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.

Saturday, Jan. 14

Chili cook-off and bean bag tournament: 10 a.m.-midnight at Veteran’s Center Foxhole Bar (E4710 County Rd. BB, Menomonie). Hosted by Vets Fighting 4 Vets. Cook-off registration ($10 entry, one gallon minimum) at 10 a.m. with testing from 1-4 p.m. First prize $250, second $150, third $100. Bean bag registration ($25/team) 2-3:30 p.m., tournament 4-8 p.m. First prize $200, second $100, third $50. Live music by The Cutaways 9 p.m.-midnight. For info: visit Facebook page or email VETSF4VETS@gmail.com

Monday, Jan. 16

Celebration to honor MLK’s legacy: 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ (420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). Community-wide event features local speakers and musical selections by Dr. Mark Pruett and the Oaklawn Elementary School choir, Tim Lutz, director. A group of middle school students to present a tribute to “The Little Rock Nine.” A service project to support students in need of winter supplies will follow the program. All are welcome.

DCAREA meets: Noon at Menomonie Moose Lodge (720 19th Ave. East). Featured speaker for Dunn County Area Retired Educators’ Association meeting will be Joe Baye of Ladysmith, Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association Legislative Committee Representative. All retired Dunn Country area educators are invited to attend. For information, contact Tom Slupe, DCAREA president, at 715-235-4183.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17

DCEDC annual meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center (10th Street, Menomonie). Speaker Jim Bensen, president emeritus of Bemidji State University, on “Honor yesterday — Appreciate today — Celebrate tomorrow.” To register, visit dunnedc.com, email cherie.haglund@dunnedc.com, or call 715-232-4009.

Pollinator, perennial field garden: 6:30 p.m. at Dunn County Community Services Building (Suite 102, UW-Extension Dunn County, 3001 US Highway 12, Menomonie). Hosted by Dunn County Master Gardener Association, featured speaker Tom Walsh recently put in a large pollinator and perennial field garden to attract birds and pollinators and will discuss his reasons and research. All are welcome.

Friday, Jan. 20

Music and Movement: 10-10:30 a.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Free; registration not required.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Community Conversation: 1-3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). The public is invited to a presentation by Jim Swanson entitled “An American Heritage, Public Lands in the U.S.: Their History, Philosophy and Use.”

Jaime Jorge: 7:30 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). Jorge, a Cuban-born concert violinist launches the classical series with a performance of spiritual pieces that are both passionate and uplifting. Tickets are $20; 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.

Rock n’ Roller skating: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at VisionQuest Entertainment Center (N4439 440th St., Menomonie). Free; includes quad skates. Register online at mayclinichealthsystem.org, or call 1-866375-7464 to register by Jan. 18.

Comedian/magician David Harris: 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Church (910 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). Harris headlines St. Joe’s home and school fundraiser. Tickets are $25 by Jan. 8; $30 after Jan. 7; $175 for table of six. Event includes social hour, dinner, live auction, games and more. Call 715-232-4922 for reservation. For info, email SJHS President Julie Zack at jayboo5@hotmail.com.

Women’s March on Menomonie: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the sidewalk by the UW-Stout Clocktower Plaza (200 block of Main Street). Local event to march in solidarity with those going to the Women’s March Washington, D.C. and demonstrate support for the community. All are welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Indie Film Series: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). “Love and Friendship” set in 1790’s London, centers on the recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) who seeks refuge with her in-laws to escape the scandalous rumors surrounding her private life. Rated PG. Information can be directed to Kate by phone at 715-232-2164 or by e-mail: info@menomonielibrary.org.

Monday, Jan. 23

Suicide prevention info session: 6-7:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Free and open to the public, the program is hosted by Dunn County Mental Health Improvement Project. The presenters are Amy Polzin, LPC and Chelsalyn Smith, RN, BSN. For info, contact Sheli Jo Metzger at 715-235-4537 or smetzger@arborplaceinc.com

Before the Flood documentary: 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Congregational UCC (420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). Film presents accounts of dramatic changes occurring worldwide due to climate change. Free, w/discussion following film. For info, call 715-235-5838 or visit www.menomonieucc.org

Super foods for a healthier you: 1 p.m. at Dunn County Community Services (Room 101, 3001 U.S. Hwy 12 E., Menomonie). Hosted by DC Association for Home and Community Education, focus is on importance of self-care and healthy choices. Register by Jan. 17; call 715-232-1636, or email michelle.giese@ces.uwex.edu.

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

Thursday, Jan. 26

Estate planning: 1-3 p.m. at Dunn County Community Services Building (Room 202, 3001 USH 12 East, Menomonie). Presented by attorney Bridget Finke of Valley Crossing Law. Hosted by Dunn County UW-Extension. Pre-registration requested. Call 715-232-1636, or email katie.wantoch@ces.uwex.edu.

