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'That'll be the Day' Dec. 30, 31
Adult and child holiday clay class
We have a long tradition in our country of setting aside a day to express our gratitude for our many benefits. It began in 1607 when settlers in Maine had a thanksgiving service for their safe arrival on those shores. A bit later William Bradford proclaimed a special day of thanksgiving for the settlers of the Plymouth Colony as they gathered in a bounteous harvest. From Washington at Valley Forge to Lincoln during the Civil War, nationwide observances of thanksgiving were held. That tradition, unbroken to this day, continues now annually by presidential proclamation.
Monroe Crossing Monroe Crossing, an acclaimed bluegrass and gospel quintet, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine. This popular ensemble plays an upbeat blend of classic and traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their tight harmonies, sharp arrangements and onstage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States, Canada and Europe. Tickets are $28 for adults and $21 for students any age. Side stage seating has been made available because of the demand.
Valerie Jardin will be the speaker at this month's Western Wisconsin Photography Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Jardin's presentation will focus on "Photo Stories," an intimate insight into her thought and creative process from visualization to capture, as she takes you on a photo walk through a series of photographs. Why did she choose black and white over color? What aperture and why? What was the intent behind the choice of focal point? And much more.
Davina and the Vagabonds Davina and the Vagabonds will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage.
Betty Brandt Passick is an Iowa native who relocated to the Twin Cities in the 1980s, long after endless black loamy corn fields, waves of prairie grasses and glorious sunrises had left their indelible imprint. The result: her books are infused with earthy soul, faith-isms and Midwestern values. "Gangster in Our Midst" (2017) is her third book. Passick will hold a meet and greet noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Chapter 2 Books, 226 Locust St., Hudson
Cold weather is here, and so are the Basics for Local Kids coat events. BLK offers gently used and new coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and gloves to kids in need. Over 3,000 western Wisconsin kids have been served since 2010. Winter-wear is made possible through donations by community members, churches, businesses and organizations.
The annual Hilltop Pumpkin Party, organized by the I-94 Business Alliance of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YMCA Camp DayCroix (532 County Road F) on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The Hilltop Pumpkin Party is a free event for area children and their families.The day features a petting zoo, inflatable rides, horse drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, family friendly music, story times, games and trick-or-treating organized by Hudson Area Chamber members, and a
"Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona," adapted for the stage by Thomas W. Olson, based on the books by dePaola, with music composed and orchestrated by Roberta Carlson, with additional orchestrations by Thomas Charles Speltz, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater Oct. 5-14 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m.