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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

General Events February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Contact your local school district to see how you can help support this nationwide celebration in your community. Also, you can visit our website for the latest information regarding Career and Technical Education at: http://cte.dpi.wi.gov/ CTE prepares individuals for a wide range of careers that reflect the modern workplace. High quality CTE programs incorporate rigorous academic and technical standards, as well as critical workplace skills such as problem solving, communication, and teamwork to ensure career and college success for its students. Join us on Facebook to see the most current social media from around our state at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Career-Technical-Education/446348712088347?fref=ts. Age Range: All Ages. Contact: brent.kindred@dpi.wi.gov. Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:00 PM. School Districts of Wisconsin. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Lenten Retreat: St. Francis and the Universe Story

General Events Francis, Clare and their contemporaries were aware of the Universe Story as they knew it in the 13th century. As mystics, they understood that everything is connected. As 21st century Franciscans and others who are concerned about relationships, we need to understand the Universe Story as we know it today. It is a story filled with mystery and awe. This story can enhance and deepen our spirituality, our connection to God, to other humans, other life forms, and our home on Earth. Each day will include a presentation and time for reading, reflecting, journaling and sharing. Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

St. Francis and the Universe Story

General Events Francis, Clare and their contemporaries were aware of the Universe Story as they knew it in the 13th century. As mystics, they understood that everything is connected. As 21st century Franciscans and others who are concerned about relationships, we need to understand the Universe Story as we know it today. It is a story filled with mystery and awe. This story can enhance and deepen our spirituality, our connection to God, to other humans, other life forms and our home on Earth. Each day will include a presentation and time for reading, reflecting, journaling and sharing. Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Almost, Maine presented by Lanesboro Community Theater

General Events “It’s love, but not quite…” The play, “Almost, Maine” will be presented by the Lanesboro Community Theater Feb. 27-March 8. It’s a sweet look into the lives of the residents of a small, mythical town in Maine called “Almost”. The play is full of laughs and heart. Each of the nine scenes happen at the exact same moment in time - around nine p.m. one winter night. The cast consists of nineteen characters in love, in search of love, or fallen from love, all under a star-filled night sky. There will be five performances of “Almost, Maine”. The first weekend (Feb. 27 and 28 at 7:00pm) will take place at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. The second weekend (March 6 & 7 at 7:00pm, and March 8 at 2:00pm) will take place at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Tickets are $12 for adults/$10 for students and seniors and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006. You can also order tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $12. Directed By: Tod Petersen & Vincent Hannam. Written By: John Cariani. Ticket Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Ticket Web Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1177923. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM. Chatfield Center for the Arts 405 Main St Chatfield Mn. For more info visit lanesborocommunitytheater.blogspot.com.

Rocking the Foundation

General Events Independent Professional Wrestling returns to the UW-L Campus, featuring current IMPACT wrestling star Mr. Anderson! All proceeds will benefit 95.7 The Rock's Rock Foundation. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. UW-L Cartwright Center, Valhalla Room. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Area Community Theatre Presents "FOOLS" by Neil Simon

General Events Area Community Theatre director, Steve Jones, urges audience members to come prepared to laugh as they arrive with teacher, Leon Tolchinsky , in a tiny village in the Ukraine that has been cursed for the last 200 years with “Chronic Stupidity”. He meets his employers, Dr. Zubritsky and Lenya Zubritsky and immediately falls in love with his beautiful pupil, Sophia. Snetsky, Slovitch, Yenchna, Mishkin, the Magistrate, and Count Gregor complete the colorful cast of characters as Leon attempts to break the curse by educating Sophia. Will he be able to do it before he, too, falls victim to the curse? "FOOLS" a comedy by Neil Simon runs February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and Mar, 1 at the Area Community Theatre. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 at 608-374-7469 and online at www.tomahact.com. Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $15. Directed By: Steve Jones. Written By: Neil Simon. Cast: Richard Kling as Leon Tolchinsky, Roger Jones as Snetsky, Debbie Roth as Slovitch, Amber Porter as Yenchna, Gary Frei as Dr, Zubrintsky, Alecia Miller as Lenya Zubritsky, Allison Jacob as Sophia Zubritsky, Wayne Kling as the Magistate, Jordan Wehrs as Mishkin, and Bad Lindberg as Gregor Yousekevitch. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-374-7469. Ticket Web Link: www.tomahact.com. Contact: Area Community Theatre Box Office. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Area Community Theatre 907 Kilbourn Ave. Tomah, WI.

Catch Me If You Can (musical)

General Events Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr. runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $18. Directed By: Mary Leonard. Written By: Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Twelve Angry Men

General Events "La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the Sherman L. Sergel drama Twelve Angry Men beginning Thursday, February 12, and continuing through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and will be in the Veterans Studio Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. The special Thursday opening night, Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon performances have been added to accommodate high demand.   Twelve Angry Men, based on the classic film of the same name, is the story of twelve angry strangers that are sequestered away on a hot, steamy afternoon to deliver a verdict in a trial that appears open and shut. But one juror fights to convince the others that the case may not be as black and white as it seems. The twelve confront one another and their own prejudices in a struggle to deliver justice in an often unjust system.   Former LCT artistic managing director Allen Ebert will be returning to direct this drama.… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Allen Ebert. Written By: Sherman L. Sergel. Cast: Phil Addis, Euel Bailey, Tom Desjarlais, Jeremiah Galvan, Brandon Harris, Dennis Kuhn, Dustin Luecke, Sean McDevitt, Dan Radtke, Jim Allman, Herb Barnes, David Bornitz, Matt Wenthe. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts 428 Front Street South La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Assisted Living Open House

General Events One and two bedroom apartments available now! Stop by at The Willows Saturday Feb. 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. We will be hosting an Open House! 2555 7TH Street South, La Crosse, WI Call Barb for further questions at (608) 406-3980. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2:00 AM – 4:00 AM. The Willows 2555 7TH Street South, La Crosse, WI.

Neillsville Kiwanis Presens UW Varsity Band

General Events General Admission Advance Tickets Adults: $8 Students (Grade 1-12): $4 General Admission at the Door Adults: $10 Students (Grade 1-12): $5 Pre-sale tickets can be bought at Citizens State Bank of Loyal, Nicolet National Bank - Neillsville, BMO Harris Bank - Neillsville, Hansen's IGA - Neillsville, Gordy's Market - Neillsville, Forward Financial - Greenwood. Price - Low: 4. Price - High: 10. Age Range: All Ages. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Neillsville High School Fieldhouse 614 E. 5th Street Neillsville WI 54456.

Public Planetarium Program

General Events A talk on the current evening sky, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation. "Footsteps: A Voyage to the Moon". Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM. UW - La Crosse Planetarium, 20 Cowley Hall. For more info visit uwlax.edu.

Joshua Hli XIong Family Memorial Benefit

General Events On the morning of November 9th 2014, we prepared ourselves for the unimaginable loss of a loving boyfriend, devoted father, beloved son, brother and dear friend, Joshua Hli Xiong. It was found that he had gone missing while out fishing the night before. Numerous search crews, family members and friends all gathered at Lock& Dam #7 and worked together in the search to locate Josh. While we maintain immense hope of his return home, we face the inevitable burden of reality. Josh was just 27 years old and leaves behind a devoted loving girlfriend, Maly Vue and his two beautiful children Maddix, age 7 and Alexis, age 6. Josh loved life and fishing was his passion. He was a jokester, he was vibrant, he was kind and he was an amazing father to his two children. He was loved by so many. We feel the responsibility as family and friends to help care and provide for Maly and their children in his absence and in their time of greatest need. So we ask for your help in achieving this goal. We ask that y… Contact: Jennifer Vue. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM. All Star Lanes 4735 Mormon Coulee Rd La Crosse WI 54603. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Twelve Angry Men

General Events "La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the Sherman L. Sergel drama Twelve Angry Men beginning Thursday, February 12, and continuing through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and will be in the Veterans Studio Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. The special Thursday opening night, Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon performances have been added to accommodate high demand.   Twelve Angry Men, based on the classic film of the same name, is the story of twelve angry strangers that are sequestered away on a hot, steamy afternoon to deliver a verdict in a trial that appears open and shut. But one juror fights to convince the others that the case may not be as black and white as it seems. The twelve confront one another and their own prejudices in a struggle to deliver justice in an often unjust system.   Former LCT artistic managing director Allen Ebert will be returning to direct this drama.… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Allen Ebert. Written By: Sherman L. Sergel. Cast: Phil Addis, Euel Bailey, Tom Desjarlais, Jeremiah Galvan, Brandon Harris, Dennis Kuhn, Dustin Luecke, Sean McDevitt, Dan Radtke, Jim Allman, Herb Barnes, David Bornitz, Matt Wenthe. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2:00 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

CVABA Annual Chicken Fry

General Events This is a fund raiser for the Coon Valley Area Baseball Association. Procedes are used to make improvements to the ball field in the Coon Valley Memorial Park. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Coon Valley American Legion Hall.

Cashton Lions Club Dad's Belgian Waffle Supper

General Events The Cashton Lions Club will be sponsoring a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Supper at the Cashton Community Hall on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Cashton Community Hall. The Community Hall is located at 812 Main Street in Cashton, WI. Serving will be from 4:30 until 7 pm. The cost is $6.50 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Children under the age of 5 eat free. The meal includes waffle, choice of toppings, sausage and beverage. Advance tickets are available at The Bank of Cashton, Central Express, Lind’s Home Center, Ray’s Gas & Goodies or from John Bertling, Ken Mullenberg or any of other Cashton Lions Club members. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Cashton Community Hall 812 Main Street Cashton, WI.

Bowling and Comedy Club

Enjoy bowling from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or add a comedy hour from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Wagner Lanes 2159 Brackett Avenue. For more info visit adrcevents.org.

