September 7, 2012

Golf Outing & Wine Tasting Planned

Victor Gardens Social Committee is planning a few more adult-centered activities in September and October.  They're still working out all the details, and we'll post info here when it's available. 

Adult Golf Outing
Thursday, Sept. 27, starting at 5:00pm
more info coming soon

Wine Tasting
Victor Gardens Neighborhood Activity Center
Friday, Oct. 5, starting at 7:00pm
RSVP required: Dawn LaFontsee

Lawn Care - $40 Core Aeration Service

Core Aeration Promotes Healthy Grass
Tony Schwab has spoken to Jeff Ambrose of Pro-Aire Lawn Service again this year about lawn core aeration services.

Jeff has offered his aeration services to Victor Gardens residents for a number of years and does a very professional job. He's offering a Victor Gardens discount rate of $40/per lawn regardless of size. That's less than what most others charge for this service. For do-it-yourselfers, this is a pretty good deal considering the cost of renting the machine, time and effort involved, plus the cost of gas. Jeff did a great job on our lawn over the last six years, and I would recommend his services to anyone.

Call Jeff Ambrose directly at (651) 274-1535. He's currently coordinating a schedule of Victor Gardens appointments.

If you're unfamiliar with core aeration, the U of M Extension Service describes it pretty well, "Core aeration is the best method of dealing with the problem of compaction in the lawn. Aeration promotes moisture and air penetration into soils, resulting in deeper and healthier root systems on the grass plants. ... The best time of year to aerate the lawn is late August to early October. Aeration can be done in the spring but will lead to additional weed seeds being brought to the surface where they may germinate. In fall, weed seeds will also be brought to the surface, but they will not sprout."

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September 6, 2012

Movie Night, Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 7 - Puss in Boots

Movie Night in Val Jean Park
The weather's looking promising for Friday's Movie Night in Val Jean Park. Join us for another cinema under the stars event! Share conversation, snacks and a cup of lemonade with your neighbors. The kids can burn off energy in the playground and soccer fields for their own pre-show entertainment. Bring your lawn chairs & plastic sheets or blankets. The movie begins at sunset!

Puss in Boots
One of the most beloved characters of the Shrek Universe – tells the hilarious and courageous (daring, bold, brave) tale of Puss’ (Antonio Banderas) early adventures as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and the street-savvy Kitty (Salma Hayek) to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. Rated PG

September 3, 2012

Arts Garden Holds Auditions for Community Musical Review

Arts Garden (Hugo's Arts Non-Profit) will be presenting "Broadway Showstoppers - a musical review" at the end of October and needs performers ages 10 to 100!  The show is an hour-long musical review that includes fantastic songs and dances from Broadway's greatest shows.  The rehearsal period is short and performers can choose their level of participation -- to enable busy kids and adults to be in a fun, local show with limited time commitment!

Auditions will be held Friday, September 14th (ages 10 to 18 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and ages 19 and up from 7:30pm to 9pm) & Saturday, September 15th (ages 10 to 18 from 9am to 10:30am and ages 19 and up from 10:30am to 12pm) at the Oneka Room in the Hugo City Hall.

Auditionees are encouraged to prepare a song (with sheet music for our piano player) and dress for movement.

Rehearsals will be Monday & Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings - (though not all performers will need to be at every rehearsal)

Performances will be held October 26th, 27th and 28th

NOTE: All cast members will be asked to pay a $25 fee to Arts Garden to help defray costs of production.

More information can be found at or by calling Jill @ 612.716.5054