Tuesday, Sept. 18

Wisconsin plants: 6:30-7:15 p.m. at Dunn County Service Building (Room 101, 3001 US Highway 12 East, Menomonie). Hosted during the Dunn County Master Gardener meeting is Jan Szalai who will talk about 26 native Wisconsin plants essential for all know about. Learn whether they are edible, medicinal or if you simply should stay away. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Mabel's Main Street Outdoor Movie Night: 7 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). "Jurassic Park" in the parking lot. Bring chairs, a blanket, snacks, grab a drink from the Mabel, or get an order of pizza from Ted's Pizza. Free; donations will be accepted for future movie nights. Collaboration between MTCA and Downtown Menomonie (Main Street of Menomonie).

Free preview screening: 6:30 p.m. at historic octagonal schoolhouse at Simply Dunn (E4606 County Road C, Downsville). New POV film Dark Money, followed by a discussion led by Steve Hanson, publisher at Wis.Community. Political thriller examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

Specialty Crop Field Day-cut flowers: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Greenlight Farm (611 5 1/2 Ave, Prairie Farm).  Individuals interested in learning how to grow, harvest and market cut flowers are invited to attend. Cost is is $20, which includes lunch. Persons interested in attending can register at http://somethingspecialwi.com/events/details/cut-flower-field-day-1663. Registration deadline is Sept. 16. For info, contact Kietra Olson at Kietra.Olson@Wisconsin.gov or Angie Sullivan at Angie.Sullivan@Wisconsin.gov.

Spanish Film Fest: 7-9 p.m. at Harvey Hall (721 Third St. East, Menomonie). UW-Stout in cooperation with Pragda presents a free screening of Spanish-language film Paraíso (Paradise).

Thursday, Sept. 20

The Mabel Laughs comedy night: 7:30 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie). Inaugural series features headliner Jakey Emmert — comedian, blogger and journalist named Funniest Person in the Twin Cities 2012 by ACME Comedy Club. Joined by Jodie Maruska, 20-year stand-up comedy veteran; Moe Yaqub, a young and upcoming comedian from Minneapolis; Courtney Baka, a comedian, writer and recovering mall goth; and Ryan Kahl, who began his comedy career at the ripe age of 18 in his hometown of Eau Claire. Tickets are $10 ($7 w/student ID). 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.

White Pine open mic: 6:30-9 p.m. at Simply Dunn Schoolhouse (E4606 Co. Rd. C, Downsville). White Pine is a quarterly gathering of local storytellers, poets, and musicians sharing their work in a friendly informal setting. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. for a 10-minute slot. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Come to listen or share.; $2 suggested donation. Everyone welcome.

Stout Starters—a speed friending event: 2-4 p.m. at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Memorial Student Center's ballrooms (302 10th Ave E., Menomonie). Meet new people, engage in fun conversation at this Talk to Strangers Series event. Modeled after speed networking, two strangers have seven minutes to converse using questions provided at each station. After seven minutes, it’s time to meet a new person. Spend 30 minutes or the whole two hours getting to know people from around campus and the surrounding community. Everyone is welcome. Organized by SPEAK UP, UW-Stout Library and the Menomonie Public Library.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Challenge and rope course adventures: Noon–2 p.m. at UW-Stout Challenge Course (corner of 18th Avenue and Fifth Street, Menomonie). Register by Sept. 12 at mayoclinichealthsystem.org

How to Adult (Kind of): 3-4 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Introducing a new program for community members ages 16-25. First session covers bare essential cooking — learn how to cook easy recipes for dorm living or creative meals on your own. Recipes provide. Free event; snacks provided.

Women on target: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Menomonie Shooting Range (E6007 510th Ave.) Event in which women get to shoot pistols, rifles, muzzleloaders, shotguns and bows. Everything is provided, including lunch and prizes. Two sessions: 8 a.m.-noon and noon to 4 p.m. For info, visit http://www.menomonierifleandpistolclub.org/events/wot2018-flyer.pdf.

Pancake breakfast: 8-11 a.m. at Dunn County Ice Arena (in the Dunn County Rec Park in Menomonie). Cost is $6 to support the Menomonie High School Girls’ hockey players.

