2019 Calendar of Events
Check out the fitness and wellness events taking place throughout the year in Jackson County!
January 5, 2019 - KC Fitness Wazee Wonderland Officially Unofficial Snowshoe Race - Wazee Lake Recreation Area, 10am start, ~3 miles
January 26, 2019 - Jackson in Action's Annual Family Snowshoe Event
February 2, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Pool Kayak Event, 11am-2pm at BRF Middle School Pool. No equipment needed. All ages welcome. $5 per person or $10 per family.
February 2, 2019 - Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe Event - Black River State Forest
Ski a 1.5-mile trail or snowshoe/hike a 1-mile trail, both lighted by candle luminaries. Bonfire to follow. Hot chocolate and hot dogs available for purchase. Meet at the Smrekar shelter on County Road O east of Millston. 6-9 p.m.
February 10, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Snowshoe/Hike; 12:30 start - Location TBA.
Meet at BRF Chamber of Commerce at 12:00pm to follow others to starting point.
2-Mile Hike - Family Friendly; Snowshoes not provided but can be arranged if call ahead.
Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534 for more information.
February 14, 2019 - Harvest of the Month LIVE on WEAU-TV 13 at 4 p.m. with Ruth Chipps, MS, RDN, CD of Black River Memorial Hospital
Feb. 21, 2019 5:30pm – 7 p.m. Living Fiercely with Cancer Support Group. Lunda Community Center (Hub). Facilitators Kathleen Clemons and Kaye Henrickson
Feb. 20, 2019 Harvest of the Month at BRMH Café “Almonds” 11:30am – 12:30pm
March 4, 2019 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Wellness Series with Dr. Stephanie Bantell. “Food for the Real Person.” Lunda Community Center, BRF.
March 12, 2019 6:30 - 8:30pm Breastfeeding Class. Black River Memorial Hospital, 711 W Adams St, Black River Falls, WI 54615, Board Room.
March 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am Diabetes Education & Support Group. B-Home Conference Room - “Nutrition Month -What’s it all about?” 311 Hwy. A, Black River Falls Speaker: Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
March 14, 2019 Harvest of the Month - Live Cooking Demo (Carrots) at 4 p.m. on WEAU-TV 13 NBC with Ruth Chipps, MS, RDN, CD- Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
March 15, 2019 Laces to Leaders registration due. More information: http://www.jacksoninaction.org/lacestoleaders
March 18, 2019 5:30pm- 6:30pm Wellness Series - Lunda Community Center. Dr. Jerry Kitowski - “Brain Health”
March 21, 2019 5:30pm – 7 p.m. Living Fiercely with Cancer Support Group. Lunda Community Center (Hub). Facilitators Kathleen Clemons and Kaye Henrickson
March 28, 2019 Harvest of the Month at BRMH Cafe - Black River Memorial Hospital. 11:30am - 12:30 p.m. Taste the featured carrot recipe.
March 28, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm Work-life Balance Program. Comfort Inn & Suites, BRF. Free for Chamber members; non-members $10. Presenter: Catherine E Link, CPPB, CAM
April 10, 10:30am-11:30am Diabetes Education Support Group “Feet-First,” B-Home Conference Room, 311 Hwy. A, Black River Falls. Speaker: Dr. Beau Vesley, Podiatrist, Krohn Clinic. Learn methods for people with diabetes to keep feet safe and healthy
April 16, 5:30pm Advance Directives /Power of Attorney informational event at the Hub (Lunda Community Center)
April 18, 4p.m. Newscast - WEAU-TV 13 (NBC). Harvest of the Month LIVE with BRMH
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ruth Chipps cooking demo - Avocados
April 18, 5:30pm – 7 p.m. Living Fiercely with Cancer Support Group. Lunda Community Center (Hub). Facilitators Kathleen Clemons and Kaye Henrickson
April 20, 8 am - Friends of the Black River Earth Day Cleanup. Meet at 8am, Location TBA.
