The Phipps Dance Theater will present "Hooray for Hollywood" Aug. 17-26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The show will highlight films such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Singin' in the Rain," "Saturday Night Fever," and "La La Land." Influences include Charlie Chaplin and Busby Berkeley, as well as appearances from Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Temple and Fred Astaire.
At the June 27-30 Convention in La Crosse, the Sons of Norway elected two local women to serve as directors for District 5: Sandra Olson of Woodville and Audrey Severson of Ellsworth. The Sons of Norway has five zones in the U.S. and they will represent Zone 1, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee with 50 lodges in these six states. Olson will become youth director and has also been chosen to serve as a delegate to the Sons of Norway's International Convention in Bloomington, Minn., next month.
Technology can be depicted as the bad guy, with kids constantly staring at their phones and people lacking the basic skills of human interaction when in a room together. However, there is a time and a place for technology as it has also positively impacted lives in other ways. One thing we can use technology the right way for is to track our physical activity. There are a ton of different fitness apps and tracking devices out there that can put you on the right path to burning those calories.
The Historical Society will host its annual Family Fun Night at the Museum 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Octagon House Museum, 1004 Third St, Hudson. This is a free event and open to the public. Families are invited to enjoy an evening full of family friendly games, activities and refreshments. Entertainment and activities include: face painting, old-fashioned yard games, craft booths and story time with children's librarian Mary Davis. Enjoy refreshments with homemade baked goods and beverages (refreshments are free, but donations are welcomed and appreciated).
"Cinderella: A Dream Come True," by Kristi Cunningham, featuring summer camp student actors in grades 5 and 6, will be performed Thursday, Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m. (sold out), Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis. This is the classic re-telling of the rags-to-riches fairytale of a young girl forced to live with her cruel stepmother and her equally cruel daughters. The cast consists of: Ella Bitzer, St.
The final issue of the Central St. Croix News was published Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Any person who read, bought, appeared in, worked for or was part of the Central St. Croix News community is invited to attend this art show opening and evening of reminiscing. Join former Managing Editor Michele DeLong and many other former employees for an evening of newspaper memories 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at Foster Hall in Hammond; bring a favorite news photo or clipping and share a story of what this local newspaper meant to you.
The Members' Spotlight opens on Thursday, Aug. 2 with a galleries exhibit and open stage event at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. The Members' Spotlight celebrates the creative talent of the community in all art forms. A free reception open to the public will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. This will be followed by the Members' Bash, a ticketed event for members and non-members age 18 and older in the Black Box Theater. Tickets for the Members' Bash are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event.
The St. Croix Central FFA trapshooting club competed at the first national USA HIgh School Clay Target League tournament, held in Mason, Mich. Central eighth grader Ethan Boettcher earned a third place finish in the national tournament, held July 14-15. He shot a straight 200, resulting in a shoot-off with two other athletes, both from Minnesota, who also scored 200 in the individual competition. Central senior Blake Coleman also qualified for the individual finals and shot four straight 25 scores during the tournament to place 243rd nationally.
Members of the Somerset Varsity and Middle School Cheer Teams participated in a three-day camp hosted by UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) last week. During the camp, the teams learned new material to be used on the sidelines as well as skills that will be beneficial during the competitive season. As a part of the camp, cheerleaders were given the opportunity to tryout for All American, where they were scored on a performance of a jump, a cheer and a dance.
The Phipps Dance Theater will present "Hooray for Hollywood" Aug. 17-26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. This production will feature work from both local and Twin Cities-based choreographers Melissa Huber and Christina Leines of Hudson, Regan Saunders of Minneapolis, and director Mackenzie Lewis of Stillwater, Minn.