Thursday, Dec. 9
RF Area Retired Educators Association, 11 a.m. at West Wind Supper Club in River Falls. Christmas party with charades, gift exchange, lunch and ugly sweater contest. Always looking for new members from Hudson, Baldwin, Prescott, RF, Spring Valley, and New Richmond. Join us if you’re retired and worked in any capacity in public schools. Our chapter and the Wis. Retired Educator’s Association work to protect our pension. We also award scholarships and volunteer in schools and communities.
Winter Open House 12-7:30 p.m. at River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Live music, refreshments, crafts, RFHS Costumed Carolers and Winsome Hollow String Band, henna art, face painting, games with Fox Den Books and live reindeer. Middle School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Meyer Middle School Auditorium (230 N. Ninth St., River Falls) Friday, Dec. 10 Ellsworth Elementary Fourth Grade Musical, 2 p.m., Ellsworth Elementary gymnasium.
Santa Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., Kilkarney Hills Golf Course (163 Radio Road, River Falls). Photos with Santa, crafts and cookie decorating while you enjoy a fish fry. Reservations for six or more recommended. Friday, Dec. 10 & Saturday, Dec. 11 Plum City Appreciation Days, Plum City businesses.
Saturday, Dec. 11 Santa at Ptacek’s, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ptacek’s IGA (1005 Eagle Ridge Drive, Prescott). Belle Vinez Holiday Event, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Belle Vinez Vineyard & Winery (W10829 875th Ave., River Falls). Santa 1-4 p.m., sleigh rides, Christmas music, cookie decorating, local vendors, hot cocoa, mulled wine, outdoor fire and more.
Santa Claus Visit, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Family Fresh, (303 S. Main St., River Falls). Bring your own camera. Milk & Cookies with Santa on the Farm, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ti-Shi Dairy Inc./Colbenson Family Farm (N6182 290th St., Elmwood). Visit a dairy farm at this festive drive-thru event. Each car will receive free cookies, mike and cheese, along with an educational goodie bag for kids. Sponsored by the Pierce County Dairy Promotion Committee. Sunday, Dec. 12 Santa & Cookies, 2-4 p.m., The Garage Bikes + Brews (109 W. Cedar St., River Falls). Santa will visit and decorate cookies (for a fee) with 3 Schweet Sisters.
Monday, Dec. 13 Plum City Middle/High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Plum City MS/HS gym (907 Main St.) Prescott High School Band Concert, 7 p.m., PHS Performing Arts Center (1010 Dexter St.)
Tuesday, Dec. 14 Discover Together Tuesday Holiday Social, 11 a.m., lower level Ellsworth Public Library (312 W. Main St.) Spark holiday joy with games, music, friends, crafts, conversation. Refreshments will be provided following the program courtesy of Ellsworth Senior Center and Friends of the EPL.
Prescott Middle School Band Concert, 7 p.m., Prescott Performing Arts Center (1010 Dexter St.) Thursday, Dec. 16 Plum City Elementary Winter Concert, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Plum City Elementary School (621 Main St.) Ave Maria Academy Christmas Program & Bake Sale, Molly’s on Main (515 Main St.) Bake sale is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Build your own cookie trays, homemade holiday sweets, gift items. Program begins at 11 a.m. Luncheon served after the program. Community Book Club, 6:30 p.m., lower level Ellsworth Public Library (312 W. Main St.) Share your love of books, conversation and community. Books available for checkout at the library. This month’s selection is “Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen” by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Prescott Middle School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Prescott Performing Arts Center (1010 Dexter St.) Friday, Dec. 17 Christmas Cookie Walk, 2-6 p.m., Spring Valley Senior Living & Health Care (S830 Westland Drive, Spring Valley). Help raise funds for senior activities! Ellsworth Elementary First & Second Grade Concert, 2 p.m., EES gymnasium. St. Paul’s UCC Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (W5706 State Road 72, Ellsworth). Saturday, Dec. 18 Santa Breakfast Buffet, 8 a.m. Valley Bar & Grill (W10299 Highway 10, Prescott). Reservations to eat and visit with Santa are required. Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to noon, Emergency Services Building (S407 Newman Ave., Spring Valley). Free-will donation holiday cookie walk. All baked good, pre-plattered and sealed. Family favorites and traditional Christmas cookies. All proceeds go to the healthcare education scholarship. Our Savior’s Candy & Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (N6450 530th St., Beldenville). Homemade candy and cookies, silent auction. Questions? Call Donna Constant 715-307-0451. Mooney’s Christmas Party for Kids, 1 p.m., Mooney’s Rusty Horse Bar & Grill (S211 McKay Ave., Spring Valley). Get your photo taken with the Grinch, decorate cookies and crafts, play games, wrap gifts for seniors, cocoa and candy canes for all. Please bring an unwrapped gift. Santa’s Sip & Shop, 1-5 p.m., Rush River Brewing (990 Antler Court, River Falls), support local business while you holiday shop. Christmas on West Charlotte, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Ellsworth. The residents of West Charlotte Street will present their fifth annual display. Santa and other Christmas characters will be on hand, along with Ellsworth Fire Department members. Free refreshments and music, fires to warm yourself. Please bring a new unwrapped toy for the Shriner’s Hospital, a non-perishable item for the local food pantry or a donation for the Ellsworth Ambulance or Fire. Sunday, Dec. 19 Community Dinner, 3-7 p.m. Village Auditorium dining area (323 W. Winter Ave., Elmwood). To volunteer or donate, contact Hollie Day at 715- 520-0723.
Monday, Dec. 20 Elmwood 7-12 Winter Band/Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Elmwood High School Wolf Den Gym (213 Scott St. S.) Ellsworth High School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Ellsworth High School Cafetorium (323 Hillcrest St.)
River Falls High School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., RFHS Auditorium (818 Cemetery Road) Tuesday, Dec. 21 Elmwood K-6 Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m., Elmwood High School Wolf Den Gym (213 Scott St. S.) Thursday, Dec. 23 Elmwood Community Blood Drive, 12-6 p.m., Village Auditorium (323 W. Winter Ave.) Each donor will receive a red long-sleeved American Red Cross T-shirt. Saturday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, West Wind Supper Club (709 N. Main St., River Falls). Pick up a takeout breakfast to enjoy at home with a free-will donation. Money raised goes to the Free Clinic of Pierce & St. Croix Counties, making healthcare possible for those who have no other healthcare alternatives.