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May
24
Sun
2015
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building
May 24 @ 9:00 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Looking for something new and exciting to try? Have you ever seen a Segway and thought it looked like fun? Discover La Crosse as you glide effortlessly on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful Mississippi River. Capture your memories with great photographs as you enjoy our Segway sightseeing tours.

Small group tours (5 maximum). Please call to secure your spot!

Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip.

The Riverside Museum is open daily from Memorial weekend through Labor Day, Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun 10am-4pm.

Wild Peace Sangha @ Community Room
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wild Peace Sangha @ Community Room

Wild Peace Sangha is a community oriented to Buddhist practice rooted in the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and in the spirit of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

La Crosse Queen Cruises @ Riverside Park
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Crosse Queen is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. She is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with stern wheels which are her only means of propulsion. Daily sightseeing excursions early May through late October.

Other times: Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 30+, please inquire. La Crosse Queens dinner cruises Friday-Sunday feature a double entree buffet. Enjoy fine cuisine, full service bar and panoramic scenery during evening cruise. On the Mississippi River, boarding in Riverside Park.

Last day for TINKERTOYS exhibit
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jesus Christ Superstar
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jesus Christ Superstar

Overview Jesus Christ Superstar follows Jesus of Nazareth in the final days before his crucifixion as he struggles to prepare his disciples for what is to come. Politics, history, and faith collide in a power-packed epic of song and dance that will leave audiences electrified! Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Presented by La Crosse Community Theatre RATED: Theatre PG [twocol_one] Dates Fri-Sat, May 8—9 at 7:30 p.m. Sun, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. Thu-Sat, May 14—16 at 7:30 p.m. Sun, May 17 at 2 p.m. Thu-Sat, May 21—23 at 7:30 p.m. Sun, May 24 at 2 p.m. [/twocol_one][twocol_one_last] Pricing Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: $28* Sundays: $24* Students: $17* & Military: $12* *Musical Surcharge Tickets go on Sale April 20, 2015[/twocol_one_last]  

Jesus Christ Superstar
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar follows Jesus of Nazareth in the final days before his crucifixion as he struggles to prepare his disciples for what is to come.

Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 24 @ 2:30 pm
Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse. Take a walk on our paved meditation trail through the beautiful Wisconsin bluff side. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily. There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome.

Guided tours are given daily at 1:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and 2:30pm on (Sunday).

Agni Hotra: The Art and Science
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Agni Hotra is an ancient healing and purifying ritual given to mankind from the Vedic Texts. This simple practice, performed at sunrise and sunset has been shown to increase seed fertility and crop yield. It is also said to enhance animal and human health and even to reduce radiation. In fact regular practitioners suffered fewer injuries from both the Chernobyl and Bhopal disasters. We will discuss these findings and examine the science behind the benefits of Agni Hotra. At sunset the instructor will demonstrate the simple ritual.
Instructor: Ann Ralles-Mahan
Sunday, March 22, 2015     6:00-8:45 p.m.
$20.00 course registration will be donation to Driftless Folk School
 

International Folk Dancing @ Community Room
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
International Folk Dancing @ Community Room

International Folk Dance
2nd & 4th Monthly Sundays 6pm – 9pm
Come learn folk dances from all over the world!

May
25
Mon
2015
Spring Fling Benefit @ Kickapoo Valley Reserve
May 25 @ 3:00 am
Spring Fling Benefit @ Kickapoo Valley Reserve | La Farge | Wisconsin | United States

Come celebrate the season with our annual Spring Fling! Activities include: history walk, plant ID walk, nature walk with binoculars, water quality activities, meet llamas, hula hooping, kite flying, natural play area kids 6 & under, star gazing, great food, the Brew Canoe, music, silent auction and raffle.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and the Richland Center – Santa Teresa Sister City Project. 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Fee: $10/person; kids 12 and under free. Call 608-625 2960 or email kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us with questions. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639 – 608-625-2960 - http://kvr.state.wi.us.

17th Annual Walk MS 2015 @ La Crosse Center South Hall
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 men in Wisconsin living with multiple sclerosis. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building
May 25 @ 9:00 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Looking for something new and exciting to try? Have you ever seen a Segway and thought it looked like fun? Discover La Crosse as you glide effortlessly on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful Mississippi River. Capture your memories with great photographs as you enjoy our Segway sightseeing tours.

Small group tours (5 maximum). Please call to secure your spot!

La Crosse Queen Cruises @ Riverside Park
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Crosse Queen is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. She is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with stern wheels which are her only means of propulsion. Daily sightseeing excursions early May through late October.

Other times: Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 30+, please inquire. La Crosse Queens dinner cruises Friday-Sunday feature a double entree buffet. Enjoy fine cuisine, full service bar and panoramic scenery during evening cruise. On the Mississippi River, boarding in Riverside Park.

Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 25 @ 1:30 pm
Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse. Take a walk on our paved meditation trail through the beautiful Wisconsin bluff side. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily. There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome.

Guided tours are given daily at 1:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and 2:30pm on (Sunday).

Monday Night Group Run
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday Night Group Run

Join us for an easy 3, 5, or 7 mile run followed by hot cocoa and snacks!

Project You @ Crossfire, Inc.
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We will have information for local high school students on cyber-safety and self-esteem. There will be free Domino’s pizza, appetizers, cookies, and drinks. Additionally, there will be games, prizes, and a hypnotist!

