Learn to overcome obstacles in a job search April 17

Hudson Job Search will present "Overcome Obstacles, Fight for the Job you Want" with speaker Mark Gonska of Dise & Company on April 17 at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St. with sign-in at 7:15 p.m.

Discouragement, procrastination and rejection are common to every job search. These may not be optional. However, it IS possible to overcome most obstacles. Wildly popular speaker Mark Gonska delivers straight talk:

In almost every case the biggest obstacle is not the market, age discrimination or the economy. The biggest barrier to job search success is between your left ear and right ear.

Looking at "transition" in a new light. How you can make this a "good thing".

What's holding you back? Identify your monster and slay it.

Why blaming others is toxic.

The power of AND is countering every excuse.

Mark Gonska is executive vice president and leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company. His coaching is demanding and delivers rapid results for maximum effort. Also known as America's Career Coach,he also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally. Gonska has helped over 8,500 people accelerate their career advancement. You won't want to miss this dynamic presentation.

32nd Annual HPP Children's Fair

The 32nd Annual Hudson Preschool Parents Children's Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 29 at East Woods School, 120 North Hayden Parkway.

This will conclude the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) at East Woods School with the biggest event of the year. With a bunch of new vendors and affle items, the fair is fun for all.

Things to enjoy at the fair include:

Fun activities from balloon animals to gymnastics and more

Kids' identification/fingerprinting kits from GASP

Information on summer camps, dance and gymnastics classes, music classes, organizations and more from approximately 50 vendors

Lots of food for sale and great entertainment

Chances to win big at the 50/50 and item auction

Appearances by local mascots

The fair is free to all HPP members and nonmembers. Visit www.hudsonpreschoolparents.org for more information.

Rowing class offered May 6, 8

The Portage Lakes Rowing Association will be offering two separate Learn to Row classes on May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and May 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $50. Any adult interested can register on their website at plra.club Graduates can choose whether or not to join the club and enter the novice rowing program, a 10-week course.