Sunday, April 21st

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The Black River Falls Public Library, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, is offering appointments with a licensed professional career counselor.

These one-on-one appointments are offered on the second Wednesday of the month, and you need to register in advance by contacting Vicki or Tammy at the library.

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone desiring assistance in securing employment, advancing themselves in their career, or any employment-related issue.

A list of services offered can be found on our website, or you can contact the library for more information. Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with friends and family.

On Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m., the BRF Writers Group will meet in the library's program room. New members are encouraged to attend. For more information about the BRF Writers Group, contact Ken Luchterhand at 608-488-2102.

On Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m.

The Black River Falls Rotary Club celebrated the end of the Rotary year with the Passing of the Torch Party June 26.

Current club president Kathy Laudon handed over the reins to president-elect Kristin Franks.

Laudon expressed thanks to the club and shared some of the highlights during her term.

“Rotary continues to provide financial support for needs in the area such as the Western Technical Impact Scholarship program, Badger Boys and Badger Girls and this year supporting an outbound student traveling to Finland, Laudon said”

Not only does the club provide financial support, members assist other area organizations such as the Karner Blue Garden Club with mulching the area gardens, and assisting each month at the food pantry. Rotary again sponsored the high school athletic banquet and has done so since 1929.

Incoming president Kristin Franks has been a very active club member, helping with events and community projects.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers received strong support at its 21st annual golf outing and has set a fundraising record for the event.

The Interfaith Golf FUNdraiser, held June 15 at Skyline Golf Course, raised more than $8,600, which exceeded last year’s record-setting amount. The golf outing has drawn in nearly $120,000 for Interfaith throughout its tenure.

“It was a spectacular day for golf at the beautiful Skyline Golf Course,” said Lori Chown, Interfaith’s program director. “Each year, we try to make it a really fun day for the teams, but it is honestly the teams that make it so much fun.

“It’s wonderful to see so many people come out to help Interfaith help others in our community.”

Interfaith, a non-denominational faith-based organization, offers volunteer opportunities that assist older adults and people with disabilities improve their quality of life and remain independent through a variety of programs.

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual Lake Wazee kayaking instruction event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14.

The public will be able to try kayaking and can receive basic instruction or more advanced skills such as the roll. All equipment will be provided. The admission fee to enter Lake Wazee County Park does apply.

For more information about the paddle event, contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534.

Becky Windsor, group fitness instructor and personal trainer at Black River Memorial Hospital, is teaching Tai Chi for Rehabilitation starting July 10.

This class is for senior citizens recovering from an injury, operation or struggle with stress and fatigue. This three-week class takes place at the Lunda Community Center and costs $25.

If you are interested, contact Becky at 715-284-1379. Space is limited to 15 participants. For more information about this class and more, go to www.brmh.net/services/rehabilitation/exercise-classes.