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The River City Chorale will present the “My Spirit Sings” 2016 Concert Gala on Friday, April 29. The event will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Troy Burne Golf Club. Tickets for the evening’s festivities are $50 per person and will include a buffet dinner, silent and live auctions and a concert by The River City Chorale Ensemble Singers. Community members are encouraged to attend and enjoy this evening of music and fine food. Information on tickets can be found on the Chorale’s website: therivercitychorale.com.
Property owners interested in making their land more wildlife-friendly are invited to attend Habitat Handout Day Saturday, April 23, in Baldwin. Attendees will receive free spruce trees, wildlife-friendly shrubs and seed for wildlife food plots. Distribution will occur from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shop building, located at 890 Spruce St., Baldwin.
Wisconsin residents will be able to nominate and elect local representatives to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and express support or non-support for a range of advisory questions on conservation and natural resources management issues at the Congress’ spring meetings held in every county of the state on Monday, April 11, starting at 7 p.m.
St. Croix County Register of Deeds, Beth Pabst cautions citizens to beware of internet businesses that want to assist you in obtaining copies of your vital records, such as a certified copy of your birth certificate. Several companies exist on the internet that offer to assist individuals in getting these records, but they do so for a much larger fee than is necessary. Often times these companies use names that appear to be government agencies.
Gardeners and others interested in keeping bees and gardening for bees are invited to the Hudson Home and Garden Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 1 p.m. The presentation will take place in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. April's topic and learning experience will be The World of Bees. The program will be presented by Bob Sitko, owner of Bob's Bees and instructor at Century College, and Joan Savin, a beekeeper and master gardener. Sitko will talk about bee pollination and Savin will discuss gardens that attract bees.
An Evening with Charlie Maguire will kick-off The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley on Friday, April 1, from 7-9 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Maguire, an internationally known folk singer, will delve into the songs of the Dust Bowl era and bring to life The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, this year’s Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection. “The Grapes of Wrath is an excellent choice for the Big Read because it remains so timely,” says Maguire. “There are so many modern-day issues that relate back the pages of Steinbeck’s novel.”
“Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, The Worst Singer in the World,” by Peter Quilter, will be performed April 1-17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Jenkins was a child prodigy pianist, even having played at the White House. Forbidden to follow her musical passion and study in Europe by her father, she eloped and later divorced her husband. Firmly convinced of her talent, she pursued a career as a singer.
Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks will be hosting a maple syrup program on Saturday, March 26, at 1p.m. We will be meeting at Willow River Nature Center. This hour-long program will allow the whole family to see the park in the spring and allow them to experience the maple syrup process. Get a sample of real maple syrup through a blind taste test. The program is free but park entry fees still apply.
Chunnara Chhay and Tony Lange joined eight other Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond students who traveled to Cleveland, Wis., recently to compete in the statewide Business Professionals of America (BPA) annual competitions. All 10 came home bearing awards.
An Evening with Charlie Maguire will kick-off The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley on Friday, April 1, from 7-9 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Maguire, an internationally known folk singer, will delve into the songs of the Dust Bowl era and bring to life The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, this year’s Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection.