Blue Water to hold auditions for musical

Blue Water Theatre Company of Wayzata soon will hold auditions for an upcoming production of the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

Auditions are open to all student actors in grades 6-12. Student actors who wish to audition need not prepare anything in advance; everything they need will be provided at the audition.

Auditions will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10; Tuesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 13, at Blue Water's studio at 1250 E. Wayzata Blvd.

Rehearsals will begin Monday, March 17. Performances will take place June 12 to 14 at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins. The show will be directed by Charlie Leonard, with music direction by Kirsten Hoiseth Thayer and choreography by Danielle Nelson.

For more information, go to www.bluewatertheatre.com.


Parent network holds annual open house

Learn what the Edina Parent Communication Network is all about at an open house at noon on Wednesday, March 12. The event will be at the Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road. A free light lunch will be served for all attendees.


Empty Bowls sets fundraising goal

Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy hot soup and cool bowls on Tuesday, March 11, as part of the 16th annual Empty Bowls fund­raiser.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet.

The money raised will support community food shelves — ResourceWest and the Intercongregation Communities Association (ICA) Food Shelf.

The fundraising goal is $80,000. The Supervalu Challenge is to raise $62,000 in sponsorships before the day of the event.

Over the previous 15 years, Hopkins community members have helped raise more than three-quarters of a million dollars to help fight hunger in our community.

Everyone who attends will receive a handmade ceramic bowl created by Hopkins area artists, students and volunteers as a symbol of all the empty bowls in the community. Royal Cuisine, the district's food service provider, and area restaurants are donating a simple meal of soup and bread. Hopkins students in various grade levels, along with local musicians, will provide musical entertainment.

The event is free and open to all. Attendees can make private donations or bid on silent-auction items. Families who are in tough financial times are encouraged to come and not worry about making a donation this year.

For information about becoming a sponsor, or to volunteer time or resources, please contact Barb Westmore­land at 952-988-4069.

Information about Empty Bowls is available at www.hop kinsschools.org/bowls.

St. Louis Park

Whole Learning School plans event

The Whole Learning School will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.

The school specializes in educating students in grades 3-12 who have autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.

The school is located at 9400 Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park. Go through Door No. 7.

For information about the school or open house, call 763-231-2700 or visit www.twls.org.