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Weekend Happenings: Nov. 22-24

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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:

  • Blood drive: The River Falls community blood drive will be held at the American Legion Hall, 701 North Main Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For appointment or more information call Gerald at 715-426-5521.
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  • Fall Finds Tour: Arts, Craft, and Barns: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 715-425-2301.
  • Once Upon a Mattress: A River Falls Community Theatre and River Falls High School joint production, at 7 p.m. at RFHS. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children 10 and under. They are available for purchase at the door or ahead of time at the Dish and the Spoon Café.
  • Falls Theatre: Catching Fire at 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Wearable Art Exhibit: At Gallery 120, 120 N. Main St., through Nov. 29.
  • Library lower level exhibit: “In the Neighborhood: The All-Community Art Show,” the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; Aristotle knew it and our area’s talented artists prove it. At the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street through Dec. 8.
  • UWRF Scholarship Art Sale: At Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Center, through Wednesday, Dec. 11, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday:

    • Craft Fair:  River Falls FBLA Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the River Falls High School.
    • Fall Finds Tour: Arts, Craft, and Barns: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 715-425-2301.
    • “The JFK Assassination: An Overview:” In the River Falls Public Library Lower Level.  You can browse the display of memorabilia starting at noon, and then listen to a talk by Ed Vlack at 1:30 p.m. and join in on the discussion following. 
    • Falls Theatre: Catching Fire at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • UWRF Men’s basketball  game: At 7:00 p.m. versus St. Thomas at the Kargas Center on the UWRF campus.
    • Once Upon a Mattress: A River Falls Community Theatre and River Falls High School joint production, at 7 p.m. at RFHS. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children 10 and under. They are available for purchase at the door or ahead of time at the Dish and the Spoon Café.
    • UWRF Women’s hockey game: At 7:05 p.m. versus UW-Eau Claire at W.H. Hunt Arena on the UWRF campus.
    • Senior concert: UWRF student Abby Wellens will perform her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. at Abbott Concert Hall, KFA.
    • Wearable Art Exhibit: At Gallery 120, 120 N. Main St., through Nov. 29.
    • Library lower level exhibit: “In the Neighborhood: The All-Community Art Show,” the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; Aristotle knew it and our area’s talented artists prove it. At the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street through Dec. 8.

    Sunday:

    • Fall Finds Tour: Arts, Craft, and Barns: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 715-425-2301.
    • Packers and Vikings game: At noon in Green Bay. Aired on FOX.
    • Falls Theatre: Catching Fire at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • UWRF community choir performs: At 3 p.m. in the Abbott Recital Hall in Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on the UWRF campus. The performance is billed as "Gospel Meets Barbershop: A Community Affair." Besides the full chorus, the concert will also feature one of the group's many quartets. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, 62 and older, children under 12 are free and all students are free with their ID.
    • Wearable Art Exhibit: At Gallery 120, 120 N. Main St., through Nov. 29.
    • Library lower level exhibit: “In the Neighborhood: The All-Community Art Show,” the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; Aristotle knew it and our area’s talented artists prove it. At the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street, through Dec. 8.

    This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • Rummage Sale: At the New Richmond Methodist Church, the sale goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items are 25 cents unless marked otherwise.
    • Gallery talk and opening:  Historic Heat: 50 Years of Fantastic Glass from the Heartland, 5-8:30 p.m. The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust, Hudson. Gallery talk 5 p.m. and Jim Engebretson and Dick Huss, opening reception. For more information about theater, music, classes, future shows visit www.thephipps.org  
    • Free open skate: At the New Richmond Sports Center from 7-9 p.m. For more information visit westfieldshospital.com; NRYHA.net; or nracentre.com. Questions related to open skate, contact Mary Hailey at mkhailey@live.com or andy.s.calleja@westfieldshospital.com.
    • Hudson Tour of Homes & Craft Sale: Features five private residences and the Octagon House, all decorated for the holiday season. For more information or ticket purchase call 715-386-8411, or www.hudsonwi.org
    • White Christmas: At the Phipps, 109 Locust St. in Hudson, weekends through Dec. 1. Contact the box office at 715-386-8409 or online at www.ThePhipps.org.
    • Holiday sale: A Gift by the Hand Holiday Sale at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., in Hudson, through Dec. 31

    Saturday

    • Rummage Sale: At the New Richmond Methodist Church. the sale goes from 9 a.m. to noon. All items are 25 cents unless marked otherwise.
    • Holiday market: At the WITC New Richmond Campus. WITC will host a holiday market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register for a table, visit witc.edu.newrichmond or call Kristin at 715-246-6561, ext. 4318.
    • Holiday Food and Art Festival: At historic First Baptist Church, 3rd and Vine Sts., downtown Hudson. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Country Kitchen, baked goods, quality crafts.
    • 10th Annual Art at Color Crossing: At 201 N. Vine St. Roberts, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.colorcrossing.com.
    • Bird club speakers: Dave and LaVonne Middleton will present “Birds of Argentina,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hazel Mackin Community Library, 311 West Warren Street, Roberts. Lifelong birders and members of the St. Croix Valley Bird Club, the Middletons will share their birding experiences in Argentina, a country which extends 2,300 miles north to south, most of it along the Atlantic coast, at this free and open event. 
    • Christmas Soup Buffet: With silent auction and bake sale at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Rd., Hudson. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Live Christmas music, gift items. Free will offering for soup, also available for takeout.
    • 10th annual Grace Place Wine Tasting Benefit: At Ready Randy’s/R&D Catering in New Richmond. The event runs from 6- 9 p.m. and will feature a silent auction, raffles and games of chance to raise money for Grace Place and Serenity Home.
    • Hudson Tour of Homes & Craft Sale: Features five private residences and the Octagon House, all decorated for the holiday season. For more information or ticket purchase call 715-386-8411, or www.hudsonwi.org
    • White Christmas: At the Phipps, 109 Locust St. in Hudson, weekends through Dec. 1. Contact the box office at 715-386-8409 or online at www.ThePhipps.org.
    • Holiday sale: A Gift by the Hand Holiday Sale at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., in Hudson, through Dec. 31

    Sunday

    • 10th Annual Art at Color Crossing: At 201 N. Vine St. Roberts, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit www.colorcrossing.com.
    • Free open skate: At the New Richmond Sports Center from 7-9 p.m. For more information visit westfieldshospital.com; NRYHA.net; or nracentre.com. Questions related to open skate, contact Mary Hailey at mkhailey@live.com or andy.s.calleja@westfieldshospital.com.
    • Hudson Tour of Homes & Craft Sale: Features five private residences and the Octagon House, all decorated for the holiday season. For more information or ticket purchase call 715-386-8411, or www.hudsonwi.org
    • White Christmas: At the Phipps, 109 Locust St. in Hudson, weekends through Dec. 1. Contact the box office at 715-386-8409 or online at www.ThePhipps.org.
    • Holiday sale: A Gift by the Hand Holiday Sale at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St. in Hudson, through Dec. 31
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