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HUDSON: Groups meet

The St. Croix Valley Rotaract Group meets at the Hudson Golf Club the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. For more information, go to: The St. Croix County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in room 212 of the Hudson Municipal Building, 911 Fourth St. There will be a business meeting followed by a program titled, "New Year, New Party" which will include a discussion about the party's goals and direction for 2010. For more information, go to or call 381-9600.

HUDSON: Performances set at Phipps Center

"Greater Tuna," a comedy tour de force, will be performed at The Phipps Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 15-23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Cliff Brunzell and the Golden Strings will perform a variety of musical selections at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. Tickets for all above performances are $22 for adults; $15 for students with a current ID. Make reservations by calling 386-8409 or go to

HUDSON: Free legal clinic help available

The St. Croix Valley Bar Association, serving St. Croix, Polk, Pierce and Dunn Counties, will staff a free legal clinic from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the St. Croix County Community Room of the St. Croix County Government Center. No appointment is necessary. The association will have attorneys on hand to meet with individuals for about 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, call St. Croix County clerk of circuit court's office at 386-4630 or Maureen Wegleitner at Bakke Norman, S.C., at 715-246-3800.

HAMMOND: New artistic display presented

The Hammond Arts Alliance will present "Fertile Ground-Underground" Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Foster Art Vault Gallery in the Associated Bank. The presentation will be open 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, with a reading from Mark Granlund's book "Fertile Ground: Parenting and Nature" at 7:30 p.m. Artists include Alis Olsen, Mark Granlund and Teri Power. For more information send an e-mail to Paulette at

HUDSON: Volunteers sought

Interfaith Volunteers seeks persons to transport dialysis patients and radiation patients, and can choose the number of trips volunteered for per month. For information, call Nancy Abrahamson at 381-4360 or send an e-mail to

HUDSON: Preschool class held at state park

A preschool class about winter birds will be held at Willow River State Park from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday or Wednesday, Jan. 12 or 13. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, call Kari at 386-9340, or send an e-mail to Vehicle admission rules apply to all vehicles entering the park.