Wednesdays through March 1

All levels yoga: 9:15-10:15 a.m. at Menomonie Market Food Co-op classroom (814 Main St. E.) Teresa Kruger instructs free class offered in partnership with Grassroots Wellness, also includes deep relaxation and guided meditation. Some mats provided or bring your own. No registration required; drop in when you choose.

Through April 13

Free tax preparation: 1-4:30 p.m. at CVTC’s Business Education Center (Room 240, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire). Free service by student volunteers certified by the IRS and working under the supervision of a CVTC Accounting instructor is provided on a first-come-first-served basis, with sign-up beginning at noon (not be available March 23 during spring break. Returns can only be prepared for those using a Schedule C-EZ. To file returns electronically on a married-filing jointly return, both spouses must be present. Childcare is not available. Visit for info.

Feb. 24-26; March 3-5

The Secret Garden: 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 & 25, March 3 & 4; 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 & 26, March 4 & 5 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E Main St., Menomonie). Menomonie Theater Guild’s production of the children’s literature classic reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, it’s a tale of the power of love and nature to bring forgiveness and renewal. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors/students. Available at; 715-231-PLAY (7529);; or Menomonie Theater Guild Box Office (502 West Second St., Menomonie), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.

Saturday, Feb. 25

National Archery in Schools Tournament: 8 a.m.-5p.m. at Menomonie High School Fieldhouse (1715 Fifth St.) At least 600-800 participants in grades 4-12 from around the state expected. Admission is $5/adults; $3/14 and under. For info, call Jeff Clark at 608-330-1785.

Floating through history: 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Part 2 of a 2-part series. Originally from the Meridean area, Brian Gabriel traces the stories of 20 historical sites on the Chippewa River from Caryville to Red Cedar. Free.

Small group book discussion: 2-3:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Part of Menomonie Reads “The Race of My Life” by Dr. David Eitrheim.

Comedian Tim Harmston: 6:30 p.m. doors open, show at 7:30 p.m. at Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St., Menomonie). Native son and nationally known stand-up comic returns to Menomonie. Event is 18+; beer will be sold by Bil’s Distributing. Proceeds benefit for Dunn County Historical Society. Seating is limited; tickets are $20, available at DCHS, by phone at 715-232-8685, or at door.

Monday, Feb. 27

Music therapy as an intervention: 6-7:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Jennifer R. Coyne presents as part of the Dunn County Mental Health Project. Free; for info, contact Sheli Jo Metzger at 715-235-4537, ext. 224 or

Mondays in Motion: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Alliance Church gym (502 21st St. N., Menomonie). Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Winter film series: 7-9 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Sully — Story of Chelsey Sullenberger, American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plan on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew (PG13). Free. Call 715-232-2164 or email for info.

Home buyers seminar: 6 p.m. at the WESTconsin Credit Union Menomonie-East office (3333 Schneider Ave. SE). Free event open to the public. Experts cover the steps involved for a successful home buying experience from making an offer to closing on a home; and home loan programs, credit score and how it affects the buyer. Refreshments and door prizes. Seating limited. To reserve a seat, visit events calendar at or call (715) 235-3403 ext. 7204 by Feb. 21.

Wednesday, March 1

Artist reception: 6-10 p.m. at The Barrel Room (Main St., Menomonie). Rob Price, UW-Stout School of Art & Design Emeritus, will show recent charcoal/pastel drawing from his travels across the U.S. Free; refreshments will be served, beverages can be purchased.

Community-Oriented Policing citizen forum: 7-8 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). First officer-led forum invites residents living in north Menomonie to provide feedback and identify issues in their neighborhoods in order to find ways to collaboratively solve problems.

Thursday, March 2

Small group book discussion: 2-3:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Part of Menomonie Reads “The Race of My Life” by Dr. David Eitrheim.

A Cappella Extravaganza: 7 p.m. at Menomonie High School auditorium (1715 Fifth St. W.) Hosted by MHS vocal deparrtment, fundraising night filled with song featuring a variety of MHS performers with special guests, Devil Tones A Cappella from UW-Stout and The Innocent Men from UW-Eau Claire. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/students and seniors (no passes accepted) can be purchased at door. For info, contact Audric Buhr at or 715-232-2606.

Fridays, March 3-April 14

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: 4:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (910 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). All you can eat featuring baked cod, deep fried pollock, boiled salmon, boiled and baked potatoes, carrots, cole slaw, bread and pudding. Adults-$11, seniors-$10, takeouts-$8, children 4-11 are $.75 per year and under 3 are free.

Friday, March 3

Dueling Pianos FUNdraiser: 6 p.m. at VisionQuest Entertainment Center (N4439 440th St., Menomonie). Social hour — hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles, followed at 8 p.m. by comic musical performance of Dave & Ted Deuces WILD at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit Positive Alternatives’ prevention and intervention services for at-risk youth. Tickets: $40/person; $350/table of 8. Contact: 715-230-9275 or

Rep. Kind office hours: 2-3 p.m. at Dunn County Government Center (County board room 122/124, 800 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). Congressman Ron Kind’s district offices will be available at open office hours in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District. Rep. Kind’s office can assist people who are having trouble dealing with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and a number of other federal agencies.

