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Weekend Happenings: April 4-6

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This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Book sale: Volunteers in Partnership with River Falls Area Hospital will host a “Books Are Fun” event in the hospital classrooms from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Reasonably priced books and gifts will be for sale. Proceeds support hospital projects and high school scholarships. All are welcome.
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  • Moose Lodge Garage Sale: Hosted by Women of the Moose, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 623 Clark St., River Falls. Money raised will be used for community charities. Any donation from the public is welcome -- no large exercise equipment or electronics. For more information call 715-307-2801.
  • UWRF speaker: Rod Nilsestuen, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (WI), was a proud steward of sustainable agriculture. In the tradition of Rod Nilsestuen, UW-River Falls invites you to join us for a presentation by Tom Lyon, former CEO of Cooperative Resources International (CRI) and a former member of the UW System Board of Regents, on the changes that are facing agricultural producers and the companies in the food economy, and the skills and attributes that new leaders must develop to respond to these changes. The lecture will be at 1:30pm in the Kinnickinnic River Theater, University Center.
  • Falls Theatre: Captain America 2 at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Annual Spring Concert: UW-River Falls Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanch Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. This concert will feature the work of two professional guest artists from the Twin Cities. Tickets  $10/adults, $8/seniors (60+), and $5/students and children at the University Theatre Box Office Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m or calling 715-425-3114. The Box Office is also open one hour prior to all performances.
  • Bluegrass and Roots Festival: Downtown River Falls. Live music, free workshops, jam sessions and an all-around great time! 12 Stages of FREE live music! Main Stage Performances $35 each, $40 for the full weekend. Enjoy free fiddle, clogging, ukulele, and banjo workshops, participate in free jam sessions and have a delicious Bluegrass Brunch at one of our local eateries. Many free events, raffles, new this year: wine and beer tastings, “attic appraisals.” Upper Midwest Flatpick Guitar Championship and new this year - singer/songwriter. Visit www.riverfallsbluegrass.com for more information or call 715-425-2533 for more information.
    • Library lower level exhibit: Quilts from traditional to trendy. No longer just for the bed, the annual quilt exhibit showcases careful stitchery, amazing designs, and vibrant colors through April 20.

    Saturday:

    • Moose Lodge Garage Sale: Hosted by Women of the Moose, 8 –noon, 623 Clark St., River Falls. Money raised will be used for community charities. Any donation from the public is welcome -- no large exercise equipment or electronics.. For more information call 715-307-2801.
    • Falls Theatre: Captain America 2 at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Annual Spring Concert: UW-River Falls Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanch Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. This concert will feature the work of two professional guest artists from the Twin Cities. Tickets  $10/adults, $8/seniors (60+), and $5/students and children at the University Theatre Box Office Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m or calling 715-425-3114. The Box Office is also open one hour prior to all performances.
    • Bluegrass and Roots Festival: Downtown River Falls. Live music, free workshops, jam sessions and an all-around great time! 12 Stages of FREE live music! Main Stage Performances $35 each, $40 for the full weekend. Enjoy free fiddle, clogging, ukulele, and banjo workshops, participate in free jam sessions and have a delicious Bluegrass Brunch at one of our local eateries. Many free events, raffles, new this year: wine and beer tastings, “attic appraisals.” Upper Midwest Flatpick Guitar Championship and new this year - singer/songwriter. Visit www.riverfallsbluegrass.com for more information or call 715-425-2533 for more information.
    • Library lower level exhibit: Quilts from traditional to trendy. No longer just for the bed, the annual quilt exhibit showcases careful stitchery, amazing designs, and vibrant colors through April 20.

    Sunday:

