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Around Town, Jan. 15 - 21

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

January 15-16

Restorative Justice Circles: Enhancing the Learning Environment. 8:30-3:30, Academy Building, 211 N. Fremont Drive Room 130, River Falls. Cost is $130 with one credit at St. Mary's University of Minnesota, or $50 without credit. Training will teach key restorative justice principles, key elements of restorative justice circles, research demonstrating positive outcomes for schools and more. Contact Ayesha at 715-425-1100, e-mail or visit

January 15

Exploring Caregiving Techniques, a four-part series. This month's topic is Behaviors and Communication. Discussion will include connecting through verbal and non-verbal communication, exploring symptomatic behaviors and sharing strategies to address those behaviors in daily caregiving. Sessions are free and open to family and professional caregivers. Registration is recommended. Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 800-372-2333.

Caregiver Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., Department on Aging Conference Room, Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson. Free and open to caregivers of individuals with a chronic disease. All meetings are confidential. Call Nancy at 715-381-4360 or 800-372-2333.

Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter presents Favorite Native Plants for Designing Landscapes Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater. Open to the public. Contact Roger Miller, Program Committee Chair, at 651-275-0526, by e-mail, or visit

January 16

Ten Mile Creek, 8 p.m., The SPACE, a centre for creativity, 156 High St., New Richmond. A collection of acoustic and electric favorites that are soothing to both ear and soul. Featuring Paddy Rose, Phil Wallander, Jerry Germain and Tom Nirmaier. Free. Call 715-246-3180 or visit for more information.  

January 17

The St. Croix Valley Youth Court is seeking volunteer youth between the ages of 12 and 17 to serve as members of Youth Court. Court personnel, including the judge, advocates, bailiffs and jurors are youth. A training session will be held on Jan. 17 for volunteers. The St. Croix Valley Youth Court is an alternative court that serves first-time offenders between 13-18 who have been referred by a municipal judge. Call Pam Brokaw, 715-377-1002. 

Bethel Lights For The Cure - Relay for Life will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's Restaurant in Hudson. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 per person with all proceeds from the breakfast and the silent auction going to Relay For Life - American Cancer Society.

January 19

Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 415 Bridge Ave., Star Prairie. Call 715-246-7272 for more information.

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

The annual meeting of the Star Prairie Fish and Game Association will be held at 7 p.m. at Don Madsen's, 2401 Cardinal Drive, on the west side of Cedar Lake. For more information, call Mike at 715-246-4109.

The St. Croix County Government Administrative Offices will be closed due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 20

Chess Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Heritage Center Farmhouse, 1100 Heritage Drive. Call 715-781-2562 for more information.

New Richmond Mom's Group, 9-11 a.m., First Lutheran Church, 258 N. Third St. Daycare is provided. Regular meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month. Call Denise at 246-2310 or Heather at 612-310-0291 for more information.

January 21

Diabetic Support & Information Session, Free and open to the public. Sessions hosted by Westfields Hospital on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at The Deerfield Commons, 1127 W. Eighth St., New Richmond. Contact Westfields diabetic educator at 715-243-7202.

Grief Support Group. Session is free but registration is required. Next five week session: Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18. Held from noon-1 p.m. in The Deerfield Community Room, 1127 W. Eighth St., New Richmond. Contact Julia Rajtar at 715-243-7204 to register.

Crossroads Adoption Services is holding a free adoption information meeting at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Hudson office located at 911 Fourth Street, Suite 214 (in the library building). Call 715-386-5550.