The Commons Community and Arts Center is a welcoming, supportive, inspiring and affordable space for the Viroqua community, hosting numerous events, weekly gatherings, workshops, classes, etc. as well as offering a comfortable and resource-rich facility for people of all generations to come and enjoy.

March Events:

March 4 – 7 @ 7:30 pm and March 8 @ 2:00 pm – A Lie of the Mind A play by Samuel Shepard, directed by K O’Brien, performed by The Players. Read more…

March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Everyday Buddhism Dialogue A four-part series of discussions about core teachings in Buddhism and how to relate them to everyday life. (details coming soon)

March 13 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Talk by Bad Axe Extinction Rebellion Heading to extinction and what to do about it. (details coming soon)

March 14 @ 10:00 am to 12 noon – Workshop: Poetry as a Visual Art Form with Angie Trudell Vasquez. Read more…

March 14 @ 7:00 pm Cello Concert with Solo Cellist James Waldo (details coming soon)

March 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am Wild Peace Meditation Retreat (details coming soon)

March 28 @ 7:00 pm Square Dance (details coming soon)

Ongoing Events:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
    Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) at The Commons!
    When: Sundays 1:00 - 2:00 pm; Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Where: Sky Movement Studio at The Commons (upstairs)
    Read more...
  • Children’s Dance with Sarah Grainger
    Modern/ballet dance classes for children.
    When: 8 week session: Fridays Jan. 31st to March 27th
    Where: Sky Movement Studio at The Commons (upstairs)
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  • Games Night
    Play cards and other games at The Commons.
    When: Every other Sunday evening 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Where: The Commons Cafe Dining Room
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  • Open Mic Night
    Come listen to your neighbors and friends, and share your musical talents onstage at The Commons.
    When: Every fourth Sunday of the month 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Where: The Commons Theater
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  • Spoon Carving Circle
    An informal gathering/working time for spoon carvers, chip carvers . . . wood carvers of any kind.
    When: Every second Thursday of the month 6:30 to 8:30 pm
    Where: The Commons Cafe Dining Room
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  • Vegan Monthly Potluck
    Monthly vegan potluck for vegans and non-vegans alike.
    When: Every third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
    Where: The Commons Cafe Dining Room
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  • Wild Peace Sangha Gathering
    Buddhist practice rooted in the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
    When: Sundays 10:00 - 11:00 am
    Where: Sky Movement Studio at The Commons (upstairs)
    Read more...

The Free Store is open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-W-F. Come and browse, take what you need/like. LOTS of items: household, clothes, shoes, toys, jewelry, games, and much more! At the moment we are up to capacity and are only accepting donations of a few select items. If you’d like to donate new or gently-used, clean items, please contact us first. Email freestore@thecommonsviroqua.org. Please do not drop off items without authorization at this time.


THANK YOU for your support of The Commons Community and Arts Center!