American Southwest: Reception

General Events Artist: Chris Hood On his explorations across the American southwest, Chris photographed locations in Utah and Arizona from angles that would be typically unseen by most human eyes. Price - Low: 0. Price - High: 0. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Strange Children: Reception

General Events Artist: Kim Vaughter Bright childlike colors and awkward characters placed into strange environments force the audience to connect with the pieces from either a nostalgic place within the mind or from the anxious thoughts of what the future may hold. Price - Low: 0. Price - High: 0. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

General Events February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Contact your local school district to see how you can help support this nationwide celebration in your community. Also, you can visit our website for the latest information regarding Career and Technical Education at: http://cte.dpi.wi.gov/ CTE prepares individuals for a wide range of careers that reflect the modern workplace. High quality CTE programs incorporate rigorous academic and technical standards, as well as critical workplace skills such as problem solving, communication, and teamwork to ensure career and college success for its students. Join us on Facebook to see the most current social media from around our state at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Career-Technical-Education/446348712088347?fref=ts. Age Range: All Ages. Contact: brent.kindred@dpi.wi.gov. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6:00 PM. School Districts of Wisconsin. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Lenten Retreat: St. Francis and the Universe Story

General Events Francis, Clare and their contemporaries were aware of the Universe Story as they knew it in the 13th century. As mystics, they understood that everything is connected. As 21st century Franciscans and others who are concerned about relationships, we need to understand the Universe Story as we know it today. It is a story filled with mystery and awe. This story can enhance and deepen our spirituality, our connection to God, to other humans, other life forms, and our home on Earth. Each day will include a presentation and time for reading, reflecting, journaling and sharing. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

St. Francis and the Universe Story

General Events Francis, Clare and their contemporaries were aware of the Universe Story as they knew it in the 13th century. As mystics, they understood that everything is connected. As 21st century Franciscans and others who are concerned about relationships, we need to understand the Universe Story as we know it today. It is a story filled with mystery and awe. This story can enhance and deepen our spirituality, our connection to God, to other humans, other life forms and our home on Earth. Each day will include a presentation and time for reading, reflecting, journaling and sharing. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

La Crosse Freeze

Athletic Events Price - Low: $5. Home Team: La Crosse Freeze. Visiting Team: Alexandria Blizzard. Ticket Web Link: www.laxfreeze.com. Contact: 608-618-0160. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Green Island Ice Arena.

Almost, Maine presented by Lanesboro Community Theater

General Events “It’s love, but not quite…” The play, “Almost, Maine” will be presented by the Lanesboro Community Theater Feb. 27-March 8. It’s a sweet look into the lives of the residents of a small, mythical town in Maine called “Almost”. The play is full of laughs and heart. Each of the nine scenes happen at the exact same moment in time - around nine p.m. one winter night. The cast consists of nineteen characters in love, in search of love, or fallen from love, all under a star-filled night sky. There will be five performances of “Almost, Maine”. The first weekend (Feb. 27 and 28 at 7:00pm) will take place at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. The second weekend (March 6 & 7 at 7:00pm, and March 8 at 2:00pm) will take place at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Tickets are $12 for adults/$10 for students and seniors and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006. You can also order tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $12. Directed By: Tod Petersen & Vincent Hannam. Written By: John Cariani. Ticket Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Ticket Web Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1177923. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:00 PM. Chatfield Center for the Arts 405 Main St Chatfield Mn. For more info visit lanesborocommunitytheater.blogspot.com.

Area Community Theatre Presents "FOOLS" by Neil Simon

General Events Area Community Theatre director, Steve Jones, urges audience members to come prepared to laugh as they arrive with teacher, Leon Tolchinsky , in a tiny village in the Ukraine that has been cursed for the last 200 years with “Chronic Stupidity”. He meets his employers, Dr. Zubritsky and Lenya Zubritsky and immediately falls in love with his beautiful pupil, Sophia. Snetsky, Slovitch, Yenchna, Mishkin, the Magistrate, and Count Gregor complete the colorful cast of characters as Leon attempts to break the curse by educating Sophia. Will he be able to do it before he, too, falls victim to the curse? "FOOLS" a comedy by Neil Simon runs February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and Mar, 1 at the Area Community Theatre. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 at 608-374-7469 and online at www.tomahact.com. Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $15. Directed By: Steve Jones. Written By: Neil Simon. Cast: Richard Kling as Leon Tolchinsky, Roger Jones as Snetsky, Debbie Roth as Slovitch, Amber Porter as Yenchna, Gary Frei as Dr, Zubrintsky, Alecia Miller as Lenya Zubritsky, Allison Jacob as Sophia Zubritsky, Wayne Kling as the Magistate, Jordan Wehrs as Mishkin, and Bad Lindberg as Gregor Yousekevitch. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-374-7469. Ticket Web Link: www.tomahact.com. Contact: Area Community Theatre Box Office. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Area Community Theatre 907 Kilbourn Ave. Tomah, WI.

Beth Wood

General Events A singer/songwriter with a commanding stage presence, Beth engages her audience with a combination of soulful, organic, and high energy compositions. Tickets for Pump House members are $18 in advance, $21 day of show. Tickets for the general public are $21 in advance, $25 day of show. Price - Low: 18. Price - High: 25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Catch Me If You Can (musical)

General Events Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr. runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $18. Directed By: Mary Leonard. Written By: Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Twelve Angry Men

General Events "La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the Sherman L. Sergel drama Twelve Angry Men beginning Thursday, February 12, and continuing through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and will be in the Veterans Studio Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. The special Thursday opening night, Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon performances have been added to accommodate high demand.   Twelve Angry Men, based on the classic film of the same name, is the story of twelve angry strangers that are sequestered away on a hot, steamy afternoon to deliver a verdict in a trial that appears open and shut. But one juror fights to convince the others that the case may not be as black and white as it seems. The twelve confront one another and their own prejudices in a struggle to deliver justice in an often unjust system.   Former LCT artistic managing director Allen Ebert will be returning to direct this drama.… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Allen Ebert. Written By: Sherman L. Sergel. Cast: Phil Addis, Euel Bailey, Tom Desjarlais, Jeremiah Galvan, Brandon Harris, Dennis Kuhn, Dustin Luecke, Sean McDevitt, Dan Radtke, Jim Allman, Herb Barnes, David Bornitz, Matt Wenthe. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts 428 Front Street South La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

ACT Prep Course

General Events This unparalleled ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT® test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Qualified instructors work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. Preparing for the ACT can increase test scores that are important for gaining acceptance into your college of choice and for expanding your scholarship opportunities. This course is designed to complement area high schools’ preparatory programs. This program provides 12 hours of instruction in: writing strategies to assist you in the essay part of the ACT® test; orientation to the ACT® and its four parts; opportunity to take diagnostic assessments; instruction in all four areas; test-taking strategies for each of the components and for the entire test; practice with printed materials where test-taking tips can be applied and reinforced and interactive skill drills in d… Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM. UW-L Campus, 141 C. Wimberly Hall. For more info visit uwlax.edu.

Annual Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction

General Events DACS STEM School -- Annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction March 1, 2015, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Silent Auction will run from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Adult breakfast tickets $5.00 pre-sale or $6.00 at the door. Children $3.00 pre-sale or $4.00 at the door. Children 2 and under free. To purchase tickets, contact the school office at (507)-643-6869. All proceeds benefit the students and programs of Dakota Area Community School. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Dakota Area Community School 220 Golden Rule Rd. Dakota, MN 55925.

La Crosse Freeze Game

Athletic Events Price - Low: $5. Home Team: La Crosse Freeze. Visiting Team: Alexandria Blizzard. Ticket Web Link: www.laxfreeze.com. Contact: 608-618-0160. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Green Island Ice Arena.

Euchre Tournaments

General Events Euchre Tournaments Every Sunday 4 Jan - 22 Mar 2015 Entrance Fee $5.00 Play starts at 1:30p.m. At Stoddard American Legion 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658 For More Info: Lisa McCarty 608-457-2032. Price - Low: 5.00. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Stoddard American Legion Post #315 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658.

Catch Me If You Can (musical)

General Events Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr. runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $18. Directed By: Mary Leonard. Written By: Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Twelve Angry Men

General Events "La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the Sherman L. Sergel drama Twelve Angry Men beginning Thursday, February 12, and continuing through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and will be in the Veterans Studio Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. The special Thursday opening night, Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon performances have been added to accommodate high demand.   Twelve Angry Men, based on the classic film of the same name, is the story of twelve angry strangers that are sequestered away on a hot, steamy afternoon to deliver a verdict in a trial that appears open and shut. But one juror fights to convince the others that the case may not be as black and white as it seems. The twelve confront one another and their own prejudices in a struggle to deliver justice in an often unjust system.   Former LCT artistic managing director Allen Ebert will be returning to direct this drama.… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Allen Ebert. Written By: Sherman L. Sergel. Cast: Phil Addis, Euel Bailey, Tom Desjarlais, Jeremiah Galvan, Brandon Harris, Dennis Kuhn, Dustin Luecke, Sean McDevitt, Dan Radtke, Jim Allman, Herb Barnes, David Bornitz, Matt Wenthe. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Area Community Theatre Presents "FOOLS" by Neil Simon

General Events Area Community Theatre director, Steve Jones, urges audience members to come prepared to laugh as they arrive with teacher, Leon Tolchinsky , in a tiny village in the Ukraine that has been cursed for the last 200 years with “Chronic Stupidity”. He meets his employers, Dr. Zubritsky and Lenya Zubritsky and immediately falls in love with his beautiful pupil, Sophia. Snetsky, Slovitch, Yenchna, Mishkin, the Magistrate, and Count Gregor complete the colorful cast of characters as Leon attempts to break the curse by educating Sophia. Will he be able to do it before he, too, falls victim to the curse? "FOOLS" a comedy by Neil Simon runs February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and Mar, 1 at the Area Community Theatre. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 at 608-374-7469 and online at www.tomahact.com. Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $15. Directed By: Steve Jones. Written By: Neil Simon. Cast: Richard Kling as Leon Tolchinsky, Roger Jones as Snetsky, Debbie Roth as Slovitch, Amber Porter as Yenchna, Gary Frei as Dr, Zubrintsky, Alecia Miller as Lenya Zubritsky, Allison Jacob as Sophia Zubritsky, Wayne Kling as the Magistate, Jordan Wehrs as Mishkin, and Bad Lindberg as Gregor Yousekevitch. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-374-7469. Ticket Web Link: www.tomahact.com. Contact: Area Community Theatre Box Office. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Area Community Theatre 907 Kilbourn Ave. Tomah, WI.

Lean Certification Series

General Events Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. The program includes six sessions beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. See website for more details. This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). Program Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and May 5, 2015 (Program includes all sessions) Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm (each session). Age Range: Adults. Contact: Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484,mccabea@uwstout.edu. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Chippewa Valley Technical College – Menomonie 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI 54751 http://www.cvtc.edu/about/campus-information/pages/menomonie-campus.aspx. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

Cashton Lions Club Bingo

General Events Doors open at 6 P.M. Smoke Free, Handicap Accessible, Lunch Available, Family Friendly. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cashton Community Hall - Cashton, WI.

