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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.
Christianity has given much to the world TO THE EDITOR As we gein the new year, I can't help but remember that there are many who don't actually celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, but instead use the day as an excuse to spend money on "stuff," relax around the house, maybe play games with the kids or just take a nice, long nap! And we can do all those things and ignore the good that the birth of Jesus has brought to earth over the last 2,000 years! But just look at some of what Christ-followers have done!
"Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook," a play by Allison Gregory adapted from the popular book series by Barbara Park, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater at 7 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 9-25 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Junie B. Jones is certain that someone at school stole new furry mittens. So, when Junie B. finds a pen of many colors, she figures she should be allowed to keep it because "finders keepers, losers weepers."
The St. Croix County Historical Society will host a volunteer open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Octagon House Museum, 1004 Third St. Founded in 1948, the St. Croix County Historical Society's mission is to promote interest in history through the development and preservation of the Octagon House Museum complex and research center. It is through the efforts of numerous volunteers that the Historical Society has been able to accomplish its mission and maintain a dynamic presence in the Hudson community.
Learning more for Hudson: Let's join the National League of Cities TO THE EDITOR months now. All of us have been meeting new Hudson neighbors who come from both Democratic and Republican parties, different faiths, and traditional and nontraditional Wisconsin origins. We are all people who support Hudson as a welcoming community for cultural diversity and inclusion. At our very first meeting, the participants of the Hudson Inclusion Alliance asked to take stock
Last fall, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) finalized population estimates for local units of government, as of Jan. 1, 2017. The DOA says St. Croix County grew by 4.13 percent since the 2010 Census and added 3,483 new residents. St. Croix's year-old population is estimated at 87,828 making the numeric gain since 2010 roughly equivalent to the 3,300 people residing in the Village of Ellsworth.
The first February meeting of the Western Wisconsin Photography Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Phipps Center for the Arts' River Room. The meeting will feature a competition salon of member-submitted images that will be judged by Gene Schwope. Schwope will include positive comments as well as suggestions for improvement.
One of the biggest mega trends impacting the world is population aging. Today, 15 percent of the population in Wisconsin is over 65 years old, with a life expectancy of 84. As the population in Hudson also ages, local seniors, baby boomers and caregivers must find resources to help them live a vibrant and healthy life.