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.

Through 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.

Through Oct. 30

Giant corn maze: Open weekends -- Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Govin's Farm (N6134 670th St., Menomonie). Part of Culver's national Thank You initiative, maze is a tribute to America's hardworking farmers. Admission is $10.50

Saturday, Oct. 1

Cooperative Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dunn Energy Cooperative,  (N5725 600th Street, Menomonie). Complimentary hearty breakfast featuring Dad’s Belgian Waffles, sausage links, coffee, milk and juice. Attendees are invited to make either a cash or non-perishable item donation to Stepping Stones Food Pantry.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month kickoff: Noon-3 p.m. at The Bridge to Hope (1901 S. Broadway, Menomonie). Adults and children of all ages welcome to gather for snacks, games, shared stories, info about services.

A Night at the Mabel: 6-10 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). The annual semi-formal fundraising event features an evening of socializing that includes appetizers, desserts,  a free Pete Hybben portrait,  a live auction, and a performance by Sophia Shorai and her trio. All proceeds benefit the maintenance and programming of the MTCA. Tickets are $70, available at mabeltainter.org, by calling 715-235-0001, or visiting the box office from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Fall into watercolors: 1-4 p.m. at ACT School of the Arts (behind Wilson Place at 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie). Instructor is Vicki Casper; cost is $35. Supply list sent upon registration. Form available at zenwarrior.com/ACTreg.pdf; mail with class fee to ACT, 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie 54751. Questions: 715-233-4293.

Saturday, Oct. 2

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

Monday, Oct. 3

Dunn County Old Settlers annual meeting: 11 a.m. registration; noon lunch and business meeting at Dean & Sue's (Midway Road, Menomonie). Program features look back at the county's country stores. To make a reservation by Sept. 26, call Carl Casper at 715-235-3323, Dave Maves at 715-235-3514, Lois Sipple at 715-235-5908, Judy Pechmiller at 715-225-5730, Jo Ann Utphall at 715-643-5681, or Sofi Doane at 715-235-0936.

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. To register, call 715-232-2264; or email info@menomonielibrary.org

Wednesday, Oct. 5

WHEAP sign-up: 9-11 a.m. at Shirley Doane Senior Center (1412 Sixth St. E, Menomonie). Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Spanish language film series: 7 p.m. at Harvey Hall Theater (UW-Stout, Menomonie). "Beauties"2014-Venezuela, with English subtitles. Free; public is welcome.

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

Thursday, Oct. 6

German dinner: 4:30-7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (917 Seventh St., Menomonie). On the menu: wienerschnitzel (pork cutlet), sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, rutabagas, assorted breads, cranberries, apple crisp with ice cream, beverages. Tickets sold at door: $9/adults; $3.50/children 5-12; under 5 free. Proceeds go to the building fund.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Harvest dinner and pork roast: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alano Club (105 21st St. N.,  Menomonie). Pork prepared by Sailer's Food Market in Elmwood. Event supports the club's mission to provide activities for the community in a safe, sober environment.

Community Conversations: 1-3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Topic will be expansion of factory farms by Jeff Smith, organizer and coordinator of Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative-Western Wisconsin. All are invited to attend this nonpartisan discussion group.

Piano fun for kids: Saturdays through Nov. 12 at ACT School of the Arts (behind Wilson Place at 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie). Instructor is Roswitha V. Andersheim; cost is $75. 10-11 a.m. for ages 5-6 years; 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 7-10. Form available at zenwarrior.com/ACTreg.pdf; mail with class fee to ACT, 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie 54751. Questions: 715-233-4293.

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

Sunday, Oct. 9

Menomonie Area CROP Walk, Rock & Roll: 1:30 p.m., 1st Congregational Church (420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). Annual event raises funds to combat local and international hunger. Participation options include the Hunger Parade–1 mile; walking-5 miles; biking–10 miles; and rocking-1 hour. For info, contact Julie McNaughton, coordinator of Menomonie Area Bread for the World at mcnaughtond@uwstout.edu, or 715-235-9377.

Lake Wobegon Brass Band: 4 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). Traditional British brass band ensemble based out of Anoka, Minn. Tickets for Sunday's concert are $20/adults, $18/students and seniors. Call 715-235-0001, ext. 100; online at www.mabeltainter.org; or visit the box office Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or one hour before the show.

