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Around Us briefs for March 26

Published: March 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Hudson Society of Artists meets April 3

The Hudson Society of Artists next meeting is April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Mitzi Lai, Chinese and watercolor artist, will give a demonstration. HSA meetings are held at the Barlow Center, 41 Oviatt St. in Hudson on the first and third Mondays of the month. Visitors are welcome.

Hudson seniorcitizens group will meets April 14

Hudson Senior Citizens will have their monthly catered luncheon and program on April 14 at noon at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St.

Prepaid reservations of $10/person are required by April 7. Send to James Rothgery, 2666 Norton Rd, Stow, OH 44224. For additional information call Jim at 330-310-2738.

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The program is "History of Darrowville" presented by Richard Grell, long time Hudson resident and HHS graduate. Membership is open to anyone 55 years old and up.

Also upcoming is the monthly Breakfast Buddies which meets on the third Wednesday. This month it will be at Bob Evans in Streetsboro on April 19 at 10 a.m. The group's monthly Out to Lunch Bunch meets April 27 (fourth Thursday) at Mandarin Seafood Buffet in Twinsburg at noon.

Contact Jim Rothgery at 330-310-2738 if you would like to join. The group needs a final count two days before the get together.

Annual trout derby planned for April 8

The Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club will host its annual Trout Derby next month on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families and individuals can join the fun at this free event at Little Turtle Pond at Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road, Akron.

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Only children 15 and younger may fish during the event. Adults and guardians must supervise and can assist, but may not fish. Trophies will be awarded for the three largest fish caught.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. Some equipment and bait will be provided; the use of minnows will not be permitted. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org.

Artists sought for Main Street Kent's Art & Wine Festival

The 11th annual Main Street Kent Art & Wine Festival will take place June 3 from noon to 10 p.m. in downtown Kent. The event is presented in partnership with the Kent State University College of the Arts. Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent, the non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. The Art & Wine Festival will feature local artists, a variety of live entertainment, and several Ohio wineries at the Hometown Bank Plaza and surrounding streets.

Main Street Kent is now accepting artist applications in the following categories (original art only): watercolor, oil/acrylic, clay, photography, sculpture, graphics/drawing, mixed media and others. Applications must be submitted along with photo or digital examples of original art, and the $75 application fee, by the March 17 deadline. Student application fee is $35, and a copy of student ID is required for consideration. Applicants who make this initial deadline will be given priority consideration in booth placement. Second round application deadline is April 17. All artists are encouraged to apply, and application fees will be returned to those not selected by the jury. Applications received after April 17 will be considered based on category needs.

Artist application can be downloaded here: www.mainstreetkent.org/art-and-wine-festival/4556774237?preview=Y or to request an application, send an email to info@mainstreetkent.org or call 330-677-8000. Visit www.mainstreetkent.org for further details.

Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program.

Breast CancerSupport Group meets April 7

The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet April 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Luther Room at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 2113 Ravenna St., Hudson. Anyone newly diagnosed, in active treatment or having a history of breast cancer is welcome to attend. Please bring a bag lunch. For more information, contact Jenny Lovano at lovano@roadrunner.com.

Hudson Crossing Toastmasters hosts monthly meetings

The Hudson Crossing Toastmasters meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are located inside Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro St. in Hudson. Toastmasters is an international organization designed to help people overcome their fear of public speaking. Do you panic, get tongue-tied or break out in a sweat when you have to speak in front of a group? Do the words "Um," "Uh," "You know," sound like you when you get up to the podium? If so, then contact hudsoncrossingtm@gmail.com for any questions.

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