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posted Oct 25, 2017, 9:47 AM by Adam Hutton   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 10:29 AM ]

Through September

Once again, St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry & Kitchen has an opportunity to receive one pound of food from the Feed My People food bank for each dollar raised up to $5,000 by September 29, 2018 through the Food for More Challenge. This is a partnership between Feed My People and the food assistance programs it serves. 100% of donations plus 100% of the matching funds/pounds will be used at Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire where St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry purchases food not received in food drives and donations. The deadline for this program is September 29th.  Please make checks payable to: St Vincent de Paul and note in the memo line Match Challenge.


Through September

The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar racial or ethnic background. All blood types are needed to ensure that the right blood product is available at the right time for all patients. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets through Sept. 30, 2018, will receive a coupon via email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. More information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/sport-clips. Additional blood donation opportunities...

Cumberland 9/18/2018: 12p-6p, American Legion, 1225 Veterans St.

Barron 9/26/2018: 9:30a-3:30p, Barron County Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Ave.

Clayton 9/26/2018: 2p-7p, Clayton School, 221 Prentice St. S.
Rice Lake 9/26/2018: 12p-6p, Our House Senior Living, Assisted Care in Rice Lake, 415 E. South St.
Rice Lake 9/27/2018: 11a-5p, Knights of Columbus, 1121 Nunn Ave.


September 12th Wednesday

UWEC-Barron County will host International Grilling starting on Wednesday. Broaden your BBQ horizons by learning techniques from around the world including Mongolian, Argentina-style, and good ol' fashioned Southern US! The course runs Wednesday evenings  September 12-26 from 5:30-8p. Registration is $59 + $20 material fee. For more information or to register and pay online, visit UWEC-BC’s Continuing Education page at ce.uwc.edu/barron.


September 13-15th Thursday-Saturday

Huge closing sale at the Lighthouse Center ,315 S. Main St., Rice Lake Thursday–Saturday from 8a–6p  Everything has to go.


September 15th Saturday

The Rice Lake Public Library will celebrate Batman Day 2018 on Saturday at 2p. Come dressed as Batman or another of your favorite superheroes and help celebrate!  Take part in loads of fun Batman activities including: screening of the animated Batman series, bat trivia, batarang toss, crafts and more.


September 15th Saturday
The inaugural Rice Lake Street Eats is on Saturday on Marshall Street from 1p-7p. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit Benjamin’s House Emergency Shelter.


September 15th Saturday

St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Spooner will host a 60th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday from 12p-1p. Timeline of events for celebration:
12p-4p - carnival games, dunk tank, food stand, school tours, music, bounce house.
4:30p - Mass with Bishop Powers.
5:30p - Ceremony recognizing alumni and staff.
6p-10p - Pork dinner with coleslaw, beans, chips, dessert and beverage (Free-will offering appreciated). Live music by Tangled Web, raffles, and beer and wine tent.


September 15th Saturday

2nd Annual "Say Neigh To Bullying" Horse Ride, in honor of Josie Lehnartz, is Saturday from 10a-4p at Howling Wolf Creek Bar in St. Croix Falls. Trail passes available at check in!
Check in from 7:30a-9:30a. Ride will start at 10a. Coggins required, copies collected at check in. A Silent Auction will start prior to the ride.  Games for non-riders and food available for purchase.


September 16th Sunday

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church’s Annual Harvest Festival is Sunday with Divine Liturgy at 9:30a and dinner from 11:30a-2p. Menu includes cabbage rolls, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, cheese, homemade pies, coffee and milk. The festival also features a bake and craft sale, produce, raffle, children’s games and face painting. Cost is 412 for adults, $6 for kids (5-16) and four and younger are free. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is located at 523 1st Street in Clayton. For more info call 715-948-2203 or visit www.htocclayton.org


September 17th Monday

UWEC-Barron County will offer Piano Lessons beginning Monday, September 17th. The course includes ten one-on-one 30-minute lessons for beginners & more advanced students. Any age (preschool through adult) and experience level welcome to enroll. The lessons are Mondays, Sept 17 - Nov 19, from 2:30-6p. Cost is  $179. For more information or to register and pay online, visit UWEC-BC’s Continuing Education page at ce.uwc.edu/barron.