La Crosse County Historical Society - Wine Guyz Fundraiser

General Events A fundraiser for La Crosse County Historical Society at the Wine Guyz Wednesday fundraiser night, on March 4th. LCHS volunteers will serve you, we get to keep the tips, and Wine Guyz donates some of the proceeds of the food and drink sales too! There will be a book signing for La Cross'e newest local history book! Murphy Library archivists Laura Godden and Paul Beck have created a La Crosse post card history book - come down for a signed copy of this gem! There will also be history trivia with prizes, and appearances by Doctor "White Beaver" Powell and other colorful characters from La Crosse's past. Ticket Web Link: www.lchshistory.org. Contact: Lee Worrell, 608-782-1980. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wine Guyz, 122 King Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Lutheran Social Services Foster Care Informational Event

General Events Have you ever been interested in being a foster parent? Come to an informational meeting about how you can become a foster family and help children in need. Price - Low: 0.00. Price - High: 0.00. Contact: Mike Witzke. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 2301 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Viterbo University's Adult Learning Fair

General Events Attend Viterbo University’s Adult Education Fair designed to help you gather information and return to college by taking evening or online classes. Adult learners can explore both undergraduate and graduate level programs in business, health care, nursing, counseling and more. Don’t put this off another semester, get started now. Contact us with any questions! Penny Blank 608-796-3097 plblank@viterbo.edu. Age Range: Adults. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Reinhart Center Boardroom 900 Viterbo Drive La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.viterbo.edu.

Lenten Gospels

General Events Some of the best Gospel stories about Jesus are reserved and proclaimed for the season of Lent. These six important selections speak not only about Jesus but are also packed with meaning for each person on the Lenten journey. Join John McHugh as he takes a fresh new look at the Lenten Gospels, a new one each night of the series. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Catch Me If You Can (musical)

General Events Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr. runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $18. Directed By: Mary Leonard. Written By: Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Owl Fest

General Events Immerse yourself in owls at the only annual, full-weekend, all-owl festival in North America. Highlights include six species of live owls (including Snowy Owl), owl prowls to call in wild owls, a birding and natural history bus trip, and the opening of an owl art tour. Families can build an owl nest box, dissect an owl pellet, make a variety of owl crafts, and have a hoot eating owl-themed food. The more serious will enjoy presentations by owl experts from around the world and can witness the presentation of the World Owl Hall of Fame awards. Friday, March 6, 2015 – Sunday, March 8, 2015. Houston Highschool.306 West Elm Street, Houston, MN 55943. For more info visit internationalowlcenter.org.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Almost, Maine presented by Lanesboro Community Theater

General Events “It’s love, but not quite…” The play, “Almost, Maine” will be presented by the Lanesboro Community Theater Feb. 27-March 8. It’s a sweet look into the lives of the residents of a small, mythical town in Maine called “Almost”. The play is full of laughs and heart. Each of the nine scenes happen at the exact same moment in time - around nine p.m. one winter night. The cast consists of nineteen characters in love, in search of love, or fallen from love, all under a star-filled night sky. There will be five performances of “Almost, Maine”. The first weekend (Feb. 27 and 28 at 7:00pm) will take place at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. The second weekend (March 6 & 7 at 7:00pm, and March 8 at 2:00pm) will take place at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Tickets are $12 for adults/$10 for students and seniors and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006. You can also order tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Price - Low: 10. Price - High: 12. Directed By: Tod Petersen & Vincent Hannam. Written By: John Cariani. Ticket Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Ticket Web Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1177322. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM. St. Mane Theater 204 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro MN. For more info visit lanesborocommunitytheater.blogspot.com.

Catch Me If You Can (musical)

General Events Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr. runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $18. Directed By: Mary Leonard. Written By: Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Freezin for a Reason 5K

Athletic Events Freeze for the Reason of supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin! If you want to try out running the cold look for more informationa at our website http://www.cityoflacrosse.org/index.aspx?NID=1926 See you there! Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM. Pettibone Park. For more info visit www.cityoflacrosse.org.

Polar Plunge

General Events Plunge into the Mississippi to show your support for Special Olympics Wisconsin! Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM. Pettibone Beach. For more info visit www.cityoflacrosse.org.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Dinner on the Bluff -"Bluff Country Inspiration"

General Events “Bluff Country Inspirations” Artists from Lanesboro Arts Enjoy the work of several artists from Lanesboro Arts as they share their work and inspirations from our surrounding Bluff Country. Artists will have several pieces of work on display for discussion and purchase. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to ask the artists questions on their inspirations and technique! $25 per person early bird, $30 week of event (a). Price - Low: $25. Price - High: $30. Ticket Phone: 507-467-2437. Ticket Web Link: www.eagle-bluff.org. Contact: Stephanie Davidson. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 28097 Goodview Drive Lanesboro, MN 55949 for direction go to web site.

Almost, Maine presented by Lanesboro Community Theater

General Events “It’s love, but not quite…” The play, “Almost, Maine” will be presented by the Lanesboro Community Theater Feb. 27-March 8. It’s a sweet look into the lives of the residents of a small, mythical town in Maine called “Almost”. The play is full of laughs and heart. Each of the nine scenes happen at the exact same moment in time - around nine p.m. one winter night. The cast consists of nineteen characters in love, in search of love, or fallen from love, all under a star-filled night sky. There will be five performances of “Almost, Maine”. The first weekend (Feb. 27 and 28 at 7:00pm) will take place at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. The second weekend (March 6 & 7 at 7:00pm, and March 8 at 2:00pm) will take place at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Tickets are $12 for adults/$10 for students and seniors and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006. You can also order tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Price - Low: 10. Price - High: 12. Directed By: Tod Petersen & Vincent Hannam. Written By: John Cariani. Ticket Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Ticket Web Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1177322. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM. St. Mane Theater 204 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro MN. For more info visit lanesborocommunitytheater.blogspot.com.

Catch Me If You Can (musical)

General Events Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr. runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $18. Directed By: Mary Leonard. Written By: Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

ACT Prep Course

General Events This unparalleled ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT® test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Qualified instructors work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. Preparing for the ACT can increase test scores that are important for gaining acceptance into your college of choice and for expanding your scholarship opportunities. This course is designed to complement area high schools’ preparatory programs. This program provides 12 hours of instruction in: writing strategies to assist you in the essay part of the ACT® test; orientation to the ACT® and its four parts; opportunity to take diagnostic assessments; instruction in all four areas; test-taking strategies for each of the components and for the entire test; practice with printed materials where test-taking tips can be applied and reinforced and interactive skill drills in d… Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM. UW-L Campus, 141 C. Wimberly Hall. For more info visit uwlax.edu.

Euchre Tournaments

General Events Euchre Tournaments Every Sunday 4 Jan - 22 Mar 2015 Entrance Fee $5.00 Play starts at 1:30p.m. At Stoddard American Legion 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658 For More Info: Lisa McCarty 608-457-2032. Price - Low: 5.00. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Stoddard American Legion Post #315 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658.

The Prom Expo

General Events The Prom Expo is everything to make YOUR Prom & High School experience memorable! This event will have everything from dresses, tuxes, flowers, hair, makeup, nails, photographers & much more! We'll also have TONS of prizes leading up to & at the event! This will be a don't miss event with non-profits, a fashion show & other teen oriented vendors! Please like, share & follow The Prom Expo: Facebook.com/ThePromExpoWI Twitter.com/ThePromExpoWI Pinterest.com/ThePromExpoWI If you know of any additional businesses that come to mind that you think would be a great fit please email, private message or call us 608-385-2652. We also have a vendor & referral contest too, so check out our Facebook page for more details. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Days Inn & Conference Center 101 Sky Harbour Dr La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Catch Me If You Can (musical)

General Events Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr. runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $18. Directed By: Mary Leonard. Written By: Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Almost, Maine presented by Lanesboro Community Theater

General Events “It’s love, but not quite…” The play, “Almost, Maine” will be presented by the Lanesboro Community Theater Feb. 27-March 8. It’s a sweet look into the lives of the residents of a small, mythical town in Maine called “Almost”. The play is full of laughs and heart. Each of the nine scenes happen at the exact same moment in time - around nine p.m. one winter night. The cast consists of nineteen characters in love, in search of love, or fallen from love, all under a star-filled night sky. There will be five performances of “Almost, Maine”. The first weekend (Feb. 27 and 28 at 7:00pm) will take place at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. The second weekend (March 6 & 7 at 7:00pm, and March 8 at 2:00pm) will take place at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Tickets are $12 for adults/$10 for students and seniors and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006. You can also order tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Price - Low: 10. Price - High: 12. Directed By: Tod Petersen & Vincent Hannam. Written By: John Cariani. Ticket Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Ticket Web Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1177322. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7:00 PM. St. Mane Theater 204 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro MN. For more info visit lanesborocommunitytheater.blogspot.com.

Family Support Group Meeting

General Events Have a loved one with a mental illness? Need to talk? Trained facilitators will lead a support group to help you. Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Family & Children's Center 1707 Main Street La Crosse.

Lean Certification Series

General Events Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. The program includes six sessions beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. See website for more details. This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). Program Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and May 5, 2015 (Program includes all sessions) Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm (each session). Age Range: Adults. Contact: Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484,mccabea@uwstout.edu. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Chippewa Valley Technical College – Menomonie 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI 54751 http://www.cvtc.edu/about/campus-information/pages/menomonie-campus.aspx. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Class

General Events Welcome to 1-2-3 Magic! home of the bestselling parenting books and programs that have delivered effective parenting solutions to millions of families worldwide. This simple, yet powerful approach to disciplining kids has won rave reviews from parents, educators, and professionals alike. Kids are just kids! In addition to being delightful, charming, and affectionate, children can also present their adult caretakers with a steady diet of difficult behavior: whining, arguing, teasing, fighting, yelling, tantrums, and pouting. For this reason, clinical psychologist, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan designed the 1-2-3 Magic program to bring practical, easy-to-use discipline techniques to families and educators. Are you frustrated trying to find an effective and positive way to discipline your children? Most parents want their kids to listen, and they want to enjoy their family life. That's why ParentMagic offers parenting solutions that are easy to learn and that WORK! You won't need to study child psychology to understand… Price - Low: $55. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stein Counseling 571 Braund Street Onalaska, WI 54650. For more info visit effectivebehavior.com.

