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Support Groups, Clubs & Organizations

Support groups

New Richmond Alano Society, 1448 N. Fourth St., New Richmond; Alcoholics Anonymous meeting schedule: Monday 4:30 p.m. Topic (Non-smoking), 7 p.m. Topic (N/S); Tuesday 7 p.m. Women (N/S), 8 p.m. Step and trad (Smoking); Wednesday 7 p.m. Topic (S); Thursday 10 a.m. Big book (S), 7 p.m. Topic (S); Friday 8 p.m. Topic (Both); Saturday 11 a.m.; Sunday 8 p.m. Topic (Both). The phone is staffed each day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 246-4912

New Richmond Al Anon, 1448 N. Fourth St., 7 p.m. Mondays; 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday. 246-4912

Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m. first Tuesday at The Deerfield, 1127 W. 8th St., New Richmond. Free and open to caregivers. All meetings are confidential. Nancy, (715) 381-4360 or (800) 372-2333

Blood Pressure Check, 12:30-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Westfields Hospital, New Richmond. 246-2101

Breastfeeding Class, Prenatal. Westfields Hospital Conference Center. This session discusses the benefits for both mom and baby with breastfeeding. Techniques for positioning your baby during feedings, reading their hunger cues, breast care and pumping are all covered. To register, call OB dept. at 243-7268.

Breastfeeding Support on request at Westfields Hospital, New Richmond. 243-7266

Breathsavers Pulmonary Support. 1-2 p.m. fourth Tuesday, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater. (651) 430-4530

Cancer Survivor's Support Group, 4:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday, (except Nov., Dec. Call for holiday program date/time.) Westfields Hospital. 243-7190

Caregiver Support Group, My Turn to Care, is a support group for people caring for elderly parents or those struggling to find resources to keep parents safe at home. Free and open to the public. Meets on the first Monday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the E. M. Drury Conference Center at Westfields Hospital, New Richmond. Facilitated by the Social Services department of Westfields Hospital. For information call 243-7287.

Cardiac Support Group. Sue at ext. 3049, Osceola Medical Center. (715) 294-2111

Child Support Litigation Assistance Program 1-4 p.m. every other Tuesday, Government Center, Hudson.

Childbirth Classes. Lynn at ext. 3083, Osceola Medical Center. (715) 294-2111

Coping with Breast Cancer, 6:15-7:15 p.m first Thursday, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater. (651) 430-4510

Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis Support Group, 7 p.m. second Thursday, Hudson Medical Center. Contact in Twin Cities metro area, Sharon Vangsness, (888) 422-3266 or John Mercer. 246-6419

Cut the Fat, free class on how to improve eating habits and lower blood cholesterol. 9-10 a.m. first Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. third Wednesday, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater. (651) 430-4602

Diabetic Support and information, 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday, Deerfield Commons. 243-7190

Diabetes Support Group, 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday, Mattison Conference Room, Baldwin Area Medical Center, Baldwin. 684-8675

Diabetic Support Group. Donelle at ext. 3114, Osceola Medical Center. (715) 294-2111

Divorced and Separated Persons Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Monday, St. Bridget's Church in River Falls, second and fourth Mondays, St. Patrick's Church in Hudson. 381-5120

DivorceCare Support Group, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. - Dec. 17, First Lutheran Church, Fellowship Room, 258 N. 3rd St., New Richmond. (715) 246-2710, (715) 247-3045

Expectant Parents Class, Westfields Hospital Conference Center, New Richmond. To register call OB at 243-7268

Faith in Action Program, Assistance and companionship for elderly. 381-4360 or (800) 372-2333

Fibromyalgia Support Group, 7-8 p.m. fourth Monday, Courage St. Croix, Stillwater. (651) 430-4510

Fibromyalgia Support Group, Ann or Sally at ext. 3106, Osceola Medical Center. (715) 294-2111

Gamblers Anonymous 7 p.m. every Thursday, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, New Richmond. 246-4794

Good Morning Talks, free health education program, 9:30-10:30 a.m. third Wednesday March - November, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater. (651) 430-4510

Grief Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Thursday, Marie Blakeman Senior Center, 1320 Wisconsin St., Hudson. 386-5120

Grief Support Group at Westfields Hospital, New Richmond, on an on-going basis. Contact Spiritual Care Dept. 243-7204 to register for next available session.

Hearing Clinic, 3 p.m. second Monday, The Deerfield, 1127 W. 8th St., New Richmond. 246-4805

Immunization Clinic Health and Human Services Building/Public Health Dept., New Richmond, 12-4 p.m. every Monday, 4-6 p.m. third Monday. 246-8263

Kids in Grief, 6-7:15 p.m. every Thursday (this is a six-week program) offered quarterly, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater. (651) 430-4586

Living After Major Breast Surgery (LAMBS) Support Group, Lorraine, Osceola Medical Center. (715) 294 2515

Living Word support group, helping people with addictions. Every Monday night at the Living Word Chapel in Forrest, Wis. at 7 p.m.

Moms in Touch, a gathering of moms/grandmas who meet to pray for their children, teachers and schools one hour a week. Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. or Thursdays 9-10 a.m. at Deb Sievert's home (571 Woodland Ln.) Please contact Jamie, 246-9290 or Deb, 246-7220 for more info.

Natural Family Planning Billings Ovulation Method. Dr. Clifford Tenner. 246-6911

Natural Family Planning Sympto-Thermal Method. Monthly classes taught by certified instructors. (612) 721-3791

New Richmond Area Community Foundation, Growing and giving through your generosity. Gifts to NRACF help build charitable capital used to enhance NR area for years to come. 246-3999.

New Richmond Heritage Center offers tours, space rental, Flea Market, Heritage Weekend, special events year round. 246-3276.

