Lyric Arts presents 'Glass Menagerie'

Lyric Arts Company of Anoka will begin its 2014-15 season Sept. 5 with "The Glass Menagerie," the play that catapulted playwright Tennessee Williams to fame.

Performances will run Sept. 5 to 21 at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St. Shows will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. A sign-language-interpreted performance will take place on Sunday, Sept. 7

Tickets are $16 to $26. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to or call 763-422-1838.


Dinner to raise money for library

The Columbia Heights Library Foundation will host its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser to raise money for a new library from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. NE., Columbia Heights. Tickets are $8 for adults (age 13 and up), and $5 for children 5-12. In addition to spaghetti and ice cream, there will be a silent auction.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door. For advance tickets, call Cliff at 612-251-9557 or Marlaine at 763-788-4506.


Prostate support group meets Aug. 27

A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at North Memorial Medical Center, 3300 Oakdale Av. N, Robbinsdale. Technical illustrator John Tiesberg will present his animated depiction of the structure and function of the prostate gland. A question-and-answer segment will follow. There is no charge, and spouses, family members and friends are welcome. For more information, call 612-388-3588.

Three Rivers Parks

2 events will help bring back prairie

Interested in helping restore the native prairie?

Join other volunteers from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove or during the same time period Saturday, Sept. 6, at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve in Rogers. Volunteers will help park staffers collect wildflower seed for prairie restoration. Training and collection bags will be provided.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or be accompanied by an adult. Groups are welcome, but each group must have at least one adult per eight youths. This program is for ages 12 and over. A permission form is needed for participation by minors. To register, call 763-559-6706.

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St. Mary's plans lively fall festival

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly will hold its annual fall festival on the weekend of Sept. 6-7. Saturday's 4 p.m. mass will be followed by a pork chop dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by the Wagon Wheelers will start at 6 p.m., and there will be a children's movie night.

Sunday masses will be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Belgian waffles served at the church from 8 a.m. to noon.

The weekend will also include a silent auction of sports memorabilia, a car raffle, a beanbag tournament, bingo, a food and beverage tent, and a pie-eating contest.

The church is at 607 Maple Av. in Waverly. More information can be found at

Staff reports