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Around Town, April 23 - May 2

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 23

Master Gardeners St. Croix Valley will hear Heidi Doering, master gardener and plant manager with Syngenta, discuss colorful groupings of plants to include in mixed combination planters. The meeting will be held at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St., River Falls, starting at 6:45 p.m., with the speaker at 7:15 p.m. E-mail for more information.

Swiss Steak Dinner and Bake Sale, 4:30-6:30 p.m., West Immanuel Church, 447 180th St., Osceola. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and younger.

April 24

United Fire and Rescue Smelt Fry, 4-8:30 p.m., American Legion, 410 Maple St., Baldwin. All you can eat smelt served, with beans, coleslaw, chips, bread, beverages and coffee. Free will donation. Proceeds to to the Baldwin Station Equipment Fund.

Walk for Diabetes, 5-9 p.m., St. Croix Central High School, 1751 Broadway St., Hammond. Sponsored by the Junior Girl Scouts of Troop 51932. For more information or to register see Click on "School Walkers Register" in the lower right corner and search for "St. Croix Central."

April 25

Hammond Arts Alliance Earth Day Show, 5-9 p.m., Foster Art Vault, located in the basement of Associated Bank, 915 Davis St., Hammond. Twelve artists will display their "found art" creations. From 8-11 p.m., The Old Delugers jug band will play at the Hammond Hotel, 820 Davis St., Hammond. For more information, e-mail Paulette at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday also.

April 26

A new pro-life Christian group will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. The group's primary focus will be Bible-based education promoting the sanctity of life. Pro-life supporters are welcome to attend the meeting at St. Croix Valley Cabinetry, 476 County Road A, Hudson. For further information, contact Jodi at 651-271-7063.

April 27

Relay For Life Team Captain Roundtable, 6:30 p.m., Westfields Hospital, 535 Hospital Road, New Richmond. Please bring with you: team roster (with T-shirt sizes), completed registration forms for each team member, $150 registration fee (if you have not paid already) and a list of your Relay For Life questions. For more information, contact Kellie Burrows at 715-832-6541 or kellie.burrows@can

April 28

St. Croix Riders Saddle Club will be at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse located south of Baldwin at the intersection of Hwy. 63 and Co. Rd. N. Members are asked to come at 6:30 to clean up the clubhouse and grounds for our May shows. Remember to hand in your candy bar money. For more information on becoming a member call 715-684-9189 or visit our Web site at

April 29

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. Coffee and Careers offers you an opportunity to network with other job seekers and provides you the motivation and support to succeed in your job search. There is no cost and no need to register. If you would like more information, contact us at 715-426-0388.

Self Defense and Protection Seminar, 7 p.m., 1830C Hanley Place, Hudson, (next to the hockey arena). Topics covered will be self-protection skills, how not to be a victim, recognizing a predator, question and answer session and more. Cost: $20 suggested donation. Space is limited, call 715-377-1584 or 651-308-8673.

Once Upon a Tree presented by the Pierce County Ecumenical Choir, 7:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Germain St., Somerset. "Once Upon a Tree" is the story of life that leads the audience through the range of human experience as the story of Jesus is told. A free will offering will be collected, refreshments following.

April 30

Last Comic Laughing...IV, 7 p.m., The SPACE, 156 High St., New Richmond. Watch local amateur comedians take the stage, many for the first time, after they have honed their comedic skills for six weeks with teacher/comedian Scott Novotny. It's a gas of a night that sells out quickly! Tickets are $10. Call 715-246-3180 or visit www.thespace for more information.

May 1

May Day Folk Dance, 7-10 p.m., Community Center, 519 280th St., Osceola. The Rush River Ramblers, caller Corey Mahon. All abilities and ages welcome. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Proceeds benefit Community Homestead programs. Call Christine for more information at 715-294-3038.

May 2

St. Croix Valley Bird Club, 10 a.m., River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St., River Falls. Charlie Kemper will talk about banding songbirds. For more information, call Mary at 425-7417, Ed at 425-8017, Keith at 749-3603 or Jim at 425-6981.

Farmstead Flea Market, Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond. Hours are Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m. Flea markets run until Oct. 25. For more information, call 246-3276 or visit

Free Skin Cancer Screening, 8 a.m.-noon, New Richmond Clinic, 551 Hospital Road, New Richmond. Call 715-243-7277 for appointments. Appointment slots fill quickly. Limited number of walk-in appointments will be available during the event. Co-hosted by Westfields Hospital Specialty Clinic and WWMA-New Richmond Clinic.

Raise the Woof Animal Walk, registration at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m., Mary Park, New Richmond. Proceeds benefit the St. Croix Animal Friends. For more information, go to