Through Oct. 11

Joyful Noise Choir rehearsal: 6:30 p.m. at Menomonie United Methodist Church (2703 Bongey Dr.) Hour-long rehearsals for fall concert, “Back In the Saddle Again” on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Directed by Linda Bark, the choir is pen to anyone with or without disabilities. For info, phone 715-235-0654.

Through Oct. 15

Saturday morning sports medicine clinics: 9-10 a.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (2321 Stout Road, Menomonie). Visits are walk-in only. Fees apply and insurance will be billed. Parental consent is required before any treatment (not for concussion screenings or evaluations). For info about sports medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System, visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org.

Sept. 2-5

Ridgeland Community Fair: Friday, 8 p.m.-demo derby; Saturday-8 a.m.-fair fun run, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. street dance; Sunday-10 a.m.-ecumenical church services, 12:30 p.m.-state sanctioned pedal pull, 7 p.m.-NTPA regional truck & tractor pull; Monday-9 a.m.-Midwest Horse Pullers Assoc. pulling contest, 1 p.m.-grand parade, 2 p.m.-Party Master Super Sound; Sunday & Monday-9 a.m.-4 p.m.-arts & crafts farmers market. Plus carnival rides, games and concessions throughout the weekend.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Menomonie Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie)

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Menomonie Farmers Market: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie

Thursday, Sept. 8

Voter registration picnic: 3-8 p.m. at Wakanda Park’s Lions Club pavilion, Menomonie. For first-time voters or those who have moved since the voted last. Bring proof of residence. Food and entertainment provided. Larry Heagle and his band will perform from 4-6 p.m. In case of rain, event will be at United Methodist Church (2703 Bongey Drive, Menomonie).

Community Cookout Food Festival: 4-8 p.m. in downtown Menomonie behind the Visitor Center (in the city parking lot). Local vendors offering wide choices of food, regional wine and craft beers as well as live music, family friendly activities — and wiener dog races.

Sept. 9-11

Lama Losang: at Ridgeland Area Community Center (200 Diamond St.) Hay River KTC Meditation Center hosts Lama Losang (www.davidbole.com), an ordained monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Friday’s 7 p.m. ($5) talk is on developing contentment while living with uncertainty. The topic on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is Mindfulness: The key to health and happiness and includes a vegetarian potluck. Cost is $40/day or $85/entire weekend (no one turned away due to inability to pay). For details, visit www.ktchayriver.org

Saturday, Sept. 10

Fundraising concert: 5-7 p.m. social hour, 7-8 p.m. live auction, 8 p.m. concert at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). Synergy, an award-winning Twin Cities band, performs. Proceeds to benefit Cammie Johnson Juvenile Diabetes funds. Visit www.cammiejohnson.org for details.

Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Alfalawn Farm (N2859 290th St., Menomonie). Free event features tours of the Styer family’s expanded dairy farm, displays and demonstrations, kid’s activities, and petting zoo. Food available for purchase. For details, visit www.farmcityday.com

Farmer Frolic 5K run/walk: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. run at Alfalawn Farm (N2859 290th St., Menomonie). Single registration before Aug. 18 is $25; then $30. Visit farmerfrolic5k.shutterfly.com for info or call Katie Mattison at 866-355-7649.

Block party: 2-10 p.m. at 1009 Sixth St. East, Menomonie. Free one-day music festival for ages 18 and over. Event features five bands: Clocks & Clouds (instrumental rock), The Preacher’s Daughter (indie rock), Good Diction (rhythm-and-blues-grass), Cosmonaught (alternative rock), and Misch (indie/folk pop). Also henna tattoos, outdoor games, prize give-aways. Refreshments for sale. For info, email streetlevel@uwstout.edu or call 715-235-9300.

Barbershop harmoney show: 7 p.m. at Mondovi High School’s multi-purpose room. Mondovi Area Food Pantry hosts benefit for the pantry and Backpack programs of Mondovi and Gilmanton. Features groups from throughout the region. Tickets are $8/adults, $3/students available at the door or from any Dunn County Barbershop member.