May
26
Tue
2015
“Never Give Up” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 26 all-day
"Never Give Up" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Works and exhibit statement by Jean Hayden: “This exhibition is a history of my endeavors as a visual artist. My passion for music has transferred over to my passion for drawing and painting. As a botanical artist I spent hours on one piece…sketching, blending and designing. It became the joy of my life. When macular degeneration began to change my life, I was not willing to give up that joy of creating. Working with local watercolor instructor Pam Lee, we have together developed some techniques that “keep me in the game” so to speak. Working with black gesso on watercolor paper I can bring images to life that are in my mind. I can add color after the gesso has dried, or leave the black and white painting as a spontaneous statement of the moment. My hope is that this show will give others encouragement to “Never Give Up.” Get out there, experience life and keep doing what gives you joy.”

The artist reception will be taking place on May 28th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, so come meet the artist and appreciate her work.

Normal Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm, so stop by and take in some local art.

Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building
May 26 @ 9:00 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Looking for something new and exciting to try? Have you ever seen a Segway and thought it looked like fun? Discover La Crosse as you glide effortlessly on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful Mississippi River. Capture your memories with great photographs as you enjoy our Segway sightseeing tours.

Small group tours (5 maximum). Please call to secure your spot!

Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip.

The Riverside Museum is open daily from Memorial weekend through Labor Day, Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun 10am-4pm.

Free Student Tuesday
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

This National Historic Landmark is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Built in 1858 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate home features beautiful woodwork and original furnishings. It has been preserved much as it was around 1900, and was completely restored in 2005.

The Hixon House is open from Memorial Weekend through Monday, September 7th (Labor Day), Tues. – Sat. 10am -2pm (last tour starts at 2pm).

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students, Children 5-12 $5, Children 0-4 & Members are FREE

Sparkling STEMS Science
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Sparkling STEMS Science

Science themed activity for preschoolers and accompanying adults. Included with Museum admission. No registration required.

La Crosse Queen Cruises @ Riverside Park
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Crosse Queen is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. She is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with stern wheels which are her only means of propulsion. Daily sightseeing excursions early May through late October.

Other times: Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 30+, please inquire. La Crosse Queens dinner cruises Friday-Sunday feature a double entree buffet. Enjoy fine cuisine, full service bar and panoramic scenery during evening cruise. On the Mississippi River, boarding in Riverside Park.

Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 26 @ 1:30 pm
Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse. Take a walk on our paved meditation trail through the beautiful Wisconsin bluff side. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily. There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome.

Guided tours are given daily at 1:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and 2:30pm on (Sunday).

Children’s After School Pottery @ Generous Earth Pottery
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Children's After School PotteryChildren ages 8 and older are welcome to join us as we create with clay! Children’s After School Pottery will work on the potter’s wheel or do hand building with clay, but mainly it’s about fun! Adults may stay and watch, or return and see what’s been created. Cost is $15 per session. Please call for more information.

Open to the public 7 days a week. Please call or stop in to view our current and upcoming class schedules and sign up!
I’ll have whats on tap
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I'll have whats on tap

We have 8 different, hand crafted Pearl Street Brewery beers on tap in our tasting room. Stop down today and pick out your favorite!

The Sun, Moon and Stars; the Art of Navigating Care Needs @ Lost Island Wines
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Sun, Moon and Stars; the Art of Navigating Care Needs @ Lost Island Wines | Onalaska | Wisconsin | United States

BrightStar Care of La Crosse – Wisdom Over Wine Events

Join us at Onalaska’s hidden paradise, Lost Island Wines for our inaugural event. We will have an opportunity to get to know one another as well as hear a short presentation by the groups organizer, Tim Britain, CSA. Caring for others can be quite a journey. Knowing when to call in extra help is critical to both caregivers and their recipients. Tim will provide a simple approach of gauging a person’s overall care needs.

Chinese Language Class @ Dim Sum Tea Shop
May 26 @ 6:00 pm

Chinese Language ClassStudies showed that Chinese is the fastest growing foreign language being taught in US school. Learning Chinese is not only helpful with one’s future, China has more than 5000 years of culture. If you like to know more about China or like to speak some Chinese, you can join in our Chinese Language Class. It’s fun to meet some new friends and know more… In this class we will have tea and snack, study sheet.

 

Peace By the Sea @ All Glazed Up!
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peace By the Sea

Peace by the Sea. Tonight we will paint and hope you will join us as we get a little creative and relax in our studio! Call us to reserve your seat – we’d love to see you!

Hot Yoga For Runners
May 26 @ 11:45 pm – May 27 @ 12:45 am
Hot Yoga For Runners

Join us at Root Down Yoga Studio for a free private HOT YOGA class. Class starts at 6:45pm but we recommend getting there early to set up. Bring light weight clothing and plenty of water.

May
27
Wed
2015
“Never Give Up” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 27 all-day
"Never Give Up" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Works and exhibit statement by Jean Hayden: “This exhibition is a history of my endeavors as a visual artist. My passion for music has transferred over to my passion for drawing and painting. As a botanical artist I spent hours on one piece…sketching, blending and designing. It became the joy of my life. When macular degeneration began to change my life, I was not willing to give up that joy of creating. Working with local watercolor instructor Pam Lee, we have together developed some techniques that “keep me in the game” so to speak. Working with black gesso on watercolor paper I can bring images to life that are in my mind. I can add color after the gesso has dried, or leave the black and white painting as a spontaneous statement of the moment. My hope is that this show will give others encouragement to “Never Give Up.” Get out there, experience life and keep doing what gives you joy.”

