Arts briefs: St. Croix garden tour for a good cause

  • Updated: June 27, 2014 - 9:44 PM

The 21st annual St. Croix Garden Tour, a self-guided tour of gardens in and around the Stillwater area, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 12 and 13.

Tickets range from $15-$20 depending on whether they are purchased in advance. Visitors can tour the gardens all in one day or spread out their stops across the weekend.

All proceeds benefit FamilyMeans, a nonprofit in Stillwater that has helped strengthen families through financial counseling, youth programs, therapy and counseling, caregiver support, and more.

Information about the St. Croix Garden Tour is available at www.familymeans.org or call 651-439-4840.

Stillwater

Auditions scheduled for Talent Show

Auditions will be held July 8 and 9 for the annual Amateur Talent Show that is part of the Washington County Historic Courthouse Ice Cream Social at the Historic Courthouse, 101 W. Pine St., Stillwater. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and auditions start at 7 p.m. Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis and for all categories.

The Ice Cream Social is at 4:30 p.m. on July 17.

Audition participants must act in their performance attire and bring their own accompaniment, iPod or CD. A CD player, iPod cable, microphone and full-sized keyboard will be provided. The maximum group size is eight.

For audition guidelines or more information on the event, e-mail historiccourthouse@co.washington.mn.us; see www.co.washington.mn.us/hc or call the Historic Courthouse at 651-275-7075.

Bayport

Road races slated at Lakeside Park

Registration is now open for the July 12 Lift Bridge Road Races, which offer 10-mile, 5K and kids running races along scenic courses through the St. Croix Valley.

The 10-mile race starts at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:20 a.m. and the kids race at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Bayport, 2 Central Ave., where the races also finish.

Kids Race registration is available only in-person at HealthEast Stillwater Clinic, 2900 Curve Crest Road Stillwater, through July 9.

To register, and for more information, go to www.stillwaterliftbridgeroadrace.com.

Marine on St. Croix

Park plays host to Water Olympics

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