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April 2014:

April 10-13 - Hudson's International Festival
The Merchants of Hudson invite you to travel around the world! Get a passport from one of the 25 businesses who are representing their selected country with store decorations, music, flags, maps, interesting facts, games and quizzes. Click here for a schedule of events.

April 12, 11 AM-1 PM - Author Dixie Frank at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Meet Dixie Frank, author of I'm So Glad You Saved Me. This illustrated storybook is the true story of a rescued baby starling that captures the hearts of his new family... a touching book that both children and adults will enjoy... and a message of love, and of what makes a family, a family.

April 12, 1-3 PM - Author Kathryn Craft AND Book Club Open House at The Learned Owl Book Shop
We're having our annual Book Club Open House on Saturday, April 12th, from 1-3 PM. Join us to register your book club (new groups welcome!), meet other readers and find great picks for your summer/fall lineup. We'll have lots of suggestions, giveaways and refreshments at the event. This year you will also have the opportunity to meet Kathryn Craft, author of The Art of Falling, a book about a young ballet dancer trying to understand her past and begin again after a tragic accident she has no recollection of. Ms. Craft will be here to discuss and sign her book during the open house.

April 12, 1:30-3 PM - Prenatal Workshop at Yoga Lounge & Barre
This informal and interactive workshop will focus on how to modify your yoga practice to best nurture your growing baby and changing body. We will cover: simple modifications to basic yoga poses, actions to avoid, and pregnancy vinyasa sequences. $25

April 13, 5-7 PM - Spring Writing Workshop #1: Creative Nonfiction with Marsha McGregor at The Learned Owl Book Shop
We're excited to kick off our Spring Writing Workshop series! Each workshop will cover a specific area of writing techniques and will be taught by professional writers. Workshop #1 focusses on Creative Nonfiction with author Marsha McGregor. Registration is required. Each class is $45 or all three for $100 (save $35!) Refreshments will be provided and each participant will receive a coupon as a bonus for signing up! For more information, please contact The Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252.

April 13, 7:30-9 PM - Yoga for Loss Workshop at Yoga Lounge & Barre
Whether it is losing a job, death of a loved one, or the end of a relationship, loss is an inevitable part of life. This workshop will explore how yoga can be used as a tool for healing during the grieving process. Highlights include connecting grief with yoga philosophy and the chakra system, and opening a broken heart through a relaxed heart-opening sequence and meditation. No yoga experience needed. $20

April 16, 6:30 PM - Five course wine dinner at Peachtree Southern Kitchen
On Wednesday, April 16th at 6:30 PM, Peachtree Southern Kitchen will host a five course wine dinner featuring wines from Highway 101 Cellars. The cost is $55.00 per person (not including tax and gratuity). A representative from Private Reserve Wines will be on hand to share information about Highway 101 Cellars and the wines. Chef Matt will create a feast to pair with each wine. The wines will include: Creador Cava Sparkling and Highway 101's Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Call now to book your reservation!

April 19, 1-3 PM - Authors Mary McClure and James Pryor at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Meet authors Mary McClure (Silver Lake Park) and James Pryor (Akron Aviation).

April 20, 8 AM-3 PM - Easter Brunch at Hudson's Restaurant
Celebrate Easter at Hudson's! Easter Brunch will be served from 8am-3pm at our Hudson location. Every child will receive a special treat! Call today to make your Easter Reservation! Hudson: 330-650-1955 Visit for more details.

April 20, 10 AM-4 PM - Easter Brunch at One Red Door
We are now taking reservations for Easter Brunch at One Red Door. We will be serving items from our incredible brunch menu created by chef Shawn Monday and his staff. Featuring: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, 4 Styles of Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Pizza, French Toast, House Made Sausage, Sandwiches, Pizzas, Salads & many more wonderful menu choices. Also don't forget about our legendary make your own bloody mary bar. Make reservations now, we will fill up fast! Complete brunch menu can be found on our website. Call 330-342-3667 today!

