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The Fenwood Lions Club will host a Santa drivethrough visit on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Fenwood Fire Hall located across from the Fenwood ballpark. Families will need to follow the signs to drive through the fire hall parking lot. Santa and his elves will deliver treats to your vehicle. Participants should stay in their vehicles and just roll down their windows.

Wellness center

Edgar Public Schools has announced new December hours for community use of its wellness center.

The facility will be open Monday through Saturday. The Monday through Friday community use hours are 4-5 a.m. (with everyone out by 5:45 a.m.) and 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (with everyone out by 9:30 p.m.). Saturday community use hours are 6 a.m. to noon (with everyone out by 12:30 a.m.).

The wellness center will be open on Thursday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Day from 6 a.m. until noon.

Giving Tree

The Circle of Joy is sponsoring a Giving Tree at Nicolet National Bank, Edgar. Decorations on the tree have a child’s age clothing size and gift suggestions.

Participants are invited to find a Christmas gift for the child. Gifts should be wrapped and returned to the bank by Friday, Dec. 11.

Book babies

The Marathon County Pub- lic Library is currently taking registration for Book Babies that will be offered every Monday morning starting in January 2021. The program offers stories and more for little ones under age two and time for parents and caregivers to socialize.

Unlike the virtual story times, Book Babies will be conducted through GoTo-Meeting and will be interactive. Songs and rhymes will be geared towards little ones under the age of two with a caregiver. Leaders will read books, sing nursery rhymes, and more for about 20 minutes. Afterward, there will be time for caregivers and babies to see and speak with each other.

These weekly events are free to attend. Go to events/10286#event-10286 to register for Book Babies.

Lions and bears

Get ready for stunning visuals and humorous stories as the Marathon County Public Library welcomes back John Van Barriger to present his top tips for taking better wildlife photographs on on Tuesday, Dec. 8. This is an online presentation.

Van Barriger, who has presented numerous times at the Marathon County Public Library, will share photos and (tall) tales from a lifetime of adventuring outdoors. He’ll also discuss tech tips, the need for shooting ethically in the natural world, and the importance of not being eaten by your photographic subjects.

This offering is free, open to the public and no registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information.

COVID response

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin will provide families of Edgar School District families with “essentials” needed during the coronavirus pandemic. These could include paper, laundry, hygiene, cleaning and feminine hygiene products.

A request form to get assistance is available at Edgar Elementary School.

Santa for Seniors

Edgar Elementary School hopes to present residents in local assisted living housing with a wrapped gift for Christmas as part of a Santas for Seniors program. This gift is in lieu of an in-person visit during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Elementary school classrooms will be collecting gifts for the seniors. Possible gift ideas include large print books, crossword puzzle books, puzzles, body soap, shampoo, playing cards, board games, dish towels, blankets, socks, picture frames, writing and art supplies, magazines.

Christmas Mass

St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgar, has announced it will hold extra Christmas Masses at the church and at a sister parish Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski. The Christmas Eve Masses will be held at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at St. Johns and at 8 p.m. at Holy Family. Christmas Day Masses will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Johns and 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family.

The extra Masses are to accommodate social distancing at the two churches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.