Arts briefs: South St. Paul film premiere looks at early Romanians

  • Updated: August 30, 2014 - 2:00 PM

South St. Paul

Film premiere looks at early Romanians

A premiere will be held in late September for a new documentary film about early Romanian immigration to Minnesota.

“A Thousand Dollars and Back” is based on interviews by volunteers from the Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota and the Romanian Genealogy Society.

Funding came from a grant through the Minnesota Legacy program.

The premiere will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lawshe Memorial Museum in South St. Paul.

Tickets are $10 ahead of time, $15 at the door. To obtain them, call the museum (651-552-7548) and mail a check. You may also purchase a copy of the DVD or Blu-ray disc.

For more information, visit

The two sponsoring organizations are at and

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‘Canoe when the moon is full’

Paddle under the full moon in a parks event at Cleary Lake Regional Park in Prior Lake from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Participants will watch for wildlife and be entertained with stories.

Children must attend with an adult. Equipment is provided, but the cost is $8 and reservations are required.

Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. The activity number is #424506-02.

There’s a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. The program is for those ages 5 and up.

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