Arts briefs: Sip wine for the benefit of the wolves

  • April 6, 2012 - 5:44 PM

To help raise money for research, education, and school and public programs, the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus will sponsor a "Wine for the Wolves" event from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday at Vannellis by the Lake, 55 S. Lake St., Forest Lake. Tickets are $35 if purchased by Tuesday and $40 at the door. For more information, call 651-464-3993.

The center was founded in 1976 as a federally funded research facility to observe and document the physiology and behavior of a captive population of gray wolves. The center lost its funding in 1991 and now operates as a nonprofit organization.


Book sale set at Stafford Library

The R.H. Stafford Library has thinned out its collection and will sell used materials along with donations of books, DVDs, CDs and books on tape during its annual spring book sale.

Sale hours are from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8595 Central Park Place.

Hardcover books will go for about $2 and paperbacks for $1. Proceeds will benefit libraries in Washington County.

'Courageous' producer speaks at church

The co-writer and producer of the Christian drama "Courageous" will speak at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Five Oaks Church, 4416 Radio Drive.

Stephen Kendrick will challenge men to be courageous and "answer the call" in their own lives during his talk. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will support Matt and Nicole Turvey, who serve as missionaries in Lima, Peru.

Kendrick also will speak during services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. next Sunday at the church. For more information, go to


'Once on This Island' opens Friday at Tartan

A peasant girl who as a child was saved from a flood by the gods and raised by a kind old couple longs for a grander life than the one she lives on a Caribbean island divided by social prejudice. One day, while wondering about her purpose in life, a handsome rich city boy driving in white car crashes during a storm. The girl saves him from a flood and nurses him back to health.

To find out how the tale of forbidden love ends, you'll have to attend Tartan High School Theater's performances of the musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and April 20 and 21, and at 2 p.m. April 15 and 22 at the school, 828 Greenway Av. N.

Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for students. VIP seating for an extra $3 is available. Tickets will be discounted $1 for those who bring school supplies for Global Vision Citadelle Ministries to aid its work in Haiti. For reservations, e-mail tickets@tartan


Library hosts Titanic event for teens

The Hardwood Creek Library will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by hosting a free program for teens called "100 Years Since the Titanic."

Participants will talk about why the ship sank, if they could build an unsinkable ship or sink a ship, or if they would have survived if they had been on board. Water will be involved, so prepare to get wet.

The event runs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at 19955 N. Forest Road. For more information, call 651-275-7300.


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