Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Around Town Briefs 11/9/17

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the Community Room at Dove Healthcare-West, 1405 Truax Blvd.

More than 20 vendors will feature re-purposed crafts, quilts, mittens, doll clothes, candles, jewelry, gift baskets, wood art, lotions and resident crafts.

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KIDS’ NIGHT OUT: Children can enjoy a fun evening during Eau Claire Parks and Recreation’s “Kids’ Night Out” from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Sherman Elementary School, 3110 Vine St.

Participants, ages 4 to 12, will enjoy supervised crafts, outdoor fun, gym games, and a healthy snack.

Younger children should be toilet trained.

Cost is $10 for participants who pre-register and $12 for drop-in participants.

To register, visit​reg.

For more information, call 715-839-5032.

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GENEALOGY: The Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park.

A short business meeting will be followed with a program by Lori Bessler, a reference librarian and outreach coordinator at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives in Madison.

Bessler specializes in breaking down brick walls and finding hard-to-find resources.

Her presentation will show how to use as a tool.

The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 715-874-6678 or visit

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UW-STOUT HISTORY: The history of UW-Stout, from its founding to the modern age, will be discussed at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie.

The Heritage Speaker Series, sponsored by the Dunn County Historical Society, will host Jerome Poling, author of “An Idea Comes of Age: UW-Stout, 1891-2016.”

Poling is assistant director of University Communications at UW-Stout.

The book was published in December to commemorate UW-Stout’s 125th anniversary.

“An Idea Comes of Age” chronicles the university’s major challenges and changes starting with its humble beginning as a manual training school to becoming Stout Institute, winning the national Baldrige award and being named Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University.

Approximately 140 historic photos are included in the 497-page hardcover book.

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CASTLEROCK PROGRAM: A special program at Castlerock Museum in Alma featuring museum founder Gary Schlosstein will be at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Schlosstein will take visitors on a walk around the museum, sharing stories behind some of the rare and fascinating artifacts in the museum’s collection. He will also point out and discuss many exciting new additions made in the past year.

Schlosstein first started collecting when he was 10 years old with a Civil War musket he bought at an antique store for $3.

His passion for ancient and medieval arms and armor began in the early 1980s, when a friend convinced him to buy several medieval polearms.

Over the years this collection grew, leading Schlosstein to start up the nonprofit that is Castlerock Museum as a permanent place to house and display the collection to the public.

The museum officially opened its doors in 2011 and celebrated its sixth anniversary in July.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

For more information, contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or by email at

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ANTIQUE APPRAISAL: An antique appraisal event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Mark Moran is an author of dozens of antiques reference guides. He conducts community events that involve appraisal of antiques, collectibles and decorative arts in the Midwest.

Appraisals are by appointment only. To register or for more information, call 715-723-1146. Limit of one item per person.

Only certain items will be evaluated. Contact the library for acceptable items.

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AG INNOVATION: John Romines, vice president of seed sales with WinField United, Land O’Lakes, is the 2017 Innovator in Residence speaker at UW-River Falls.

Romines will present “Growing a Brighter Future” at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Romines will discuss using innovation in agriculture to grow more food with fewer resources to feed a growing population.

Romines grew up on a diversified livestock and burley tobacco farm in southern Kentucky.

After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1986, Romines began his career in the cooperative system. He had the opportunity to be involved with six different national cooperative systems.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Business and Economics partnered to offer this event.

For more information, call 715-425-3176.

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TWO KOREAS: Fulbright Visiting Professor Won Jun Nam will speak on “The Two Koreas” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center as part of the “Year of” program at UW-River Falls.

His speech, “The Two Koreas: In the Eyes of a South Korean Temporarily Visiting America,” is free and open to the public.

Nam is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Hankuk University, the major language university of South Korea.

His visit to River Falls from Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterrey, Calif., where he has been conducting research since the beginning of the year, is enabled in part by the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund.

An additional lecture by Nam, “Translation Studies in Korea and the Challenges We Face,” will be at 3:30 p.m. the same day in 282 Kleinpell Fine Arts. It is also free and open to the public.

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FUNDRAISER: A scholarship fundraiser, in honor of Rusk County Sheriff’s deputy Dan Glaze — who was killed in the line of duty in October 2016 — will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at JS Supper Club, W9594 U.S. 8, Ladysmith.

The proceeds will be used toward education for those seeking to work in law enforcement.

The event includes wine sampling and more than 20 crafters and vendors.

Drinks and food will be available for purchase.

From staff reports

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