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The 29th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair celebration has been moved one week earlier, to Jan. 26-28, 2018. This fun-filled winter festival and hot air balloon rally changed its date due to the Super Bowl taking place in Minneapolis. With football in mind, the 2018 Hot Air Affair theme is "Touchdown Hudson XXIX" with several football-related activities during the event.
The Hudson High School choral department presents "As the Dark Awaits the Dawn" at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 10-11, at St. Patrick Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson.
Paul Berning announced his campaign for the District 4 seat of Hudson Common Council on Monday, Nov. 27. "I believe it is vitally important that Hudson continue to attract and foster businesses that strengthen our local economy. Hudson currently offers families a bright future with a vibrant quality of life, but I see areas for improvements," Berning said in a press release. Berning said issues facing the council lately have been due to finances and raising the mill rate. He said new ways need to be found to balance the budget.
A series of exhibitions featuring work by 30 regional artists will be on view through Dec. 3 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. The Galleries feature an installation, photography and mixed media work on paper in the three-person exhibit, "In This Place: What Makes a Place Holy?" featuring artists Hend Al-Mansour of St. Paul, Susan Armington of Minneapolis, and Sylvia Horwitz of Minneapolis; glass and mixed media mosaics by members of the Minnesota Mosaic Guild; ceramic sculpture by Jennica Kruse of Minneapolis; and oil paintings by Brian Stewart of North St. Paul.
HUDSON -- The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson in conjunction with the Hudson US Army Career Center will be conducting a non-perishable food drive to benefit the United Way St. Croix Valley this week. It will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16 at County Market in Hudson.
Hudson Hockey Association invites boys and girls to a Try Hockey For Free clinic as part of Come Play Hockey Month from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Gornick Arena. Local youth, ages 4-9, are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment.
The annual Hilltop Pumpkin Party, organized by the I-94 Business Alliance of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, is scheduled 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at YMCA Camp Day Croix, 532 County Road F.
Award-winning artist, Wouterina "Riana" de Raad will offer a mosaic workshop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Participants will learn the basic skills of mosaic tiling, including how to cut and break glass and ceramic tile, as well as what materials and adhesives to use for a subzero climate. There will be a grouting demonstration and discussion on cement formulas, how to use pigments, and how to texture a cement surface.
The Rt. Rev. W. Jay Lambert officiated at the dedication and blessing of the new columbarium at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 8. The columbarium and reflection garden project was coordinated by a lay committee of the church which planned the design, construction and landscaping of the addition adjacent to the main church building on County Road UU.
Work by seven artists will be on view through Oct. 22 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. This current exhibit features works on paper by Andrea Carlson (St. Paul and Chicago), mixed media paintings and collage by Chris Cinque (Minneapolis), mixed media painting by Joan G. Cox (St. Paul), blown glass by Pauly Cudd (River Falls), functional porcelain pottery by Glynnis Lessing (Northfield, Minn.), polymer clay sculpture by Layl McDill (Minneapolis), as well as paintings and textiles by Chholing Taha (Anoka, Minn.)