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Weekend Happenings: Oct. 4-6

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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:

  • UWRF women’s’ volleyball: 7 p.m. game versus UW-Oshkosh at the Karges Center on the UWRF campus
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  • Falls Theatre: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 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.
  • Saturday:

    • Model Railroad Demo: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the River Falls Public Library, lower level, 140 Union Street. Great River Valley Systems Model railroading club brings two complete model layouts to the library’s community room. Club members will be on hand to run the trains and talk to visitors.
    • Green skills event: Held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the River Falls High School. The event will feature a wide variety of classes including: Home brewing, canning, raising chickens, worm composting and more. The $10 registration fee includes classes, a continental breakfast and childcare. If needing childcare, email rflocalfood@gmail.com, with number and ages of the children, prior to the event. Lunch will be available for purchase. Pre-register online at the Community Education website, www.rflearns.org or register at the door. Complete class descriptions at www.localfoodpartnership.org.
    • Danbana Dash 5K Run/Walk: Will be held at Glen Park. Daniel was 23 and a senior at UW-Eau Claire when he died on Sept. 28, 2012. Registration begins at 9 a.m., kids games 9-11:30 a.m.; 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. and the family fun 1-mile is at 10:15 a.m. Besides the walk/run, there will be food, games, raffle, live music, and a memorial wall. Those attending are encouraged to bring a photo of a lost loved-one to hang on the Memorial Wall. This first annual "River Falls Emotions in Motions" 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health will raise funds for Save.org, an organization dedicated to preventing suicide through public awareness and education, reducing stigma, and serving as a resource for those touched by suicide. Following the run there will be a Danbana Dash for a Bean-Bag Tournament at the Lazy River Bar, 115 W. Walnut St. Entry fees for the race are $25 for adults, kids under 12 $15. The Family Fun 1 Mile is free. Participants are encouraged to help raise funds by setting up their own page at SAVE.Org/events. Contact Paul Gerbec (Daniel's father), 651-261-8853, Kelly Brenna at pkgerbec@yahoo.com or Linda Mars, lmars@save.org, 952-946-7998 for more information.
    • Hudson Women’s Club fundraiser: Annual fashion show, silent auction, wine raffle and luncheon at 11 a.m., at Kilkarney Hills, 163 Radio Road. Participating boutiques include: The Purple Tree, The Ugly Sister, Baglio’s, Magnolia’s on Locus Street, Coldwater Creek, Lavender Thymes, La Rue Marche’, and St. Croix Shoe & Boot. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling 715-386-3714. Reservations required as tickets are limited. All proceeds provide funds to the community in support of educational scholarships, health awareness, the arts, historic preservation, Hudson flower baskets, and those in need. More information at www.hudsonwomensclub.com.
    • UWRF women’s’ volleyball: Noon game versus UW-Whitewater at the Karges Center on the UWRF campus
    • UWRF women’s’ soccer: 2 p.m. game versus UW-Oshkosh at Ramer Field on the UWRF campus
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Free movie for public power week: River Falls Municipal Utilities will be hosting a free, family friendly, outdoor movie, “The Men Who Built America,” at 7 p.m. on the front lawn of City Hall. The event will feature popcorn, pop and water.
    • 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

    Sunday:

    • Moose Lodge brunch: To benefit Masonic Charities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Moose Lodge, 620 N. Clark Street. The menu will include pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, coffee, juice and milk. The public is welcome. The cost is $8 and kids 5 and under free. Proceeds will benefit Masonic Charities. For more information contact Brian Weber at 715-425-9430 or Jim Vorwald at 715-248-7913.
    • Packer game: At noon versus the Detroit Lions. Aired on Fox.
    • Model Railroad Demo: From 1- 4 p.m., at the River Falls Public Library, lower level, 140 Union Street. Great River Valley Systems Model railroading club brings two complete model layouts to the library’s community room. Club members will be on hand to run the trains and talk to visitors.
    • Showing at Falls Theatre: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • “Octubafest’ concert: A tuba recital, “Gary Bird and Friends” is scheduled for 3 p.m.at the William Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on the UWRF campus. The concert features Dr. Gary Bird, Instructor of Tuba and Band Director at the university. Joining Bird on stage will be Jim Kurschner, piano, Verle Ormsby, horn, Kristin Tjornehoj, Sax, Casey Palbicki, percussion, Chris Bird, bass and the newly formed Metro Brass, a group of 11 brass players and percussionists from in and around the Twin Cities area. The concert is free and open to the public.
    • 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.

