November Hot Picks

by Stephanie Fellenstein Published:

Nov. 17

Seton Catholic School of Hudson, 6923 Stow Road, will host an open house -- meet faculty, visit the classrooms and tour the building -- from 2 to 4 p.m. for the community. Seton is an independent regional coeducational Catholic elementary school serving families from five counties and more than 20 communities. The school offers kindergarten (full day) through 8th grade; one campus schedule for all students (8:20 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.); and an extended day program (7 to 7:50 a.m. and 3:15 to 6 p.m.).

Seton is a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Admissions information and applications for all grades for the 2014-15 academic year will be available. For additional information visit or to schedule a personal tour, call Pat Fritz, 330-342-4200 ext. 226 or email

Nov. 19

The League of Women Voters will host a panel discussion on agricultural issues at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. The program, which is open to the public, will highlight sustainable farming, eating seasonally, agro-ecological methods and biodiversity.

Nov. 20

The Hudson Handicrafters will meet in the Flood Room at the Hudson Library and Historical Society at 10 a.m. Coffee, tea and snacks are served and the meeting usually last two to three hours. Mariko Kitutani will lead the group in making a blue necklace.

Nov. 21

The Hudson Library & Historical Society's Between the Lines Book Club members, who just finished "Slaves in the Family," will have the chance to meet the author Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. when Edward Ball visits the library for a reading and book signing of his latest release, "The inventor and the Tycoon." Ball won the National Book Award for "Slaves in the Family" in 1998. The Learned Owl will provide copies of Ball's titles for purchase and signing.

"Beautiful Ruins," by Jess Walter will be discussed on Dec. 9.

The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library. No registration is required. Even if you haven't finished the book, you're welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome.

For more information on the book club, contact the reference department at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or emailing

Nov. 24

A special preview night featuring the Case-Barlow Farm Doll House Exhibition and toy train room will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served during the candlelit evening. Tickets are $50 per person for the preview and reservations are required. Call 216-956-0848 for more information or to make a reservation.

Nov. 25

The Hudson Library and Historical Society will present "Create your own Zentangle Christmas Cards" from 6 to 8 p.m. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images form repetitive patterns. Join certified Zentangle teachers Michelle Rodgers and Cathy Zavodny as they help participants create holiday Zentangle designs. Pens and pencils will be supplied. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online at For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or email

Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

The 4th annual Doll House exhibition, featuring a train room, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. each day at the Case-Barlow Farm. The historic 1830s farmhouse will take on an "Old-Fashioned" look with candles and winter decorations throughout the house. Plus more than 35 doll houses and room boxes will be on display in the various rooms. The trains will be featured upstairs, and cookies and punch will be served in the dining room. Admission cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Group rates are available. Call 216-956-0848 for more information.

Dec. 7

The Holiday Gift Shoppe, sponsored by Hudson Community First, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hudson Middle School, 77 N. Oviatt St. The event is free and features a secure, supervised shopping experience for young children and a craft show with everything from jewelry to food for adults.

For more information, contact

Dec. 8

The Hudson Library & Historical Society music series continues at 1 p.m. with a concert by the Hudson Middle School Orchestra. Led by music director Roberto Iriarte, the orchestra will play some classical string orchestra selections by modern composers William Hoefeldt and Howard Shore as well as a variety of seasonal selections representing Christmas and Chanukah. No registration is required for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit

Dec. 12

The Hudson High School choir will perform its winter concert at 7 p.m. at the high school.

Dec. 14 and 15

St. Mary Catholic Church, 340 North Main Street, will host a Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar Dec. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar includes items from 14 vendors representing the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Holy Land. The event is free and includes children's crafts, fair trade coffee and chocolate tasting, and a raffle basket.

Dec. 15

The sixth annual "Search for the Christ Child" will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hudson United Methodist Church, 2600 Hudson-Aurora Road.

This 30-minute, interactive journey allows guests to visit the Inn in Bethlehem, listen to angels sing, meet the three wise men and many others on their way to find the Christ Child lying in a manger with Mary and Joseph. This event is free for the community. For more information, call the church office at 330-650-2650.

Dec. 17

The orchestra's winter concert will take place at 7 p.m. at Hudson High School.

Dec. 19

The band's winter concert will take place at 7 p.m. at Hudson High School.

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The Hudson PTO's annual membership drive is one of the biggest fundraising events allowing PTO to support new and existing programs at each of the schools.

Join Hudson PTO by visiting, and click on the membership tab to join and pay online using a credit card or Paypal account. A family membership costs $15.

For more information, contact Lori Brest at or Chris Frantz at


The Hudson library invites families to take part in a new reading incentive program, 1000 Books before Kindergarten, for children from birth to entering kindergarten.

Experts say young children who are read to every day develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation for school and learning success. Parents can pick up a 1000 Books packet at the Children's Room desk and start logging their books to get started on their goal right away.

For every 100 books read, the child will receive a small reward from the library. This program was made possible by a grant from the Hudson Preschool Parents.

For more information, visit the Children's Library or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

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