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Wednesday, May 18

Mural Reveal Party, 6 p.m., Spring Valley Public Library (E121 Second St.) Recognizing art students Destineay Dow, Ella Martin, John Reusch, and Coy Stasiek. Coffee, cookies and punch will be served.

Thursday, May 19

Annual MBA of Ellsworth Party, 4-7 p.m. at Musty Barnhart (167 W. Main St., Ellsworth). Music by Brent and Sheena, food truck from Fiesta Mexicana, games to earn donations for Basics for Local Kids, and more! All are welcome!

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] SCV Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., First National Bank of River Falls (104 E. Locust St.) meeting room. Forensic genealogist Charles McGee will speak about the Polk County (Oregon) Jane Doe cold case that he helped solve using DNA. On Sept. 1, 1996, the partial remains of a Jane Doe were found by hunters near an old logging road 20 miles west of Salem, Ore. New advances in DNA analysis and genetic genealogy helped solve the case and bring the killer to justice. The SCVGS annual meeting will be held prior to the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public and via Zoom. Contact [email protected] for a link. Community Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Summit Park (101 E. Summit Ave., Ellsworth). Let’s gather together to share our love of books, conversation, and community. Books available for checkout at the library. This month’s selection is “Threshing of Straw” by local author, Kim Catron. The author will join us to discuss her book. Rain location lower level of the library (312 W. Main St.) Thursday, May 19 Sunrise Coffee Open House, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunrise Coffee (W6442 State Road 35, Bay City). Ellsworth Chamber ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. First 50 people get a free shirt. Appreciation gifts, trivia giveaways and more!

Friday, May 20 -Wednesday, May 25 Magee Park Plant Survey, hosted by Coulee River Trails. Help conduct an inventory of the species that are found in Prescott’s Magee Park. Plant species and beetle species are the current focus. This helps identify which species will be the most impacted by the construction/use of trails. Species of interest include endangered species, poisonous species and invasive species. To register, find the event page on Facebook. 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. Euchre Tournament, noon at River Falls American Legion (701 N. Main St.) Cost is $25 per person. Cash payouts, lunch, raffles and prizes. All proceeds support the RF Legion baseball team. Registration and lunch starts at noon, tournament at 1 p.m. Visit www.americanlegionpost121. org to reserve your spot. Maiden Rock Legion Steak Feed, Maiden Rock American Legion Post 158 (W2770 20th Ave., Maiden Rock). Bar opens at 3 p.m., serving hours 4-7:30 p.m. Steaks made to order. Dinner is $15. Visit maidenrocklegionpost158. org for more information.

Sunday, May 22 Free Cemetery Planter Class, 2 p.m., BoJon’s Flowers & Gifts (222 N. Main St., River Falls). O’Connell Family Funeral Homes and BoJon’s are sponsoring a free planter class. They will provide soil, planter, foliage and a small flag. The florist has fun add-ins for purchase. Call or email to RSVP: 715-273-4421 or [email protected] Wednesday, May 25 Author Visit, 10-11:30 a.m., Spring Valley Public Library (E121 S. Second St.) Meet author Melanie Heuiser Hill, author of “Around The Table That Grandad Built.” Book signing and reading. Register at the library (10 family limit). Sponsored by Family Resource Center of the St. Croix Valley.

Thursday, May 26 & Friday, May 27 Eastern Star Brat Stand Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days, Nilssen’s Foods (157 E.

Main St., Ellsworth).

Wednesday, June 1 Prescott American Legion Post 61 regular meeting, 7 p.m., 710 Pearl St. 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.

Throwback Thursday Outdoor Movie Night, 9 p.m., Spring Valley Public Library (E121 Second St.) Showing “The Sandlot.” Friday, June 3- Sunday, June 5 Fresh Art Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Self-guided tour of home galleries in Pepin, southern Pierce and northwestern Buffalo counties. Visit freshart.org for tour map, driving directions and event updates. Saturday, June 4 Summer Reading Kickoff Party, 10 a.m. to noon, Eau Galle Recreation Area (W501 Eau Galle Dam Road, Spring Valley). Register for summer reading with the Spring Valley Public Library. Free park admission, events at beach and east shelter. Enjoy parachute game, ice cream sandwiches, Bobber the Water Safety mascot, bury the library director in sand, sand castle contest and more. 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 Car Show & Rally, 12-4 p.m., downtown Spring Valley. Dash plaques for first 100 participants. Thursday, June 9-Sunday, June 12 Baldwin Windmill Days Community Celebration, featuring festival food, live music, grand parade, community dinners, kickball tournament, water wars, an escape room, kids’ activities and more. Visit windmilldays. com for a full schedule.

Thursday, June 9 & Friday, June 10 Eastern Star Brat Stand Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days, Nilssen’s Foods (157 E. Main St., Ellsworth).

Saturday, June 11 Showdown in Curdtown Tractor & Truck Pull, 6:30 p.m., Pierce County Fairgrounds (364 N. Maple St., Ellsworth). Grandstand and bleacher seating. Food and beverages sold onsite. Visit showdownincurdtown. com to buy advance

tickets.

Friday, June 17 Community Safety Day, 4-7 p.m., Sabin Avenue, Spring Valley (near Village Hall). Sponsored by Spring Valley Emergency Services. Free family event featuring smoke house, bike safety, touch-a-truck, first aid make and take, and much more. Call 715-778-4452 with questions. 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. Pierce County Dairy Breakfast, 7-11:30 a.m., UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm (129 S. Glover Road, River Falls). Dad’s Belgian waffles, Culver’s custard, Ellsworth Creamery cheese curds, sausage, and beverages served. Fun for the whole family! Sponsored by Pierce County Dairy Promotion Committee, Pierce County Farm Bureau and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Adults are $8, kids 5-11 are $5. Seventh Annual Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Ride, No Name Saloon & Monkey Bar (114 Broad St., Prescott). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., kickstands up at 11 a.m. A 100-mile ride that ends at the Gas Lite. Raffles, camping and live music by Coconut Tiger.

May 17, 2022