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La Crosse offers a unique experience for golfers. Peering from the t-box, you may have a river view, a view of Grandad Bluff, or view of our abundant wildlife, just be sure to keep your head down and drive it right down the middle!

HUNTING Hunters in the La Crosse area chase squirrels, ducks, geese, deer, turkey, and many more varieties of game. There are more than 20,000 acres of public accessible land, plus Mississippi river access for duck and goose hunters.

Due to a geological effect commonly called the Driftless Area, caused by the lack of a glacier during the ice-age, the Greater La Crosse area has miles of fishable trout streams as well. The trout industry is thriving, thanks in part to the public access through the cooperation of many state agencies and private land owners. All fishable properties are posted by the land-owners, so please respect their rights when chasing a rainbow, brook, or brown trout. Trout season runs spring through early fall, check out the Wisconsin DNR website for exact dates.

WINTER ACTIVITIES Snowy activities include alpine, crosscountry skiing, snow shoeing, and sledding. Many local golf courses offer groomed trails for cross-country skiing, such as Drugan’s Castle Mound, and Forest Hills. The challenging bluffs attract athletes from around the country that are looking for a challenge in the winter, and can provide great training for those training for races or for fitness.

GOLF With a blend of affordable, public access golf courses, and private country clubs, La Crosse has a golf course that is sure to meet your needs. Nestled in the bluffs and woods,











Snowmobiling is another popular activity, when the weather permits. Over 600 miles of groomed trails await visitors.



Connecting communities across the state, snowmobiling is a great way to witness all the beauty that winter brings. To request a copy of snowmobiling maps, contact the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-658-9424, or check them out online at www.laxsnowmobile.com

SWIMMING Many local municipalities have recently built or updated their pools, including Holmen, Onalaska, La Crescent, and La Crosse. Indoor pools can be found at the YMCA and some of our local schools, such as UW-La Crosse. In the summer, our river beaches are safe, clean, and have lifeguards. Pettibone Beach is located directly across from Riverside Park and is a local treasure. The Black River Beach has recently undergone improvements, and has outdoor showers and plenty of parking.

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they caught in the La Crosse area. At certain times of the year, anglers are routinely pulling trophy northern pike from the waters. If you have a boat, use it, but if you don’t, the La Crosse area has several public fishing areas, such as the popular Riverside and Houska Parks. For a small fee, anglers can fish on several fishing barges (floats). To find out more, visit our web site at www.explorelacrosse.com

TENNIS Tennis is a thriving recreational sport in La Crosse. The city of La Crosse maintains many free public access courts. To find a list of them all, visit www.cityoflacrosse.com

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March 24 Girl Scout Brownies: Inventor Badge - 1-4pm. Play throughout the three floors of the Museum, climb the 28’ Mt. LeKid Climbing Wall, and earn the Inventor Badge. Think, learn, and discover as an inventor. Warm up your mind, find lots of ways to solve the problem, make a needs list, and share your invention. $14/scout with chaperones free (1 chaperone required per 5 scouts). Fee includes Inventor Badge, program materials, snack, and admission to the Museum and Climbing Wall. Children’s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse. 608-784-2652 www.funmuseum.org March 24 Coulee Parenting Connection’s Family Fun Expo: Under the Big Top! - Omni Center. Under the Big Top! This Circus themed event is sure to be a huge hit, full of fun, and laughs for everyone in your family. 255 Riders Club Road, Onalaska. 608-781-9566 www.omnicenter.net March 25 Robert Baca Jazz Orchestra 7:30pm, Tickets are $20/$18. Packed with costume changes, solo features, stories, and jokes, you’ll go home snapping fingers, tapping feet and appreciating an original American art form. Heider Center for the Arts, 405 East Hamlin St, West Salem. 608-786-2550 www.heidercenter.org March 28-29 Easter EGG-Stravaganza 9:30am-11:30am. For ages 2-7 with an adult. Join the Easter Bunny in an egg hunt, games, crafts and more! Earn bunny money to purchase prizes. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. $5/child members and $10/child non-members (adults are free). Museum will be open from 12pm-5pm. Children’s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse. 608-784-2652 www.funmuseum.org March 29 Three Days Grace, Shinedown, & P.O.D. - 7:00pm, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com

APRIL April 1-30 Exhibit: “Abuzz with Birds, Bugs and Blooms� by Marchy Thompson and “Bits & Pieces� by Kathy Fitchuk and Sherri Diamon - Heider Center for the Arts, 405 E Hamlin St. West Salem. 608-786-2550 www.heidercenter.org April 4-May 4 Youth Art Exhibit: “Onalaska School Art Exhibition� - The high school students of Onalaska School District present a collection of art created in an attempt to capture the influential beauties rooted in life and imagination. Reception April 11th from 4-5:30pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434 www.thepumphouse.org

