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Donate to groups that used to meet at Walker Church
Headwaters Foundation for Justice has graciously set up an easy way that you can donate to help the Communities United Against Police Brutality, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Welfare Rights Committee to reestablish their committees after losing their offices and everything in them in the fire that destroyed Walker Church on Sunday, May 27. Donate at this link: www.givemn.razo-o.com/story/Walker-Nonprofit-Recov-ery-Fundraiser

Events

Norway Day
Sunday, July 8, 11 a.m.
Minnehaha Park
The 81st annual Norway Day begins with an open-air Christian worship service. The afternoon entertainment includes the barnetog, a children’s parade, followed by music, song and dance, featuring the Norwegian Glee Club and Leroy Larson and The Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble. Ethnic Norwegian and traditional Ameri-can picnic foods will be available for purchase.

Bancroft Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bancroft Meadows
42nd St. and Bloomington
Free Grand Old Creamery ice cream, face painting, arts and crafts, petting zoo with exotic animals of every size, live music by Joel Schaan, food truck and more.
Sponsored by the Bancroft Neighbor-hood Association and the Urban Academy at Calvary Lutheran Church. For more information call 612-724-5313 or e-mail info@bancroftneighborhood.org.

3CTC Environmental Forum
Monday, July 23, 7 p.m.
Mayday Books
301 Cedar Ave. S., West Bank
The summer film series will show a film about the Koch Brothers’ financing of not only rabid right-wing political movements but also climate-change deniers and campaigns to discredit scientists and undermine scientific integrity.

BBQ and Music Festival
Saturday, July 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (Neighborhood Cleanup); 11:30 to 12 (Prep for Event); Noon (Festival Begins)
Corner of 38th St. and Chicago Ave. S. in the parking lot of Worldwide Outreach Church
Complimentary food, beverage and music. Sponsored by the 38th and Chicago business association.

Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors” will be performed at Powderhorn Park Saturdays and Sundays, July 7 and 8 and 14 and 15, at 2 p.m. These free outdoor performances are held, rain or shine. Children and families are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic to spread out on the lawn and enjoy 90 minutes of outdoor entertainment in the park.

Mayday Books
301 Cedar Ave. S., West Bank
The summer film series will show a film about the Koch Brothers’ financing of not only rabid right-wing political movements but also climate-change deniers and campaigns to discredit scientists and undermine scientific integrity.

BBQ and Music Festival
Saturday, July 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (Neighborhood Cleanup); 11:30 to 12 (Prep for Event); Noon (Festival Begins)
Corner of 38th St. and Chicago Ave. S. in the parking lot of Worldwide Outreach Church
Complimentary food, beverage and music. Sponsored by the 38th and Chicago business association.

Mississippi River Challenge
Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29
This paddle event has a new half-day option as well as a new route for 2012 as Friends of the Mississippi River do their part to help slow the spread of Asian carp. The fundraiser supports the local community-based conservation work of FMR and offers a day of fantastic food and music, amazing scenery and great camaraderie. FFI visit www.mississippiriverchallenge.org.

Altered Esthetics Gallery
1224 Quincy St. N.E.
612-378-8888
www.alteredesthetics.com
Collecting Evidence
Works represent the examination, documentation and investigation of traces left behind.
Opening
Reception, July 6, 7 – 10 p.m.
Through July 26
Speechless
A collection of black and white photographs examining the breakdown of human communication.
Opening reception, July 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
July 5 – August 4

Gage Family Art Gallery
Augsburg College
22nd Ave. at Riverside Ave.
612-330-1524
augsburg.edu/galleries
Blessings
Through poems, etchings and a large-scale print installation, artist KimyiBo works with spatial depth, tension and patterns to reflect and record her own shifting emotion.
Through July 20
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
612-377-7800
www.groveland-gallery.com
Here and There, Thomas Paquette
Richly colored and textured compositions that appear to glow with light. The subjects are often rooted in Paquette’s travels through North America and Europe.
Ends July 14

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
612-375-7600
www.walkerart-.org
Heat of Shadows
The first in-depth museum exhibition by Seoul-based artist Minouk Lim. Merging performance, video and documentary, Lim has created a body of riveting work that critiques the social and political conditions of a contemporary global society fueled by rampant growth and development.
Ends September 2

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St., St. Paul 55102
651-224-4222
ordwaycenter.st-paulboxoffice.com
Free Summer Dance Series
The series presents weekly social dance events at Landmark Plaza in downtown St. Paul and highlights a different social dance style every Thursday, with demonstrations and basic lessons by professional dance instructors from our community. Local bands will provide live music. There’s a social gathering at 5:30 p.m., where food, ice cream and beverages are available for purchase. Free dance demonstrations begin at 6 p.m. and live music starts at 7:15. In case of rain, Summer Dance will be held inside at the Landmark Center on Aug. 9 or at the Ordway on the other Thursdays.
No event on July 5. July 12 is funk; July 19, ballroom; July 26, Salsa; Aug. 2, Tango/Waltz; Aug. 9, Swing. Questions? See ordway.org/summerdance.