Cashton Lions Club Bingo

General Events Doors open at 6 P.M. Smoke Free, Handicap Accessible, Lunch Available, Family Friendly. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cashton Community Hall - Cashton, WI.

Enneagram Study Group

General Events The Enneagram is a personality theory that describes nine different ways we view the world. This discussion group is for anyone who is interested in using the Enneagram to explore their spiritual life and relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, please contact Jane Finucane at jfinucane@fspa.org or call the FSC office at 608-791-5295. Freewill offerings appreciated. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Weigent Hogan Neighborhood Assn meeting

General Events Speaker is David Dobbs of Vista, Americorps will speak on the PIE program. Other business will include information on the transportation plans and upcoming neighborhood events including a bicycle rodeo and Swing into Spring. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Room 209, Hogan Administrative Building.

Red Cedar Watershed Conference 2015

General Events Event Highlights: • Farm, city and waterfront success stories — profitable land management for clean water • Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers — runoff pollution • A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event • Approved for CEUs: .6 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout or 6 CEUs for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important? Age Range: Adults. Contact: Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484, mccabea@uwstout.edu. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Memorial Student Center, Menomonie, Wisconsin. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

Tomah Memorial Hospital Blood Drive

General Events Area residents can donate blood Thursday, March 12 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tomah Memorial Hospital. To donate, a person must be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have photo identification. Sixteen-year-olds may donate with parental consent. Forms are available at Tomah Memorial, and online with the Blood Center of Wisconsin at www.bcw.edu. Call Tomah Memorial Hospital at (608) 374-6605 to schedule an appointment or go online to www.tomahhospital.org. Walk-ins are welcome. All attempting donors will receive a voucher for one ticket to a home LaCrosse Logger baseball game. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tomah Memorial Hospital 321 Butts Ave. Tomah, WI.

Lenten Gospels

General Events Some of the best Gospel stories about Jesus are reserved and proclaimed for the season of Lent. These six important selections speak not only about Jesus but are also packed with meaning for each person on the Lenten journey. Join John McHugh as he takes a fresh new look at the Lenten Gospels, a new one each night of the series. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Spinner Fishing SE MN Streams/Rivers

General Events Some of the best fishing in MN is in SE MN! We will discuss the opportunities that are available to anglers in SE MN, License requirements, techniques, and equipment. We will practice by casting a spinning rod/reel. To finish up the class you will learn how to build 10 of your own handmade spinners. The Plano box that contains the components willthen be used as your starting spinner tackle box. Cost $40 class fee - $5 material fee registration is required. www.riverrootsschool.org. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Lanesboro, MN 55949 for directions please check website.

Amish Bread Baking

General Events An experience of a lifetime! Learn how to bake bread in a wood stove and make butter in an Amish home in SE MN. You will take home a loaf of fresh bread and witness how life without electricity is possible. After the bread is baked and the butter is made, everyone will gather together for a pot of tea, fresh bread and homemade butter. Course is open to those 15 years + (an adult must accompany anyone 15-17). Registration is required and space is limited. Presenter: Amish Family. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 507-437-2437. Ticket Web Link: www.riverrootsschool.org. Contact: Cheryl Krage. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Lanesboro, MN 55949 for directions please check website.

La Crosse & District Pipes & Drums St. Pat's Bus Tour

General Events Festivals, Nutbush, Boot Hill Pub, Alpine Inn, Kramer's Bar & Grill, Moose Lodge #1920, Bodega, Fish's Bar & Grill. 20 minute stops. Full schedule or changes at LDPD.net. Contact: LDPD.net. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Coulee Region.

Becca's Bees Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser

General Events Miss Wisconsin will be speaking at 2:00 p.m. on perserverance and signing autographs. There will be silent auction (party and fun day packages to name a few), raffle baskets (Pot of Gold and $200 shopping spree, there will be unique baskets available for men, women and children), bake sale, fish pond for kids, books, informational booths. The Omni Center open skate will be available for those who want to skate from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Omni Center 255 Riders Club Road Onalaska, Wi 54650.

Pins 4 Pets Bowling Fund-Raiser

General Events 8 Pin Tap/4 Person Team Tournament Prizes for winning teams. Call 608-269-1806 to register your team All proceeds will benefit Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter, Tomah, WI 54660. Price - Low: $60. Contact: Nancy Reidy. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Colonial Bowling Center 1415 W. Wisconsin St. Sparta, WI 54656.

La Crescent Lions Cod Fish & Meatball Dinner "All You Can Eat"

General Events La Crescent Lions Cod Fish & Meatball Dinner "All You Can Eat" Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:30-7:30 La Crescent Legion Club Adults: $13.00 in Advance/$14.00 at the Door Children under 13 $5:00 in Advance/$6.00 at the Door Carry Outs Available Benefit for Lions Club Community Projects. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM. La Crescent Legion Club.

5th Anual Families First Trivia Contest

General Events Annual Fundraiser to help those in need. Up to ten per team compete with others to find the most Trivial People in Monroe County. Registrations available on line due March 5th. A United Way Agency. Price - Low: $20. Contact: Families First at 608-374-4141. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tomah Recreation Park.

A Night To Remember - WhatConcert 2015

General Events Free concert featuring artists Shonlock, Shuree, and Loftland with speaker Scott Free. Free admission, t-shirts, and snacks. Date: March 14th Time: Doors open at 6:30 concert at 7pm Venue: The Fest Building 110 N Division St. Spring Grove MN For more information: www.whatconcert.com whatconcert@yahoo.com facebook.com/whatconcerts. Price - Low: 0.00. Price - High: 0.00. Age Range: Teens. Contact: whatconcert@yahoo.com. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. The Fest Building 110 N Division St. Spring Grove, MN.

ACT Prep Course

General Events This unparalleled ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT® test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Qualified instructors work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. Preparing for the ACT can increase test scores that are important for gaining acceptance into your college of choice and for expanding your scholarship opportunities. This course is designed to complement area high schools’ preparatory programs. This program provides 12 hours of instruction in: writing strategies to assist you in the essay part of the ACT® test; orientation to the ACT® and its four parts; opportunity to take diagnostic assessments; instruction in all four areas; test-taking strategies for each of the components and for the entire test; practice with printed materials where test-taking tips can be applied and reinforced and interactive skill drills in d… Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM. UW-L Campus, 141 C. Wimberly Hall. For more info visit uwlax.edu.

Farmington First Responder Chili Dinner/Pie and Ice Cream Social

General Events Free delivery to elderly and shut ins. Call 608-857-3913 day of event. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Farmington Town Hall Mindoro, WI.

St. Patrick's Day Carnival

General Events Raffle, Silent Auction, Cake Walk, Carnival Games and lots-o-family fun! Sunday, March 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. St. Mary's Immaculate Conception 315 W. Monroe Street Tomah WI.

Paint & Pour: Still Life

General Events Instructor: Jacquelline Olson Cost: $35 Join us in the Pump House Kader Gallery for wine, conversation and great music while a professional artist guides you step-by-step through a painting. We provide everything you need including paint brushes, paint, stretched and primed canvas, and your first glass of wine. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your completed work. Additional beverages will be provided at the cash bar. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in. Paint & Pour Workshops third Sunday and Monday of each month. Let us know if you would like to schedule a private Paint & Pour for your birthday, work party, or simply for a fun night out with your friends. No experience necessary. Must be 21 or over to participate, unless accompanied by a legal guardian. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-785-1434. Contact: Amanda Struver. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Euchre Tournaments

General Events Euchre Tournaments Every Sunday 4 Jan - 22 Mar 2015 Entrance Fee $5.00 Play starts at 1:30p.m. At Stoddard American Legion 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658 For More Info: Lisa McCarty 608-457-2032. Price - Low: 5.00. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Stoddard American Legion Post #315 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658.

Gospel Show

General Events Brad Boice performs Gospel songs by Elvis and others. A free will donation will be taken to benefit Church missions. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Faith Lutheran Church 648 E. 5th St. St. Charles, MN.

La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestras Spring Concert

General Events The La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestras (LYSO) present their annual Spring Concert with performances by the Italiano Orchestra and the Philharmonic Strings Orchestra. The orchestras are made up of young musicians from age 8 to 18 from La Crosse and nearby communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The concert features Julia Ferris, LYSO Concerto Contest winner playing the Mozart Violin Concerto #3. The two orchestras will also play “The 1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky, “Hungarian March” by Berlioz, “After the Rain” by Susan H. Day, “Inverno” by Vivaldi, and much more. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, free for 5 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Price - Low: $4.00. Price - High: $8.00. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608.788.0159. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Claude C. Deck Performing Arts Center Onalaska High School 700 Hilltopper Place, Onalaska WI. For more info visit lyso.org.

Enneagram Basics

General Events If you would like to attend Deepening Spiritual Presence with the Enneagram (March 27-28) but are not familiar with the Enneagram, we are offering a short program with certified Enneagram teacher Diane Withers. The program will familiarize you with the basic principles of the Enneagram and help you determine your own personality type. Please note the registration deadline. Diane will send you a short assessment and ask you to return it to her before the meeting on March 16. Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Paint & Pour: Master Monday Claude Monet’s, “The Japanese Footbridge”

General Events Instructor: Ben Alberti Cost: $35 Join us in the Pump House Kader Gallery for wine, conversation and great music while a professional artist guides you step-by-step through a painting. We provide everything you need including paint brushes, paint, stretched and primed canvas, and your first glass of wine. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your completed work. Additional beverages will be provided at the cash bar. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in. Paint & Pour Workshops third Sunday and Monday of each month. Let us know if you would like to schedule a private Paint & Pour for your birthday, work party, or simply for a fun night out with your friends. No experience necessary. Must be 21 or over to participate, unless accompanied by a legal guardian. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-785-1434. Contact: Amanda Struver. Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Lean Certification Series

General Events Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. The program includes six sessions beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. See website for more details. This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). Program Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and May 5, 2015 (Program includes all sessions) Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm (each session). Age Range: Adults. Contact: Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484,mccabea@uwstout.edu. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Chippewa Valley Technical College – Menomonie 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI 54751 http://www.cvtc.edu/about/campus-information/pages/menomonie-campus.aspx. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Class

General Events Welcome to 1-2-3 Magic! home of the bestselling parenting books and programs that have delivered effective parenting solutions to millions of families worldwide. This simple, yet powerful approach to disciplining kids has won rave reviews from parents, educators, and professionals alike. Kids are just kids! In addition to being delightful, charming, and affectionate, children can also present their adult caretakers with a steady diet of difficult behavior: whining, arguing, teasing, fighting, yelling, tantrums, and pouting. For this reason, clinical psychologist, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan designed the 1-2-3 Magic program to bring practical, easy-to-use discipline techniques to families and educators. Are you frustrated trying to find an effective and positive way to discipline your children? Most parents want their kids to listen, and they want to enjoy their family life. That's why ParentMagic offers parenting solutions that are easy to learn and that WORK! You won't need to study child psychology to understand… Price - Low: $55. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stein Counseling 571 Braund Street Onalaska, WI 54650. For more info visit effectivebehavior.com.

