I am resurrecting this thread because there was an unexpected ending.
Jane, the news article reported, teaches in Smalltown, but lives in Big City, so the organizers must have known that Jane does not read the Smalltown Weekly.
Mr. Nutrax also does not read it, or if he does, he ignores the notices. I didn't think the party notice was anything he'd be interested in, so never mentioned it to him.
When the news report came out, I noticed that Jane had taught at the same school as Mr. Nutrax's mother. So I asked him "do you know Jane?" He sure did. Mama had mentored Jane when Jane first began teaching and they became good friends, despite a 25-year age difference. Jane had spent many an hour sitting in the family kitchen, talking to Mama. After Mama died, and Jane moved to Big Town, she lost touch with the family.
I sent the news article to Mr. Nutrax's sister. She was very excited to read the news and wanted to get in touch with Jane. Unfortunately, Jane's real name is very common, so the Big City phone directory and Google were of no use. Sister noticed that the article mentioned that Jane would be volunteering at a charity this summer. Sister contacted the charity and asked if they could pass on a message to Jane.
They did. Today, Sister forwarded me an email. Jane was delighted to reconnect with the family and can't wait to hear all the news. Family is delighted to hear from Jane.
I guess the moral is, always read the Smalltown Weekly and never make assumptions about what your husband might be interested in