The Pleasant Hill Library will hold a Scandinavian midsummer celebration with games, songs and traditions from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The library is at 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings.

Create one-of-a-kind art on Thursday

Children ages 6 to 11 can use paper, paint, reclaimed objects and other doodads to create a one-of-a-kind artwork during an event at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings.

Registration is required for each child. Participants are asked to arrive five minutes early. Go to and click on the calendar of events.


‘Maleficent’ is next free film at the park

The movie “Maleficent” is the latest free moving offering at Burnsville’s Nicollet Commons Park on Friday night. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk.

The park is at 12600 Nicollet Av. S.

Other movies will be:

• July 10: “Bears”

• July 24: “Earth to Echo”

• Aug. 7: “Finding Nemo”

• Aug. 21: “Dolphin Tale 2”

Sunday concert series starts June 28

Free Sunday night concerts at Nicollet Commons Park start June 28 with the jazz sounds of Lee Engele and Reynold Philipsek.

The shows start at 7 p.m. Here’s the rest of the schedule:

• July 5: Smorgasboard (polka).

• July 12: Northern Winds Band (symphonic band).

• July 19: Xibaba (Brazilian, jazz and world music).

• July 26: Dirty Shorts Brass Band (New Orleans-style brass band).

• Aug. 2: The Mancouche Jazz Hot Club (jazz).


Summer Playhouse to perform this week

The South St. Paul Park and Recreation Department’s Summer Playhouse will present “Harold and the Purple Crayon” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the South St. Paul Library, 106 3rd Av. N. Actors, puppets and interactive play are all part of the event.

No registration is required.


2nd annual Art Blast starts Thursday

Rosemount’s Art Blast, an 11-day community celebration of the arts, will include daily and nightly entertainment, performing arts, visual arts, arts and crafts classes, an art exhibit, photo contest and a melodrama by the Rosemount Front Porch Players.

Classes range from basket weaving to pop culture comic productions.

Most events are free; some classes have a fee and registration requirement.

For a complete schedule, go to

Pat Pheifer