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Weekend Happenings: Nov. 8-10

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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:

  • Wearable Art Exhibit: At Gallery 120, 120 N. Main St., through Nov. 8. Opening will be held from 4-8 p.m.
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  • Cookies with the Council: Talk to River Falls council members and enjoy cookies at 4:30 p.m. at Family Fresh’s coffee shop.
  • Falls Theatre: Free Birds at 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • UWRF Men’s hockey game: At 7:05 p.m. versus Moorhead at W.H. Hunt Arena on the UWRF campus.
  • Falls Theatre: Bad Grandpa at 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Saturday:

    • Icebox480 foot race: Runners will have eight hours to run as many laps through Whitetail Ridge as they can. Located off of Paulson Road, past Shoko and McDonalds, turn left at four way stop, continue to end of road. Starts at 7:30 a.m., people can arrive as early as 6:30 a.m. There will be a 7:15 a.m. course briefing. The race will end at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will support the Kinnickinnick Off-Road Cyclists. More information is available at www.icebox480.com/.
    • UWRF football game: At 1 p.m. versus Stout at David Smith Stadium on the UWRF campus
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Free Birds at 2 and 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Icebox240 bike race: From 4-8 p.m. A relay style mountain bike race that requires headlamp(s) and a bike helmet to participate. Contact either Chad or Matt for more information 715-416-2324, matthew.muraski@uwrf.edu, or mt_biker533@hotmail.com.
    • UWRF Men’s hockey game: At 7:05 p.m. versus Hamline at W.H. Hunt Arena on the UWRF campus.
    • UWRF Jazz Series concert: "Stolen Moments: The Music of Oliver Nelson" at 7:30 p.m., in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will include works composed and arranged by Nelson for large jazz ensemble, including classic compositions Stolen Moments, African Sunrise, The Artist's Rightful Place, Emancipation Blues, St Louis Blues, and Hoe Down. The concert kicks off the UWRF 2013-14 RADD Jazz Series. For more information on the series, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/MUS/Jazz/Index.cfm
    • Falls Theatre: Bad Grandpa at 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Glass blowing demonstration and sale: By Pauly Cudd, on Quarry Road -- follow the signs.
    • Wearable Art Exhibit: At Gallery 120, 120 N. Main St., through Nov. 8.

    Sunday:

    • “Music at First Church” concert: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 110 North Third St., will be hosting an acclaimed organist for a concert dedicated to the recent restoration and renovation of their pipe organ at 4 p.m. Theo Wee, professor emerita at St. Olaf College and minister of music at First United Church of Christ in Northfield, Minn. will be the guest artist. A free will offering will be collected, and refreshments will be served after the recital.
    • Packers game: At noon versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Airing on FOX.
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Free Birds at 2 and 7 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Falls Theatre: Bad Grandpa at 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • 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
    • Glass blowing demonstration and sale: By Pauly Cudd, on Quarry Road -- follow the signs.
    • Wearable Art Exhibit: At Gallery 120, 120 N. Main St., through Nov. 8.
    • Mobile Art Gallery exhibit: UW-River Falls senior David Wyrick will present his bachelor of fine arts degree exhibition through Nov. 17, inside a mobile art gallery located behind the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on campus. He will be displaying sculptures, paintings, and prints. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Art Department at 715-425-3266.
    • BFA degree exhibit: Em Moelter, Sean Sauter and Kelsey Wall will present their BFA Degree Exhibition in Gallery 101 at UW- River Falls through Nov. 17. Moelter will display her series of paper works exploring her illness and the feeling of abandonment with relationships. Sauter will display his portrait paintings rendered in different media such as watercolor, multi-layered stencils and freehand spray paint. Wall will display a collection of paintings on saw blades that express the disasters and pleasures that impact the environment and in return affect us. The art can be viewed during regular gallery hours Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact the Art Department at 715-425-3266.