April 24, 11:30am – 12:30pm Harvest of the Month “Avocados” recipe tasting at Black River Memorial hospital Café.
April 27, 10am-3 p.m. Babysitting Clinic, Black River Memorial Hospital Register: www.brmh.net/babysit.
April 20 - Friends of the Black River Earth Day Cleanup. Meet at 8am, Location TBA.
May 4, 2019 - BRF School Forest Run
May 11, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Wildflower Hike (~1 hour), 10am start at Pettibone Pass. (Meet at the BRF Chamber of Commerce at 9:30am)
May 19, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Flat Water Paddle, 12:30pm; Location TBD; More information to come
Date TBD - Stop the Stigma 5K; Ho-Chunk Nation Health Dept. More information to come
Date TBD - Jackson County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at Lunda Park in Black River Falls; 4:30pm Registration, 6:00pm Run/Walk Starts
4 mile run/walk (shorter distance routes available)
$15 registration fee (t-shirt included); All proceeds go to Special Olympics Wisconsin
Tshirt orders can be made anytime at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson Correctional Institution, or Black River Falls Police Department
June 1, 2019 - Old Fashioned Hustle 5K - Taylor
June 8, 2019 - Black River Falls Bike Rodeo
This fun, family-friendly event helps education our youth about bicycle safety and it is FREE to attend! More information to come.
June 8, 2019 - Robinson Creek Paddling Excursion; Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534 for more details.
Robinson Creek Preservation Association will be holding its annual breakfast, membership meeting, and paddle beginning at 9AM at Camp Salem Breakfast at Camp Salem, N2635 Bacon Road.
Pancakes and Coffee will be provided. Paddle to follow around 11:00am. $10 membership fee suggested.
All skills abilities welcome - event will be beginner friendly. Boats can be provided.
June 22, 2019 - Alma Center Strawberry Festival Fun Run/5K - 7:30am registration, 8:00 am start at the intersection of Hwy F and Hwy 95 by the vet office. Race day registration only. Contact Jeanine Strandberg at 715-964-5441 for more information.
July 4, 2019 - First Responder 4th of July 5K - Melrose
Date TBD - Larry J. Kyser Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Youth Race - Melrose Rod & Gun; 8am registration, 9am race start, 10am youth race start. Call 608-790-4314 or email email@example.com for more information.
July 16, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Wildflower Hike, 6:30pm; Location TBD; Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534 for more information. (Rain date will be July 17.)
July 20, 2019 - Karner Blue Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Youth Race - Black River Falls
July 20, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Family Kayak at Wazee Beach, 11am-1pm. Free event for all ages. Gear provided. Questions - Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534.
Date TBD - Greater Black River Falls Area National Night Out - Old Fashioned Carnival Event Sponsored by the Black River Falls Police Dept and the Ho-Chunk Nation Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Program.
October 1-31, 2019 - LCC’s I Ain’t Afraid Virtual 5K Challenge. More information to come.
Date TBD - 4th Annual Color Fun Run, sponsored by Ho-Chunk National Domestic Abuse Division. 9am registration, 10am start at Tribal Office Building (W9184 Airport Rd); FREE to participate.
October 19, 2019 - Black River Trail Classic - at Black River State Forest. Trail runs of 10K, 25K, and 50K. Registration at https://nurun.co/brtc
Date TBD - Aptiv 5K Superhero Walk, Run, Roll. Dress in superhero gear! 8am start
Date TBD - Jackson County Annual Wellness and Diabetes Fair: Black River Falls, Wis. Free admission. Coordinated by Jackson County Diabetes Education Alliance.
November 28, 2019 Jackson In Action Gobbler Giveback - Thanksgiving Day at 8am. Meet at the Foundation Trail, starting from the Chamber of Commerce.
Date TBD Santa Run/Walk (1/2 Mile, Mile, or 5K) - 8am at BRF Chamber of Commerce; All proceeds will go toward the BRF Middle School 8th Grade trip to Washington DC