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Around Town, April 2 - 13

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.

April 2

The Dallas Brass will perform in the Amery High School Auditorium, 555 Minneapolis Ave. S., at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $18 and student/senior tickets are $16.

St. Croix County Democratic Party will join the Pierce County Democratic Party for a meeting at the River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) at 7 p.m. The speaker is Bill Christofferson, author of "The Man From Clear Lake; Earth Day Founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson," a biography. For information, go to or call 715-381-9600. 

April 3

Active Older Adult Health and Wellness Series at The Centre, "The ABCs of Cancer." Presented by Debb Hallingstad, RN, certified in oncology nursing. Learn about current guidelines for cancer prevention. Free and open to the public. Membership to The Centre is not required. Potluck begins at 12:30. Program at 1:15 p.m.

Somerset Middle School Drama department presents "The Universe and Other Stuff" by Stephen Murray. Come join us on April 3 at 7 p.m., April 4 at 7 p.m., or Sunday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Somerset Middle School Burgundy Room. Tickets are available at the door $5 for adults, $3 for students and children.

Ten Mile Creek, 8 p.m., The SPACE, 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, Tom Nirmaier. Free. Call 715-246-3180 or visit www.thespaceforcreativ for more information.

April 3-4

"Gooney Bird Greene," presented by the River Falls Community Theatre. The play will be performed at the Meyer Middle School Auditorium, 230 N. Ninth St., on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. Advance tickets available at Dish & the Spoon.

April 4

Spring Breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1250 Broadway St., Hammond. Free will donation admission. There will be a silent auction. Proceeds go to the Hammond Community Library. Call 796-2281 for more information.

Pavilion Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond. Call 246-3276 for more information.

Gem and Mineral Show. The St. Croix Rockhounds Club is holding an educational gem and mineral show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valley Creek Mall in Woodbury, Minn. Club members will display their rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and equipment. The event is free and open to the public. E-mail for information.

The Easter Bunny will be at Inside Out Playground, 240 Wisconsin Drive, New Richmond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. J.A.D. Photography will be on hand for pictures. Get a 5x7 picture with a donation to the MS Walk-A-Thon. Call 246-3007 for more information.

Hudson Hockey Association Spaghetti Dinner, 5-10 p.m., Village Inn, North Hudson. Prices are: adults $10, kids 6-17 $8, 5 and younger are free. For further information visit

April 5

Lion Wilson Foster Memorial Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Roberts Park Building, Roberts. Proceeds to go to the Hazel Mackin Community Library building fund. For more information, visit

April 6

My Turn to Care, support group for people caring for elderly parents or those struggling to find resources to keep parents safe at home. Free and open to the public. Meets regularly on the first Monday of the month. Time: 6-7:30 p.m. at the hospital conference center, 535 Hospital Road, New Richmond. For more information call 715-243-7287.

April 7

Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, Star Prairie. Free will offering.

April 8

Coffee and Careers, 10 a.m. to noon at the Job Center, 625 Whitetail Blvd, Suite 120, River Falls. Stop by for a cup of coffee and join our ongoing conversation about today's job market. There is no cost and no need to register. If you would like more information, contact us at 715-426-0388.

St. Croix Valley Job Center, 625 Whitetail Blvd, Suite 120, River Falls, is offering an informational session for laid off workers on 1-2 p.m. Future sessions are scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Contact us at 715-426-0388.

April 9

Jill Schreck, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, will be hosting a coffee club from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at The Bean Bag Coffee Shop, 245 B. S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond. The coffee club is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisors provide an update on the stock market and the economy in a relaxed environment.

Crane Count organizational meeting, 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street. Participants will select survey sites and receive observation forms and instructions. From more information, call Keith at 715-425-6405 or e-mal

April 13

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 54 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Chapter 54 building located underneath the airport rotating beacon at the Lake Elmo Airport. Please use the south entrance to the airport. Anyone interested in learning about general aviation is cordially invited to attend. Visit us online at