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"Bah, Humbug! Scrooge's Christmas Carol," with the book by Rebecca Ryland and music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater Nov. 30 to Dec. 16, on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. "Bah, Humbug!" concerns the life of Ebenezer Scrooge and his lack of Christmas spirit. It is this lack of holiday spirit that dooms Scrooge to visits from three Christmas spirits — Past, Present and Future. Ebenezer is shown his life and all of his past wrongdoings, his present misgivings and where his behavior could lead him in the future. He is awakened by the results his actions or inactions will have on others' lives around him, particularly Beth Cratchit's son, Tiny Tim. It is this awakening that prompts Scrooge to promise to keep Christmas in his heart if he can just have the chance to change his ways. This revelation is a good reminder to all. A multigenerational cast of 26 area actors will perform this uplifting musical adaptation of Dickens' classic ghost story. John Kunik is the director, Ezelda Hasapopoulos is the music director, and Chris Adam is the choreographer. Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for children for this production in the Black Box Theater.
Operation HELP's annual Campaign for Kids still needs sponsors for 21 Hudson area families in need of help this holiday season. The program is geared to children. Sponsors provide gifts and other items to provide them with a good Christmas experience. Sponsors are also asked to provide appropriate underwear and socks for children, as these are items they need that are often overlooked. All items should be placed in a large, dark colored plastic garbage bag and clearly marked with the family number that sponsors will receive. Include wrapping paper but do not wrap the gifts.
Eric Mueller will be a special guest speaker at the Western Wisconsin Photography Club's meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Mueller will present on "Why Mobile Photography Should be Taken Seriously," in which he will define mobile photography, discuss the benefits of this type of photography and editing your photos on a mobile device.
Anyone who has read through the comments of a political post on our local newspapers' social media accounts can speak to the hyperpolarized perceptions within our community. Where "mansplaining" is a newly coined term used to describe the phenomena of men explaining to women what they actually think, believe, and mean, perhaps "politisplaining" is the next new word on our horizon.
Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club is proud to award the October Students of the Month to Jacob Krusell and Mason Holum for their outstanding contribution to academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Mason Holum Mason Holum is a senior at Hudson High School and lifelong resident of Hudson. He is the son of Jamison Holum and Jason Holum. His brother is a Raider alumni and is now a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. His dad works for State Farm Insurance, and is mom is a teacher at Hudson High School and the girls track head coach.
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.
The annual Operation HELP Christmas Campaign for Kids is a cooperative effort between the organization and sponsors from throughout the community working together to provide gifts for children, from infants and toddlers through high school. The only requirements is that the family lives in the Hudson School District.
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.
Hudson Noon Rotary Club is proud to honor September Hudson High School Students of the Month Sun Li Batten and George bond for their outstanding contribution to academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Sun Li Batten HHS student Sun Li Batten is the daughter of Janette Batten and Steve Batten. She has one sister, Mei Lin Batten, age 19. Sun Li is a senior captain on the girls swimming and diving varsity team and a member of Student Council, HOSA, National Honor Society and Students Against Drunk Driving.
For more than three decades Operation HELP has been helping provide a happy holiday season to area families in need of assistance. The annual Operation HELP Christmas Campaign for Kids is a cooperative effort between the organization and sponsors from throughout the community working together to provide gifts for children, from infants and toddlers through high school. The only requirement is that the family live in the Hudson School District.