The artist reception will be taking place on May 28th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, so come meet the artist and appreciate her work.

Normal Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm, so stop by and take in some local art.

“River Sojorn” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 27 all-day
"River Sojorn" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

In this series of landscapes by artist Sara Lubinski, we see the diversity and beauty of the Driftless Region, while using personal experiences and observations made on hikes throughout the Mississippi River blufflands.

Will be exhibited in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building
May 27 @ 9:00 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Looking for something new and exciting to try? Have you ever seen a Segway and thought it looked like fun? Discover La Crosse as you glide effortlessly on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful Mississippi River. Capture your memories with great photographs as you enjoy our Segway sightseeing tours.

Small group tours (5 maximum). Please call to secure your spot!

Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip.

The Riverside Museum is open daily from Memorial weekend through Labor Day, Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun 10am-4pm.

Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

This National Historic Landmark is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Built in 1858 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate home features beautiful woodwork and original furnishings. It has been preserved much as it was around 1900, and was completely restored in 2005.

The Hixon House is open from Memorial Weekend through Monday, September 7th (Labor Day), Tues. – Sat. 10am -2pm (last tour starts at 2pm).

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students, Children 5-12 $5, Children 0-4 & Members are FREE

Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House
May 27 @ 11:00 am
Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Sculptor Jack Fleig combines landscapes with symbols from ancient cultures to evoke a sense of lasting harmony. Jack’s sculptors are paired with Lee Jackson’s photography exhibit: “Ice: Ambiguous Clarity.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Jack Fleig
Jack graduated from the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Urbana, Illinois in 1972. He also developed an interest in ceramic art, taking courses and attending workshops over the years. He moved to La Crosse in 1981 to work for HSR Associates, Architects. Engineers, and Interior Design. His designs won a number of awards and were published on national journals. He built a ceramic art studio in 1999 in West Salem and continued to improve his skills in his free time. Shortly thereafter, he became President and CEO of HSR Associates and continued in that role until his retirement in 2010. During that period of time, he continued his ceramic art and had an exhibit at The Pump House in 2006. Today, he has his own company focusing on ceramic sculpture and architectural photography.

Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 27 @ 11:00 am
Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Photographer Lee Jackson takes abstract images found in nature to evoke a feeling of mysterious familiarity. Lee’s photography is paired with the sculptures of Jack Fleig in his exhibit titled: “Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Front Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Lee Jackson

Lee is relatively new to photography, having learned didactically over the past three years. Her creative and educational background is in writing, particularly poetry and short stories. After graduating from West Salem High School, she attended UW-Madison where she majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. After college, Lee moved to the La Crosse area where she stumbled upon her love of taking nature photographs during her daily walks on the few acres of wood and ravine where she grew up. 

La Crosse Queen Cruises @ Riverside Park
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Crosse Queen is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. She is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with stern wheels which are her only means of propulsion. Daily sightseeing excursions early May through late October.

Other times: Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 30+, please inquire. La Crosse Queens dinner cruises Friday-Sunday feature a double entree buffet. Enjoy fine cuisine, full service bar and panoramic scenery during evening cruise. On the Mississippi River, boarding in Riverside Park.

Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 27 @ 1:30 pm
Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse. Take a walk on our paved meditation trail through the beautiful Wisconsin bluff side. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily. There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome.

Guided tours are given daily at 1:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and 2:30pm on (Sunday).

Free Wheelin Wednesday
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Wheelin Wednesday

Summer is coming, the weather is gorgeous! So if you are out pedaling around enjoying the fresh air, stop into our tasting room we would gladly pour you a free pint, just for RIDING YOUR BIKE! Support Local Beer! Don’t forget to check out our Tour de Pearl – where you can pedal for pints (and many more fabulous prizes) all summer long!!!

La Crosse SOUP! A fun monthly micro-granting opportunity for good people with good ideas! @ The Root Note
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
La Crosse SOUP! A fun monthly micro-granting opportunity for good people with good ideas! @ The Root Note | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Do you want to help make La Crosse a better place? Come join us for SOUP NIGHT where people with cool ideas for improving La Crosse come because they need a couple hundred bucks to make it happen, and SOUP NIGHT helps them get it.

At La Crosse SOUP people from across the community come together to break bread, celebrate La Crosse, and provide microgrants to those planning creative projects that aim to make La Crosse a better place to be.

Cool, right?

So how then does this work…? For a donation of $5 at the door, attendees receive FOOD (homemade soup and fresh bread) AND A VOTE and hear from four people who want to improve the community in some way. Can you give more than $5? Sure, but you still get one vote. That’s one of the beautiful things about SOUP, it’s about community support that can come from almost anyone
.
Each presenter shares their idea and answers four questions from the audience. We know people are busy so each presentation lasts four minutes with a few more minutes at the end for the questions. After the presentations we all share a meal together, talk about the ideas that were presented, and vote on the project they think will benefit the city the most. At the end of the night we count the ballots, and the winning idea goes home with all of the money raised at the door to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.

La Crosse SOUP is a B.Y.O.B. affair – Bring Your Own Bowl!

