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Weekend Happenings: Jan. 31-Feb. 2

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Weekend Happenings: Jan. 31-Feb. 2
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Coffee concert: The Coffee Concert will be at noon in the William Abbott Concert Hall. Featured musicians include the River Falls Brass with River Falls resident Stanley King on oboe. The program includes “Dance” by composer Wilke Renwick, plus “Four Movements for Five Brass” by Collier Jones. Stanley King will play music from the Baroque period.
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  • RFHS boys basketball: At 5:45 p.m. versus Rice Lake at the River Falls High School.
  • Falls Theatre: The Nut Job at 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • RFHS girls basketball: At 7:15 p.m. versus Rice Lake at the River Falls High School.
  • Falls Theatre: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Saturday:

    • Open Skate: From 12:30-2 p.m. at W.H. Hunt Arena on the UWRF campus.
    • Falls Theatre: The Nut Job at 2 and 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • RFHS boys hockey: At 7p.m. versus Menomonie at Wildcat Centre.
    • Dance crew performance: From 8-9:30 p.m., UW-River Falls presents “The Body Poets” at the University Center. This dance group was on America’s Got Talent and America’s Best Dance Crew. Call 715-425-4444 for more information.
    • Falls Theatre: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.

    Sunday:

    • Moose lodge breakfast: 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 River Falls Hockey Association. For more information contact Brian Weber at 715-425-9430 or Jim Vorwald at 715-248-7913.
    • Open Skate: From 1-2:30 p.m. at W.H. Hunt Arena on the UWRF campus.
    • River Falls Reads event: A Hootenanny and sing-along of 1960s era songs will be held starting at 1 p.m. in the River Falls Public Library’s lower level community room.
    • Library lower level exhibit opening reception: From 1-3 p.m. an opening reception will be held for Pen & Ink, with a Side of Metal: Philip Colpitts and the Metalsmiths’ Guild exhibit in the River Falls Public Library’s lower level.
    • Falls Theatre: The Nut Job at 2 and 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Open climbing: From 5-9 p.m. at the Knowles Center on the UWRF campus.
    • Falls Theatre: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Library lower level exhibit: Pen & Ink, with a Side of Metal: Philip Colpitts and the Metalsmiths’ Guild. Featuring a body of work by Philip Colpitts, and three-dimensional contributions by metalsmiths through March 2.

    This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • Countdown Kickoff for Hot Air Affair: From 5-8 p.m. at Dick’s Bar & Grill in Hudson. Silver Screen contests, prizes, music.
    • Our Town: At The Phipps Center, downtown Hudson through Feb. 2. At 7:30 p.m. $22/adults; 18 and younger $15; Call 715-386-8409 or onlinewww.ThePhipps.org.
    • “The 45th Parallel” exhibit: Continuing through Feb. 9 at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson. A multi-artist response to life and diversity on the latitude where most of humanity lives. Find out about the Phipps’ many other offerings at 715-386-8409.

    Saturday:

    • The Centre’s 5th Birthday Bash: At the New Richmond Area Centre. Start the day with a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. then enjoy more fun events during the Birthday Bash from 10 a.m. to noon. The party will include Pickles the Clown, games, arts and crafts, an obstacle course and jumpers.
    • Free Throw Contest:  Registration starts 8:30 a.m. for all girls and boys 9-14 years old at St. Patrick School gym, 403 St. Croix St., Hudson. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Call 715-386-5591 for more information.
    • 9th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show: Starts at 9 a.m. at the Rush River Clubhouse, N4775 450th St., Ellsworth. Family friendly event with door prizes, meat raffles, refreshments, barbecued pork chops, rides for kids 10 a.m.- noon, short guided trail tours throughout the morning, 10-mile trail ride starts at 1:30 p.m. depending on snow, euchre tourney starts at 5 p.m. (register by 4 p.m.) No entry fees, judging at 1 p.m. for Best in Show (1980 or older), best in show (sleigh), best in show restored, most creativity/unique, race sleds, and people’s choice. The clubhouse is heated, free admission. Go to www.rushrivertrailriders, www.piercecountysnow.com, or call Al Hines, 715-273-3047 or 715-760-0389 for more information.
    • Winter Flea Market: At the New Richmond Heritage Center. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the winter flea market will take place in the heated pavilion.
    • Parenting Conference: From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Rd. $10 registration fee includes lunch and gift bag. For more info go to www.fcchudson.com.
    • Golden Eagle Presentation: From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Roberts Public Library. Sponsored by St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Free, open to public.
    • Family Day Activity: At the Phipps Center for the Arts in downtown Hudson from 1-3 p.m. Family members of all ages will create a theme masterpiece and then march behind "The Phipps is for Kids" banner in the "The Silver Screen" Torchlight Parade on Feb. 7.  All materials provided for this FREE hands-on art-making activity.  Call 715-386-2305 to sign up.
    • Fire & Ice Celebration: At the Starr Elementary Field on South Knowles Ave. in New Richmond. The event starts at 1 p.m. and goes to 4 p.m. with a wide variety of events scheduled throughout the afternoon. For more information on the event, visit messesandmasterpieces.com.
    • Organ Concert: Starts at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Clark Wilson will accompany Buster Keaton silent film comedy “Sherlock Jr.” and a Laurel and Hardy short, “That’s My Wife.” $22/adults; $15/students. Call 715-386-8409 or online www.ThePhipps.org
    • Kids Ice Fishing: On Lake Mallalieu, North Hudson, begins with registration at 2 p.m. Kids 6-12, free event, predrilled holes, loaner poles, bait, fishing mentors, hot cocoa and bathroom available. Sponsored by Hudson, Rod, Gun and Archery Club in southwest bay off Bridge Street. Call 715-386-7010 for more information.
    • Our Town: At The Phipps Center, downtown Hudson through Feb. 2. At 7:30 p.m. $22/adults; 18 and younger $15; Call 715-386-8409 or onlinewww.ThePhipps.org.
    • “The 45th Parallel” exhibit: Continuing through Feb. 9 at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson. A multi-artist response to life and diversity on the latitude where most of humanity lives. Find out about the Phipps’ many other offerings at 715-386-8409.

    Sunday:

    • Winter Get Outdoors: At Willow River State Park, 1-3 p.m. for all ages. Snowshoeing, animal tracks, pelts, winter crafts and more. Snowshoes available. Call one week in advance to reserve snowshoes. Call 715-386-9340 for more information.
    • Our Town: At The Phipps Center, downtown Hudson through Feb. 2. At 2 p.m. $22/adults; 18 and younger $15; Call 715-386-8409 or onlinewww.ThePhipps.org.
    • “The 45th Parallel” exhibit: Continuing through Feb. 9 at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson. A multi-artist response to life and diversity on the latitude where most of humanity lives. Find out about the Phipps’ many other offerings at 715-386-8409.
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