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Area events nov. 5-12

Catch quilt show Nov. 7, 8

The Hudson Heritage Quilters' Guild is hosting its ninth biennial quilt show, Patchwork Harvest, Nov. 7-8 at Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Over 200 quilts will be on display ranging from large bed quilts, miniatures and quilted clothing. The event also features guest lectures and a raffle. Admission is $5. Concessions are available.

For more information, contact Rhonda Polen at (715) 749-3851 or go to

Chorale presents Bach Cantata

Bethel Chorale presents Cantata 100 by J.S. Bach: "Whatever God Ordains is Right" sung in English at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St. Everyone is welcome. There will be a free-will donation.

Register for community ed classes

The following classes are available through Hudson School District Community Education. For more information, call (715) 377-3722 or go to

--Detoxify Your Home and Body with Jelaine Tiffany, Nov. 12,7:8 p.m.,$15.

--Balance Hormones, Weight & Cholesterol with Jelaine Tiffany, Nov. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., $20.

--Group Hypnosis with Mary Fischer, Nov. 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $60.

--Computer Classes with Alice Farago: Address and Return Label Workshop; Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m.

--Clip Art and Graphics in MS PowerPoint and Word, Nov. 23, 6-9 p.m. $20 per class.

Bridge has bingo night

Bridge For Youth with Disabilities invites youth and adults with disabilities ages 6th grade and up to Vine Street Bridge Club

on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. at 1901 Vine St. for an evening of turkey bingo. Refreshments will be served. Parents/ caregivers are not required to stay, however they must sign in their child/ adult for the evening's activities. Admission is $1 for Bridge members, all others $3. For more information, call (715)381-8230.

Shop at weekend bazaar

Holiday Weekend Bazaar, sponsored by Bear Buddies Educational Resources and Child Development Center, opened this weekend at the old Bear Buddies building located two blocks south of the Hudson post office. Among the variety of items featured are knock-off brand name purses, wallets, and sunglasses; old barn wood garden sheds; antique furniture, tools, and coins. Other items include mittens, wickless candles, Tastefully Simple gourmet food, vintage and handcrafted jewelry, plus a snack bar with muffins, bars, coffee, and hot apple cider.

The bazaar will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. through Dec. 20. New vendors are added weekly with a few spots still open for crafters who have a spare weekend.

The bazaar is a fundraising event for Bear Buddies Educational Resources. For more information call Dianne at (715) 220-0132 or Krista at (715) 220-2365.

Volunteers needed

St. Croix Valley SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) is seeking client support volunteers, 21 years old or older, to work on an on-call basis and provide support for victims of sexual assault during interviews and the forensic examination process. All shift times are available.

Interested volunteers will receive initial and on-going training by the team's professional staff, with monthly staff meetings available and required.

Call Erin McNiff, Client Services coordinator at (715)425-6443 or send an e-mail to for more information.

Parents night out

The YMCA is offering Parent's Night Out from 4-8 p.m. on Nov 21.

The St Croix Valley will provide activities and dinner for children ages 1-10. Cost is $15 per child for Y members and $20 for non-members.

Call (715) 386-1616 for more information or to register.

Help is out there for fall yard work

Youth and adult volunteers from Youth Action Hudson are available to help seniors and others with raking and other yard work on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Anyone interested in participating should come to Hudson High School to be assigned. Those not interested in doing yard work, can participate in a "group knit-off" to provide hats and mittens for those in need. That group will also meet at the high school. Material will be provided. To get help for yard clean-up or to volunteer contact YAH at (715)386-9803.

Try HOME for Thanksgiving dinner

The Hudson Outreach Meal for Everyone Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 19, at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St., from 5-6:30 p.m. There will be music during the dinner hour and babysitting is available. A complete turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be furnished by Pete and Laura Foster of Barkers and San Pedro Cafe. The dinner will be served by Rotary volunteers. The meals are free and open to anyone and are held the first and third Thursday of every month. Organizers say they many people will attend to enjoy good food and conversation. For more information about the H.O.M.E dinners, to volunteer or to make a donation, call Ruth Lewis at (715)425-9766.

St. Pat's craft show

Local artists will be offering their handmade wares this weekend at St. Patrick Church's, "Work of our Hands" craft show. Hosted by the Parish Council of Catholic Women, the annual craft fair highlights locally made products, including petsox, felted hats, aprons, rugs, jewelry, holiday cookies, woodworking, jams and many other unique and practical gift items.

Hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, in the lower level of the church, 1500 Vine St. Admission is $1 and includes raffle tickets. Martha Stewart's chicken dumpling soup, breads, apples and bars will be available for purchase.

Monster Movie Madness

The next program is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Community Room. Silent films are featured this year. The November selection is the 1923 silent horror classic based on Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

This movie series is free and is intended for ages 13 and up. It is not appropriate for children. A cake decorated to match the movie is served.

The program is facilitated by Jimmy the Monster Movie Man, who will present a short informational program before the movie and lead a discussion afterwards. The projection screen presentation of classic horror films are shown on the second Wednesday of each month. They are sponsored by the Hudson Area Joint Library. For more information call (715) 386-3101 or e-mail Carol Hardin at

NR high school presents 'Grease'

The New Richmond Music and Theater Departments will present the musical "Grease is the Word!"

Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Nov 15 at the New Richmond Little Theater. For tickets call (715) 243-1239 or e-mail

Join theater group

Bridge Theater will host a reading of "Cabin Fever" at the Freight House Nightclub, on Monday evening Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

This is a free performance, consisting of experienced and beginning actors, reading a total of 13 characters, featured in the three acts of the play. According to the play writer Jim Blaha, "The setting for 'Cabin Fever' is in the beautiful mountains of Montana beginning in the 1800s. Then the play transitions the setting to the early 1900s."

Anyone interested in getting a part to read may call(651) 439-5017.