Volunteers will be leading a "Nooks and Crannies Tour" at Washington County's Historic Courthouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Areas that are typically closed to the public, like the sheriff's original residence and the dome atop the building, will be featured on this tour. The dome, for instance, is reached by a steep narrow staircase, but it offers great views of Stillwater, the river and the St. Croix Valley.

The suggested donation for the tour is $3 for adults and $1 for children. The courthouse is located at 101 W. Pine St. in Stillwater.

For more information, go to www.co.washington.mn.us/hc or call 651-275-7075.


'Into the Woods' opens at Loft Stage

The Woodbury Community Theatre opens its fall show, "Into the Woods," next weekend.

Shows are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Oct. 11, 12 and 13. A matinee is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

All shows are at the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive.

For more information, go to www.woodburycommunitytheatre.org.

Encore Wind Ensemble to perform

The Encore Wind Ensemble will present a free concert at 4 p.m. next Sunday, Oct. 7, at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury.

The ensemble is a collection of Twin Cities' instrumentalists who perform traditional and contemporary masterworks for band. Under the direction of Jerry Luckhardt, it will perform "Musical Snapshots" featuring "Sound the Bells" by John Williams, "The Seal Lullaby" by Eric Whitacre, "Armenian Dances" by Alfred Reed, and other pieces.

King of Kings is located at 1583 Radio Drive.

'Stretching with Scripture' offered

"Stretching with Scripture," a class at King of Kings Lutheran Church, is being offered on alternating Saturdays into December.

The class teaches spiritual meditation on scripture using yoga techniques to "quiet our bodies and minds to focus on God's Word," the church said in a news release.

The early morning class is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 13 and 27, Nov. 10 and 17, and Dec. 1 and 8. Cost is $25.

The church is located at 1583 Radio Drive in Woodbury. To register, contact Pam at 651-738-3110.


Project Art for Nature has exhibit on display

"Earth, Air, Water Life," a gallery exhibit by Project Art for Nature, will be on display at the Stillwater Public Library through Oct. 29.

Project Art for Nature is a collaboration of artists and illustrators from Minnesota and Wisconsin who have chosen to work on an area of land that is in need of protection.

Artists whose work is included in the library's show are Mary Coughlan, Marj Davis, Denise Friesen, Barbara Harman, Suzanne Lewis, Tom McGregor, Tammi Joy Parsons, Bonnie Ploger, Teri Power, Robyn Beth Priestley, David Spohn, Noreen Tyler, Diane Wesman and Vera Ming Wong.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 224 Third St. N. For more information, go to www.stillwaterlibrary.org or call 651-275-4338.

Staff reports