The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave. S. 55416
612-926-3878
TheBakken.org
2nd Annual Green Energy Art Garden
Electric Wheels of Music; Mistmaker; The Now Clock; Solar Powered Sculpture Factory; Iron Man are the exciting experiences that await you.
Free admission.
July 13 – July 22

Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102
651-259-3148
www.mnhs.org
We the People
The exhibit includes the U.S. Constitution, an even more rare “draft” version of the Bill of Rights, and the two Minnesota State Constitutions.
Closes July 4
The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Exhibit
“No series of events in Minnesota history is as important as the chain of events that led to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and its terrible aftermath,” said Stephen Elliott, Minnesota Histori-cal Society Director and CEO. “These shocking events are central to the story of Minnesota. They produced historical traumas that still echo in those living today.”
Throughout the exhibit, visitors will have opportunities to add their own comments and reactions to the ongoing interpretation of this critical point in Minnesota history.

Ongoing

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
612-724-6273
www.patricks-cabaret.org
Singer/Songwriter Series
July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock and Deep Blues Music Festival
Outstanding local artists: Spider John Koerner, Pert Near Sandstone and The Book of Right On.
July 14, 1 – 10 p.m.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake St.
612-825-8949
www.bryantlakebowl.com
The VOW Factor
A CIVIL look at the STATE OF MARRIAGE today as it sets out to prove, once and for all, that marriage should be a right, a blessing and a scorching pain for EVERYONE.
July 6, 7, and 14, 7 p.m.
July 13, 7 and 10 p.m.

The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
612-206-3600
www.thecowlescenter.org
Fresh Ink
Illusion Theater’s annual new play series focusing on new scripts gives space for artists to develop their creative pieces and try their works-in-progress in front of audiences. The Other Mr. Gandhi; It Happened in Texas: Dallas, Jack Ruby and the Lone Star State; and A Night in Olympus: A Musical are the three plays performed on three weekends.
July 12 – 29

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 Lake St. E.
612-721-2535
www.hobt.org
Puppet Shows for Kids
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Make ‘n’ Take Workshops
Saturdays, 11 a.m.

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
612-822-7063
jungletheater.com
Noises Off!
The hilarious on and off stage antics of an acting troupe

as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night. Everything that can go wrong does, as actors desperately try to hang on to their lines, their performances … and the furniture.
Through August 5

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
612-724-6273
www.patricks-cabaret.org
Summery
Open Call Cabaret.
July 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m.

Powderhorn Park
The Comedy of Errors
Shakespeare’s playful and sweet slapstick comedy follows two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth.
Under the direction of Randy Reyes, the production will draw its inspiration from its surroundings and be brought to life by a cast of nine local theater artists, The Strange Capers.
July 7 and 8,
14 and 15, 2 p.m.

Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
612-340-0155
www.southerntheater.org
The Only Story I Can Tell Is My Own, a One-Man Show with Eleven Women
With one foot hovering over institutional critique as the other is firmly planted in unmitigated narcissism, Billy Mullaney eschews his own product, building a ritual of consent and vulnerability, a resideu of the performers’ practice of everyday life, pointing to “the possibility of an ethical heterosexual male (white, American, upper-middle-class, college-educated, literate, English-speaking, able-bodied, Christian-raised, right-handed … ) desire.
July 16, 10 p.m. (Show begins at the front door of the theater)

Theatre in the Round Players
245 Cedar Ave. S.
612-333-3010
TheatreintheRound-.org
Round and Round the Garden
This comedy by Alan Ayckbourn showcases the cleverly-woven scenes, crackling dialogue and dark humor of Britain’s top comic playwright.
July 6 – July 29

Community

Franklin Library
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
612-543-6925
www.hclib.org
Brodini Comedy Magic Show, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. Preschool to entering grade 3. Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids’ powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician’s props in a perplexing “now you see it, now you don’t” performance.
Game On! Gaming Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 28, 3 – 5 p.m. ; Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug. 29, 3 – 4 p.m.; Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 21 (except Aug. 2), 2 – 3 p.m.; Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 31, 3 – 4 p.m. For entering grades 6 – 12. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library. Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours!
4-H Mentoring Club, Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 28, 5 – 7 p.m. Learn about urban ecology, health and nutrition, sustainable agriculture and related careers in food science from adults and peer mentors. You also will maintain a community garden and visit local food enterprises.
Memoir Writing Group, Thursday, July 19, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Would you like to create a record of your personal history? Bring what you have written and are willing to read to the group for helpful comments and suggestions.
Family Storytime, Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug. 29, 10:30 – 11 a.m. For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement with your children.
Computer Skills Workshop, Thursdays, July 12 and Aug. 2, Noon – 2 p.m. and Friday, July 13, 10 a.m. – Noon. Work on projects and practice skills, from using the mouse and keyboarding to using e-mail and Microsoft Office, with our software instructors and volunteer assistants.
Microsoft Excel: Basics, Thursday, July 12, 6 – 8 p.m. Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas.
Comedy Sportz Improv Class, Thursday, July 26, 3 – 4 p.m. Registration required, which began June 28. Entering grades 7 – 12. Develop your wit with an improv class taught by the pros at Comedy Sportz. Come ready to laugh and entertain!