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Around Town: April 16 - 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.

April 16

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

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St., River Falls. Speaker Sandy Burleigh will talk in detail about Native Americans in St. Croix County. Members of SCVGS will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. to help with genealogy research. 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 more information.

Autistic License, 7 p.m., Hudson High School Auditorium, 1501 Vine St., Hudson. Reservations required; call 715-381-8454 or e-mail Free will donations taken at the door. "Autistic License" is a powerful production about autism and the family experience, written by Stacey Dinner-Levin, the mother of a son with autism. See

April 17-18

Varied Variations, 8 p.m., The SPACE, 156 High Street, New Richmond. Varied Variations is collaboration like no other featuring a musician (Clare Harmon), a dancer (Melissa Huber) and a painter (Laura Fitzgerald). Tickets are $15 each and are available online at or by calling 715-246-3180.

Annual Rummage Sale, sponsored by Cross Lutheran Church. Hours on Friday are 1-8 p.m., Saturday from 8-11 a.m. On Saturday, fill a garbage bag $2. Roberts Park Building, 312 N. Park St., Roberts.

April 18

Lutheran Women's Ministry League Expo, 8:30 a.m. registration, opening devotion at 9 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 214 N. Street W., Deer Park. Cost is $5. Food shelf items will be collected, babysitters available. Call 269-5126 to sign up for a babysitter or for information.

Willow River Riders will be doing trail maintenance and clean-up of the horse trails at Eau Galle Recreation Area in Spring Valley. The group will meet at the Highland Ridge Horse Campground on Dugan Road at 9 a.m. and divide into work groups from there. A potluck will follow the clean-up at the horse campground about noon. Tools needed include chain saws, shovels, rakes, trimmers and nippers. For more information or directions, contact Lori Elhorn at 715-684-9631 or Deb Hagen at 715-5416.

Turtle Lake FFA Alumni Auction, 10 a.m., Turtle Lake School Bus Garage, at Hwy. 8 and Poplar St., Turtle Lake. To consign items, contact Don at 822-8633 or Dave at 986-2304. No TVs or junk.

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

Meat Raffle Benefit for Riley Stearns, 2 p.m., Gibby's Lanes, 546 Industrial Blvd., 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.

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!" Visitors can participate in hikes, outdoor games and booths, the climbing tower and a geocaching event.

Silent Messengers dramatic clowning group, 2 p.m., St. Croix Health Center Nursing Home, 1445 N Fourth St., New Richmond. This service is a dramatic clowning presentation of the life of Jesus Christ, and is entitled "Celebrate Our Savior!" Open to the public. A free will offering.

New Richmond Heritage Center Spring Program/Membership Meeting, featuring Marilyn Duerst, 6 p.m., New Richmond Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond. Dessert and coffee will be served before the program and short business meeting which includes an update of activities at the Heritage Center. Duerst will tell about education in Namibia, Africa where her daughter teaches. This event is free and open to all. Questions? Call 715-246-3276.

April 20

Free Clothing Event, 2-6 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 2355 Clark Road, Dresser. For more information, call 715-755-2515.

April 21

Suffocate Fashion Show, reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m., show begins at 8, The Lab Theater in Minneapolis' North Loop, 700 N. First St., Minneapolis. Laura Fulk, New Richmond, will debut her new spring collection along with Melissa Breitenfeldt and Jay Langer.

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

Coffee and Careers, 10 a.m. to noon at the Job Center, 625 Whitetail Blvd., Suite 120, River Falls.