GERMAN MEAL: A German meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 Hogeboom Ave.

The menu includes pork with gravy, bratwurst, mashed potatoes, German potato salad, sauerkraut, sweet and sour cabbage, rutabagas, German breads and desserts, milk and coffee.

Tickets cost $10 for adults; $25, family of four; and free, children 3 and younger. Call the church office, 715-834-4028, to reserve tickets.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used to help St. Matthew youth go to the national youth gathering this summer and to pay school fees for children in the African country of Nigeria.

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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 presentation, “Researching in Salt Lake City: Tips and Ideas for Success,” by member Anita Reid, who spent 12 days studying and learning new research techniques at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

For more information, call 874-6678 or visit

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VETERANS DAY: The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville will observe Veterans Day on Sunday.

At 10 a.m., the names of the 1,244 Vietnam War veterans, 877 Korean War veterans and 150 Iraq War veterans from Wisconsin who were either killed or missing in action will be read and honored with the tolling of the Liberty Bell. Volunteers are needed to help read these names.

At 11 a.m., the Liberty Bell will be tolled and “Taps” will be played in special honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will start at 1 p.m. It will be held indoors in The Learning Center. Highground board member Steve Maddox will preside over the ceremony.

Gary Foster, author of “Notes From the Trenches — A Musician’s Journey Through World War I,” will give a presentation and speak during the 1 p.m. ceremony.

Additional World War I German and U.S. military items will be on display.

A drawing to determine the winners of the 2018 Veterans Raffle will take place after the Veterans Day ceremony.

For more information, call 715-743-4224 or send an email to

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CLEAN ENERGY: A free movie, “A Clean Energy Revolution,” will be shown this month at two locations in Eau Claire.

The movie, hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will be at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St., on Tuesday and at the Woodland Theater at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center on Sunday, Nov. 18.

Both showings will be at 6:30 p.m.

An informal presentation and discussion about local clean energy initiatives will follow the 70-minute film.

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GRANT WRITING: L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St., is teaming up with the Foundation Center to present “Introduction to Proposal Writing.”

The live webinar will be available for viewing in the library’s Chippewa Room from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The program is intended for grant writers at all levels. Registration is not required.

The class will include the basic elements of a proposal, the do’s and don’ts of writing and submitting a proposal and how to follow up on an acceptance or a rejection.

Lori Guidry of the Foundation Center office in San Francisco is the featured presenter.

Guidry oversees Foundation Center public services and programming for the social sector in the Bay Area, helping nonprofits in the region find the information and tools they need to be successful.

For more information, call 715-839-5004 or send an email to

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IMMIGRATION FORUM: The American Association of University Women-Chippewa Falls Branch, will host a public forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls.

Speakers from JONAH, Joining Our Neighbors in Advancing Hope, will give a brief overview of their mission with a broader discussion on their immigration project.

The forum is free and refreshments will be served.

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CRAFT SALE AND DINNER: The Alano Club of Menomonie is hosting a craft sale and Thanksgiving dinner in November.

The fourth annual Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the club at 105 21st St. North, Menomonie, which is near the hospital.

Food will be available for purchase.

The club invites everyone to its annual community Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Please bring a dish to pass. Donations are appreciated.

From staff reports

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