Sept. 22 & 23

Perfectly portable yo-yo's fabric hanging class: 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday & Noon-4 p.m. on Sunday at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Design and sew a small wall hanging that includes circles (thus the yo-yo effect) which you embellish with bling. Fabric will be furnished in either Valentine's or St. Patrick's theme. Bring your own sewing items (needle, thread, scissors) and bling items (buttons, charms, beads). For 16-adults; cost is $20 for two sessions. Call 715-235-7068 to reserve space and fabric.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Fall festival: 10 a.m. mass with music by Lima Polka Band, w/dinner at 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Elk Mound. On the menu: Baked ham, turkey breast, real mashed potatoes, rolls, creamed cole slaw, vegetable, rolls, pie, milk and coffee (adults-$9; ages 6-12-$5; age 5 & under free; carryouts available). Raffles (drawing at 3 p.m.)m 50/50, silent auction, country store with baked goods and crafts, cake walk, beanbag toss, football toss in the toilet, fish pond and other games, bingo (11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)   

Playing Video Games & Making History: 2 p.m. at Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St. NE, Menomonie). UW-Stout art historian and author Andrew Williams shares the link between video games and history in a highly visual and interactive presentation. Free; refreshments will be served.

Sept. 24-29

MHS homecoming: The week features competitions, assemblies and school spirit events. Coronation assembly will be Friday, Sept. 28, followed by the Homecoming Parade at 4 p.m. Because of the construction on Main Street, the parade route will start at the Shirley Doane Senior Center (a.k.a. Leisure Center) at 1412 Sixth St. East and progress to turn left on Ninth Street, turning left again on Wilson Avenue then Seventh Street, before returning to the Senior Center.

Monday, Sept. 24

Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power: 7-8:30 p.m. at United Church of Christ (420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). In this sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore updates the science and shows that while the stakes are high in the climate change challenge, solutions are still within reach. Follow-up discussion will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1. The community is invited to both free events.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

29th Assembly District candidates forum: 6:30 p.m. at Dunn County Judicial Center's multi-purpose room (615 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie). Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Chippewa Valley. Candidates are incumbent Rob Stafsholt (R), Libertarian Brian Corriea, and Democrat John Calabrese.

Joyful Noise Choir fall concert: 7 p.m. at Menomonie United Methodist Church (2703 Bongey Drive). “Our Favorite Songs" program includes “My Favorite Things,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” and “The Twist.”  The choir, open to anyone with or without disabilities, is directed by Linda Bark. No charge; refreshments will be served afterwards. Call 715-235-0654 for info.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Red Cedar Demonstration Farm 2018 Fall Field Day: 12:30–3:30 p.m. (rain or shine) at Red Cedar Demonstration Farm (near the intersection of Hwy 12/29 East and Stokke Parkway, Menomonie). Topics and speakers will focus on cover crops. Register by Sept. 21 to ensure an adequate number of handouts; contact Katie Wantoch at katie.wantoch@ces.uwex.edu or phone 715-232-1636.

]Dunn County Democrats general meeting: 6:30 p.m. at 710 Fourth St , Menomonie. Upcoming election and campaign events will be discussed. Meet Charlie Warner, 93 Assembly District candidate. Snacks served. All are welcome.

Spanish Film Fest: 7-9 p.m. at Harvey Hall (721 Third St. East, Menomonie). UW-Stout in cooperation with Pragda presents a free screening of Spanish-language film Niñas arañas (Spider Thieves).

Thursday, Sept. 27

Fall supper & bake sale: 4:30-7 p.m. at Wilson Lutheran Church (401 310th St.) On the menu: Meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, vegetable, breads, desserts and beverage. Free will offering; proceeds go toward Wilson Lutheran Helping Hands.

Concert and readings: 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeland Area Community Center (200 Diamond St.) Hay River KTC Meditation Center is sponsoring an acoustic guitar and readings performance by David Gonzalez who has performed at Lincoln Center in New York City and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The free event is his gift to the Hay River KTC Meditation Center and the community. 

Friday, Sept. 28

Run Like Hell-Pink Floyd Tribute: 7:30 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie). St. Paul, Minn.-based Run Like Hell celebrates the sights and sounds of one of the world's most successful and influential bands of all time, recreating the excitement of the original Pink Floyd experience in a way that even the most serious fan can appreciate. Tickets are $25. 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.

Saturday, Sept. 29

The Looney Lutherans: 7:30 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie). This trio of wacky gals are on tour promoting their new cookbook, "USE YOUR FOOD, a guide to healthy living inside and out, from our kitchen to yours, EAT LIKE A LUTHERAN!" Using music, comedy, and some help from the audience, they share some of their age-old wisdom for living a long and healthy life ... the Lutheran way! Tickets are $15. 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.

