Arrr ye ready for some pirate fun? Then join Hudson Hot Air Affair to observe "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" at a special event promoting the 2019 Hot Air Affair theme: Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean. The pirate party fundraiser will be held 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Hop & Barrel Brewing Company, 310 Second St. in downtown Hudson. This free admission event is open to the public.
St. Croix County Public Health and Community Development have learned of a manure spill reported in the Town of Rush River on Sept. 11, 2018. The reported spill occurred at 2061 30th Ave., Baldwin, which is a half mile from the Rush River. The area is sparsely populated and there are no wells within a short distance of the spill location. However, this area has several sinkholes that could be a conduit to groundwater. Residents who are concerned should consider testing their well water for bacteria.
St. Croix County Historical Society will host its annual Vintage & Variety Yard Sale Fundraiser Sept. 20-22 on the lawn of the Octagon House Museum at 1004 Third St., Hudson. The sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This unique sale features an eclectic collection of vintage pieces, antiques, furniture, home and garden items and much more.
The Hudson Hometown Music Fest offers a day's worth of local and area talent at the fourth annual festival Sept. 8. The free family-friendly day of music will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County Road UU, east of Hudson. The event will showcase talented musicians in the Hudson area with bands including Boondoggle, The Buck Tucker Band, Laura & the Lagerheads, Trandy Blue, Dog of Roq Denny Cooper, Truth & Rumors and Boondoggle Unplugged. The music schedule includes country, blues, folk, classic and current rock and roll.
There are only a handful of foods that are just too delicious to resist, and bacon is one of them! With this in mind, the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau presents the sixth annual Bacon Bash, the nation's largest free bacon festival, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
Auditions for new members of the 2018 Phipps Festival Chorus will be held 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the music studio, and 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the River Room of The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The public is invited to the 54th annual Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, at the outdoor rodeo arena at the UWRF Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, on the corner of Wasson Lane and Cemetery Road in River Falls. A single performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and two performances on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase at the concession stand.
September is a great month to welcome you back, not just to the routine of school and work but to the library as well. We hope that you've been utilizing all that the library has to offer year round, but we know that some of our patrons haven't visited us lately. I can think of so many good reasons why you haven't been to the library. For one, there just aren't enough hours in the day. But if you've been avoiding the library due to overdue fines or charges, we would like to welcome you back.
We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival. The Spring Valley Community Center will put water in Wisconsin on display in a new museum exhibit. The historical exhibit will run through Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free with donations encouraged.
The Hudson Hometown Music Fest, a family-friendly day of music, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County Road UU. Admission is free. The event will showcase talented musicians in the Hudson area with bands including Boondoggle, The Buck Tucker Band, Laura & the Lagerheads, Trandy Blue, Dog of Roq Denny Cooper, Truth & Rumors and Boondoggle Unplugged. The music schedule includes country, blues, folk, classic and current rock and roll.