River Falls Area EventsEvents for River Falls and the surrounding areas.
Yard/bake sale fundraiser set
Teens 4 Kids, an organization of teens raising funds for Wishes & More, a non-profit organization that grants wishes for terminally ill children, will sponsor a fundraising yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at 2537 Golf View Drive.
Ali Knotek of River Falls and her family are accepting donated items, baked goods and volunteer time to support the Wishes & More organization.
Persons interested in helping can call 612-226-5739 or stop by the sale.
Boy Scouts hold car wash
Boy Scout Venture Patrol Troop 459 of River Falls will hold a fundraising car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, in the parking lot of Dick’s Fresh Market, on South Main Street.
For information, call Sam or Kevin Gehler at 425-5148.
Animal group plans fundraiser
PAWS (Protective Animal Welfare Society) of Western Wisconsin plans a fundraiser to be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 11; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12.
All proceeds will benefit PAWS’s spay/neuter and adoption programs for homeless cats and dogs in the St. Croix Valley.
For more information, call 715-796-2730 or go to: www.pawswi.com.
Free child car seat inspections sponsored
River Falls Area Hospital and the River Falls Ambulance Service will sponsor a free car seat safety clinic from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ambulance bay, 175 E. Cedar St., Thursday, July 10. Certified child passenger safety technicians will evaluate car seats for defects, recalls, suitability for the age and size of child and fit with the vehicle’s belt system. Persons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
Open house class reunion held
All River Falls High School graduates who will celebrate their 50th or higher graduation anniversaries this year are invited to an open house class reunion from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Moose Lodge. Spouses are welcome also. Refreshments will be served. Call John at 425-8034; Jan at 425-6606; or Audrey at 425-8900 with questions. The Class of 1953 will also sponsor an open house for graduates Friday evening, Sept. 5, at the River Falls Golf Club, as part of its 55th class reunion. Call Jerry at 425-5734 with questions about the event.
Candidates vie for title; Carl is grand marshal
Seven girls will compete for four titles during the River Falls Royal Ambassadors pageant at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the River Falls High School. Those titles include: Grand Royal Ambassador; First Royal Ambassador; and two Royal Ambassadors.
The seven girls include: Taylor Bothwell, Lindsie Freeborn, Kylie Gordon, Abigail Lindevig, Alyssa Redick, Arianne Thompson and Katherine Yelken.
Look for Janna Carl, River Falls Food Pantry coordinator and 2007 Citizen of the Year, as she rides as the River Falls Days Parade’s grand marshal this Friday evening at 6:30. For more information about RF Days events, go to www.rfchamber.com.
Storyteller speaks at the public library
On Wednesday, July 16, the River Falls Public Library will host another event tied to the Catch the Reading Bug Summer Program. At 10:30 a.m. Katie McKy, storyteller, will present “Pumpkin Town.”
The event is kids and their families who are taking part in the reading program. Persons interested in attending can call Susan Pecheck at 425-0905. The River Falls Library Foundation funds the reading program events.
25th anniversary celebrated by The Phipps
The Phipps Center for the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary season with a free concert by The St. Croix Valley Community Band, pageant and show that will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in Hudson’s Lakefront Park.
Artistic director for the pageant and show is Minneapolis-based artist Christopher Lutter-Gardella, who is the recipient of a Bush Foundation fellowship and an artist-in-residence in schools, libraries, community centers and other civic organizations where he has taught the process of transforming trash into imaginative art for more than 15 years.
Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
For more information, call 386-2305.
Dance parties held at Phipps
Dance parties will be held from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
Tom Larson will offer a ballroom dance lesson from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 386-2305.
Women’s group hosts summer party
The annual Professional Women’s Network Summer Party social will be held at Pier 500, with registration from 6-6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10, with the event to follow at 7 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Appetizers with a cash bar will be provided. Register on-line at www.pwnscv.com or call Cindy Jahnke at 386-5825. For more information, visit the Web site or attend the party.
Heritage Hillside Series continues
The Heritage Hillside Series, held at the New Richmond Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Drive, continues with the Bog Creek Band performing bluegrass, Irish and folk music from 6:30-8 p.m. at the bandstand on Wednesday, July 16. The free performance is sponsored by Anchor Bank and is billed as a family entertainment event. For more information, call 715-246-3276 or 888-320-3276; send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.nrheritagecenter.org.
Community Volunteer Services in Stillwater, Minn., is seeking volunteers for the following positions in St. Croix and Pierce counties. Call 651-439-7134 ext. 207 for more information.
For more information, call 381-9600, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or go to: www.westernwisconsindemocrats.org.
Supper, music come together in Martell
Sharyl and Dave will perform live music at the town of Martell’s new town hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10. A free donation will be accepted for a light supper served to benefit the old town hall.
For more information, call Sue West, host, at 715-684-3300.