Menomonie Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie)

Sept. 13-Nov. 17

Children’s storytimes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Different sessions for different ages; no registration requires. For details, visit http://menomonielibrary.org/calendar.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Dunn County hazardous waste collection: 4-6 p.m. at Colfax Fairgrounds (831 E. Railroad Ave.) for households, VSQG businesses and farms. Visit www.co.dunn.wi.us/HazardousWaste for details.

Menomonie Farmers Market: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie

Thursday, Sept. 15

Dunn County hazardous waste collection: at Dunn County Transfer Station/Recycling Center (E3900 Hwy 29, Menomonie) 2-3 p.m. for VSQG businesses, 3-4 p.m. for farms, and 4-7 p.m. for households. Visit www.co.dunn.wi.us/HazardousWaste for details.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Perennial plant exchange: 10 a.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Rain or shine.

Menomonie Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie)

Sunday, Sept. 18

Harvest Fest dinner: 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (523 First St., Clayton). On the menu: cabbage rolls, ham and homemade pies. Tickets are $12/adults, $6 children 5-12, ages 4 and under eat free. Event also features a bake and craft sale, ethnic foods, homegrown produce, raffle, fish pond, games for kids.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Panel discussion on issues facing youth: 5 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon (315 Main St., Menomonie). Hosted by Women’s Giving Circle, discussion centers on local data on youth stress, bullying, drugs, alcohol and overall health. Panel includes staff from Arbor Place, Crossroads Community Center, Positive Alternatives and Menomonie High School. Open to the public; for info, visit www.wgc.cfdunncounty.org or call 715-232-8019.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Menomonie Farmers Market: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie

Thursday, Sept. 22

Harvey Hall grand re-opening: 3:30-5:30 p.m. at UW-Stout campus. Music, ribbon cutting ceremony, tours, reception.

Friday, Sept. 23

Garrison Keillor in An Evening for Africa: 7:30 p.m. at State Theater in Eau Claire. An evening of music and storytelling to raise support for the work begun in Uganda by Keillor’s cousin and former Menomonie resident, Alec Johnson. Purchase tickets at eauclairearts.com.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Walk, run, roll over bullying: 2-5 p.m. at Riverside Park, Menomonie. Hosted by Dunn County Partnership for Youth and MHS Breakfast Club, event invites public to push anything from a stroller to foot scooters and roller blades, run, bike and roll in a wheelchair. Other activities include yard games, kubb, human foosball, door prizes, face painting, and music. Cost is $10 per person, $30 for families — includes shirt and meal. Call 715-235-4537 or email molson@arborplaceinc.com.

Menomonie Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie)

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Menomonie Farmers Market: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie

Saturday, Oct. 2

Menomonie Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie)

Tuesday, Oct. 4

‘Hot Flash Havoc’ film: 7 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Free screening; includes discussion with physicians from Mayo Clinic Health System.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Menomonie Farmers Market: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie

Saturday, Oct. 9

Menomonie Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie)

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Menomonie Farmers Market: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie

Saturday, Oct. 16

Menomonie Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wilson Park (corner of 8th St. and 9th Ave., Menomonie)

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Author visit: 7 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Author Vu Tran talks about his book “Dragonfish” as part of the annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival.

Friday, Oct. 21

Meals & music: Food starts at 5:30 p.m., music at 6:30 p.m. at The Yellow Barn (E4545 County Road FF, Boyceville — across from The Grain Bin). Catering by Chuckwagon Catering (bbq’ed chicken dinner); music by Chris Kroese.

Oct. 27-30

Fall book sale: at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road).

Saturday, Nov. 5

Jeans & jewels charity gala: Off Broadway Banquet Center, Menomonie. Fundraiser benefits the Community Foundation of Dunn County. For details, visit jeansandjewels.cfdunncounty.org

Friday, Nov. 11

STEPS benefit concert: 5 p.m. reception for sponsors & program alumna, 7:30 p.m. benefit concert at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). Dala, an award-winning acoustic pop duo from Canada, will perform with half of proceeds donated to the STEPS for Girls program at UW-Stout. General admission tickets $25; for other details, visit www.mabeltainter.org or call box office at 715-235-0001.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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