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Pleasant Pasture Animal Sanctuary, UW-River Falls and the River Falls Library have fantastic events to fill your weekend. 

Women’s Twilight Walk at the Animal Sanctuary

On September 24, enjoy light snacks and a glass of wine at Pleasant Pasture Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center’s Women’s Twilight Walk.

Take a one mile walk to practice being present in the moment and one with nature. Short mindfulness meditations and breathing exercises will be part of the evening. Wear comfortable shoes and casual dress.

A donation of $25 per person is requested. 

The Making of a Better Life panel discussion at the Library

Part one of the Making of a Better Life: Immigration, Migration and Refugeeism in the United States will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 in the lower level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel.

A reception will start at 6 p.m. followed by a screening of the documentary, ‘Los Lecheros,’ at 6:30 p.m. and discussion.

Panelists joining will be John Rosenow, Wisconsin dairy farmer, Roberto, Immigrant dairy farm employee with over 10 years experience and Mercedes Falk, Spanish/English Interpreter and Director of Puentes/Bridges.

Walk On's 20th Anniversary Fall Gala

Put on your best blue jeans and cowboy boots and get ready to party at Walk On Therapeutic Riding Programs, Inc. 20th anniversary Fall Gala on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Pheasant Hills Golf Club in Hammond, WI at 5 p.m.

“After skipping last year’s event due to COVID, we’re glad to be able to get together and celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Walk On Program Director Ken Giske. There will be a Bar B Que dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music by the Walk-On Saddle Tramps. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

Gala proceeds will benefit Walk On Therapeutic Riding Programs, Inc. For twenty years, Walk On has provided individualized horseback riding related to equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding instruction to children and adults with any physical, developmental, social and emotional disabilities.

If you are fully vaccinated, facial coverings are optional. The CDC advises individuals who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing a facial covering.

Rock the Block

With a mission to grow affordable housing in the River Falls community, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity, the and River Falls Housing Authority have partnered for Rock the Block -- and they need your help.

Sept. 22-26, Rock the Block will host volunteers to help rebuild and refresh RiverTown Homes, a low-income housing community in River Falls.

The addition of accessible playground equipment, park benches, picnic tables and sheds as well as the refreshing of landscaping and green spaces will be the main projects throughout the week.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and community picnic welcoming neighbors and volunteers is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Register online.

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival 

HUDSON -- Craving art this fall? Whether you want to collect it or make it, the Spirit of the St. Croix is the perfect, interactive art experience.

The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, invites you to channel your creative spirit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. 

No admission fee, pets, coolers, outside food and beverage or bikes.

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