RiseUp Western Wisconsin, a local political action group, will host campaign finance expert and gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in the River Falls Public Library lower level community room.
St. Croix Co. Farmers Union will grant two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, or technical college. All majors will be considered. The applicant or his/her parent must be a current St. Croix County Farmers Union member. A four-year membership is $100.
Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos is coming to Kilkarney Hills in River Falls Feb. 24 for a benefit show for the River Falls Forward Foundation. What is Piano Fondue? Well buckle up, because it's one heck of a ride. This high-energy show starts with two baby grand pianos. That's it. Just two pianos and their two rocking entertainers. If you think that sounds strange, you're right, it's pretty unique. Now listen up, because this is the kicker. These folks can play anything. You hear me? Anything!
Motivational speaker, Miss Wheelchair USA 2012 and Ellsworth High School alumna Tasha Schuh will host a book signing event 5:45-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 in the EHS lobby, coinciding with the JV and varsity boys basketball games. Her second book, “My Next Move Forward,” will be showcased. With belief in herself, Schuh took a leap of faith that led her to meeting her soulmate, Doug Michaels.
The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association will host Garden U on Saturday, March 17 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson. On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. A $40 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts. Pre-registration can be done by mailing a check payable to SCVMGA to Barrette-SCVMGA at 1358 County Rd V, Houlton, WI, 54082. Questions can be directed to 715-549- 6438 or stcroixvlymga//scvmga.weebly.com for more information.
On Jan. 30, Moody's Investors Service assigned its Aa1 rating to St. Croix County's $27 million General Obligation Highway Maintenance Facility Bonds. The Aa1 rating is the second-highest offered by the bond rating agency. Bond buyers use the rating as a measure of creditworthiness when considering the purchase of bonds as an investment.
Editor's note: This column is written by River Falls Public Library Director Nancy Miller. Author Paul Schaeffer will be reading from and signing copies of his new book, "Riding Shotgun" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The novel focuses on 80-year-old Mary, who is desperate for adventure and a last chance to see her sister, so she decides to hit the road for the cross-country adventure of a lifetime in her late husband's beloved Lincoln Town Car. While the car's a tank, it can't entirely protect an elderly woman traveling alone. A shot of inspiration
'Guys on Ice' performance added "Guys on Ice," an ice fishing musical comedy, will be performed Jan. 12-28, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis. The best availability is for the third weekend, where a performance has been added on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Mahmood Lahroodi, the Mechanical Design instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College's River Falls campus, likes his small team. The students worked together to design and construct a four-bar mechanism that turned rotary motion into linear motion driven by an electric motor in their major project for the first semester of the program, which started last August.
The River Falls Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls this winter. As part of the Year of South Korea at the UWRF, the River Falls Public Library Gallery (140 Union Street, Lower Level) will host an exhibit of Korean pottery in a special international exhibition, Meet the Beauty of Korean Pottery in River Falls, from Dec. 29 through Jan. 20.