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. Thirty-minute private consultations are available two hours before and after the session, but you must pre-register. Email [email protected] uwrf.edu 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 fnbrf.com or runsignup. com/FNBRF5K 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 hope4creationrf.org 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-year-old), 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! Horsedrawn 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.
Farewell Gathering for Pastor
Grace Baldridge, following Sunday service until 2 p.m., Ono Methodist Church (N3298 County Road CC, Maiden Rock). Share your goodbyes and happy memories.
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 ww w.prescottwi.com Spa Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spring Valley Public Library (E121 Second St.) Make your own bath bombs and stress balls. You will be pampered with a manicure and facial. Please register for the event. 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 rubyspantry.org 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. RF Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Bridget School (135 E. Division St., River Falls). All proceeds benefit the community.
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. Second Annual Mother’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plum City Hardware (407 Main St., Plum City). Paint a pot and plant a flower. All kids and parents welcome. Pots, paints and flowers provided by Plum City Hardware. Free food provided by JM Watkins Meats, cooked and served by Pit Master Jim Koelsch. Free local caricature artist Nelson Brown from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival will draw his famous portraits.
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. Euchre Tournament, noon, River Falls American Legion (701 N. Main St., River Falls). Reserve your spot at www.americanlegionpost121. org Cost is $25 per person. Cash payouts, lunch, raffles and prizes. All proceeds will support the River Falls baseball team. Lunch at noon, tournament at 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 Car Show, Craft & Swap Meet, Gates open at 8 a.m., awards at 2 p.m. Join the Red Cedar Classic Auto Club for the 41st annual event, Dunn County Rec Park (620 17th St. S.E., Menomonie). Free parking and admission. Showing antique and classic cars, custom cars, rods, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, Studebaker Drivers Club, etc. Call Jeff Beguhn at 715-505-3182 or Ken Drinkman at 715-505-3257 for more information. Friday, June 5 Taste of Tuscany, 4:30 p.m., Vino in the Valley (W3826 450th Ave., Maiden Rock). Join the Ellsworth Community School District Foundation for its annual fundraising event, featuring wine tasting, live music, silent auction and dinner in the pavilion.
Saturday, June 4 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 rubyspantry.org Prescott American Legion Post 61 Chicken Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 710 Pearl St. All you can eat inside; takeout available Wednesday, June 1 Prescott American Legion Post 61 regular meeting, 7 p.m., 710 Pearl St.