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The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Hudson from 1-7 p.m. Monday, May 4, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St. For an appointment, call Jan at (715) 381-0035 or visit and search by ZIP code 54016. Identification is required.


Another bloodmobile is from 1-7 p.m. Monday, May 11, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 880 Neal Ave. S. (County 71), Afton. For an appointment, call (651) 436-6597.

Water births

A free informational meeting for parents who are expecting a baby and are considering a water birth is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Pathways Chiropractic in Hudson. Many area hospitals offer this method of delivery with either midwives or doctors. There will also be information about birth coaches. For more information, visit or call Angie at (715) 338-2880.


The St. Croix County Department of Public Health is holding immunization clinics at its office in New Richmond, 1445 N. Fourth St., from noon-4 p.m. Monday, May 4, 11 (noon-5 p.m.) and 18. Various vaccines are available. Hepatitis B for adults must be pre-ordered; call (715) 246-8330.

Public Health also offers low-cost reproductive health services, (715) 246-8365; well-child screening, (715) 246-8369; and WIC services (Women Infant Children nutrition program), (715) 246-8359. More information is available at

Health Improvement Process

The St. Croix County Community Health Improvement Process Committee is asking county residents to voice their views and opinions by responding to a community health needs assessment. Some homes will receive the assessment, which is also available in county libraries, hospitals and public health offices beginning next week. The surveys should be returned by May 18. For more information, call Karen at (715) 531-6056.

Hospital seminars

Hudson Hospital & Clinics Health Resource Center is offering classes and seminars. For more information, call (715) 531-6250 or visit

Free seminars in hospital conference center; registration recommended, (715) 531-6250:

  • Considering Facial Plastic Surgery or Cosmetic Treatment? Tuesday, May 5, 6:30-8 p.m.;
  • High Blood Pressure: How do I know if I have it? Monday, May 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • An Evening of Zen! Three Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure, Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. learn meditations, light movement and nutrition tips to deal with stress and reduce high blood pressure.

    Babysitting skills classes July 13 and 14, 9 a.m.-noon, for youth ages 11 years or older; class size is limited (must attend both days). A $35 registration fee includes materials, snacks and beverage. To register, call Paige Lewis at (715) 531-6029.

    Yoga classes with instructor Renee Lindquist:

  • Yoga for Seniors is Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Drop-in rate is $15 per session, $100 for 10-class punch card.
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga is Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Ashtanga Yoga is Mondays, 9-10:30 a.m. Drop in rate is $20 per session, $120 for 10-class punch card. Call for start times and locations.

    To register call (715) 531-6250.

    Heart classes

    Offered by Hudson Hospital & Clinics and St. Croix EMS. Pre-registration required. For more information, call (715) 531-6588 or visit to view full class schedule. The following American Heart Association classes are $10/person including materials. Includes basic techniques of adult, child and infant CPR, first aid for choking, and how to use an automated external defibrillator.

  • Heartsaver CPR & AED (May 2, 13 and 28, times vary). Certification provided.
  • Family and Friends CPR (May 19, 6:30-9 p.m.). No certification.
  • Heartsaver CPR for Teens (June 17, 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.). For middle and high school students seeking certification. Groups of friends welcome.

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