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Continued: Arts briefs: Stillwater's 'Front Porch' series warms up

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Mark Twain’s classic tale is propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller. This jaunty journey provides a brilliant theatrical celebration of pure Americana and sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi. Performances begin Oct. 24.

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Lake Elmo

Author Bancroft coming to library

Greg Bancroft, author of “Betsy’s Day at the Game,” will be at the Lake Elmo Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, to share his book. The library is at 3537 Lake Elmo Av.

It is a story of a granddaughter who loves hanging out with her grandfather, especially at the ballpark. The peanuts, Cracker Jacks, cotton candy and hot dogs are important, but equally important is the scorecard and the family tradition. It includes a full scorecard and the author will teach everyone how to fill out their own

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St. Croix Valley

Sculpture Park to host folk festival

The Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, is hosting a Bluegrass, Folk & Country Festival from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, as part of its summer-long music series. Performing are the Roe Family Singers, High48s, Cactus Blossoms and Thea Ennen.

Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, or pick up a bite to eat from the food vendors and enjoy the relaxing musical afternoon at the Earthen Amphitheater.

All events are family-friendly and open to the public. Parking is $5 per car. For more information call 651-257-6668 or e-mail


Bands sought for Sunburst Festival

Woodbury is looking for bands interested in showcasing their talent at the third annual Sunburst Music Festival. Young (ages 15 to 28) local musicians, bands, or the like are sought to to perform from 3 to 9 p.m. July 19, at Ojibway Park.

Those interested in performing should contact Elizabeth Owens at cq no later than Wednesday, July 10. All music and performances must be suitable for a family audience.

Admission is free.

Jim Anderson

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