On Wednesday, March 20 the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble 1 will share a concert with the Minnesota Youth Jazz Band and guest artist Lauren Sevian at 7 p.m. in the Doris Fuka Auditorium at River Falls High School. The event is free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars! giveBIG – Day of Giving is coming! giveBIG Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser for non-profits serving the St. Croix Valley. If you are a non-profit interested in registering, the deadline has been extended to March 20, 2019. Visit: www.givebigscv.org to register.
Findings from the Alzheimer's Association 2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released March 5 show that, despite a strong belief among seniors and primary care physicians that brief cognitive assessments are important, only half of seniors are being assessed for thinking and memory issues, and much fewer receive routine assessments.
BALDWIN — The St. Croix County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) will meet to review data and form preliminary 2019 antlerless quota, permit and season structure recommendations at 7 p.m. March 12 at DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St. in Baldwin. While this is a working meeting of the council, the public is encouraged to attend and will have a formal opportunity to provide insight during the public comment period of the meeting. CDACs are part of an effort to provide more public input on deer management issues and give
Acclaimed organist Walter Strony will celebrate 45 years of performing with a program featuring "something old — something new" on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Strony is one of America's premier concert organists. He made his public debut in 1974 at the age of 18 and has since established himself as one of few organists equally at home playing both theater and classical organ. Strony has performed hundreds of concerts from coast to coast in the United States as well as in Japan, Australia, England and Canada. In addition, he has performed at many conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) and the American Guild of Organists. He is the only living organist to have been twice voted Organist of the Year by the ATOS, in 1991 and 1993. In 2011, he was inducted into the ATOS Hall of Fame. He has performed with the Calgary Symphony, Allentown Symphony, El Paso Symphony and Symphony Silicon Valley. Tickets are $24 for adults and $17 for students of any age.
Whether you bake, sew, build, grow or train, entering an exhibit at a county fair is an exciting process and open to all. The St. Croix County Fair offers 17 different open class departments for entries including classes ranging from Antiques and Cats to Rabbits and Woodworking.
The Somerset High School cheer team competed at the WACPC state cheer championships over the weekend. This is the second year the team has attended the state competition. On Friday, the team competed in the preliminary round against 17 other teams from around the state. The top nine teams, including Somerset, advanced through to the state finals, which were held Saturday. After its best performance of the season, the Somerset team finished in fifth place, just 3.9 points behind first place. Of the 11 members of the Somerset team, eight are new to the team this year.
The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association will host Garden U on Saturday, March 16 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson. On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The $40 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts. Join SCVMGA and area gardeners for the "Prairies, Berries, and Trees" gardening education seminar. Lunch is included, as well as door prizes and the "Garden Marketplace" vendor fair to browse all things garden-related.
The New Richmond / St. Croix County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Memorial Post 10818 recently attended the VFW Department of Wisconsin Mid-Winter Conference and Red Carpet Awards Banquet Feb. 1-2 at the Ho-Chunk Hotel & Conference Center in Baraboo and brought home top honors.
Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Jr.," with words and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald, based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as well as Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.