Cashton Lions Club Bingo

General Events Doors open at 6 P.M. Smoke Free, Handicap Accessible, Lunch Available, Family Friendly. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cashton Community Hall - Cashton, WI.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

St. Joseph Vigil

General Events Join the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration as they retell the 1865 story of the promise to establish perpetual adoration. Reception will follow. No registration necessary. For the FSPA, there is great significance associated with the lard light. In 1865 Mother Antonia placed a lard light upon the altar and made a promise that if the Lord blessed their community, they would establish perpetual adoration and build a chapel as beautiful as their means would allow. Today the promise is fulfilled and the lard light continues to play a role in FSPA ceremonies and celebrations. Contact: FSPA. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. FSPA Mary of the Angels Chapel, 701 Franciscan Way, La Crosse.

Imago Dei Women's Group

General Events Imago Dei Women's Group is a freewill offering group that supports women survivors of sexual abuse and assault in their quest for healing and wholeness. They will meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month except for December. Please visit our website for more information. Dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Chili & Chocolate Event!

General Events Take a night off of cooking! Come down to the La Crescent American Legion to enjoy a delicious home-cooked chili meal and buffet of chocolate desserts at La Crescent Montessori & STEM School's annual Chili and Chocolate Event! Visit our website to view all our silent auction items and pre-bid online before the event! We will also have free disco-themed activities: mini dance floor, face painting, groovy tattoos, and photo booth! $7 for adults, $4 for children (chili or hot dog and chips), and children under 4 are free! Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. La Crescent American Legion 509 N. Chestnut St. La Crescent, MN 55947. For more info visit lacrescentmontessori.com.

Chili Supper

General Events Coulee Region Transitional Housing Ministry's Annual Chili Supper. 5:00 - 7:00 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, West and Division Sts. La Crosse, WI Carry Outs available. Benefits YWCA of the Coulee Region Transitional Housing programs. Price - Low: $7.00. Contact: Debbie Dukatz 608-788-7706. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. St. Paul's Lutheran Church 420 West Ave S La Crosse, WI.

Divorce Recovery Group

Divorce Recovery Group is a monthly gathering that offers support and healing for the wounds of separation and divorce (no matter how recent). This is a freewill offering group that meets on the third Thursday of the month until May 21, 2015. Please visit our website for more information Email: fscenter@fspa.org Phone: 608-791-5295. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market St. La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Lenten Gospels

General Events Some of the best Gospel stories about Jesus are reserved and proclaimed for the season of Lent. These six important selections speak not only about Jesus but are also packed with meaning for each person on the Lenten journey. Join John McHugh as he takes a fresh new look at the Lenten Gospels, a new one each night of the series. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Friday, March 20, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Friday, March 20, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

Coulee Region Chill Game

Athletic Events Price - Low: $5. Home Team: Coulee Region Chill. Visiting Team: Minnesota Magicians. Ticket Web Link: www.crchill.com. Contact: 608-618-0160. Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Green Island Ice Arena.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McLean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her expe… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Janet McLean. Written By: Ron Osborne. Cast: Patty Nix, Katie Reischl, Erin C.J. Haney, Lynn Oldenburg, Elisa Wolf, Lisa K. Adams. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Steve Marking – America, We Sing to Thee

General Events Steve combines the qualities of the very best baritones, a comfortable stage presence, a masterful sense of comic timing and drama for a patriotic tribute to our great country. Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Heider Center for the Arts 405 East Hamlin St West Salem, WI 54669.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Houston County Historical Society Used Book Sale

General Events Saturday, March, 21 8 am - 3 pm and Sunday, March 22, 1-4 pm Thousands of books, most categories represented, Sunday only $5 bag sale and priced books reduced. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Houston County Historical Society 104 History Lane Caledonia, MN 55921.

Norskedalen Benefit Rummage Sale & Bake Sale

General Events Donate or shop to support Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center at our annual Benefit Rummage Sale & Bake Sale! Held at the Coon Valley Village Hall, Saturday, March 21 8 am - 3 pm, there are always great finds, as well as a delicious bake sale where you can get fresh lefse! If you have items to donate, or you would like to bake for our bake sale, contact Norskedalen. Good rummage can be dropped off Thursday through Friday, March 18, 19, 20 from 10 am - 4 pm. Contact: Nicole. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Coon Valley Village Hall 208 Roosevelt St Coon Valley WI 54623.

Spring Fling/Vendor Fair

General Events Enjoy shopping with our crafters & vendors! Have brunch with friends! Take home some baked goods & treat yourself to a homemade cookie! KIDS: Meet the Easter Bunny! Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Alma High School - Alma, WI. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Neillsville-Granton Trail Busters Vintage Snowmobile Show

General Events Registration begins at 10:00 at the Clark County Fairgrounds, Neillsville, WI. All vintage sleds 1985 and older. www.ngti.org or call Ron Trunkel at 715-743-2712. Price - Low: 0. Age Range: All Ages. Contact: Ron Trunkel, 715-743-2712. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Clark County Fairgrounds, Neillsville, WI.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

Winter Survival

General Events Stranded on a remote country road. Falling through thin ice while ice fishing. Lost and disoriented during a weekend hunting trip. Winter in Minnesota can be fun and exciting, but it can turn into an emergency very quickly! Every year over 1,200 people die from cold-related injuries. Don’t be a statistic! Through hands-on teaching by an experienced outdoor instructor, participants will learn basic survival strategies, including: emergency shelter-building, fire skills, selecting the best clothing and equipment, how to build an emergency survival kit, and first aid treatment for cold-weather injuries. Have fun, gain important knowledge and skills, and be prepared for the next “Polar Vortex”! Price - Low: $40. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 507-467-2437. Ticket Web Link: www.riverrootsschool.org. Contact: Cheryl Krage. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center direction on web site.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McLean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her expe… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Janet McLean. Written By: Ron Osborne. Cast: Patty Nix, Katie Reischl, Erin C.J. Haney, Lynn Oldenburg, Elisa Wolf, Lisa K. Adams. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

ACT Prep Course

General Events This unparalleled ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT® test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Qualified instructors work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. Preparing for the ACT can increase test scores that are important for gaining acceptance into your college of choice and for expanding your scholarship opportunities. This course is designed to complement area high schools’ preparatory programs. This program provides 12 hours of instruction in: writing strategies to assist you in the essay part of the ACT® test; orientation to the ACT® and its four parts; opportunity to take diagnostic assessments; instruction in all four areas; test-taking strategies for each of the components and for the entire test; practice with printed materials where test-taking tips can be applied and reinforced and interactive skill drills in d… Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM. UW-L Campus, 141 C. Wimberly Hall. For more info visit uwlax.edu.

Euchre Tournaments

General Events Euchre Tournaments Every Sunday 4 Jan - 22 Mar 2015 Entrance Fee $5.00 Play starts at 1:30p.m. At Stoddard American Legion 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658 For More Info: Lisa McCarty 608-457-2032. Price - Low: 5.00. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Stoddard American Legion Post #315 414 Broadway Street Stoddard, WI 54658.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McClean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her exp… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Janet McLean. Written By: Ron Osborne. Cast: Patty Nix, Katie Reischl, Erin C.J. Haney, Lynn Oldenburg, Elisa Wolf, Lisa K. Adams. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts 428 Front Street South La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Talking With

General Events Pump House announces the third annual Ladies Night Out event! “Talking With" takes us on a journey through the personal lives of 11 mad housewives who prefer Oz to reality. Many of them are touching; a few are intensely emotional; some are even comical. However, each story has an underlying depth that gives a sensitive insight into the women in the script. 2:00 p.m. Today. Price - Low: $15. Price - High: $25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Lean Certification Series

General Events Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. The program includes six sessions beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. See website for more details. This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). Program Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and May 5, 2015 (Program includes all sessions) Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm (each session). Age Range: Adults. Contact: Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484,mccabea@uwstout.edu. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Chippewa Valley Technical College – Menomonie 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI 54751 http://www.cvtc.edu/about/campus-information/pages/menomonie-campus.aspx. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

Cashton Lions Club Bingo

General Events Doors open at 6 P.M. Smoke Free, Handicap Accessible, Lunch Available, Family Friendly. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cashton Community Hall - Cashton, WI.

