NEW RICHMOND: Spamalot begins
“The Frog Prince of Spamalot” will be presented by Willow River Players at the New Richmond High School Little Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, and Saturday, Sept. 26; and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27. For audiences of all ages, the story centers around Hyronomous A. Frog, who doesn’t quite fit in with “life in the bog.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. They are available on-line at www.willowriverplayers.org, at Sweet Greetings in downtown New Richmond, or by calling 246-1028.
HUDSON: For Pete’s Sake 5k Run/Walk set
A 5k run/walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Hudson Sports and Civic Center, 1820 Hanley Road. The run is held in honor of Peter Huseboe, an avid outdoorsman, who died in 2007 of a rare malignant tumor on his brain stem. The race begins at 9 a.m., with 7:45-8:45 a.m. onsite registration. For more information and costs call 651-398-4894, e-mail email@example.com, or go to: www.raceberryjam.com.
HUDSON: Rotaract meets
The St. Croix Valley Rotaract group meets at the SOS Players House, 900 Fourth St., the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. For more information, go to: www.scvrotaract.org.
NEW RICHMOND: Heritage Days
The 24th annual Heritage Days will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 25-27.
The St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society will assist persons researching family history. Don Hogenson and the Badger Blacksmiths will tend a forge and making articles of iron. A craft sale will be set up for artisans and crafters to sell their homemade and handmade items and gifts. Pony rides, courtesy of Fantasy Corral, and stagecoach rides powered by a pair of champion Belgium horses owned and driven by Tom Cook will be available.
Children’s games include Treasure Hunt in the Hay, Rope Making, Fishing in the Outhouse, Button Making and Birdhouse Building. There will also be a display of exotic animals and a petting zoo.
Events listed at the Phipps Center
“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” adapted by Steven Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 27. For prices and reservations call the ticket office at 386-8409 or go online at www.ThePhipps.org.
An orientation and training session will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, for persons interested in volunteering to staff the Phipps’ Gift Gallery. To register, call 386-2305, ext. 101. Volunteers are needed one hour before and during intermission of performances.
A series of exhibitions featuring work by area artists Kristen Arden, Theresa Harsma, Kasey Westra, Pamela Valfer and Danelle Griner is on view through Oct. 25 in The Galleries. Galleries hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, and one hour before and through intermission of all performances
The Phipps is located at 109 Locust St. in Hudson. Call 386-2305 for more information on pricing and reservations, or go online www.ThePhipps.org.
Free autism workshops offered
The Western Wisconsin Autism Advocacy and Consulting Center, a non-profit organization, will provide free workshops this fall. The first workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and is will offer an update of waiver funded services in Wisconsin, followed by a time for networking by parents and service providers. It will be held at Faith Community Church in Hudson. To register, call 381-8454 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.wwaacc.org for more information.