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events River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Whole Earth Grocery, 126 S. Main St., will host the Bloom 'n' Chalk Fest from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. The family friendly event will take place at Whole Earth Grocery and beside the Kinnickinnic River on the White Pathway.

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The event will feature face painting, henna body art, a kids' area, live music and beverages for purchase. There will also be a chalk fest. For $20 with t-shirt or $10 without, artists will be given a spot, chalk, sponge and gloves to create a portrait based on the theme -- "Veggie Love!" Registration will be at 8 a.m. at Whole Earth Grocery. Prizes will be awarded. From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Whole Earth, you may purchase edible and ornamental plants from local growers Cedar Hill Greenhouse, Hilsgen Family Farm, Rising Sun Farm, Sun Rush Farm, and local garden shop Garden Divas -- plants will be sold on consignment, so remember your cash or checkbook.

Lunch from, Gehl's Bison Ranch, will be sold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the co-op.

For more information, find Whole Earth Grocery on Facebook, visit WholeEarthCoop, or stop in the store at 126 S. Main St.

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