Bangor School Art Exhibit

General Events Bangor School District’ first exhibit in the Pump House features of a vast array of works done in all media and by Bangor students ages K-12. Price - Low: 0. Price - High: 0. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Saturday, April 4, 2015. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

Dollar Chips for Scholarships

General Events This past year Coulee Region Professional Women (CRPW) was excited to present seven deserving women with $500 scholarships to further their education. We were able to do this thanks to the generous support of our annual fundraising event. “Dollar Chips for Scholarships” is a casino based theme with exciting games for everyone. Attendees will have the opportunity to win fabulous gift baskets, purchase raffle tickets for a large ticket prize, or take a chance on our wingspan raffle…and, of course, there will be scrumptious food catered by Pogreba Restaurant! Price - Low: $30.00. Ticket Phone: 608-790-3608. Ticket Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/crpwomen. Contact: Linda O'Connell. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The Pearl Ballroom 207 Pearl Street La Crosse WI. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Lenten Gospels

General Events Some of the best Gospel stories about Jesus are reserved and proclaimed for the season of Lent. These six important selections speak not only about Jesus but are also packed with meaning for each person on the Lenten journey. Join John McHugh as he takes a fresh new look at the Lenten Gospels, a new one each night of the series. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Coulee Region Chill

Athletic Events Price - Low: $10. Home Team: Coulee Region Chill. Visiting Team: Brookings Blizzard. Ticket Web Link: www.crchill.com. Contact: 608-618-0160. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Green Island Ice Arena.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McLean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her expe… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Janet McLean. Written By: Ron Osborne. Cast: Patty Nix, Katie Reischl, Erin C.J. Haney, Lynn Oldenburg, Elisa Wolf, Lisa K. Adams. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

Deepening Spiritual Presence with the Enneagram

General Events If we long for a deeper connection and union with the divine or if we simply want to live with more compassion, openness and unconditional love, it is helpful to see how our personalities can get in the way, says Leslie Hershberger, retreat leader, author and certified teacher of the Enneagram. Participants will explore the nine Enneagram types and learn to move beyond their own conditioning through interactive stories and insights, small-group exercise, meditation, prayer and body awareness. We'll also learn and practice Centering Prayer, which invites us to attune our hearts to the divine, and Welcoming Prayer, so we can let go of the habitual need for control, esteem and security. We'd love for you to stay with us! Investment for bedroom, meals and retreat is just an additional $42. Please call 608-791-5295 to make arrangements. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

LAHS Musical - "Annie"

General Events The talented thespians at Lewiston-Altura High School are bringing the musical Annie to the stage. Come see the story of the "little orphan Annie" and the man who becomes Daddy Warbucks, and enjoy the familiar tunes "Hardknock Life," "Tomorrow," and "Easy Street," among many others. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. The show will be presented March 27 and 28th at 7:00 and on March 29th at 2:00. Price - Low: $3. Price - High: $5. Directed By: Anne Schreiber. Written By: Thomas Meehan. Cast: various. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 507-523-2191. Ticket Web Link: www.lewalt.k12.mn.us. Contact: Anne Schreiber. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewiston Altura High School.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McLean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her expe… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Janet McLean. Written By: Ron Osborne. Cast: Patty Nix, Katie Reischl, Erin C.J. Haney, Lynn Oldenburg, Elisa Wolf, Lisa K. Adams. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Sparta American Legion Auxiliary Spring Craft Show

General Events The Sparta American Legion Auxiliary Craft Show is a way for us to raise money for Children's Charities. The booth rental fees from the vendors is where we get the funds to donate. Example of some charities: CMN Sparta Boys and Girls Club Monroe County Toys for Tots. Contact: Susan Betts. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1116 Angelo Road (HWY 21) Sparta WI 54656.

Dance for HOPE

General Events The La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative is planning a Dance for Hope on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Radisson Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in downtown La Crosse, located at 200 2nd St. North. We invite all members of our community to attend this event and help us promote awareness about suicide prevention, education and hope in our community. This event is FREE and open to the public and is designed to bring people and resources together in a fun and entertaining environment. Our schedule for the day includes dance groups providing entertainment as well as local dance instructors teaching several fun and easy dances, giving everyone the opportunity to get up and participate. In addition to entertainment by local dance groups and dance activities, our featured guest will be our current Miss Wisconsin 2014 Raeanna Johnson! People of all ages are welcome. We will be holding a raffle and will offer exciting door prizes throughout the event. Attendees can be entertained and… Price - Low: 0. Price - High: 0. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-386-8902. Contact: Tim Blumentritt. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Radisson Hotel Ballroom, 200 2nd St. North, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.lacrossesuicideprevention.org.

Sister Thea Bowman Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 901 Market St. La Crosse.

Thea Bowman Legacy Exhibit

General Events Art and artifacts, including art by Brother Mickey McGrath, that illustrate Sister Thea’s effect on the world during and after her life. Call 791-5295 for hours. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. La Crosse.

Coulee Region Chill Game

Athletic Events Price - Low: $10. Home Team: Coulee Region Chill. Visiting Team: Minnesota Wilderness. Ticket Web Link: www.crchill.com. Contact: 608-618-0160. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Green Island Ice Arena.

Deepening Spiritual Presence with the Enneagram

General Events If we long for a deeper connection and union with the divine or if we simply want to live with more compassion, openness and unconditional love, it is helpful to see how our personalities can get in the way, says Leslie Hershberger, retreat leader, author and certified teacher of the Enneagram. Participants will explore the nine Enneagram types and learn to move beyond their own conditioning through interactive stories and insights, small-group exercise, meditation, prayer and body awareness. We'll also learn and practice Centering Prayer, which invites us to attune our hearts to the divine, and Welcoming Prayer, so we can let go of the habitual need for control, esteem and security. We'd love for you to stay with us! Investment for bedroom, meals and retreat is just an additional $42. Please call 608-791-5295 to make arrangements. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

LAHS Musical - "Annie"

General Events The talented thespians at Lewiston-Altura High School are bringing the musical Annie to the stage. Come see the story of the "little orphan Annie" and the man who becomes Daddy Warbucks, and enjoy the familiar tunes "Hardknock Life," "Tomorrow," and "Easy Street," among many others. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. The show will be presented March 27 and 28th at 7:00 and on March 29th at 2:00. Price - Low: $3. Price - High: $5. Directed By: Anne Schreiber. Written By: Thomas Meehan. Cast: various. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 507-523-2191. Ticket Web Link: www.lewalt.k12.mn.us. Contact: Anne Schreiber. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewiston Altura High School.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McLean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her expe… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Janet McLean. Written By: Ron Osborne. Cast: Patty Nix, Katie Reischl, Erin C.J. Haney, Lynn Oldenburg, Elisa Wolf, Lisa K. Adams. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap Auditions

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McClean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her exp… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts 428 Front Street South La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

YMCA Color Dash 5k

Athletic Events Try something new. Try the COLOR DASH. Coming to Onalaska, the Color Dash is an exciting event, great for friends, families or those looking for a way to stay active. Participants run (or walk) the traditional 5K distance, though they do so while receiving showers of bright colors along the way. For more information and to register please visit our website. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:00 AM. YMCA North 400 Mason St, Onalaska, WI 54650. For more info visit www.laxymca.org.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

General Events "La Crosse, WI - 02/16/2015 - La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage the drama First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne, beginning Friday, March 20, and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.   First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, with six women who gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.   Guest director Janet McClean will be making her LCT stage debut. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, McLean leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. Her exp… Price - Low: $10. Price - High: $26. Directed By: Janet McLean. Written By: Ron Osborne. Cast: Patty Nix, Katie Reischl, Erin C.J. Haney, Lynn Oldenburg, Elisa Wolf, Lisa K. Adams. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-9292. Ticket Web Link: http://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/get-tickets/. Contact: Box Office. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00 PM. Weber Center for the Performing Arts 428 Front Street South La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

Friends of Sister Thea: Sharing the Joy

General Events Sister Thea Bowman grew up in Mississippi and moved to La Crosse to become a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration. She was an African-American woman renowned for her spirit, joy, courage and holiness. After teaching at Viterbo University, Thea went on to receive national recognition as an advocate for intercultural awareness, black Catholic spirituality and education. Sister Thea died of breast cancer at the age of 53. On March 29 we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her homegoing with a panel presentation by four friends who will share memories and thoughts on her life and legacy. A social will follow the program. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

LAHS Musical - "Annie"

General Events The talented thespians at Lewiston-Altura High School are bringing the musical Annie to the stage. Come see the story of the "little orphan Annie" and the man who becomes Daddy Warbucks, and enjoy the familiar tunes "Hardknock Life," "Tomorrow," and "Easy Street," among many others. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. The show will be presented March 27 and 28th at 7:00 and on March 29th at 2:00. Price - Low: $3. Price - High: $5. Directed By: Anne Schreiber. Written By: Thomas Meehan. Cast: various. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 507-523-2191. Ticket Web Link: www.lewalt.k12.mn.us. Contact: Anne Schreiber. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewiston Altura High School.

Celebration Liturgy: Sister Thea Bowman

General Events Join Rev. Maurice Nutt and the Viterbo Concert Choir for Mass to honor the life of Sister Thea Bowman, who, after teaching at Viterbo University, went on to receive national recognition as an advocate for intercultural awareness, black Catholic spirituality and education. Monday, March 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. FSPA Mary of the Angels Chapel, 701 Franciscan Way, La Crosse.

Lean Certification Series

General Events Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. The program includes six sessions beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. See website for more details. This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). Program Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and May 5, 2015 (Program includes all sessions) Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm (each session). Age Range: Adults. Contact: Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484,mccabea@uwstout.edu. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Chippewa Valley Technical College – Menomonie 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI 54751 http://www.cvtc.edu/about/campus-information/pages/menomonie-campus.aspx. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

Cashton Lions Club Bingo

General Events Doors open at 6 P.M. Smoke Free, Handicap Accessible, Lunch Available, Family Friendly. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cashton Community Hall - Cashton, WI.

Listening Like the First Time: Triduum Retreat

General Events The liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil have some of the most memorable and powerful Scripture passages of the year. Even though these readings are proclaimed year after year, they never lose their impact for our spiritual journey. Join John McHugh as he breaks open the Triduum Scriptures in a way that will deepen these beautiful liturgical celebrations. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Listening Like the First Time: Triduum Retreat

General Events The liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil have some of the most memorable and powerful Scripture passages of the year. Even though these readings are proclaimed year after year, they never lose their impact for our spiritual journey. Join John McHugh as he breaks open the Triduum Scriptures in a way that will deepen these beautiful liturgical celebrations. Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross

General Events An annual tradition, this form of the Way of the Cross is a silent prayer walk from the heart of La Crosse to the river. Along the way, we stop to pray and sing at places that represent suffering in our community and world today. The two-mile walk recalls the journey of Jesus as he carried his cross to Calvary. Adults, students and families are all welcome to experience this special Good Friday event. Please dress according to the weather. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.

KICKING BEAR CAMP FOR KIDS

General Events La Crosse Archery is once again hosting a Kicking Bear Camp for Kids on April 4th from 9am – 2pm. I am writing to ask if any of you would be willing to broadcast this event as a public service announcement on your stations. Kicking Bear Camp for Kids is a charitable organization which provides opportunities for children who normally wouldn’t have the chance to have an outdoor experience. There will be tons of shooting, bows & arrows, crossbows, tomahawk throwing and more! Free lunch for everyone will be provided. Check out their website at www.kickingbear.org. Contact: ANTHONY SCHMIDT. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. LA CROSSE ARCHERY 1231 OAK FOREST DRIVE, ONALASKA, WI 54650.

