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Fun-raiser for Senior Class graduation party

A fundraising night for the 2009 Hudson Senior Class party will be held at Badlands Sno-park on Friday night Feb. 27. $5 from each sno-tubing ticket sold will be donated to the all night party. Mention Hudson High school when purchasing tickets. Badlands Sno-park is open Friday from 4-9 p.m. Admission is $15.

Badlands offers sno-tubing on 4 groomed and lighted slopes with 325 covered handle tubes. For more info go to or contact Diane Zias at 715-386-1746 for other fundraising offers.

Talent show tickets go on sale

Tickets go on sale the week of March 9 for "Hudson Youth Have Talent - On the Road to Stardom," a teen talent show sponsored by Youth Action Hudson to be held at the Hudson High School auditorium Saturday, March 14.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and will be available at the HHS box office and by calling Youth Action Hudson at (715) 386-9803.

The night of the performance, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7. Awards will be made in several categories including an Audience Choice Award which will be determined by applause. KARE 11 meteorologist Belinda Jensen will be the emcee.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Erin Manor at (715) 386-9803 or

Lenten Trysts begin March 4

The 33rd annual Lenten Tryst series begins March 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church's downtown campus, 1205 Sixth St.

The series runs from 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays through April 1 for prayer, singing and a message in preparation for the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus. A time for fellowship and refreshments follows at 10 a.m.

Everybody is welcome. For more information, call the church at (715) 386-9313.

Lawyers staff free clinic

Members of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association are staffing a free legal clinic the second Monday of every month. The next one is March 9, 6-7:30 p.m., in the Government Center (lower level community room).

The purpose of the clinic is to provide general legal information to members of the community. No appointment is necessary. Attorneys will meet with individuals for approximately 10 minutes to provide general information in the following areas of law: employment law, family law, landlord/tenant and small claims, criminal/traffic, estate planning/elder law/probate, real estate, business law, and debtor/creditor.

For more information, contact the county clerk of court's office, (715) 386-4630, or Maureen Wegleitner at Bakke Norman law firm, (715) 246-3800.

Learn to spot storms

The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association and Metro Skywarn are hosting a free, half-day class to teach basic skills necessary to become a volunteer storm spotter Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Boutwell Landing, 5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, Minn.

Trained spotters provide early-warning assistance to the National Weather Service by watching for approaching storms.

For more information, visit or call Greg Widin, (651) 436-8811.

Animal group meets

St. Croix Animal Friends will hold its public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County UU. For more information, e-mail or call (715) 386-8379.

Burning techniques discussed

The Prairie Enthusiasts organization is offering a class on prescribed burning techniques at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Warren Town Hall, 720 112th St., Roberts.

Bill Ramsden of the Minnesota chapter of The Nature Conservancy will discuss why we burn, how to prepare the site, what a prescription is, the equipment used, the process of doing a ring fire, fire effects and factors that influence fire behavior.

The three-four hour class is free to members, $25 for non-members. Reservations are required; contact Barb Bend at or (715) 749-3579.

YMCA has rally day

St. Croix Valley YMCA is holding its annual Rally Day summer registration event Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Families can register their children for summer programs. Also featured are kids activities, refreshments and a drawing for a free week of summer programs. For more information, call the Y, (715) 386-1616, or visit

Comedy helps HHS party

A comedy fund-raiser is being held to benefit the senior all-night party. The Cheesehead Monologues will do a stand-up show at the Valley House Saturday, March 14. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner, comedy act and silent auction.

Tickets are $30 and are available at County Market, Family Fresh or Valley House.