Out & Abouts: Harbor and Home

When the dorms, MSC, and library become dreary and the walls seem grayer every time you study, it means it’s time to take a break. Lounge. Play pool. Play some video games. Get coffee with a friend. Read for leisure. You get my point. I often forget to SLOW DOWN. This past month has been wonderfully crazy, with two Street Level hosting two concerts, radio shows, making info-graphics, reading my ridiculously long Sociology textbook chapters, and of course, writing these blog posts.

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This past Tuesday, a band called Harbor and Home played an acoustic set at The Raw Deal. I went with a couple people, and ended up running into a lot of my other friends (you know you’ve picked well when we all end up at the same concert). I know the band from last semester at Street Level’s Annual Block Party and from playing at the Blind Munchies Coffeehouse.

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There is always something going on in Menomonie. It’s like a mini NYC. (Really mini.) Concerts every weekend at the coffee shops in town, art shows, movie screenings at the public library, trivia at the Stout Ale House, and much more. I admit, sometimes it is hard to do the research. Where do we even start?

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The Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start.

Don’t be afraid to venture outside your own house/dorm! Explore! There’s a lot of nature-orientated places to explore, as well as lots of community specific events that welcome all who are interested.

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Don’y forget to “Like” places you go on Facebook. Social media is king these days.

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Menomonie loves its music. It’s definitely the most recurring event throughout the whole year. On campus and off.

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-Rach

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