Arts & Culture

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Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

I’ve fallen in love with Fredrik Backman’s writing the same way he states in this book he wants his son to fall in love with words. “Like whirlwinds in your head. Like a punch to the gut.”

Franconia Sculpture Park

Many theater and gallery venues went dark in 2020 as it became necessary for audiences to seek alternate entertainment experiences. But, the 2021 summer spotlight is shining on many great arts and culture venues in the valley as they prepare for a comeback.

Space St. Croix

Sharing his love for science with others, Hudson resident and librarian Christopher Mick created Space St. Croix to make STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) content more accessible to curious kids.

cabin-friendly plants

Cabin owners know the drill. Head up (or over) to the lake in springtime for opening, plant the garden beds and flower boxes, return home and hope for the best.

Farm

WE REGULARLY FEATURE photo submissions from our Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest in the pages of St. Croix Valley Magazine and online. This month, we asked Steve Hadeen to tell us about his photograph titled Silo Under the Big Dipper.

pottery

The 29th annual St. Croix Valley Pottery. Tour will be all online to help keep artists and the pottery loving public safe. The venue may look different, but the pottery is as wonderful as ever.

Garden Club

Since 1965 the Hudson Home and Garden Club (HH&GC) has been a place for locals to share common interests. Promoting the love of gardening, the club encourages the creation of beautiful spaces through public programs, events, community service opportunities and city-oriented projects.

Green Homes

The first things you notice when you step foot inside this newly built modern Scandinavianstyle home are the open-concept floor plan, light and bright rooms, quality finishes and efficient use of space.

Master Gardener, Deb Pederstuen

LIKE MANY LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, the St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association (SCVMGA) may have seemed dormant in the past year due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions. But, much like the seeds they carefully tend in flower beds and vegetable patches throughout the St.

Kaufmann describes his latest book.

WILLIAM KAUFMANN works as a potter at Linden Hills Pottery in Hudson, Wis. alongside his wife Cynthia Mosedale, a painter. When Kaufmann isn’t creating oneof-a-kind ceramics, he can often be found writing.

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