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.
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.
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?
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.
Don’y forget to “Like” places you go on Facebook. Social media is king these days.
Menomonie loves its music. It’s definitely the most recurring event throughout the whole year. On campus and off.