City of Stoughton

The following events are set to take place between Thursday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 9.

Victorian Holiday Weekend

Thursday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 5

Come and experience old world charm during Stoughton’s magical, Victorian Holiday Weekend with weekend shopping specials.

Visit for full details.

Kim’s Home-Cooked Curbside Pickup Or Dine In Meals

For those 60 years of age and older, the Stoughton Area Senior Center is offering home-cooked meals. On Dec. 2: baked chicken, twice-baked potatoes, vegetable, dinner roll and dessert.

Suggested donation: $4. Call 608-873-8585 at least one day in advance to reserve your meal. Pick up is between 11 a.m. and noon. Serving time for dine-in is noon.

Identity Theft presentation

Noon, Thursday, Dec. 2

Prevention is the first step in minimizing your risk to identity theft. Understanding the red flags of identity theft and the potential impacts you could face are key in minimizing your risk.

Participants will receive a class link and call-in phone number. Register at

Questions? Please contact Taylor at 608-877-3498.

D&D Ales & Adventures League

6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2

Join Gemini Games, 193 W. Main St., every Thursday for its D&D Ales & Adventures events. In this event, you're able to bring your very own Dungeons & Dragons character into a game that starts and wraps up in a single session, no long-term campaign obligations. While family-friendly, they do serve alcohol during this event, making it 21 and up unless accompanied by parent or guardian. Kids are expected to be guided by their parent during play.

Stitch an earbud keeper or a pin

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2

The next meeting of the Adult Craft Club will focus on stitching.

Participants will make an earbud keeper or a stitched pin using felt and embroidery floss. All supplies are provided.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 in the Fire Department Training Room, 401 E. Main St. Masks are required.

Registration is required by emailing or calling 608-873-6281.

Music: Harmonious Wail

7:30-10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2

The members of Harmonious Wail are purveyors of Americana-infused Gypsy Jazz, who continue to take their listeners on a ride via the music of the Hot Club sounds of Parisian cafes, to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta, to the heartfelt folk scenes across every-town-America. This harmonious clique are sublime entertainers, great educators, and lifters of spirits.

At Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. For information, visit

Tree Decorating Event

9:15-11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3

Ms. Traci Brennan’s Second Grade Class from St. Ann’s School will be helping the Senior Center ring in the holiday spirit by making Christmas ornaments for the Senior Cente’s tree, share in a holiday story and bring delicious snacks for members of the Senior Center. Come join in the fun. All are welcome.

Music: Asleep at the Wheel (with Brennen Leigh)

7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4

Founded in Paw Paw, West Virginia in 1970 by country legend Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums, and 20 singles on the Country Billboard charts. Consistently, Benson has brought the best talents of Western Swing to the stage. Today he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar alongside Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), David Sanger (drums), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Josh Hoag (bass), Connor Forsyth (piano, vocals), and Flavio Pasquetto (steel guitar).

Brennen Leigh is an American songwriter, guitar player, mandolin player and singer whose to-the-point storytelling style has elevated her to cult icon status in Europe, Scandinavia, across the United States, South America and the United Kingdom.

At Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. For information, visit

Magic the Gathering -- Gemini Games Store Championship

1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4

There are a ton of prizes for this event. Stop on out and take a shot at the title of 2021 Gemini Store Champion. Win or lose, everyone walks away with prizes.

Learn about Hardanger embroidery

3-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4

Hardanger embroidery or "Hardangersøm" is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave linen or cloth.

Livsreise will host a gallery talk about this fine art with Stoughton’s own Hardanger teacher, Donna M. Olson. She’ll share different types of design such as flowers stitched with openwork stitches-spokes, crossed spikes, dove’s eyes, picots and split bar weaving.

If you’d like to learn about the art of counted-thread stitchery, plan to attend this free talk at the Norwegian Heritage Center, 277 W. Main St.

Library, Stoughton Yoga offering free monthly yoga classes

10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 5

In partnership with the library, Stoughton Yoga is offering free all-levels flow yoga classes for ages 16 and up.

Detailed instructions will make these classes accessible to all, according to the library’s website, and a focus on breath with movement will be emphasized.

There will be one free class held per month, at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through April 3.

Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat if they have one, but the studio has a limited supply of mats to borrow, as well.

Registration for the December class is open now. Registration for future classes begins the day after the previous class. Space is limited and registration for each class is required.

Email or call 608-873-6281 to register. Proof of vaccination will be required to participate.

Music: Stoughton Chamber Singers

4-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5

The Stoughton Chamber Singers, under the direction of John Beutel, will present a variety of choral music for the holiday season. The program will feature choral music from various composers and various musical periods. Tickets will be available at the door, general admission.

Tickets are a free-will donation at the door.

At Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. For information, visit

Advance Care Planning

Noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6

Join Jean Ligocki Stoughton City Alder and Licensed Clinical Social Worker to learn how advance care planning can help ensure individuals receive medical care that is consistent with their values, goals, and preferences. Advance care planning promotes important conversations between the individual, family and medical providers. This is a free, online event. Visit for information or contact 608-877-3498.

Library throwing teen bowling party

4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7

Teens ages 11-16 can lace up their bowling shoes and head to Viking Lanes next month for a party.

Librarian Cynthia Schlegel will be at the bowling alley facilitating some afternoon fun for area youths.

All costs, including shoe rentals and snacks, will be covered by the library.

Attendees are asked to wear a mask.

Registration is required. Call 608-873-6281 or email to register.

Holiday Open House

5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7

Join the Stoughton One Community Bank location at 2401 Jackson St. to celebrate the holiday season. Refreshments will be available. Register by emailing

Senior Center Town Hall

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8

Please join us for a year-end discussion with Director Cindy McGlynn. There will be coffee and treats provided. Come and share your ideas, concerns and hear about our remodeling project for the building next door.

Virtual Escape Rooms

3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8

For ages 9-11. Work with your teammates to solve puzzles virtually over Zoom. Registration required. Sign up online at or call 608-873-6281.

Pokémon Club

3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9

Join fellow Pokémon fanatics for Pokémon related activities and virtual meet-up. Supplies will be available for pickup starting one week before they meet. For ages 6-11. Virtual through Zoom.

Register at or call 608-873-6281

Clues in the Dress: Dating Photographs from Clothing

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9

If you’re a family history researcher who has been stumped by a mystery photo with no information written on the back, you might be able to tell something about the photo based on the clothing/

During this library presentation, Leslie Bellais -- the former curator of social history at the Wisconsin Historical Museum -- will present tips and tricks for narrowing down the potential date range of a photo by carefully examining clothing.

Registration is not required and the event will be held through Zoom. The link will be posted at closer to the event.

To submit events, email community reporter Neal Patten at

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