Step Up to Hunger 5K Walk/Run: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Red Cedar Trail (Menomonie). Family friendly 5K. Register online at www.steppingstonesdc.org or at event at 9 a.m. Walk/run starts at 10 a.m. T-shirt and swag bag to first 100 registrants. Medals for best times; prizes for top pledge-getters. Chili and cornbread feed — free to participants — follows. All ages welcome. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones' programs. Cost is $20/adults; $10/children 6-18; 5 & under-free.

Framed living art: 10 a.m. at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Designing and making an art project in a deep shadow-box type frame using twigs, rocks, shells, moss and miniature plants. Bring your own frame box and supplies will be furnished. For ages 14-adult; cost is $35. Call 715-231-3733.

Wine glass painting 101: 1-4 p.m. at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Design and paint your glass, or choose teachers design. Paint and glass are supplied. Bring a small paint brush or your own glass if desired. Cost is $20. Call 715-235-0539 to reserve your space. 

6th annual Fall Fest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Barn Again Lodge (South 683 Lovely Road, Mondovi). More than 50 crafters and vendors on display from 10 a.m.-4 pm., with entertainment by Two Frets Up, Rich Schroeder Music, and Jeff & Jerry. Event features concessions, beer & wine bar, bouncy house, wagon rides, chain saw and pumpkin carving, face painting, medallion hunt, basket, Chinese and sportsman's raffles, door prizes, 50-50 tickets, petting zoo, tarot card reading, sandbox money find, and the Fireman Challenge. All proceeds support the Mondovi Fire Department.

John Russell — A Celebration of a Life Well-Lived: 2-5 p.m. at Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St. NE, Menomonie). Photographer, historian,author, artist and innovator, John Russell passed away on Aug. 30. Join the Russell family as they celebrate his amazing life. Share a story, share a laugh, or shed a tear. Open house begins at 2 p.m. with a program of remembrance beginning at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Pages and Pints Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. at The Duke & Dagger (120 6th Ave W, Menomonie). Free monthly event sponsored by the Menomonie Public Library; patrons are responsible for purchasing their own sustenance. Book is Educated, by Tara Westover who was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer, she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard. Contact the Information Desk at 715-232-2164 to sign up.

Transformational Leadership: 1-3 p.m. on UW-Eau Claire campus. A UW-EC continuing education event. Creating several strong leaders throughout an organization can lead to a positive, successful work environment and reduce employee turnover. Learn tactics on how you can improve your leadership skills and motivate others to do the same. Cost is $40; contact Claire Lindstrom at 715-836-3636 or couilldc@uwec.edu

Spanish Film Fest: 7-9 p.m. at Harvey Hall (721 Third St. East, Menomonie). UW-Stout in cooperation with Pragda presents a free screening of Portuguese-language film Mae So Ha Uma (Don't Call Me Son).

Monday, Oct. 1

American Red Cross Blood Drive: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar (2321 Stout Road, Menomonie). Go to redcross.org to register.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Kids in the Kitchen: 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Menomonie High School (1715 Fifth St. W.) Call 1-866-375-7464 to register by Sept. 28.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 & 10

Drawing 101 for adults, children: 4-6 p.m. at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Designed for an adult with a child.  Learn the basics of drawing — line, form, perspective, shading and more in this two-session class. Take home some pieces suitable for framing. Materials provided; light refreshments served. Cost is $35 per adult; $15 per child. Call 715-505-1864 to sign up.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Knowing News-community read intro: 7 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). UW-Eau Claire professor of journalism Jan Larson will introduce the modern journalism classic The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect. Copies of the book are available for checkout. All are welcome.

Oct. 4-6

Simulated Emergency Test (SET): 6:30 p.m. on Thursday through 1 p.m. on Saturday. Dunn County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group will participate in annual training exercise involving amateur radio operators nationwide to evaluate strengths, weaknesses in emergency preparedness and communications, and demonstrate amateur radio to the public. The local drill this year will simulate needed local communications in the event of a flood. This year they will simulate message handling for local government agencies, as well as health and welfare traffic commonly needed in an emergency. Open to ham radio operators or interested in the drill, group meetings are held at 9 a.m. at the Menomonie  Burger King. Call Gerry Leff (N9LRV) at 715-235-9246.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Faerie land dreamer class (parent & child): 10 a.m. at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Create a faerie land garden with your child.(8 & up). Some items will be available for sale. If you have any extra items (little figurines, etc.) for your garden, please bring them. Let's have some fun. Cost is $35/parent; $15/child. Contact Kaye at 715-231-3733.

