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July 2016:

During July - Find Waldo in Hudson!
The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is back to visit different local businesses throughout Hudson this July. Join us for a great summer vacation activity, and support local business and the Shop Local movement at the same time.
To participate, pick up a passport at The Learned Owl Book Shop with the names of all the participating sites, and get your passport stamped or signed for each Waldo you spot. The first 125 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to The Learned Owl to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will enter diligent seekers in a grand prize drawing at the end of July.

Fridays & Saturdays, July 8 - August 26 - Summer Music Nights at First & Main
Grab some chairs and a blanket and head over to the First & Main Village Green every Friday and Saturday in July and August for evenings of live music, dancing and giveaways. Enjoy the sounds of top bands from the area as they perform lively cover music and originals to suit all tastes. Concerts run from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are free to the public. For a schedule of bands, visit firstandmainhudson.com.

July 20 - July 23 - Footloose at Young Actors Studio
When a rebellious teen moves from the big city to a small farming town, he discovers life is very different. The local preacher is determined to have control over the town's youth and has banished loud music and dancing. However, the preacher's own daughter is just as difficult to control as the new kid in town. The Oscar and Tony-nominated musical score will help the town celebrate the wisdom of listening to young people as they guide them with open hearts and open minds. Students of Young Actors Studio will perform this dynamic musical July 20th - July 23rd at 7 PM each evening with an additional matinee at 2 PM on July 23rd. Tickets cost $8.00 each and are only available online at www.youngactorsstudio.net. For more information, please contact Young Actors Studio at 86 Owen Brown Street in Hudson or call 330-653-8525.

July 21, 11 AM-1 PM - Fun at First & Main
Visit First & Main this summer for Fun at First & Main, a free, family-friendly event with fun and interactive activities targeted for kids ages 2 to 9. The event is sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital and brought to you by Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. Fun at First & Main will be held 11 AM-1 PM on select Thursdays, June-August. 95.5 the Fish radio station will be onsite to add to the fun with music and giveaways and more! Registration is not required, but the first 250 families to register qualify for a free Fun at First & Main T-shirt. Register online, or just come join the fun! The theme for July 21 is Movie Madness.

July 23, 1-3 PM - Author Serena Burdick at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Author Serena Burdick will be at The Learned Owl with her debut novel, Girl in the Afternoon. It is an opulent saga set in Paris during la Belle Epoque that tells the story of Aimee Savaray, a young woman who dreams of becoming a respected painter in the male-dominated art world. When Henri, the young man she is in love with, disappears during the Franco-Prussian War, Aimee seeks refuge in her art and is mentored by Edouard Manet. This is a novel of scandal, fortune and unrequited love that is sure to fit the bill for your summer reading pile!

July 23, 1-3 PM - Author Rebecca Thomas at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Rebecca Thomas will visit with her book The Truth Is...Confessions and Tips from an Elementary School Teacher. No matter what our backgrounds, in some way we have all been influenced by a teacher and will be able to relate to confessions in this book. The book reveals the changes in the schools over time and the overload of regulations, requirements and paperwork elementary teachers have to deal with while trying to teach.

July 24, 2-3 PM - Story time: Wolf Camp at The Learned Owl Book Shop
In keeping with our theme of dogs during the month of July, we'll be reading Wolf Camp. Come hear the story of Homer, a dog who gets a surprise invitation to wolf camp. He makes new friends at camp, has great adventures and becomes a certified honorary wolf. Come prepared to do your best wolf howl and enjoy the story, a snack and a take-home gift. The event is free, but please call to reserve a spot: 330-653-2252.

July 26 - 30 - Bling Sale at All Brides Beautiful
20% off the lowest marked price on all that sparkles in our salon!

July 28, 11 AM to noon - Summer Workshop at Nicky Nicole
Join us for our Summer 2016 Nicky Nicole Workshops: Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, July 28. Get in the swim of things! Sign up for our Mermaid Themed Workshop for girls ages 5 to 9. Bring your "mermaid loving BFF" and save! Workshop is $20 per "mermaid", or $35 for two. Join us for mermaid themed activities and crafts. Call us at 330.656.5200 to save your spot!

