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Weekend Happenings: Oct. 11-13
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Craft night: The River Falls MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) are hosting a community craft night from 5-11 p.m., at First Covenant Church, 1374 N. Main St. Proceeds will be used to complete service projects to local organizations. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Pizza, salad, snacks and work space provided.
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  • UWRF Hall of Fame Banquet: Alumni and friends are invited to join attend the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Riverview Ballroom, University Center. The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has selected eight outstanding individuals along with a team to be inducted into the UWRF Athletic Hall of Fame. The individuals to be inducted include: Kent Becker (basketball), Mary (Boeser) Schieffer (field hockey), Missy (Johnson) Hanson (basketball), Adam Kragthorpe (hockey), Holly (Olson) Hatten  (volleyball), Kate Pelinka (soccer), Gee Pope (wrestling), Bruce Larson (positive contributor), and the 1983 Men's Hockey Team. The cost for this event is $25 per person. Online registration is available at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e7uamlns77bf54cb&oseq=&c=&ch=
  • High school football: At 7 p.m. versus Hudson at  David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field.
  • Falls Theatre: Gravity at 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Falcon's Got Talent Variety Show: All alumni, friends, faculty and staff are cordially invited to join us for an evening of entertainment with this traditional homecoming event. This event is free and open to the public. 9 p.m. Falcons Nest, University Center.
  • AAUW Book Sale: At 125 North Main St., River Falls.
  • Railroad display: Through Oct. 25 at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street. An exhibit of model railroad collectibles and examples of running trains; guest layout exhibitors on weekends
  • Veterans Book Project exhibition: Running through Oct. 25 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For additional information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.
  • BFA graphic design exhibition: The first three BFA graphic design graduates of UW-River Falls, Tarah Benson, Nicole Moscowitz, and Pakou Mua, will present their BFA degree exhibition, "Winspiration," at the Ames Gallery in the University Center through Oct. 28. The Ames Gallery is open during regular University Center hours: Sunday-Friday from 7 a.m.-midnight and Saturday from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. For more information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.
  •  Saturday:

    • Free Community Breakfast: At River Falls United Methodist Church, 127 South 2nd St., 8-10 a.m.
    • Homecoming 5k: The Chancellor's Homecoming 5K Run/Walk race will begin at  8 a.m., Ramer Field. All are cordially invited to participate in a 5K run/walk race throughout campus. UWRF Chancellor Dean Van Galen will lead the race. Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/UniversityAdvancement/AlumniRelations/upload/Homecoming-5K-Registration.pdf to download the resgitration form.
    • Great Giveaway: At River Falls United Methodist Church, 127 S. Second St., will be held from  8 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome to come and select clothing of all sizes, household items, small appliances, linens, furniture, toys and more donated by congregation members.
    • UWRF Alumi and friends coffee: Join classmates and friends and watch the homecoming parade at the Alumni Welcome Center on Homecoming morning. Coffee and donuts will be available. 9:30-11 a.m. at Veteran's Park.
    • Inspirational speaker: Tasha Schuh-Drogorub will be speaking at Abundant Life Church, 896 State Rd. 65, River Falls. 10 and 11 a.m. Free will offering, 11:30 a.m. Meet and Greet Tasha, buffet lunch at WestWind. $15. Call 715-425-9564 to register.
    • Railroad discussion: Model Railroader Arthur Hill will talk at 10 a.m., in the River Falls Library, 140 Union Street, lower level. Hill, tour coordinator for the Twin Cities Division, Thousand Lakes Region of the National Model Railroad Association and long-time model railroader, will talk about this fascinating hobby.
    • Insulator Club Swap Meet: From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at River Falls Moose Lodge, 620 Clark St. Tabled provided. Buy, trade or just look, everyone welcome. Call 715-426-0887 or 507-289-1095 for more information.
    • Western Wisconsin pottery tour: The potters of western Wisconsin will host its 10th fall studio tour and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will find fine one-of-a-kind hand-made pots and meet the artists in their studios, where they can get an inside look into the workings of studios. For more information and maps to the studios, visit www.westernwisconsinpotterytour.com.
    • Homecoming parade: At 10:30 a.m. on Main Street. Join the excitement as UW-River Falls and the Shriners come together for their annual fall parade which includes floats, marching bands, and student showcases. The parade will begin on the north end of Main Street and head down Second Street towards the campus.
    • Lion’s Club homecoming tailgating party: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited, to have a brat and drink at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field
    • UWRF renovation plans tailgate: David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field Transformation Tailgate, 11 a.m., Ramer Field Pavilion. All alumni and friends that are interested in hearing about the renovation plans for Ramer Field are cordially invited to this tailgate.
    • Falcon Spirit Tent: All alumni, friends and families are encouraged to get caught up in the homecoming spirit. A wide array of activities are planned including yard games, face painting, hair-flaring, music, give-away prizes, trolley tours of campus, trolley shuttles to and from the football game, and much more. 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the University Center Mall, south entrance.
    • UWRF homecoming football game: At 1 p.m. versus UW-Platteville at  David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field.
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Gravity at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Badger football game: At 2:30 p.m. versus Northwestern. Aired on ABC.
    • Celebrate semester abroad: From 4-10 p.m., celebrate of UWRF’s 50th year of semester abroad in the Riverview Ballroom.
    • Homecoming showcase concert: At 7:30 p.m., featuring the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, UWRF Symphony Band, UWRF Saxophone Quartet, and UWRF University Choir at Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Center. Admission, adults $5, seniors $3, and students $2.
    • AAUW Book Sale: At 125 North Main St., River Falls.
    • Railroad display: Through Oct. 25 at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street. An exhibit of model railroad collectibles and examples of running trains; guest layout exhibitors on weekends
    • BFA graphic design exhibition: The first three BFA graphic design graduates of UW-River Falls, Tarah Benson, Nicole Moscowitz, and Pakou Mua, will present their BFA degree exhibition, "Winspiration," at the Ames Gallery in the University Center through Oct. 28. The Ames Gallery is open during regular University Center hours: Sunday-Friday from 7 a.m.-midnight and Saturday from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. For more information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.

