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  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 14, 2011 - 5:00 PM

Acro-Cats, Afton May Fair

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"Acro-Cats"

AFTON MAY FAIR

The aroma of sweet, flaky pies will waft through the air during a baking contest. Specialty booths and other yummy goodness also highlight this event, with live music and activities. Artists and crafters will have items for display and sale. The Vasa Swedish Folk dancers perform, as will other acts. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next Sun. Afton Town Square, 3033 St. Croix Trail, Afton. 651-436-8883. www.aftonmnarea.com.)

THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS

Dogs are supposed to perform tricks, but cats? These felines are trained by Samantha Martin, who brings them to two locations, today and Monday. The Acro-Cats ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells and jump through hoops. The "Rock-Cats" pick up instruments to form a musical band. (6 & 8:30 p.m. today, Joke Joint, 801 Simbley Memorial Hwy., St. Paul; 7 p.m. Mon., In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, 1500 E. Lake St.; www.circuscats.com)

WORLD OF WHITTIER FAMILY FAIR

Minneapolis' Whittier area invites all to celebrate neighborhood pride. The fair celebrates the diversity of the community. Participate in a variety of activities, including crafts. Resource tables offer information, and live entertainment and food will be offered. (Noon-3 p.m. Sat. Free. Whittier Park, 425 W. 26th St., Mpls. 651-925-6874.)

MELISSA WALKER

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