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Weekend Happenings: March 28-30

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This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Relay for Life: This year’s sports-themed Relay for Life will be held at River Falls High School. Relay for Life events include: A 5 p.m. spaghetti dinner, opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. silent auction, hula hoop contest, dude looks like a cheerleader contest, luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m., trivia contest, dodge ball, breakfast, and more. For a full schedule of events or more information visit www.relayforlife.org/riverfallswi.
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  • Falls Theatre: Divergent at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Senior exhibits: For Briana Olson, Jo Schanno and Cyan Zengaffinen, through April 2, in the KFA Gallery 101 on the UW-River Falls Campus.
  • 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:

    • High school track & field  meet: The AAI Invite will be held at 10 a.m. at UWRF Knowles Center.
    • Relay for Life: This year’s sports-themed Relay for Life will be held at River Falls High School. Relay for Life events include: A 5 p.m. spaghetti dinner, opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. silent auction, hula hoop contest, dude looks like a cheerleader contest, luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m., trivia contest, dodge ball, breakfast, and more. For a full schedule of events or more information visit www.relayforlife.org/riverfallswi.
    • Falls Theatre: Divergent at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Chorus concert: The Wyman Performing Arts and Speaker Series will present One Voice Mixed Chorus at 7:30 p.m., in the Abbott Concert Hall. The One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota's LGBTA choir, strives to build community and create social change by raising their voices in song. This performance will feature guest artist Melanie DeMore and Avenues for Homeless Youth. For more information about One Voice Mixed Chorus, visit www.ovmc.org. This event is free and open to the public.
    • Senior exhibits: For Briana Olson, Jo Schanno and Cyan Zengaffinen, through April 2, in the KFA Gallery 101 on the UW-River Falls Campus.
    • 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:

    • Tri-Angels playground fundraiser: Will be held at Maverick’s Corner Saloon, 128 N. Main Street. Breakfast and bloody Mary’s from 9 a.m. to noon. A big buck tournament will be held at 11 a.m. A dart tournament will start at 1 p.m. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawings.
    • Falls Theatre: Divergent at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Music Concert: The After Hours Big Band, featuring many local musicians, will be performing at 3:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 110 N. 3rd St. Refreshments will be available and a free will donation collected. 
    • Senior exhibits: For Briana Olson, Jo Schanno and Cyan Zengaffinen, through April 2, in the KFA Gallery 101 on the UW-River Falls Campus.
    • 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:

    • Lenten Fish Fry: At St. Patrick’s Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson. 4:30-7 p.m. Bring a food item for Hudson Food Pantry. Adults $12; children 5-12 $6, under 5 free. All you can eat menu.
    • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: At the New Richmond Knights of Columbus Hall. The fish fry starts at 5 p.m., until it’s gone. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Baked or deep fried cod will be served with baked potato, baked beans and coleslaw, with coffee or milk for a beverage. Pop, beer and wine coolers are extra and take out is available. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-10 and children under 5 eat for free.
    • Ellsworth High School play: “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed at 7:30 p.m., at the Ellsworth High School, 323 Hillcrest Street.  Tickets are $8 for adults, and $3 for students. For more information visit www.ellsworthdrama.com.
    • Phipps Dance Companies: At 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, downtown Hudson. Modern, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and tap. Tickets $14/adults; $12/students. Call 715-386-8409.
    • 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:

    • Phipps Dance Companies: At 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, downtown Hudson. Modern, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and tap. Tickets $14/adults; $12/students. Call 715-386-8409.
    • St. Croix Animal Friends Spring Gala: At the Valley House, 1237 Hwy. 35, north of Hudson. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. following by buffet, silent auction, raffle, magic and music. Tickets are $25 online www.scafshelter.org or at the door. Call 715-549-5506 for more info.
    • Ellsworth High School play: “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed at 7:30 p.m., at the Ellsworth High School, 323 Hillcrest Street.  Tickets are $8 for adults, and $3 for students. For more information visit www.ellsworthdrama.com.
    • 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:

    • Brass band performance: The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band will perform in concert on at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. The award-winning 30-piece band was founded in 1989 as the resident performing ensemble at the newly-restored, turn-of-the-century, T. B. Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota. It is currently enjoying its 25th season of music-making. It employs the instrumentation of the traditional British-style brass band and plays marches, overtures, classical transcriptions, jazz, and film music.  Its program will include the following selections: “Carmen Fantasy,” “Call of the Cossacks,” “The Hounds of Spring,” “Ad Astra,” “La Passarella di Addio,” “The Incredibles,” “The North Star,” and “Pavane.”Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for students of all ages. Reservations may be made by contacting The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409.
    • Ellsworth High School play: “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed at 7:30 p.m., at the Ellsworth High School, 323 Hillcrest Street.  Tickets are $8 for adults, and $3 for students. For more information visit www.ellsworthdrama.com.
    • 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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