Monday, Oct. 8

Starting a foot & nail care business: 6-9 p.m. at Florian Gardens (2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire). Sponsored by UW-EC Continuing Education. Workshop features current business owners in the industry sharing how to take the first steps to get started in the business. Cost is $69; call 715-836-3636 or email gilesjk@uwec.edu for information.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

My Night to Cook: 5:30–7 p.m. Menomonie High School (1715 Fifth St. W.) Call 1-866-375-7464 to register by Oct. 5.

Spanish Film Fest: 7-9 p.m. at Harvey Hall (721 Third St. East, Menomonie). UW-Stout in cooperation with Pragda presents a free screening of Spanish-language film Birdboy.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Winter wear open house: 4-7 p.m. at C-3 Center (1620 Stout Road, Menomonie). Hosted by C-3 and United Way of Dunn County, free winter coats, hats, gloves, snow pants, boots and more for the entire family. Infant, children and adult sizes available. Enjoy light refreshments and pick out your winter needs while supplies last. No early arrivals; rain or shine. Donations of new or gently used items accepted until Oct. 9. Call 715-231-3066 with questions.

Oct. 13 & 14

Halloween craft & vendor show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St. NE, Menomonie). Visit haunted booths and bring kids to trick or treat.

Saturday, Oct. 13

How to Adult (Kind of)-Resume basics: 3-4 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Program for community members ages 16-25. Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson will share the "how-to's" of resume buildings. Free event; snacks provided. This is a FREE event and snacks will be provided.

Oktoberfest Sip & Shop craft & vendor tour: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tiffany Creek Elementary (161 East St., Boyceville). Sponsored by The Women of Trinity Lutheran Church. Tour includes seven local vendors in area shops and many other at the school (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) Prize drawing at each location and grand prize for attendees who get their "passports" stamped at all locations. For info, call Mary Larson at 715-505-3326; Peggy Schutz at 715-556-2247; or Sharon Formoe at 715-702-2296.

Oct. 15 & 22

Drawing 101 for adults only: 6-8 p.m. at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Designed for an adult with a child.  Learn the basics of drawing — line, form, perspective, shading and more in this two-session class. Take home some pieces suitable for framing. Materials provided; light refreshments served. Cost is $35. Call 715-505-1864 to sign up.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Mabel's Main Street Outdoor Movie Night: 8 p.m. at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). "Hocus Pocus" and the original "Ghostbusters" in the parking lot. Bring chairs, a blanket, snacks, grab a drink from the Mabel, or get an order of pizza from Ted's Pizza. Free; donations will be accepted for future movie nights. Collaboration between MTCA and Downtown Menomonie (Main Street of Menomonie).

Thursday, Oct. 18

Knowing News-journalists panel: 7 p.m. at UW-Stout Memorial Student Center (Ballroom A, 302 10th Ave. East, Menomonie). Associate journalism professor Kate Edenborg from UW-Stout will lead a discussion with western Wisconsin and Twin Cities journalists on what it's like to work in today's newsroom.

Oct. 19-21

Friends of the Menomonie Public Library’s fall book sale: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. on Saturday; noon-2 p.m. on Sunday-Fill a bag for $5. Members only presale, 5-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 (can join that night).  Thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories; music, movies, audiobooks. Many items priced $1 or less; some specially priced books. Upgrade your reading collection while providing valuable funding for library services and programs. Provides funding for programs, services, and materials at the library. Donate books (accepted year-round) for the sale during library hours. For info, visit friends.menomonielibrary.org or Facebook at Friends of Menomonie Public Library.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Crime book club discussion: 2-3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). The Unquiet Dead: A Novel, by Ausma Zehanat Khan. Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases.

Thursday, Oct. 25

The Mabel Laughs comedy night: 7:30 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie). Featuring Erin Jackson, armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, she was a semi-finalist in the latest reboot of "Last Comic Standing" and is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. Tickets are $25 ($20 w/student ID). 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.

Author visit: 7-8 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Molly Patterson, From Where I Stand: Point of View in Novel Writing. Going beyond simple distinctions of first- and third-person and using the author’s novel "Rebellion" as an example, the talk will illuminate the benefits of employing diverse perspectives in novel writing. Event is co-sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Book Festival. Copies of Rebellion will be available for purchase and an autographing session will follow the presentation.

