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UW River Falls will hold an astronomy talk and observatory viewing on Wednesday, Sept.
A $1,000 donation from Allina Health will fund an afternoon of healthy activities for NAMI St. Croix Valley, a local mental health support and advocacy group. The free event is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Glen Park shelter in and will include a picnic lunch, healthy recipes, games, prizes and mental health information. “NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) serves individuals and families throughout Pierce and St. Croix Counties,” explained Denise Hackel, a member of the group’s board of directors, “and yet many people don’t know we exist.
The city of River Falls will conduct its regular monthly storm-warning siren test at 1 p.m. Monday (today), Sept. 22. The network of sirens are tested each month through fall to make sure all sound properly. They are also activated to warn citizens to take cover in the event of a severe storm or a tornado.
UW-River Falls will present a contemporary political issues roundtable entitled “ISIS: Background of the Terror State,” presented by Dr. Chris Simer, Political Science lecturer. The discussion is at 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the St. Croix room #321 in the University Center. The event is free and open to anyone. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. A light snack is available.
A "Family Fun Fly" was held again this year at the Highview Meadows Park, Sunday, Sept. 21, in River Falls. According to event organizer Anthony Markunas: "The day was filled with sunshine, smiles and, kites. Show kites were flown by the "pro's" and kids had a kaleidescope of color flying on the ends of their lines. Miles of smiles and sunny skies welcomed the Fall season."
All moms and sons of all ages and activity levels are invited to a Mother/Son Outdoor Adventure from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hoffman Park in River Falls. Moms and sons from 3- years-old to 5th grade can enjoy nature’s scavenger hunt, bean bags, sack races, crafts, caramel apple bar, and take home a photo of the fun. Everyone participating should dress for the weather. Tickets are $18/couple and $7 per additional son. Call 715-425-1800, ext. 3800 or register online at www.rflearns.org.
The River Falls firefighters invite all to visit its annual open house event 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Fire Department on 2nd Street. Tour the trucks, watch demonstrations, see the fire-safety house RFFD uses to teach at area schools, visit with Sparky, win prizes and enjoy free refreshments. Visitors can meet area firefighters as well as ask questions.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27, and continuing through Oct. 25, the River Falls Public Library Gallery presents “Wholeness, Ubuntu: Through the Lens of Africa.” In this exhibit, professional writers and photographers, Tom Lindfors and Michele Hermansen, share how their Africa experiences have changed their impressions of the continent and impacted their daily lives.
This week in River Falls: Friday: UW River Falls Rodeo: The 50th annual UW-River Falls Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-14, at the outdoor rodeo arena at the Campus Farm on the corner of Wasson Lane and Cemetery Road. Performance times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited. icket prices are $12/adults; $8/children under 12 and UWRF students; children age 4 and under are free.
The Underground Theatre Company is presenting a play, "No Room! No Room! (Before Alice Got There)," at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept.