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Members of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association are staffing a free legal clinic from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road. Use the main entrance of the St. Croix County Government Center to pass through security then turn left and go to room 1216.
The St. Croix Economic Development Corporation honored its 2015 business of the year winners at a banquet Thursday, Feb. 25 at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club. The 2015 winners include 65 Vines Winery (Town of Kinnickinnic) as Emerging Business of the Year; St. Croix Castings, Inc. (Woodville) as Small Business of the Year; and Phillips-Medisize Corporation (Hudson and New Richmond) as Business of the Year. Thomas Schumacher, one of the founding attorneys of the Bakke Norman law firm, received the 2015 EDC Directors Award.
The St. Croix Crossing project has announced the full schedule of public paddleboat tour dates for 2016. The paddleboat tours through Stillwater-based St. Croix Boat & Packet allow area residents and visitors to view St. Croix Crossing construction close-up, WisDOT and MinnDOT have announced. The project will offer three tours per month. Wednesday tours will occur from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and again from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday tours will occur from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Events are scheduled for the following dates, rain or shine:
The Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is hosting four public concerts in March. The Frances Cohler Coffee Concert on Friday, March 4, is a noon event featuring Nataia Moiseeva, violin, and Layton “Skip” James, harpsichord, in “Music of the Baroque: Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart,” in the William Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Parking can be found in pay lots behind the University Center and on the west side of North Hall. Coffee and refreshments follow the concert in the lobby. Free and open to all.
The Phipps Dance Company, a non-competitive performing company led by director Christina Leines and associate director Stephanie Campbell, celebrates its 11th season with showcase performances on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
A free public event, TEDxUWRiverFalls, is being hosted Saturday, Feb. 27, from 1-5 p.m. in the University Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature UW-River Falls student and distinguished alumni voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The free event requires pre-registration to attend and includes refreshments and networking opportunities.
OAKDALE, Minn. -- The upcoming River Valley Wedding Fair will feature displays by more than 90 vendors, beer and wine-tastings, a fashion show and lots of opportunities to win valuable prizes. The fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Prom Center in Oakdale, Minn. It is sponsored by the Rivertown Multimedia (Star-Observer is part of the group). Longtime Twin Cities radio personality, Teri Knight, will serve as emcee at this year’s event.
Auditions for The Phipps Children’s Theater intergenerational production of “Pinkalicious The Musical,” with the book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, music by John Gregor, and lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann, and Victoria Kann, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 29 and March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Actors may schedule an audition time by going to www.ThePhipps.org . Callbacks will be held on Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m.
John Gregor, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor, will give a presentation to the Western Wisconsin Photography Club at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. His presentation is entitled “The Art of the Fine Art Print.” Some of his recent work, “Views from the North Shore” is currently on exhibit at the Tettagouche State Park visitor’s center and can be seen until March 31. Gregor also conducts nature photography workshops and his web site is www.coldsnap.com