merchants of hudson

May 2016:

May 19, 6-8 PM (Third Thursday of every month) - Poetry Reading at Open Door Coffee Company
Come and share your favorite poem - original or by any author. Bring a friend or make a friend. Sign-ups requested at the counter, or email/phone: 330-653-5900 /

May 22, 3-5 PM - High Tea in Hudson at Open Door Coffee Company
Ask about our signup for High Tea in Hudson. We will be featuring a full English high tea menu, a speaker and live background music. The first High Tea will be Sunday, May 22, 3-5 PM. Advance reservations required.

May 26, 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.

May 26, 6:45 PM - The Learned Owl Book Shop's Book Club in a Bar with author Robin Yocum
Join us as our Book Club in a Bar meets with special guest Robin Yocum, whose latest book is A Brilliant Death. Location TBA.

May 29, 2-3 PM - Story time: Imagination at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Put on your imagination hats and come to The Learned Owl to hear wonderful stories about what amazing things can happen when you let yourself dream and imagine! We'll break out the special chalk and create pictures on the sidewalk in front of the shop for the town to enjoy. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is encouraged to come wearing something wonderfully imaginative! There is no cost for this event, but we only have room for 20 imaginative kids between the ages of 8 and 10, so please call 330-653-2252 to sign up.

June 2016:

June 1, 6-8 PM - Relax and ReWined Adult Coloring Book and Wine Tasting Event at Viva Bene Gourmet
The Learned Owl and Viva Bene Gourmet hope that you can join us for our next 'Relax and ReWined' Adult Coloring Book and Wine Tasting Event. Come and enjoy some amazing wines, while exploring your creative side. Kate, from The Learned Owl, will have plenty of adult coloring books, pencils and pens on hand for purchase. Erin, from Viva Bene Gourmet, will have (3) wines for you to taste throughout the evening. All you need to bring is yourself, and a friend, if you wish. We will have tables set up, with lovely wines to taste, while you escape your busy day... coloring away. (If you haven't tried it yet... you will LOVE it!!)
   When: Wednesday, June 1st from 6 PM - 8 PM (come and go, or come and stay)
   Where: Viva Bene Gourmet, 219 N. Main Street (behind All Brides Beautiful) - (330) 653-9800
   Cost: $15 per person (must be over 21 years)
   RSVP: erin@vivabenegourmet or call (330) 653-9800. Space is limited to 20.

June 10, 5-8 PM - Second Friday Art Hop: Local Art
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.

June 11, 1-3 PM - Author Janet Givens at The Learned Owl Book Shop
Meet Janet Givens, author of At Home on the Kazakh Steppe: A Peace Corps Memoir.

Hudson Community Events

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 10 AM-Noon

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

Festival Days: Home and Garden Tour,
Clothesline Art Show

Thursday, June 16 - Friday, June 17

Festival Days: Ice Cream Social
Friday, June 17, 6-9 PM (Hudson Green)

Destination Hudson

For more community events,