There will be a benefit garage sale sponsored by the River Falls Moms and Dads Group from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Rocky Branch Elementary School, 1415 Bartosh Lane. There will be baby and children’s items, clothes, toys, and household items with proceeds going to Relay for Life.
Pawsitive Dog Training will offers the Canine Citizen course beginning Thursday, March 20, at 121 W. Cedar St., for persons who would like to join PAWS (Protective Animal Welfare Society of Western Wisconsin) Love on a Leash program. Love on a Leash dogs visit local retirement homes, schools, and hospitals. All proceeds from this course will help support the PAWS spay/neuter program.
Pawsitive is also seeking volunteers to assist its program. Call 796-2730 for more information, or visit www.pawswi.com.
Area Girl Scouts will present a Girl Scout Talent Night show from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Meyer Middle School. All Scouts and their families are invited to attend the event. Refreshments will be served.
The St. Croix County Master Gardeners’ Association offer grants to individuals or organizations to help beautify their communities. A total of $3,000 will be distributed with a maximum of $250 granted per accepted application. Persons or organizations in St. Croix and Pierce counties are eligible to apply, with application forms returned to Wendy Kramer via mail by Friday, April 18. For more information or a copy of the application, call Deb Barron at 425-8926 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Katie Chaffee at 425-0905 or send an e-mail to her at email@example.com for more information.
The Route bike shop, 102 S. Main St., will host a gathering from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, where persons can learn more about Trek Travel’s worldwide cycling vacations from the group’s travel guides. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Adam Schmidt at 425-8684 or send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honky Tonk Café, hosted by Fizz Kizer, returns to the River Falls Golf Club on Wednesday, March 26. Special guests are JoAnna James and Pat Donohue. The smoke-free event begins at 7 p.m. with all ages welcome. Tickets are $10 at the Whole Earth Grocery on Main Street, 425-7971 or reserve by e-mail with Paulette at email@example.com. Find more information at www.myspace.com/tonkytonkcafe or call 425-1463.
Through Monday, March 31, area resident Cathi Garbe, an Avon sales representative, will assist women at Turningpoint Shelter and Grace Place by collecting donations from customers who purchase various beauty and skin products, and in turn gives free bath essentials to the community organizations. For details, call Garbe at 715-441-1762.
The The River Falls Hospital Auxiliary will host an Imagine Nation Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the hospital classrooms. Books for all ages and gift items will be for sale with proceeds going to the auxiliary’s hospital projects.
The piano students of Barb Wall will perform their annual Spring Recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the United Methodist Church in River Falls. The public is invited to attend the recital and the reception that follows.
Students include: Jessica Shippy, Jourdan Whooley, Ben Klimpke, Reid Plackner, Becky Eubank, Molly Shippy, Hanna Stenersen, Brodie Richter, Andrew Myers, Sam Nelson, Bailey Plackner, Gavin Erickson, Lauren Tulgren, Joseph Fuller, Natalie Nelson, Sydney Wachtler, Hannah Tulgren, Treigh Sutton, Rachel Wachtler, Jenna Miller, Christian Pound, Leah Scheide, Emily Ellertson, Lindsie Freeborn, Hannah Vaught, Avery Whooley, Megan Loney and Harry Pound.
Bob Ebert, candidate for the 4th District City Council seat will hold a listen session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the River Falls Public Library. The 4th District covers the southwest part of the city. Residents from all districts are welcome to attend.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, downtown River Falls will come alive with all sorts of Irishmen and women during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Search for the O’River Falls Pot O’ Gold, a treasure/scavenger hunt with $500 in Chamber Checks for the winner. Stop by local businesses to pick up your clues. The first clues will be available at Foster Sports and Kinni Coffee & Lounge.
At 3 p.m., get dressed and march down Main Street for the Irish Family Parade. Prizes will be rewarded for the largest group, most spirit group and best dressed group.
Try your Irish luck from 4-7 p.m. at the Paddy O’ Poker Walk. The kickoff is at Bo’s ’N Mine at 4 p.m. and ending at Lazy River at 7 p.m. Grab a poker card from participating businesses. Top poker hands win prizes.
Other events include: Green omelets by the River Falls Butt Pickers at Lighthouse coffee shop, from 8-10:30 a.m., with a free will donation to Relay for Life.
For more information, go to www.rfchamber.com or call 425-2533.
The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers with Sandman Sugar Bush will host the annual First Tree Tapping event at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Sandman Sugar Bush, N1225 County Road D. Events planned include Jill Makovec, Alice in Dairyland; reading of a governor’s proclamation; and a pancake brunch. Call 715-283-4283 for more information.
Area veterans can get information about their benefits during five information sessions to be held at various locations throughout the region on Monday, March 24. The sessions will be hosted by Sen. Shelia Harsdorf, R-River Falls, and John Socos, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Harsdorf and Socos will discuss recent additions to the Wisconsin state veterans’ benefits package and answer questions from veterans and their families. The sessions include: 8-9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 204, 139 S. Oak St., in Ellsworth; and 3-4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 80, 1260 Wall St., in New Richmond. Call Harsdorf’s office at 800-862-1092 with questions.
Jimmy, the Monster Movie Man, will show free monster movies and offer free cake from the Sweet Butter Cakery at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Hudson Community Room 212, above the Hudson Library. The event is sponsored by the Hudson Area Joint Library.
The St. Croix County Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Agricultural Service and Education building in Baldwin. Speakers’ topics will include “Honey for Health” and “Spring Hive Inspections and Feeding.”