April 5 Pump House Regional Arts Center Annual Patron Recognition Party - This year’s celebration will honor Richard and Lisbeth Reynertson. Stay tuned for more information! Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434 www.thepumphouse.org April 6 Celebration 2013 - 7:30pm. Platinum Edition’s annual variety show has something for everyone, from Broadway to pop to jazz and more. Join Viterbo’s own show choir and their special guests, including the Coulee Kids Choir and the Apple Annies, as they celebrate 2013 with this musical extravaganza. Tickets $18-$12 Viterbo Fine Arts Center, 900 Jackson Street, La Crosse. 608-796-3100, www.viterbo.edu/fac April 6 Dinner on the Bluff: “The Impact of Karst in Southeastern Minnesotaâ€? - 5:30pm. Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. The cost is $20/ person early bird, and $25/person for reservations week of the event. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org April 6-7 16th Annual Spring Gift and Craft Show - Join us to welcome in April with the 16th Annual Spring Gift and Craft Show, Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th. A two-day, free admission show, free parking, and a lot of wonderful vendors. Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd, Onalaska. 608-781-9566 www.omnicenter.net April 6-7 WIZM Radio Auction - Tune into WIZM Radio during the auction to bid on one-of-a-kind objects, art, gift cards, and service packages from local artists and businesses. As an annual event for the Pump House Regional Arts Center, The Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org April 7 Girl Scout Day of Play: 1pm-4pm. Play throughout the three floors of the Museum, climb the 28’ Mt. LeKid Climbing Wall, and HAVE FUN! Celebrate your scout year together and enjoy the day of fun‌all fun provided by the Museum. $8/scout with chaperones free (1 chaperone required per 5 scouts). Fee includes program materials, snacks, and admission to Museum and Climbing Wall. Children’s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse. 608-784-2652, www.funmuseum.org April 7 Cranberry Sweet Breads Make, Bake and Take Class - "Cooking with Cranberries" Make, Bake and Take series of classes. During each class, participants learn from our test kitchen gurus how to make the featured cranberry bakery item, bake it at the WCDC and take it home to share. Visit our website for the registration form right away, because space is limited and these classes fill up fast! Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, 204 Main Street, Warrens, WI, 54666. 608-378-4878 www.discovercranberries.com

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April 7 Film Society at the Pump House - Join us for the fourth annual Pump House Film Society season. The society gathers one Sunday evening per month, September through May, to screen award winning films from around the world. Join the Film Society for great films, and a light meal. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org April 11 50 Fest - 3:00pm-8:00pm, Onalaska Omni Center. A new twist on the RSVP Wellness Expo will include additions such as food vendors, a cash bar, well-known entertainment, and live music, while still focusing on a variety of exhibitors, health screenings, speaker presentations, and fitness testing. For more information, call 608.785.0500 or visit www.rsvplax.org. Onalaska Omni Center, 225 Riders Club Road, Onalaska, 54650. April 11-13 The 60’s‌It’s Not Just a Decade Anymore - The Boomers are moving into the 60’s and 70’s - decades that is, not age - well, okay, age too. Join them as they use stories, images, and music to revisit what being a teenager during those turbulent groovy years. Their fourth show is sometimes tender, often comical, even insightful. $15-$21. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org April 11-14 Stansfield Team Pool Tournament - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400 www.lacrossecenter.com April 12 The Marchvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm, Tickets are $20/$18. Bask in girl group renditions of “The Shoop Songâ€? and “Leader of the Packâ€?. These irrepressible, bubbly “Marchvelous Wonderettesâ€? sing their hearts out in this charming, fast-paced musical. Heider Center for the Arts, 405 East Hamlin St, West Salem. 608-786-2550 www.heidercenter.org April 12 Spring Fling - 5:00pm-9:00pm, Historic Downtown La Crosse. Visit over 20 businesses for specials and refreshments while exploring the historic downtown district! www.lacrossedowntown.com April 12 Night (out) at the Museum - 5:30pm8:00pm for ages 3-11. Parents get a night out on the town‌Kids get a night out at the Museum! $10/Member, $15/Non-member. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Drop off is between 5:30-6pm, and pick up is between 7:30-8pm. Children’s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse. 608-784-2652 www.funmuseum.org April 12-May 4 Art Exhibit: The graduating seniors from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College proudly present “Coming Into View.â€? This exhibition will represent the culmination of undergraduate art study and provides you the opportunity to view the works of our area college seniors. Reception April 26th from 5-7pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434 www.thepumphouse.org


April 27 Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine, and Cheese Festival - 2-6pm, South Oktoberfest Grounds. 800-658-9424, 608-782-2366 www.betweenthebluffsbeerfest.com

April 13 The Piano Men II - 7:30pm. Jim Witter returns with the follow-up to his popular “Piano Men� concert, featuring the timeless music of Billy Joel and Elton John. Join Witter and his band as they take you on a musical journey through the 1970s and ‘80s infusing stories, news headlines, and pop culture memorabilia with the celebrated music of two of the era’s most popular musicians. Tickets $34-$25 Viterbo Fine Arts Center, 900 Jackson Street, La Crosse. 608-796-3100, www.viterbo.edu/fac April 13 Coulee Cornhole Tournament Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd. 608-781-9566, www.omnicenter.net April 14 Teddy Bear Clinic at Children’s Museum - Sponsored by Gundersen Lutheran. Children’s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse. 608-784-2652, www.funmuseum.org April 14-15 Reinhart Food Show - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400 www.lacrossecenter.com April 18 MOMIX Botanica - 7:30pm. Experience modern dance at its finest, infused with stunning athleticism, riveting music, outrageous costumes, and inventive props to create an entertaining multimedia experience. It follows the rhythms of the seasons, the changing shape of life on Earth, and the passing of a day. Tickets $38-$29 Viterbo Fine Arts Center, 900 Jackson Street, La Crosse. 608-796-3600, www.viterbo.edu/fac April 18 Inchworm Kids Consignment Expo - Onalaska Omni Center. Stock up on wonderful items for your family! 255 Riders Club Rd, Onalaska. 608-781-9566, www.omnicenter.net April 19 Lucy Kaplansky in Concert - 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm). Lucy Kaplansky brings the simplicity and beautiful minimalism of all American country folk to a new level. Her luminous voice and evocative songwriting makes Kaplanky’s performances burst with passion. $18-$25. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.pumphouse.org