    • Moose lodge breakfast: The Moose Lodge Breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Moose Lodge, 620 N. Clark Street. The breakfast, which is open to the public, will feature a menu of pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, coffee, juice, and milk. The cost is $8, free for those under five. Proceeds will benefit the Pierce/St. Croix ATV clubs. For more information contact Brian Weber at 715-425-9430 or Jim Vorwald at 715-248-7913.
    • Falls Theatre: Captain America 2 at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • CD release and concert: Local musician and composer Derek Washington will be presenting a "Concert of Hope and Belonging," at 4 p.m., at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 211 E. Division St. The free concert feature Washington’s original music on piano, Celtic Harp, and guitar. The concert will celebrate the release of his new album CD, "Tender Care.” He will be joined by River Falls artists and the River Falls Community Gospel Choir. For more information about Washington visit www.derekwashingtonmusic.com.
    • Bluegrass and Roots Festival: Downtown River Falls. Live music, free workshops, jam sessions and an all-around great time! 12 Stages of FREE live music! Main Stage Performances $35 each, $40 for the full weekend. Enjoy free fiddle, clogging, ukulele, and banjo workshops, participate in free jam sessions and have a delicious Bluegrass Brunch at one of our local eateries. Many free events, raffles, new this year: wine and beer tastings, “attic appraisals.” Upper Midwest Flatpick Guitar Championship and new this year - singer/songwriter. Visit www.riverfallsbluegrass.com for more information or call 715-425-2533 for more information.
    • Library lower level exhibit: Quilts from traditional to trendy. No longer just for the bed, the annual quilt exhibit showcases careful stitchery, amazing designs, and vibrant colors through April 20.

    This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • New Richmond High School Spring Play: In the high school auditorium. The New Richmond High School Drama Department presents “Two One Acts: The Lottery with scenes from The Crucible.” The play will have two showings, Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. General admission is $5. The play is not appropriate for young children.
    • High school art on exhibit: The annual Area High School Art Exhibition will be on view through April 13 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Also on view is the annual Area High School Art Teachers Exhibition in the Commons. Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. For further information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at 715-386-2305, ext. 103.

    Saturday:

    • All Dressed Up: Prom wear giveaway 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the North Hudson village Hall, 400 Seventh St. N. Call 715-386-9803 for more information or www.youthactionhudson.org
    • Celebrate Difference: 5K Fun Run and Silent Auction, begins 9 a.m. at Willow River elementary. Inside will be bounce house, silent auction, bake sale and exhibits with resources for families with Autism from 8-11 a.m.
    • Winter Flea Market in the heated Pavilion: At the New Richmond Heritage Center - Pavilion. On Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the Winter Flea Market will be open at the New Richmond Heritage Center heated pavilion.
    • Red-Tailed Hawk presentation: At the Willow River State Park Nature Center, 2 p.m. Learn more about Lira, a Red-tailed Hawk. Her owner, Jordan Jones, will discuss her features, habitat, and diet along with showing how she flies (weather permitting). Free, vehicle admission into the park is required. 715-386-9340 or email willowrivernaturecenter@gmail.com for more information.
    • New Richmond Artists' Guild Grand Opening: At 228 Paperjack Dr. in New Richmond. Food and drink will be provided by Breaktime Cafe & Coffeehouse. Come see artwork by Taylor Berman Art, Steve Mireau, Mark N Kartarik - Photographer, Rosemary Kosin's Photography, and more. The party starts at 5:30 p.m.
    • Saint Patrick School Gala: At the Orchard in Baldwin. Social hour dinner, wine pull, dessert dash, raffle, live and silent auctions, live music and dancing. Tickets at www.stpatsgala.com or call 715-386-3941.\
    • High school art on exhibit: The annual Area High School Art Exhibition will be on view through April 13 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Also on view is the annual Area High School Art Teachers Exhibition in the Commons. Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. For further information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at 715-386-2305, ext. 103.

    Sunday:

    • Breakfast Buffet & Raffle: By Hudson Lions Club, 8 a.m.-noon at Willow River Saloon in Burkhardt. Adults $7; children 4-10 $4.
    • Historical Talk on 1890 Sinking: By Minnesota historian and author Frederick L. Johnson, 2-4 p.m. at the Pierce County Historical Association’s Annual Meeting, River Bluffs History Center, W6321 E. Main St., Bay City. Johnson will present recent findings on the most deadly accident known to have occurred on Lake Pepin: The 1890 sinking of the excursion boat Sea Wing near Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin. The free and public presentation, will follow a brief business meeting.
    • Piano Concert: The St. Croix Valley Music Teachers Association is pleased to present Dr. Roger McVey in concert at 3 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St. in Hudson. Freewill donation to scholarship fund.
    • High school art on exhibit: The annual Area High School Art Exhibition will be on view through April 13 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Also on view is the annual Area High School Art Teachers Exhibition in the Commons. Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. For further information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at 715-386-2305, ext. 103.
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