The Hudson Council Knights of Columbus has distributed funds totaling $4,605 to two local organizations that assist the intellectually disabled in the St. Croix Valley area. These funds were from donations collected from the 2018 annual Spring Drive to "Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities" (Tootsie Roll Drive) at local stores.
The upbeat musical comedy "Sister Act," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, is based on the popular Touchstone Pictures motion picture by the same name, written by Joseph Howard and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Performances will be given through Nov. 25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Aspiring diva Deloris Van Cartier is trying to work her way to the top of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene.
St. Patrick School held its 18th Annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 9, to remember and honor veterans and support active military men and women. The guest speaker was Claire Zajac, a retired Colonel from U.S. Army Reserve.
Dozens of business and nonprofit organizations shared products and services with baby boomers and seniors at Boomers and Seniors Expo on Saturday, Nov. 3 at YMCA - Camp St. Croix in Hudson.
As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, we are led right into the best time of the year: football season. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday become occupied with games, parties or tailgating with friends and family. The thought of tailgating brings a familiar scent of chicken wings and nacho cheese. Football season brings an abundance of snacks and appetizers, making it very difficult for anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet. Carrots and broccoli are not typically the main course. No one should have to choose between
Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day, also known as International Kindness Day. If ever there was a time we needed kindness in our world, it is now. The special day was established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement with representatives of many nations signing on in support. It is not a political movement. The purpose of establishing an International Kindness Day was "to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness" ( www.nationalday.com/world-kindness-day )
The River Falls Branch of AAUW invites the public to a presentation by Madeline Uraneck at 7 p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 13 at the River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Uraneck shares the story of a Tibetan refugee family in the newly published book, "How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted."
Monroe Crossing, an acclaimed bluegrass and gospel quintet, will perform in concert on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine. This popular ensemble plays an upbeat blend of classic and traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. The band consists of David Robson, banjo; Matt Thompson, mandolin, fiddle and vocals; Derek Johnson, guitar and vocals; Lisa Fuglie, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and vocals; and Mark Anderson, bass and vocals.
Hudson Community Education has fall and winter classes, found by clicking on the Community tab on the School District's home page at hudsonraiders.org. Classes can also be found by clicking on the FeePay shopping cart in the top left corner to access class registration and payment information. Upcoming classes for youth will include, Java Minecraft Mod Development: Superhero Armor, Holiday Ornament Making Party, Creating with Clay Workshop, Tiny Dancer, Combo Dance and Simply Songwriting for Kids.
The Hudson Grocery Cooperative (HGC) will host its annual owner meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Woodland Hill Presbyterian Homes, 441 Stageline Road in Hudson. HGC invites the public to attend and HGC owners are encouraged to bring their friends and neighbors. The evening starts with a 6 p.m. social with beverages and snacks, followed by a board update to share successes and challenges. The board will also recognize volunteers and hold an election of directors.