April 19 Rodney Carrington in Concert 8:00pm, Tickets $43.25. La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com April 19-20 A Chorus Line - Viterbo’s debut at the new La Crosse Performing Arts Center 7:30pm. Michael Bennett’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece, A Chorus Line, "is a stunning musical-verite" about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a number in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspirations. $22/Main Floor, $19/Balcony. La Crosse Performing Arts Center, Front Street, La Crosse. 608-796-3100, www.viterbo.edu/fac April 20 First Annual La Crosse Public Library Edible Book Fest - Create a book-related dish inspired by a favorite tale, a pun on a book title or in the shape of a book made entirely out of edible materials. Whether you’re a professional chef or just like to play with your food, the festival is open to anyone! Registration is free to enter. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for WAFER food shelf. Don’t want to create an entry? Come and vote for your favorite on April 20th, from 10am - 1pm at the South Community Library, 1307 South 16th Street. 608-789-7103, www.lacrosselibrary.org/ branches/south.asp April 21 “Seussical� by Theatreworks USA 3:00pm. Oh, the thinks you can think! Join the Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Who's down in Whoville, and all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on a musical adventure for children of all ages. This clever musical will show you that “anything’s possible.� Tickets: $15 -$11 adult $13-$9 child. Viterbo Fine Arts Center, 900 Jackson Street, La Crosse. 608-796-3100, www.viterbo.edu/fac



April 27 Liysa Callsen: “Tell’em� Liysa Callsen is the hearing daughter of deaf parents. Her unique brand of storytelling - told with voice and signing — fosters connections between parents and children, hearing and deaf alike. Her newest endeavor brings all her experiences to life in a touching comedy. Join her as she shares stories of her childhood school days, and explores technology while growing up with deaf parents. $15-$21. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org

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April 25 World’s Largest Office Party - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400 www.worldslargestofficeparty.com

April 27 Root River Valley Earth Day Celebration - 10am - 2pm. The local community and Eagle Bluff are teaming up with YOU to celebrate the Earth! This FREE day will have something for everyone. Participate in crafts and activity stations under the big tent in Sylvan Park, or just come to learn more about the local earth-friendly organizations. Join us and make a difference! More information available at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org April 27 Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com April 27 Iron Works Training Center MMA Event - Join us for an action packed line-up! This is sure to keep your attention with all the action, athleticism, and fun! Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd. 608-781-9566, www.omnicenter.net April 27 The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington - 7:30pm. Duke Ellington was one of America’s foremost instrumental composers, a musical genius beyond category. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will take you on a musicaljourney with such classics as Mood Indigo from Ellington’s early days at the Cotton Club to Japan and resulting in the 1966 recording titled The Far East Suite. Tickets $36-$27 Viterbo Fine Arts Center, 900 Jackson St. La Crosse. 608-796-3100,www.viterbo.edu/fac April 28 CafÊ Music for Piano Trio - 3:00pm. Enjoy this talented trio as they perform the music of Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel and Paul Schoenfield. $15 General Admission. Viterbo Fine Arts Center, 900 Jackson Street, La Crosse. 608-796-3100, www.viterbo.edu/fac

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued) MAY May 1-31 Exhibit: “W.S.H.S. Senior Art Show� Heider Center for the Arts, 405 E Hamlin St, West Salem. 608-786-2550, www.heidercenter.org May 2 Science and Math Expo - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com May 3 La Crosse Area Builders Association Home and Garden Show - Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd. 608-781-9566 www.omnicenter.net May 3-4 Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon - This is a two-day celebration that gives area residents and visitors from across the country an opportunity to enjoy a range of activities--from a half Marathon to a 5-kilometer run/walk, youth events and cycling events--offers challenges to both experienced and novice athletes. Proceeds from the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon are donated to the St. Clare Health Mission, Youth Enrichment Association, and Special Recreation of La Crosse. 608-789-7304 www.festivalfoodsgrandadhalf.com May 4 Wienerfest - 2:00pm - Midnight. Oktoberfest grounds. Wienerfest is a gathering to celebrate the end of winter, and hot dogs have long been a symbol of summer fun! Enjoy live music and hot dogs! www.wienerfestlacrosse.com May 4 Willy Porter in Concert - 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm). Willy Porter closes our excellent concert season this year. Anticipate brilliance and you will not be disappointed. $18-$25. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434 www.pumphouse.org May 5 8th Annual Mayfair Arts Festival West Salem High School, 475 N Mark Street, West Salem. 608-786-2550 www.heidercenter.org May 9-25 Youth Art Exhibition: “Aquinas Catholic School K-12 Art Exhibition� - Aquinas Catholic School’s K-12 students display artwork created in various media. Artworks are inspired by art history, cultures around the world, nature, pop-culture, self-expression through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics and sculpture. Reception is scheduled for May 9th from 5-7pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org May 10 Western Technical College Graduation - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. www.westerntc.edu

May 10-11, 16-18, and 23-25 Glengarry Glen Ross - This Pulitzer prize-winning comedy took Broadway and London by storm and was eventually adapted into a major motion picture. Here is David Mamet at his best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. $15-$21. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse, WI. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org

May 17-19 Syttende Mai Festival - Westby. This Norwegian festival celebrates the “17th of May.� Arts & crafts fair and smorgasbord. 866-493-7829. www.westbysyttendemai.com

May 11 Viterbo University Graduation

May 18 Trempealeau Hotel’s Reggae Fest – 2-11 pm. Jamaican music, indoor/outdoor bars, arts and crafts. Trempealeau Hotel, 150 Main Street, Trempealeau, WI, 54661. 608-534-6898, www.trempealeauhotel.com

May 11 Scout Stewardship Day - 8:30am12pm. Call for Volunteers! Eagle Bluff needs your help protecting our native plants. Come along with your scout troop and get your hands dirty removing invasive plant species around Eagle Bluff. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference for our native plant species, earn service hours, and have a great time outdoors! Bring a sack lunch or purchase one through Eagle Bluff for a stewardship victory lunch. Pre-registration required, free. Sack lunches are $7. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org May 12 Happy Mother’s Day from the Children’s Museum! - Mothers receive FREE admission to the Museum from 12pm-5pm! Children’s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse, 608-784-2652, www.funmuseum.org May 17-19 She is‌Outdoors Weekend - This weekend will offer over 20 classes in a variety of venues, both for the outdoor and indoor enthusiast. Class choices will include rock climbing, fly fishing, shooting, treetops high ropes course, hiking, canoeing, food dehydrating, crafting and much more! Come enjoy this beautiful spring weekend in the valleys of Lanesboro. This is a great opportunity to relax with your girlfriends. Pre-registration required. Cost: $195. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org

