Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 Cooksville Community Center Calendar

Clean Up Day at the Center
Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m.
Come join the crew to shine up the center for a new season. Bring a rag, sponge and bucket, broom and dust pan. Inside the center we will sweep up the bugs, mop floors, clean bathrooms and kitchen, and wipe flat surfaces. We will also clean the basement and outhouses. Outside we will rake, trim and clean up brush from the eastern border of the property.

Cooksville Store Celebration and Open House
Sunday, May 2, 1-4 p.m.
The Cooksville Community welcomes you to enjoy live music and light refreshments at the COOKSVILLE GENERAL STORE OPEN HOUSE. Come celebrate with friends and neighbors, view the updated amenities, purchase new products offered at the store, and enjoy live music presented by the OK Band. Join us at 2:30 p.m. for a short ceremony commemorating the Cooksville General Store as we celebrate over 160 years of continuous operation.

Stoughton Chamber Singers Concert
Tuesday, June 8, 7 p.m.
The Stoughton Chamber Singers under the direction of John Beutel will present “Mostly Mozart” which will include a wide variety of choral literature by Mozart and people he knew. The concert will be held at the Cooksville Church on the corner of Hwy 138 and 59. Tickets are available at the Cooksville Store and from members of the group for $10/person. Proceeds benefit the Stoughton Chamber Singers and the Cooksville Community Center. Reception following in the Community Center.

Quarterly Community Center Board Meeting
Monday, June 14, 7 p.m.
Members of the Center are invited to attend the quarterly board meeting, which will be held at the Center.

Carving on the Commons
Saturday, June 26, 10-5 and Sunday June 27, 10-3
This two-day open air event will feature chainsaw carvers from throughout the Midwest. Come explore this powerful specialized form of woodworking and see art in the making. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family for 2 days. Food and refreshments will be available for sale. There will be a drawing each day for a carving: Saturday at 1:00 and Sunday at 3:00. Auction of carvings Sunday at 3:00.

Independence Day Family Potluck Picnic
Sunday, July 4, 12:00 noon
Bring a dish to pass and your own silverware for a communal meal and games at the Cooksville Commons.

Cooksville Lutheran Summer Supper
Saturday, July 24, 4-7:00 p.m.
This event is sponsored by the Cooksville Lutheran Church to benefit the Church. A home cooked meal with dessert will be served from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Church. Other events are being considered to accompany the meal: a tour of the Cemetery and possibly music.

John Wilde – Good Things in Cooksville
Sunday, August 1, 2:00 p.m.
Virginia Francis, a Chazen Art Museum docent, will give a brief presentation on John Wilde and his place in the 20th century art world. She will then facilitate an audience participation discussion about John, which will allow the audience to share memories about our former neighbor who died in 2006. John referred to himself as an “American Magical Realist Artist.” Cooksville had a special place in his heart, which is the theme for the presentation. This event is scheduled as a special event for the residents of the village and friends of John and Shirley Wilde. Some of John's artwork will be available to view. There is no fee for the event.

Cooksville Lutheran Church Fall Festival
Sunday, September 12, 11 a.m.
Home cooked meal, prepared by members of the Church, with children’s games, items for sale (arts & crafts, collectibles, antiques, produce, fall mums), Silent Auction, and more. Proceeds benefit Cooksville Lutheran Church.

Quarterly Community Center Board Meeting
Monday, September 13, 7 p.m.
Members of the Center are invited to attend the quarterly board meeting, which will be held at the Center.

Cooksville Community Center Annual Meeting
Monday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Learn what has happened this year and what is on the agenda for the future. This is your opportunity to voice your opinions about the Center. We want your input to help us manage the center.

Annual Halloween Party
Saturday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
Please come & help with set up and decorating at noon the same day. There will be games and activities for kids and a bonfire for adults. Bring your own beverages and a snack to pass. Flashlights are encouraged for all. Come join us for a local tradition!

Cooksville Lutheran Annual Harvest Dinner
Sunday, November 14, 12-3 p.m.
This is a Cooksville Lutheran Church event. A home cooked Thanksgiving meal will be served. Proceeds benefit the church.

Quarterly Community Center Board Meeting
Monday, December 13, 7 p.m.
Members of the Center are invited to attend the quarterly board meeting. Place to be determined.

Quarterly Community Center Board Meeting
Monday, March 8, 2011, 7 p.m.
Members of the Center are invited to attend the quarterly board meeting. Place to be determined.

Email Addresses: In the interest of saving postage and printing costs for the center and keeping CCC members informed, we would like to send you the CCC calendar as well as updates and reminders by email in the future. If you are willing, please send your email address to Jennifer Ehle at

Changes and updates to the Calendar of Events will be posted at the Cooksville Store as well as on the Town of Porter website which is We are trying to schedule another bagpipe demonstration by the Shriners Pipe & Drum Corps. Stay tuned. Check out for pictures and stories.

The Community Center Building is available for rent throughout the summer and fall for graduation parties, baby/bridal showers, dinners, family events and meetings. The building is air conditioned. Contact Bill Zimmerman 873-1652 or 608-628-8566 for rates and reservations.

The Center has note cards, Cooksville guidebooks, ceramic mugs and plates for sale, which will be available for purchase during Center events.

Please phone a board member with questions regarding events or programs.
Support your local community center
by attending program events and the Annual Meeting.

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