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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.

March 19

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.

Youth Lacrosse Information and Registration for grades 2-10, 6-8 p.m., Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Road, Hudson. For more information, e-mail or call Rick at 715-381-0320.

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St., River Falls. Linda Coffin will present "Publishing Your Family History Using Web-Based Tools." From 6:30-7 p.m. SCVGS members will be available to help anyone with problems or beginning genealogy. Contact Darcy with questions at 715-425-9978.

March 21

Pierce County 4-H Horse Project Fund Raising Kickoff Dinner and Dance, 4 p.m., Spring Valley Banquet Hall. For more information, call 715-781-1110, or e-mail Lisa at or Sue at

Meat Raffle, 4-8 p.m., Sidetrack Saloon, 112 W. Main St., Roberts. Proceeds go to the Hazel Mackin Community Library building fund. Call 749-3849 for more information.

"Second Saturday" dance series featuring old-time string band Poor Benny, 7-10 p.m., River Falls Academy, West Maple Street, River Falls. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for 12 and younger. Refreshments available for purchase. Call Thomas at 715-425-2137 for more information.

March 22

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.

"Abortion: A Christian Response," 10 a.m., Harvestime Outreach Church, 457 Jacobs Lane, Hudson. The talk will be presented by Julie Weber, author, licensed reverend and founder of Liberate Ministries. For information visit or call 386-4057.

March 23

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. Fellowship of men and women who are seeking recovery from compulsive eating. Call C.J. at 715-248-7766.

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

DivorceCare, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 722 Seminole Ave., Osceola. Divorce recovery seminar and support group. Call 715-294-4222 or 651-214-5251 after 5 p.m. for details, or e-mail

March 24

Caring for Someone with Memory Loss, Legal Issues. Presented by Jeff Schmidt, Attorney at Law, 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.

Free lecture, "Afraid of losing your job because of your health? What can you do about it?" by Jeff Mason, D.C. Friday Library, 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Mason at 246-9418.

Cancer Survivors' Support Group, join other cancer survivors to share information and support at Westfields Hospital on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the E.M. Drury conference center from 4:30-6 p.m.

March 26

"Taste of the Vineyards" wine tasting event for WITC-New Richmond scholarships.The event is set from 5-8 p.m. at The SPACE, 136 High St., New Richmond. Participants may sample 20 different wines, while they enjoy hors d'oeuvres, live music and bid in a silent auction. All proceeds go toward scholarships awarded at the WITC-New Richmond campus. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 246-6561, ext. 4217.