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May 18-19 “Quiltfest on the Mississippi� Quilt Show - Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 10am-3pm at the Days Inn Hotel, 101 Sky Harbour Drive, La Crosse. Enjoy quilts on display, a variety of vendors, and a quilt raffle. Sponsored by the La Crosse Area Quilters. 608-785-2693 lacrossequiltguild.com

May 18 Riverside Family Fun Fair - Celebrating National Tourism Week- Noon-4:00pm, Riverside Park. Food, games, exhibits. 608-782-2366 May 18 War Eagle Day - Explore the history of this sunken treasure. Riverside Park. 608-782-1980 www.lchsweb.org May 19 University of Wisconsin La Crosse Graduation - La Crosse Center, 10am and 2pm. May 23-25 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships - University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.www.ncaa.com/championships/ trackfield-outdoor-men/d3 May 24 Central High School Graduation La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com May 25 Holmen High School & Logan High School Graduations - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400 www.lacrossecenter.com May 30-July 6 Art Exhibit: “The Space Between Order and Chaos� by Christine Alfery - Christine Alfery paints abstractly because of her desire to create and live in the space between chaos and order as much as she can; in a space where the unimaginable can be imagined. Reception is scheduled for June 7th from 5-7pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434 www.thepumphouse.org


May 31-June 1 WIAA State Track & Field Meet UW-La Crosse, www.wiaawi.org May 31-June 2 June Dairy Days- West Salem Village Park. www.junedairydays.com. Rides, food, entertainment, fireworks and fun!

JUNE June 1 Trempealeau Hotel’s Blues Bash – 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Trempealeau Hotel, 150 Main Street, Trempealeau, WI, 54661. 608-534-6898, www.trempealeauhotel.com Day long festival of jammin’ blues tunes featuring local and national acts. June 1-2 YWCA GardenFest- 9:00am-4:00pm, Southside Oktoberfest Grounds. 608-781-2783 www.ywcagardenfest.com. Bringing gardeners and suppliers together. June 2 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 5:05pm, versus the Wisconsin Rapids Raptors. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 3 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 7:05pm, versus the Wisconsin Rapids Raptors. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 4 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! This confidence-building experience promotes personal growth and strengthens group bonds as participants traverse 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cable, rope, and log events. Experiencing success on the course is a powerful experience with a lasting effect. Walk-ins will be accepted if space allows. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Cost: $20 for 10-17 years of age; $25 for 18 years or older. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org June 6-7 Winona State University Wellness Exchange for Lifelong Learners - On June 6th - 7th, WSU will host its first annual wellness conference. The event will showcase and highlight the concept of holistic wellness











and how it is manifested through structures, programs and services working simultaneously. Community members, faculty, staff and students nation-wide will come together to emphasize that there is wellness in all aspects of campus and community. For more information, visit www.winona.edu/wellnesscomplex/ wellnessexchange.asp or email wsuwellnessexchange@winona.edu June 6-9 Butterfest Celebration-SpartaCarnival, live music, quilt show, classic car show, parade on Sunday. 800-354-2453, www.spartabutterfest.com June 8 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 6:05pm, versus the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 8 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org June 8-9 Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend - Get your family out this summer for some hands-on outdoor fun! This weekend will provide families an opportunity to reconnect with each other while participating in lifelong outdoor activities. Class options include: archery, geocaching, fly casting, air guns, ropes course, and more. Cost: $80/person, $300/family of four, and $75/additional family member. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org June 9 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 5:05pm, versus the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 9 St. Elias Mediterranean Festival Southside Oktoberfest Grounds. 12-5:00pm. An afternoon with delicious food, fun & entertainment. Admission FREE. 608-782-8641 www.stelias-lacrosse.org/steliasfestival



June 9 YMCA Got Energy? Triathlon 7:00am, Lake Neshonoc, West Salem, WI. The Got Energy Triathlon takes place in beautiful Lake Neshonoc and surrounding West Salem neighborhoods. It is a great fit for any ability, beginners to elite. This event allows people to test their ability at open water swimming, road cycling, and running. Athletes can compete individually or as teams. For more information, contact the YMCA at 608-783-9622 or visit www.laxymca.org

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May 30-July 6 Art Exhibit: “Team Works� by Regional Artist Group - The Pump House Regional Arts Center recognizes volunteers who help present gallery exhibitions with a showed called “Team Works.� It is no surprise that many of these dedicated workers are also talented artists, working in a variety of styles and media. These artists/volunteers certainly aren’t “square,� but the art in this exhibition will be, with all pieces being in that format. Three dimensional work will include a square or cube in the composition. Reception will be scheduled for June 7th from 5-7pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org

June 10 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 7:05pm, versus the Eau Claire Express. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 11 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 7:05pm, versus the Eau Claire Express. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 11 Celebrate Life Cancer Survivors Picnic - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com June 11 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org June 12 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Battle Creek Bombers. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 13 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Battle Creek Bombers. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com June 15 Freedom Fest Air Show & Veterans Memorial Ride - 608-779-9994 www.freedomfestlacrosse.com June 15 Coon Creek Trout Festival - A family friendly celebration of trout, trout fishing, environmental stewardship & outdoor activities complete with food, fun & live music. 608-787-1883, www.cooncreektroutfest.com

