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Barn dance is Saturday

The public is invited to the third annual German Settlement Barn Dance Saturday, Oct. 4, with live music by Mike & Eddie (members of "Trigger Happy") from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Michael and Evonne Ganz farm, 565 County U, six miles east of Hudson. German potato salad, bratwurst, sauerkraut and non-alcoholic beverages may be purchased starting at 6. Admission is $5 for members of the German Settlement Heritage Society, $6 for non-members. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Also featured are prizes and historical exhibits.

To get to the farm, take I-94 east to Exit 4, go south briefly, take County U east for two miles, then south to the first farm on the left (north of the German Settlement Cemetery).


Hammond art show set

The Hammond Arts Alliance is presenting Fall Art Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12, in the Kremer Loft Gallery, upstairs at the Hammond Hotel.

Gallery hours are 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Artists include Doug Peterson (pottery), Michael Ray (photos) and Michael Tibbetts (wood, stone). Singer/songwriter Eric Rhame will sing and play acoustic guitar downstairs at the hotel on Saturday. For more information, contact Paulette at

Chorus prepares for concert

The Vallee de Croix Chorus will celebrate its silver anniversary in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive, Woodbury, Minn. Also appearing will be "Espresso," two-time Region 6 Quartet Champions, and a young women's quartet from Osceola High School. Through its recent "Steppin' in the Spotlight" program, the 45-member chorus will joined on stage by 14 guests who have been rehearsing with the chorus for eight weeks, getting an introduction to four-part harmony, barbershop style. Hudson singers in the chorus are Gen Nord, Ann Hanson and Juanita Stilley. Tickets are $12 or $10 each for groups of 20 or more. More information is available at

Historical exhibit opens in RF

The latest historical exhibit at the River Falls Public Library focuses on the 1920s and '30s - the boom years followed by the Depression and Dust Bowl. Featured is information and artifacts about flappers and suffragists, gangsters and G-Men, the rise of aviation, automobiles and the Ku Klux Klan, plus film and radio. The free exhibit is in the library's lower-level gallery through Oct. 26. For more information, call (715) 425-0905.