Conversations of the Valley

Conversations of the Valley will start up again October 2017. Check back or watch for an email for more information


Conversations of the Valley is a monthly luncheon series.  The programs feature speakers on an interesting variety of topics; they are designed to strengthen community connections in the St. Croix Valley and to facilitate discussion around a broad range of local current affairs issues.Programs are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at

The Lowell Inn in Stillwater, located at 102 N. Second Street. The cost of the lunch and program is $17 and must be paid in advance to guarantee your reservation. (Any payments received on the day of the event will be charged $20 a ticket if seating is available.) Please note, doors open at 11:15 a.m.

To Make a Reservation:  Send a check for $17 per registrant to the St. Croix Valley Foundation at 516 Second St., Suite 214, Hudson, WI 54016. Please enclose the names of the attendees with your check. (Checks are due in the SCVF offices by noon the day prior to the luncheon.)or Reserve online using a credit card and the PayPal system. Please note the $1.00 processing fee per person for registrations made using PayPal. Please enclose the names of the attendees in the “Message/Notes” line. (Registrations are due by noon the day prior to the luncheon.)

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Our Previous Conversations of the Valley:

“Teachable Safety Skills: Replacing Myths with Facts” with guest speaker Jane Straub of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, Wednesday, April 19, 20

“Real Mountains – A Grief Journey” with guest speaker Dan Seftick, Author, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“Opening the Door to the Natural World” with guest speaker Jennifer Vieth of the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“The Role of a Community Foundation in Identifying Community Needs” with guest speaker Paul Mayer of the New Richmond Area Community Foundation

“Under the Surface: Teens Find Hope Through Underwater Photography” with guest speaker Ben Thwaits of Northwest Passage”, Dec. 11, 2016