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Around Town, March 12 - 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.

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.

March 12

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.

Jill Schreck, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, will be hosting a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. at The Bean Bag Coffee Shop, 245 B S. Knowles Avenue, New Richmond.

AA Meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Lowrey Hotel and Cafe, 116 W. Third St., New Richmond. Start time is 5:45 pm.

St. Croix County Democratic Party meeting, 7 p.m., Sports Club, 601 Second St., Hudson. The April 7 Spring Election will be the topic of discussion. For more information, visit our Web site at www.westernwisconsindemo or call 715-381-9600. 

March 13

Health & Wellness Speaker Series at The Centre, 428 S. Starr Ave., New Richmond. Westfields Hospital and The Centre present health topics for seniors on the second Friday of the month. This month's topic is caring for others. Potluck begins at 12:30 p.m. Program follows at 1:15 p.m. Open to the Public. Membership not required.

Card Party, 7 p.m., American Legion, Wall Street/County CC, New Richmond. Admission is $2, lunch served by American Legion Auxillary.

Women Unwind- Creativity and Culture, 6-10 p.m. From 6-7 p.m., use wood to unleash your inner artist at Messes and Masterpieces, 215 N. Knowles Ave., New Richmond. Cost is $8 per person. After 7 p.m., go across the street to the SPACE for a Celebration of Creativity.

A Celebration of Creativity, 6-10 p.m., The SPACE, a centre for creativity, 156 High St., New Richmond. Artists include Rhonda Willers, CathyJean Clark and Lisa Arnold. Free. Call 715-246-3180.

March 14

Pathways Scrapbook for a Cause, noon to midnight, cost $15, Pathways Family Chiropractic Office, 86 Coulee Rd. Suite 201, Hudson, proceeds benefit Turningpoint. No experience necessary! Dinner and snacks, complimentary adjustment, materials to purchase from Close To My Heart. RSVP by March 10 by calling 715-386-2424.

March 15

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.

March 16

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. Guests welcome.

March 17

Caring for Someone with Memory Loss, Effective Communication with Medical Folks. Presented by Joan Knuesel, FamilyMeans and Stan Smith, M.D., 10 a.m.-noon, Conference Room 1, Stillwater Medical Group Main Campus, 1500 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater. Cost is $20. Call 651-789-4007 for more information.

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

Sjoland Lodge 5-635, Sons of Norway will meet at 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 240 Elm St. W., Amery. A video, "Where the Home Fires Died" about the fjord country will be shown. Call Pat at 268-2890 for more information.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Mass at 11 a.m., dinner follows, St. Patrick's Church, Erin Prairie. Music provided by The Erin Prairie Folk Group. Cost is $7 per person, 5 and younger are free. For more information, call 715-246-4652.

March 18

Diabetic Support & Information Session, Pre-Diabetes, Part II -- more of the basics of diabetes. Special event: chair massages available courtesy of Westfields Hospital. Free and open to the public. Sessions held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm Location: The Deerfield Commons, 1127 W. Eighth St., New Richmond. Contact Westfields Hospital diabetic educator at 715-243-7202 for more information.

March 19

New Richmond Area 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 Deb at 246-0759 or Heather at 612-310-0291 for more information.

Recreating Life's Activities, part four in Exploring Caregiving Techniques series, 10 a.m.-noon, Room 1281, Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson. This session explores activities to create a meaningful day. Call 715-835-7050 or 800-372-2333 for more information.

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.

March 20-21

Greater Tuna, 7:30 p.m., The SPACE, a centre for creativity, 156 High St., New Richmond.