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Weekend Happenings: July 11-13

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

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Masonic Lodge open house: 122 E. Walnut St., River Falls. Two hours prior to the 6:30 p.m. River Falls Days parade start and two hours after. Raffle for gift certificates, fishing trips, a weekend getaway, and a kayak trip.
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  • Wellhaven River Falls Days Pre-Party: At 5 p.m. at the Lutheran Home campus, Main and Union streets. Music by Tin Pan Alley Cats, dancing, food, refreshments, bounce house for kids, priority parade parking and comfortable seating to watch the parade. Free will donation event, everyone invited. Call 715-426-4604 with questions.
  • Falls Theatre: The Fault in Our Stars at 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Fighting Fish Game: At 8 p.m., after the parade versus Isanti at First National Bank of River Falls Field.
  • Falls Theatre: 22 Jump Street at 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • River Falls Days: Friday night parade, carnival, 10K/2 mile races, truck and tractor pulls, live music, outdoor worship at baseball field, car shows, picnics, alumni baseball game, Golden Gloves boxing, fireworks and more. Call 715-425-2533 or visit www.rfchamber.com for a complete list of events.
  • Library lower level: Summer Science: We Believe Science Can Be Fun! How things work, why things happen, hands-on experiments, fun facts …and really lame science jokes through July 12 in the River Falls Public Library lower level.
  • Saturday:

    • Free Community Breakfast: At River Falls United Methodist Church, 127 South 2nd Street, 8-10 a.m. There are also free rides to the church for the breakfast, contact United Methodist at 715-425-6233.
    • River Falls Days Kiddie Parade: Kids get their own parade at the Library starting at 10:30am Saturday, Register ahead of time at the library, or 9:30- 10 a.m. before line-up begins.  Great new categories based on some of the past River Falls Days themes: ‘Superheroes on the Kinni,’ ‘the Best of the West’, ‘Under the Big Top’, and ‘Cruisin’ the Loop.’ Also an opportunity for young scientists and the ever-popular dress up your pet option.  Lots of fun for everyone!
    • Just for Kids: Entertain the little ones at the River Falls Public Library from 10 a.m.-noon . They can visit the petting zoo, try their luck at a game, or take a break at the craft table. All for free in the library yard.
    • Masonic Lodge open house: 122 E. Walnut St., River Falls. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffle for gift certificates, fishing trips, a weekend getaway, and a kayak trip.
    • Falls Theatre: Don't Know Yet at 2 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Corn Fest: At First Covenant Church, 1374 N. Main St., River Falls. 3-5 p.m. Roast pork sandwiches, roasted corn on the cob, cookie and lemonade will be served. Live music, kids games, small animals, and pony rides. Use the Quarry Road entrance.
    • Music in the Park: At 3 p.m. in Veterans Park. The Tin Pan Alley Cats will perform.
    • Legion baseball game: At 5 p.m. versus Prescott at First National Bank of River Falls Field at Hoffman Park. 
    • Falls Theatre: The Fault in Our Stars at 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Fighting Fish Game: At 7 p.m., after the parade versus the Prescott Pirates at First National Bank of River Falls Field.
    • Falls Theatre: 22 Jump Street at 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • River Falls Days: Carnival, 10K/2 mile races, truck and tractor pulls, live music, outdoor worship at baseball field, car shows, picnics, alumni baseball game, Golden Gloves boxing, fireworks and more. Call 715-425-2533 or visit www.rfchamber.com for a complete list of events.
    • Library lower level: Summer Science: We Believe Science Can Be Fun! How things work, why things happen, hands-on experiments, fun facts …and really lame science jokes through July 12 in the River Falls Public Library lower level.

    Sunday:

    • Moose Lodge Brunch: 620 N. Clark St., River Falls. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefits RFHS Band Boosters. Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, coffee, juice, milk. Everyone welcome. $8/tickets, under 5 free.
    • Summer Car Cruz-In: Car show in the heart of downtown River Falls, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classic cars, rat rods, motorcycles and other show vehicles welcome. Free event. First 100 cars receives commemorate dash plaque. More information at 715-425-2533, or www.rfchamber.com
    • Falls Theatre: Don't Know Yet at 2 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Fighting Fish Game: At 6 p.m., before the fireworks versus the Hudson River Rats at First National Bank of River Falls Field.
    • Falls Theatre: The Fault in Our Stars at 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Falls Theatre: 22 Jump Street at 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • River Falls Days: Carnival, 10K/2 mile races, truck and tractor pulls, live music, outdoor worship at baseball field, car shows, picnics, alumni baseball game, Golden Gloves boxing, fireworks and more. Call 715-425-2533 or visit www.rfchamber.com for a complete list of events. 

