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Saturday, Oct. 26

Author Chad Lewis: 1 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road in Menomonie. Free event with copies of Lewis’ book Legends and Folklore of Winter available for purchase. Winter may seem like a quiet time, but it is actually filled with bizarre tales and stories of cannibalistic spirits, Krampus the anti-Santa Claus, stories of little people, werewolves, witches, being buried alive, and numerous other Holiday traditions for the darkest days of the year.

Community breakfast: 8-11 a.m. at Dunn County Cooperative, N5725 600th Street in Menomonie. For National Cooperative Month seven local co-ops — Countryside, Dunn Energy, Menomonie Market Food, Royal Credit Union, Synergy, WESTconsin Credit Union and West Wisconsin Telcom — are sponsoring a free breakfast. Dad’s Belgian Waffles, along with sausage links and a variety of drinks are on the menu. There will be face painting and other kids activities. A food drive for Stepping Stones Pantry will also be held.

Monday, Oct. 28

Menomonie’s Leadership in our Clean Energy Future: 5:30 p.m. at Zymurgy Brewery, 624 Main Street E., in Menomonie. A event hosted by the Wisconsin Conservation Voters and the League of Women Voters. Learn about the role local governments have in our transition to clean energy. Speakers include Dr. Jim Boulter, a climate scientist and professor from UW-Eau Claire and member of Citizens Climate Lobby, Kate Beaton, Eau Claire City Council member and Western Organizer for Wisconsin Conservation Voters, and Don Keuther, Dunn County Supervisor.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Voter Registration Drive: noon-1:15 p.m. at Tantara Apartments 420 Heller Road in Menomonie. League of Women Voters-Greater Chippewa Valley will assist those wishing to register to vote. Those that want to register or re-register due to address or name change are welcome. A Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin ID should be brought. Those that don’t have either an ID card or driver’s license should know the last four digits of their Social Security number and bring proof of residence like a utility bill, lease, pay stub, credit card statement or government issued document.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia: 11 a.m.-noon at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, 2321 Stout Road in Menomonie. Call Mayo Clinic Health System at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 1

Comedic play: 7 p.m. at the Boyceville High School Gymnatorium. Presenting one act play “Check Please: Take 2”. Fresh off a breakup, a guy and girl are encouraged by friends to rebound with a series of blind dates gone wrong. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the show. A free-will donation will be taken.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Comedic play: 7 p.m. at the Boyceville High School Gymnatorium. Presenting one act play “Check Please: Take 2”. Fresh off a breakup, a guy and girl are encouraged by friends to rebound with a series of blind dates gone wrong. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the show. A free-will donation will be taken.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Annie’s Project: A six-week program for women farmers.The scheduled dates are Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Dec. 3 and 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Classes will meet in conference room 54 at the Dunn County Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Hwy. 12 E, in Menomonie. Organizers are able to offer this program for $50 for Compeer Financial clients and $75 for all other participants for the entire course. Fee covers materials, speaker costs, materials, and lunch for the six sessions. To register, please visit compeer.com/annies-project or call (844) 426-6733. Program is limited to 20 people.

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Wednesday, Nov. 6

Winter wear open house: 4-7 p.m. at Marketplace Foods, 207 Pine Avenue W., in Menomonie. United Way of Dunn County is offering free winter clothing to those in need. All items will be new or gently used. All individuals needing winter wear must be present to receive clothing. Donations are still needed and can be dropped off by Nov. 4 at the C3 Center (1620 Stout Road), Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road) or customer service desk at Marketplace Foods.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Voter Registration Drive: 10-11 a.m. at Hostford-Rich Apartments, 1202 10th St. in Menomonie. League of Women Voters-Greater Chippewa Valley will assist those wishing to register to vote. Those that want to register or re-register due to address or name change are welcome. A Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin ID should be brought. Those that don’t have either an ID card or driver’s license should know the last four digits of their Social Security number and bring proof of residence like a utility bill, lease, pay stub, credit card statement or government issued document.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Saturday Stories: 10-10:30 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road in Menomonie. Optional playtime until 11 a.m.

Author, photographer Bruce Siebold: 1 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road in Menomonie. Siebold presents “Seasons on Eighty Acres” a compendium of the author’s favorite nature photos. The book includes original poetry, stories of the land and shares Siebold’s passion for celebrating and protecting the land for future generations. Books will be available for purchase.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Cabot Executive in Residence: 10:10-11:30 a.m. at UW-Stout Memorial Student Center Ballrooms, 302 10th Avenue E. in Menomonie. Listen to Sue Fuller talk about here experience in the fashion industry and her entrepreneurial drive to found the bag company — Oliver Thomas. The event is open to the public at no cost. Registration is recommended and can be done at the events website (https://www.uwstout.edu/outreach-engagement/lifelong-learning/leadership-development/cabot-executive-residence).

Saturday, Nov. 16

Author B.J. Hollars: 1 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road in Menomonie. Hollars presents Things that go bump when you write: On monsters, martians, and the search for the truth in the strange. Hollars challenges readers to look beyond their presumptions and acknowledge that just because something is weird doesn’t mean it’s wrong. A little bit X-Files, a little bit Ghostbusters, and a whole lot Sherlock Holmes, Hollars will describe his efforts to get to the bottom of many of our most tangled tales. Books will be available for purchase.

Boogie Woogie Kid: 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Mabel Tainter, 205 Main Street E. in Menomonie. Piano and song from Youtube sensation Matthew Ball — The Boogie Woogie Kid. Audience will be treated to favorites from New Orleans and the swing era. Admission is $18 or $16 for seniors and students.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Suicide Prevention Training: 3-4:30 p.m. at Pepin County Government Center County Board Room, 740 7th Avenue W. in Durand. In response to the farm crisis, the training is for those that work with farmers. Learn evidence-based process that can help save the life of someone thinking about suicide through QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) process. Training is free. Call 715-672-8941 ext. 160 or email lheit@co.pepin.wi.us to register.

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