Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The SOAR Arts Regional Program, fresh off its successful first-ever show last summer, is premiering its new children's academy with a presentation of Disney's "The Jungle Book."
Every community needs its "Bare Necessities." An introduction of children to the arts, a St. Michael-Albertville group, should be one of them. SOAR Arts Regional Program has developed SOAR Academy, a theater program for kids that keeps young actors, actresses and stage production crew involved from the moment they enter the theater. With SOAR Academy’s first production, "The Jungle Book Kids," STMA residents can join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. The play is specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all of the favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” "The Jungle Book Kids" …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The dinner theater production is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Crow River Senior Center
Crow River Senior Center residents are putting on a dinner theater production tonight beginning at 5 p.m. in St. Michael. The play, "Ladies at Lunch," will take place at the senior center, located inside the St. Michael City Center. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the play is set to start at 6 p.m. The production is a joint effort between the center and Family Youth Community Connections.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Summer means outdoors, which means moms can't keep kids inside that protective bubble anymore. Bug bites, cuts, scrapes and sprains come with the territory. But here are some tips to keeping kids safe during these few weeks.
It’s no secret that summer time is prime time for kid’s injuries and accidents. With more daylight, more time outside and maybe a little more freedom; it’s a perfect equation for things to happen. Here’s a list Patch compiled after talking with local pediatricians as well as checking with the AAP. Thanks to Partners in Pediatrics and St. Michael Allina Clinic for help in compiling our list! Here’s to keeping your kids safe this summer: Helmets These are not optional. Most bike, scooter, skateboard and roller blading accidents that happen and send kids to the doctor or worse, emergency room are due to the child not wearing a helmet at all or wearing one incorrectly. Sunscreen Again, not optional. SPF 30 or higher all the time. Even when it’…
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The "living stations" are an annual draw, powered by the real drama of the crucifixion.
Christian churches have had "Passion Plays" for centuries but St. Michael Catholic Church has only had its "Living Stations of the Cross" since the late 1980s, when Fr.Denny Dempsey brought the idea to the liturgy committee, and a small group of about six to eight people acted out the passion and death of Christ. With makeshift costumes, music, a lector and a narrator, the first "Living Stations" was performed, and has continued to this day. So many years and many volunteers later, the costumes are more elaborate and the acting and special effects much more polished, but they still have the same impact to the audience as they did from the beginning. The group works for a just a few days to get the cast, costumes, and lines figured out …