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A Wyman Series event will feature One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota's LGBTA choir, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on the UW-River Falls campus.
In order to build a much needed animal shelter St. Croix Animal Friends are hosting a Spring Gala on Saturday, March 29, at the Valley House, 1237 Highway 35, north of Hudson. Diana Neubarth, president of SCAF, encourages everyone to attend and enjoy the performance of Matt Dunn, comedian and magician, who promises to amaze the audience with his incredible sleight o fhand. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by a buffet, with a silent auction and raffle adding to the night's excitement.
All those interested are invited to attend a presentation on setting up a local free mental health clinic at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. This is one of a series of presentations on the topic.
The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra will host concerts at UW-River Falls on Friday, March 7, at noon, and Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. The concerts feature guest conductor Layton “Skip” James, from the St.
The reality of a modern world with all of its technological advances and convenience means there’s the potential for identity theft and that’s a problem to be addressed. Before people become victims of identity theft, Scott Merritt, CEO of Merritt and Associates and author of “Identity Theft Do’s and Don’ts,” has offered the following seven ways to guard against it: —Understand how and where it happens. Identity theft is like being robbed while away from home; most thefts occur in places where business is done every day.
UW-River Falls will host the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering’s Camp Badger Exploring Engineering July 6-12 on its campus. Students with an interest in math and science who will enter eighth grade in the fall are invited to apply by March 10. The weeklong summer camp provides an introduction to what engineers do. It is designed to interest young students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines (STEM).
”Pinkalicious the Musical” will be presented by the Old Gem Young Performers Ensemble at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond. Performance times are Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. and weekdays until March 20. The tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, is about Pinkalicious who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her family. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe.
Pets become members of families and, as such, they should be handled with care. A new criminal trend called “pet flipping” is gaining in popularity. The scandal involves people stealing or finding someone else’s pet and then selling the pet. According to the American Kennel Club, there was a 27.8 percent increase in the number of dog thefts between January and May of this year compared with last year.
Even in the dead of winter, the great outdoors beckons to those who have an adventurous spirit. Invariably, outdoors enthusiasts are going to want to get outside, especially considering the abundance of opportunities for activities this area offers. They’re willing to brave the weather and adverse conditions, but even while intent on having fun, shouldn’t forget about being safe. Certain popular winter destinations are atop ice.
Area health leaders have developed a plan to improve the health of Pierce County, but they still need more help. Throughout 2013, Pierce County Public Health and River Falls Area Hospital, part of Allina Health completed a health needs assessment for Pierce County. The process engaged a wide range of citizens to identify and prioritize local health needs. Physical activity and healthy foods were identified as the top priorities for Pierce County. When developing a three-year plan to address these priorities, the focus was kept on nat