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posted Oct 25, 2017, 9:45 AM by Adam Hutton   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

Through October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.  Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at RedCrossBlood.org/GoForGoal.

Additional blood donation opportunities…

Prairie Farm 10/15/2018: 12p-6:30p, Community Center, 115 N. River Ave.
Rice Lake 10/22/2018: 12p-6p, Elk's Lodge #1441, 36 E. Eau Claire

New Auburn 10/22/2018: 12p-6p, St. Jude's Catholic Church, 146 E. Main St.

Bloomer 10/25/2018: 11:30a-5:30p, St. Paul's Catholic School, 1210 Main St.

Birchwood 10/31/2018: 11a-5p, Birchwood High School, 300 S. Wilson St.


October 10th Wednesday

The Rice Lake Elks Lodge will host the 8th annual charity bowling event at Rand’s Lanes in Rice Lake on Saturday (October 13th) starting at 3p. To ensure your spot call Jeff Miller at 715-651-6534 by the end of the day Wednesday. Cost is $80 for a four person team. A buffet dinner with awards will be served at the Elks Lodge after bowling.  


October 13th Saturday

The 43rd annual Bloomer Women’s Club Arts and Crafts Fair is Saturday from 9a-3p at the Bloomer Elementary School. Admission is a free will donation. Lunch will be available. Mayo Health System will hold a mini-health fair from 9a-noon.


October 13th Saturday

The Rice Lake Veterans Center will host a fundraiser on Saturday from 1p-6p. Many crafts and vendors with raffle tickets available. All the proceeds raised will go towards the Rice Lake Vets Center. Everyone is welcome.


October 13th Saturday

Chetek Lutheran Church will host a Lutefisk Dinner on Saturday from 11a-3p. The traditional Norwegian dinner includes lutefisk, meatballs & gravy, lefse, pie, and more. Cost is $15 for adults. Kids six-twelve $6.


October 14th Sunday

THE FAMILY HOUSE ON HEART ISLAND in Rice Lake will host an open house on Sunday from 11a-3p. You’re invited to come and look around and join us for treats and coffee.  We would like to provide this opportunity for you to see the facilities and ask questions. The Family House on Heart Island provides a warm bed and a hot meal to some of our most vulnerable citizens. Folks that have been turned away from other resources in the community.


October 16th Tuesday

The Rice Lake Public Library will welcome ADRC to present Powerful Tools for Caregivers on Tuesday from 12:30p-3:30p. Barron County Office on Aging and Disability Resource Center will host a series of classes October 9th through November 6 from 12:30p-3:30p titled Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This is an educational program designed to help family caregivers.  This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.


October 18th Thursday

New Scandinavia Lutheran Church will be having their Klub (pronounced Kroob) supper on Thursday from 4:30-7p.  They will be serving Klub which is a Norwegian potato dumpling, ham, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, pickles, buns, dessert and beverage.  The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and under 6 free. The church is located 3 1/2 miles northeast of Dallas, Wisconsin on County highway O.  It is handicap accessible and everyone is welcome.


October 20th Saturday

The Benefit for Dawn Peichel is at the Cumberland American Legion Post on Saturday from 3p-9p. The day includes a spaghetti supper, raffle tickets, auction, games, and live music. To donate or find out more visit cumberlandcares.org.


October 20th Saturday

The Rice Lake Curling Club and Mayo Clinic Health System invite you to “Learn to Curl” on Saturday from 12p-3p at the Rice Lake Curling Club. Equipment will be provided for this free event with oo prior experience required. To find out more or register visit the events page at mayoclinichealthsystem.org.


October 21st Sunday

Sub-Zero Brass Quintet will perform a Halloween-themed recital on Sunday at 2p at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rice Lake. The concert is free and open to the public with a reception to follow. This is a family friendly event and costumes are encouraged. Music includes The Teddy Bears' Picnic, Beauty and the Beast, Music of the Night, Spiderman Theme, Ghostbusters, and more!

October 23rd Tuesday

The Rice Lake Public Library will welcome ADRC to present Powerful Tools for Caregivers on Tuesday from 12:30p-3:30p. Barron County Office on Aging and Disability Resource Center will host a series of classes October 9th through November 6 from 12:30p-3:30p titled Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This is an educational program designed to help family caregivers.  This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.


October 25th-27th and November 1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday

The Cumberland ETC will present “Packer Fans from Outer Space” opening on Thursday. The ETC players also will present this musical comedy Oct. 26 and 27 and again Nov. 1, 2 and 3. All performances are at 7p. Tickets are $12 each and available at Peter & Annie’s in downtown Cumberland or can be reserved by calling 715-822-2787.


October 27th Saturday

The Rice Lake Public Library invites you to the Rice Lake Better Block Halloween Celebration on Saturday from 11a-2p. Stop in at the library to get a sweet treat and have your photo taken in our spook-tacular photo booooooth.


October 30th Tuesday

The Rice Lake Public Library will welcome ADRC to present Powerful Tools for Caregivers on Tuesday from 12:30p-3:30p. Barron County Office on Aging and Disability Resource Center will host a series of classes October 9th through November 6 from 12:30p-3:30p titled Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This is an educational program designed to help family caregivers.  This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.


November 3rd-4th Saturday-Sunday

The Red Cedar Symphony will present their fall concert this weekend. Saturday’s performance will be at Chetek Lutheran Church at 7p and Sunday’s is at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rice Lake. Tickets are $15, with those 21 and under admitted free. Everyone is welcome.

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