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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.

Audacious Acapella, 7 p.m., Elmwood High School Wolf Den Gym. Audacious is an all-female group from UW-Eau Claire that strives to empower women through music. Tickets are $5 and concessions are available. Proceeds will help the Elmwood Music Department’s 2023 Orlando trip.

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.

Thursday, June 16 Cookout Conversations, 6-7:30 p.m., Hoffman Park Open Air Shelter (548 Hanson Drive). The City of River Falls Mayor Cookout Conversations are back! Grab a pop and hotdog (or veggie dog) and get to know your city councilmembers.

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.

Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25 Cheese Curd Festival, East End Park, Ellsworth. Free admission, free parking and free shuttles. Celebrate Ellsworth’s designation as the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin with multiple tastings, live music, food vendors, marketplace, classic car show, block party, cheese curd eating contest and more. Visit cheesecurdfestival.com for a full list of events.

Wednesday, July 6 Prescott American Legion Post 61 regular meeting, 7 p.m., 710 Pearl St.

May 24, 2022