Listening Like the First Time: Triduum Retreat

General Events The liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil have some of the most memorable and powerful Scripture passages of the year. Even though these readings are proclaimed year after year, they never lose their impact for our spiritual journey. Join John McHugh as he breaks open the Triduum Scriptures in a way that will deepen these beautiful liturgical celebrations. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

ExporTecy

General Events ExporTech An Export Acceleration System for Achieving Profitable Growth Contact: Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270, gerouxj@uwstout.edu Register at: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/exportech/index.cfm Program Details: ExporTech was designed specifically for manufacturers that need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer. The program provides executive leaders with a systematic approach for entering or expanding in global markets. It is the only national export assistance program that offers a structured, yet customizable process that guides companies through every aspect of export growth. Target Audience: Company Executives including CEO, Owner, VP/Director of International Sales, VP/Director of Sales and Marketing This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and UW-Stout Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). http://www.uwstout.edu/moc/about/index.cfm. Age Range: Adults. Contact: Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270, gerouxj@uwstout.edu. Tuesday, April 7, 2015. University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Class

General Events Welcome to 1-2-3 Magic! home of the bestselling parenting books and programs that have delivered effective parenting solutions to millions of families worldwide. This simple, yet powerful approach to disciplining kids has won rave reviews from parents, educators, and professionals alike. Kids are just kids! In addition to being delightful, charming, and affectionate, children can also present their adult caretakers with a steady diet of difficult behavior: whining, arguing, teasing, fighting, yelling, tantrums, and pouting. For this reason, clinical psychologist, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan designed the 1-2-3 Magic program to bring practical, easy-to-use discipline techniques to families and educators. Are you frustrated trying to find an effective and positive way to discipline your children? Most parents want their kids to listen, and they want to enjoy their family life. That's why ParentMagic offers parenting solutions that are easy to learn and that WORK! You won't need to study child psychology to understand… Price - Low: $55. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stein Counseling 571 Braund Street Onalaska, WI 54650. For more info visit effectivebehavior.com.

Enneagram Study Group

General Events The Enneagram is a personality theory that describes nine different ways we view the world. This discussion group is for anyone who is interested in using the Enneagram to explore their spiritual life and relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, please contact Jane Finucane at jfinucane@fspa.org or call the FSC office at 608-791-5295. Freewill offerings appreciated. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

GAME ON! The Ultimate Game Night

General Events At GAME ON! teams face off in four rounds of fun party games, with fans in the audience cheering them on. The final two teams will be vying for a chance to win up to $1,500 dollars for the school special education program of their choice! Your Gift Will Benefit People with Disabilities Served by Riverfront! Price - Low: 30.00. Price - High: 30.00. Ticket Phone: 608-785-3559. Ticket Web Link: https://www.riverfrontinc.org/events/game-on/game-tickets/. Contact: Elizabeth Smaby. Friday, April 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Relay For Life of West Salem

General Events The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community. Rallying the passion of 4 million people worldwide, Relay For Life events raise critical funds that help fuel the mission of the American Cancer Society, an organization that’s reach touches so many lives – those who are currently battling cancer, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid diagnosis altogether thanks to education, prevention, and early detection. Friday, April 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 AM. West Salem High School. For more info visit main.acsevents.org.

International Banquet

General Events The UW-La Crosse Office of International Education would like to invite the La Crosse community to attend this year's International Banquet! This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the International Banquet. The International Banquet began as a celebration and an opportunity to share the rich diversity and culture the international students at UW-La Crosse bring to the campus and community. For many years the Banquet has included entertainment performed by international students, a chance to see traditional clothing from the many different countries represented on campus, and a menu prepared from international students' recipes. A variety of meat and vegetarian options are provided as a buffet. To purchase tickets and more information, visit our website! Friday, April 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Valhalla, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse Campus. For more info visit www.uwlax.edu.

The Courage to Embrace Joy

General Events uncomfortably vulnerable. In our attempts to numb ourselves from feeling painful emotions like fear, grief or anger, we also numb our capacity to feel positive emotions like love, joy and connection. During this program, you will learn about ways to carry pain with acceptance and compassion, so that you can embrace life with joy and gratitude. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

In One Basket

General Events In One Basket by Shirley Pugh is a fascinating compilation of 12 relatively obscure folktales, told in the storytelling fashion. Audiences will be captivated by the rare, but not forgotten tales of youthfulness, adventure, and lessons to be learned played out by a cast of silly characters including a selfish princess, an absent-minded young boy, a rich man, and a spunky young girl. Tales include The Three Wishes, Tale of a Mouse, Crown of Dew, and The Kangaroo and the Ostrich. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $8. Written By: Shirley Pugh. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Frederick Theatre Morris Hall (lower level) 1615 State Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

In One Basket

General Events In One Basket by Shirley Pugh is a fascinating compilation of 12 relatively obscure folktales, told in the storytelling fashion. Audiences will be captivated by the rare, but not forgotten tales of youthfulness, adventure, and lessons to be learned played out by a cast of silly characters including a selfish princess, an absent-minded young boy, a rich man, and a spunky young girl. Tales include The Three Wishes, Tale of a Mouse, Crown of Dew, and The Kangaroo and the Ostrich. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $8. Written By: Shirley Pugh. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Frederick Theatre Morris Hall (lower level) 1615 State Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Harmonious Wail

General Events Blending jazz, swing, and gypsy styles together, Harmonious Wail seamlessly fastens infectious rhythms alongside impassioned vocals to create an energized bond between their music and the audience. Tickets for Pump House members are $18 in advance, $21 day of show. Tickets for the general public are $21 in advance, $25 day of show. Price - Low: 18. Price - High: 25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Brownsville, MN Spring Fling Breakfast

General Events Breakfast, Big Ticket Raffle, Dessert of the Month, Bake Sale, Mini Raffle and Children's Games Available. Menu: French Toast, Southern Style Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Cheesy Hash Browns, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Milk & Orange Juice. Adults - $7.00 Ages 6 to 12 - $3.00 & Under 6 - Free. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 604 Adams Street, Brownsville, MN.

Family Support Group Meeting

General Events Have a loved one with a mental illness? Need to talk? Trained facilitators will lead a support group to help you. Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Family & Children's Center 1707 Main Street La Crosse.

Viterbo Community Health Fair

General Events The Health Fair will offer valuable information on health conditions, wellness and safety. There will be a wide variety of community health and wellness resources available under one roof. Health screenings, demonstrations, healthy snacks, massage and more. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Aime L. Mathy Center on the Viterbo campus. For more info visit www.viterbo.edu.

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Class

General Events Welcome to 1-2-3 Magic! home of the bestselling parenting books and programs that have delivered effective parenting solutions to millions of families worldwide. This simple, yet powerful approach to disciplining kids has won rave reviews from parents, educators, and professionals alike. Kids are just kids! In addition to being delightful, charming, and affectionate, children can also present their adult caretakers with a steady diet of difficult behavior: whining, arguing, teasing, fighting, yelling, tantrums, and pouting. For this reason, clinical psychologist, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan designed the 1-2-3 Magic program to bring practical, easy-to-use discipline techniques to families and educators. Are you frustrated trying to find an effective and positive way to discipline your children? Most parents want their kids to listen, and they want to enjoy their family life. That's why ParentMagic offers parenting solutions that are easy to learn and that WORK! You won't need to study child psychology to understand… Price - Low: $55. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stein Counseling 571 Braund Street Onalaska, WI 54650. For more info visit effectivebehavior.com.

Aquinas High School Art Exhibit

General Events This exhibit is a culmination of the talent and imagination of Aquinas Catholic School students, grades K-12. Price - Low: 0. Price - High: 0. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – Saturday, May 16, 2015. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

La Crosse School District Art Exhibit

General Events This exhibit is a celebration of the talent found in a range of works by students from both Logan and Central High Schools. Price - Low: 0. Price - High: 0. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – Saturday, May 16, 2015. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

Imago Dei Women's Group

General Events Imago Dei Women's Group is a freewill offering group that supports women survivors of sexual abuse and assault in their quest for healing and wholeness. They will meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month except for December. Please visit our website for more information. Dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 920 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Divorce Recovery Group

Divorce Recovery Group is a monthly gathering that offers support and healing for the wounds of separation and divorce (no matter how recent). This is a freewill offering group that meets on the third Thursday of the month until May 21, 2015. Please visit our website for more information Email: fscenter@fspa.org Phone: 608-791-5295. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market St. La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Women Moving Ahead

General Events Women Moving Ahead (WMA) works to raise awareness about the challenges women and girls in all cultures encounter in their lives and their careers and to empower them with the knowledge and skills they need to “move ahead” in their communities, their places of work, and beyond. Women Moving Ahead 2015 is a series of events in April culminating in a conference on Friday, April 17th and a half-day $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop on Saturday, April 18th. All events for this year’s WMA 2015 will be held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Online registration for WMA 2015 is now available. There is limited availability so register early for the conference, salary negotiation workshop, or both. Friday, April 17, 2015 – Saturday, April 18, 2015. 150 Murphy Library, UW-La Crosse. For more info visit womenmovingahead.org.

St. Francis and the Natural World: An Art Journaling Retreat

General Events Writer Jan Wellik and artist Janet Moore team up to lead you in an extraordinary weekend of springtime nature journaling. On this retreat there will be opportunities to spend time in nature contemplating Francis of Assisi’s poem of praise to nature, the Canticle of Creation, and writing in a nature journal you create in a bookbinding workshop. Bring clothing suitable for plein air nature journaling. Celebrate creation and Earth’s springtime awakening in a whole new way! Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WIBIDA) Spring Conference

General Events Parents, teachers, students, and anyone interested in finding out more about Assistive Technology for dealing with dyslexia, go to www.wibida.org for conference details. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tundra Lodge Green Bay, WI. For more info visit www.wibida.org.

STEM Festival

General Events Join us for the third annual STEM Festival at Clarke University, Kehl Center, 10am to 2pm. A free event for the family to drive robots, conduct science experiments, visit a starlab and explore 3D models.Join us in the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with hands on activities and experiments.For more information go to http://www.neiowastem.com/stem-festivals/. Contact: STEM Advisory Council. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Clarke University, Kehl Center 1550 Clarke Drive Dubuque, Iowa. For more info visit www.neiowastem.com.

