Hudson residents David and Sue Wilkinson were 50 years wed on Sept. 14, 2019. They were guests of about 100 friends and relatives at a surprise Golden Wedding party Sept. 1 at John Boyle O’Reilly Hall in Westborough, the site of their wedding reception 50 years ago. They were showered with cards, flowers and gifts. Wilkinson, a Hudson native and the former Sue Nelson of Hopkinton were married at Martha Mary Chapel, Sudbury. He retired from R.S. Lamson & Sons after over 40 years employment. Sue is a retired Hudson School Dept. employee. Their daughter Dawn is the wife of Hudson Postmaster Chris Capobianco and they have two sons, Jaxon and Gavin. Son David and his wife, Julia have two sons, Edward and Andrew. Both Sue and David are active members of the Hudson Historical Society and Dave is also a member of the Hudson Historic Commission.
Rectober Fest set for Oct. 5
Hudson Recreation Dept’s “Rectober Fest” will be held Oct. 5, replacing the usual Pumpkinfest held at the end of the month for many several years. “Rectober Fest” will be held on the Hudson High baseball field at Riverside Park, instead of the usual Morgan Bowl affair and the hours have changed from 12 noon to 5 p.m. According to Recreation Dept. Officials the re-paving of the track around Morgan Bowl continues, forcing the move to the adjacent baseball field. Hours have been shortened because of the threat of mosquito-borne diseases at dusk and earlier in area towns, which has necessitated spraying the wooded areas. The program will include many family-oriented activities, food trucks, homemade pies by Methodist Church Women, beer garden, music by Mr. Vic and the Working Man Band, performances by the Flying High Dogs, demos by Hudson Firemen and Hudson Police, and other events. Because of the earlier closing, there will not be a fireworks display. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking.
Unitarian Church to offer wizardry classes
The Silverthorn School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is being held throughout the school year at Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, Main and Church streets. Students ages K-12 are invited to attend classes held each Sunday at the church from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Modeled after the Harry Potter series, participants will take classes in Potions, Herbology, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, and more. No equipment or fees required for attendance and students may enroll anytime during the school year by contacting Cynthia Menard, headmistress and director of Lifelong Learning at UCMH by email at cynthia.menard013@gmail.com or the UCMH office at 978-562-9180.
‘Little Women’ discussion set for Oct. 7
The One Book, One Hudson discussion group gets underway at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Hudson Public Library. The group is discussing the classic “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. Books are available for checkout at the library. To sign-up call 978-568-9644. In association with the subject, the children’s room has a variety of “Little Women” books at various reading levels, and events about each of the Alcott sisters as well as passive activities, Sept. 16 through Oct. 26.
Portuguese congregation to begin meeting at First United
A new Portuguese congregation, Igeja Nasso Deus Rena (Our God Reigns), led by Pastor Evaldo Penha, is sharing space at the First United Methodist Church, Felton and Pleasant streets. Services began Sept. 1 and are held every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Taste of Hudson set for Oct. 20
Taste of Hudson, a social event, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Out of Office space on the third floor of the Hudson Mill Center, 43 Broad St., which is handicapped accessible. The event is sponsored by the Hudson Downtown Business Improvement District.
Fiber arts working group to launch
“Fiber Arts” is the subject of a new working group to be conducted and overseen by teacher Erin Griffin at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, corner Main and Church streets. They will meet the last Sunday of each month, starting Sept. 29 though January. The group is open to any practitioner of the fiber arts, knitting, crochet, macramé, peg looms, cross stitch or other. Suggested donation is $5.
Hudson Sun distribution locations
In answer to several inquiries, printed copies of the Hudson Sun are available every Thursday at: Dollar Tree, 213 Washington St.; Apple Country, 118 Forest Ave; Shell Food Mart, 181 Main St.; Stop & Shop, 10 Technology Drive; Cumberland Farms, 200 Washington St.; Buscemi’s Convenience Store, 171 Cox St.; Short Stop General Store, 419 Main St.; Lake Boone General Store, 700 Main St.; Cumberland Farms, 87 Central St.; CVS, 234 Washington St.; 7-Eleven, 26 Cox St. and Rite Aid-186 Main St.
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