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July 11-13 Doubletake: Save the eARTh Sale - Time for a change? Not sure what to do with that old painting over your couch? Come to Doubletake: Save the eARTh Sale! It is an exhibition and sale of original art donated by the public. Donate, come for the sale, or both! The Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434 www.thepumphouse.org July 12-14 Trempealeau Catfish Days- Catfish sandwiches, food, music, flea Market, arts and crafts. 608-534-6335, Trempealeau, WI, 54661 July 13 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 13 Hixon House Ice Cream Social 11:00am - 4:00pm, On the corner of 7th & Badger Streets. Enjoy music, games & family fun! Free admission. 608-782-1980 www.lchsweb.org July 13-14 Barron Island Rendezvous9am-4pm, Pettibone Park. Experience life as it was during the fur trade era. 608-526-4206. July 15 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Madison Mallards. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 16 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Madison Mallards. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 16 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 18 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Eau Claire Express. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 19 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Eau Claire Express. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 18-Aug 31 Art Exhibit: “Double Vision� by Therese Smerud and Byron Annis - While Therese Smerud and Byron Annis use the same photographic equipment and software to produce their images, their photographs are dissimilar, probably because of the differences of gender, personality and life

experience. Although their visions diverge, their work is, in some important aspects, complementary. They hope that viewers will find their display accessible and, at the same time, thought provoking. Reception is scheduled for July 26th from 5-7pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org July 18-Aug 31 Art Exhibit: “Aboutface� by Jeanne Arenz - This exhibit is a mixed media art exhibit featuring the work of Bangor artist Jeanne Arenz. Using a wide range of materials and processes, Arenz explores the countless ways that the human face can be represented. Painting, printing, photography, building, stitching and beading are combined in facial images that often begin with loose, simple drawings. The combinations of materials in both two and three dimensional works are an effort to explore the line between fine art and domestic craft. Reception is scheduled for July 26th from 5-7pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434 www.thepumphouse.org July 18-Aug 31 Art Exhibit: “Rural America� by Elizabeth Ann Larson - Rural America is a watercolor exhibition about using found objects, old homesteads, landmarks from the Midwest, old farm machinery and vegetation. Larson’s paintings are a result of her passion for the Midwest and the beauty that surrounds her. Reception scheduled for July 26th from 5-7pm. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse. 608-785-1434, www.thepumphouse.org July 19-21 La Crosse Interstate Fair West Salem Fairgrounds, Hwy 16. Enjoy youth exhibits, music, carnival rides and barns full of animals! 608-788-5506 July 20 Rail Fair- 10am-4pm Copeland Park 608-781-9383 www.4000foundation.com Railroad show, flea Market, swap meet, tours. $5 July 20 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 21-24 Outdoor Explorers Youth Camp Students entering grades 3-5. Outdoor Explorer’s camp offers the best of Eagle Bluff specifically designed for first time campers. Each day will be filled with activities that encourage kids to dig into nature and learn new skills. Some of the camp favorites include searching for critters in the pond, wading in the

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Root River, shooting a bow and arrow and locating hidden “caches� in the woods using a GPS. A highlight for many will be a trip through Eagle Bluff’s Ropes Course: a series of events constructed 30 feet above the ground. Pre-registration required, Cost: $275. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 23 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 25 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 26 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 26-27 Prairie Dog Blues Festival Regional, national and international blues bands performing on two stages in city park on historic St. Feriole Island, right on the Mississippi River. Camping on site & shuttles run to most motels. Plenty of good food, beer and vendors selling hand-made items. Ticket/camping hotlines open May 1. 888-567-1567 www.prairiedogblues.com Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin July 27 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 27 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 6:05pm, versus the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 27-28 AAUW Art Fair on the GreenUW-La Crosse Campus, 16th & State Streets. 608-788-7439 pstaupe@centurytel.net 100 artists of all mediums in this juried show. All proceeds go to local scholarships. $4 for both days. Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.


July 28 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 5:05pm, versus the Alexandria Beetles. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 28-Aug 3 TRAILBLAZERS Youth Camp Students entering grades 5-7. Created for the adventurist at heart, Trailblazer’s camp aims to satisfy the quest to go! Campers will spend the day canoeing down the Root River, traversing through the ropes course, scampering up the rock wall, “surviving� in the wild and so much more! A special day trip will be planned to explore Forestville State Park and Mystery Cave along with one night camping alongside the scenic Root River near Eagle Bluff’s campus. Pre-registration required. Cost: $350. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 30 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org July 30 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Alexandria Beetles. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com July 31 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 7:05pm, versus the St. Cloud Rox. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com

AUGUST

Aug 3 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org Aug 4 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 5:05pm, versus the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com Aug 5 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 7:05pm, versus the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com Aug 5 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org

Aug 10 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org Aug 11 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 5:05pm, versus the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com Aug 13 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org

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Aug 3 Root River Rendezvous - 9am - 3pm. Dip your paddle in one of the most scenic rivers in Southeastern Minnesota! The Root River will provide paddlers with a handful of rapids to create some excitement along with slow moving waters to take in the views. An experienced instructor will be your guide as you travel 8.5 miles downriver. The program includes a short introduction to paddle strokes and safety on the water. All equipment provided including a lunch along the river. *Participants need to carpool 4 miles to the put in location on Country Road 21. Pre-registration required, cost: $45/adult. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org

Aug 15-18 Juvenile Diabetes Bike Ride La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400 www.lacrossecenter.com Aug 16-18 Kornfest- Holmen 608-526-4444 www.holmenwi.com Fireworks on Friday, parade on Saturday, fresh corn on the cob, music, carnival, tractor pulls, water fights, car show and swap meet. Aug 17 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org

Aug 9-11 Irishfest- Southside Oktoberfest grounds. www.irishfestlax.org Entertainers and Irish dance shows, a Wee Folks area, tea garden, cultural tent, Market, and food vendors.