    This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • Locust Street Car Show: From 6-9 p.m. between 2nd and 3rd Streets downtown Hudson. Call 715-386-8411 for more info.
    • Polka Fest: At Pierce County Fairgrounds, community garage sales. Pancake breakfast served by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 331 on Saturday and Sunday, 3 wooden dance floors, camping, BBQ chicken. Call 715-273-5596.
    • New Richmond Fun Fest: Carnival, entertainment, food stands, beer tent, sporting events, kiddie parade, medallion hunt, grand parade and more. Call 715-246-2900.

    Saturday:

    • Willow River Run: Starting at Mary Park in New Richmond. The 5K and 10K races begin at 7:30 a.m., while the Kids Run starts at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees for the races are $25 in advance, $30 on race day, for the 5/10K and $15, without a t-shirt, and $20, with a t-shirt, for the Kids Run. Pre-registration guarantees a t-shirt. For more information, call 715-246-5444, email at jsaliny@frontiernet.net, or visit nrrunclub.com/2014willowriverrun.
    • FISH art exhibit: The Hammond Arts Alliance will present a themed exhibit titled FISH, at Foster Hall Gallery, 865 Davis St. The gallery will be open 5-9 p.m. Jonathan Earl and Toby Lee Marhsall will play at the Hammond Hotel 8-11 p.m. For more info contact Paulette at 715-796-8869 or lupine.anderson@gmail.com.
    • Polka Fest: At Pierce County Fairgrounds, community garage sales. Pancake breakfast served by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 331 on Saturday and Sunday, 3 wooden dance floors, camping, BBQ chicken. Call 715-273-5596.
    • New Richmond Fun Fest: Carnival, entertainment, food stands, beer tent, sporting events, kiddie parade, medallion hunt, grand parade and more. Call 715-246-2900.
    • River-Fest Celebration: Hudson on the St. Croix River. Includes education about the river and preserving its health and beauty. River cleanup, Family Fun Paddle Battle at Troy Beach, concerts, sailing, bird walk, bike trips, fishing, and more. See www.stcroixriverfest.org for schedule of events.

    Sunday:

    • Tractor Caravan: The St. Croix Co. Fair Board is sponsoring a tractor caravan preceding this year’s County Fair which is July 16-20. Bring your tractor to the fairgrounds, lineup is at 9 a.m. for coffee, leaving at 10 a.m. for a 28 mile drive on some of the scenic roads northeast of Glenwood City. Stops at Peterson’s Valley View Farm, Drinkman’s Pine Hill Angus Farm and Draxler’s Lofty Acres Farm. Tractors can be any make, model or year. Your tractor needs to go a minimum of 8 mph and have good brakes and a slow moving vehicle sign. Family members and guests may ride on towed vehicles, but the driver and rider are responsible for their safety. We’ll have a Port-A-Potty and a Rescue truck on the route with us. For information please call 715-220-7608
    • RiverFest bicycle ride: River Valley Trails and Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals will sponsor a guided informational bicycle ride. The group will meet on the north end of Lakefront Park, downtown Hudson, near the beach house. Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m., with ride starting at 10 a.m. The ride is expected to last until 2 p.m. There will be several stops along the way with information provided by various organizations involved in loop trail project. The free ride is open to cyclists over 16 years of age. Helmets are required.
    • FISH art exhibit: The Hammond Arts Alliance will present a themed exhibit titled FISH, at Foster Hall Gallery, 865 Davis St. The gallery will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info contact Paulette at 715-796-8869 or lupine.anderson@gmail.com.
    • Polka Fest: At Pierce County Fairgrounds, community garage sales. Pancake breakfast served by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 331 on Saturday and Sunday, 3 wooden dance floors, camping, BBQ chicken. Call 715-273-5596.
    • New Richmond Fun Fest: Carnival, entertainment, food stands, beer tent, sporting events, kiddie parade, medallion hunt, grand parade and more. Call 715-246-2900.
    • River-Fest Celebration: Hudson on the St. Croix River. Includes education about the river and preserving its health and beauty. River cleanup, Family Fun Paddle Battle at Troy Beach, concerts, sailing, bird walk, bike trips, fishing, and more. See www.stcroixriverfest.org for schedule of events.
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