Dunn County Datebook-Upcoming events

Irvington Booster Club and National Mutual Benefit #927 Easter Egg Hunt: 1 p.m. at Trailside Bar on County Road D, Irvington. Ages 1-11, rain or shine.

Dementia Symposium in Eau Claire: 10 a.m.—4 p.m. at Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire. Azura Memory Care will be hosting its 10th annual educational conference titled “Dementia Symposium: Constructing Exceptional Care.” The cost to attend is $60 with an additional $15 added if a certificate of 6.5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours is requested. All proceeds from the symposium will go to the Alzheimer’s Association and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Registration is available at www.azuramemory.com and due by Tuesday, April 16. Seating is limited.

Joyful Noise Choir rehearsal: 6 p.m. at the Menomonie United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Dr., Menomonie. Anyone who enjoys singing is invited to join the Joyful Noise Choir for its Spring Concert. The concert will salute area firefighters and police. New singers are welcome to join at any time. Rehearsals are every Tuesday until May 7. The concert will be Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. There is no audition and no charge for choir members. Call 715-235-0654 for more information.

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Parents of Special Needs Children group: 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10 to May 15 at Room 60, Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Highway 12/29 E, Menomonie. Call 715-232-4006 to register by April 5.

United Way of Dunn County’s annual Spring Carnival: 4:30-7 p.m. at the Menomonie High School, 1715 5th St. W. The United Way Spring Carnival is a fun and free event where attendees can learn about programs and resources available for all ages. Guests are encouraged to visit program partner resource tables, enjoy a free meal, join in on fun games and activities and try their luck at winning a door prize. Contact the United Way of Dunn county at 715-235-3800 or by email at ademuth@uwaydunn.org with questions.

Bariatric Connections support group: 5:30–6:30 p.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie, 2321 Stout Rd. Call 715-838-3636 to register.

Dunn County Democrats meeting: 6:30-8 p.m. at Colfax Municipal Building auditorium (upstairs at Colfax Library), 613 Main St., Colfax. All are welcome! Note a different location this month.

Ladies’ Night Out in downtown Menomonie: 3-8 p.m., downtown Menomonie. Celebrate summer with a fun evening out with your friends! Visit downtown Menomonie for the popular event: Ladies Night Out. Come dressed for spring or wear your favorite bolo-style hat for a chance to win additional prizes or discounts. Each store will be designated with a pink wind sock displayed in the front of their business. Over 30 stores will be represented. Enter to win nearly $1,000 in prizes by visiting participating locations! Prizes will be displayed in the window of Crimson Skies. For more information contact Downtown Menomonie at director@mainstreetmenomonie.org or call us at 715-235-2666.

CVTC hosting West Campus Open House in Eau Claire: 4-7 p.m. at the Energy and Emergency Service Education centers, just off Highway 312, Eau Claire. Community members will have the opportunity to check out the latest in energy, transportation, agriculture, horticulture and construction fields and see how emergency service and public safety professionals train as Chippewa Valley Technical College opens its West Campus facilities to the public. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not necessary, but those who pre-register at CVTC.edu/West19 will have a chance to win CVTC gear and an Amazon gift card.

Menomonie Library Spring Book Sale: 5—8:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd., Menomonie. The sale is open to Menomonie Public Library Friends only on Thursday, but opens to the public for Friday 10 a.m.—5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.—4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12—2 p.m. with a $5 bag sale.

Artist Reception; Best of Design Show, Student Artist-in-Residence Installation: 5-7 p.m. at Furlong Gallery, Menomonie. In the Furlong north space, the UW–Stout School of Art & Design presents the Best of Design Exhibition. This bi-annual juried student exhibition will feature work from over 30 students across all programs in the Department of Design. In the south space students, Emily Gordon and Melissa Lackey will have their Artist-in-Residence installations open for viewing. A reception with refreshments will be held for both exhibits. Awards will be announced at 5:45 p.m. The recipients for next year’s, Bud & Betty Micheels Student Artist-in-Residence grants will also be announced at that time.

