Clean Up Day at the Center,
Saturday, May 4, 9:00 – 12:00 a.m.
Come join the crew to shine up the Center for a new season. We will tackle both the interior and exterior part of the Center. Bring a rag, sponge and bucket, broom and dustpan. We will sweep up the bugs, mop floors, clean bathrooms and kitchen, and wipe flat surfaces. We will also clean the basement. Treats will be served. Location: Cooksville Community Center.
Stoughton Chamber Singers Concert
Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.
The Stoughton Chamber Singers under the direction of John Beutel have chosen "Music and the Human Experience" as the title for their June performance. The concert program will include music that is representative of how every day lives are connected to music. Many composers will be represented: G. F. Handel, Johannes Jeep, John Blow, a 13th century plainsong, a Bruckner motet, a gospel hymn, two African songs of Famine and Freedom, several folk songs, and music by the Association "Requiem for the Masses": "Skylark", a ballad by Hoagy Carmichael; a Lennon/McCartney Beatles Medley; and the rousing "Up The Ladder To The Roof." Admission is $5 per person. Location: Cooksville Church at the corner of Highways 138 and 59. A reception will follow at the Community Center, two blocks east on Hwy 59.
Independence Day Family Potluck Picnic with music
July 4, 12:30 p.m.
Come and socialize with friends and neighbors, and eat a communal meal about 12:30 p.m. on the Commons. Bring a dish to pass and your own plate, silverware and liquid refreshments to this annual event. Cooksville native, Jeanne Julseth-Heinrich, an accomplished accordion player, will begin entertaining about 1:15 p.m at the Center. Some members plan to kick up their heels and dance! Location: Cooksville Commons and the air-conditioned Community Center, in case of rain and/or extreme heat.
SPECIAL: Christmas in Summer
Saturday, August 10, 4:00 p.m.
Former student Jeanne Julseth-Heinrich will orchestrate and direct a Christmas party from her memories as a student at the one room Cooksville Schoolhouse. There will be roles for children and adults to perform in skits, recitations, singing, a short Christmas play, and perhaps a visit by Santa Claus. Christmas is being scheduled in August as the Center does not have heat or water in winter. This could be the first event for a summer theater at the Cooksville Community Center. Please notify Jeanne of your interest in participating in the event: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Cooksville Community Center.
Cooksville Lutheran Church Fall Festival
Tentative: Sunday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.
Activities will begin directly after the worship service: arts & crafts, collectibles, antiques, produce, fall mums, Silent Auction, and more. Home cooked meal prepared by church members to begin serving at noon. Sponsored by and proceeds to benefit Cooksville Lutheran Church. Watch newspapers and church bulletin for specific details re. date/time.
Cooksville Community Center Annual Meeting
Monday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Learn what has happened this year and what is on the agenda for the future at this annual event. This is your opportunity to voice your opinions about the Center. We want your input to help us manage the Center. Location: Cooksville Community Center.
“Remembering Cigar Eddie”
Sunday, October 6, 11:30 a.m.
The Center has decided to organize another memorial service for one of its patriarchs, Eddie Julseth, who died two years ago. October is the month of Eddie ‘s birthday. This will be a potluck with story telling. He loved apples so consider bringing an apple-based dish to supplement your main dish. Plates, silverware and drinks will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Cooksville Community Center and the Cooksville Lutheran Church. Location: handicapped accessible Cooksville Lutheran Church by the Cemetery.
Annual Halloween Party
Saturday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our annual Halloween tradition. There will be games and activities for kids and a bonfire for adults. Bring your own beverages and a snack or dessert to share. Flashlights are strongly encouraged for all -- the Commons and schoolyard can get very dark, especially around Halloween! You are also welcome to get into the Halloween spirit by helping to decorate for the Center at 12:00 noon on the same day. Location: Cooksville Community Center.
Cooksville Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner
Tentative date: November 10, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Cooksville Lutheran Church. Proceeds from the event will benefit the church. Location: Cooksville Lutheran Church.