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Continued: Arts briefs: Apple Blossom Races near Afton to put spring in your step

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  • Last update: May 4, 2013 - 10:50 PM

The “Spring is Here! Botanical Show,” a special River Room exhibit featuring 20 artists exhibiting botanical themed art, has opened at the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, 402 N. Main St. in Stillwater.

The works are created in multiple media, including jewelry, pastel, pencil, pressed ferns, oils, acrylic, photography and pottery.

An opening reception will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the gallery. For more information, call 651-689-0149 or go to

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Registration opens for theater camps

Registration has begun for the Lakeshore Players Theater Summer Youth Project (entering grades 6-12) and Summer Youth Project Jr. (entering grades 2-7) camps that will culminate in two performances later in the summer.

The morning camp for younger performers runs from June 10-27. Kids will develop their “actors’ tools” as they explore musical theater and create simple props and scenic elements for the show.

They will perform “Willy Wonka Kids” at three different shows on June 28-29. A mandatory meeting for parents and campers is at 7 p.m. May 23 at Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4820 Stewart Av. in White Bear Lake.

The day camp for teens, which runs from July 1-25, and is an opportunity to participate in all aspects of a theatrical production. It begins with an acting workshop that prepares and casts campers in their roles. All campers will be assigned a role.

They will perform “Alice in Wonderland” July 26-Aug. 4.

For more information, go to

Bike ride to raise funds to fight MS

The Bike MS — Sam’s Club Twin Cities Ride will take place Saturday, May 11, sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Upper Midwest Chapter. The ride will start and end at Century College, 13300 Century Av. N. in White Bear Lake. It is the first of six bike rides that benefit the Upper Midwest Chapter each year. Riders can choose a 52- or 22-mile scenic route along the Gateway Trail.

Check-in is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Riders will start after they check in, and the starting line closes at 9:30 a.m. For information, visit

Days set aside for crafts, scrapbooks

A fun day working with friends on scrapbooks or crafts of your choice is planned by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 4th St.

Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers and includes doughnuts and coffee, lunch, dinner, snacks and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society.

Preregister online or call 651-407-5327.

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