April 20, 10:30 AM-4 PM - Easter Brunch at Peachtree Southern Kitchen
Book your table now for Sunday, April 20th Easter Brunch! Peachtree will serve a special Easter Brunch from 10:30 AM - 4 PM. Our regular Brunch menu will be available as well as several new features created by Chef Matt for that special day. We will also feature an all-new Bloody Mary bar! Reservation will fill quickly; make yours today: 234-380-1789.

April 24, 7 PM - The Learned Owl Book Shop's Book Club in a Bar (location TBA)
The Learned Owl Book Club in a Bar will meet to discuss Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham. Join us!

April 26, 11 AM - Author Mike Hooley at The Learned Owl Book Shop
The Learned Owl welcomes Mike Hooley, author of the children's story Penelope Skunk Has Junk in Her Trunk. Come meet the author and get a copy of this delightful story of Penelope, who also has junk in her closets, and on her shelves, and all over the house. She slowly realizes that there are more important things in life than all her junk in this heartwarming story of the importance of family.

April 27 & May 25, 12:15-1:15 PM - Teen Yoga at Yoga Lounge & Barre
Teens will learn the basic yoga poses, play with fun sequences, and build confidence in this class that is infused with upbeat music and self- exploration activities. No experience necessary. Ages 9-14.

April 27, 2 PM - History Book Club at The Learned Owl Book Shop
The Learned Owl History Book Club will meet to discuss James Garfield. This group is open to all who are interested: Read any book on the topic and join us or just come to listen! There is no need to register. The book club meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month and the group chooses the topic together for the following month. In recognition of the 100th anniversary, our May topic will be WWI.

April 29, 6-9 PM - Prom Show at Molly Taylor Designs
The Prom Show will be hosted at our new shop to show off the latest Trends in Prom Florals! Our Custom Floral Corsages, Boutonnieres, Hair Pieces, Necklaces, and Bouquets will be on display! DJ Andrew Kern will be providing Music! A Fashion Show will show off Greenroots Collection and Winds of Change's beautiful clothing paired with our Floral Accessories! Lucia's... The Salon on Main will be modeling some awesome Prom Hair Styles! We will provide a Gourmet Popcorn Bar, Photo Booth, Games, and Raffles! All High Students and Parents are welcome! Even if you aren't attending prom this year, you don't want to miss this party!

May 2014:

Mondays & Thursdays in May beginning Thursday, May 1, 6-7:45 PM - May Wellness Challenge at Yoga Lounge & Barre
Yoga Lounge and Barre is teaming up with Vertical Runner for a spring running (walking) and yoga program during the month of May. All that is required is a class package at YLB; there is no additional cost for the program. Meet at 6 PM at Vertical Runner in Hudson for a run (walk) before the 6:45 PM yoga class at YLB! In addition, attend a yoga/barre class 4 times per week and attend 3 Saturday group sessions (May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st). Call or visit the YLB website for more details!

May 2, 6-8 PM - Candlelight Slow Burn at Yoga Lounge & Barre
Deepen your awareness and free your soul as we heat the body from the inside out. Sensual, mindful movement invites connection between body and breath while flowing in the soft glow of candlelight.

May 3, 9:30 AM-Noon - Illustrator and pop-up engineer Robert Sabuda at The Learned Owl Book Shop
We are excited to announce that Robert Sabuda, noted children's book illustrator and paper engineer/pop-up book creator, will be here on Saturday, May 3rd, to talk about his work. We will start the day with a limited-seating breakfast with the author at 9:30, followed by open signing from 10:30 to 12:00.
Please call the shop to reserve a place at breakfast - space is limited, so don't wait! 330-653-2252

May 3, 11 AM-3 PM - All About Mom at First & Main
Join us at First & Main as we celebrate all things Mom!
* Enter to win a grand prize pampering package for mom! Spend $50 and receive a $5 gift card for First & Main and an entry for the grand prize!
* Free Kids' Photo Booth - Make Mom's day memorable with a personalized photo and picture frame.
* Card Making - Create a custom card for Mom in our craft area!
* Strolling music, refreshments & more!

