Hudson Home and Garden Club is offering grants up to $250 to support endeavors of local residents, community-based organizations, non-profits, and schools. Projects should contribute to the enrichment and beautification of the Hudson community and promote Hudson Home and Garden Club purposes. Preference will be given to projects benefiting children and youth. Projects are to be within the boundaries of the Hudson School District. Forms and additional information are available at com/view/hudsonhomeandgardenclub/home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org . with any questions.
Hudson area homeowners will want to take one hour to think spring and talk with experts at the city's Annual Urban Forestry Forum, Wednesday Feb. 20 from 7-8 p.m., at Willow River Elementary Auditorium. The "Historic District Tree Trek," Hudson's newest self-guided tree ID trail, will be unveiled. The trek was developed and installed by fifth grade students from St. Patrick's, Trinity Academy and Willow River elementary schools in 2018.
The River Channel will be hosting a North Hudson Village President Candidate Forum on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall in North Hudson. The forum will be hosted by Mary Claire Olson Potter, President of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and will be recorded for playback on Comcast Channel 15, the River Channel YouTube and Facebook Channel. The public is invited to attend. The following questions will be asked of the candidates: 1. Tell us about yourself, your background and qualifications.
Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Jr.," with words and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted for the stage by Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald, based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Dahl, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater Feb. 15 to March 3 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. "Willy Wonka," is the story of Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who wins the opportunity to tour the fantastic chocolate factory of the eccentric and mysterious Willy Wonka. Music director Erin Maher comments, "The show is packed with music.
The February "Good Morning Hudson" event will feature guest speaker Ted Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. Sponsored by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, the event will be held 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson. In addition to Johnson presenting "The Evolving Business of the Minnesota Timberwolves," the meeting will also include: • New Chamber member introductions • Networking (bring plenty of business cards!)
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce announced its 2019 Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Jan. 24. Serving as Board Chair for the coming year is Kathy Ableidinger from Cardinal Health. She is joined by continuing board members Susie Halverson of Barker's Bar & Grill, Joel Larsen of MidWestOne Bank, Mark McNamee of McNamee Real Estate Team, Amy Bast of akb marketing, Becca Denn of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Michael Fronmueller of University of Wisconsin - River Falls, John Knutson of Catalyst Sports Medicine and Katie Kranz of Eckberg Lammers
In 2018, Hudson Rotary Club promoted a new fundraising platform for local nonprofits to raise dollars for their organization — the catch was dunking in the St. Croix River in February. This year, Hudson Ford is partnering with Hudson Rotary, as the presenting sponsor, and encouraging the community to bundle up and head to Lakefront Beach on Saturday, Feb. 16 for some afternoon fun. "Hudson Rotary Club is excited to host the St. Croix River Dunk again," said Kari Rambo, St. Croix River Dunk Co-Chair.
Dress in your best and join us for a night to remember as Hudson Community Education hosts the fourth annual "Daddy/Daughter Dance" at the Hudson Middle School on Saturday, March 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open to pre-K through fifth grade girls and the special men in their lives (dad, grandpa, uncle, father-figure, etc.), this fun-filled evening includes a live DJ, dancing, dessert, crafts, a keepsake professional photo by a local photographer and priceless memories.
"84, Charing Cross Road," a charming, bittersweet comedy, will be performed Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. This play is adapted by James Roose Evans from the 1970 book of the same title by Helene Hanff. In it, she details the almost 20-year friendship she developed with London bookseller Frank Doel and the other staff at Marks and Co, Booksellers. Hanff, a New York writer, began doing business by correspondence with Marks and Co.
Property damage • Vehicle damage was reported from the Menards parking lot on Gateway Boulevard at 8:10 p.m. Jan. 11. The owner told police he parked his vehicle about 45 minutes ago and came out to find a dent in the front passenger door. There was white paint transfer. Video did not show a plate or description. • A tree was reported damaged at Weitkamp Park on O'Neil Road on Jan. 14. Time of the damage was unknown. The tree was donated and cost approximately $500.