Nov. 11-12

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at UW-Stout’s Harvey Hall Theatre. Play is the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel “Peter and Wendy”. Play is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12/adults, $6/children 11 and younger; purchase online at or at Memorial Student Center service desk, 715-232-1431.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Quilt Tour 2016-Hope, Hugs & Healing: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Benefit for The Bridge to Hope featuring work of local quilt clubs at four local churches: First Congregational -UCC, Cedarbrook, Our Savior’s Lutheran, St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish Center. Blue plate lunch at Cedarbrook from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $10/advance ( or $12 day of event at all locations. For info: 715-235-9074.

Open house: 2-4 p.m. at Transfer Station and Recycling Center (E3900 Hwy. 29, Town of Menomonie). Free event open to all ages, rain or shine, to experience recycling first hand, self-guided tour of the facility and a chance to take part in a variety of interactive activities. Staff will be on hand to share information and answer questions.

Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra: 7 p.m. in the Great Hall is in UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center. Tickets $5, available online at, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 13

Menomonie Singers fall concert: 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. Directed by Dr. Jerry Hui of UW-Stout, the concert’s theme is “Northern Wonderland”. No admission is charged, but suggested donation of $10 appreciated to help defray expenses. Reception held following the concert.

Heritage Speaker Series: 1:30 p.m. at Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum (1830 Wakanda St., Menomonie). Members of Menomonie Police Dept. will speak on different techniques and equipment used over the past 100 years. Free; open to the public. (Museum admission is not included.) For info, visit or call 715-232-8685.

Antique appraisal with Mark Moran: 1-4 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). For details, visit

Monday, Nov. 14

Free showing: 7 p.m. at Menomonie High School. Documentary “Audrie & Daisy” examines effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two teen girls find that sexual assault crimes against them had been caught on camera. Direct questions to The Bridge to Hope at 715-235-9074.

Salute to the Big Bands: 7:30 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center to the Arts (205 Main St., Menomonie). Menomonie High School Jazz Ensemble I will perform Swing Era tunes of the 30s and 40s as well as some from the 50s and 60s. Tickets are $6/adults, $4/students; call 715-235-0001, ext. 100; online at; or visit the box office Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or one hour before the show.

DCAREA meeting: Noon at Menomonie Moose Lodge. Dunn County Area Retired Educators’ Association meeting features speaker Diane Wilcenski, executive director of WI Retired. For info, call Tom Slupe 715-235-4183.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Volunteer orientation sessions: 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St., Menomonie). Learn about volunteering with the Dunn County Historical Society on a variety of projects. For info, clal Jan Theberge at or 715-232-8685.

Friends of Red Cedar Trail/Hoffman Hills annual meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. at Menomonie Leisure Center. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Grant, UW-Stout professor and local photographer. Beverages, snacks and door prizes. Call Vicky Ebensperger at 715-308-8617 for info.

Nov. 16-22

Scholastic Book Fair: at St. Joseph School Parish Center lobby (910 Wilson Ave., Menomonie); hours are Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. (during Family Fun Night of Games); Nov. 19 after 4 p.m. Mass; Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon; Nov. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Online shopping available at Nov. 10-23. Shipping free if the order is sent to St. Joseph School for pickup. Open to all. Contact Cindy Marach at 715-232-4920 or at with questions.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Farm succession planning webinar: 1-3 p.m. at Dunn County Community Services Building (Room 202, 3001 USH 12 East, Menomonie). “How big is your house? How big does it need to be” financial analysis program. Hosted by Dunn County UW-Extension. Pre-registration requested. Call 715-232-1636, or email

Fall dinner: 4:30-7 p.m. at Boyceville United Methodist Church (804 St. John St.) On the menu: Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, desserts. Half of the proceeds benefit Hurricane Matthew Relief.

Black Friday preview sale, business expo: 4-7 p.m. at Off Broadway Banquet and Conference Center and the hallways of the Menomonie mall. Support local businesses and organizations. Event includes shop early deals, free photos with Santa, and raffle prizes.

Nov. 18-20, 25-27

Christmas & craft bazaar: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Finder Farm (N6015 280th St, Menomonie). Original crafts by local crafters. Coffee and door prizes. For info, call 715-235-7103.

Nov. 18-19

Fine Arts & Crafts Faire: Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 5 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). Event features the work of 30 local and regional artists and craftsmen. Admission is free.

Friday, Nov. 18

Rep. Ron Kind office hours: 2-3 p.m. at Wheeler Village Hall (105 W. Tower Road). Representatives from the Congressman’s Third District offices will be available at open office hours and can assist people having issues dealing with the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and a number of other federal agencies.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Beginning ukulele: 10-11:30 a.m. at ACT School of the Arts (behind Wilson Place at 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie) through Oct. 26. Instructor is Rhonda Whitman; cost is $15. Learn to play in one easy lesson. Registration form available at; mail with class fee to ACT, 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie 54751. Questions: 715-233-4293.

Community conversations: 1 to 3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Featuring a presentation by Michel Brandt on “America’s War Machine”. All are welcome.

Holiday Bazaar in the Park: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dunn County Historical Museum’s Holtby Auditorium (Wakanda Park). Homemade crafts, bask sale items and vendor products. Food and beverages service. Proceeds support Historical Society programs.)


Dunn County News editor

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

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