NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Finding Fun at St. Anthony VillageFest, August 5-7


Folks in St. Anthony and Northeast/North Minneapolis environs have been counting the days till the St. Anthony VillageFest set for August 5-7.  This is for readers outside the hood.  Be sure that, though St. Anthony Villagers enjoy all of the blessings of a small town, they know how to throw a Big City Festival.

To get the juices flowing the St. Anthony Community Theater offers a three-performance run of The Sound of Music on the preceding weekend, July 29-31.  The perennial favorite is set for 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the St. Anthony High School, 3400 Silver Lake Road  Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors.

Friday, August 5 — The annual SAV Golf Tournament begins at Noon on Friday, August 5, $95 Pregistration required. Call Steve Sparks 612 741 0416 for information or to register

6:00 – Parade lineup  7:00 – Parade begins at the St. Charles Borromeo parking lot and continues  St. Anthony Shopping Center,  After the parade – Street Dance and CelebrationFeatured entertainer – Headpressure.  Games, coloring contest, visiting dignitaries and a Bocce tournament at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 6 — A day filled with something for every fun-lover – Silent auction, games, arts activities a show, petting zoo and more the kids, Vendor craft fair, Blazing Saddles on stage, and more. 7:30 p.m. Main stage entertainment with a 9:45 break for fireworks, followed by more entertainment

Sunday, August 7 — Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony Community Center, $6 adults, $4 children

Final performance of The Sound of Music – 2:00 p.m.