TENTATIVE Schedule for the evening:
6:00pm :: Doors Open
6:15 :: Food served
6:15 – 6:45 :: Pitches + Q/A
6:45 – 7:00 :: Voting
7:00 :: Voting ends and ballots are tallied
7:15 :: Winning Project is announced and money is awarded > Event concludes.

However guests are encouraged to stay and hangout afterwards!

Seeking the Sublime: Free Discussion with Stephen Hilyard
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Seeking the Sublime: Free Discussion with Stephen Hilyard

Join us for a gallery lecture with the MMAM exhibiting artist from Madison, WI. Free thanks to support from Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. “Bill” Gautsch.

Whimsical Tree @ All Glazed Up!
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Whimsical Tree

Join us as our Artist/Instructor leads us through this acrylic 16×20 canvas painting. No experience required! We supply everything, you just bring your favorite beverage!

Cheeseburgers, Ride, Ales, and Pins Weekly Bicycle Ride @ Pearl St. Brewery, Ye Olde Style Inn, Pla-Mor Lanes
May 27 @ 6:05 pm – 10:00 pm
Cheeseburgers, Ride, Ales, and Pins Weekly Bicycle Ride @ Pearl St. Brewery, Ye Olde Style Inn, Pla-Mor Lanes | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

This is a weekly Wednesday night casual and leisurely bicycle ride thru La Crosse neighborhoods. All riders are welcome, from beginner to experienced. The neighborhood ride route and distance will be adjusted so that even beginners will have a good time. Evening activities and meeting locations based on whether it’s Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.

During Daylight Saving Time, schedule is a follows:

Leave 6:05 sharp : wheels roll from Myrick Park Gun Shelter. For those who’d prefer not to ride the neighborhoods, or if you’re late – ride to PSB and get a free beer, and then ride over to YOSI to meet us.

If you’re not riding with us, and plan to meet us at Ye Olde Style Inn or Pla-Mor, please note group ride arrival times are influenced by weather, cyclist skill level, and possible ‘pit stops’.

Please call the Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition phone 715-586-1736 for current location.

During Standard Time(Winter) Schedule:

6:00 – 6:20 : Meet at Pearl St Brewery and decide if we still want to go for a neighborhood ride, head to a North Side bar, or drink some more PSB beer.

Year-round Schedule:

Arrive 7:30 – 8:00 : Ye Olde Style Inn $3 cheeseburgers

Arrive 9:00 – 9:30 : Pla-Mor Lanes (2 games for $5 and includes shoe rental, don’t forget to bring socks)

After bowling : group choice to visit another destination or go home.

Viroqua Laughter Circle @ Community Room
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
28
Thu
2015
“Never Give Up” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 28 all-day
"Never Give Up" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Works and exhibit statement by Jean Hayden: “This exhibition is a history of my endeavors as a visual artist. My passion for music has transferred over to my passion for drawing and painting. As a botanical artist I spent hours on one piece…sketching, blending and designing. It became the joy of my life. When macular degeneration began to change my life, I was not willing to give up that joy of creating. Working with local watercolor instructor Pam Lee, we have together developed some techniques that “keep me in the game” so to speak. Working with black gesso on watercolor paper I can bring images to life that are in my mind. I can add color after the gesso has dried, or leave the black and white painting as a spontaneous statement of the moment. My hope is that this show will give others encouragement to “Never Give Up.” Get out there, experience life and keep doing what gives you joy.”

The artist reception will be taking place on May 28th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, so come meet the artist and appreciate her work.

Normal Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm, so stop by and take in some local art.

“River Sojorn” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 28 all-day
"River Sojorn" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

In this series of landscapes by artist Sara Lubinski, we see the diversity and beauty of the Driftless Region, while using personal experiences and observations made on hikes throughout the Mississippi River blufflands.

Will be exhibited in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building
May 28 @ 9:00 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Looking for something new and exciting to try? Have you ever seen a Segway and thought it looked like fun? Discover La Crosse as you glide effortlessly on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful Mississippi River. Capture your memories with great photographs as you enjoy our Segway sightseeing tours.

Small group tours (5 maximum). Please call to secure your spot!

Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip.

The Riverside Museum is open daily from Memorial weekend through Labor Day, Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun 10am-4pm.

Dahl Auto Museum @ Dahl Auto Museum
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dahl Auto Museum @ Dahl Auto Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Welcome to the Dahl Auto Museum. Take a stroll down memory lane and immerse yourself in the rich history of the most widely used mode of transportation, the  automobile. The Dahl Auto Museum celebrates the Dahl family’s involvement as automotive dealers spanning over 100 years and 5 generations. It also features the history of the automobile through the eyes of Ford Motor Company, an extensive mascot collection and many beautifully restored classic automobiles from the turn of the century to present.

Adults are $4
Children from 9-16 and Seniors are $3

Children 8 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

This National Historic Landmark is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Built in 1858 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate home features beautiful woodwork and original furnishings. It has been preserved much as it was around 1900, and was completely restored in 2005.

The Hixon House is open from Memorial Weekend through Monday, September 7th (Labor Day), Tues. – Sat. 10am -2pm (last tour starts at 2pm).

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students, Children 5-12 $5, Children 0-4 & Members are FREE

Little Learners
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Learners

Story +craft or game for preschoolers and adult companions. Included with Museum admission. No registration required, but please be on time. Adult participation expected.

Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House
May 28 @ 11:00 am
Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Sculptor Jack Fleig combines landscapes with symbols from ancient cultures to evoke a sense of lasting harmony. Jack’s sculptors are paired with Lee Jackson’s photography exhibit: “Ice: Ambiguous Clarity.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Jack Fleig
Jack graduated from the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Urbana, Illinois in 1972. He also developed an interest in ceramic art, taking courses and attending workshops over the years. He moved to La Crosse in 1981 to work for HSR Associates, Architects. Engineers, and Interior Design. His designs won a number of awards and were published on national journals. He built a ceramic art studio in 1999 in West Salem and continued to improve his skills in his free time. Shortly thereafter, he became President and CEO of HSR Associates and continued in that role until his retirement in 2010. During that period of time, he continued his ceramic art and had an exhibit at The Pump House in 2006. Today, he has his own company focusing on ceramic sculpture and architectural photography.

Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 28 @ 11:00 am
Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Photographer Lee Jackson takes abstract images found in nature to evoke a feeling of mysterious familiarity. Lee’s photography is paired with the sculptures of Jack Fleig in his exhibit titled: “Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Front Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Lee Jackson

Lee is relatively new to photography, having learned didactically over the past three years. Her creative and educational background is in writing, particularly poetry and short stories. After graduating from West Salem High School, she attended UW-Madison where she majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. After college, Lee moved to the La Crosse area where she stumbled upon her love of taking nature photographs during her daily walks on the few acres of wood and ravine where she grew up. 

La Crosse Queen Cruises @ Riverside Park
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Crosse Queen is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. She is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with stern wheels which are her only means of propulsion. Daily sightseeing excursions early May through late October.

Other times: Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 30+, please inquire. La Crosse Queens dinner cruises Friday-Sunday feature a double entree buffet. Enjoy fine cuisine, full service bar and panoramic scenery during evening cruise. On the Mississippi River, boarding in Riverside Park.

Driftless Writers Workshop @ Driftless Writing Center
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Driftless Writers Workshop @ Driftless Writing Center

Please email Ed to make an appointment – ed@artarkviroqua.org

Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 28 @ 1:30 pm
Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse. Take a walk on our paved meditation trail through the beautiful Wisconsin bluff side. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily. There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome.

Guided tours are given daily at 1:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and 2:30pm on (Sunday).

THURSDAY SPECIALS AT TRL
May 28 @ 3:30 pm – May 29 @ 12:00 am
THURSDAY SPECIALS AT TRL

Enjoy TRL Thursday specials of half price appetizers and half off bottles of wine from our specialty wine list!

We Brew, You Drink, Repeat!
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We Brew, You Drink, Repeat!

The cycle never ends- something is always brewin’ here. So stop into our tasting room and try some for yourself. The brewers will be finishing their day, the fermentors will be doing their jobs, the bartender will be pouring pints, and you can relax and enjoy the sites.

Angels Among Us @ Franciscan Spirituality Center
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Angles Among Us

A very special evening as we visit the Franciscan Spirituality Center! We begin with a visit to historic Mary of the Angels Chapel before we are led through our painting class. Wine and snacks included. Please call to register as seating is limited (608)782-7248.

 

Barley Brothers “Beers and Gears” weekly ride @ Onalaska Library
May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Barley Brothers "Beers and Gears" weekly rideCasual street and trail ride through La Crosse trails and neighborhoods. 20-25 miles. Emphasis on conversation, food and beer. 1 or 2 beverage stops and typically dinner at the Bodega. Helmets required.
Check Barley Brothers Facebook page for weekly details. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barley-Brothers/

NOTE: This is every Thursday April through August.

Playback Theater @ Community Room
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Playback Theater @ Community Room

Playback Theatre is an improvisational storytelling form where audience members’ stories are enacted ‘on the spot’ by an ensemble of actors and musicians.

Questions? Contact Claire DeCoster at
651-373-1962 or
clairedecoster58@gmail.com

May
29
Fri
2015
“Never Give Up” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 29 all-day
"Never Give Up" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Works and exhibit statement by Jean Hayden: “This exhibition is a history of my endeavors as a visual artist. My passion for music has transferred over to my passion for drawing and painting. As a botanical artist I spent hours on one piece…sketching, blending and designing. It became the joy of my life. When macular degeneration began to change my life, I was not willing to give up that joy of creating. Working with local watercolor instructor Pam Lee, we have together developed some techniques that “keep me in the game” so to speak. Working with black gesso on watercolor paper I can bring images to life that are in my mind. I can add color after the gesso has dried, or leave the black and white painting as a spontaneous statement of the moment. My hope is that this show will give others encouragement to “Never Give Up.” Get out there, experience life and keep doing what gives you joy.”

The artist reception will be taking place on May 28th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, so come meet the artist and appreciate her work.

Normal Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm, so stop by and take in some local art.

“River Sojorn” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 29 all-day
"River Sojorn" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

In this series of landscapes by artist Sara Lubinski, we see the diversity and beauty of the Driftless Region, while using personal experiences and observations made on hikes throughout the Mississippi River blufflands.

Will be exhibited in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

Ralph Nuzum Lecture Series: Passenger Pigeon @ Kickapoo Valley Reserve
May 29 all-day
Ralph Nuzum Lecture Series:  Passenger Pigeon @ Kickapoo Valley Reserve | La Farge | Wisconsin | United States

Explore the ecology and life history of the passenger pigeon and other extinct and endangered birds, current extinction crises, endangered species recovery, human relationship with wildlife, and sustainable use of biological resources. Presenter: Stanley Temple. Refreshments and socializing at 6:30 pm. Talk begins at 7:00 pm.

