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To publish your community event in the Around Town listings, call Shay Tilander at 715-243-7761, or e-mail your message to: by NOON FRIDAY of the week before you wish it to appear.

NOTE: You can now submit your entries to the News' online calendar at, just go to the calendar feature in the third column and click submit event.

April 24, 25 & 26

Smoke on the Mountain, 7:30 p.m., St. Croix ArtBarn Theatre, 1040 Oak Ridge Drive, Osceola. Musical with traditional and bluegrass gospel songs. $12 adults, $10 seniors and $8 students. Call 715-294-2787 or visit for more details.

April 24

Grief Support Group, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, New Richmond. For those who have lost a loved one.

NRHS Arts Night, 6-7 p.m., High School media center. Open house to view students' work, art, writing portfolios, art projects, original music and more. Free.

Swiss Steak Dinner and Bake Sale, 4:30 -7 p.m., West Immanuel Chuch, Osceola. $7.50 adults, $3 children 10 and under. Serving Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, salad, buns, relish and dessert.

Poetry Reading, 6:30 p.m., Martell Town Hall, Pierce County Road Y and Highway 63, 12 miles east of River Falls. Free will offering. Refreshments served. Featuring music by Phyllis Goldin and poems by Wanda Brown. 715-425-2402 for more information.

Order of the Eastern Star, Star Prairie, 7:30 p.m. at the Star Prairie Community Center. Michele (Anderson) Hermanson will speak about her work in Africa.

April 25

Parents of 911 Hero to Speak, Trollhaugen Ski Resort, Dresser. Tom and Beverly Burnett will share stories about how their son Tom and the other passengers of Flight 93 realized the intent of their hijackers. Tickets are $25 and include dinner. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the family's foundation. For reservations call Kris at 715-483-1854. Seating is limited.

United Fire & Rescue Smelt Fry, 4:30 - 9 p.m., American Legion, Baldwin. All you can eat smelt, beans, cole slaw, chips, bread, cold beverages and coffee. Proceeds will benefit Baldwin Fire Station equipment fund.

April 26

Earth Day Celebration, 1-3 p.m., Amery Centennial Hall & Senior Center, 608 Harriman South, Amery, WI. Groups such as The Natural Step, Midwest Recycling, Northwest Wisconsin Regional Food Nework, Greenway Presentation and Conscious Living Arts will have informational displays. Kaptain Karl will be lending his musical talents to the celebration. Refreshments and healthy, organic snacks will be provided. Call 715-268-2860 for more information.

Food Drive, Scouting groups in New Richmond and Star Prairie will be placing plastic bags on door handles before Saturday. Scouts are asking residents to fill bags with non-perishable food items that will be collected at 9 a.m. on April 26. For infomation contact Debbie Lyons at 715-246-6245.

Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guild, 10:30 a.m.-noon, New Richmond Civic Center, 156 E. First, Street. Two authors of the book "The Clothesline & Other Quilt" will present slides of six quilts from the book.

12th Annual Spring Gala, 6-10 p.m., River Falls Golf Club. Presented by the River Falls Community Arts Base. Featuring a silent auction, art raffle, music and dancing and a dance troupe.Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door obtained at Lighthouse Coffee or Whole Earth Grocery.

First Annual Chili Feed, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Star Prairie Ball Park. Kick off spring with lots of fresh, hot chili, cold beer and pop, a consignment auction, live music, a street dance and Bingo.,

April 27

"Living the Questions," Cross Lutheran Church, 1246 County Road TT, Roberts. "Living the Questions," forum will discuss exploring the future of Christianity and what a meaningful faith can look like in today's world. Fee is $15 for person or $8 with a food shelf donation. Scholarships are available. Call 715-749-3551 or e-mail for questions or to sign up.

Classical Music Concert, 2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 4th Street North, Stillwater. Featuring New Richmond residents Luke and Sara Foster playing music by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven and others. $12 general admission, $8 students. Call 715-246-5436 for information.

Reach for the Stars 2008, 5-8 p.m., R & D Banquet Center, Highway 65 and County Road G, New Richmond. Featuring a western-themed buffet, musical entertainment and dancing, silent auction, calf roping and more. R.S.V.P. 715-684-4440. Proceeds benefit Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley.

April 28

Operation Prom, 7 p.m., NRHS. Save $3 on earch post-prom party ticket. Tickets must be purchased at Operation Prom. Tickets $12, $15 at the door. Refreshments served.

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 258 North Third Street, New Richmond. Fellowship of men and women who are seeking recovery from compulsive eating. Call C.J. at 715-248-7766 for more information.

New Richmond Toastmasters, 7-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 341 North Shore Dr., New Richmond. Group develops public speaking and leadership abilities. Guests welcome.

April 29

St. Croix Riders Saddle Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse, south of Baldwin at the corner of Highway 63 and County Road N. Members are asked to come at 6:30 p.m., to clean the grounds and the clubhouse. Call Cindy at 715-684-9189 for info on becoming a member.

April 30

YMCA YOUth and Families Committee Meeting, 11 a.m. It will be your opportunity to welcome the new Youth Advisory Council Officers and say goodbye to our seniors. Call 715-243-1263 for more info.

St. Croix ArtBarn Theatre Auditions, 6:30 p.m., 1040 Oak Ridge Drive, Osceola. A number of adults and children five and older are needed for production of "Dancing the Cows Home." Rehearsals will be in the evening with performances mid to late June. Call 715-294-2782 for more info.

Community Health Fair, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Westfields Hospital, 535 Hospital Road, New Richmond. Prepare for summer by learning how to protect yourself from skin cancer, discover your risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes, or have an assesment scan for osteoporosis. Many other health resources available. Call 715-246-2101 for more information. Free or reduced fee health screenings will be offered. Dr. R.J. Dahiya will speak at 4 p.m. on congestive heart failure and how to prevent it. Call 715-243-7235 for more info.