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Continued: West metro news briefs: Edina Film Festival will run Nov. 7-9

  • Article by: STAFF REPORTS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 29, 2013 - 2:15 PM

Plymouth Community Theater will start performances next month of the comedy, “Crosswords.”

The play, written by resident Heidi FitzGerald, is put on by the Plymouth Arts Council. Performances will be Nov. 14 to 17, with shows at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The play is about a retired couple who, because their grown children decide not to come home for the holidays, plan fake exotic vacations to prove they’re not boring.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of five or more.

To buy tickets, call 763-509-5200 or 763-509-5280. More details are at www.plymouthartscouncil.org.

Minneapolis

Raising awareness about cancer risks

A program aimed at increasing awareness among Jewish women about their elevated risk of carrying a cancer-linked gene mutation will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Av. S.

The program, called “Knowing Saves Lives,” is part of a national campaign. A panel of experts that will include doctors, genetic counselors and carriers of the so-called BRCA gene mutation will discuss the heightened risk, things to watch for and options for those who carry the gene.

According to organizers, women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry have a one-in-40 chance of carrying a BRCA gene mutation, which is 10 times greater than the general population. Women who carry the mutation have up to an 80 percent risk of developing breast cancer and up to a 45 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer, researchers say.

 

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