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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.
On March 27, Carol and I were cleaning up the landing area where logs harvested from our woods had been stockpiled. The ground was frozen and snow still covered the landscape. During a break from running the chainsaw, we were pleased to hear the rattling kkkkar-r-r-o-o-o calls of a pair of sandhill cranes. They were soaring in circles high in the sky. We thought they might be the advance scouts for the rest of their tribe. The primeval calls of returning sandhill cranes are a sure sign that spring is on the way.
Confused about what to fertilize, when, and with what? Not enough fertilizer, and your plants won't perform to their full potential. Too much fertilizer, and you could cause excessive foliage, damage the roots, or outright kill the plant! Fertilizing at the wrong time can do more harm than good for the health of the plant. Fertilizer can also be a major pollutant, especially as it relates to lakes, rivers and streams, so proper use is important for the protection of our environment.
Gallery 120, 120 N. Main St., will be featuring an "Honoring our Heritage" theme during the month of April featuring a variety of crafts and demonstrations. They will be hosting an opening of the gallery from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, where you can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Local artists will include Myrtle Lee, crewel; Audrey Halverson, Scandinvian knitting and hardunger; Phyllis Kinneman, wood carving; Judy Ritger, rosemaling; Jim Moenke, weaving; LaVerne Delorit, crocheting. For more information call Ila June Brown-Pratt, 715-9821-9411.