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the Scene Calendar, March 26 - April 4

Thursday March 26

EHS Play

Ellsworth High School will present "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare on Thursday-Saturday, March 26, 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 273-3904.

Friday March 27

Bird Banding

The experts will band birds at Carpenter Nature Center, northwest of Prescott, on Friday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call ahead to 651-437-4359 to register. Donations of bird seed or suet will be appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

Tobacco Cessation Class

Sign up by Friday, March 27, for American Lung Association cessation courses N-O-T for teens and Freedom from Smoking for adults. The courses will be offered Tuesdays from April 7 to May 19 and Thursday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ellsworth High School. Mail $20 material cost to EHS, 323 Hillcrest St., Ellsworth 54011, Attn. Freedom/N-O-T. To register, phone 273-3911.

Saturday March 28

Bar-B-Que Chicken Feed

:Ellsworth Fire Association will hold their 27th Annual Bar-B-Que Chicken Feed on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eat in, carry out, free delivery or curb side service. To place orders, call 273-4653.

Making Maple Syrup

The staff of Carpenter Nature Center, northwest of Prescott, will join in making maple syrup on Saturday, March 28, from 1-3 p.m. Call 651-437-4359 to make a reservation. 

Sunday March 29

Pruning Apple Trees

Join the horticulturist at Carpenter Nature Center, northwest of Prescott, on Sunday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m. for a session on pruning apple trees. Learn what tools to use and participate in a pruning exercise in the orchard. Call 651-437-4359 to make a reservation. 

Pastors Host Encouragement

The Ellsworth Area Pastors' Association invites the public to the Ellsworth High School Cafetorium on Sunday, March 29, from 4-6 p.m. for cookies, coffee and punch, and time for encouragement for everyone in the community. There will also be a time for public prayers and blessings from 4-5 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Matt Anderson at 273-3678, Pastor Greg Fondell at 792-2397, Pastor Lauryl Stockness at 273-4617 or Pastor John Sutherland at 273-4570.

Upcoming Events

Dems Host Author

On Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the River Falls Public Library, the Pierce County Democratic Party will present Earth Day guest speaker Bill Christofferson, author of "The Man From Clear Lake; Earth Day Founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson."

Choir Concert at SV

The Adult Community Choir Concert, "Nothing Could Be Finer than the Swingin' 40's," featuring the Connie Johns Band and the choir will be presented Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at the Spring Valley Theater. For tickets, call Cindy at 778-5583.