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Yak, yak, yak TO THE EDITOR Another mass shooting. This time killing 17 students in Florida. Another call was made for stricter background checks and a few others that in no way impinge on the 2nd Amendment. Once again the Republicans say this is no time to bring up talk on guns. So, on and on it goes and massacre after massacre happens.
The Phipps will host the final performances of "Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook" this weekend, Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. In this play by Allison Gregory, adapted from the popular book series by Barbara Park, audiences of all ages will find out how Junie B., the funniest girl in Room Nine, perseveres through her kindergarten conundrums and learns that honesty is the best policy.
It's not just one view from an extremist blowing off steam! Last week, we had another letter to the editor from a member of the inclusion opposition group, Citizens for the St. Croix Valley. The topic was positioned to praise the accomplishments of Christians, but it did this with exclusionary rhetoric that indicated other groups and religions are inferior. More on that later.
The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
Hudson Volleyball Association will hold tryouts for Spring League 2018 on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Hudson Middle School gym. Spring League is open to girls in grades 4-8 in the Hudson School District. Tryout and registration fee is $125.90. Players need to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled tryout time. • Fourth and fifth grades — 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Sixth grade — 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Seventh grade — 2:30-3:30 p.m. • Eighth grade — 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Dress in your best for a night to remember as Hudson Community Education hosts Hudson's second annual "Daddy/Daughter Dance" 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Hudson Middle School. Open to pre-K through fifth-grade girls and the special men in their lives (dad, grandpa, uncle, father-figure, etc.), this evening includes a live DJ, dancing, dessert, crafts, a keepsake professional photo and priceless memories.
The St. Croix County Historical Society will host two Hudson History Pub Crawls, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Like many Wisconsin towns, Hudson has a rich history surrounding the production and consumption of alcohol and this new walking tour will give a glimpse into that past.
STILLWATER, Minn. — Keep a look out for "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea. Copies of the book will be popping up in Little Free Libraries, coffee shops, taprooms and laundromats throughout the lower St. Croix Valley this month, courtesy of ArtReach St. Croix as part of this year's NEA Big Read. Those who come across the book are encouraged to read it, then pass their "Read and Release" copy to another reader, leave it in a public place or return it to ArtReach. Book club kits and copies of "Into the Beautiful North" can be found in circulation at St.
The Hudson Grocery Cooperative will host a Winter Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the EP Rock School cafeteria, 304 13th St. S., Hudson. This is a free event and open to the public. Local vendors will have a variety of products for sale including baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, canned goods, and more. If you'd like to enjoy a bounty of fresh vegetables this spring, you might be interested in purchasing a share in one of the local community-supported agriculture farms.
The High 48s bluegrass band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences.