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Weekend Happenings: Sept. 27-29

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life River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

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Friday:

  • UWRF women’s tennis: At 3:30 p.m. at the UWRF tennis courts.
  • High school homecoming football game: At 7 p.m. against Chippewa Falls at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field, on the UWRF campus. During halftime the River Falls High School Marching Band will perform and homecoming king and queen will be announced.
  • Falls Theatre: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 7 and 9:15 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • 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:

  • Benefit for Rick Jensen: 798 Chapman Dr. Starts at noon. Garden and antique tractor pull, raffles, etc. $20 tickets. All funds will go towards a surgery fund for Jensen, who was injured in a snowplow accident last spring.
  • 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.
  • Potluck Barn Party Held starting at 6 p.m., in the Williams Barn, 263 Liberty Road. The free event will feature an apple pie baking contest, live music and more. Proceeds that are raised from the sale of the Apple Pies and voluntary free will donations will benefit Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc. Potluck attendees should bring their choice of a salad, entree or dessert. More details are available at www.PotluckBarnParty.com.

Sunday:

  • Harvest Dinner & Country Store: At Rush River Lutheran Church, N8623 Co. Rd. Y, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults $12, children 7-12 $6. Ham, meatballs, lefse, rommegrot and other traditional Norwegian treats. Call 715-684-3701 for more information.
  • Vikingsgame: At noon versus the Pittsburg Steelers from London, England. Shown on CBS. 
  • 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.
  • Train exhibition: Runs 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:

  • Pierce County Historical Association concert: Chris Falteisek, musician, composer and recording artist will perform a concert, "Images From Norway," at 7 p.m., at the Ellsworth High School Cafetorium, 323 Hillcrest St. The concert is sponsored by the Pierce County Historical Association, and will be approximately 75 minutes in length. During the concert, a free-will offering will be taken to help with the renovation of the Haakon Lawrence Building Complex. Refreshments will follow the concert.

Saturday:

  • Rummage Sale for Missions: 8-11 a.m. at Hudson United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel Ave., Hudson. Rummage and Bake Sale. All proceeds go to missions.
  • Brian Lautenbach Fun Run: 9 a.m. at Weitkamp Park, Hudson. 5K and Kid’s Fun Run (10:30 a.m.). Kids’ activities, silent auction, freewill donation pizza lunch. Register at www.brianlautenbachcelebratelife.org
  • Quilt show: Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guild is hosting a quilt show this weekend at WITC in New Richmond. Hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include a silent auction, door prizes and quilt vendors. Admission is $5.
  • Spirit of St. Croix art festival: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakefront Park. The juried art fair will feature more than 80 artists, acoustic musicians, and food. Visit www.sayhellotohudson.com for a listing of artists, event details and a complete schedule.
  • Sons of Norway: Valkryien Lodge annual membership drive. Starts at 5 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Begins with dinner followed by program. Norwegian goodies for dessert. Call 715-772-4523 for reservations.

Sunday:

  • Church dedication ceremony: At First Lutheran Church, 218 County K. Festivities will begin with a 10 a.m. ceremony where the new church will be blessed through traditional and contemporary music, liturgy, communion, a Sunday School performance, organ dedication, tree planting and youth art auction. There will also be a catered luncheon featuring cold sandwiches, fruit, crudités and dessert will be held at the church. In addition, church staff and members will be providing tours of both the church and daycare facilities throughout the day.
  • Spirit of St. Croix art festival: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakefront Park. The juried art fair will feature more than 80 artists, acoustic musicians, and food. Visit www.sayhellotohudson.com for a listing of artists, event details and a complete schedule.
  • Quilt show: Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guild is hosting a quilt show this weekend at WITC in New Richmond. Hours are 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include a silent auction, door prizes and quilt vendors. Admission is $5.
  • Community game of Predator Prey: At YMCA Camp St. Croix. Registration is from 1-1:30 p.m. and the event concludes at 4 p.m. In this camp-wide game of hide-and-seek tag, your team will assume the role of an animal in our ecosystem where you must hide, search, run, and tag in order to get the three things that every animal needs to survive: food, water, and shelter. The family-friendly game is appropriate for all ages. Bring a team of 10-15 people or join one at camp. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a water bottle. Pets are not allowed.
  • Economic literacy event: “Road Signs," hosted by The Libertarian Party Pierce, will feature UW-River Falls, Professor of Management Brian Huffman, College of Business and Economics, at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club north of River Falls. The party is hosting a coffee and dessert social beginning at 6 p.m. with presentations to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and students are free; space is limited. For tickets, go to www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/16539.
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