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Weekend Happenings: Oct. 25-27

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Weekend Happenings: Oct. 25-27
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • Community tailgating party: Assembly of God Church members are hosting a community tailgating party from 5-7 p.m., in the parking lot at Heritage Park, across from city hall by White Pathway. They will serve a free meal of hot dogs, burgers, chips, fresh fruit and beverages. Wear your Packer and Viking gear, or come just as you are. Everyone welcome. 
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  • Halloween light display: Drive through a Halloween decoration display, 6-10 p.m. nightly through Nov. 2, weather permitting, at the Roman Pechacek farm at W11386, County Road FF in the town of Clifton. There will be Halloween inflatables, scarecrows, witches, ghosts, a pirate area and treats at the trellis for kids. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation for the local food shelf.
  • Falls Theatre: Insidious: Chapter 2 at 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • Chicago the musical: At 7:30 p.m. at the Blanche Davis Theatre KFA, on the UW-River Falls campus. Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20's, Roxie Hart is sent to prison for killing the man who tried walking out on her.  In prison she meets Velma Kelly, a big-time vaudeville star with twice as much blood on her hands.  The two attempt to get away free and with as much fame as they can muster. Tickets are senior $13; adult $17; and student $8. Call the box office at  715-425-3114 for tickets.
  • 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:

    • FFA alumni educational plot day: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at County Road M and Dry Run Road. Attendees will learn about corn and soybean production, precision agriculture and the latest technologies in agricultural crop production. There will be hands on demonstrations, activities, live harvesting and a free hog roast lunch. For more information email rf.ffa.alumni@gmail.com.
    • Chamber business expo: The River Falls Chamber will sponsor a business expo from noon to 4 p.m., at the River Falls High School. This free event will feature family fun activities throughout the day and a complete entertainment schedule. Children are welcome to come in costume and trick-or-treat.
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Insidious: Chapter 2 at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Faith Lutheran Church fall festival: From 4-7 p.m. at 545 Apollo Road, will feature numerous family activities, bounces house, face painting, popcorn, games, food and a trunk or treat.
    • Luther Memorial Church trunk or treat: From 5-7 p.m. at, 420 S. Fourth Street, will feature a trunk or treat, bounce houses, business booths, pizza dinner and door prizes.
    • Halloween light display: Drive through a Halloween decoration display, 6-10 p.m. nightly through Nov. 2, weather permitting, at the Roman Pechacek farm at W11386, County Road FF in the town of Clifton. There will be Halloween inflatables, scarecrows, witches, ghosts, a pirate area and treats at the trellis for kids. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation for the local food shelf.
    • Chicago the musical: At 7:30 p.m. at the Blanche Davis Theatre KFA, on the UW-River Falls campus. Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20's, Roxie Hart is sent to prison for killing the man who tried walking out on her.  In prison she meets Velma Kelly, a big-time vaudeville star with twice as much blood on her hands.  The two attempt to get away free and with as much fame as they can muster. Tickets are senior $13; adult $17; and student $8. Call the box office at  715-425-3114 for tickets.
    • 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: Insidious: Chapter 2 at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Monster Concert: At  3 p.m. by The St. Croix Valley Music Teachers Association at UW-River Falls Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Six grand pianos will grace the stage and groups of 12 students will perform piano duets under the direction of Hudson High School choral director Kari Heisler. Also music by strings, vocal and flute ensembles, as well as a piano composition by Somerset student Jacob Lindahl. Open to the public and tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $5.
    • Halloween light display: Drive through a Halloween decoration display, 6-10 p.m. nightly through Nov. 2, weather permitting, at the Roman Pechacek farm at W11386, County Road FF in the town of Clifton. There will be Halloween inflatables, scarecrows, witches, ghosts, a pirate area and treats at the trellis for kids. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation for the local food shelf.
    • Packers vs. Vikings game: At 7:30 p.m. on NBC.
    • Senior recital: Jessica Johnson will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts, on the UW-River Falls campus.
    • 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:

    Saturday:

    •  Willow River Players sale: The New Richmond area community theater organization will be holding a huge sale from 8 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.
    • “Terror in the Glen” trail run: At Glen Hills County Park, in Glenwood City. The 10K and half marathon will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:15 a.m. Day of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds of this Halloween themed event will be go towards the academic and scholarship program at the Glenwood City High School. Directions: Take Hwy 128 to County Highway E. Go east 1 mile on County Highway E. Go north on Rustic Road 3 to the park entrances. Watch for signs. For more information visit www.nrrunclub.com/2013terrorintheglen.htm.
    • Pumpkin Party: At East End Park, Ellsworth. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Those who bring a donation for the Pierce County Food Pantry wll receive a free pumpkins. Free games, pumpkin bowling, hot chocolate, hot dogs, trick or treat demo and Halloween photos, costume parade and contest. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If raining will be at Ellsworth High School.
    • Hilltop Pumpkin Party: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26, at the YMCA Camp St. Croix Day Camp, 532 County Road F, Hudson. Events include pet costume contest at 11:30 a.m., kids costume parade at noon with contest at 12:30 p.m., and St. Croix County K-9 demonstrations at 2 p.m. All day activities include horse drawn wagon rides through the woods, bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides ($4), free pumpkins, face painting, and more. Check out the Hilltop Pumpkin Party Facebook page for more information and updates to the events
    • Halloween Spooktacular: At the New Richmond Area Centre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to Centre members, but is $5 per family for community participants. The event gives children the chance to show off their costumes and play games as well as take hayrides, explore a haunted house, and many spooky games. Registration forms are available at the Centre or online. For more information, contact Michelle Getschel at 715-243-0852 or mgetschel@nracentre.com.
    • Trunk or Treat Event and Dance: Sponsored by Bridge For Youth and Adults with Disabilities and The First Presbyterian Church, Trick or treat 1:30-2:30 p.m. (free); dance 2-3:30 p.m.1:30-3:30 p.m. ($3 for Bridge members, $5 for others), First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St. Hudson. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Call 715-381-8230 for more information.
    • High school musical: St. Croix Central High School will be performing Disney’s High School Musical starting at 2 and 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria/multipurpose room. To reserve your tickets, you may either order directly from the school web page at www.scc.k12.wi.us or call Nicholas Haug at 715-796-5383 ext. 1114. Ticket prices are: Adults $5.00, students $4.00, children under ten $3.00.
    • Willow River Halloween party: From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26, at Willow River State Park, Hudson. This event is $2 per child and vehicle admission into the park is required. Visit the Nature Center exhibits, play fun Halloween games for prizes, and go on a "spooky" nature hike. Call 715-386-9340 for more information.
    • Famous Chicken Dinner: At Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club (last one of the season), W3930 Hwy 72. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 715-273-3505 for more info.
    • Haunted House on Emerald Bend: At 2329 Emerald Bend, Hudson. Starts at dusk, admission free but donations for the food shelf requested.

    Sunday:

    • High school musical: St. Croix Central High School will be performing Disney’s High School Musical starting at 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria/multipurpose room. To reserve your tickets, you may either order directly from the school web page at www.scc.k12.wi.us or call Mr. Nicholas Haug at 715-796-5383 ext. 1114. Ticket prices are: Adults $5.00, students $4.00, children under ten $3.00.
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