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Posted 4/19/22

Thursday, April 21 Mental Impacts of our Changing Climate, 6 p.m., River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Featuring Dr. Christie Manning, Director of Sustainability and faculty in the department …

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Thursday, April 21 Mental ….


Thursday, April 21

Mental Impacts of our Changing

Climate, 6 p.m., River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Featuring Dr. Christie Manning, Director of Sustainability and faculty in the department of environmental studies at Macalester College. In-person attendance limited to 50 people. RSVP at to reserve your spot or stream live through the River Falls Public Library’s Facebook and

Youtube channel.

Friday, April 22

Mock Accident, 12:30 p.m., Plum City High School parking lot. For Grades 8-12; the public is welcome to attend. Plum City Science Fair, 1:30-3 p.m., Plum City Elementary gym. A variety of projects will be on display from the fifth-grade students. Community Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church (S520 Church Ave., Spring Valley). 2022 Demo Shoot, 8 p.m., Gas Lite Bar & Grill (W8945 Highway 10, Ellsworth). Victory Fireworks demo night, rain or shine. Forest Cleanup, 10 a.m. at RF Community Forest, with Kinnickinnic River Land Trust. Location to be determined. Visit for more information.

Earth Day Cleanup, 2-5 p.m., Grow To Share at Hoffman Park, River Falls. Help with clean-up activities, then head to Veterans Park for beverages, art and poetry, a kick-off to Earth Fest on April 24. Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23 100 Miles of Little Town Thrift Sales. Ten towns of city-wide thrift sales along Highway 10: Ellsworth, Plum City, Arkansaw, Durand, Monvodi, Eleva, Strum, Osseio, Fairchild and Neillsville. Find them on Facebook to register your sale and download a map of sales.

Friday, April 22-Sunday, April 24 River Falls Bluegrass, Bourbon & Brews. Live music, tastings and more. Visit for full lineup, schedule and to purchase tickets. Saturday, April 23 Electronics Recycling, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 950 Benson St., River Falls. Free recycling available to RF Municipal Utilities customers. St. Francis Gala, 4 p.m., St. Francis School (244 W. Woodworth St., Ellsworth). Join St. Francis for its “Ein Prosit!” Oktoberfest-themed gala and break out your lederhosen and dirndls. Das Bierzelt will open at 4 p.m. for live German music, a biergarten and pretzel bar. Try your luck at raffles, partake in a game of hammer- schlagen and place bids in the silent auction, class projects, fund-aneed and premier auction. A German buffet will be served 6-8 p.m. Fourth Annual Fairy Wonderland Trivia Night, The Old Ptacek’s Event Center (1449 Orrin Road, Prescott). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for food, drinks and silent auction. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. with teams of up to eight people. Teams/table of eight is $300 (no individual tickets sold this year). All proceeds go to the Fairy Wonderland Park project to be built in Prescott. Construction should start in the fall. Visit www.fairywonderlandpark. org Sunday, April 24 Earth Fest, 2-5 p.m., Glen Park in River Falls. Join Hope for Creation for a free event celebrating the past, current and future sustainability efforts going on to inspire climate action. Live music (The Barley Jacks, RFHS instrumental, Chris Silver, UWRF Pep Band), food (try local and sustainable options), activities (tree planting, electric vehicles, upcycling, mini golf, live animals and more), Sustainability Fair (advocacy, exhibits, pledge booth), well water testing (bring a sample) and clothing swap (bring items to trade). Limited parking at Glen Park; a trolley will bring visitors from RFHS to Glen Park. If you walk, skateboard, carpool or bike to the event, you’ll get a free LED light bulb.

Monday, April 25 Get to Know E3, 5:30 p.m., E-Town Collaborative (259 N. Broadway St., Ellsworth). Learn more about E3 and who they are, what they do and the current and past projects and initiatives they are part of. Ask questions and learn how the group is working to Envision, Empower and Engage Ellsworth. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 28 SBDC Event: Legal issues for food & beverage industry, noon to 1 p.m., St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls. Topics include entity formation for food and beverage companies, food law regulations and compliance, intellectual property (brand and recipe protection). Followed by a Q& A with UW-Madison Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Thirtyminute private consultations are available two hours before and after the session, but you must pre-register. Email [email protected] for more information.