Sponsored by the Kickapoo Valley Reforestation Fund and the Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Programs are free and open to the public. Call 608-625-2960 or email kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us with questions. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639 – 608-625-2960 – http://kvr.state.wi.us.

Friday Morning Group Run
May 29 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building
May 29 @ 9:00 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Looking for something new and exciting to try? Have you ever seen a Segway and thought it looked like fun? Discover La Crosse as you glide effortlessly on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful Mississippi River. Capture your memories with great photographs as you enjoy our Segway sightseeing tours.

Small group tours (5 maximum). Please call to secure your spot!

Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip.

The Riverside Museum is open daily from Memorial weekend through Labor Day, Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun 10am-4pm.

Dahl Auto Museum @ Dahl Auto Museum
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dahl Auto Museum @ Dahl Auto Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Welcome to the Dahl Auto Museum. Take a stroll down memory lane and immerse yourself in the rich history of the most widely used mode of transportation, the  automobile. The Dahl Auto Museum celebrates the Dahl family’s involvement as automotive dealers spanning over 100 years and 5 generations. It also features the history of the automobile through the eyes of Ford Motor Company, an extensive mascot collection and many beautifully restored classic automobiles from the turn of the century to present.

Adults are $4
Children from 9-16 and Seniors are $3

Children 8 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

This National Historic Landmark is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Built in 1858 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate home features beautiful woodwork and original furnishings. It has been preserved much as it was around 1900, and was completely restored in 2005.

The Hixon House is open from Memorial Weekend through Monday, September 7th (Labor Day), Tues. – Sat. 10am -2pm (last tour starts at 2pm).

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students, Children 5-12 $5, Children 0-4 & Members are FREE

Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House
May 29 @ 11:00 am
Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Sculptor Jack Fleig combines landscapes with symbols from ancient cultures to evoke a sense of lasting harmony. Jack’s sculptors are paired with Lee Jackson’s photography exhibit: “Ice: Ambiguous Clarity.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Jack Fleig
Jack graduated from the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Urbana, Illinois in 1972. He also developed an interest in ceramic art, taking courses and attending workshops over the years. He moved to La Crosse in 1981 to work for HSR Associates, Architects. Engineers, and Interior Design. His designs won a number of awards and were published on national journals. He built a ceramic art studio in 1999 in West Salem and continued to improve his skills in his free time. Shortly thereafter, he became President and CEO of HSR Associates and continued in that role until his retirement in 2010. During that period of time, he continued his ceramic art and had an exhibit at The Pump House in 2006. Today, he has his own company focusing on ceramic sculpture and architectural photography.

Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 29 @ 11:00 am
Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Photographer Lee Jackson takes abstract images found in nature to evoke a feeling of mysterious familiarity. Lee’s photography is paired with the sculptures of Jack Fleig in his exhibit titled: “Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Front Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Lee Jackson

Lee is relatively new to photography, having learned didactically over the past three years. Her creative and educational background is in writing, particularly poetry and short stories. After graduating from West Salem High School, she attended UW-Madison where she majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. After college, Lee moved to the La Crosse area where she stumbled upon her love of taking nature photographs during her daily walks on the few acres of wood and ravine where she grew up. 

La Crosse Queen Cruises @ Riverside Park
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Crosse Queen is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. She is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with stern wheels which are her only means of propulsion. Daily sightseeing excursions early May through late October.

Other times: Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 30+, please inquire. La Crosse Queens dinner cruises Friday-Sunday feature a double entree buffet. Enjoy fine cuisine, full service bar and panoramic scenery during evening cruise. On the Mississippi River, boarding in Riverside Park.

Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 29 @ 1:30 pm
Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse. Take a walk on our paved meditation trail through the beautiful Wisconsin bluff side. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily. There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome.

Guided tours are given daily at 1:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and 2:30pm on (Sunday).

Cameron Park Farmers Market @ Cameron Park
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cameron Park Farmers Market @ Cameron Park | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Cameron Park Farmers Market, located in the heart of downtown La Crosse, offers a unique mix of produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, dairy, canned goods, other food, crafts, art, and also features free live music, and free yoga classes from local yoga studios. All in a comfortable park environment with easy access parking in the Market Street Ramp.

Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm (or dusk, whichever earliest), May – October Saturday morning 8am – 1pm, May 9 – October 31. Winter Market on select Saturdays November – January, from 10am – 1pm at the UWL Cartwright Center. The 2015 dates will be posted in September.

An updated listing of events and vendors can be found at www.cameronparkmarket.org and find us on Facebook!

FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY AT TRL
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY AT TRL

Try the Friday Night Fish Fry at TRL!

Fun Friday 5:00 Tour
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fun Friday 5:00 Tour

Join us for a FUN, Friday 5:00 Tour. Here at Pearl St. Brewery we traditionally give brewery tours on Saturdays. But we have now added an extra Fun, Friday tour into the mix! Come in and ask our bartenders how to get on this tour!

Tree of Wisdom @ All Glazed Up!
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tree Of Wisdom

Join us in our Glazed Underground Studio as our Talented Instructor walks us through the steps of painting the Tree of Wisdom! No experience required, just bring your favorite beverage!

