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Gardeners and others interested in keeping bees and gardening for bees are invited to the Hudson Home and Garden Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 1 p.m. The presentation will take place in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. April's topic and learning experience will be The World of Bees. The program will be presented by Bob Sitko, owner of Bob's Bees and instructor at Century College, and Joan Savin, a beekeeper and master gardener. Sitko will talk about bee pollination and Savin will discuss gardens that attract bees.
An Evening with Charlie Maguire will kick-off The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley on Friday, April 1, from 7-9 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Maguire, an internationally known folk singer, will delve into the songs of the Dust Bowl era and bring to life The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, this year’s Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection. “The Grapes of Wrath is an excellent choice for the Big Read because it remains so timely,” says Maguire. “There are so many modern-day issues that relate back the pages of Steinbeck’s novel.”
“Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, The Worst Singer in the World,” by Peter Quilter, will be performed April 1-17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Jenkins was a child prodigy pianist, even having played at the White House. Forbidden to follow her musical passion and study in Europe by her father, she eloped and later divorced her husband. Firmly convinced of her talent, she pursued a career as a singer.
Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks will be hosting a maple syrup program on Saturday, March 26, at 1p.m. We will be meeting at Willow River Nature Center. This hour-long program will allow the whole family to see the park in the spring and allow them to experience the maple syrup process. Get a sample of real maple syrup through a blind taste test. The program is free but park entry fees still apply.
Chunnara Chhay and Tony Lange joined eight other Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond students who traveled to Cleveland, Wis., recently to compete in the statewide Business Professionals of America (BPA) annual competitions. All 10 came home bearing awards.
An Evening with Charlie Maguire will kick-off The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley on Friday, April 1, from 7-9 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Maguire, an internationally known folk singer, will delve into the songs of the Dust Bowl era and bring to life The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, this year’s Big Read in the St. Croix Valley book selection.
The Phipps Choral Society will perform “Bach, Brahms and Beyond,” a celebratory spring concert of songs and choruses by the great masters, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St., Hudson. The Phipps Choral Society is under the direction of Thomas Dahle, now in his 24th season as conductor. The rehearsal and concert accompanist is Heather Tank. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students of all ages. Reservations may be made by contacting The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409.
On Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m., the St. Croix County Republican Party will hold a caucus at Church of Christ, 1491 County Road A, New Richmond. Everyone is welcome to attend. Only 2016 members of the Republican Party of St. Croix County by March 5, 2016, may vote, except that members from 2015 may renew at the caucus and have voting rights. Delegates to the 7th District Caucus (April 16 in Wisconsin Rapids) and the State Convention (May 14-16 in Green Bay) will be elected.
The biggest and best conference yet about the St. Croix River will take place at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on March 22-23. The St. Croix Summit has been expanded to two days for 2016, and will feature experts on numerous topics presenting information about the health of the St. Croix River and its watershed. Also new this year, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, featuring movies focused on nature, outdoor adventure, and environmental issues, is being presented during the Summit, on the evening of March 22.