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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 www.ymcatwincities.org.

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 http://gsdaycampcc.clubspaces.com (click on Camp Brochures and Forms at the top), or contact Julie "JuJu Bee" Markie, camp director, at gsdaycampcc@hotmail.com.

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 pstores@aol.com (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 www.stcroixanimalfriends.org 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 www.townofstjoseph.com/#InternetSurvey2329 and respond by June 22. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is also conducting a survey regarding this issue - go to http://psc.wi.gov/recoveryAct/sfBroadband.htm. 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 www.volunteercvs.org 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.

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