Washington County arts & leisure briefs: Works by Maine on St. Croix artist featured at gallery

  • Updated: July 13, 2013 - 4:45 PM

Out of thin air: Painter Tom Dimock casts a shadow while painting a stand of conifer trees during a gathering of “en plein air” painters. Plein air painting session is scheduled for Aug. 3 as part of the Groveland Artists Group Show.

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Marine on St. Croix artist Tom Maakestad has two new oil pastels in the Groveland Artists Group Show which opened recently at the Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis.

He will also be conducting a porch painter demonstration at the Groveland from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on July 20. And on Aug. 3, he will be participating in the gallery’s “smackdown,” featuring many local artists.

Plein air, or outdoor, painting will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a reception and sale.

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Lakeshore Players offer theater camp

“Young Stars of the Stage,” a musical theater camp for children ages 8-13, is being offered by the Lakeshore Players Theatre from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2 at the theater at 4820 Stewart Av. in White Bear Lake. Cost is $115.

The camp will teach acting, vocal and dance techniques through performance and play, and its educational and theater professionals will help each student in developing self-confidence and collaborative skills vital to everyday life.

To register, go to lakeshoreplayers.com. For information, call 651-429-5674 or e-mail ben@lakeshoreplayers.com.


Registration open for fall softball league

Fall adult softball league registration is now available in Woodbury.

The fall season is six weeks long, with doubleheaders making up the 12-game schedule running from August through early October. The fee is $475 per team.

Registration packets are available at http://www.eteamz.com/woodbury/index.cfm?subsite=860832.

Contact Reed Smidt for more information at 651-714-3588 or e-mail rsmidt@ci.woodbury.mn.us.

Summer Dance series is hopping again

Instructors James and Tricia Wood of Dance and Entertainment in Woodbury are again offering a free outdoor summer dance series co-sponsored by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department at the Ojibway Park bandshell, 2695 Ojibway Drive, Woodbury. Rain location is the Central Park indoor amphitheater.

The series include:

• “Ballroom Night” from 6:30-7 p.m. July 16, with a Foxtrot lesson followed by dancing until 9 p.m. to Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band. • “Country Night” from 6:30-7 p.m. July 23, with a Country 2-Step lesson, then dancing until 9 p.m. to the Dixie Hicks Band.

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