Intro to bees and beekeeping workshop: 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at Menomonie Alliance Church (502 21st St. N). Presented by Dunn County Beekeepers and intended for those with no experience. Cost is $48 per person ($8 for each additional family member), or $25 for 4-H, FFA or Scout youth members; includes meals, breaks, materials and course book. Limited to 50 families. Pre-registration required by Jan. 28. Form available at http://www.dunncountybeekeepers.org/beekeeper-workshop, or call 715-265-9284.

Friday, Jan. 27

Candlelight ski: 6-9 p.m. at Red Cedar Trail Depot (off Highway 29 West in Menomonie). Three candlelit trails to cross country ski, snowshoe or hike. Limited ski rentals available in advance from Stout Adventures (715-235-5625). Snowshoes provided by Mayo Clinic Health System. Hot chocolate and warm fire included. For info: 715-232-1242. (In case on no snow, event will be held for walking.)

Music and Movement: 10-10:30 a.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Free; registration not required.

Saturday, Jan.28

Paula Poundstone: 9:30 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). A second show has been added for the popular comedian. One of the country’s foremost humorists, Paula Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me”. Tickets are $50, 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Menomonie Chamber annual banquet: 5 p.m.-reception & raffle; 6:30 p.m.-dinner & program at UW-Stout’s Great Hall (in Memorial Student Center). Special guest Deputy Secretary of Tourism Sarah Klavas will speak about the impact of tourism on businesses and communities. Tickets are $65/person or $475.00/table of 8 (by Jan. 20). To purchase or for info, call Donna Nygard at 715-235-90987, or visit www.menomoniechamber.org/annual-banquet

Saturday, Feb. 4

Learn how to snowshoe: 10 a.m.-noon at Glen Hills Park (1049 RR #3, Glenwood City). Bring your own snowshoes or rent one of our limited pairs for $5. Cos tis $7/person—children under 16 free with paying adult. To register, contact Aleisha Miller at 715-531-1915 or aleisha.miller@co.saint-croix.wi.us

Monday, Feb. 6

Pages and Pints book club: 6:30-8 p.m. at The Duke and Dagger in Menomonie. Meeting the first Monday of the month, sign up at the Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road), the club’s sponsor. Event is free, but patrons are responsible for purchasing their own sustenance! For info, call 715-232-2164, or email info@menomonielibrary.org

Saturday, Feb. 11

Menomonie Polar Plunge: Noon-3 p.m. at Wakanda Park (909 Pine Ave. East). Fundraiser for Special Olympics Wisconsin invites participants to put on a wacky costumer, raise money ($75 minimum) and jump in a lake to benefit 1,000 local S.O. athletes. Food, music, bonfires, prizes. Groups can register at PlungeWI.org. Call Karen Kraus at 715-833-0833 for info.

Day of mindfulness: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Simply Dunn, Downsville. Organized by Red Cedar Buddha Sangha, Mindfulness in a World of Action will be led by Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor — meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, mindful discussion. For info, contact Warren Lang at warrenlang@charter.net or 715-235-5686; register at redcedarbuddha.org

Sunday, Feb. 12

Author visit: 1:30-3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Local author and photographer Bruce Siebold will share his new book, “Thank You Sun”, a collection of 26 years of sunsets and a chronicle of the history of his Eighty Acres Farm while celebrating and protecting the land for future generations. Books will be available for purchase. For info, call 715-232-2164.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Michael Perry and the Long Beds: 7:30 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). Best-selling author Perry is also a musician with a unique country music perspective. For ticket info, visit mabeltainter.org

Saturday, Feb. 18

Fiber Arts & Folk Life Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chippewa Valley Museum (in Eau Claire’s Carson Park). Family friendly event features exhibits, hands-on projects and many free activities. Admission is $7/adults, $4/ages 5-17, free/4 and under. For info, contact Karen Jacobson at 715-834-7871 or k.jacobson@cvmuseum.com.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Long-term care planning for future needs: 1-3 p.m. at Dunn County Community Services Building (Room 202, 3001 USH 12 East, Menomonie). Presented by Steve Shapiro, Medigap insurance specialist for Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care. Hosted by Dunn County UW-Extension. Pre-registration requested. Call 715-232-1636, or email katie.wantoch@ces.uwex.edu.

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.

Thursday, March 9

Red Cedar Watershed Conference: UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center in Menomonie. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/profed/redcedar.

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 katie.wantoch@ces.uwex.edu.

July 31-Aug. 1

Midwest Craft 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 kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org

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

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