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Weekend Happenings: May 23-26

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Weekend Happenings: May 23-26
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Wildcat boy’s baseball: At 5 p.m. versus Hudson at the River Falls High School.
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  • Falls Theatre: X-Men at 7 and 9:30 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Library lower level exhibit: The annual all-school at show will feature artwork by students of all ages from River Falls through May 23.
  • Saturday:

    • Fun run/walk to benefit Special Olympics: The River Falls Royal Ambassadors will host a fun run/walk benefiting the Special Olympics on Saturday, May 24, at the River Falls High School. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the run beginning at 9 a.m. There will two race lengths: An approximate 6K distance, and an approximate 3K distance. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for students, $5 for children under 12, and free for children under 5. All proceeds will go to the Special Olympics. For more information email funrunforspecialolympics@gmail.com.
    • Falls Theatre: X-Men at 2, 7 and 9:30 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • River Falls Library: Closed

    Sunday:

    • Falls Theatre: X-Men at 2, 7 and 9:30 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • River Falls Library: Closed

    Monday

    • Honor guard salutes: The Legion’s Memorial Day activities will also present Honor Guard Salutes at the following area cemeteries: 7 a.m. Kinnickinnic; 7:20 a.m. Mann Valley; 8 a.m. Glass Valley; 8:30 a.m. Cherma; 9 a.m., St. Bridget.
    • Memorial Day parade: Memorial Day parade begins at 9:30 a.m., at American Legion Hall, 710 N. Main St. It proceeds to Division Street, turns left and continues until reaching Greenwood Cemetery. The parade will consist of the local Legion’s Color Guard, River Falls High School Marching Band, local Cub and Boy Scouts, and Legion Riders on motorcycle.
    • Memorial Day program: Will start at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery. During the program “two deceased veterans” and their families will be recognized: Paul Cudd (Sr.) and Jim Slocum. The barbershop group St. Croix Valley Croix Chordsmen will perform musical selections as will the high school marching band. Guest speaker will be Wisconsin Army National Guard Capt. Cris Voelker, who now serves at Battalion headquarters in Eau Claire. If there’s bad weather Monday morning, the Memorial Day program will move across the street from Greenwood Cemetery to the Meyer Middle School gym.
    • Memorial Day picnic: The American Legion Auxiliary invites the community to attend a picnic on Memorial Day following the Memorial Day Service at Greenwood Cemetery. The picnic will be held at the Legion, 701 N. Main St. All auxiliary and Legion members should bring a salad or dessert.
    • River Falls Library: Closed

    This week in the local area:

    Saturday:

    • Poker Run: To support the New Richmond Youth Hockey Association. Registration goes from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rooster’s Roadhouse, with participants needing to return to Ready Randy’s by 5 p.m. The poker run costs $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Along with the poker run, bingo will go from 2-4 p.m. at Ready Randy’s, followed by a pig roast at 4 p.m. A live band, Rural Route 5, will start up at 8 p.m. Admission for just the band is $5, while admission for the band and the big roast is $10. Prizes will be given out for the poker run in addition to a pair of raffles. Tickets for the event are on sale at Ready Randy’s and Rooster’s Roadhouse or by contacting Aaron Dilley, 715-377-8941; Stacey Dilley, 715-684-9677; Marie Gremore, 715-781-8460; or Sarah Sweet, 715-239-5144.
    • Rush River Folk Festival: The first Rush River Folk Festival will kick off with a full day of live performances by five regional and local folk music acts. This full seven hours of live outdoor music will be held 1 p.m. until sunset at Vino in the Valley, east of Ellsworth. There is no charge to attend the festival. The event is headlined by Heatherlyn, a singer and guitarist from Minneapolis, where she performs as a community-supported artist. Several other established musicians will appear for a mix of sounds and styles of folk music. Little Wing -- featuring Faith Ulwelling and her accompanist Tim Caswell from Left Wing Bourbon -- will add a blues and womanfolk vibe to the lineup. Other musicians include Yata (originals and folk), Larry Past and Al Julson (folk and acoustic rock) and Davey J (original roots music, blues and Americana). Also featured will be visual art from the Accola Gallery in Durand as well as food, wine and beverages. More information about the event can be found online at vinointhevalley.com.
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