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Skate park opens for summer

The Royalty Wheel Park at the St. Croix Valley YMCA will open for the season June 12. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Participants may buy daily, monthly and season passes. An earlier skate time is from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays for riders ages 12 and under. For more information, contact the YMCA at (715) 386-1616 or

Girl Scouts hold day camp

A day camp for Girl Scouts is scheduled Aug. 10-14 at Rolling Ridges camp in Hudson. Participants will do traditional camp activities, work on Try-Its and Badges and learn about Girl Scouting around the world. Girl Scout Juniors may also canoe and try archery. For more information, go to (click on Camp Brochures and Forms at the top), or contact Julie "JuJu Bee" Markie, camp director, at

Shooting class set for women

The Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club will sponsor a National Rifle Association's Women On Target trap-shooting clinic June 25 and 27. The classroom session June 25 begins at 7 p.m. and the range-day-session June 27 begins at 9:30 a.m. Class will be limited to 20 women. The clinic features training in the safe handling of shotguns to help participants learn the fundamentals of shooting clay pigeons in a relaxing environment. The cost is $35 per person and includes equipment. To register, mail a check (payable to the Hudson Rod & Gun Club) to Hudson Rod & Gun, PO Box 83, Hudson WI 54016. For more information, contact Paul St. Ores at (715) 381-7203, (651) 226-8723 or (put Women On Target in e-mail subject line).

Animal group meets

St. Croix Animal Friends will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Hudson. For more information, go to or call (715) 386-8379.

St. Joe seeks Internet survey

The town of St. Joseph is conducting a survey of residents' interest in obtaining Internet service. Most of the town does not have any option for service. Go to and respond by June 22. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is also conducting a survey regarding this issue - go to For more information, call Debbie Alms, (715) 549-6354.

Volunteer event kicks off

Community Thread is starting what it hopes is an annual service event Saturday, June 20, engaging volunteers in service projects at 10 non-profit organizations in the St. Croix Valley on both sides of the river. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Lucy Winton Athletic Fields in Lakeland, Minn., with volunteers departing to one of 10 service sites for a day of volunteer work, ending at 3 p.m. with ice cream and visiting. The Hudson sites are Bridge for Youth With Disabilities and Hudson Middle School. Cost is $10 per person, $25 per family. More information is available at or (651) 439-7434.

Beekeepers meet June 11

The St. Croix County Beekeepers meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the county agriculture office, 1960 Eighth Ave., Baldwin. The next meeting is June 11 (tonight). An incorrect date ran in last week's Star-Observer.