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Public Meetings

  • The Green Lake/Town of Brooklyn Fire Commission meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the the Green Lake/Brooklyn Firehouse.

The Commission will discuss Truck replacement/new truck purchase, battery purchase for autopulse, election of officers, carryover of funds, sale of 2005 pickup truck, replacement of outdated helmets and new helmet lights

Shop Fa La La La Local continues

  • The Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the “Shop Fa La La La Local” event through Jan. 3.

“This is your chance to Shop Local, and Shop Safe in Ripon," according to the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce. "Enjoy our unique shops as they are dressed for the season in Holiday splendor. Many of our great locations have extended shopping hours during the Holiday season. While you’re shopping, be sure to snap a picture of the Ripon store you’re in, a selfie with some merchandise, or a shopkeeper. Share your pictures to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, tag us and use the hashtag #ShopRipon2020, or email for a chance to win one of five $100 Chamber Dollars.”

Open Arts & Games Night

Every Thursday, the Heist in downtown Ripon hosts Open Arts & Games Night to combat seasonal depression.

“Come out to The Heist to create, get some quality oxygen with the help of hundreds of plants, and play your favorite games,” the business’ website said of the event. “You may even find yourself trying out some games you’ve never tried before. Perhaps playing around with an art medium you have never dabbled with before suits your taste even more."

Due to COVID19, capacity will be regulated.

Ringing in the New Year with reading

Ripon Public Library is ringing in the new year with reading fun and rewards for all ages.

Throughout the months of January, February and March, participants track time spent reading to become eligible for monthly prize drawings.

Each month a total of 25 gift bags, valued at over $25 each (including $10 Chamber Dollars) will be awarded in five age categories: preschool, grades k-2, grades 3-5, teens, and adults.

Fun is the name of this game! Librarians will highlight fun every day with book displays to represent offbeat holidays such as “Everything you do is right” day, “Forgive Mom and Dad” day, “National Goof Off” day, “National Waffle” day and more.

These ever-evolving displays bring levity and a sense of curiosity to all during the dark cold days of winters.

Participants are challenged to collectively read 10,000 minutes. Every time this happens a randomly selected winner will have the pleasure of throwing pies at well-known faces from the community on Facebook Live. Register via the Beanstack app, create an account using your Winnefox Library System card number, join the Winter 2021 reading challenge, and take a few moments to track reading minutes for yourself or whole family.

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