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American Legion Post 61 Chicken Feed dates announced

American Legion Post 61 at 710 Pearl St. in Prescott just announced its 2018-19 Chicken Feed Schedule.

Dates for the remaining chicken feeds are as follows: March 23, April 6, April 27, and the final one for the season is May 4.

The feed is all you care to eat and take-out orders are available. Serving is from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the bar is open. American Legion Post 61 Chicken Feeds use cholesterol-free cooking oil. We are also looking for additional volunteers to be fry cooks. If you are interested please let us know at (715) 262-3281.


Pierce County VFW 9060 Bingo schedule released

ELLSWORTH – The Pierce County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9060, located at 154 S. Plum St. in Ellsworth, just released its Bingo schedule for 2018-2019 season.

Dates for Bingo are as follows: March 22; April 5 and 19 and May 3 and 10.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and early bird bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. with regular games at approximately 6:30 p.m. More information can be gotten by contacting Commander Roger Klegin (715) 262-5028 or going online at www.myvfw.org/wi/post9060.


Border Bingo at American Legion Post 61 schedule

The 2018-19 schedule for Border Bingo at the American Legion Post 61 on 710 Pearl St. in Prescott has been released. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and play begins at 1 p.m. Dates are as follows: March 23; April 6 and April 27 and May 4. Proceeds go to the Prescott Food Pantry.


Pierce County Public Health Department offers immunizations at two locations.

RIVER FALLS – A monthly immunization clinic is held in River Falls on the first Wednesday of every month (except on Pierce County Holidays).  Immunizations are available by appointment only, between the hours of 3:00-5:00pm. The clinic is located at 1234 South Wasson Lane, Suite A, River Falls, WI  54022, 715-425-8003.

Immunizations are also offered in Ellsworth on weekdays by appointment. The office is located at 412 W Kinne St, Ellsworth, WI 54011. Please call 715-273-6755 to schedule an appointment for either location.

Due to changes in the Vaccine For Children’s program, Pierce County Health Department can only vaccinate the following groups of children.  Children through 18 years of age who are: Medicaid eligible, uninsured, American Indian or Alaska Native or have insurance that does not cover vaccinations. Some adult vaccinations are available for a fee. If you have questions or want to make an appointment, please call the Health Department at 715-273-6755. For information on immunizations for children & adults please visit http://vaccineinformation.org/.


Hudson Heritage Quilters meet this Saturday, March 16

HUDSON – The Hudson Heritage Quilters will meet this Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The program for the meeting will have Lisa Hoff of Busted Needle demonstrate how to maintain your sewing machine

The meeting will be at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church located at 505 13th St. South i9n Hudson. Cost: free to members, $5.00 non-members.

For more information contact Kathy Widin at (651) 338-3651 or kdwidin@comcast.net.


Woolley Buggers to play River Falls Barn Dance on March 16

RIVER FALLS – A new River Falls string band, the Woolley Buggers, will play on Saturday, March 16 in the gym of the River Falls Academy (the former Meyer Middle School) at 439 West Maple Street in River Falls from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

The Woolley Buggers, fronted by bluegrass ace Chris Silver, have been playing together for the past year. Other members are Ari Silver, Jeremy Davis, and Ben Toppel. (The band’s name refers to a popular fly-fishing lure.)

No prior dancing experience is necessary. A skilled caller teaches steps to newcomers and more seasoned dancers alike. All dancing is social and singles are welcome. Children are especially encouraged to participate in the opening family-friendly segment from 7 to 8 p.m. The second part of the evening features somewhat more advanced dances. This is the final date in the 2018-19 barn dance season. As of this fall, the series will say good-bye to its venue of more than a dozen years as the Academy undergoes renovation. A new location for the dances will be announced later this year.

The barn dance series is volunteer-operated and jointly sponsored by River Falls Community Arts Base, River Falls Parks and Recreation, and Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital.. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for 12 and under. Inexpensive refreshments are available. Information at http://www.riverfallscab.org.


