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"A Nice Family Gathering," a poignant comedy by Phil Olson, will be performed Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Minnesota nice has never been so nutty.
Join the interactive creative experience at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival and prepare to be inspired! The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts invites you to channel your creative spirit! We welcome new activities to the park this year! Enjoy the sidewalk masterpieces of professional chalk artist, Allison Severson. Also Aerialist, Laura Emiola, will be swinging with silks from the wires, as her graceful acrobatics amaze.
There's always a sense of desperation in the air when elected officials start playing the abortion card during election season. It's flown like a giant flag that serves as a cover for indefensible records and a distraction in hopes that voters will be so emotionally overcome that they will blindly vote for these politicians again. It's a "pro-life" banner seen during campaign season followed by absolutely no action that reduces the number of abortions in this country. So let's flush this out. What does making abortion illegal look like? Surely these politicians have
Brandon J. Lawson, 35, Sauk Rapids, Minn., was ordered to post $500 cash bond June 28 on charges of uttering a forgery and using false identification. The charges stemmed from an April 4, 2017, incident in Hudson. Javontae K. Bowman, 19, 651 Monette Ave., New Richmond, was ordered to post $2,500 cash bond June 29 on charges of THC possession with intent to deliver, misdemeanor bail jumping and disorderly conduct. The charges stemmed from June 28 incident in New Richmond.
Explore the St. Croix River from another perspective. From mussels to raptors and a variety of living river critters, experience the St. Croix River on an ecological-minded cruise featuring river life. Naturalists of the Carpenter Nature Center will share their expertise of the natural history of the area aboard a scenic boat cruise offered by Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines. Live raptors and various river critters will be aboard for a first-hand look at river life. The Grand Duchess will set sail on Friday, July 20, and guests of all ages are invited to join the fun.
Two dogs left in a car brought an officer to a parking lot on Ward Avenue at 4:50 p.m. Friday, June 1. One of the animals was barking, while the other was lying in the rear passenger seat. The current temperature was 70 degrees. The officer did not see any signs of heat-related distress. The owner returned a few minutes later, and the officer gave suggestions on how to better care for dogs if they were to be kept in a car.
Free poetry reading event "Two River Poets," a free poetry reading event featuring John Graber and Lee Kisling, will be held on Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Both are inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, through which the St. Croix River was one of the first to receive protection.
A special meeting of the Western Wisconsin Photography Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Mike Shaw on time-lapse photography. Shaw is a night and nature photography book author, workshop leader and freelance photographer/filmmaker based in St. Paul. Before his photography career took off, he was a physics and astronomy professor for over 15 years. He also worked as an applied physics research scientist for over 10 years. Yes, he is a rocket scientist!
The Phipps Dance Company will perform a variety of styles, including ballet, musical theater, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. The company is a non-competitive performing dance troupe led by director Christina Leines and associate director Stephanie Campbell, celebrating its 13th season with showcase performances on the main stage. The 2017-18 company is comprised of 16 auditioned dancers who range in age from 14 to 18 years old.
Mosaic workshop Enrollment is open for a weekend-long mosaic workshop for adults of all skill levels taught by Wouterina "Riana" de Raad, who has been creating mosaic concrete sculpture since 1987. She will teach techniques and formulas she has developed over that time in this popular annual workshop on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.