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Weekend Happenings: May 9-11

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Weekend Happenings: May 9-11
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Wildcat boy’s baseball: Doubleheader at 5 p.m. versus Rice Lake at the River Falls High School.
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  • RFHS band pops concert: The River Falls High School band will perform a Pops Concerts at 6:30 p.m., in the commons area of the high school. RFHS bands will play various types of music.
  • Finals Fest: At 7 p.m. at Melvin Wall Amphitheatre UW-River Falls. Free admission, open to the public. Headliner: Heiruspecs, along with Davina and the Vagabonds and Taj Raj. Beverages and light snacks available for purchase. If inclement, concert will be held in the Falcon’s Nest in the University Center.
  • Falls Theatre: Spiderman 2 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Wayword Company’s musical: “Ready Or Not, Here He’s Come” at 7 p.m., in the auditorium at Meyer Middle School. This production tells the story of the youth group of All Saints Community Church. They take it upon themselves to form their own detective agency to see if they can find out what has happened -- and why. In the course of their investigations, they find themselves facing new spiritual realities that none of them could have ever imagined. Admission is $5, and children under age 6 are free.
  • 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:

    • Plant sale: Kinnic Health & Rehab will host a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Kinnic Health & Rehab, 1663 E. Division Street. Funds raised will go towards the upcoming pig roast/facility van. Kinnic will match 10% of the total proceeds and donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. Refreshments and snacks will be available.
    • 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.
    • Tri4Grace Memorial Triathlon: For Grace Goblirsch, River Falls High School graduate who died in 2013 of AML. Event includes options for teams of 2-3 members for swimming, biking and a 2 mile run. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at River Falls High School and starts at 9 a.m. For more information and to register go to www.tri4grace.org.
    • Plant sale:  The River Falls Garden Club will host the 17th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at the National Guard Armory, 815 W. Division St. The sale will feature a selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables grown by Garden Club members and UWRF Horticulture students. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening and horticulture questions. Above, Garden Club members Mary Lacer and Michelle Bredahl. For more information call Susan Gnatzig at 715-426-7386.
    • Trap Shoot Fundraiser: At the River Falls Sportsmen’s Club in River Falls. The SCC Panther Football Booster Club will be holding a trap shooting fundraiser with registration at 9 a.m. Event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Prizes, raffles, food and drinks. For more information or to register, email darren@pulseproducts.com.
    • Spring Fling: First Congregational Church of Christ will hold its annual Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church on Third and Elm streets. There will be plants, flowers, pies, baked goods, and crafts. A silent auction will also be held. Biddings from May 3-11. Lunch will included bean and chicken noodle soup, ham or egg salad sandwiches, hot dogs and fixings. There will also be mini golf and a magician.
    • Falls Theatre: Spiderman 2 at 2, 7 and 9:30 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • The Baseball Bash: Social hour from 5-6 p.m., followed by dinner featuring ballpark fare, raffles, silent and live auctions, games and speakers until 9 p.m. Former Minnesota Twins player and coach Al Newman will be the featured speaker. There will also be raffle, silent auction and silent auction. Tickets for the bash are $20 in advance for adults, $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are available at First National Bank, Field of Dreams (125 ½ North Main Street) or online at www.riverfallsbaseball.org.
    • RFHS band pops concert: The River Falls High School band will perform a Pops Concerts at 6:30 p.m., in the commons area of the high school. RFHS bands will play various types of music.
    • Library lower level exhibit: The annual all-school at show will feature artwork by students of all ages from River Falls through May 23.

    Sunday:

    • Falls Theatre: Spiderman 2 at 2, 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.

    This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • Huge Indoor Garage Sale: By Roberts Ribbon Reapers 4-H Club is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Roberts Park Building. Everything at sale is donated, reasonable prices, leftover items donated to local organizations. True recycling. Proceeds will help build new barns at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City. Donations of clean, gently-used items will be accepted from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Roberts Park Building. Sorry, we cannot accept furniture, appliances or electronics. Call Cindy Schultz, 4-H adult leader, 715-684-9189.
    • Locust Street Car Show: From 6-9 p.m. between 2nd and 3rd Streets downtown Hudson. Call 715-386-8411 for more info.
    • Healing Arts Exhibition: Artists Reception, 6-8 p.m. at Hudson Hospital.
    • Honk! The Musical: At the Cross Lutheran Church in Roberts. The show will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 9 and Sat. May 10. Tickets are $11 and available at the Barn Board, Roberts Grocery, or Cross Lutheran.