Oct. 26 & 27

The Dark Woods-A haunted trail: 7-10 p.m. on the Lions Club Nature Trail (unpaved) in Menomonie's Wakanda Park. Lantern led haunted walk will feature tales off murder, revenge and ghosts. Tours leave quarterly in groups of 15; spots are limited Stop by the Rassbach Museum or call 715-232-8685 to reserve a spot. Tickets are $5 in advance; $10 night of the event. 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Framed living art: 10 a.m. at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Designing and making an art project in a deep shadow-box type frame using twigs, rocks, shells, moss and miniature plants. Bring your own frame box and supplies will be furnished. For ages 14-adult; cost is $35. Call 715-231-3733.

Author visit: 1-2:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Danny Lee Amos will discuss the publication of his memoir, "Child 6150: A Plea for Help That Went Unanswered. Danny has publicized his story to encourage and assist newly released prisoners and promote the need for prison reform. Free.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Wisconsin's Most Haunted Locations: 1:30 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Chad Lewis takes the audience on a supernatural journey to some of the most bizarre places in Wisconsin. It covers the entire state of Wisconsin — featuring a sea serpent in Lake Pepin, a phantom creature prowling the woods to back road creatures, to UFOs hovering in the sky — and complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, folklore, and directions. Free; books available for purchase.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Knowing News-community read discussion: 7 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). UW-Eau Claire professor of journalism Jan Larson will lead a discussion about the modern journalism classic The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect.

Monday, Nov. 5 & 12

Painting 101 for adults only: Specify either 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. at Arts Coming Together gallery (107 Wilson Court, Menomonie, behind Wilson Place Museum). Also specify watercolor or acrylic — and wear old clothes or an apron.  Learn to paint a fall scene using the media of your choice in this two-session class. Materials provided by the instructor along with suggestions for other supplies; light refreshments served. Call 715-505-1864 with questions, costs, or to sign up.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Pages and Pints Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. at The Duke & Dagger (120 6th Ave W, Menomonie). Free monthly event sponsored by the Menomonie Public Library; patrons are responsible for purchasing their own sustenance. The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is the story of two girls living 800 years apart — a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker — places today’s headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again. Contact the Information Desk at 715-232-2164 to sign up.

Thursday, Nov. 15

The Mabel Laughs comedy night: 7:30 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie). Combining energetic storytelling, observations and fun crowd interaction, Cy Amundson is a brand of stand-up comedy all his own. Growing up one of nine children in rural Minnesota, his dad's strict television rules left him with few evening options other than Nick At Night. He's made multiple TV appearances, including ... Nick At Night's own comedy show, Mom's Night Out! Tickets are $20 ($15 w/student ID). 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.

Saturday, Nov. 17

How to Adult (Kind of)-Financial know-how: 3-4 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Program for community members ages 16-25. Megan from Citizens State Bank shares how to balance a checkbook, set a budget and other financial savvy stuff. Free event; snacks provided.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Crime book club discussion: 2-3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Midwinter Blood: A Thriller, by Mons Kallentoft. When the ice melts, what remains? Thirty-four years old, blond, single, divorced with a teenage daughter, Fors is the most driven superintendent who has ever worked on the police force in her small, isolated town. And the most talented. In her job, she is constantly moving through the borderland between life and death. Her path in life is violent and hazardous.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Be Empowered! Health care decision making: 3-6 p.m. at Clarion Hotel Campus Area, Eau Claire. Navigating medical decisions can be challenging at any stage of life. Get prepared at this free community event that wil.l provide information to be empowered when considering care options. Event will start with a screening of the Frontline documentary film "Being Mortal”, followed by a panel including a physician, chaplain, nurse, and social worker and a chance to discuss questions about care options during the Q+A session and with care resources from the community. Hosted by UWEC Continuing Education

Saturday, Dec. 15

How to Adult (Kind of)-Laundry basics: 3-4 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Sewing buttons and hemming, how to fold a fitted sheet, DIY stain removers. Program for community members ages 16-25.  Free event; snacks provided.

Thursday, March 21

The Mabel Laughs comedy night: 7:30 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie). One of the hottest comedians on the circuit, Godfrey grew up in Chicago where he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. With multiple film and TV credits to his name, he recently starred in his own one-hour special for Comedy Central, "Godfrey: Black By Accident." Tickets are $30 ($25 w/student ID). 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.

Thursday, April 18

The Mabel Laughs comedy night: 7:30 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie). Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folksinging mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. A semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, his act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable. Tickets are $20 ($15 w/student ID). 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.

 

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum

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