Taste of River Falls, 4-8 p.m., Belle Vinez Winery (W10289 875th Ave., River Falls). Support local businesses and sample beer, wine and spirits from all five wineries and breweries, eat food from local eateries, listen to live music from Tommy Bentz and Zeb Sears, visit with local non-profits and enjoy games and fun activities. Friday, April 29 Plum City American Legion Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m. Plum City American Legion Hall. Indoor dining, carryout and curbside available. Fried and baked fish, oven-fried chicken, baked beans, au gratin potatoes, potato salad, coleslaw, French fries, onion rings, and buns. Youth and senior discounts. For more information, call Susan Sanders at 715-647-2588 and leave message. On fish fry dates, call her cell at 715-448-0411. Baldwin Smelt Fry, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Baldwin American Legion (410 Maple St., Baldwin). All you care to eat smelt, beans, coleslaw, chips, bread, water, milk and coffee. Free will donations accepted. Proceeds will go to the Baldwin Station Equipment Fund. Saturday, April 30 FNBRF 5K Run, Walk, Roll Family Event, 5K starts at 8 a.m., kids fun run at 9:15 a.m., First National Bank of River Falls parking lot (104 E. Locust St., River Falls). Early registration is $20; after April 15 it’s $25. Kids 12 and under are free. Go to or All proceeds will be used to purchase tennis shoes for children in need. Your Pet Will Hurt the Environment … If You Let It, River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Listen to the Ecological Restoration Institute at UW-River Falls and guests speak on pet effects on the environment. Informational gathering begins at 10 a.m., followed by the speaker at 11 a.m. Visit for more information.

Tattersall Tree Giveaway, 12-4 p.m., Tattersall Distilling (1777 Paulson Road, River Falls). To celebrate Arbor Day, get a free tree! In partnership with the Wisconsin DNR and the White Oak Initiative, Tattersall is giving away 1,000 trees to distillery guests, including Jack Pine (2-yearold), Red Pine (2-year-old), Black Spruce (2-year-old), Red Oak (2-year-old) and Black Walnuts (seedlings). No purchase necessary. Steak Feed & Fundraiser, Plum City Fire Hall (309 Maple Ave. E., Plum City). Proceeds to benefit Plum City/Union Fire Department. Meal is served 4-8 p.m., dance featuring Midnight Special is 7-11 p.m, raffle drawing is at 9 p.m. First prize is a Pit Boss 1150 Navigator with pellet grilling set; plus cash prizes and only 2,500 tickets sold. Paddle wheel raffle and silent auction. Sunday, May 1 Spring Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Butternut Park (101 W. May Ave., Elmwood). Join the Elmwood Area Community Club for its inaugural event! Horse-drawn wagon rides through town, bubble station, make a pine cone bird feeder, plant garden seeds, enjoy outdoor games, all free! Craft/raffle items will be for sale $1 each or six for $5. BBQ sandwiches, potato chips, beans, pickles and bars available for a free-will donation. All proceeds will go to purchasing more picnic tables. Wednesday, May 4 Prescott American Legion Post 61 regular meeting, 7 p.m., 710 Pearl St. Saturday, May 7 Prescott/Hastings Bike Tour, 8 a.m. Get outdoors this spring and enjoy two river towns at the confluence of the Mississippi and St.Croix Rivers. Take a ride on the Point Douglas Trail between Hastings on the Minnesota side and its neighbor across the river, Prescott, WI. More info at www.visithastingsmn. org or www.prescottwi.c om Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry, 10-11:30 a.m., Bethel Covenant Church (W8405 County Road KK, Ellsworth). Held the first Saturday of each month in a new location. You will receive an abundance of grocery items for a $22 cash donation. Everyone who eats qualifies – no income or residency requirements. Drive-thru distribution; shares loaded into the back of the vehicle. For more information, call 651-674-0009 or visit School Forest Tour, 10 a.m. to noon, River Falls School Forest parking lot (by dog park), County Road FF, River Falls. Learn about early blooming flowers, invasive weeds and other plants and animals along the Kinnickinnic River. Bring hiking attire and a water bottle. If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, stick around to pull out garlic mustard. Sponsored by Hope for Creation. Prescott American Legion Post 61 Chicken Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 710 Pearl St. All you can eat inside; takeout available. Ellsworth FFA Cookout/Greenhouse Opening, 12-7 p.m., Ellsworth High School greenhouse and lawn (323 Hillcrest St.) Meals are $5. Menu includes cheeseburgers, brats, hotdogs, salad, chips, baked beans, cookies and cupcakes. Carryout is available; tables onsite for those who wish to eat there.

Monday, May 10 Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put Presentation, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elmwood Auditorium (323 W. Winter Ave., Elmwood). SVSSP is expanding its services to Elmwood. Join SVSSP for a presentation on services it provides, such as non-medical volunteer services to help seniors and adults with disabilities maintain their independence; the opportunity to become a volunteer in the rural tradition of “neighbors helping neighbors;” all at no charge (donations accepted). A light luncheon will be served. RSVPs are appreciated at 715-778-5800. Saturday, May 14 EHS Dance Team Meat Raffle, 3 p.m., Sabe’s Loft (W6390 State Highway 35, Bay City). Victory Fireworks will donate fireworks with each meat package. The dance team is a fully self-funded team without an athletic budget from the school. Fundraising efforts offset costs for dance families for uniforms, costumes, competition fees and more.