Monday, Oct. 10

Red Cross Blood Drive: noon-6 p.m. at Menomonie United Methodist Church (2703 Bongey Drive). Appointments are appreciated, walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767, or visit redcrossblood.org and go to Zip Code 54751, or call Jan at 715-232-8718. The Rapid Pass option is available, complete it the day of the drive.

WHEAP sign-up: 10 a.m.-noon at Eau Galle Civic Center. Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Coffee and cards: doors open at 5:15 p.m. at Knapp Stout & Company Store and Coffee House in Downsville. Stamp a stack of greeting cards of your choice. No fee to attend; come when you can, leave when you must. Supplies include; cost is $2/card. For info, call 715-235-4749 or 715-664-8260.

Community resource fair: 4-7 p.m. at Elk Mound Middle School. Open to parents and community members of Elk Mound Area and Colfax school districts. Focus on local agencies that provide services for nursing, mental health, counseling, economic assistance, disability resources, post-secondary options and recreation. For info: Jennifer Olson at jolson@elkmound.k12.wi.us or Polly Rudi at prudi@colfax.k12.wi.us

Learn to jam with others: 6:30-8 p.m. at ACT School of the Arts (behind Wilson Place at 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie). Instructor is Tracy Lea Landis; cost is $75. Six session, six student weekly group guitar class for ages 9 and up runs through Nov. 15. Form available at zenwarrior.com/ACTreg.pdf; mail with class fee to ACT, 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie 54751. Questions: 715-233-4293.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Pastel in color: 6-8 p.m. at ACT School of the Arts (behind Wilson Place at 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie) through Oct. 26. Instructor is Sally Rogers; cost is $40 for three sessions. Registration form available at zenwarrior.com/ACTreg.pdf; mail with class fee to ACT, 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie 54751. Questions: 715-233-4293.

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

Spanish language film series: 7 p.m. at Harvey Hall Theater (UW-Stout, Menomonie). "Wrinkles" animated, 2014 Spain, with English subtitles. Free; public is welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 13

WHEAP sign-up: 1-3 p.m. at Dunn County Job Center (401 Technology Dr., Menomonie). Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Twisted Sister Arts Galleria: 4-8 p.m. at Oaklawn Inn (423 Technology Dr., Menomonie). Creative artisans from throughout the Chippewa Valley offer wall art, jewelry and a variety of one-of-a-kind treasures.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Music at the UU: 8 p.m. at Menomonie Unitarian Society's meeting hall (105 21st St. North) Take2Day Duo, vocalist Barbara Lyon with Patrick Pesek-Herriges on piano perform jazz, blues, standards and original tunes. Suggested donation is $8; nonalcoholic beverages will be sold by ALANO Club.

CrossFit Kids: 2-3 p.m. at Machine Shed Sports Performance (2021 S. Broadway. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System. For info and to register by Oct. 10, visit Menomonie's Classses & Events page at mayoclinichealthsystem.org, or call 1-866-375-7464.

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

Monday, Oct. 17

WHEAP sign-up: 10 a.m.-noon at Grapevine Senior Center (121 S. Main St., Colfax). Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Oct. 19-20

Adult mental health First Aid training: 5-9 p.m. at Arbor Place (4076 Kothlow Ave., Menomonie). Open to Dunn County residents and employees. Free; limited seating. To register, send name, phone number, email address, occupation and employer name (if any), and reason for enrolling to Sheli Jo Metzger at smetzger@arborplaceinc.com; visit http://smetzger3.wixsite.com/dunncountymhfa; call 715-235-4537, ext. 224; or mail info to Arbor Place Inc., attn: Sheli Jo Metzer, 4076 Kothlow Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751.

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.

Spanish language film series: 7 p.m. at Harvey Hall Theater (UW-Stout, Menomonie). "The Travel Agent" 2015 Spain, Italy, with English subtitles. Free; public is welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 20

WHEAP sign-up: 1-3 p.m. at Dunn Energy Cooperative (N5725 600th S., Menomonie). Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Candlelight vigil/walk: 7-9 p.m., The Bridge to Hope (1901 S. Broadway, Menomonie). Walk starts at The Bridge through Main Street (as far as Burger King) and back in remembrance and to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence. Candles provided; wear purple if possible.

