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Around Town, Feb. 19 - 25

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.

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

February 19

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.

Fibromyalgia Support Group, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, 370 Odanah Ave., New Richmond. This is a faith based support and educational group. For more information, call Michele at 715-246-0722.

Last Comic Laughing...III, 8 p.m., The SPACE, a centre for creativity, 156 High St., New Richmond. Watch local amateur comedians take the stage, many for the first time, after they have honed their comedic skills for six weeks with teacher/comedian Scott Novotny. It's a gas of a night that sells out quickly! Tickets are $10. Call 715-246-3180 or visit

Free adoption informational meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., HOPE Adoption & Family Services, 5850 Omaha Ave. N., Oak Park Heights, Minn. No cost to attend, but please register: 651-439-2446,

How to be healthy in an unhealthy world seminar, 6 p.m., Arvold Chiropractic, 2134 Highway 64, New Richmond. Learn to take steps to become healthy and rejuvenated, led by Dr. Patrick Flynn. Call 715-246-7500.

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St. The topic is Brick Wall Solutions to Genealogy Research Problems and will also include a magazine and book exchange/sale. From 6:30-7 p.m. members will help with individual problems or beginning research. Contact Darcy Boock at 715-425-9978.

February 20

Friday Family Fun Night, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Inside Out, 240 Wisconsin Drive, New Richmond. Interactive board game night - Charades, Pictionary and more. Messes and Masterpieces will give project demonstrations. Call 246-3007 or 651-308-2938 for more information.

February 20-21

One Acts and Snacks presented by River Falls Community Theater, doors open at 6:45 p.m., shows start at 7:30, River Falls Golf Course, 1011 County Road M. Cost is $10, with snacks included. Tickets are available at The Dish and the Spoon Café (formerly Lighthouse) and at the door. Call 715-220-3385 for more information.

February 21

Five Loaves Food and Clothing Center, Creamery Building, 150 W. First St., New Richmond, is open Monday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon for shopping and drop offs. Clothing, household items, sheets and blankets are all accepted and sold. Call 715-236-5759 for more information.

Roberts Idol, 7 p.m., St. Croix Central Elementary School, 202 S. Division St., Roberts. Admission is one food shelf donation. Local talent including singers, musicians and magicians will perform. Call 715-749-4106.

Two Stillwater-based music groups, Music Saint Croix, the classical ensemble, and the Saint Croix Jazz Orchestra join their talents for a one night only performance. Doors open at 8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 115 N. Fourth St., Stillwater, Minn. Tickets available at the door: $16 general admission, $8 for seniors and students; or available through ArtReach Alliance 651-439-1465.

February 23

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

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 258 N. Third St., 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 N. Shore Drive, New Richmond. Group develops public speaking and leadership abilities.

February 24

Heartsaver® CPR & AED Class, 6-10 p.m., Community Education Center, 901 Dominion Dr., Hudson. $10 per person (non-refundable) - fee includes textbook and course completion card. Pre-registration is required. Call 715-531-6588, online at

The ARMC Cardiac and Diabetes Support Groups, 1 p.m., Amery Regional Medical Center Conference Room, 225 Scholl Court, Amery. Topics are risk factors of heart disease and healthy diet tips. Open to those with heart disease or diabetes and/or their families.

Empty Bowls, 5-7 p.m., St. Croix Central High School Commons, 1751 Broadway St., Hammond. Soup and chili will be served.

Diabetes Support Group, 5:30 p.m. Type One, 7 p.m. open to all. Topic is heart disease prevention. Baldwin Area Medical Center. Call 715-684-8675 for more information.

Coping Successfully After Divorce, 6:30-8 p.m., FamilyMeans, 1875 Northwestern Ave. South, Stillwater. Call FamilyMeans at 651-439-4840.

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

Last Comic Laughing...III, 8 p.m., The SPACE, a centre for creativity, 156 High Street, New Richmond. Call 715-246-3180 or visit

Infant, Children and Adult CPR, Westfields Hospital. Registration, fee required. Contact 715-243-7206.

St. Croix Riders Saddle Club, 7:30 p.m. at The Parkside Restaurant in Hammond. Call 715-684-9189 or visit our Web site at

February 25

Cancer Survivors' Support Group, meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at Westfields Hospital in the E.M. Drury Conference Center from 4:30-6 p.m.