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ArtsMinded column: St. John's Bible exhibit is a 'must-see'

It's a fine time in River Falls. Although we still need to be careful not to slip, the polar vortex has

moved east and despite some days without school (those lovely "snow days" the kids long for),

the Arctic chill has subsided. Most days from our house, we can see the very skilled young crossing guards and the younger children being escorted to school at Greenwood Elementary.

River Falls still presents many events for adults:

Foremost, because it happens only once a year, the RF Community Theatre One Acts. Many

of you remember the side-splitting humor of "The Best (Worst) Christmas Pageant Ever." These are at least equally as humorous, except they are directed to adults. We attended the local One Acts many times and have never been disappointed.

Entitled "LOVE-ISH," this year's selections are presented at Junior's as a dinner theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m on Feb. 15,16, 22, 23. If you plan to have dinner, better make reservations because these events are popular.

A sample of titles of this year's one-acts (titles clue us in to the humor to expect!) are,

on Saturday, Sal Silver "Prototype"; Mike Moseman "Cervile Bird"; David Moseman "Jewelry";

Sal d'Agostino "Tune Up."

River Falls Public Library Gallery: Closing reception of the Saint John's Bible Exhibit 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. If you haven't seen that exhibit, do it now! There's still time. The Saint John's Bible is internationally known—a facsimile resides in the Crypt of St. Martin's-in —the-Field on Trafalgar Square in London.

Barn Dance: We still have two more barn dances this year. The most recent one was better than fine! Large crowd of all ages enjoyed great music including an autoharp; a helpful caller and plenty of help for those of us who were "hosting." The next dance is Feb. 16 with the Rush River Ramblers.

ART's House: Second Saturday Opening (Feb. 10): Artist Demonstrations, refreshments, music, general merriment, original art to buy if you're of a mind demonstrations by artists 1-3 p.m.

• Denise Museman: Japanese Braiding: Kuminhimo

• Mike Museman: bird carving (he doesn't carve roast turkeys but recognizable birds out of wood).

Frances Kohler Coffee Concerts at the University, Feb. 8 (always at noon, always in the Abbott Concert Hall in Fine Arts Building.

Don't miss the Juried Student Exhibition in the Gallery, Kleinpell Fine Arts, Feb. 13 — March 11.