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Around Town, Feb. 26 - March 4

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.

February 26

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.

Youth lacrosse registration and open house, 6-8 p.m., Hudson Middle School. For boys grades three through 10. For more information, visit http://hudson.pucksy or e-mail hudson

February 27

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

Low Vision Support Group, 1 p.m., Free and open to the public facilitated by Westfields Hospital. Location: The Deerfield Commons, 1127 W. 8th St., New Richmond. For more information contact, Westfields Hospital Occupational Therapy, 715-243-7255.

February 27-28

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. Call 715-220-3385.

February 28

Scrapbook Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1250 Broadway St., Hammond. Cost is $5, and an additional $5 for a meal. Proceeds go to the Hammond Community Library. Call Michelle at 796-2281.

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.

Heartsaver® CPR & AED Class, 8 a.m. to noon, Community Education Center, 901 Dominion Dr., Hudson. $10 per person. Call 715-531-6588 or register online at

Republican Party of St. Croix County will be holding its Caucus at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Hudson Public Library, 911 Fourth St. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions please e-mail

Willow River Riders Saddle Club will be holding their 6th Annual Tack Swap and Sale at the St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Deb Hagen at 715-549-5416.

Kids Against Hunger, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 2355 Clark Road, Dresser. Help make food packets for hungry children around the world. Call Sonja for more information at 715-755-2515.

Nickolas' Gift Pool Tournament at Johnnies Bar in River Falls. The pool tournament will begin at noon with raffled items every half hour from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m. To participate in the pool tournament, donate raffle items or monetary donations please contact Dawn Borchardt at 715-760-1966. Nickolas' Gift is a non-profit organization servicing local hospitals by providing bags containing essential items for parents of critical birth infants.

March 1

Celebrate Recovery a Christian based recovery program, 6-8 p.m., Prairieview Covenant Church, 1396 210th Ave., New Richmond. Call 715-294-3013 or 651-491-8691 for more information.

Basics of Burning your Prairie, 1 p.m., Warren Town Hall, 720 112th St., Roberts. Bill Ramsden, a burn boss for the Minnesota chapter of The Nature Conservancy, will present a 3-4 hour classroom session on fire. Cost: free to members, $25 for non-members (become a member for $25) Space limited, reservations required. Contact Barb Bend, or 715-749-3579.

March 2

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

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 258 N. Third St., New Richmond. 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.

Look Good...Feel Better. Cosmetology professionals help patients in cancer treatment with makeup application, dry skin, discolored nails, choice and care of a wig, scarves, turbans and hats. A free program sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation and the National Cosmetic Association. Call 715-243-7247.

My Turn to Care. 6-7:30 p.m., E.M. Drury Conference Center, Westfields Hospital, 535 Hospital Road, New Richmond. Support group for people caring for elderly parents or those struggling to find resources to keep parents safe at home. For information call 715-243-7287.

March 3

Caring for Someone with Memory Loss, an Overview of Memory Loss. Presented by Stan Smith, M.D., 10 a.m.-noon, Conference Room 1, Stillwater Medical Group Main Campus, 1500 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater. Cost is $20 per session or $60 for four. Call 651-789-4007.

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

March 4

Monthly Gathering to Address Stuttering, 5 p.m., UW-River Falls, in Room B-18, Wyman Education Building. Dr. Jerry Halvorson, a retired UW-River Falls speech professor and clinician, will facilitate this gathering and share his unique perspective. E-mail to be put on a list to receive monthly reminders of this event. Contact Dr. Halvorson at 715-792-2863 if you have further questions or need additional information.