Through Dec. 26
A Wilson Family Christmas exhibit, tour: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson Place Mansion (101 Wilson Ct., Menomonie). Tour features history of Menomonie families, and the nation during the Civil War, especially the story of the city’s founder, Captain William Wilson and his family. Tickets are $5 per person (cash only, please).
Winter market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays at The Raw Deal (603 S. Broadway, Menomonie). Features vendors from the Menomonie’s farmers and art markets.
Dec. 2-4, 9-11
MTG’s A Little House Christmas: 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, 9 & 10; 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, 4, 10 & 11 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie). Menomonie Theater Guild presents a family-friendly play based on “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder and adapted for the stage by James DeVita. Special Little House Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 4 following the 2 p.m. show. Cost to attend party is $8/person or $35/family. Tickets for the play are $15/adults and $12/students & seniors, available by visiting menomonietheaterguild.com or calling 715-231-7529.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Scandinavian Bake Sale: 9-10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (910 Ninth St., Menomonie). Baked goods include: Lefse, rosettes, krumkake and many other cookies and candies. OSL Cookbook: “Welcome to Our Table” will be available. Contact Sally Schendel at 715-232-8118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Tour of Homes: 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC Church (420 Wilson Ave, Menomonie). Features the church and three local homes decorated for the holidays, soup sampling soup, raffles, live music, shopping for homemade gifts and holiday baked goods. Tickets: $6 the day of the tour at the church or any tour house. For info: Carol Ropella at 715-235-7980 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Postcards from the Past: 1-3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Author and photographer David Tank will shares his experience of taking photos for his popular series. Call 715-232-2164, ext. 10 for detail.
Aveda holiday open house, coat drive: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Leissa’s Hair Studio & Day Spa (226 Main St., Menomonie). Bring in a new or gently worn coat to enter for a chance to win a makeover and spa package and enjoy complimentary Aveda hand treatments, chair massage, hors d’oeuvres and holiday treats. For info: 715-235-4700 or www.leissas.com
Hmong New Year: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the multipurpose room at UW-Stout’s Sports and Fitness Center (220 13th Ave. E, Menomonie). Hosted by Hmong Stout Student Organizations, event features live music, dance, fashion, food, volleyball tournament, followed by a free dance from 7-11 p.m. at Memorial Student Center. Admission is $3 for the public before 2 p.m. and free for Stout students, faculty and staff, children 5 and younger, and anyone 55 or older.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Symphonic Band concert: 2 p.m. in the Great Hall (at UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center, Menomonie). “Many Moods of Winter” features a variety of traditional holiday music and performance by the Student Tower Saxophone Quartet. Tickets are $5, available online at http://tickets.uwstout.edu, Service Center in Memorial Student Center, by calling 715-232-1122, and at the door.
Beginning farmers virtual conference: 4-7 p.m., online. Free, 3-day event hosted by National Farmers Union, features farmer-to-farmer webinars, live Q&A, discussion board and giveaways. Register and learn more at https://nfu.org/growing-for-the-future.
Monday, Dec. 5
Santa & Mrs. Claus open house: 4-6 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road).
Mondays in motion: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Alliance Church gym (502 21st St. N., Menomonie). Free.
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Tuesday, Dec. 6
Water Quality Seminar: 7 p.m. at Rock Creek Town Hall (N995 County Road H, Mondovi). Kevin Masarik groundwater education specialist, addresses issues of groundwater, drinking water standards, important tests to perform on a well, factors affecting groundwater quality and ways to improve well water quality.
Need insurance?: 5-8 p.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar. Talk to a licensed navigator to see if you qualify for insurance. Free event hosted by Workforce Resources. For info: Julie Bruggenthies, 715-232-7380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Dec. 8
WinterDaze parade: Downtown Menomonie. Visit Santa, enjoy horse-drawn wagon ride from 4-6 p.m. at Clocktower Plaza on Main Street. Parade starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by fireworks over the lake. Visit www.mainstreetmenomonie.org for details.
Friday, Dec. 9
Coffee with a Cop: 8-10 a.m. at Acoustic Cafe (102 Main St., Menomonie). Officers from Menomonie Police Department will be on hand to visit with community members of all ages to talk about issues and build relationships over a cup of coffee in a relaxed atmosphere.
Music and Movement: 10-10:30 a.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Free.
Dec. 9 & 10
Surplus sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda Street in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park). Items include desks, metal folding, padded and office chairs, padded chairs, fake Christmas trees, monitors, electronics, shelving, large wooden stage, large event backdrop and more. Items will be priced to be sold (majority of items $5 or less) with all proceeds benefiting the Dunn County Historical Society. No items in the sale are artifacts. For info: visit www.dunnhistory.org or call 715-232-8685.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Community Conversations: 1 to 3 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Discussion centers on the documentary “Before the Flood” by Leonardo DiCaprio, made over three years, presents issues about climate change. Public is welcome.
Annual cookie walk: 1-5 p.m. at Charles Hall in St. Joseph Catholic Church (921 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). Features homemade cooks and candies sold by the pound. Visitors enjoy complimentary coffee — and cookies.
Free showing: 7 p.m. at Menomonie Seventh-day Adventist Church (E6451 S. County Road E., Menomonie). Documentary film “The Conscientious Objector” tells the World War II story of Desmond T. Doss, a 24-year-old medic from Lynchburg, Va. For info: call 715-946-3497 or visit Menomonie SDA Church Facebook page.
Kids Night Out: 6-9 p.m. at UW-Stout’s Sports and Fitness Center (220 13th Ave. E, Menomonie). More than 50 Blue Devil athletes lead children grades one through eight in games and activities. Pool open from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $10/child for first two children in family; $5 each additional child. Parents can stay, but need not be present. Concessions available. Register at http://athletics.uwstout.edu/documents/2016/11/29//Kids_Night_Out_Flyer_Fall_2016.pdf?id=1035
Holiday music for the world: 5-7 p.m. at The Raw Deal (603 S. Broadway, Menomonie). Greg Herriges on guitar and bouzouki in a solo performance to close out the holiday art show.
Sunday, Dec. 11
TubaChristmas-Menomonie: at St. Joseph Catholic Church (910 Wilson Ave.) Fifth annual concert, directed by Kim Johns, features tuba and euphonium players of all ages performing holiday tunes.
Holiday open house: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Arbor Place (4076 Kothlow Ave., Menomonie). Live music, personal stories, silent auction, food, door prizes, donation opportunities. For info: 715-235-4537.
Heritage Speakers series: 1:30 p.m. at Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St. in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park). Featured is Eau Claire native Sandia Kosmo, author of Wakanda Whooper, The Curious Cinnamon Crane. The event is free and open to the public; museum admission is not included. For info: visit www.dunnhistory.org or call 715-232-8685.