July 28, 6-9 PM (Last Thursday of every month) - Open Mic Night at Open Door Coffee Company
Come join our growing talent pool of musicians playing to a full house of enthusiastic listeners. Sign Up is needed. Bring a friend, grab a yummy latte or hot chocolate and be entertained by our eclectic group of musicians.

July 30, 1-3 PM - Author David Adams at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Local author David Adams will be at The Learned Owl with his new book, Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990.

July 30, 11 PM - Harry Potter Story #8 Release Party at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Join us to celebrate the midnight release (on Sunday, July 31) of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two! Please email or call us (330-653-2252) to reserve your copy, or order at learnedowl.com. Your preorder is also your reservation for this event; you must reserve the book from us to attend the release party.

July 31, 2:30-4:30 PM - Workshop: Prenatal Yoga with Jen Fries at Yoga Lounge & Barre
During this interactive informational workshop, Jennifer Fries, Certified Prenatal Yoga teacher and Birth Doula, will lead you through a yoga sequence designed to nurture your growing baby and changing body. As you flow, discussion will focus on how to safely modify your yoga practice, whether at home or in the studio, throughout your pregnancy. Designed for women at any stage of pregnancy, those trying to conceive, and their partners. $25.


August 2016:

Fridays & Saturdays, July 8 - August 26 - Summer Music Nights at First & Main
Grab some chairs and a blanket and head over to the First & Main Village Green every Friday and Saturday in July and August for evenings of live music, dancing and giveaways. Enjoy the sounds of top bands from the area as they perform lively cover music and originals to suit all tastes. Concerts run from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are free to the public. For a schedule of bands, visit firstandmainhudson.com.

August 6, 1-3 PM - Author Mark Bowles at The Learned Owl Book Shop
History professor Mark Bowles, co-author of the book Just Keep Rowing, will be at The Learned Owl Book Shop on Saturday, August 6th. Mark co-wrote the book with Katie Spotz, the accomplished young woman who did a 70-day historic solo row across the Atlantic in 2010, when she was 22. At that time, she was the youngest person to ever accomplish such a feat. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book go to H2O for Life, a non-profit organization that develops programs to provide clean water projects to schools. Spotz has already raised more than $275,000 for the organization.

August 6, 1-3 PM - Author Bill Broun at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Bill Broun will be at The Learned Owl on Saturday, August 6th to sell and sign his imaginative debut, Night of the Animals. This is the tale of Noah's Ark brilliantly recast as a story of fate and family, set in a near-future London. Mr. Broun is a Hudson native, graduating from HHS in 1984.

August 11, 11 AM-1 PM - Fun at First & Main
Visit First & Main this summer for Fun at First & Main, a free, family-friendly event with fun and interactive activities targeted for kids ages 2 to 9. The event is sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital and brought to you by Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. Fun at First & Main will be held 11 AM-1 PM on select Thursdays, June-August. 95.5 the Fish radio station will be onsite to add to the fun with music and giveaways and more! Registration is not required, but the first 250 families to register qualify for a free Fun at First & Main T-shirt. Register online, or just come join the fun! The theme for August 11 is Carnival.

August 12, 5-8 PM - Second Friday Art Hop
The theme for August is "Musical Arts": Spend a summer evening enjoying music.
Second Friday Art Hops are Hudson's very own Art Walk. Artist studios and galleries in Hudson have teamed up with local businesses to host a regular monthly event for art lovers in the area with Second Friday Art Hops. 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 our 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.


Hudson Community Events

Hudson Summer Music Festival:
Concerts on the Green

May 30 - August 28, 2016

Hudson Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 AM-12:30 PM (Village Green)
June 4 - October 8, 2016

Merchants of Hudson Annual Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 17

Hudson Wine Festival
Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16

Summer Music Nights at First & Main
Fridays & Saturdays, July 8 - August 26


Destination Hudson

For more community events,
see destinationhudson.com