy Kyle Keller at with any questions.


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 Tuesdays from 4-6:30 pm, Wednesdays 9-10 am, and the second Saturday from 10-11 am. Heights Unlimited is located at 1529 State Street (Hwy. 14), Suite B, Black Earth. Contact HU at 608-767-3663, email at, or

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 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.

Ron’s Jam, a monthly gathering of “old time” music fans and musicians, will be held at the Black Earth Fire Station meeting room on Friday, Oct. 11.
The music starts at 1 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in for some ‘toe-tapping’ music, featuring some old country, bluegrass, waltzes, and polkas – lots for your enjoyment.

It’s time to organize a team for Trivia Night. The event is co-hosted by the Friends of the Black Earth and Mazomanie Libraries. This year’s competition is set for Saturday, October 12 at the Black Earth Fire Station, 711 Blue Mounds Street in Black Earth. The entrance is across the street from the Shoe Box. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the action begins at 7:00 p.m.
Team sign-up forms are available at both the Black Earth and Mazomanie Libraries. Entry fee is $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door. A light meal is included in the cost. Maximum team size is 10. Completed forms and payment can be returned to either the Black Earth or Mazomanie Library. If you have any questions, contact the Black Earth Public Library 608-767-4905 or the Mazomanie Free Library 608-795-2104.

Mickelsons-Martin American Legion Post 313, will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 14, 2019 6:00 PM at the legion hall.

The annual Vermont Lutheran Church Lutefisk/Meatball Mission Dinner will be held Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. At this time the reservations are filling up so in order to get a confirmed time you will need to get reservations by going to the Vermont Lutheran Church web page or contact Char Meier at 767-8860. The menu for the event includes lutefisk, meatballs and gravy, green beans, lefse, relishes, cranberries, rommegrot and Norwegian cookies. Norwegian egg coffee and milk are included in the price of $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
The Vermont Church is located on Vermont Church Rd. which intersects with STH 78 four miles south of Black Earth and six miles north of Mt. Horeb.
Proceeds from this dinner support the Vermont Lutheran Church Mission Budget for 2019.

Consultants for Dane and Sauk counties studying the feasibility of building a four-season recreation bridge over the Wisconsin River at Sauk City will hold two community meetings in October to provide information about goals of the study and to introduce the public to the potential bridge project.
There will be a public input meeting on:
Monday, Oct. 21, Wisconsin Heights High School, 10173 Highway 14, Mazomanie. Open House 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
The study is being led by MSA Professional Services, Inc. of Baraboo in partnership with Westbrook Associated Engineers, Inc. of Spring Green to explore design options and estimate construction costs for a new 500-foot bridge for pedestrian, bicycle, and snowmobile use to connect the recently expanded Great Sauk State Trail with Walking Iron Trail envisioned in northwest Dane County.
Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the development of the design options.
The Great Sauk State Trail Commission is administering the study for the two counties, which are sharing the $78,825 project cost. The public is encouraged to visit the project Facebook Page for updates and to provide input.
Dane Contacts: Chris James,, 608-224-3763; Christopher Long,, 608-658-7901
Sauk Contact: Jared Pinkus,, 608-355-4840.

The Black Earth Creek Watershed Association’s fall event is called “Flooding Impacts on the Watershed.” It will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 7-9 p.m., at the Cross Plains Fire Station, Bourbon Road, Cross Plains.
A year after epic flooding and catastrophic damage in the Black Earth Creek valley dramatically highlighted the interconnectedness of our watershed communities, join us as we explore what we can do together to mitigate the impacts of climate change on living, working, and recreating here.
Panel A: Flooding Impacts on Farming Viability & Trout Populations
Bob Duhr, Watershed Farmer & Business Owner
Dan Oele, Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Biologist
Panel B: Flooding Impact on Communities & What Can Be Done?
Bill Chang, Village of Cross Plains Administrator
Michael Rupiper, Environmental Resources Planning, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
Co‐sponsored by BECWA, Gateway to The Driftless, Groundswell Conservancy, and Southern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited.
Light refreshments will be served.

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