    Sunday:

    • Harvest haul: Join us at Grow to Share from 12-3 p.m. Come with gloves, hoes, shovels, and some elbow grease. Snacks and cider will be served. Dress for the dirt. Bring your kids to join in the fun. (Rain or shine.)
    • RFHS band show: The River Falls Marching Wildcats will host the first annual Rhythm by the River Marching Band Festival. Gates open at noon. Along with River Falls, watch bands from Antigo, Chippewa Falls, Merrill and Irondale, Minn. Admission prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and students with a current ID. There will be concessions throughout the day.
    • Western Wisconsin pottery tour: The potters of western Wisconsin will host its 10th fall studio tour and sale from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors will find fine one-of-a-kind hand-made pots and meet the artists in their studios, where they can get an inside look into the workings of studios. For more information and maps to the studios, visit www.westernwisconsinpotterytour.com.
    • Packer game: At noon vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Not aired on local TV. Check local establishments for viewing.
    • Vikings game: At noon versus the Carolina Panthers. Aired on FOX.
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Gravity at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • UWRF homecoming choral concert: Featuring musical selections by the Concert Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Lumina Cantorum (a semi-professional choir comprised of current and former UWRF Students) and UWRF Alumni Choir. Tickets are available at the door. $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and $2.00 for all students.  A reception will follow the concert. For further information, please contact the Music Department at (715) 425-3183. 3 p.m. at Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Center.
    • Railroad display: Through Oct. 25 at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street. An exhibit of model railroad collectibles and examples of running trains; guest layout exhibitors on weekends
    • Veterans Book Project exhibition: Running through Oct. 25 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Gallery hours are from 2-4 p.m. For additional information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.
    • BFA graphic design exhibition: The first three BFA graphic design graduates of UW-River Falls, Tarah Benson, Nicole Moscowitz, and Pakou Mua, will present their BFA degree exhibition, "Winspiration," at the Ames Gallery in the University Center through Oct. 28. The Ames Gallery is open during regular University Center hours: Sunday-Friday from 7 a.m.-midnight and Saturday from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. For more information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.

    This week in the local area: 

    Friday:

    • Go Pink for Life: Specials, tastings, activities in downtown Hudson supporting Relay for Life of Hudson. During regular business hours.

     Saturday:

    • Pancake Breakfast: At Pierce Pepin Cooperative, W7725 US Hwy 10, Ellsworth 8-11 a.m. Pickles the Cloud 8:30-11 a.m., magic show 9:30-10 a.m.
    • Walk to Empower: At Freedom Park, 200 Monroe St., Prescott. Hosted by Prescott Police Department to benefit Turningpoint, domestic and sexual violence shelter in River Falls. Registration begins at 9 a.m., program at 10 a.m. followed by 2-mile walk through the city.
    • Author and mother of six to speak: Rachel Campos-Duffy (wife of Congressman Sean Duffy), author, pundit and mother of six, will speak at a luncheon event at Urban Olive & Vine in Downtown Hudson. Topic of the reserved-seat lunch is "Balancing Family and Community Leadership."  Campos-Duffy works with The LIBRE Initiative an organization that advocates for economic empowerment for Hispanics. She has been a contributor to such shows as The View, Fox & Friends, & The Today Show. The networking event begins at 11 a.m. Luncheon tickets are required and are available at balancingleadership.eventbrite.com. It is sponsored by the Republican Party of St. Croix County 715-386-0514.
    • Hammond Arts Alliance exhibit: “CROW”, a themed exhibit at Foster Hall, 865 Davis St., Hammond from 5-9 p.m. There will be music by Gene LaFond and Mike McMahon at the Hammond Hotel from 8-11 p.m. The show is dedicated to the memory of Karl Bremer. For more info contact Paulette at lupine.anderson@gmail.com or 715-796-8869.
    • Go Pink for Life: Specials, tastings, activities in downtown Hudson supporting Relay for Life of Hudson. During regular business hours.
    • Seasons on St. Croix exhibit: Continuing exhibition at Seasons on St. Croix, 401 Second St., Hudson. Featuring glass blower, Nolan Prohaska and painter, Jill Van Sickle.
    • Kelley Gallery art exhibit : Continuing exhibition at Kelley Gallery, 512 Second St., Hudson. Featuring Sylvia Benson, Rick Brack, Mark Kuhne and Kathy Seger.

    Sunday:

    • Hammond Arts Alliance exhibit: “CROW”, a themed exhibit at Foster Hall, 865 Davis St., Hammond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info contact Paulette at lupine.anderson@gmail.com or 715-796-8869.
    • Music concert: One Accord will be performing at Christ Center Assembly, 810 Northview Dr., Hudson. 10 a.m.
    • Fundraiser for Vets Retreat: From 1:30-5 p.m. at Ready Randy’s Restaurant in New Richmond. Veterans Retreat serves military personnel and their families. Spaghetti dinner, raffle, silent auction, live music. $10/plate.
    • Seasons on St. Croix exhibit: Continuing exhibition at Seasons on St. Croix, 401 Second St., Hudson. Featuring glass blower, Nolan Prohaska and painter, Jill Van Sickle.
    • Kelley Gallery art exhibit : Continuing exhibition at Kelley Gallery, 512 Second St., Hudson. Featuring Sylvia Benson, Rick Brack, Mark Kuhne and Kathy Seger.
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