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5 Things to Do Around Hudson the Week of April 24

Published: April 26, 2017 12:01 AM
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1 Hudson United MethodistChurch attic sale April 29

The Hudson United Methodist Church (HUMC) is hosting its 29th Annual Attic Sale on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 2600 Hudson Aurora Road. At noon, items will be marked down to half price and plastic grocery bags of clothing will be $1.

Get an early start on your spring-cleaning and donate those gently used items that you no longer want or use. HUMC accepts all items, including furniture, clothing, toys and more. Donations will be accepted at the church from April 23-27. Tax donation receipts are available.

If you have questions, contact the church office at 330-650-2650 ext. 20.

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2 Celebrate IndependentBookstore Day at the Learned Owl

The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N Main St., Hudson, invites people come celebrate Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) 2017 on April 29.

There will be refreshments, drinks, and giveaways throughout the day. The store is teaming up with several other independent bookstores in the Cleveland and Akron area to spread the joy of these wonderful stores. Pick up a passport at any one of the participating and stores and collect stamps at each store you visit throughout the day. Collect a stamp from all of the stores and be entered into a drawing for more great prizes.

3 Seton Catholic performs"Annie Jr." April 28, 29

The Valentine Family Center at Seton Catholic School is filled with singing, dancing and a big dog this week as Seton Catholic Middle School students enter into final preparation and dress rehearsals for their upcoming performance of the musical, "Annie Jr."

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The 28-member cast will perform "Annie Jr." on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m.

"Annie Jr." is a shortened version of the full run theatrical show. The setting in Act One is 1933 New York City, where Annie, the orphans, and the Warbucks mansion take center stage. Act Two opens to the radio station where Sean McMullin and Chris Yankay remind us "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile." Samantha Kolencik stars as Annie; Moira Smith is playing Molly; Daddy Warbucks is played by Michael Martin; Sarah London is Miss Hannigan and Katie Chenelle is Grace Farrell, Warbucks' faithful secretary who loves Annie from the start.

The community is invited to the musical performance of "Annie Jr." on April 28 and 29 in The Valentine Family Center on the Seton Catholic School campus, 6923 Stow Road in Hudson.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

All proceeds benefit the Seton Catholic Fine Arts Program.

4 A Night with Lily Rose Lee,aka Michelle Knight, April 28

A Night with Lily Rose Lee, aka Michelle Knight, will take place April 28 at Cuyahoga Falls High School auditorium, 2300 Fourth St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The program is being hosted by the Six District Compact's Criminal Justice program.

Knight was 21 years old when she was kidnapped on Aug. 23, 2002, in Cleveland, according to Lee's Facebook page. "She was held prisoner by Ariel Castro, suffering abuse at his hands for more than 10 years," the page stated. "After another captive, Amanda Berry, escaped, Knight and a third victim, Gina DeJesus, were rescued in May 2013."

Lee will share her story. "Lily, formerly known as Michelle Knight, made the decision to change her name to Lillian Rose Lee, symbolizing her favorite flowers and representing patience and love," stated the website, http://lilyroselee.com. "After 11 years of captivity, Lily is looking beyond her past filled with trauma and abuse, and she is redefining her life."

Half of all event proceeds will go directly to the Battered Woman's Shelter of Akron, according to an event notice.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors (ages 65 and older). Tickets can be purchased at the door or at lilyroselee.com/events.

5 32nd Annual HPP Children's Fair

The 32nd Annual Hudson Preschool Parents Children's Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 29 at East Woods School, 120 North Hayden Parkway.

This will conclude the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) at East Woods School with the biggest event of the year. With a bunch of new vendors and affle items, the fair is fun for all.

Things to enjoy at the fair include:

Fun activities from balloon animals to gymnastics and more

Kids' identification/fingerprinting kits from GASP

Information on summer camps, dance and gymnastics classes, music classes, organizations and more from approximately 50 vendors

Lots of food for sale and great entertainment

Chances to win big at the 50/50 and item auction

Appearances by local mascots

The fair is free to all HPP members and nonmembers. Visit www.hudsonpreschoolparents.org for more information.

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