Aug 20 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org

Aug 10 La Crosse Loggers Baseball 6:05pm, versus the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com

Aug 24-26 Great River Folk Fest-Traditional and contemporary folk music, crafts, children’s activities and dance. Phone 608-784-3033, www.greatriverfolkfest.org

Aug 10 Three Rivers Roleo Log Rolling Tournament - Great River Landing in Onalaska. Amateurs, Adult Novice and Elite log rollers will enjoy a day of fun which consists of a doubleelimination tournament (Round Robin if 4 or less people in the Bracket) on carpeted logs. Spectators are welcome and events are free. www.lacrosselogrolling.com

Aug 24 Uff da Open Golf Tournament Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, N455 O Ophus Road, Coon Valley. 608-452-3424, www.norskedalen.org

Aug 1 Join the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual "EPSBUJPOBTUIFZDFMFCSBUFZFBSTPG prayer. The sisters invite the community to an hour of prayer in Mary of the Angels Chapel, 701 Franciscan Way, La Crosse, on Aug. 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.. For more information visit fspa.org.

Aug 24 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org Aug 24 Pride Fest - 12:00pm - 11:00pm. Southside Oktoberfest Grounds. 608-784-0452 www.lacrossepride.us

Aug 1 La Crosse Loggers Baseball - 7:05pm, versus the St. Cloud Rox. The Lumberyard, 800 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse. 608-796-9553, www.lacrosseloggers.com













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Aug 27 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org Aug 30-Sept 2 Labor Day Weekend Bicycle Festival - Celebrate bicycling in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Daily road and mountain bike rides. 800-658-9424, www.bicyclelacrosse.com Aug 31 Summer High Ropes Course Challenge - Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July & August. Tuesdays: 1pm, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org Sept 6 Norskedalen’s “Twilight Tour� - 3 miles north of Coon Valley on Hwy PI. 608-452-3424 Reservations Required. www.norskedalen.org Historical characters came to life as visitors follow a lantern carrying guide Sept 6-7 La Crosse Storytelling Festival – at Myrick Park, Storytelling, workshops, folk music, food, local artists’ work and nationally recognized storytellers. www.lacrossestoryfest.com 608-797-2807 Sept 6-8 Elvis Explosion- at the La Crosse Center. 608-785-7464 www.eenonline.com Sept 7 Steppin’ Out in Pink - 9am-1pm. Gundersen Lutheran, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse. Walk for local breast cancer research. 5 miles walk and family fun event. *shopping *raffles *door prizes *entertainment www.gundluth.org/steppinout Sept 8 Eve of Destruction - 7:00pm La Crosse Speedway. Green Mamba Jet Car, Trailer Race, Monster Trucks, Hornets, Action, Excitement and Novelty Event! La Crosse Speedway, Hwy 16 & Cty M, West Salem, WI 54669. 608-786-1525 www.lacrossespeedway.com

SEPTEMBER Sept 14 Discover the Silent City Cemetery Tour - Costumed guides lead tours while re-enactors present stories taken from historical records. Oak Grove Cemetery, 1407 La Crosse Street. Tours start every 15 minutes. Last tour at 3pm. Rain or shine. www.lchsweb.org Sept 15 Tri-Quest Run, Bike and Golf Challenge yourself! The event starts with a run, then bike, and finishes with golf. More information can be found at www.tri-quest.org Sept 19-21 Trempealeau Hotel’s Tremptoberfest - Featuring a mixture of oompah and alternative bands, traditional German food, an outdoor beer garden and fun for all. Trempealeau Hotel, 150 Main Street, Trempealeau, WI, 54661. www.trempealeauhotel.com 608-534-6898 Sept 19-22 Applefest – La Crescent, MN. 507-895-2800 www.applefestusa.com Orchard tours, live music, carnival, food, arts, crafts, flea market, and a Sunday parade. Sept 21 The Wedding Event - This is the 1st Annual Wedding Event Expo for the Onalaska Omni Center! Featuring vendors of all different wedding categories, photographers, dress shops, menswear, jewelry, cake, caterers, fashion Show and so much more! Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd, 608-781-9566, omnicenter.net Sept 21 Norskedalen’s Threshing Bee 608-452-3424 www.norskedalen.org 10am-5pm Threshing Bee in an authentic pioneer setting complete with a wide variety of demonstrations of farm and home skills. Children’s activities, horse drawn wagon rides and other animals on the farm, and don’t forget to make reservations for the mouth-watering, rib-sticking threshing dinner. 3 miles north of Coon Valley on Hwy PI

American Queen: Wed. July 13.............noon- 5:00 pm Mon. July 15.........8:00 am-1:00 pm Wed. Aug. 28.........8:00 am-1:00 pm Mon (Labor Day) Sept. 2....................8:00 am 1:00 pm Thur. Oct. 3................12:00-5:00 pm Mon. Oct. 7............8:00 am-1:00 pm Thur. Oct. 17.............12:00 - 5:00 pm Mon. Oct. 21................8:00-1:00 pm

Queen of the Mississippi: Thur. July 11.....11:30 pm- 4:00 pm Mon. July 15.....10:00 pm.- 4:00 pm Thur. Aug. 8......11:30 pm- 4:00 pm Mon. Aug. 12.....10:00 pm- 4:00 pm Thur. Aug. 22........1:30 pm-4:00 pm Mon. Aug. 26....10:00 pm-4:00 pm Thur Oct. 10.....10:00 pm-4:00 pm Mon. Oct. 14......10:00 pm- 4:00 pm Thur. Oct. 24......11:30 pm- 4:00 pm Mon. Oct. 28......10:00 pm-4:00 pm Boats dock at Mississippi River Levee :Q^MZ[QLM8IZSÂ&#x152;,W_V\W_V4I+ZW[[M Schedule is subject to change, please KITTIPMIL<PM4I+ZW[[M )ZMI+WV^MV\QWV Visitors Bureau

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Oct 24-26 Norskedalen Ghoulees in the Coulees - 608-452-3424 www.norskedalen.org Reservations REQUIRED. Call after Labor Day. Unforgettable haunted hike through the woods. Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, N455 O Ophus Road, Coon Valley, WI 54623.

