Exciting Easter Activities to be held this weekend in Hudson

By Lauren Mitchell

CREATIVE COMMONS PHOTO/Jarosław Pocztarski

The Town of Hudson is calling on all children and their parents who want to express their creative side this upcoming Easter weekend. Hudson's Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre will be hosting fun Easter-themed activities Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All children aged one to 12 are invited to get into the Easter spirit.

“Parents are more than welcome to participate with their children in each of activities offered,” says Nicolas Pedneault, Director of Culture and Tourism for Hudson. “These activities are free for all.”

One planned event is the new and exciting workshop offered called the ‘Handwax Atelier’ involving dipping your hand into a lightweight wax that will mould and dry to its shape. After the wax dries, a professional delicately slips your hand out of the mould. The hand is then yourS to decorate however you wish and serves as a keepsake memory of the size of the child's hand at that particular age.

There will be an Easter tea room featuring cupcake decorating. For those feeling competitive and looking to channel their creative side to win a prize, an Easter basket decorating contest will be held for prizes including the seasonal favourite - chocolate Easter bunnies. The Hudson Garden Club (HGC) will also be present at the community centre, offering their services in designing gardening crafts.

“We have little flower pots, potting soil, seeds for the children, and tiny tools,” said Lorrie Phelan, HGC President. “What we do is supervise the children as they fill their pots with soil and plant their chosen seeds, offering help if they need it. They'll then put a Popsicle stick in their pot, and write the name of flower on it. They can take it home and continue to water it, put it on their window sill to feed it sunlight. The kids loved it last year.”

Easter wouldn’t be complete without an egg hunt near the end of the day, for children aged one to 12. The search will take place outside, in the forest and the forecast is calling for sunny skies.

There will be two different groups according to age range and level of difficulty. The first will start at 12:30 p.m. for children aged one to five. The second group is for kids aged five to 12 beginning at 1 p.m.

All activities will be held at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre located at 394 Main in Hudson on Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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