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The River Falls Community Theatre will present Nibbles & Bits: A Night of One-Acts & Desserts Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the River Falls Golf Course, 1011 County Road M. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-show music and dessert starting at 6:45 p.m. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include coffee and dessert. Tickets available in advance at the Dish & Spoon Café, 208 N Main St.
Auditions for "Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time" will be held at the River Falls High School in the Doris Fuka Auditorium at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, and from 3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The show is jointly produced by the River Falls Community Theater and the River Falls High School. There are roles for 12-19 people -- five men, five women, the remaining will be either gender. One role specifically calls for a male, aged 50+. For more information contact director Gorden Hedahl at 715-426-6082. The play will be performed April 11-14 at the River Falls High School.
"October 27, 1940, Sunday -- Went to chapel all day as usual. Our big meeting next Sunday. Gwilym Rees will be preaching. "October 29, 1940, Tuesday -- Went to school. My feet fit easier into the shoes than they did yesterday, as I have corn remove on and I hope they will succeed. I am going to take them off Thursday night probably. Did a lot of homework. "November 3, 1940, Sunday -- Big meeting today. G. Rees gave three beautiful sermons.
The Wyman Series at UW-River Falls will present Carnaval Brasileiro (Brazilian Carnival) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in the University Center's Falcon's Nest. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature Brazilian music, food, dancing, and art, with performance by the ten-piece band, "Beira Mar Brasil," complete with horn section and hand percussion. Drumming Workshop Prior to the performance, a drumming workshop will be offered at 3 p.m. in the University Center's ballroom.
Among the many who volunteered at the Annual American Legion and Shrine Gun Show in New Richmond this past weekend were Rod Rommel, left, and Bob Kastens, right, who were busy selling tickets for a gun raffle. The three-day show was well attended.
On Sunday afternoon on Feb. 10, River Falls Church Choirs and the Community Choir will present the tenth annual "It Takes a Village" concert to benefit students and teachers of the school in Ganthier, Haiti. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, with a dessert reception following. Each choir will present two numbers with Peter Dulak, choir director at Ellsworth High School, leading the 100-plus voices in two final songs. Project director Curt Larson will give an update on the school project in Ganthier, Haiti.
The UWRF Physics Department begins its spring season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Objects to be seen in the telescopes include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars. The first stargazing (waxing crescent moon) session on Feb. 12, will include Physics Professor Eileen Korenic presenting "The Comets Are Coming!" at 8 p.m. in Room 271, Centennial Science Hall. The discussion precedes the 8:30 p.m.
Kiap-TU-Wish chapter member and Hudson resident Kent Johnson was recently awarded the Wisconsin Trout Unlimited "Jeffrey Carlson Volunteer Award" at the WITU state council banquet.
NEW RICHMOND -- With construction on the new First Lutheran Church site almost finished, FLC staff and volunteers have announced plans for a Feb. 8-10 moving sale. The sale will be held in the basement of the current church at 258 North Third Street. Among the many quality items listed for sale, shoppers will find pianos, sheet music, child care goods, tools, antiques, kitchen supplies, holiday decor and everyday knick knacks. Most items will be available for a free-will offering unless priced. Hours for the sale are noon-4 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.