Neighborhood Watch program in NH
The North Hudson Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the North Hudson Village Hall, 400 Seventh St. N.
All North Hudson residents are invited to attend. For more information, call Adam Sack at (651) 338-3834.
Second-half taxes due
The second half of the 2008 real estate tax is due by July 31.
Payment may be made by mail to Laurie A. Noble, St. Croix County Treasurer, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson WI 54016.
Payment may also be made in person at the county treasurer’s office in the Government Center, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a night depository on the building, which will deposit directly into the treasurer's office for after-hour payments.
Get shots for school
The St. Croix County Department of Public Health is holding public immunization clinics this month in New Richmond, 1445 N. Fourth St., Mondays, July 13 (noon-5 p.m.), July 20 and 27 (noon-4 p.m.).
A variety of low-cost vaccines are available. Hepatitis B vaccine for individuals 19 years of age and older must be preordered by calling (715) 246-8330 (cost is $36 per dose). More information is available at www.co.saint-croix.wi.us.
State park bird talk
Ed and Angie Colosky will talk about shorebirds and gulls at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Willow River State Park nature center. A full-moon hike will follow. For more information, e-mail Kari at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the park, (715) 386-9340.
The event is free and open to the public, but park admission rules apply to all vehicles entering the park.
School supplies for families
The Sharing Tree program that helps provide school supplies to K-12 students in the Hudson School District is still taking applications from families in need.
To register a student, families may pick up an application from the food shelf at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or at the Family & Children’s Unit of the county Department of Human Services in New Richmond.
Applications are due Aug. 7.
Financial donations used to purchase the requested school supplies are being accepted -- mail a check to the St. Croix Valley Community Foundation, 516 Second St., Suite 214, Hudson WI 54016, indicating “The Sharing Tree” on the memo line. Or donate online at www.scvcf.org; under Ways to Give, click The Sharing Tree fund. All contributions are tax-deductible.
For more information, call Cindy L. Corbett, (715) 549-6431.
Financial seminars continue
The Friends of the Library will continue their sponsorship of summer financial seminars with two sessions focused on retirement strategies.
The first session, Tuesday, July 14, will deal with making smart decisions about retirement income and is geared toward people who have already retired or who are within a few years of retirement.
The following week, Tuesday, July 21, a seminar will address money issues specific to women.
Both sessions are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the second-floor Community Room of the Municipal Building, 911 Fourth St. Ann Hall, local financial adviser, will facilitate both events.
Democrats meet tonight
Sustainable community and economic development will be the topic at the next St. Croix County Democratic Party meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9. The meeting will be held in the second-floor Community Room of the Municipal Building, 911 Fourth St.
For more information, call (715) 381-9600 or go to www.westernwisconsindemocrats.org.
Camp Invention at Trinity
Camp Invention, for children entering grades 1-6, is scheduled in Hudson at Trinity Academy July 13-17.
The science-based national curriculum features hands-on, group activities, exploring STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. To register, or for more information, go to www.campinvention.org or call (800) 968-4332.
Volunteer at respite programs
Interfaith volunteers are needed for activity and conversation at day respite programs this summer or for companionship and transportation
to or from respite in Hudson and New Richmond.
To volunteer, contact Nancy Abrahamson at (715) 381-4360 or email@example.com.
Outdoor play at Octagon House
St. Croix Classics Theater is presenting “Lord Arthur Savile's Crime” Friday, July 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Octagon House, 1004 Third St. Those attending may bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic meal if desired.
The British comedy of wits is based on a short story by Oscar Wilde. The play involves a young nobleman who feels duty bound to murder one of his spare relatives before his fast-approaching wedding.
Admission is $5 per person, $15 per family.
For more information, contact Janan Terpstra at (715) 531-0264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition for ‘Sherlock Holmes’
Auditions for the mystery “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14 and 15, at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The play is adapted by Steven Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Director Keith Isaacson is looking for six men, ages 20–60, and two women, ages 30–45. All will be asked to read from the script.
Nine performances are scheduled, Sept. 11-27 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call The Phipps Center at (715) 386-2305.
Intensive ballet class offered
A one-week ballet session for intermediate and advanced students age 12 and older will be offered by Marcia Keegan on Monday–Friday, July 27-31, 4:30–7:30 p.m. each day, at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
Students will take part in a variety of classes including ballet, pointe, strengthening and repertoire. Previous pointe experience is highly recommended. If a student does not have pointe experience, soft shoes will be worn for exercises. The week will culminate with a studio demonstration/performance.
To register, send the fee of $125 to The Phipps Center, 109 Locust St., Hudson WI 54016, call (715) 386-2305, ext. 101, to register with Visa or MasterCard or go to www.ThePhipps.org.