The St Croix Valley Master Gardeners (SCVMGA) are hosting their 15th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the historic Octagon House (1004 Third St., Hudson). The sale promises annuals, perennials, veggies, and many other plants from the gardens of local Master Gardeners. There will also be a variety of heirloom tomatoes and pepper plants. The sale offers a great opportunity to get free gardening advice from the Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners will help with plant selection, pest and disease information, gardening techniques, and much more.
Country artist Lacie Carpenter to perform Award-winning fiddler, singer, songwriter and guitarist Lacie Carpenter will perform in concert Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson resident Janan Terpstra, 61, has just published her first book, "A Future and a Hope, Encouragement for Single Women." She is celebrating with a book launch party, which is open to the public, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Mallards Restaurant in Bayport, Minn. There will be fun door prizes, complimentary snacks and merchandise for sale. Terpstra was single until she turned 46. She spent 15 years co-leading a singles group at a large church in California, followed by four years as a missionary at a bicultural church in
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer, including melanoma, is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Melanoma incidence rates in Minnesota have doubled since 1988 for both males and females, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Ingrid Polcari with the University of Minnesota Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center answers questions about skin cancer risk factors, treatment options and preventative measures people can take against skin cancer. What is skin cancer?
Summer Art Camp classes are open for enrollment at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The camp runs June 17 through Aug. 9 with classes for ages 4 through teens in visual art, pottery, art & nature, theater and dance. Fees range from $44 to $379, depending on the class. Several classes offer students the opportunity to work with clay.
Annalie Strong, a ninth grade Minnesota Connections Academy student from Farmington, has been selected as one of this year's 39 youth ambassadors for the Tourette Association of America. Annalie shared her story with representatives in Washington, D.C., during the Association's National Advocacy Day on March 5, and advocated for public policies and services for people affected by Tourette syndrome and tic disorders.
Hudson Hospital & Clinic funded a Hudson Action Book Club Little Free Library for each elementary school, and the schools were lucky enough to have Liz Malanaphy start a book club at each building to dig into a health issue of the group's choice.
The Octagon House Museum on Hudson's historic Third Street will open for the spring tour season on Friday, May 3. Walk-in tours are available Fridays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour starting at 3 p.m.
As St. Croix County Public Health and St. Croix Valley Immunization Coalition recognizes National Infant Immunization Week (April 27-May 4), they would like to remind everyone of the importance and safety of immunizations. One of the essential services of Public Health departments is prevention of communicable diseases including vaccine preventable diseases. Serious diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio, smallpox and whooping cough were all common until vaccines were developed.