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Around Town, April 9 - 22

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 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.

Easter Bunny visit at the Gables Care Center from 3:30-5 p.m. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy free refreshments. Children and adults of all ages are welcome! Join us at 505 W. Eighth St., New Richmond. Call 246-6851 for more.

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-mail

April 10

Health and Wellness Speaker Series, 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. Potluck begins at 12:30 p.m., program at 1:15 p.m. Open to public. Membership not required.

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. Use the south entrance to the airport. Anyone interested in learning about general aviation is invited to attend. Visit online at

April 14

"Diabetes and your Feet," 6:30-8 p.m., Pine Room at Hudson Hospital, 400 Wisconsin St., Hudson. Dr. Melanie Berg will speak about diagnosis and treatment of foot problems. Call 715-386-9322 for more information.

April 15

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. Coffee and Careers is an informal, drop-in job club open to the public. There is no cost and no need to register. If you would like more information, contact us at 715-426-0388.

Diabetic Support and Information Session, Free and open to the public. Sessions held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., The Deerfield Commons, 1127 W. Eighth St., New Richmond. Contact Westfields Hospital diabetic educator at 715-243-7202 for more information. Guest speaker on April 15 --  Dr. Lynnelle Gabriel, foot and ankle surgeon will present "Take Care of Your Feet."

April 16

Alpha Course, 5:45 p.m., Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Road, Hudson. Visit for more information.

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St., River Falls. Speaker Sandy Burleigh of Eau Claire will speak in detail about Native Americans in St. Croix County. She has been involved in pioneer research in St. Croix County for over 25 years. Members of SCVGS will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. to help with genealogy research and problems. Any questions contact Darcy at 425-9978 or

April 17

Card Party, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Wall Street/County CC, New Richmond. Admission is $2, lunch will be served by the American Legion Auxiliary. Games played will be 500 and euchre.

Regional representative to Herb Kohl holding office hours, 2:30-3:30 p.m., New Richmond Civic Center, 156 E. First St., New Richmond. No appointment is necessary. Call the Eau Claire office at 715-832-8424 for information.

April 18

Meat Raffle Benefit for Riley Stearns, 2 p.m., Gibby's Lanes, 546 Industrial Boulevard, New Richmond. Riley is awaiting a heart transplant at Children's Hospital. Hosted by the Star Prairie Lions. Call Cindy Gibson at 248-3226 for more information.

Croix Chordsmen Chorus, shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Stillwater Area High School Auditorium, 5701 Stillwater Blvd. N., Stillwater. For more details, visit www.stcroixva

April 19

St. Croix County Earth Day Celebration, 1-5 p.m., Hosted at YMCA Camp St. Croix, 532 Cty Rd F, Hudson. The programs and activities are focused toward grade school age children. This year's theme is: "Water, It's what it's about!" In addition, visitors can participate in hikes, outdoor games and booths, the climbing tower and a geocaching event.

Heritage Center Spring Program, 6-7:30 p.m., 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond. Dessert, refreshments and program. Call 246-3276 or visit for more information.

April 20

Free Clothing Event, 2-6 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 2355 Clark Road, Dresser. Free clothing, suitable for spring and summer wear, will be available to the general public. For more information, call 715-755-2515.

April 21

Sjoland Lodge 5-635 Sons of Norway, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 240 Elm St. W., Amery. A DVD of children taking part in Barnebirkie will be shown. Call Pat at 268-2890 for more.

April 22

St. Croix Valley Job Fair, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., WITC New Richmond, 1019 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond. Call the St. Croix Valley Job Center at 715-426-0388 for more information.