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Movies & Discussion

Indigenous Film Series & Discussion: Reel Injun
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
5:30pm-8:00pm  |  Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 10+
FREE  |  *No Registration Required*
This 2009 Canadian documentary film, directed by Cree filmmakers Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge and Jeremiah Hayes, explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. Reel Injun is illustrated with excerpts from classic and contemporary portrayals of Native people in Hollywood movies and interviews with filmmakers, actors and film historians, while director Diamond travels across the United States to visit iconic locations in motion picture as well as American Indian history. 
 
Indigenous Film Series & Discussion: American Native
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 
5:30pm-8:00pm  |  Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 10+
FREE  |  *No Registration Required*
American Native is a story of identity and the importance that race plays in determining cultural heritage. What began as a film about a misunderstood community that has existed in the mountains outside of New York City for three centuries, has evolved into a quintessentially American story that examines the political, academic and social definitions of the term Native American. 

Indigenous Film Series & Discussion: Incident at Oglala
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
5:30pm-8:00pm  |  Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 10+
FREE  |  *No Registration Required*
On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians.  Although several men were charged with killing the agents, only one, Leonard Peltier, was found guilty.  This film describes the events surrounding the shootout and suggests that Peltier was unjustly convicted.  

Movie Night: The Last Bridge Home
Tuesday, May 19, 2020  (#555008-103)
6:00pm-8:00pm  |  Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 18+    Max: 100
FREE  |  *Registration preferred by Monday, May 18, 2020, walk-ins accepted* 
The Last Bridge Home is an award winning movie made in the La Crosse area with local actor Steve Kiedrowski.  Steve will introduce the film and talk about the making of the movie.  Steve will also discuss tips for memorizing lines and the importance of muscle memory in acting and everyday life.  A question and answer discussion will be held before and after the film. 

Concerts

Bluegrass Jam
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
1:00pm-4:00pm   |   South Side Neighborhood Center
FREE
Enjoy an afternoon of Bluegrass music.  Bring your instrument and share your talent with fellow musicians or just come and listen.  *No Bluegrass Jam on April 12 due to Easter. 

Da Capo Concert Band Spring Concert
Saturday, April 25, 2020
1:30pm-2:30pm  |  Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
FREE
The Da Capo Band will end its 35th season with selections which include both traditional and contemporary pieces.  Join us for refreshments after the concert!  Help us celebrate 35 years of making music.

Great River Ringers Concert 
Sunday, May 3, 2020
3:00pm-4:00pm  |  Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
FREE
Put on your dancing shoes!  Great River Ringers, a five-octave handbell ensemble, will present a concert of music written for dancing. There will be something for everyone: Waltz, Minuet, Celtic, Mambo and even rock.  May 3rd promises to be a fun afternoon.  Join us for refreshments after the concert!

Dances

International Folk Dance Club
Thursday, March 12,  2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
7:00pm-9:30pm   |   Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Registration Fee: $2 per session, pay as you go  |  *No Registration Required*
Come experience the joy of movement, dance, community and a taste of the world through International Folk Dance.  Easy line and circle dances will be taught.  No experience or partner necessary.  Wear comfortable dance shoes.