School theater enthusiasts can catch separate productions of the Broadway classic "Hello, Dolly!" at area schools next month.

North High in North St. Paul will lead off with performances Nov. 1-3 in the school auditorium. Then New Life Academy, a Christian college preparatory school in Woodbury, follows with a production Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 16-18.

Tickets for North High performances are at New Life Academy has tickets at www.newlife

Other plays and musicals presented this fall at area schools include:

"Law & Order -- Fairy Tale Unit," at Cottage Grove Middle School Nov. 1-3, with tickets available at the door.

"Fame -- the Musical," at Woodbury High School Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 8-10. Tickets are available at

"Disney's High School Musical," Forest Lake High School Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 8-10.

"Anything Goes," White Bear Lake Area High School Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17. Tickets are available starting Monday at the Nest, 4742 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

"Poetic License," Lake Middle School, Woodbury, Nov. 15-17.

"A Christmas Story," Tartan High School in Oakdale Nov. 23-25, Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2. Tickets are available at

"The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr.," Woodbury Middle School Nov. 29-30. Tickets will be available at the door.

"Irving Berlin's White Christ-mas," East Ridge High School in Woodbury Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-9. Tickets are available at

"Nuncrackers," Stillwater Area High School Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Tickets will be available at the school activities office.


School board hopefuls have a forum Monday

The League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights will hold a forum Monday night for candidates seeking seats on the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale school board.

Five candidates are vying for four seats. They include three incumbents: Theresa Auge of Oakdale, and Steve Hunt and Nancy Livingston, both of North St. Paul. Also running are Rich Bennett and Becky Neve, both of Maplewood.

The forum is set for 7 p.m. in the board room at the District Education Center, 2520 E. 12th Av., North St. Paul.


County Board OKs boundary alteration

The Washington County Board last week gave final approval to a small tweak in the border between the South Washington County and Stillwater Area school districts to accommodate property lines in a new Woodbury housing development.

The change, essentially involving a swap of several plots, had been approved earlier by the two school boards.

The newly platted subdivision, called Dancing Waters 11th Addition, is in the northeast corner of Woodbury. It is being developed by Pulte Homes, which requested the change.

About half of the Dancing Waters subdivision lies in each of the two districts, so the tweak was needed as individual lots are laid out. The change avoids the problem of individual properties on both sides of the border.


Detective to offer crime prevention tips

Identity theft will be among the topics of a crime prevention seminar Tuesday at Century Junior High in Forest Lake. Police detective Ashley LaValle will review recent scams and other financial crimes during the presentation, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school's media center.

The seminar is free, but pre- registration is required. Regis- ter at www.communityed4u .org or call 651-982-8110. Century Junior High is at 21395 Goodview Av. N.


AND Jim Anderson