20-year class reunion planned
The River Falls High School Class of 1988 will hold its 20-year class reunion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Kilkarney Hills Gold Club. A Friday night gathering at Bo’s ’N Mine will also be held. All classmates and guests are welcome to attend.
Organizers are trying to locate the following graduates: Sandra Bauer, Christian Schwab, Shari (Hemenway) Holm, Mitch Gerothanas, Mike Clark, Matthew Hasel, Bret TeWinkel, Stacy (Teppen) Nadeau, Sara (Cederholm) Hart, Steve Seekamp, Amy Auchampach, Angela Chipman, Heather Meissner, Kunu Helegesen, Roberta (Risler) Stokke, Thomas Ashbach and Steve Buck. Persons needing more information or who have information about the above classmates can call Tammy Andrle Pitzen at 425-1748 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
RFCT sponsors theatre company, auditions held
River Falls Community Theatre is sponsoring the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, a professional touring theatre company based in Barrett, Minn., that has brought a theatrical experience to communities across the upper Midwest since 1987. RFCT plans to present a musical adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” using about 75 area children to fill the roles of principals and extras in the production. Auditions will be held beginning at noon on Monday, Aug. 4, at Meyer Middle School. Children age seven through 16 are welcome to audition. A registration fee of $25 will be collected prior to the auditions.
Rehearsals will be held from 12:30-4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 5-6, and 3-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, also at the middle school. Directors are Haley Rice and Kevin Hoffman. Tickets are $4 and are available at Lighthouse Coffee or at the door. For more information, go to www.pressenter.com/~rftc/, c PFCT organizer Steve Preisler at 715-629-7147 or send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ice cream social hosted by KHA
The Kinnickinnic Historical Association will hold its annual ice cream social from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Kinnickinnic Church on County Road J in the town of Kinnickinnic. Musical interludes will take place during the event. Proceeds will go towards maintenance and restoration of the 140-year-old church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Events held at the library
The River Falls Public Library will hold a Guitar Hero event from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, for kids who have completed 5th grade and above. Activities will include various board games and Guitar Hero, and snacks. No registration is required. Magic Mama, a musician, will offer a 45-minute program of high energy, interactive music featuring organic hip-hop and world beats, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend. Register by signing up at the children’s desk or call Susan Pesheck at 425-0905. Children enrolled in the summer reading program can continue to read and keep track of their progress through Friday, Aug. 29. Call Pesheck with questions.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ presented
The River Falls Community Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at the River Falls High School’s Doris Fuka Auditorium. Show dates and times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26; Thursday, July 31; and Friday, Aug. 1. Tickets are $15 and available at the Dish and Spoon Café, formerly Lighthouse coffee shop or at the door. For more information, call 425-8261.
ELLSWORTH: Car show, swap meet scheduled
The 31st annual Car Show and Swap Meet will be held with gates open at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Pierce County Fair Grounds. Features include the Beldenville Old Car Club, a farm toy show, a car corral, live music, breakfast and lunch, an antique tractor display and more. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is $5; free for kids 12 years old and younger; and free for show car drivers. Call 273-5552 or 273-6211 for more information, or go to: www.travelpiercecounty.com.
ELLSWORTH: Talent sought
Organizers of the Pierce County Fair Talent Show are seeking talented persons to enter the competition that will be held beginning with a preliminary contest at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Two divisions have been set up to feature all types of talent including vocal, instrumental, dramatic readings, skits, dance and more. Finals of the competition will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, with cash prizes of $150 and $75 awarded. Call the following town coordinators to enter or for more information: Peg Krasin in River Falls at 425-2670; Michelle Schmitt in Spring Valley/Elmwood/Plum City at 778-5009; Monica Laust in Prescott at 262-3610; and Merry Hines in Ellsworth/Maiden Rock/Hager City/Bay City at 273-3466.
ELLSWORTH: Immunization clinic scheduled
Pierce County Public Health’s monthly Ellsworth immunization clinic will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in the Pierce County Office Building, 412 W. Kinne St. A consent form must be signed by the parent or guardian. If a child is sent with someone other than a parent (i.e., grandparent, babysitter, friend) signed written permission for the specific immunization(s) to be given that day must be provided.
Donations are accepted at all clinic sites. Call a physician or the Public Health Department at 273-6755 with questions.
NEW RICHMOND: Heritage Hillside Series continues
The Heritage Hillside Series, held at the New Richmond Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Drive, continues with Trigger Happy performing country music from 6:30-8 p.m. at the bandstand on Wednesday, July 30. The free performance is sponsored by Bremer 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 email@example.com; or go to www.nrheritagecenter.org.
NEW RICHMOND: 'Legend of Mulan’ presented at Old Gem
“The Legend of Mulan” will be presented by the Old Gem Theater’s Young Performers Ensemble at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Katy Stark of River Falls has a part in the plan along with other featured students from Amery, Somerset, Hudson and New Richmond. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information.
HUDSON: More ‘Grease’ added at The Phipps
Because of high ticket demand, another showing of the musical “Grease” will be added to the performance schedule at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The extra slot is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27. Tickets are $23 for adults and $16 for all students with a current ID. Reservations can be made by contacting The Phipps’ ticket office at 386-8409 or by going online at www.thephipps.org.
HUDSON: PWN meeting set
The Professional Women’s Network will gather at Citizens State Bank with registration beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. Amy Zastrow, a business mentor and founder of Success Architects, will speak on “Quit Making it so Hard: It’s Time to Master Your Marketing.” For more information, go to: www.pwnscv.com or call Cindy Jahnke at 386-5825.