Jay Owenhouse: The Authentic Illusionist @ The La Crosse Center
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jay Owenhouse: The Authentic Illusionist @ The La Crosse Center  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The phenomenal touring Owenhouse show breaks new ground across the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show. A mind boggling, spell-binding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Jay’s new show is a theatrical event where audiences not only witness the magic they experience it! You’ll see Audience Members: Float in mid Air! Get Sawed in Half! And Predict the Future! The Show also features Jay’s New Bengal Tigers Shekinah-A Stunning Royal White Tiger and her sister Sheena a Beautiful orange Bengal!

May
30
Sat
2015
“Never Give Up” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 30 all-day
"Never Give Up" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Works and exhibit statement by Jean Hayden: “This exhibition is a history of my endeavors as a visual artist. My passion for music has transferred over to my passion for drawing and painting. As a botanical artist I spent hours on one piece…sketching, blending and designing. It became the joy of my life. When macular degeneration began to change my life, I was not willing to give up that joy of creating. Working with local watercolor instructor Pam Lee, we have together developed some techniques that “keep me in the game” so to speak. Working with black gesso on watercolor paper I can bring images to life that are in my mind. I can add color after the gesso has dried, or leave the black and white painting as a spontaneous statement of the moment. My hope is that this show will give others encouragement to “Never Give Up.” Get out there, experience life and keep doing what gives you joy.”

The artist reception will be taking place on May 28th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, so come meet the artist and appreciate her work.

Normal Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm, so stop by and take in some local art.

“River Sojorn” Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 30 all-day
"River Sojorn" Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

In this series of landscapes by artist Sara Lubinski, we see the diversity and beauty of the Driftless Region, while using personal experiences and observations made on hikes throughout the Mississippi River blufflands.

Will be exhibited in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

Cameron Park Farmers Market @ Cameron Park
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cameron Park Farmers Market @ Cameron Park | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Cameron Park Farmers Market, located in the heart of downtown La Crosse, offers a unique mix of produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, dairy, canned goods, other food, crafts, art, and also features free live music, and free yoga classes from local yoga studios. All in a comfortable park environment with easy access parking in the Market Street Ramp.

Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm (or dusk, whichever earliest), May – October Saturday morning 8am – 1pm, May 9 – October 31. Winter Market on select Saturdays November – January, from 10am – 1pm at the UWL Cartwright Center. The 2015 dates will be posted in September.

An updated listing of events and vendors can be found at www.cameronparkmarket.org and find us on Facebook!

Karst Geology
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The bedrock of our Driftless Area include dolomites and limestones that are continually dissolved by water, creating interconnected cracks and layers. The  resulting “karst” landscape includes sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams,and coldwater trout springs. Deeper  rocks of the Driftless include sandstones that serve as our groundwater aquifers. These formations are now being mined for “frac” sand used to extract oil and  gas from shales in many states outside the Driftless. Unfortunately, our  beautiful karst geology facilitates the passage into our groundwater aquifers of pollutants generated by frac sand mining and careless farming. And once polluted, our  aquifers will remain polluted forever. Join us  to learn about our local landscape. One ­hour lecture­ discussion followed by examination of geologic formations and karst features in the field.
Instructor:  Kelvin Rodolfo
Saturday, May 30, 2015     9:00 AM-4:30 PM
$ 75.00 course registration fee

Kickapoo Reserve Tromp & Chomp Trail Run @ Kickapoo Valley Reserve
May 30 @ 9:00 am
Kickapoo Reserve Tromp & Chomp Trail Run @ Kickapoo Valley Reserve | La Farge | Wisconsin | United States

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – The Tromp & Chomp offers 8 mile and half marathon trail run courses, all within the scenic 8,569 acres of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Racers will receive a buffet meal of local seasonal foods and a race shirt.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Education and Events Program. For more information or to register, visit http://kvr.state.wi.us/trompchomp. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639 – 608-625-2960 - http://kvr.state.wi.us.

Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building
May 30 @ 9:00 am
Morning Segway Tour @ The Batavian Building | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Looking for something new and exciting to try? Have you ever seen a Segway and thought it looked like fun? Discover La Crosse as you glide effortlessly on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful Mississippi River. Capture your memories with great photographs as you enjoy our Segway sightseeing tours.

Small group tours (5 maximum). Please call to secure your spot!

Push Hands Viroqua @ Community Room
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Push Hands Viroqua @ Community Room

Instructor with 30 years of experience:
Frank Wildingway (frank@artarkviroqua.org)

1. Sink and Root
2. Stretch and Breathe
3. Engage

$2/person.

Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Riverside Museum @ Riverside Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip.

The Riverside Museum is open daily from Memorial weekend through Labor Day, Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun 10am-4pm.

Civil Air Patrol Open House, Brat Fry, and Silent Auction @ La Crosse CAP Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Civil Air Patrol Open House, Brat Fry, and Silent Auction @ La Crosse CAP Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Come learn about the wonders of aerospace, try your hand at flying an F-16, and learn about what the Civil Air Patrol does in your community and has to offer. A silent auction will be held featuring items from the Green Bay Packers, La Crosse Loggers, Howie’s, The Old Crow, BA Burrito and more! All proceeds go to support the Civil Air Patrol. You can also have a brat, chips, soda and more for only $5. Again, all proceeds go to support the Civil Air Patrol

Dahl Auto Museum @ Dahl Auto Museum
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dahl Auto Museum @ Dahl Auto Museum | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Welcome to the Dahl Auto Museum. Take a stroll down memory lane and immerse yourself in the rich history of the most widely used mode of transportation, the  automobile. The Dahl Auto Museum celebrates the Dahl family’s involvement as automotive dealers spanning over 100 years and 5 generations. It also features the history of the automobile through the eyes of Ford Motor Company, an extensive mascot collection and many beautifully restored classic automobiles from the turn of the century to present.

