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July 11-13

Shadows 10 a.m. - Noon, Willow River Nature Center. Why are shadows important in nature? What birds use shadows to help them and why don't butterflies always cast a shadow? Learn the answers to these questions during one-day classes. For information call 651-439-4840.

July 13

11th Annual 2006 Rumble on the Deck Ride-In Bike Show 6-10 p.m., The Freight House, downtown Stillwater. Sponsored by Rad Paint and the restaurant, the show features prizes, hor d'oeuves, music and drink specials. For more information visit

July 14

Third Featured Artist Reception 6-9 p.m., The Space featuring Genie Castro of Hudson, print work and Gregory Jacobs of River Falls, glass. Live music and refreshments. Free. 

July 14, 15, 16

American Legion Fun Fest 7-10 p.m., North Knowles and High Street, chicken, ribs, brats, hot dogs, beer, pop, ice cream, live music and dancing to Denny Thorsen, Roger Heutmaker, Bill Gnatzigand Heutmaker and the Hunyoks.

Through July 15

Get to know the Kinni daily beginning at 10 a.m. at the River Falls Library, 140 Union St., corner of Main and Union streets, River Falls. Part of the library galler exhibit, "Something's Fishy." For information call 715-425-0905.

July 15

Refuge Farms Summer Social 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Refuge Farms, 3035 Hwy. 29, Spring Valley. Enjoy the summer weather with friends and new acquaintances at a rescue facility for horses and humans alike. For information 715-772-3379 or

July 15-16

14th Annual St. Croix Garden Tour 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., a day in historic Stillwater is always a delight and visiting exquisite gardens makes the outing even more memorable. The tour features six private gardens of all sizes. Garden owners will welcome you and Master Gardeners will answer questions. For information call 651-439-4840.

Friends of the Willow Canoe Race 11:30 a.m., Mary Park, New Richmond. Race starts at the boat ramp on the east end of the park to the Knowles Avenue bridge and returns to the park. Must provide own canoe, canoe paddles and life jackets which must be worn during the race. Entries are $10/adult and $5/age 18 and under. For information call 715-246-4109.

Fireworks Display 8:00 p.m., Willow River Electric, Inc., 2068 Highway 46, New Richmond. Bring lawn chairs and your favorite beverages for the show.

July 16

Tour for a Cure Boarding at 11:30 a.m. w/noon departure, St. Croix Boat and Paddle Company, Stillwater. Andiamo Lunch Cruise, three hour tour w/BBQ lunch and bid in a silent auction to help reach $100,000 goal for ALS. Must pre-register either online at or call for information 612-281-8844.

July 17

Animal Skulls and Bones 7 p.m. at the nature center, Willow River State Park. Mike Reiter will show how to read the clues that skulls and bones reveal. Mike has worked with wildlife for many years and has a huge collection of skulls ranging from rodents to bears. Free and open to the public but park admission rules apply. For information call 715-386-9340.

July 18

Sjoland Lodge 5-635 Sons of Norway 7 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Amery. A video, "Edvard Grieg; His Life and Music," will be shown. For information call 268-2890.

July 19

Pete Neuman & the Real Deal Rockin' Blues 6-8 p.m. Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Dr., New Richmond. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Rain or shine. For information call 715-246-3276.