Blood drives set
Two American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled in the area. To make an appointment, contact the Red Cross at (800) GIVE-LIFE or visit givebloodgivelife.org.
Bridge has parent session
Bridge for Youth with Disabilities is holding a free parent education session, “Safeguard Your Child’s Future,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Bridge location, First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St. The goal of these sessions is to demystify the future planning process and make it manageable. The speaker will identify the family members, caregivers and others who will play a key role in this process. Parents will leave with specific tools and steps they can use to put into place the necessary safeguards for their child’s future. For more information, call Bridge at (715) 381-8230.
Moms group sale set
The Hudson Moms Group is having a community garage sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 502 County UU. More than a dozen members are expected to participate, generating hundreds items for sale including kids clothes, toys, maternity wear, adult clothing, household items and more. The rain date is the following Saturday, May 3. The Hudson Moms Group is a local support group for mothers and their children. For more information, visit www.hudsonmomsgroup.org.
Donation in honor of Hogan
The 3M foundation has donated $400 to the Willow River State Park Organization for Wildlife Learning in recognition of Jim Hogan’s volunteer service. Hogan has donated more than 30 hours to the OWLs. As a volunteer he has served on the OWLs board and helped with events at the park. “3M employees and retirees donate many thousands of hours to their communities each year,” said Alex Cirillom, vice president of 3M community affairs. “We are pleased to recognize and support their commitment to helping others.”
Sign up forsummer care
Summer registration is filling up for Hudson Backpackers, a School Age Care summer program for children in pre-K through grade 6. Hours are 6:05 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday with locations at Willow River and Hudson Prairie Elementary schools. Activities include weekly field trips, art, math, science, cooking, music, foreign language, theater classes and more. Registration is available at all SAC sites and at the Community Services office, 421 Oak St. (side entrance at Willow River School). For more information, call Michelle Hagen at (715) 377-3720.
Chess night started
Anybody interested in playing Chess is welcome to participate in Chess Enthusiast Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Hudson Bagel, 800 Carmichael Road. Anyone ages 5 and up is welcome, of any experience level. Those attending should bring a board. For more information, (715) 549-5379.
Model horse show returns
A Breyer Midwest Tour Event is scheduled Saturday, April 26, at the Best Western Hudson House Inn, 1616 Crest View Drive. The show starts after the 8:30 a.m. breakfast. Susan Blank of Hudson, owner of Horse’n Around, is hosting the tour, which features collectible model horses, speakers, events for children, auctions and more. For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/breyermidwesttourstop/index.htm or call Blank at (715) 386-6539.
Relay meat raffle set
The Cloud Walkers Relay For Life team has a meat raffle Saturday, April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at GB Curlys in Burkhardt. The team is raising money in support of the Hudson Relay For Life set for June 20-21 at Newton Field at E.P. Rock Elementary School.
County seeks candidates
St. Croix County is accepting applications for 2008 Fairest of the Fair, a position that serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the county fair?
Any individual, male or female, who is and has been a resident of St. Croix County for at least one year prior to entry, and at least 18 years old by Jan. 1, 2009, is eligible to apply. The winner will serve a one-year term promoting the fair. He or she will also receive a cash award and an all-expense-paid trip to the state competition. Applications are available at www.stcroixcofair.com or by e-mailing lmueller24(a)yahoo.com. For more information, call Lori Mueller at (715) 749-4187. The application deadline is May 15.
Sierra Club meets
The St. Croix Valley Interstate Group of the Sierra Club is meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the lobby of the Hudson Municipal Building, 911 Fourth St. From there members will leave to plant trees on both sides of the river — bring gloves, shovels and clothes to get dirty. The meeting is open to the public. At dusk, the group will gather at the Bungalow Restaurant and Bar, just north of I-94 and Minnesota Hwy. 95 in Lakeland for a brief business meeting and refreshments. For more information, call Carol Hardin at (715) 386-7032.
Get prescription assistance
The “Help is Here Express” bus tour will be in Hudson from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, stopping at Hudson Hospital, 405 Stageline Road, to help uninsured and financially struggling Wisconsinites access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. For more information, contact PPA at www.pparx.org or (888) 4PPA-NOW.