Membership is free, and you do not need to be a resident of River Falls. Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors. The club will have subgroups for people with similar interests to get together. The members will decide what the subgroups are. Possible subgroups are: canoeing & kayaking, hiking, biking, motorcycling, pickleball lessons, chess, board games and bridge. What group would you like to have?

Contributions to the River Falls Social Club come primarily in the form of the volunteer time and efforts of the club’s leaders, communicators and speakers. Donations are welcome but not tax deductible. We especially appreciate a kickoff donation of $50 from Family Fresh Market in River Falls and a donation of supplies from Dollar General in River Falls!

Mission statement:
The RFSC’s mission is to provide residents of the River Falls region with a means of meeting each other, sharing similar interests and enjoying the special places and resources of the community. Events will be planned for which members can participate with others sharing similar interests as well as to learn about the area in which we live and what the community has to offer.

Meetings will be held the second Monday of each month in the River Falls Public Library. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to arrive and mingle. The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.

April 10, 2023 – Speakers: Jayne Hoffman and Heidi Heinz, River Falls History: Diverse Voices From the Past, 6 p.m., RF Public Library.

May 8, 2023 – Speaker: Isaac Curtis: e-Bikes 101 (demo e-bikes will be available for test rides), 6 p.m., RF Public Library.

May 13, 2023 — Bike ride southeast of River Falls for about 5 miles, led by Dr. Mark Nippoldt, meet at the intersection of Cascade & Wasson, 1:30 p.m.

June 12, 2023 – Speaker: RF Fire Chief Steve Cash, Fire Safety: What You Need to Know, 6 p.m., RF Public Library.

June 17, 2023 – Birding walk at the KRLT Kelly Creek Preserve with Dr. Mark Ritzinger, KRLT treasurer, 8-9:30 a.m. Details on our “Walks” page.

June 19, 2023 – Forest-bathing walk, starting at the River Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant entrance, led by Mike Noreen, River Falls city forester, starting at 6 p.m. Immerse yourself in a meditative walk through nature to the Foster Cemetery and learn about our region’s forest.

July 10, 2023 – Speaker: Matthew Bouthilet: EMS: Helping Us Help You, 6 p.m., RF Public Library.

July 22, 2023 – Bike ride northeast of River Falls for about 11 miles, led by Dr. Mark Nippoldt, meet in the RF Public Library parking lot, 10:30 a.m.

July 29, 2023 – Lecture and guided walk: Jayne Hoffman, Heidi Heinze and Mark Anderson, River Falls History: The Railroads, Mills and White Pathway, 10 a.m., River Falls City Hall Training Room.

Aug. 14, 2023 – Speakers: Jayne Hoffman and Mark Anderson, Early River Falls History, 6 p.m., RF Public Library.

Aug. 19, 2023 – Guided walk: Jayne Hoffman and Heidi Heinze, The First Families of River Falls: A Walk Through History, 10 a.m., 10 a.m., starting at the River Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant entrance.

Sept. 11, 2023 – Speaker: Dr. Holly Dolliver, Wisconsin’s Most Under-Valued Natural Resource, 6 p.m., RF Public Library.

As yet unscheduled events:
Hikes – Learn about the local hiking trails and take casual or guided walks to learn about nature, geology, and local history.

Bike Rides – Take rides around town or through the countryside. They can be as short or long as the members wish. Crankworx has agreed to talk about electric bikes and provide free trial rides.

Tours – Free tours of the Water Treatment Plant can be set up, as well as other local facilities. Tattersall has agreed to a 50% off group rate for a RFSC tour.

Kayaking – Trips can be planned on the Kinnickinnic River and other rivers and lakes as well. A group discount on rentals has been obtained in the past and can be negotiated by the RFSC.

Ziplining – Sand Creek will provide 10-20% off the regular price, depending on the group size.