     This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • Great Rivers Symposium: Registration is available for the fifth Great Rivers Confluence Project "Arts, Buildings, and Community Connections: Packaging the Confluence for Tourism" Symposium scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Onion Grille, 100 Sibley St. The symposium will address the process of using arts and nature to enhance community development and tourism. Participants will hear development success stories. The afternoon program is geared toward people interested in learning about creatively packaging confluence assets to foster economic development. The full day workshop includes lunch for only $35. Learn more and register at www.greatriversconfluence.org or call Jessica at 715-262-0104.
    • 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.
    • Snowmobile club euchre tourney: The Rush River Snowmobile Club will host a euchre tournament at 7 p.m., at the clubhouse, one mile south of HWY 72 East, on 450th Street in Ellsworth. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cost is $5 per person. There is 100% pay back, 50/50 raffles and food and beverage sales. For more information call Kevin at 715-307-2165.
    • Spamalot: Humorous and entertaining show by Ellsworth High School students at Ellsworth High School. 7:30 p.m. $8 adults, $3 students.

    Saturday:

    • Elmwood Craft Sale: From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., gifts and baked goods, lunch available. Sponsored by Enrichment Council. At Elmwood Auditorium.
    • Annual quilt show: The Hudson Heritage Quilters’ Guild is hosting its 11th biennial quilt show, “Patchwork Harvest,” at the Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Over 200 quilts will be on display ranging from large bed quilts, miniatures and quilted clothing. Vendors will be offering wares for the upcoming winter season, and each will do product and technique demonstrations. This year’s show will also feature special guest lectures from Debbie Bowles of Maple Island Quilts, Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to the quilt show is $6 and includes admittance to the guest lecture on the day of your attendance; children under four are admitted free. Lunch is available for purchase. For more information on this year’s quilt show or to learn more about the guild, please contact Carol Morgen at 715-377-2526 or visit hudsonheritagequilters.weebly.com.
    • E.P.Rock Fall Festival: From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hay rides, games, prizes, haunted hallway, cake walk, raffle, massage chair, food and beverages. E.P. Rock Elementary, 340 13th St. South, Hudson.
    • Parts and Pieces’ exhibit: Hammond Arts Alliance presents ‘Parts and Pieces’ at Foster Hall, 865 Davis St., Hammond. The gallery will be open Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Astronaut Cooper’s Parade (improv band) will be playing at Foster Hall 7-7:30 p.m. and Fizz Kizer and Jonathan Earl will be at the Hammond Hotel, 8-11 p.m. For more information contact Paulette at lupine.anderson@gmail.com or 715-796-8869.
    • Holiday Artists’ reception: From 5-9 p.m., at Kelley Gallery, 512 Second St, Hudson.
    • Around the World Wine Tasting: Benefits Hudson Hospital Foundation. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Hudson House Grand Hotel. $40/person, $50 at the door. Call 381-7055, 715-531-6027 for more information.
    • Spamalot: Humorous and entertaining show by Ellsworth High School students at Ellsworth High School. 7:30 p.m. $8 adults, $3 students.

    Sunday:

    • ‘Parts and Pieces’ exhibit: Hammond Arts Alliance presents ‘Parts and Pieces’ at Foster Hall, 865 Davis St., Hammond. The gallery will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact Paulette at lupine.anderson@gmail.com or 715-796-8869.
    • MN adult and teen challenge service: A service of music and personal story at the Prairie view Covenant Church, 1396 210th Ave., New Richmond. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. with a time of worship. For more information call 715-246-0600.
    • Annual quilt show: The Hudson Heritage Quilters’ Guild is hosting its 11th biennial quilt show, “Patchwork Harvest,” at the Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Over 200 quilts will be on display ranging from large bed quilts, miniatures and quilted clothing. Vendors will be offering wares for the upcoming winter season, and each will do product and technique demonstrations. This year’s show will also feature special guest lectures from Lori Allison of Allison Designs, Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission to the quilt show is $6 and includes admittance to the guest lecture on the day of your attendance; children under four are admitted free. Lunch is available for purchase. For more information on this year’s quilt show or to learn more about the guild, please contact Carol Morgen at 715-377-2526 or visit hudsonheritagequilters.weebly.com.
    • Get to Know NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, at Dome Ranch, W2332 Cty Rd. G, Elmwood, just east of Co. Rd. CC & Co. Rd. G near Spring Valley. 2-5 p.m. RSVP 715-639-2078 one week before. Healthy activities and meal, prizes.
    • Celtic Harper, storyteller: Patrick Ball will perform at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson. $22/adults, $15 students. Call 715-386-8409 for more information.
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