    This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • Fresh Art Studio Tour: From  10 a.m.-5 p.m. throughout Pierce and Pepin counties -- Pepin, Stockholm, Maiden Rock, Durand, Ella, Plum City, Arkansaw and Bay City. See the website for more information, www.freshart.org.

    Saturday:

    • Fresh Art Studio Tour: From  10 a.m.-5 p.m. throughout Pierce and Pepin counties -- Pepin, Stockholm, Maiden Rock, Durand, Ella, Plum City, Arkansaw and Bay City. See the website for more information, www.freshart.org.
    • Thrift store sale: ”Tried and True,” a western Wisconsin hidden -profit thrift store located in the Midway Shopping Mall, 183 E. Main St., Ellsworth, announces its first annual fall sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds go to serve the needs of those in poverty and hunger in Pierce County. Call 715-273-4933 for more information.
    • St. Croix Therapy fall festival: To celebrate children of all abilities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St Croix Therapy, 742 Sterbenz Dr, Hudson. The free event is set up for families with children who have learning or functional challenges. The festival will have games, activities and food planned to be friendly to families who need special consideration, including: a petting zoo, an inflatable jump castle, carnival games, parent resources, vendors, food and prizes. Gluten free and low-in-sugar foods will be offered. For additional information contact Dianne Joachim or Carmon Wallace at 715-386-2128.
    • Llama farm open house: To celebrate a quarter century of raising llamas, Sheila and Britt Fugina, Shady Ridge Farm, are hosting a special open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their New Richmond llama farm, 1331 130th Avenue. Free and open to the general public, the event will offer drawings for free prizes, including a grand prize of a llama picnic hike for four people. Visitors will have the opportunity to take a llama through an obstacle course or on a short walk, so bring your cameras. Llamas are very intelligent and easy to train. Many of the Fuginas’ llamas are trained to ride in a cargo van and even a mini-van. For more information on the open house, which will be held rain or shine, contact the Fuginas at (715) 246-5837 or bsfugina@frontier.com
    • Boat cruise fundraiser: Havana Nights, a cruise for a cause benefitting Educate Rwanda and Kids Alive Peru, includes a three hour cruise aboard the Grand Duchess, Cuban cuisine, live music from the band Viva Brazil, Salsa dancing, entertainment by professional Latin dancers, and cigar rolling. Featured among auction items and raffles are Naples, Fla., private villa, luxury ski lodge vacation, lake homes and golf getaways, cases of wine and aged whisky, private chef and winemaker dinners, sports tickets and memorabilia. An After Party at Pier 500 following the cruise. Tickets are $65. The dock opens at 4:30 p.m. and sets sail at 5:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, email info@educate-rwanda.org.

    Sunday:

    • Fresh Art Studio Tour: From  10 a.m.-5 p.m. throughout Pierce and Pepin counties -- Pepin, Stockholm, Maiden Rock, Durand, Ella, Plum City, Arkansaw and Bay City. See the website for more information, www.freshart.org.
    • Thrift store sale: ”Tried and True,” a western Wisconsin hidden -profit thrift store located in the Midway Shopping Mall, 183 E. Main St., Ellsworth, announces its first annual fall sidewalk Sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. All proceeds go to serve the needs of those in poverty and hunger in Pierce County. Call 715-273-4933 for more information.
    • Llama farm open house: To celebrate a quarter century of raising llamas, Sheila and Britt Fugina, Shady Ridge Farm, are hosting a special open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their New Richmond llama farm, 1331 130th Avenue. Free and open to the general public, the event will offer drawings for free prizes, including a grand prize of a llama picnic hike for four people. Visitors will have the opportunity to take a llama through an obstacle course or on a short walk, so bring your cameras. Llamas are very intelligent and easy to train. Many of the Fuginas’ llamas are trained to ride in a cargo van and even a mini-van. For more information on the open house, which will be held rain or shine, contact the Fuginas at (715) 246-5837 or bsfugina@frontier.com
    • Hudson HS choir fundraiser: A Fall Carnivale will be held from noon-4 p.m., at the Hudson High School cafeteria. The family-friendly event includes games, silent auction and food. All proceeds go toward the choir trip to Spain.
    • Pierce County Historical Association fall open house: PCHA is celebrating its 72nd year at its annual Fall Open House from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the River Bluffs History Center, W6321 E. Main Street, Bay City. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments and historian Char Henn’s unique presentation on rarely seen women’s vintage clothing.
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