Adults are $4
Children from 9-16 and Seniors are $3

Children 8 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hixon House Tours @ Hixon House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

This National Historic Landmark is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Built in 1858 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate home features beautiful woodwork and original furnishings. It has been preserved much as it was around 1900, and was completely restored in 2005.

The Hixon House is open from Memorial Weekend through Monday, September 7th (Labor Day), Tues. – Sat. 10am -2pm (last tour starts at 2pm).

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students, Children 5-12 $5, Children 0-4 & Members are FREE

La Crosse Queen Cruises @ Riverside Park
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Crosse Queen is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. She is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with stern wheels which are her only means of propulsion. Daily sightseeing excursions early May through late October.

Other times: Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 30+, please inquire. La Crosse Queens dinner cruises Friday-Sunday feature a double entree buffet. Enjoy fine cuisine, full service bar and panoramic scenery during evening cruise. On the Mississippi River, boarding in Riverside Park.

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown @ Corner of 2nd and Main
May 30 @ 11:00 am

Sponsored by Preservation Alliance of La Crosse

Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House
May 30 @ 12:00 pm
Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures Exhibit @ The Pump House | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Sculptor Jack Fleig combines landscapes with symbols from ancient cultures to evoke a sense of lasting harmony. Jack’s sculptors are paired with Lee Jackson’s photography exhibit: “Ice: Ambiguous Clarity.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Kader Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Jack Fleig
Jack graduated from the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Urbana, Illinois in 1972. He also developed an interest in ceramic art, taking courses and attending workshops over the years. He moved to La Crosse in 1981 to work for HSR Associates, Architects. Engineers, and Interior Design. His designs won a number of awards and were published on national journals. He built a ceramic art studio in 1999 in West Salem and continued to improve his skills in his free time. Shortly thereafter, he became President and CEO of HSR Associates and continued in that role until his retirement in 2010. During that period of time, he continued his ceramic art and had an exhibit at The Pump House in 2006. Today, he has his own company focusing on ceramic sculpture and architectural photography.

BREWERY TOURS – click for details
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BREWERY TOURS - click for details

Grab a pint and take an in-depth tour of Western Wisconsin’s fastest growing craft brewery! Doors open 12p-5p Tours start at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. Free souvenir pint glass!

Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center
May 30 @ 12:00 pm
Ice: Ambigous Clarity Exhibit @ The Pump House Regional Arts Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Photographer Lee Jackson takes abstract images found in nature to evoke a feeling of mysterious familiarity. Lee’s photography is paired with the sculptures of Jack Fleig in his exhibit titled: “Bluffs, Buttes, and Cultures.”

This exhibit will be displayed in the Front Gallery and the artist reception will be held on June 5th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Regular Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm and Saturdays, noon-4 pm.

About Lee Jackson

Lee is relatively new to photography, having learned didactically over the past three years. Her creative and educational background is in writing, particularly poetry and short stories. After graduating from West Salem High School, she attended UW-Madison where she majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. After college, Lee moved to the La Crosse area where she stumbled upon her love of taking nature photographs during her daily walks on the few acres of wood and ravine where she grew up. 

Sneak Peak: Sideways Stories From Wayside School @ La Crosse Public Library
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Get a sneak preview by La Crosse Community Theatre for Youth of Sideways Stories from Wayside School (to be presented at the Weber Center in June). In this delightfully demented comedy about the strangest school ever built, the students of Wayside School battle supernatural teachers, endure madcap lessons, and have more fun in class than the law should allow! Sideways Stories from Wayside School is based on the best-selling series of novels by Louis Sachar, the Newberry Award-winning author of Holes.

Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 30 @ 1:30 pm
Tour / Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse. Take a walk on our paved meditation trail through the beautiful Wisconsin bluff side. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily. There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome.

Guided tours are given daily at 1:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and 2:30pm on (Sunday).

Connectivity
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Connectivity

La Crosse Dance Centre presents A celebration and exploration of human connection La Crosse Dance Centre presents an original program of jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary ballet that interrogates the connection we have to each other and to ourselves. Members of La Crosse Dance Centre’s performing ensembles, ages 10-20, will perform works by Cameron Meilicke, Jen TeBeest, Erin Balsamo, Hannah Robinson, Aubrey McCarthy, Maggie McConahay, Ronnie Rathgaber, Natalie Stehly, Katherine Stein, and Nikki Balsamo. As a part of this performance, LDC’s Youth Kinetic will be premiering the new dance drama, The Velveteen Rabbit, based on Marjory Williams classic children’s story about what it means to be real. This performance is a treat for dance lovers of all ages. Presented by La Crosse Dance Centre [twocol_one] Date Saturday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m., Lyche Theatre [/twocol_one][twocol_one_last] Pricing Adults:  $18 Students and Youth 12 and under:  $16 Click here for Tickets![/twocol_one_last]

Private Event
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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