Arts and leisure briefs: Youth ski league for St. Croix Valley is forming

  • Updated: December 14, 2013 - 4:47 PM

Stillwater’s annual Twinkle Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 15.


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The St. Croix Valley Youth Ski League begins Jan. 5 and will be held from 1-3 p.m. every Sunday for eight weeks in all weather conditions at the visitor center at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail N., Marine on St. Croix.

Skiers of all ability levels between the ages of 3 and 13 are encouraged to join with their parents. The league is a volunteer organization that offers children and their parents the opportunity to learn and enjoy cross-country skiing together.

The membership fee is $25 per child, and all participants must have their own ski equipment. For more information, contact John Dybvig at Ski passes, which are $6, are required for skiers 16 and older, and can be purchased at the park.

For more information, call 651-433-0500.

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Organ concert to accompany silent film

A holiday organ concert by Jelani Eddington with the short silent film “A Christmas Carol” will be presented at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St. in Hudson, Wis.

This award-winning organist will perform holiday favorites and other popular standards by composers such as Gershwin, Porter, and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The Wurlitzer console theater organ, opus 2131, is a one-of-a-kind art deco model built for the Oriental Theatre in Boston in 1930. It was donated to the center by Terry Hochmuth in 2008 in memory of Dan Stanke.


Cold forces move of Twinkle Parade

Frigid weather has forced planners to reschedule Stillwater’s annual Twinkle Parade to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. It was originally slated for Dec. 7.

Meet at the Dock Cafe, 424 Nelson St. E., and experience a fun celebration for kids with the kickoff of the Teddy Bear Band. Then everyone marches in the parade along the St. Croix River to the Lowell Park Gazebo and the tree lighting ceremony featuring Santa’s arrival on a fire truck, followed by fireworks.

Free hot chocolate, cider, cookies and twinkle lights will be provided.


Photo display puts focus on Midwest

“Hidden in Plain View: A Touring Photo Exhibit” will be displayed in January and February at R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.

The photographs are the work of Amy Anderson, Michael Dvorak, Peter Latner and Tom Wik. The photographers have captured the beauty, humor and poignancy of everyday lives here in the Midwest, “hidden in plain view.”

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