Beginning calligraphy: 5:30-8 p.m. at ACT School of the Arts (behind Wilson Place at 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie). Instructor is Sally Rogers; cost is $35 for three sessions. For ages 16 and over. Registration form available at zenwarrior.com/ACTreg.pdf; mail with class fee to ACT, 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie 54751. Questions: 715-233-4293.

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.

Monday, Oct. 24

WHEAP sign-up: 10 a.m.-noon at Boo'z Bar & Grill (414 Main St., Knapp). Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

WHEAP sign-up: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Boyceville Town Hall (903 Main St.) Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Coffee and cards: doors open at 5:15 p.m. at Knapp Stout & Company Store and Coffee House in Downsville. Stamp a stack of greeting cards of your choice. No fee to attend; come when you can, leave when you must. Supplies include; cost is $2/card. For info, call 715-235-4749 or 715-664-8260.

Oct. 27-30

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

Friday, Oct. 28

WHEAP sign-up: 9-11 a.m. at Lakeland Cooperative (203 Railroad St., Ridgeland). Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to pay portion of home heating and/or electric costs from Oct. 1-May 15, 2017. Eligible Dunn County residents can also call Dunn County Human Services at 715-232-1116 for info.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Madame Lanita: 10 a.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). A mysterious middle-aged gypsy shares the three most important aspects of gypsy life: storytelling, singing and dancing. Tickets are $5, general admission. Call 715-235-0001, ext. 100; online at www.mabeltainter.org; or visit the box office Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or one hour before the show.

Dance clinic for kids: 11 a.m. at UW-Stout's Sports & Fitness Center (west gym, Room 54). Kids will dance along with Blue Devil dance team at halftime of UW-Stout vs UW-Platteville football, scheduled to kickoff at 2 p.m. For info: bluedevilsdanceteam @gmail.com

Harvest of Harmony: 2 p.m. matinee, 5:15 p.m. evening shows at Martin Anderson Gymnasium (601 University, Colfax). Red Cedar Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus presents its 10th annual show. Matinee -- $8/adult, $3/child -- includes dessert and refreshments; evening show -- $12/adult (presale $10), $5/child -- includes soup dinner with dessert and refreshments. Tickets at the door, for purchase from members, or by calling 715-556-3267.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

My Night to Cook: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Menomonie High School (1715 Fifth St., W - classroom kitchen). Free class for children ages 10 and older. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System. For info and to register by Oct. 28, visit Menomonie's Classses & Events page at mayoclinichealthsystem.org, or call 1-866-375-7464.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Jeans & jewels charity gala: 5-9 p.m. at Off Broadway Banquet Center, Menomonie. Fundraiser benefits the Community Foundation of Dunn County. Black tie or Western wear, event features dinner, dancing, raffles, silent and live auctions. For details, visit jeansandjewels.cfdunncounty.org

Nov. 10-12

Menomonie Quilt Festival: 3-day event includes The Bridge to Hope Quilt Tour, barn quilt class and bus tour, internationally know author Laurie Aaron Hird, quilting classes and more. Register at www.thebridgetohope.org, or on Facebook group Menomonie Quilt Festival.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Reach for the Stars: 6-9 p.m. at The Lismore, Eau Claire. Fundraiser for Reach, Inc. serving adults and children with disabilities thoughout the Chippewa Valley. Event features dinner, raffle, silent auction and performance by the Special Angels. Tickets are $50; contact Adrian Klenz at 552-2763, aklenz@reach-inc.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.

The WhiteSideWalls: 7-9:30 p.m. at Stout Ale House (North Broadway, Menomonie) Popular doo-wop band performs in a fundraiser for the Dunn County Veterans Relief Fund and Jr. Achievement of Wisconsin.

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 (www.thebridgetohope.org) or $12 day of event at all locations. For info: 715-235-9074.

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 zenwarrior.com/ACTreg.pdf; mail with class fee to ACT, 107 Wilson Ct., Menomonie 54751. Questions: 715-233-4293.

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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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