Do you want to help grow Hudson's Community Garden? Now is your chance. Groups or families are needed to help with watering, weeding, thinning and harvesting. All fresh veggies go to the county food pantry. Here's how it works: 1. Select a week to work. 2. Meet with garden manager to learn what needs to be done and answer any questions. You can work on your own schedule during the week.
The public reception for the new exhibitions in The Galleries will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at this event for all ages. The Galleries feature mixed media by Barbara Evan of St. Paul, multi-media paintings and sculpture by Mic Johnson of Golden Valley, Minnesota, oil paintings on canvas by Mat Ollig of Minneapolis, mixed media painting by Anne Rynearson of St.
The 17th annual Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival will take place in the village's East End Park Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. According to festival organizers, the event will be cheesier than ever with more food, entertainment and tasting opportunities.
The annual Artful Garden Tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. The gardens at the Historic Octagon House Museum will be part of this self-guided tour, along with four other gardens in Hudson, and the Cedar Hill Greenhouse in River Falls. This year the Hudson Women's Club is honored to feature a painting of a vase of flowers by longtime Hudson resident Edrys Heywood for its annual poster. The poster will be sold for $10 at the Octagon House Museum, the first garden on the tour.
Motorists cruising along Highway 35/65 may notice a new gracefully curving front of the building taking shape as the summer progresses at the Chippewa Valley Technical College River Falls campus. A new entryway leading to an expanded student commons area is one of the features of the $1.7 million project. Construction managers say current building access and space problems will all be over by the time fall semester classes start in August, when the expanded facility will be ready to take on a larger role in the community.
Hudson Home and Garden Club is beginning the process of choosing photos for its 2019 calendar. The selection committee is requesting that more photos be submitted. To submit a photo, send an email along with your photo, photo's name, where photo was taken and your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org . It is permissible to submit several photos. Submission deadline is Aug. 1. Photos should be in digital format having 600 pixels per inch and be of landscape orientation printable as an 8.5x11 inch picture.
The 2019 Pepper Fest button design contest is open to amateur and professional designers. The following rules apply. • Designs must use 1, 2 or 3 solid spot colors • Must include "2019", "North Hudson Pepper Fest", "Aug. 16-18" • No shading / halftone images • It must fit into a 2.25-inch round button (with bleeds pulled out past the 2.25 dimension area if possible) • All designs must be original without the use of any copyrighted materials such as artwork, graphics, or slogans
"The Red Box," by Joseph Goodrich, adapted from the Nero Wolfe mystery novel by Rex Stout, will be performed on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. The brilliant and eccentric Nero Wolfe (Scott Peterson, Hudson) with the aid of his trusty assistant, Archie Goodwin (Andrew Robinson, Woodbury), investigates the death of a model who ate a piece of poisoned candy. One of the suspects begs Wolfe to handle his estate and especially the contents of a certain red box.
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo, named the 2015 Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo of the Year, brings top notch RAM Rodeo to St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, June 15-16, with 7:30 p.m. performances. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the performances are rain or shine. As part of the rodeo, Gizmo McCracken, "2017 Comedy Act of the Year" is the feature act. Gizmo, "the World's Greatest Inventor" will share acts that are "high energy and clean with a family oriented feel."
The St. Croix County Historical Society will offer a Fathers Day special on tours at the Octagon House Museum, in Hudson, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Families are invited to take a guided tour and dads are admitted free when accompanied by a child of any age. Tours begin on the hour at 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.