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Weekend Happenings: Oct. 18-20

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River Falls Journal
Weekend Happenings: Oct. 18-20
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  •  BFA graphic design exhibitionreception: From 5-7 p.m., “Winspiration” features UWRF’s first BFA graphic design graduates exhibiting at the Ames Gallery, University Center, third floor. Call 715-425-3266 for more information.
  • Community Bike Ride: At 5:30 p.m., We Bike River Falls community bike ride. Meet at Veterans Park, Main and Elm streets. Ride will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
  • High school football game: At 7 p.m. against Rice Lake at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field, on the UWRF campus.
  • Falls Theatre: Gravity at 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • 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:

    • Art Crawl: Downtown stores will feature a wide range of artwork from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, clustered in a four-block, easy-to-walk radius, will feature almost 30 local retailers. Most are on Main Street. Others are very close -- one on Pine Street and three on Riverwalk. Visit www.riverfallscab.org for more information.
    • Train display program: Author Bud Hoekstra will be at the River Falls Public Library lower level, 140 Union Street at 1 p.m. Hoekstra, author of “The Life and Times of a Railroad Engineer,” recounts tales from his 42-year career at the controls of a locomotive.
    • UWRF men’s and women’s swimming and diving: At 1 p.m. at the River Falls High School pool.
    • UWRF football game: At 1 p.m. versus UW-Oshkosh at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field on the UWRF campus.
    • UWRF women’s soccer: At 2 p.m. game versus UW-Stevens Point at Ramer Field on the UWRF campus.
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Gravity at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Barn dance: The Twin Cities string band The Roustabouts will kick off the 2013-14 River Falls barn dance series from 7-10 p.m., in the gym of the River Falls Academy, 439 West Maple Street. During each barn dance, a professional caller teaches dance steps to newcomers and more seasoned dancers alike. Everyone is welcome; no prior dancing experience is necessary and both singles and couples welcome. Children are especially encouraged to participate in the opening family dance segment from 7- 8:30 p.m. The second half of the evening features more advanced dances. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for 12 and under. Inexpensive refreshments are available. For more information visit www.riverfallscab.org.
    • 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:

    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Gravity at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    •  Packer game: At 3:25 p.m. vs. the Cleveland Browns. Aired on CBS. 
    • 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:

    • Artist reception: From 6:30-8:30 p.m., “Hidden Lives of Found Objects,” artist reception with Gary and MaryAnn Carlson at the Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust, Hudson. More information at www.thePhipps.org.

    Saturday:

    • Willow River Players sale: The New Richmond area community theater organization will be holding a huge sale from 9 a.m. to noon, at its storage unit, 230 North Fifth Street. The group, founded in 1996, has done over 25 productions and is downsizing their overstock of costumes and props. There are clothes, shoes, accessories, set pieces, home décor, dishes, props, and a few other surprises. Funds raised will go into our scholarship fund that we award to graduating seniors who are looking at furthering their education in the arts.
    • Organ concert: Ron Rhode will perform “A Century of Theater Organ” on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
    • The acclaimed organist will cover a wide spectrum of music from the vintage theater organ era of the teens, ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s in the first half. Selections will include “Czardas” by Vittorio Monti, “Me Too,” “Stepping on the Ivories,” “Doing the Raccoon,” “Confessin’ (That I Love You),” and an Andrews Sisters medley. In the second half, he will focus on more contemporary selections from the ‘50s to the present, including a Karen Carpenter medley, “Go Back Home,” “No, Not Much,” a McGuire Sisters medley, and a medley of Broadway highlights. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for students of all ages. Discounts are available by purchasing season tickets. Reservations may be made by contacting The Phipps ticket office at 715- 386-8409.
    • Bird Club speaker: The St. Croix Valley Bird Club will host guest speaker Chris Stein, superintendent of the St. Croix national Science Riverway, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the Hudson Public Library, 700 1st St. The free event it titled “Sister Parks, Our Costa Rican Connection.”

    Sunday:

    • New England dinner: Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Drive, will host a New England dinner from noon to 4 p.m. The menu includes: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, rutabagas, cranberry salad, home bakes pies, rolls, milk and coffee. Tickets are adults, $10, kids 6-10 $4, children under 6, free. A bazaar will feature home baked goods, candies, jams, jellies, and crafts.
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