Dunn County Humane Society Spring Rummage and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.—6 p.m. at the Menomonie Veteran’s Center/Foxhole Bar, E4710 County Rd. BB, Menomonie. Donation dropoff is April 24. Sale is Friday, April 26—Saturday, April 27. There is something for everyone at this huge sale. Be sure to stop by early and often so you don’t miss out!

Menomonie Theater Guild produces “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?”: 7:30 p.m. at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie. This play observes the deep complexities of the marriage between Martha and George, a middle-aged couple who taunt one another throughout the show. Run time is about three hours. Performance is suggested for mature audiences. Performance dates are Friday,-Sunday (April 26-28) and Friday-Sunday (May 3-5). All shows at 7:30 except for Sunday shows at 2 p.m. Tickets available online at menomonietheaterguild.org , by phone at 715-231-PLAY (7529), by email at mtgtickets@gmail.com or in person at the Menomonie Theater Guild Box Office, 502 W. 2nd St., Menomonie. All performances are held at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie.

Dunn County Humane Society Spring Rummage and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.—6 p.m. at the Menomonie Veteran’s Center/Foxhole Bar, E4710 County Rd. BB, Menomonie. Donation dropoff is April 24. There is something for everyone at this huge sale. Be sure to stop by early and often so you don’t miss out!

Indoor Thrift Sale in Menomonie: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Alano Club and Unitarian Society of Menomonie, 105 NE 21st St., Menomonie. Clothing, household items, books, toys, tools, small electronics available, from our garages, cupboards and closets, with a bake sale too.

Learn about Women Warriors at Castlerock Museum in Alma: 2 p.m. at Castlerock Museum, 402 S. 2nd St., Alma. Luke Kramer will discuss the role of women in ancient and medieval warfare. The presentation will focus on specific historical accounts of individual women, such as Queen Boudica, Joan of Arc and Matilda of Tuscany. Kramer is a museum volunteer and member of the Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Museum members receive a 50 percent discount. Castlerock Museum will open at 1 p.m. for visitors that would like to see the exhibits beforehand. Seating is limited. Reservations are not required but appreciated. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or info@castlerockmuseum.com for more details.

Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir at University of Wisconsin-Stout perform “Sing Out and Dance”: 4 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 910 9th St. E. Tickets are $5 and are available online, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door. Conducted by Assistant Professor Jerry Hui, the program will feature various types of dance music including folk, polka, rumba, disco, swing and salsa. The performance is part of a Weekend of Music at UW-Stout, which also features the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Harvey Hall Theatre. Tickets are $5. The Symphonic Band performs at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are also $5.

Menomonie Singers perform Easter portion of Handel’s ‘Messiah’: 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Free with a suggested donation of $10. The music is rarely performed. Another performance will be at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 910 9th St. E, Menomonie April 28 at 2 p.m. Reception follows the performance. Conductor is Amy Vogt; Sean Vogt will accompany on the organ.

Menomonie Singers perform Easter portion of Handel’s ‘Messiah’: 2 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 910 9th St. E, Menomonie. Free with a suggested donation of $10. The music is rarely performed. Reception follows the performance. Conductor is Amy Vogt; Sean Vogt will accompany on the organ.

Women’s Giving Circle annual Membership Meeting: 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Jake’s Supper Club, E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie. The Women’s Giving Circle of Dunn County is hosting their first of four meetings this year, the annual Membership Meeting on Monday. The Women’s Giving Circle was founded at the Community Foundation of Dunn County in October of 2013 by a group of women who wanted to use philanthropy to create change. The Membership Meeting is designed to bring existing members together to reconnect and network, as well as introduce and welcome new members to the Circle. The cost for the evening is $15 per person, which will cover heavy hors’doeuvres. A cash bar will also be available. An RSVP is required to attend and can be done by visiting http://evite.me/3JgJGjw3t8 .

Sen. Jeff Smith and Sen. Patty Schachtner […]

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