Buy, sell at stamp show Feb. 12

The Hudson Stamp Show will be Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway in Hudson.

Five dealers buying and selling U.S. and foreign postage stamps, covers, some postcards and stamp supplies.

The event is free. Call 330-832-5992 with questions.

Learn about 'My Life with a Large Sculpture' at garden club meeting

The Hudson Garden Club's Feb. 16 meeting will feature Garden Club member Len Lampert and his program "Beat the Drumm Slowly My Life with a Large Sculpture."

The evening will document the three-year process of planning, construction and installation of a large work of art, crafted by local artist Don Drumm, for his landscape; a lifelong dream for Len. The program will explore the decisions to be made from placement in the yard and material of the artwork, through the challenges to overcome as the sculptor and client work together to bring the vision to fruition. Once installed, Lampert will explain how to incorporate new and existing landscaping to enhance the artwork.

Lampert, an architect who splits his time between Minneapolis and Hudson, works with clients as he helps them visualize a home that is not yet constructed. The process of creating artwork for the yard is a similar journey. He admits that completing this lifelong dream "required an effort as large as the sculpture itself."

Documenting the process through pictures, personal anecdote and his professional experience in architecture, the presentation will be an interesting and entertaining program.

The Feb. 16 meeting will be at Laurel Lake, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, with social time at 6:45 and the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the program is welcome to attend as the meeting is open to the public. Call Bronwyn Pierson at 330-612-4879 with any questions about the evening. As a reminder, the HGC follows the Hudson school district's severe weather cancelation for our general meetings.

Zane's Foundation meets Feb. 14

Zane's Foundation, Inc. invites people to its community meeting Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake, Fellowship Hall.

The topic is "Just What is This Thing Called a Sibshop?" with Judy Martin and the Green Sibshop Team.

The Sibshop Program is a unique opportunity for support, learning, and fun for siblings of kids with special needs. They plan to have a "mini-Sibshop" where they will give people an idea of what they are doing monthly in Green and encourage you to check it out for your third to sixth grade typically developing child. Children are welcome. RSVP by Feb. 12 to the Foundation Office either by phone at 330-677-9263 or email with any questions.

No child care is available.

Derbytown Men's Chorus offering

service to veterans for free

Annually, throughout the greater Akron area, on Feb. 13 and 14, the Derbytown Men's Chorus sends quartets to deliver singing valentines.

In addition to delivering two love songs, they present the valentine with a box of candy, a fresh red rose, and a personalized card from their loved one. The cost normally varies from $39-$59 depending on the flexibility in delivery time over the two-day event.

This year the group wants to do something special to thank service members currently serving overseas, and who have a valentine in the greater Akron area. The valentine can be a spouse, mom, special someone, etc. They get the same service as paying customers, but without charge.

Parents of the service members serving overseas, have the service member email C. A. Wilson (LTC USA Ret) at requesting a singing valentine. They will take it from there to include sending the service member photos of his/her special valentine being delivered.

Pop-up Dinner

Feb. 11

Spend an evening at The Red Twig, 5245 Darrow Road experiencing the story behind Valentine's Day as told through delectable dishes. Chefs Rick Carson and David Holland present six courses with an Amuse bouche, each plate representing a portion of St. Valentine's Story.

Carson (Nosh) and Holland (Copper Pot) combine their creativity to explore the art of story telling through food. Each course will be presented with the Chef's interpretation of the the story and explanation of the presentation. The story will be accompanied by a series of plated dishes with titles such as "Romance," "Secret Marriage," and "Imprisonment" with menu items and descriptions ranging from "Caged olympus Trout in a sweet potato and spun sugar cage" to "Beet Terrine, Moss Croutons, Pea Tendril and Fennel Forest." Indulge on the chef-inspired cocktails and select wine offering by Ken Evans of Purple Feet. Finish the evening with a decadent dessert and a selection of coffees provided by Scribbles Coffee Co. Gorgeous event rentals provided by Event Source of Cleveland.

To reserve your tickets call Nosh Eatery at 330-650-6674.

For more information please check the Facebook pages of Nosh, Copper Pot or The Red Twig.

Chef Rick Carson: Nosh, Classically trained in the culinary arts, Carson draws inspiration from his Chef Titles in the hotel and fine dining industry. Carson's travels through Europe, Philippines and the Caribbean lend global influences to his plates. With a passion for fresh, farm to table dishes, Carson has established an organic farm in Hudson to utilize in his establishment.

Chef David Holland: Classically trained in French cuisine, Holland has extensive experience in the chef world through hotels and fine dining establishments. Holland fuses modern techniques with classic practices to honor his passion for fresh, locally produced ingredients lending to the creative, interactive style of his dishes.