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The Hudson Home and Garden Club will publish a 2014 calendar and is seeking photo submissions from local photographers. The focus of the calendar will be on the Hudson area and photos submitted should have a strong "Hudson identity" -- that is, landmarks, places, events and recreation that most people would recognize as being in the Hudson area. The submission deadline is July 31. For complete submission guidelines, email HGC . The calendar will be sold later this year by club members and at selected retail stores in Hudson.
Hudson celebrates Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day Saturday with various activities throughout the community. The Yellowstone Trail (1912-1930) ran through Hudson and many other area communities.
The community is invited to remember family and friends who have died by attending the annual ADORAY Hospice Memorial Program on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. The non-denominational program is being held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 503 County UU, Hudson. Everyone is welcome. ADORAY Hospice takes this time to honor and remember patients who have died on their hospice service during the past year. ADORAY Home Health and Hospice, www.adoray.org , has served patients in St. Croix, Pierce, Western Dunn, and Polk counties since 1995.
The second annual Goliath Challenge, a 5K obstacle race, is Saturday, May 18, at the Badlands Snopark in Hudson to raise funds for Feed My Starving Children. "Last year's inaugural event was a huge success." said race director, Mark Kretschmer. "We raised over $17,000 which equaled 77,273 meals given out through Feed My Starving Children's program.
Sustain Hudson members Judy Freund, left, and Stew Erickson show rain barrels that the environmental organization are offering for purchase. Sustain Hudson took over the rain barrel program from St. Croix County Extension. Anyone wanting more information or interested in purchasing a rain barrel should call Freund at (715) 386-9336.
State Assemblyman Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) announced that he will hold three listening sessions in the 30th Assembly District. A member of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, Knudson said he looks forward to hearing his constituents' concerns and ideas regarding the many issues facing Wisconsin. Listening sessions have all been scheduled for Saturday, May 11. The times and locations are below: UW-River Falls 10-11 a.m. University Center, Kinnic Theater 410 S.
The Octagon House Museum opens for the 2013 tour season Wednesday, May 1. With this year's theme of "One House, One Family, One Hundred Years." Guests can get acquainted with the four generations of the Moffat-Hughes family who lived in the historic Octagon House. Learn about the original owners John and Nancy Moffat who built the house in 1855, all the way to their great-grandchildren one hundred years later. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Pottery for Prevention, a benefit in support of Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, will be held Saturday at The Phipps Center for the Arts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event began four years ago and has grown every year since its beginning at Seasons on St. Croix in downtown Hudson.
Elisabeth von Trapp, the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired "The Sound of Music," will perform in concert accompanied by Paul Asbell, guitar, and Peter Riley, bass, on Sunday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Singing professionally since childhood, von Trapp has entertained audiences from European cathedrals to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Her concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway, from Schubert to Sting.
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll zero in on my favorite essay, "The Tallahtchie Meets the Arve, or Unexpected Gay Influences in the '70s." I choose it because I happen to know the poet who wrote it. His name is Greg Hewett.