St. Francis and the Natural World: An Art Journaling Retreat

General Events Writer Jan Wellik and artist Janet Moore team up to lead you in an extraordinary weekend of springtime nature journaling. On this retreat there will be opportunities to spend time in nature contemplating Francis of Assisi’s poem of praise to nature, the Canticle of Creation, and writing in a nature journal you create in a bookbinding workshop. Bring clothing suitable for plein air nature journaling. Celebrate creation and Earth’s springtime awakening in a whole new way! Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

CANCELED - Michael Martin Murphey

General Events Price - Low: 18. Price - High: 25. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Michael Scott “Old School Variety Show/Story Theatre

General Events Centering on story theatre, this Old School Variety Show features local talent. Musicians, actors, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, escape artists, dancers, mentalists, and comedians have all been a part of previous shows. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM. Heider Center for the Arts 405 East Hamlin St West Salem, WI 54669.

American Cancer Society SOLE BURNER - Hula Hustle 5K

General Events The American Cancer Society Sole Burner - Hula Hustle 5K, formerly the American Cancer Society Family 5K Run/Walk, is an American Cancer Society event that raises funds for all types of cancer to support the mission of the American Cancer Society by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, & fighting back. Sole Burner events focus on reducing your risks for cancer by encouraging a healthy lifestyle – eating well & getting active! The Sole Burner – Hula Hustle 5k has a fresh exciting twist with the addition of a Hawaiian Theme!! Everyone is encouraged to get into the theme by dressing “Hawaiian Style”! This event is a pledge-based, 5K Run/Walk that participants can choose to participate on a competitive timed-level, or a non-competitive level. It is a family-friendly cancer awareness event for everyone. This is an amazing event that brings the community together to celebrate our area cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and empowers participants to fight back against cancer!… Sunday, April 19, 2015, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. United Healthcare, 2700 Midwest Drive, Onalaska, WI.

Norskedalen Spring Luncheon

General Events Join Norskedalen in celebrating the cultural heritage of our area and our organization at this benchmark event, our 31st annual celebration. This event will begin at 11 am with a punch reception, followed by the presentation of the award, a scrumptious meal, and program. This event will again feature a silent auction with wonderful auction items – bid on your favorites as another way to support Norskedalen. We welcome you to celebrate with us. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Radisson - La Crosse 200 Harborview Plaza La Crosse WI 54623.

St. Francis and the Natural World: An Art Journaling Retreat

General Events Writer Jan Wellik and artist Janet Moore team up to lead you in an extraordinary weekend of springtime nature journaling. On this retreat there will be opportunities to spend time in nature contemplating Francis of Assisi’s poem of praise to nature, the Canticle of Creation, and writing in a nature journal you create in a bookbinding workshop. Bring clothing suitable for plein air nature journaling. Celebrate creation and Earth’s springtime awakening in a whole new way! Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.fscenter.org.

Paint & Pour: Still Life

General Events Instructor: Ben Alberti Cost: $35 Join us in the Pump House Kader Gallery for wine, conversation and great music while a professional artist guides you step-by-step through a painting. We provide everything you need including paint brushes, paint, stretched and primed canvas, and your first glass of wine. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your completed work. Additional beverages will be provided at the cash bar. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in. Paint & Pour Workshops third Sunday and Monday of each month. Let us know if you would like to schedule a private Paint & Pour for your birthday, work party, or simply for a fun night out with your friends. No experience necessary. Must be 21 or over to participate, unless accompanied by a legal guardian. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-785-1434. Contact: Amanda Struver. Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54610. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.

DELLA’S DINER

General Events A “woman with a past” moves to Tennessee, opens a diner, and marries. However, there’s a nuclear waste dump and her husband is MIA after a suspicious helicopter crash. Sounds heavy, but “Della’s” will have you toe tapping, clapping and laughing till you cry. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Heider Center for the Arts 405 East Hamlin St. West Salem, WI 54669.

2015 Early Childhood Education Conference

General Events Join us for the 37th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Choose from over 100 exciting sessions for preschool and primary educators. Friday’s Keynote speaker is “Dr. Mara Sapon-Shevin” speaking on Inclusive Education and Saturday the “Teddy Bear Band” will be sharing songs that motivate positive behaviors in children. Exhibitors will be onsite and CEU’s will be available. Ticket Phone: 715-232-2793. Ticket Web Link: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/ece/ececonf/ececonf_intro.cfm. Friday, April 24, 2015. University of Wisconsin-Stout. For more info visit www.uwstout.edu.

Relay For Life of La Crosse Colleges

General Events The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community. Rallying the passion of 4 million people worldwide, Relay For Life events raise critical funds that help fuel the mission of the American Cancer Society, an organization that’s reach touches so many lives – those who are currently battling cancer, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid diagnosis altogether thanks to education, prevention, and early detection. Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 PM – Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:00 AM. UW-L Recreational Eagle Center. For more info visit main.acsevents.org.

The Tempest

General Events This bewitching play is believed to be Shakespeare's final work. The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants — Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch's son. Into their idyllic, but isolated, lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous harmony. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $16. Directed By: Walter Elder. Written By: William Shakespeare. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

17th Annual Walk MS 2015

General Events 17th Annual Walk MS 2015 Many fun activities throughout the morning for all ages. We'll also feed you before and after the Walk! Register @ www.WalkWisconsinMS.org or 800-242-3358. 9-10 AM Check-In; Walk 10 AM. National Multiple Sclerosis Society-WI Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Committee Lead Contact – Shari Puyleart, R.N. (Chairperson) Neurology Dept. Mayo Clinic Health System 700 West Ave. S. La Crosse, WI 54601 608-392-9862 (work) Walk to Create a World Free of MS Submitted by: Michael Sigman, Member, La Crosse Walk MS Plan. Com. 4430 Brickyard Ln. La Crosse, WI 54601 blitzrabbi@mindspring.com 608-788-4104 (h) 608-498-1702 (c) Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 children, women and me… Price - Low: 0. Price - High: 0. Ticket Phone: 800-242-3358. Ticket Web Link: www.WalkWisconsinMS.org. Contact: Shari Puyleart, R.N. (Chairperson). Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. La Crosse Center (300 Harborview Plaza) South Hall.

The Tempest

General Events This bewitching play is believed to be Shakespeare's final work. The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants — Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch's son. Into their idyllic, but isolated, lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous harmony. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $16. Directed By: Walter Elder. Written By: William Shakespeare. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day/Earth Day Dash (FREE)

General Events REGISTRATION Registration for the dash is required and is free. Registration forms for the event are at the La Crosse YMCA and the North YMCA or print out the registration from the link below and please bring the form to the La Crosse YMCA or the North YMCA. http://www.laxymca.org/files/5814/2298/7713/Earth_Day_Dash_Brochure_Color.pdf EARTH DAY DASH The Earth Day Dash will begin at 10:30 AM with children starting 30 seconds apart (young ones can go with parent through the race). There will be 6 stations to be complete, with each station requiring participation before continuing on to the next station. HEALTHY KIDS DAY BOOTHS The Children's Area will be made up of YMCA Healthy Kids Day Activities, organized by different departments of the YMCA. Activities will range from a recycling/up-cycling booth, assembling a healthy snack on the blender bike, an Earth Day Trivia Wheel, and much more! Price - Low: 0.00. Contact: La Crosse YMCA- 608-782-9622. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Myrick Park and the EcoPark 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse WI 54601. For more info visit www.laxymca.org.

The Tempest

General Events This bewitching play is believed to be Shakespeare's final work. The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants — Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch's son. Into their idyllic, but isolated, lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous harmony. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $16. Directed By: Walter Elder. Written By: William Shakespeare. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Auditions for “Blackbeard the Pirate” Missoula Children’s Theatre

General Events Auditions for K-12 students. Monday, April 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Heider Center for the Arts 405 East Hamlin St West Salem, WI 54669.

Behavioral Health Conference - Meeting the Emotional Needs of Our Older Patients

General Events Dr. Barczi will cover issues that occur frequently for elderly patients, including sleep difficulties, dementia, and healthy aging. Who should attend: Healthcare providers who provide care to one or more older patients, including social workers, psychologists, physicians, clinical therapists, chaplains, nurses, and home health workers. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Valhalla-Cartwright Center, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. For more info visit www.uwlax.edu.

The Tempest

General Events This bewitching play is believed to be Shakespeare's final work. The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants — Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch's son. Into their idyllic, but isolated, lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous harmony. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $16. Directed By: Walter Elder. Written By: William Shakespeare. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon

Athletic Events Conquer the bluff! This one-of-a-kind USATF certified half marathon course descends almost 600 feet down historic Grandad Bluff and finishes along the mighty Mississippi River. In typical Wisconsin fashion, the race finishes with a post-race party including live music, brats and local craft beer! For those not up for the half marathon challenge, also included in the event weekend is a half marathon relay, 5k run/walk, cycling events, and FREE youth races! Friday, May 1, 2015 – Saturday, May 2, 2015. Grandad Bluff Park and Riverside Park.

The Vintage Market

General Events This a vendor show with people selling vintage, antique, repurposed, upcycled, furniture, handmade items and cool junk. Local groups selling food and sponsoring a plant sale to raise money for local charities. Friday, May 1, 2015 – Saturday, May 2, 2015. 108 Roosevelt St Coon Valley, WI. 54623. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

The Tempest

General Events This bewitching play is believed to be Shakespeare's final work. The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants — Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch's son. Into their idyllic, but isolated, lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous harmony. Price - Low: $5. Price - High: $16. Directed By: Walter Elder. Written By: William Shakespeare. Age Range: Adults. Ticket Phone: 6087858522. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www2.uwlax.edu.

Willy Porter

General Events American folk singer/songwriter, Willy Porter is not only an esteemed guitarist and a songwriter, but also an incredible storyteller and a comedian whose performances are said to provide a rare glimpse of the humanity that binds us. Tickets for Pump House members are $22 in advance, $28 day of show. Tickets for the general public are $22 in advance, $28 day of show. Price - Low: 22. Price - High: 28. Age Range: All Ages. Ticket Phone: 608-784-1434. Contact: contact@thepumphouse.org. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. La Crosse, WI 54601. For more info visit www.thepumphouse.org.