Sept 27-Oct 5 Oktoberfest - 608-784-3378 www.oktoberfestusa.com Celebrating over 50 years of the best family activities, including the Maple Leaf Parade. Carnival rides, ethnic foods, authentic German entertainment, national entertainers as well as local and regional country, pop, blues and rock groups and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acts. Sept 27-29 Cranberry Festival - As the largest cranberry festival in the world, Warrens Cranberry Festival has been ranked among the top 100 events in the nation. Visitors can enjoy over 1250 booths of arts and crafts, antique and flea markets, in addition to a farmers market. Come join the fun! Warrens, WI. 608-387-4200, www.cranfest.com

OCTOBER Oct 3-6 Oktoberfest Race Weekend - Featuring over 16 different divisions of racing action & excitement. La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway, Hwy 16 & Cty M, West Salem. 608-786-1525, www.lacrossespeedway.com Oct 2 Oktoberfest Heritage Night - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com Oct 5 Harvest Day Open House - Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, 204 Main Street, Warrens, WI, 54666. 608-378-4878, www.discovercranberries.com Oct 5 Big Muddy Run 5K - Benefit for the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum. 608-784-2652. Run takes place at Myrick Park, La Crosse. www.bigmuddyrun.org Oct 12 Downtown Mainstreet Historic Downtown Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 608-784-0440, www.lacrossedowntown.com Premier family event showcasing downtown.

Oct 12 Fall Gift and Craft Show - Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd. 608-781-9566, www.omnicenter.net Oct 12 Fall Scholarship Fundraiser & Banquet - Fantastic food, great company, and knowing your money is allowing children to visit Eagle Bluff - what more could you wish for in an evening? All proceeds from this event go to Eagle Bluffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship fund. Pre-registration required. Cost: $40/person. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org Oct 15 Reinhart Food Show - La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza. 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com Oct 12-13 Norskedalenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Civil War Heritage Weekend - 608-452-3424 www.norskedalen.org 10am-5pm Experience life during the Civil War as Company B 2nd WI Civil War Re-Enactors and other units bring history alive. Stroll the grounds and see the daily life of the soldiers and the families. At 1pm watch the battle unfold. 3 miles north of Coon Valley on Hwy PI

Oct 25 Haunted High Ropes Course 6pm- 10pm. For ages 6 & older. Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR High Ropes experience at Eagle Bluff! Participants will traverse through the course encountering dressed goblins, skeletons, and vampires! These characters will ensure a safe, fun, and candy filled adventure for all! Costumes are encouraged. Kids aged 6-10 must have an adult accompany them on the course. Pre-registration required. Cost: $20/person. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, 55949. 507-467-2437, www.eagle-bluff.org

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Sept 27 Oktoberfest Festmasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ball La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, 608-789-7400, www.lacrossecenter.com

Oct 25-26 BOO-Seum Halloween Party 5:30-7:30pm for ages 2-9. Collect treats, stickers, and small prizes at each station of games, crafts, stories and more. $5/Member, $10/Non-Member. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI. 608-784-2652, www.funmuseum.org Oct 26 Norskedalenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pumpkin Walk - Enjoy a no-scare walk through the woods viewing the 400 jack-o-lanterns carved and lit by Norskedalen volunteers! This evening is especially nice for young families, scaredy cats and those that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need the heart-pounding thrill of goblins. Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, N455 O Ophus Road, Coon Valley, WI 54623. 608-452-3424 www.norskedalen.org Oct 26 Trick or Treating - Historic Downtown District, 11am-4pm. 608-784-0440 www.lacrossedowntown.com

The Midwestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest German Fall Festival The fall festival delivering family fun! With the best of family activities including the Grande Maple Leaf Parade and the fantastic illuminated Torchlight Parade.

La Crosse Festivals, Inc. #1 Oktoberfest Strasse P.O. Box 1716 La Crosse, WI 54602-1716 (608) 784-FEST (3378) Fax (608) 782-2098







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BUSINESS AND SERVICES A Absolute Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning .........................608-788-6350 Advanced Business Systems...........608-781-5440 Apartment ConNEXTion Rental Guide .........................................608-785-7368 Aramark Uniform Services, Inc. .....608-781-2700 Associated Bank ..................................608-796-4436 AVS Group .............................................608-787-1010 Ballweg Midwest Toyota ..................608-793-7000 Band Box Cleaners and Laundry, Inc. ................................608-372-5642 Best Kept Portables............................608-317-4232 Brown & Brown Insurance ...............608-784-7676 Brown Printing.....................................952-898-7502 Cary Specialized Services ................608-519-3335 CenturyLink ..........................................608-796-7480 Charter Communications ................608-783-8126 Child First Centers of Discovery & Care. ................................608-783-3601 Citizens State Bank.............................608-785-2265 Clason Pontiac Buick GMC, Inc. .....608-788-7246 Cleary Management ..........................608-783-7500 Com Was, LLC .......................................888-525-7229 Commerical AV Systems, LLC .........608-781-2210 Community Creations Inc................614-460-3656 Community Credit Union ................608-779-2400 Computer Sign Engraving ............... 608-788 3547 Coulee Bank..........................................608-784-9550 Crescent Printing ................................608-781-1050 Culligan Water Conditioning of La Crosse ...............608-781-2500 Curtis Printing ......................................608-784-2684 Dairyland Power Cooperative ........608-787-1247 Davy Engineering ...............................608-782-3130 Designz ..................................................608-782-6701 Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Towing & Repair ......................608-784-5872 Edwards Investments ........................608-785-1770 Fifth Ave Awards .................................608-782-3410 First Student/First Transit .................608-781-3880 Gerrard-Hoeschler Realtors ............608-796-1615 Hawkins, Ash & Baptie ......................608-784-7737 Historic Preservation & Heritage Tourism...................................................608-797-7753 Identity Works ......................................608-786-3700 Image World/Monogram Express...608-788-8585 Intech ........................................................507-452-2658 Isynergi, LLC............................................608-784-7450 JDLake Communications ...................608-792-3419 JFK Associates ........................................866-787-5771 JFHerman Design .................................608-784-7450 Johns, Flaherty & Collins S.C. ..........608-784-5678 Kwik Trip Stores ...................................608-781-8988 La Crosse Area Jazz Society ............608-791-1190 La Crosse Beverage, LLC ...................608-781-2400 La Crosse County UW-Extension...608-785-9593 La Crosse Graphics .............................608-788-2500 La Crosse Hmong Mutual Assistance Association ...........................................608-781-5744 La Crosse Sign Company .................608-781-1450 La Crosse Tent & Awning..................608-781-1946 Logistics Health, Inc. ..........................608-782-0404 Main Street Title, Inc. .........................608-784-2848 Marine Credit Union ..........................608-784-7329











