"The Lost World," a 1925 silent feature film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam, will be accompanied by Dennis James on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Explorer Professor Challenger (Wallace Beery) is lambasted in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon.
With autumn in the air, many parents have been sending children off to school on the bus each morning. Families with younger children are enjoying new routines as well, with the start of programs like Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley's Play & Learn.
The St. Croix County Historical Society will delve into the supernatural with a new Victorian Superstitions and Ghost Stories Tour at the Octagon House Museum. Set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., this tour offers a glimpse into Victorian superstitions and customs surrounding death. Take a candlelit tour of the museum as guides share stories of how Victorians warded off the Grim Reaper, prevent hauntings and avoid evil spirits. Learn how Victorians honored their dead and hear ghostly tales of spirits from Hudson's past.
St. Croix EDC helped celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 5 with a visit to St. Croix Valley Blow Molding (SCVBM) in the town of Hudson. SCVBM is owned and operated by Jim Bradac, who also owns Ceme-Tube at the same location on Schommer Drive. Ceme-Tube is a plastics-based replacement for cardboard forming tubes used in the installation of light poles, bollards and standards.
The annual Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day is Saturday, Oct. 13. This county-wide celebration offers family-friendly fun for all. Fall activities are scheduled along the historic Yellowstone Trail on Highway 12 from Hudson to Roberts, Hammond and Baldwin. Hudson activities include a vintage and classic car show at Lakefront Park in downtown Hudson, a history speaker, museum tours and geocaching. My Sister's Garden will host a craft fair and booya bazaar, and there is a tree maze at Willow River Company Tree Farm.
"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. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. "Buon Giorno," sing the villagers in the quaint town of Paola, Italy. The mayor and villagers open the show with a tribute to their town's wise old grandma, Strega Nona.
The St. Croix County Historical Society will hold its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Woodland Hill Presbyterian Homes, 441 Stageline Road in Hudson. The meeting is open to public and starts with a social at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a short business meeting and a program.
Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience will perform in concert on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine. The eight-member ensemble is a rare newcomer to traditional pop by fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge, riskier than Bublé and more modern than Sinatra. Johnson's compositions have been an integral part of more than two million independently sold albums. He has conducted hundreds of high school and collegiate vocal master classes and has performed more than 2,500 shows.
From 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 3, local government law educator Philip Freeberg, J.D., from the UW Extension's Local Government Center, will lead a workshop on the legal aspects of intergovernmental cooperation, including considerations for boundary agreements. Intergovernmental Cooperation is the general name for two or more governments finding mutual benefit through cooperation. The potential benefits from intergovernmental cooperation include shared services, improved planning outcomes, reduced costs, and beneficial boundary
Hudson Hospital & Clinic is hosting a fall Tech Dump event. Members of the community are invited to clean out their closets to dispose of select electronic devices safely, securely and responsibly at 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 3.