Thursday, Nov. 25 Gobbler’s Gallop 5K/1K Family Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Pierce County Food Shelf, sponsored by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Youth Group, will be held at 8 a.m. starting at Nilssen’s parking lot (157 E. Main St., Ellsworth). The cost is $20 per person/$50 per family. Go to www.spuccellsworth.org or email Linette Greske at [email protected] Prescott Plunge, 10:30 a.m., Lake Street beach. Join residents and run into the St. Croix River at 10:30 a.m. to raise money for Freedom Park. This annual event raises money each year for a community group.
River Falls Community Dinner to-go, a non-denominational event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. St. Bridget Catholic Church invites you to pick up a Thanksgiving dinner. We also deliver for those unable to drive up. Free or free will offering. Please place your orders by Nov. 22 on the St. Bridget website or get paper forms from local churches, office or food pantry.
Sheep Dog Heroes Turkey Trot 5K walk/run, starts at 8 a.m. at Rush River Brewery in River Falls. Route will be marked; 100% of proceeds will go to the team. Prize giveaways, food by Mindful Fork.
Friday, Nov. 26 River Dazzle, 1-7 p.m. downtown River Falls. The 24th annual event, hosted by RF Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, features the annual child crawl (1-5:30 p.m.); River Dazzle Parade (6:30 p.m.); photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Riverwalk Mercantile (1-5 p.m.); sweet treats at Veterans Park, Shop Local BINGO begins, Holiday Raffle (at Chamber office).
Plum City 2021 Memorial Lighting, 6:30 p.m., Spring Pond Park (downtown). Enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider, drawings for Plum City Dollars, kids drawings for gifts from Santa, reading of names on Memorial Light tree.
Saturday, Nov. 27 Small Business Saturday: Prescott’s second annual Small Business Saturday Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., parking lot of No Name Saloon (114 Broad St.) Local crafts and vendors, children’s activities, live music, visit from Santa.
Holiday Craft & Vendor Marketplace, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Bluffs (N1833 785th St., Hager City). Shop a variety of handmade sellers and your favorite small businesses.
Small Business Saturday Vendor Event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., East End Gifts (273 N. Morse St., Ellsworth). Small businesses and crafters featuring holiday gifts.
Sunday, Nov. 28 RF Entering Advent: A Candlelight River Walk: The time of Advent is a Christian tradition rooted in the earth and its seasons. Together let us explore how the dark of winter is not an end but the way a new beginning comes. Hope for Creation invites you to “Entering Advent: A Candlelight River Walk.” Gather by the Kinnickinnic River to walk, reflect and set our hearts to greet Advent at 6:30 p.m. Start at Veterans Park on Main Street in downtown River Falls. Please bring a candle or flashlight. All are welcome.
Wednesday, Dec. 1 Ellsworth Community School District – Child Development Screening (ages 3, 4 and 5 years old): Times for the screening are between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about your child’s development in speech/language, gross motor, fine motor and play skills. During the screening your child will participate in a playgroup where social, communication, motor and early learning skills will be observed. In addition, your child’s vision and hearing will be screened. Appointments are required. For an appointment or if you have questions, call Tina Hallock at 715-273-3912.
Friday, Dec. 3 Inaugural Christmas Extravaganza, Comforts of Home (2354 Aurora Circle, River Falls). Photos with Santa at 4:30 p.m., tree lighting at 6 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, raffles and horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Saturday, Dec. 4 Ashley Hinrichs Benefit, 1-5 p.m., Molly’s On Main (515 Main St., Plum City). Hinrichs was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 2a. Funds raised will go toward travel costs for treatment, etc. You can donate at www.gofundme.com/ashleyhinrichs- benefit.
God Jul: A Swedish Christmas, Stockholm holiday celebration. Visit with Stockholm’s Jultomte, Mini Jultomte and Santa Lucia, who will ride through the village in a horse-drawn wagon. Gifts, hot drinks and holiday food throughout the day.
Thursday, Dec. 9 Winter Open House 12-7:30 p.m. at River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Live music, refreshments, crafts, RFHS
Costumed Carolers and Winsome Hollow String Band, henna art, face painting, games with Fox Den Books and live reindeer.
Saturday, Dec. 11 Milk & Cookies with Santa on the Farm, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ti-Shi Dairy Inc./Colbenson Family Farm (N6182 290th St., Elmwood). Visit a dairy farm at this festive drive-thru event. Each car will receive free cookies, mike and cheese, along with an educational goodie bag for kids. Sponsored by the Pierce County Dairy Promotion Committee.
Monday, Dec. 13 Plum City Middle/High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Plum City MS/HS gym (907 Main St.)
Thursday, Dec. 16 Plum City Elementary Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 Elmwood 7-12 Winter Band/Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Elmwood High School Wolf Den Gym (213 Scott St. S.)
Tuesday, Dec. 21 Elmwood K-6 Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m., Elmwood High School Wolf Den Gym (213 Scott St. S.)
Thursday, Dec. 23 Elmwood Community Blood Drive, 12-6 p.m., Village Auditorium (323 W. Winter Ave.) Each donor will receive a red
long- long sleeved American Red Cross T shirt.