September 22nd Saturday

The inaugural Running the Edge 5K Trail Run/Walk and Half Mile Kiddie Fun Run takes place on Saturday at Nature’s Edge Therapy Center. Registration is $30. The event will be held rain or shine with prizes for the fastest times. For more info visit naturesedgetherapycenter.org


September 22nd Saturday

Learn the art of fused glass and create colorful, durable pieces to display or give in Fused Glass Sampler at UWEC-Barron County on Saturday from 9a-noon. Cost is $69 and includes all materials to make three pieces up to 4” x 4” each using a variety of techniques and materials. After a brief review of art glass and its history, proper cutting and safety instructions and design concepts, students will create unique projects that the instructor will kiln fire in her studio. Completed projects will be returned to UWEC-Barron County for pick-up the following week.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register and pay online, visit UWEC-BC’s Continuing Education page at ce.uwc.edu/barron, call Barb Ritzinger at 715-788-6235, or email barbara.ritzinger@uwc.edu.


September 24th Tuesday

UWEC-Barron County will offer Let's Speak Spanish! starting Monday, September 24th. During this course you’ll learn basic vocabulary & expressions used in everyday situations, including how to ask and respond to simple questions, engage in simple conversations and interact in everyday situations. The classes are Mondays & Wednesdays, from Sept 24-Oct 31, from 6-7:30p. Cost is $129. Enroll by Sept 10 for $119. Enroll 3+ with a single payment and save $10 each. For more information or to register and pay online, visit UWEC-BC’s Continuing Education page at ce.uwc.edu/barron.


September 24th-25th Tuesday-Wednesday

UWEC-Barron County will offer Wild Mushrooms 201 on Tuesday and Wednesday night. During this two night course you’ll expand on the information in Wild Mushrooms 101 and learn to identify lesser known edible mushrooms including Hericium, Lobster, Leccinum, Hedgehog, Black Trumpet, Entoloma and Elm Oysters mushrooms with instructor Tavis Lynch. Class is from 6p-9p both nights. Cost is $29. For more information or to register and pay online, visit UWEC-BC’s Continuing Education page at ce.uwc.edu/barron.

September 28th Friday

The Rice Lake Public Library will host MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Friday at 5p.
You Be the Judge! Join one of six screenings. One of the world’s largest short film festivals and the first-ever global film festival. More than 100,000 film lovers will gather in over 300 screening venues across six continents to view 10 outstanding short films chosen as finalists in the 21st annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The 10 films are 18 minutes and run about 2 hours. Viewers will meet each director as they introduce their film.


September 29th Saturday
The Rice Lake Public Library will host MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Saturday at 1p.
You Be the Judge! Join one of six screenings. One of the world’s largest short film festivals and the first-ever global film festival. More than 100,000 film lovers will gather in over 300 screening venues across six continents to view 10 outstanding short films chosen as finalists in the 21st annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The 10 films are 18 minutes and run about 2 hours. Viewers will meet each director as they introduce their film.


September 30th Sunday

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dobie will hold a Fall Festival and Roast Beef Dinner on
Sunday from 11:30a–1:30p. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots,
coleslaw, rolls, pies and kolaches, milk and coffee. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Takeout meals are available. The parish hall is handicapped accessible. The festival includes a bake sale, produce booth and cake walk on the church grounds.


October 6th Saturday

NAMI of Barron County will be hosting a free, Saturday Morning Conference on October 6th from 8:30 to noon. The focus will be on Childhood Trauma, Resiliency and Trust Based Relationships’.  Registration and refreshments at 8:30am with first session at 9 at the WITC Conference Center 1900 College Drive Rice Lake, Wisconsin. For information email namibarroncounty@gmail.com. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness whose mission is to provide education, support and advocacy to individuals living with mental illness and their families and friends.

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