• T.M. O’Shaughnessy

Summer gets started with Greenwood


PHOTO BY TERRY O'SHAUGHNESSY

Hudson's Greenwood Centre for Living History launches a busy summer season with a fundraising concert by the Greenwood Singers Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m at St. Mary's Church, 261 Main Road, Hudson. The historic house opens its doors for the summer on Sunday, June 5 with MP Peter Schiefke.

At Hudson’s Greenwood Centre for Living History, tradition counts. And one of its most anticipated traditions is the concert that launches the busy summer season of events when the Greenwood Singers present their annual Songs for a Midsummer Night.

For many years now these accomplished local singers, under the direction of Judi Meade, have donated their time and talents to presenting a fundraising evening of song at St. Mary’s Church. Afterwards, the audience is invited across the road for a reception at Greenwood’s historic house which opens its doors for a welcoming glimpse after a long winter.

Greenwood officially opens for its summer season on Sunday, June 5 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) when Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Peter Schiefke, will do the honours. Greenwood will specially hold its Annual Members’ Day also on June 5 for this unique opportunity to chat with our new MP.

On Saturday, June 11, StoryFest for Kids will take part in another ELAN Arts Alive! initiative in Hudson, highlighting children’s author Lydia Lukidis, as well as presenting other fun things to do. This will be held at Greenwood from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Tickets $5/person; $20/family).

The very next day on Sunday, June 12 Greenwood’s StoryFest will hold the first of its Pre-StoryFest events at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (273 Main Road, Hudson) at 2 p.m. with biographer and photographer Karen Molson who has recently published her first novel The Company of Crows (Linda Leith Publishing). (Tickets: $10).

Throughout the summer until the end of August, Greenwood is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., as well as every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drop by for fascinating tours of the historic home and garden, and stay for tea on the porch overlooking the Lake of Two Mountains. (Tickets $10 per person).

And that just gets the season started!

For reservations, or for more information on tickets for events, please call (450) 458-5396 or visit www.greenwood-centre-hudson.org

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