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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.
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.
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.
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.
'Once Upon a Mattress' March 9-31 "Once Upon a Mattress," a fractured fairy tale musical comedy with music by Mary Rogers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and the book by Jay Thompson, Barer, and Dean Fuller, will be performed March 9-31 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The High 48s bluegrass band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences.
"Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook," a play by Allison Gregory adapted from the popular book series by Barbara Park, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater at 7 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 9-25 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Junie B. Jones is certain that someone at school stole new furry mittens. So, when Junie B. finds a pen of many colors, she figures she should be allowed to keep it because "finders keepers, losers weepers."
The Hudson Hot Air Affair kicks off Friday, Jan. 26, with the Hot Air Affair Torchlight Parade. The parade starts at the Wells Fargo parking lot and travels down Second Street, turning down Walnut Street and ends at the Hudson Arch. Blasts of flames from the balloon units will help warm the crowd. Spectators will see marching kazoo bands and "Touchdown Hudson XXIX"-themed parade units. Immediately after the parade there is a fireworks display at Lakefront Park sponsored by Andersen Corp.