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Lindsey Giese updates Optimist Club on events


May 23, 2019

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On May 1, River Arts Inc. Executive Director Lindsey Giese brought the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club up-to-date on upcoming events. June 22, Dancing With the Stars will take over the stage on June 22 featuring local celebrities such as Tracy Thompson and Ted Harter. Giese recommended going to Facebook to see videos each week of the contestants. There are over 100 events on the RAI calendar for the 2019 season including classes, youth workshops, art openings and more. A new event will be Caberet on 9th featuring local musicians. Stay tuned for further details. There will be seven house concerts and Members Only Happy Hours once a month at the River Arts on Water Gallery. Giese played audio snippets of the featured shows at the River Arts Center for the new season which range from Irish music to county and western. When asked about her role with art on the Great Sauk State Trail, she said there will be four pieces added this year and two during the 2020-21 year. On June 28 there will be a Great Sauk State Trail event to celebrate the trail now reaching Devil's Lake State Park borders and Geese shared that the trail continues to expand with more connections in the works. RAI has commissioned a public art piece entitled "Starry Prairie" by artists Mary Dickey and Rhonda Nash, a mosaic mural on the river facing outside wall of the Gallery on Water St. Other public art pieces are in the works in Sauk City and Prairie du Sac as well. There is always a lot going on under the direction of Lindsey Giese, Executive Director and Kristina Coopman, Gallery Director. Please go the RAI's Facebook page or to for up-to-date information. Pictured: Bart Mauch, SP Optimist Club member, Lindsey Giese, River Arts Inc. Executive Director, and Margaret Mauch, SP Optimist Club member. The Mauch are the May Speaker Chairs.


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