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The Phipps Children's Theater will hold auditions for area students in grades 7-9 for "Goldilocks and the Three Pigs," by Larry Damico, on Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, 6-8 p.m. Actors may schedule an audition time by going to ThePhipps.org. A hilarious fractured fairy tale in which the Three Pigs and the Squeal sisters do their best to save Goldilocks from a witch, while also dealing with the Big Bad Wolf.
The 16th annual Spring Showcase, set for 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Hudson Sports and Civic Center, is an opportunity to visit a variety of businesses in one location. Enjoy a lineup of live entertainment and family-fun activities for no cost. Along with vendor displays, giveaways and great stage entertainment, families will also enjoy a variety of free kids activities including: • Balloon sword twisting with pirates — Anderson Heating • Cupcake decorating — County Market • Live animals — Carpenter Nature Center
'Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook' through Feb. 25
Tyesha S. Davis, 26, 218 W. Charlotte St., River Falls, was sentenced Feb. 8 to 17 months in prison and three years on extended supervision on revocations for burglary, misdemeanor bail jumping and misdemeanor theft convictions. The charges stemmed from incidents between May 2014 and August 2014 in St. Croix County. One count of felon in possession of a firearm against Del R. Dorr, 1443 182nd Ave., New Richmond, was dismissed Feb. 1. The charge stemmed from an Oct. 15, 2013, incident in the town of Richmond.
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.