The Phipps Dance Theater will present "Hooray for Hollywood" Aug. 17-26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The show will highlight films such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Singin' in the Rain," "Saturday Night Fever," and "La La Land." Influences include Charlie Chaplin and Busby Berkeley, as well as appearances from Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Temple and Fred Astaire.
"Cinderella: A Dream Come True," by Kristi Cunningham, featuring summer camp student actors in grades 5 and 6, will be performed Thursday, Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m. (sold out), Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis. This is the classic re-telling of the rags-to-riches fairytale of a young girl forced to live with her cruel stepmother and her equally cruel daughters. The cast consists of: Ella Bitzer, St.
Jim Madsen has spent the better part of two decades working with a team of scientists on a quest to find answers to some of the universe's greatest mysteries. "In order to see new things, you have to look in different ways. All science is this continual quest to look in new ways," he explains.
The Members' Spotlight opens on Thursday, Aug. 2 with a galleries exhibit and open stage event at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. The Members' Spotlight celebrates the creative talent of the community in all art forms. A free reception open to the public will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. This will be followed by the Members' Bash, a ticketed event for members and non-members age 18 and older in the Black Box Theater. Tickets for the Members' Bash are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event.
The Washington County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is celebrating Minnesota Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August and World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7. This year's theme focuses on "Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life." The week helps raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers and calls attention to local efforts that support breast-feeding. "Breastfeeding helps children get off to a healthy start," said Samantha O'Dell, WIC Breastfeeding coordinator. "It's the foundation of life."
The Phipps Dance Theater will present "Hooray for Hollywood" Aug. 17-26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. This production will feature work from both local and Twin Cities-based choreographers Melissa Huber and Christina Leines of Hudson, Regan Saunders of Minneapolis, and director Mackenzie Lewis of Stillwater, Minn.
I love parks, and I have just fallen in love all over again. Anyone who was able to make it to the reopened Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park — or, as I say, my park — over the weekend of June 22-24 knows what I am talking about. The park was closed for a bit more than a year because, like so many of us, it was showing its age. Anyone who has skied or walked it for the past decades could see that it needed a facelift. The parking lots were beat up, and the roadways were getting potholed. More than that, the roadway into the park would flood when the lake got too high.
Woodbury needs 20 literacy and math tutors for the 2018-2019 school year, according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. This is part of an AmeriCorps recruitment effort of approximately 1,400 literacy and 300 math tutors throughout the state. Both full- and part-time tutors are being recruited to begin a year of paid service this fall. Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps are statewide initiatives to help students become a successful reader by the end of third grade, and proficient in math by the end of eighth grade.
I call on every youtuber, every social media voice, every news anchor (radio and TVB), every local politician (city and state) who wants to make a difference in American lives to take a day of rest from talking and spend one hour and engage in a protest for change that makes life more wonderful for all citizens. Your daily deliverances make it appear as though you draw attention, while waiting for others to do something. It is time you reveal your heart in more than just words.
Hudson's sixth annual St. Croix RiverFest celebration is set for July 17-22. RiverFest, "A Party with a Purpose," is designed to inspire people of all ages to actively celebrate the St. Croix River while recognizing the need to preserve and protect the river's health and beauty. RiverFest is made possible by the support of event sponsor Nor-Lake and other sponsors.