May 3, Noon - Kentucky Derby party at Peachtree Southern Kitchen
On Saturday, May 3rd stop down to Peachtree Southern Kitchen for the Kentucky Derby. The festivities will kick off at noon. There will be food and beverage specials all afternoon long. Mint Juleps will be the featured drink of the day. Snack on a "Kentucky Hot Brown", which is an open faced Turkey sandwich with Brown Gravy and Mashed Potatoes. There will be contests and prizes throughout the afternoon. Take part in the "Best Hat" competition. Horses for the big race will be raffelled off throughout the afternoon. The Derby is always one of the best days of the Spring. Book your spot today: 234-380-1789.

May 3, 1:30-3:30 PM - Basics Workshop II at Yoga Lounge & Barre
Find freedom in your body and take your practice to the next level. This workshop will cover the importance of breath and how it can ease movement and transitions between difficult poses. This workshop is ideal for yogi's with three or more months of experience.

May 10, 1 PM - Author Kristin Ohlson at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Join us at The Learned Owl as we welcome author Kristin Ohlson with her book The Soil Will Save Us. Start your planting season off with a fascinating read about the condition of farming and the environment and how we can all make a difference.

May 10, 1:30-2:30 PM - Baby and Me Yoga with Jennifer Fries at Yoga Lounge & Barre
During this workshop, we will explore ways to share your yoga practice with your infant through rigorous asana practice, stimulating baby exercises, and nourishing infant massage. Bring your baby and enjoy a fun, stress-free hour that will last long after class is over. Recommended for babies 2 weeks to one year old and their caregivers. Laughter, tears, nursing, and cuddles are welcomed! This workshop is $15; new mothers must be 6 weeks postpartum.

May 11, 10:30 AM-4 PM - Mother's Day brunch at Peachtree Southern Kitchen
Book your table now for Sunday, May 11th for Mother's Day! Peachtree will serve a special Mother's Day Brunch from 10:30 AM-4 PM. Our regular Brunch menu will be available as well as several new features created by Chef Matt for the special day. Let Peachtree help make that special day just a little bit more fun. Book your table today! 234-380-1789

May 17, 1-3 PM - Author Irv Korman at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Irv Korman will visit The Learned Owl to talk about his new book I Was Jackie Mason's Chauffeur for 5 Minutes, in which he shares his encounters with celebrities, including the Smothers Brothers, Doc Severinsen, Frank Gorshin, Loni Anderson and George Carlin.

May 18, 5-7 PM - Spring Writing Workshop #2: Character Arcs and Development at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Our second workshop in the series will focus on Character Arcs and Development, led by author Sam Thomas. Registration is required. Each class is $45 or all three for $100 (save $35!) Refreshments will be provided and each participant will receive a coupon as a bonus for signing up! For more information, please contact The Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252.

May 21, 6:30 PM - Bourbon Dinner at Peachtree Southern Kitchen
On Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30 PM, Peachtree will host a Bourbon Dinner. Chef Matt will create a five course dinner that will be paired with five different Bourbons. Cost is $55.00 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Make your reservation now: 234-380-1789.

May 24, 1 PM - Joe Murray at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Join us as we welcome author Joe Murray, Kent State professor and pilot, with his book Lost in Oscar Hotel.

May 27 - Author Daniel James Brown at the Hudson Library
Author Daniel James Brown (The Boys in the Boat) will be giving a talk and signing books at the Hudson Library (time TBA). The Boys in the Boat is the irresistible, dramatic, and poignant story behind the triumph of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's Olympics. It's a terrific look at history as well as the personal story of the boys who made up the team. The book is currently available in hardcover, and will be released in paperback on May 27.

May 30-June 1 - Sara Gabriel Accessories Trunk Show at All Brides Beautiful
Introducing SARA GABRIEL Couture Accessories - VIP Trunk Show. 10% off all Sara Gabriel Accessories. Customizations Available. Shipped in under 1 month. Made in the USA. Call 330.655.1339 to reserve your appointment time.