La Crosse Area Mental Health First Aid Training Day @ Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
May 22 all-day

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course that gives you the tools to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.  There are courses specific to adult mental health and youth mental health – both courses will be offered at this training.

What it covers:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse
  • How to assist an individual in a crisis
  • How to connect an individual to help

Who should attend:  Adult community members, Employers, Faith leaders, Parents, Caring individuals

Please pre-register – training capacity and space is limited and walk-in availability is limited.

8th Annual La Crosse County “Striding for Mental Wellness” @ in front of Health & Human Services Building
May 29 @ 12:00 pm

We gather together to support and promote mental wellness for all.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 we’ll meet in front of the Health & Human Services building

12:00 – raising of the NAMI flag with Mayor Kabot & Proclamation, speaker

12:15 Walk through downtown

Please join us to cultivate connections with light snack and refreshments after!  You are welcome to join us by wearing green in support of Mental Health Awareness Month.

2019 Shining Star – IRIS Awards Event! @ The Cargill Room
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


The recipients of these awards will be revealed at the event. Come and share the excitement, warmth, and friendship, to see who will be honored as our 2019 Shining Star and IRIS Award recipients.

Cost is FREE and all are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP, so that we can account for enough food and beverages.

This event is organized by The Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area in partnership with NAMI – La Crosse County, Better Together, RAVE/Independent Living Resources, and Change Direction – La Crosse County.

See our past award recipients on the Mental Health Coalition website, and check out all of the previous years pictures and videos.

Juxtapose – Opening Gala @ Swarthout Gallery
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join La Crosse County Historical Society and Guest Curator Prof. Jeff Stolz of Viterbo University for an evening celebration of fashion and local history.  Tickets available online or by phone.  Red carpet and photographer for the fashionistas among us.

Taste of the Coulee Region @ Celebrations on the River
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Taste of the Coulee Region premier Food, Wine, & Beer Event!

La Crosse Area Family YMCA Miracle Field 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Miracle Field, R.W. Houser Family YMCA
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate ten years of providing baseball to individuals of all abilities at our Miracle Field! Miracle Field was built with the vision of being completely inclusive and accessible and has served hundreds of athletes growing in their love of baseball.  Come cheer on our athletes, play lawn games, enjoy food from Sweet Lou’s BBQ Food Truck and witness the unveiling of the most recent attraction to Miracle Field.

1st Annual Diocesan Golf Outing & Dinner @ Cedar Creek Golf Course
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am

This is the 1st Annual Vocations Golf Outing benefiting the Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life.

Your support enables us to educate and form your seminarians and religious aspirants.  As you can imagine, the cost of educating and forming future priests and religious is significant.  We strive to provide the highest quality environment for their discernment.

Remember, encouraging more religious vocations is everyone’s responsibility and your support of this event is just one way you can help.

11-noon: Golf Check-in

12:30: Shotgun start

Social and dinner to follow.  RSVP by June 11, 2019

Welcome to Our Tailgate-24th Annual Lawn Social @ Diveley's Lawn
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Grab your favorite fan gear and join us for a tailgate-themed evening at the gorgeous backyard of our hosts, Mike and Joyce Diveley, for the 24th Annual Lawn Social!  We are fundraising for area youth to have exciting opportunities to be involved in Scouting activities, experiences at Camp Decorah and in their communities.

Your tax-deductible donation, you choose the amount, provides over 5,000 young people with year-round adventures and opportunities to build character, learn new skills, be active in the outdoors, and participate in service projects.

This adult-friendly event is all about fun and friends!  Music by Audio Jack, complimentary food & drinks, auctions, and much more!  Please RSVP & donate online.  Thank you!

Parking will be at 704 Sand Lake Rd.