State Sen. Schachtner to host Written Off screening and panel discussion

RIVER FALLS – State Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) will host a free, public screening of Written Off, a documentary film about Matt Edwards’ battle with addiction at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls’ University Center, Riverview Ballroom – 2nd Floor on 410 S 3rd St. on Monday, March 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Following the screening, Sen. Schachtner and a panel including River Falls Police Chief Gordon Young, Pierce County Judge Joseph Boles, Pierce County District Attorney Sean Froelich, Pierce County Drug Court Coordinator Mary Kelly, and participants from the Pierce County Drug Court will facilitate a community discussion regarding addiction and mental health in western Wisconsin.

No RSVP is required. Individuals may contact Sen. Schachtner’s office by phone at (608) 266-7745 or by email Sen.Schachtner@legis.wi.gov for more information.


Meet Minnesota author Joe Hart at Bierstube in Hastings

HASTINGS, Minn. – Thriller fiction and mystery book lovers are invited to meet Minnesota Author Joe Hart at the Hastings Bierstube Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.  The author meet is free and will be held in the ‘New Addition’ area.  All readers are invited to join others before the event if they so choose to enjoy a meal or a beverage between 5-5:30 p.m.  The author meet is open to anyone, single or group, all are welcome to meet Hart.  Books will be available for purchase and signing from the author at the end of the event.

Joe Hart was born and raised in northern Minnesota, where he still resides today. He’s been writing horror and thriller fiction since he was nine years old. He is the author of eleven novels and numerous short stories, including the books ‘The River Is Dark’, ‘Lineage’, and The ‘Last Girl’.  Hart is well known in the Sci-Fi world of writing, his latest being, ‘Obscura’.  His novels include stand-alone novels, the Order of the Dominion trilogy, two novels featuring former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, novellas and short stories. When he’s not writing, Joe enjoys reading, working out, watching movies with his family, and spending time outdoors. For questions, please contact Fay Wallin at 651-437-8514.


Luther College Concert Band to perform in Maple Grove, Minn. March 23

DECORAH, Iowa— The Luther College Concert Band, one of the Midwest’s touring collegiate wind ensembles, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Highway, Maple Grove, Minnesota.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. A freewill offering will be taken.

The program includes “Paris Sketches” by Martin Ellerby, “La Procession Du Rocio” by Joaquin Turina, “Masque” by Kenneth Hesketh, “Rocky Point Holiday” by Ron Nelson, “Be Thou My Vision” by David Gillingham and “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

The Luther College Concert Band was formed in 1878, laying the foundation for what would become the college’s long-standing tradition of musical excellence. Directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Concert Band is now one of the oldest touring organizations in the nation and ranks among the country’s outstanding undergraduate college bands.


SCVCWRT to meet March 25 to discuss book from Rep. Urdahl

STILLWATER, Minn. – At the March 25 meeting of the St. Croix Valley Civil War Round Table (SCVCWRT), State Representative Dean Urdahl will discuss his novel The Remains of Glory, which follows two Minnesota soldiers and a Confederate officer from Tennessee during the final two years of the Civil War in the western theater.

A social period begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater, followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Representative Urdahl will speak at 7 p.m.

The talk is free and open to the public. The buffet is $23, and reservations must be made in advance by contacting Steve Anderson by phone at 715-386-1268 or by email at rossandhaines@comcast.net.


Public Invited to Free Front Entry Gardening Workshop on April 6

FOREST LAKE, Minn. – Best Face Forward: A Beginner’s Guide to a Beautiful Front Entry is offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., sponsored by UMN Extension Master Gardeners in Washington County.

Learn how to create an inviting front entry at a free gardening workshop on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 N Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Best Face Forward: A Beginner’s Guide to a Beautiful Front Entry is sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension Washington County, Minn. Master Gardeners.

The workshop will include presentations focused on entry gardens, educational displays and an opportunity to have gardening questions answered by local University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. Presentations will cover basic landscape design principles and tips on creating and maintaining beautiful container gardens.  A large container will be planted to demonstrate design and planting techniques, and a lucky attendee will take it home.

The workshop is tailored for new as well as experienced gardeners. Everyone is welcome. Pre-registration at 651-464-3556 will help us with our planning.

























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