Merchants Bank ..................................608-779-8200 Midwest Coca-Cola of La Crosse ................................................608-784-3139 National Association for Hearing Impaired ...............................608-785-1660 Noelke Distributors, Inc. ...................608-785-0984 Olympus Media ...................................608-784-8200 Park Bank ...............................................608-782-2265 Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse.....................608-785-0450 Plesha Photo Arts ...............................608-782-1150 Poellingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s............................................608-785-1234 Preferred Distributors .......................608-269-3177 Reinhart Companies ..........................608-782-4999 River Bank..............................................608-788-6300 River City Chiropractic ......................608-406-2488 Ron Hammes Refrigeration Inc. ................................608-788-3110 S & S Distributing................................608-269-5071 SagePoint Financial, River Ins. Svs. .608-788-2200 Schomburg Refrigeration Company, Inc. ......................................608-781-6614 Signature Chiropractic & Massage .............................................608-785-7778 Sir Speedy Printing ............................608-783-6440 Sniffit .......................................................608-787-2587 Synergy Leadership Group .............608-785-1520 Sleeping Giant Studio, LLC ..............608-788-9977 Stansfield Vending .............................608-782-7181 State Bank Financial...........................608-784-4600 Supreme Graphics..............................608-788-1733 Terry Tobin Graphic Design Studio .......................................608-269-1682 Trim Design............................................608-782-7233 The Big Event Company ...................608-783-3333 Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tent Rental, Inc. .......................608-788-6607 Trane Company ...................................608-787-2000 Tri State Business Machines ............608-781-2100 The UPS Store ......................................608-782-6966 US Bank La Crosse ..............................608-791-7201 WalzCraft ...............................................608-781-6355 Welcome Celebrations Newcomers Greeting Service.........608-519-1893 Wells Fargo Bank .................................608-784-7000 Westland Insurance ...........................608-343-5120 Wisconsin Insurance Center ...........608-781-6733 Xcel Energy ...........................................608-789-3673 Yellow Book ..........................................608-354-5767 Zeman Graphic Design, SDG ..........906-221-1955

CHURCHES Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman .......................................608-782-0322 Living Waters Bible Camp ................608-634-4373

CONVENTION SPEAKERS Brian Udermann..................................608-785-8181 Dr. Jack Curtis, Speaker.....................608-780-1772 Fred Kusch, JFK Associates ..............866-787-5771 Jon Fields, Ph. D., Speaker ...............608-788-8932 Ken Visger, Speaker ............................507-894-4715 Michael Scott .......................................608-519-1061 Patty Henrickson, Speaker ..............800-557-2889 Ralph Heath, Synergy Leadership Group .............608-785-1520 Rick Kyte, Speaker ..............................608-796-3704



Roger Fish, Speaker ...........................608-786-2873 Sara M. Slayton, Speaker ..................608-787-2807 Stu Robert Shaw .................................608-784-1821 Terry Visger, Speaker .........................608-269-1682 Tom Thibodeau, Speaker .................608-787-5061

HEALTHCARE Allergy Associates of La Crosse, Ltd. ......................................608-782-2027 Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare .....................608-785-0940 Gundersen Lutheran .........................608-782-7300 Signature Chiropractic & Massage Center...............................608-785-7778

MEDIA La Crosse Radio Group .....................608-782-8335 La Crosse Tribune ...............................608-782-2400 La Crosse Visitor Publishing ............608-784-3999 Midwest Family Radio .......................608-782-1230 News Channel 8 WKBT TV................608-782-4678 Winona Radio.......................................507-452-4000 WXOW News 19 ..................................507-895-9969

ORGANIZATIONS Chamber of Westby ...........................608-634-4011 Coulee Region RSVP ..........................608-785-0500 Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. ............608-784-0440 Friends of McGilvray Road ..............608-782-1753 La Crescent Chamber of Commerce........................................507-895-2800 La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce ....................608-784-4880 La Crosse Area Development Corp. (LADCO) ......................................608-784-5488 La Crosse Area Restaurant Association ...........................................608-317-8438 La Crosse County & City Tavern League .............................608-782-9342 La Crosse County Historical Society ................................608-782-1980 Mississippi Valley Conservancy.........................................608-784-3606 New Glarus Chamber ........................608-527-2095 North La Crosse Business Association .........................608-792-6877 Onalaska Tourism Commission..........................................608-781-9570 Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce........................................608-326-8555 Riverfront, Inc. .....................................608-784-9450 Roy L. Vingers Legion Post #52 ...................................608-782-3232 Town of Campbell ..............................608-783-0050 Trempealeau Chamber .....................608-534-6524

TRANSPORTATION Badger Coaches, Inc. .........................608-255-1511 Colgan Air Services ............................608-783-8359 Go Carefree Shuttle ...........................800-280-9270 La Crosse Municipal Airport ...........608-789-7464 Lamers Buslines, Inc...........................608-781-8177 Ready Bus Lines...................................507-895-2349 Travel Leaders ......................................608-784-9820

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2013 Explore La Crosse Visitors Guide  

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