New Richmond Mom's Group, 9-11 a.m. first and third Tuesday, Sept. - May, First Lutheran Church. Denise 246-2310 or Heather (612) 310-0291.

Overeaters Anonymous 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Room at First Lutheran Church, 258 N. Third St., New Richmond. Carlene. 248-7766

Parenting Today's Teens, 6:30-9 p.m. every Thursday, Redeemer Baptist Church, Oakdale, Minn. (651) 777-4361 or (651) 429-9307

Parents Who Care family support group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday in Hudson to provide preventative education to communities, parents, educators, and professionals. Curt Larson 386-9846 or Debbie Luedtke 246-9079

Parkinson's Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Courage St. Croix Center, Stillwater. Call Connie at 715-247-5679 for information.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group, Nancy at ext. 3042, Osceola Medical Center. (715) 294-2111

Recovery, Inc. Facilitated, self-help groups since 1937 offering a proven method to combat depression, anger, fear, anxiety, etc. Weekly meetings Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Ave. S., Maplewood, Minn. (Exit I94 and 120). Free will offering. For information, call 612-824-5773.

St. Croix Valley Disability Coalition serves Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties. Provides information to persons with disabilities in areas of accessibility, housing, transportation, employment and integration in community. Funding provided by United Way of St. Croix County. Sue Lohmeier. (715) 698-2382

St. Croix Valley Suicide Survivors' Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, First Presbyterian Church, 6201 Osgood Ave. N., Stillwater. (651) 439-8778

Sibling Preparation Class. Helps prepare older siblings for arrival of a new brother or sister. 243-7268.

SMART Recovery Group (self managing and recovery training), Join us for a 12-week program. Contact Monea at 715-338-4503 or Beth at 715-497-6678 to sign up.

Support Network for Stroke Survivors and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. second Thursday, Baldwin Senior Center. 381-4360

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS WI #1032, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Thursdays, The Deerfield, 1127 W. Eighth St., New Richmond, new members welcome. Jean, 246-7165 or Helen, 246-5331

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Inc. Call Turningpoint for St. Croix County Outreach office, 246-9216 or (888) 321-9216; Turningpoint in River Falls, (715) 425-6751 or (800) 345-5104

Vision Support Group, The Deerfield, 1127 W. 8th St., New Richmond. 246-4805

Visually Impaired Support Group, sponsored by Department on Aging, 12:30 p.m., third Friday, Hudson Senior Center. 381-4360

Weathering Life's Losses 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Lakeview Chapel, Stillwater. (651) 439-4586

Weight Loss Support Group, 9 a.m. every Monday, Deerfield Commons community room, 1127 W. 8th St., New Richmond. 243-7190

Service, Social Groups

Crossroads Adoption Services, 6 p.m. third Tuesday (except June is on the 14th), information session at 911 4th St., Ste, 214, Hudson. Call Debbie (715) 386-5550.

East Elementary Parent Group, 8 a.m. or 6 p.m., fourth Monday, New Richmond. Steve Wojan 246-8401

Education Foundation of New Richmond, call Jon Haasch, secretary, 246-6117, for info and meeting times.

Fine Arts Council, 7:30 a.m., second Saturday, teachers' lounge, St. Mary's School, New Richmond, Glenn Highum 246-6384

Knights of Columbus Chapter 2845; every second Tuesday at KC Hall, 155 E. 4th St., New Richmond; John Jarchow, Grand Knight, 246-7629.

Masonic Lodge of New Richmond #195, 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday. 119 E. Second Street, New Richmond (second floor Masonic Building above First National Bank). Chartered 1874. Harold Christensen, 246-6652.

Master Gardeners of St. Croix Valley, 7 p.m. third Thursday, Rural Development Institute, University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. Carolyn Barrette.

(715) 549-6438

New Richmond American Legion Post 80, 129 High St., 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. All veterans are welcome. Stan Soderquist 246-6776

New Richmond Band Boosters, 7:30 p.m. first Monday, New Richmond High School band room. 246-7451

New Richmond Fine Arts Council, 7:30 a.m. second Saturday, St. Mary's School. Glenn Highum. 246-6384

New Richmond Kiwanis Club, 6 p.m. Mondays, Suzanna's Restaurant.

New Richmond Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Suzanna's Restaurant.

New Richmond Moms' Group, 9-11 a.m. first and third Tuesdays, First Lutheran Church. Child care available. Denise 246-2310; Heather 612-310-0291.

New Richmond Senior Nutrition Program, Ongoing. Meals served at New Richmond Knights of Columbus Hall Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Socializing, cards, entertainment. Dan Hansen, site manager. 246-6221

New Richmond Toastmasters, 7 p.m. every Monday at First Baptist Church, 341 North Shore Drive, New Richmond. Developing public speaking and leadership abilities. Call 760-1189.

New Richmond Rotary Club, 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Suzanna's Restaurant. 246-2436

New Richmond Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, 7 p.m. second Thursday, Sept. - March at The Laurel Supper Club. or call Diane Warner. 246-4914

New Richmond V.F.W. Post #10818, 7 p.m. third Tuesday, National Guard Armory. Veterans are encouraged to join post. John Mortensen 246-5731

Roberts Knight Riders Snowmobile/ATV Club, 7 p.m. first Thursday, Sept.-June, (715) 425-6330, for meeting location.

St. Croix Riders Saddle Club, 7:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, County N and Highway 63. 715-684-9189.

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, UW-River Falls. Cathy Deiss for specific location. (715) 273-5239

Somerset Sundowners Saddle Club 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Pottings County Line. (715) 294-9922

Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guild, 7 p.m. second Thursdays, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, New Richmond. 246-5324.

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