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T.S. Elliot's poem, The Waste Land, starts, "April is the cruelest month...stirring dull roots with spring rain." Elliot borrowed that theme from the first line of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (translated from Old English), "When April with his showers sweet; The drought of March has pierced unto the root; And bathed every vein with such liquor; Of which virtue engendered is the flower." March and April around here have certainly been cruel this year. Our April showers haven't been sweet. Instead they were bouncing with sleet.
Two city residents have been defrauded by individuals contacting them by telephone claiming to represent a computer maintenance firm and offering to sell them a computer maintenance contract.
A window found shattered may have been how an intruder got inside St. Croix Lanes bowling alley before dawn Saturday, April 20. However, the culprit hasn't been caught yet. Officers were notified by an alarm company before 5 a.m. about a possible break in. They set up a perimeter to search the bowling alley and the outside area, including nearby woods. Footprints in the snow were tracked to the Kinnickinnic River.
The 86-voice Hudson High School Chamber Choir and The River City Chorale Youth Choir will present their spring concert, "We Sing with Joy!" at 7:30 p.m.
UW-River Falls Student Social Work Association (UWRFSSWA)is sponsoring a "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in support of ending sexual assault. "Walk a Mile" is an international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.
The school board and its superintendent advisory committee interviewed seven candidates for the job of school superintendent.
Heartstrings quilting group met and completed many quilts at a sew-in held April 13 at the Warren Town Hall (just outside Roberts). There were 20 participants - one came from California, and the rest from Cottage Grove, St. Paul, Stillwater, Rochester, Beldenville, Hudson, New Richmond, and Roberts. Approximately 20 quilts were completed, 10 tops assembled, and many blocks were pieced.
TC Bear, mascot of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, will be making an appearance at River Falls Family Fresh store at 303 S. Main Street, on Saturday, April 20, from 10-11 a.m. Everyone's invited to come meet T.C. (Twin Cities) Bear, who will be available to sign photos. He signed on as a free agent on April 3, 2000, to meet and greet Minnesota Twins fans.
The St. Croix Community Development Department has joined with YMCA Camp St. Croix to host the 9th Annual Earth Day event, "Soils: Dig It!" Sunday, April 21, from noon-4 pm at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson. A "tunnel" will entice kids to pretend they are earth worms squirming underground. The journey continues winding through "roots" and discovering underground animals. Other hands-on activities include getting dirty in the soil pit, building extravagant and excavating from the earth ancient trilobite "fossils" and treasure eggs.
At 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences presents "The Tragedy of Arthur," the story by Arthur Phillips about William Shakespeare's lost play on King Arthur. The author, Phillips, will be present. A brief scene from the play will be enacted, possibly by one or more actors named Arthur. Everyone is encouraged to come for the show and inquire. The site for this drama is The Sanford Syse ("Black Box") Theater at the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.