    Saturday:

    • Bosch’s Be Well 5K: Starting and ending at Bosch Packaging Technology building. The event includes a 5K run, 5K walk, 10K run and kid’s ½ mile run. All proceeds are donated to the New Richmond Area Centre. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the 5K/10K run and 5K walk starting at 8 a.m., the kid’s ½ mile race starting at 8:45 a.m. and the award presentation starting at 9 a.m. Entry fees for the 5K/10K run/walk are $20 in advance and $22 on race day. The Kid’s ½ mile race is $10 without a t-shirt and $15 with. Checks can be made payable to Bosch Packaging Technology. To register, visit active.com or midewestevents.com, or send a completed form and check to Candy Peterson Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. 869 S. Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017. For more information call 715-243-2311.
    • Huge Indoor Garage Sale: By Roberts Ribbon Reapers 4-H Club is from, 8-11 a.m. at Roberts Park Building. Everything at sale is donated, reasonable prices, leftover items donated to local organizations. True recycling. Proceeds will help build new barns at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City. Donations of clean, gently-used items will be accepted from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Roberts Park Building. Sorry, we cannot accept furniture, appliances or electronics. Call Cindy Schultz, 4-H adult leader, 715-684-9189.
    • Habitat Handout Day: Property owners interested in making their land wildlife friendly are invited to attend the annual “Habitat Handout Day” and receive free spruce trees, wildlife friendly shrubs and seed for wildlife food plots. The distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at the Department of Natural Resources shop, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin. Plants and seed will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested landowners are asked to bring their own buckets for the seedling plants. Each landowner will be limited to seed for one or two acres (about 25 pounds) and to 100 wildlife shrubs and trees. Recipients will be asked to sign an agreement that the materials will be used for wildlife habitat and not for residential or commercial purposes.
    • “Charlotte’s Web:” At the Old Gem Theater. The Old Gem Theater “Charlotte’s Web” will be performed for the public at 10:30 a.m. The show will also be performed on weekdays until June 6. Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information. For upcoming events and information about classes visit our web site at oldgemtheater.com.
    • LEGO Fun Fest: At the New Richmond Community Commons. The First National Community Bank invites you to join them at the first annual LEGO Fun Fest, hosted by St. Croix Valley LEGO League and New Richmond Community Ed, from 1-6 p.m. Regular ticket prices (May 1-10) are $4 for children ages 3-17; $4 for seniors (65+) and student IDs; $7 for adults (ages 18-64); $20 for families of four or more; kids age 2 and under are free.
    • May Fair Event and Sale: At the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City (take I-94 to exit 28 & go north 10 miles on Hwy 128). Gates will open for the inspection of auction items beginning at 4 p.m. with the formal program starting at 5 p.m. The event is being held in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds and is heated. A ham and roasted chicken dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. The dinner is a freewill donation event. Additionally, while supplies last, there will be free milk and twenty-five cent dishes of ice cream. Entertainment will feature Bruce Libby and his concertina and the St. Croix County 4-H Show Choir. There will also be local talent from the Sunnyside Shamrocks and Bellringers 4-H Clubs as they perform their acts from the 4-H Talent Explosion. For younger attendees, there will be a Nickel Scramble. Silent and live auctions will feature items from production agriculture supplies to restaurant and salon packages. Special to this year's live auction will be a pair of professional football tickets and several pair of professional baseball tickets. There will also be flowering hanging baskets from Circle H Greenhouse.
    • Mommy & Me Enchanted Princess Ball: At the New Richmond Area Centre. From 6-8 p.m., princess from the ages of 2 to 8 will get the chance to prep for the ball by visiting the royal hair and nail salon, make princess accessories and practice their princess skills as well as dance in the royal ballroom and eat snacks.  Cost for the event is $10 per family for Centre members and $20 for community participants. For more information, contact Sarah Altena at 715-246-2252 or saltena@nracentre.com.

    Sunday:

    • “Charlotte’s Web:” At the Old Gem Theater. The Old Gem Theater “Charlotte’s Web” will be performed for the public at 2 p.m. The show will also be performed on weekdays until June 6. Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information. For upcoming events and information about classes visit our web site at oldgemtheater.com.
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