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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Discover Wisconsin have teamed up to shine the spotlight on the state's dairy industry through a series of social media videos. The most recent video launched April 20 online at facebook.com/discoverwisconsin and features Adam and Kaitlin Spierings, who own Lone Oak Swiss, a dairy farm in Weyauwega, Wis. The mission of the "America's Dairyland" social media series is to highlight the faces that represent Wisconsin's dynamic dairy industry.
Whether you have lived in New Richmond for two weeks or two years, New to New Richmond is for those who would like to meet people, learn about the city and possibly create interest groups. Sponsored by Community Education, this free event will be held 6-7 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Champs, 220 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond. Light refreshments will be furnished and welcome gift bags distributed. This is not a class, but rather an opportunity to gather with like-minded people who would like to meet people in the city.
Attention runners and walkers! After last year's fantastic attendance, Body Works will be hosting its second annual 5K Fitness Walk and Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Body Works, 1380 N. Acres Road, Prescott. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Prescott Middle School Choir.
America sets aside April 22 every year to celebrate Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, young and old have gathered globally to participate in activities that foster appreciation of the environment and create awareness of the issues that threaten our globe.
Thursday, 4/20 SCV Genealogical Society St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in the River Falls Public Library's main floor meeting room. Paula Stuart-Warren, an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher and consultant, will speak on "Research Reports for Ourselves: More than a Research Log." This meeting is open to the public. If you have any questions, contact Darcy at 715-307-5149. Friday, 4/21 Blue Bike Kickoff
WELCH, Minn.—Adam Sandler is coming to Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minn., this summer. The comedian's "Netflix Presents: Here Comes the Funny Tour" will arrive at the casino northwest of Red Wing on Wednesday, June 21. Sandler will be joined by fellow comedians David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. It's a rare appearance in Minnesota by the comedians. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $99 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Celebrate UW-River Falls' Year of Brazil with the RADD Jazz Series 2017 Earth Day concert featuring One World Consort and special guest artist Brazilian-American pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Admission is free and open to everyone.
RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter will host the fifth annual Ag Day on Campus 10 am to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. The interactive event is free and open to the public.
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — As a result of the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity's partnership with the SpartanNash Foundation and the four Family Fresh Market and Econofoods stores in New Richmond, River Falls, Somerset and Hudson, the local Habitat affiliate recently received an $8,400 donation from the retail grocery stores. The donation — which took place April 7 at Family Fresh Market, 303 South Main St., River Falls — will help build hope and affordable housing for Habitat homebuyers.
The St. Croix Valley Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus will hold spring concerts at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Stillwater Area High School in Oak Park Heights, Minn. The show theme, "Back in the Old Routine," is striking a particularly poignant note with the singers. The songs, including "There Never was a Gang Like Mine," "There's a New Gang on the Corner," are nostalgic reminiscences of the golden days of barbershop.