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FORWARD, the River Falls Public School Foundation, will sponsor a Colleen Raye holiday concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the River Falls High School Auditorium. The concert will feature holiday songs from the 50s and 60s. A silent auction will held and beverages and baked goods will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Dish and Spoon Café, Dick's Fresh Market and at the door.
The UW-River Falls Radd Jazz Series will present the second annual Swing Dance at the historic Union Depot in downtown St. Paul on Friday, Dec. 7. The event, open to the public, will feature holiday jazz and swing selections performed by the UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble directed by Professor David Milne. Complimentary swing dance lessons will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner and dance to follow. Tickets are available at the information desk in the University Center at UWRF. Tickets include a dinner and dessert buffet as well as optional bus transportation.
"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play", written by Joe Landry, based on the 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life will be presented at Spring Valley Stagehands Theatre. Production director is Ellen Rominski, who is also acting in the show, along with Mary Anderson, Gary Lukes, Greg Schmitt, and Duane Kuesel. These five local actors portray many different characters as they interpret this holiday classic staged as a 1940's radio show, complete with sound effects and character voices. "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" will be presented at the Spring Valley Stagehands Theater, S234 McK
When I was a kid one of the biggest deals of the year was when the Al G. Kelly and Miller Brothers Circus came to town. It was a mid-sized circus, nothing like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, which always stopped in Eau Claire.
The Kinnickinnic Kids Special Olympics team are finishing up another successful bowling season. The bowling team consists of 20 athletes from River Falls, Hudson, New Richmond and surrounding areas. This year 15 athletes attended the regional tournament in Eau Claire; eight qualified for the sectional tournament also in Eau Claire and four are moving on to the State tournament being held on Saturday, 12/1 in Weston. The team practices at St.
The University of Minnesota Press's Fesler-Lampert Heritage Book Series is a rare and wonderful bird indeed. It describes its mission as attempting "to republish significant out-of-print books that contribute to our understanding and appreciation of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest." Over the years I've enjoyed many of these reprints of books I missed in years past thanks to the generous assistance of the John K.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, the UW-River Falls Athletic Department will host a Teddy Bear Roundup at four home events. Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears to donate at each event. All teddy bears and will go to the River Falls Area Hospital (RFAH) emergency room and birth center. The day begins with the women's hockey team hosting UW-Stevens Point at 2:05 p.m. Next the Falcon men's basketball team opens WIAC play hosting UW-Platteville at 3 p.m. The women's basketball team will also open WIAC play against UW-Platteville at 5 p.m.
Rick Goerdt of Roberts has opened Skyline Heating, operated out of his home. He has sold, installed and serviced heating and air conditioning units in western Wisconsin for over 35 years. To reach Rick call 715-410-4128 or email Rick Goerdt
Melanie Viney of River Falls is one of two national finalists for "employee of the year" award by McGladrey. She is director of administrative services for the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area at McGladrey which is an Assurance, Tax and Consulting firm.
The dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dale Gallenberg, has been chosen as president-elect of the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources. Gallenberg, who has served as an at-large member of the AASCARR's board since 2009, will assume the group's top position in the fall of 2013. He has spent the past several years interacting with other officers and directors to help advance the organization, its members and their activities.