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December 2014:

December 11-13 - Young Actors Studio presents A Christmas Carol
Just in time for the holidays, students of Young Actors Studio in grades 2-12 are proud to present their production of the classic tale A Christmas Carol. This memorable musical is based on the life of Ebenezer Scrooge who is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits that reveal his miserable attitude and actions. Once the Spirits show Ebenezer his past, present, and future existence, he must decide how he will live his life. This enjoyable musical will help you feel the spirit of the Holiday Season. Show dates are December 11-13 at 7 PM each evening, with an additional matinee at 2 PM on the 13th. Tickets are $8.00 each, and can be purchased by contacting Young Actors Studio at or by calling 330-653-8525. Young Actors Studio is located at 86 Owen Brown Street in Hudson.

December 12, 5-8 PM - Second Friday Art Hop. Theme: "Illumination Night"
Second Friday Art Hops are a collaborative effort designed to promote the arts in Hudson and support the work of studio artists and galleries. Artist studios and galleries in Hudson have teamed up with local businesses to host a regular monthly event for art lovers in the area. Visitors can tour working studios or art galleries in the downtown Hudson area. Peek inside an artist's studio and see firsthand the work that's being created in Hudson's expanding arts community. The studios and art galleries offer a wide variety of artwork: paintings, jewelry, watercolors, oil paintings, realistic work and abstract art. You can even catch live music around town. Many of the artists offer art classes and workshops and will be happy to tell you about them. Maps are available at participating studios and galleries or download one here.

December 12, 6-10 PM - 10th Anniversary Celebration at FASTFRAME
Join us at FASTFRAME during the Second Friday Art Hop for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. There will be live music, food, beverages, giveaways, and lots of fun! The first 50 people in attendance will receive an awesome swag bag full of great gifts! The celebration is a Thank You to everyone who has supported us during our first ten years and an invitation to all those who have not found us yet on the second level of the parking terrace at First and Main. Come check us out! FASTFRAME offers custom picture framing, art services, laser engraving, awards, plaques, nameplates, authentic memorabilia, and lots more! We are located on the second level of the parking terrace at First and Main next to Snip-Its.

December 12, 13 and 14 - Holiday Open House at The Sampler
Featuring store-wide savings along with select special markdowns throughout the store. We have a great selection of home decor, handmade crafts, up-cycled treasures, vintage items, antiques, doll clothes, jewelry and more. You can find those unique gifts here at 5850 Darrow Rd. in the Sherwin Williams / Ace Plaza.

December 13, 2 PM - Author Thomas Daniel at the Hudson Library
Local history enthusiasts will not want to miss this informative event about Jared Potter Kirtland, a little-known but important icon in the history of Ohio's Western Reserve. Author Thomas M. Daniel, M.D. will illuminate the life and accomplishments of Kirtland, a naturalist and physician. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of The Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.

December 15, 5:30-8 PM - Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman at Zeppe's Pizzeria and Italian Bistro
On Monday, December 15th, SANTA CLAUS will be making his annual visit and will be joined by a very special SNOWMAN from 5:30 TO 8 PM. This wonderful event falls on our KIDS EAT FREE EVERY MONDAY: With the purchase of one adult entree, receive a FREE KID'S MEAL! Join us for dinner and bring your cameras. We do not charge for sittings with Santa or Snowman! Reservations are recommended for this event: 330-655-9600.

December 17, 6:30-8 PM - Terry Pluto at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Terry Pluto returns to The Learned Owl Book Shop with Glory Days in Tribe Town, his most recent book, which he wrote with sportscaster Tom Hamilton. Relive the excitement of those first years at Jacobs Field, 1994-1997, when the Indians won almost every game and the stands were jam-packed every night. "Those weren't baseball seasons, they were year-long celebrations." Fans can meet Terry Pluto and learn more on Wednesday, December 17 from 6:30 to 8 PM at The Learned Owl.

December 19, 20 and 21 - Christmas Sale at The Sampler
Our store-wide Christmas Sale with savings of 10% or more on all merchandise. Shop for those unique gift items for someone special from our 30 vendors, and don't forget to treat yourself to a found treasure.

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