Saturday, March 4

‘Spring Begins!’ seminar: 9 a.m.–noon (registration begins 8:30 a.m.) at Dunn County Community Services Building (3001 U.S. Hwy 12 East, Menomonie). Hosted by Dunn County Master Gardeners Association. Guest speakers include Scott Stipetich, NW Wisconsin Farm Bill Biologist for Pheasants Forever, and Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator for Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties. Registration is $8 until Feb. 24; $10 after 2/24 or at the door. For info, contact Dunn County UW-Extension office at 715-232-1636;; or email

Shake it to end Duchenne Zumba party: 9-10:30 a.m. at Menomonie Middle School. Join BodyWorks Athletic Club, MHS Dance Team, and Red Cedar Dance Company to dance and have run while raising money to help boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. No experience needed. All ages welcome. For info, contact Nicki Welsch at 951-365-6565 or

Planting to sustain beneficial insects: 1-2:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Speakers Danny Simpson, Chris Winkler and Helen Kees from Wheatfield Hill Organics. Patrons can also check out free seeds from the SEED library following the presentation.

Monday, March 6

Sen. Sheila Harsdorf listening session: 4-5 p.m. at Dunn County Judicial Center (Room 1402, 615 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie). Sen. Harsdorf (R-River Falls) will meet with District 10 constituents. For info, call 608-266-7745 or 1-800-862-1092, or e-mail

Tuesday, March 7

Spring film series: 7-8:45 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Loving, the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the U.S. Supreme Court. Rated PG-13. Free.

Thursday, March 9

Red Cedar Watershed Conference: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center in Menomonie. Hosted by Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association. Highlights include farm, city and waterfront clean water success stories, solutions for problems, networking opportunities for all. Approved for CEUs. Learn more at

Saturday, March 11

Community Conversations: 1-3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Topics brought up during the Red Cedar Watershed Conference on March 9 at UW-Stout. It is not necessary to have attended the conference. The public is invited.

Tuesday, March 14

Spring film series: 7-8:45 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Nocturnal Animals — a wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. Rated R. Free.

March 17-19

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Friday, 3/17 and Saturday, 3/18 at 7 p.m., Sunday, 3/19 at 2 p.m. at Boyceville High School Gymnatorium. BHS Drama presents Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical about Joseph’s life from shepherd to second in command of Egypt. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students & seniors. Available through the high school office in advance (715-643-3647) or at the door.

Monday, March 20

White Pine open mic: 7 p.m. at Simply Dunn schoolhouse (E4606 County Road C, Downsville). Spring equinox open microphone event for fiction, poetry, music and comedy. Participate as audience and/or artist. Ten minutes per presenter, sign up begins at 6:30 pm. Cover charge $3.

Tuesday, March 21

Spring film series: 7-8:45 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Arrival — When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Rated PG-13. Free.

Thursday, March 23

Medicaid eligibility and recover: 1-3 p.m. at Dunn County Community Services Building (Room 202, 3001 USH 12 East, Menomonie). Presented by attorney Anthony Schmoldt of Schmoldt Law Office. Hosted by Dunn County UW-Extension. Pre-registration requested. Call 715-232-1636, or email

Monday, March 27

The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band: 7-9 p.m. at Boyceville High School gymnatorium. BHS Choir welcomes back the popular a capella group seen on NBC’s “The Sing Off”, their performance is part of their Music in Schools tour. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/students; can be purchased in advance through the high school office or at the door. Part of the proceeds benefit the choir.

Tuesday, March 28

Spring film series: 7-8:45 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Jacki — Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and traumer to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. Rated R. Free.

Thursday, March 30

Clear Waters Trout Unlimited anniversary banquet: 6 p.m. at the Clarion (2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire). Dinner, cash bar, bucket raffles, live and silents auctions. Ticket info at

Saturday, April 8

Spring craft/vendor show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tiffany Creek Elementary (161 East St., Boyceville). Hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, event features raffles, including a quilt, and food.;

Saturday, April 15

Easter bunny breakfast: 8-9:30 a.m. at Wakanda Elementary School. Hosted by Menomonie Optimist Club; $2 per breakfast.

July 31-Aug. 1

Brewers conference: at UW-Stout. Registration opens Feb. 4. Visit MCBC website, or contact Anna McCabe at mccabea@uwstout-edu

Thursday, Sept. 28

Run With the Cops 5K for Special Olympics: 5:30-9 p.m. at UW-Stout campus. In addition to 5k run and 1-mile walk is a kids’ obstacle course and donuts eating contest. Registration is $25; includes t-shirt, coffee and donuts at finish line. For info, contact Karen Kraus at 715-833-0833, or


Dunn County News editor

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

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