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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. 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 9-Saturday, May 14 Spring Cleanup, 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 950 Benson St., River Falls. The annual spring cleanup for City of River Falls Municipal Utilities garbage and recycling customers is held at the City Public Works Garage. Residents bringing items for disposal are asked to present a form of identification and a copy of a recent RFMU bill. At the event, you don’t need to get out of your vehicles. Staff will transport your items to the dumpsters. Call Waste Management at 888-960-0008 for questions about what can be discarded.

Tuesday, 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. Thursday, May 12-Saturday, May 14 Vintage Farm Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The Barns of Lost Creek (W6124 County Road N, Beldenville). Three barns full of vintage, antique, farmhouse, industrial, chippy, artsy, craftsy things. Tood trucks, baked and canned good, local honey, maple syrup, eggs and meats, herbs, veggies and flower plants from Humble Pie Farm. 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. Movie Night, 8:30 p.m., Ellsworth Middle School football fields (312 Panther Drive). The movie shown will be “Encanto.” Admission is free and concessions will be for sale. Free will donations will be collected for Feed My Starving Children. Rain location is Ellsworth Elementary gym. 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.

71st annual Syttende Mai Festival, Woodville. Emmy-winning journalist, comedian and creator of the “Manitowoc Minute” will appear at Woodville’s Syttende Mai Festival at 5:20 p.m. at the main tent (206 S. Main St.). Celebrate Woodville’s 150th anniversary starting at noon with the parade, music in the park, coronation, and live music from Blue Moon Drive. Ongoing activities include a car show, carnival, food trucks and vendors and more. 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, May 19 Top Secret Project, 6-8 p.m., Ellsworth Middle School (312 Panther Drive). Ellsworth Community School District welcomes Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation who will help parents uncover mysteries in the lives of teens. Trained prevention specialists will guide parents through the model of a teen’s bedroom and show them how to identify items and cues that may signal alcohol or drug use or other behavioral health concerns. Free and no registration required. Questions? Contact Nancy Huntley at 715-273-3911 or [email protected] Saturday, May 21 Hmong Voices of the Confluence, 2 p.m., Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center (200 Monroe St., Prescott). Celebrate Hmong voices in the magical place where two great rivers meet. Featuring Hmong food, dancing, music and more. Registration requested but no required. Friday, June 3 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, along with wagon rides. Help raise money for Ellsworth education programs. 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. Saturday, June 18 Ellsworth Chalk Fest, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Broadway Street, Ellsworth. Join Brush Strokes Art Supply for the 2022 Chalk Fest as an artist or spectator. Artists will have from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to create their chalk works of art. Local judges will award a cash prize. Wednesday, July 6 Prescott American Legion Post 61 regular meeting, 7 p.m., 710 Pearl St. Thursday, July 7-Sunday, July 10 River Falls Days, “There’s No Place Like Home.” Grab your ruby slippers and start planning your parade float!

May 3, 2022