Farmers’ Market open Memorial Day
Sartell’s Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day at Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. Come for the food, stay for the fun.
DNR lifts burn restrictions
Burning restrictions have been lifted 18 central Minnesota counties, including Stearns and Benton, due to decreased fire danger because of wet conditions and green-up moving northward, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Although the state burning restrictions are lifted in these counties, local areas, counties or municipalities may have specific regulations or restrictions that affect burning operations. Please check with local authorities to obtain proper permits before burning. Because fire danger can change quickly, DNR foresters are able to turn off burning permits in individual counties whenever conditions warrant. This could occur if there is a dry, windy day where fires could start easily and burn quickly.
Check the fire restrictions page on the DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html for information on daily changes to burn permits.
The DNR advises anyone doing burning to keep burn piles small, have a water supply nearby and stay with the fire until it is completely out. If the fire escapes, the homeowner is responsible for the damage and suppression costs.
Burning permits are available through state and federal forestry offices, from local fire wardens or online by paying a $5 fee per calendar year. Online permits need to be activated on the day of the burn. See http://webapps1.dnr.state.mn.us/burning_permits/.
Burning restrictions remain in place in Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk (part), Roseau, southern St. Louis, and Wadena counties. Restrictions will remain until sufficient green-up occurs.
Auditions set May 27, 28 for GNTC’s Fiddler on the Roof
Tryouts for the the Great Northern Theatre Company’s summer show production of Fiddler on the Roof will be held May 27 and 28, with call backs on May 29 at the Rocori High School, Cold Spring. Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting June 2. The production runs July 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 and Aug. 6, 7 and 8 with a Sunday matinee on Aug. 3. All shows are in the Glanville Smith Auditorium at Rocori High School, Cold Spring.
There are parts in this production for all ages. Families are encouraged to participate. Not an actor? There are plenty of back-stage opportunities for anyone with talents in painting, construction or sewing. Music and lines will be given at auditions; so there is no need to have a prepared song or script.
Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, a village milkman, who lives in the little Russian town of Anatevka in 1905. He and his wife, Golde, have five daughters. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters – each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the tyranny of the Tsar who evicts the Jews from their village.
This production features favorite songs like ‘If I Were A Rich Man;’ ‘Sunrise, Sunset;’ ‘The Sabbath;’ ‘Matchmaker’ and ‘Tradition’ to name only a few will be directed by Vicki Meyer. Meyer has directed several GNTC plays and appeared in GNTC’s 1996 production when she played Golde alongside Ken Twit, reprising their roles as high school seniors. Now she’s in the director’s chair.
Call 320- 241-4682 to reserve tickets or visit our website: gntc1.com to download a ticket order form. Pre-sale tickets will be available at the box office and by mail in July. ‘’Like’’ Great Northern Theatre Company on Facebook or join our email list: email@example.com to receive more information and updates.
The Great Northern Theatre Company has been busy the past few months. At their annual meeting on Jan. 3, new members of the board were elected to a two-year term. Bernadette Motzko, Chris Groth and Vicki Meyer are the newest members. Outgoing members, which included Karla Reichel, Brad Busse and Wendi Wigham, were thanked for their years of service. Other current members of the board include Sherry Ask, Val Hollerman, Gregg Davis, Leigh Ann Davis, Jennifer Dean Dwyer and Ron Woods.
The winter production of Deer Camp Spring Break was a world debut, written by GNTC’s very own Brad Busse and shown first in Cold Spring as a dinner theater production at the Great Blue Heron. There were sell-out crowds at almost every show.
Great River Chorale to hold auditions May 28, 29, June 4, 5
Great River Chorale, a select, auditioned 45-voice choral ensemble based in St. Cloud, announces auditions for the 2014-15 concert season. The chorale rehearses Sunday nights and holds extra rehearsals prior to concerts. Members are skilled professional and avocational musicians and choral enthusiasts who desire to sing high-quality repertoire at the highest level of excellence. Audition dates for the 2014-15 concert season are: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 28 and 29 and June 4 and 5 at Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Drive SE., St. Cloud. To schedule an audition go to greatriverchorale.org. For more information contact Deb Ferrell, GRC business manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-515-4472.
Those who audition must prepare one vocal solo (classical art songs, hymns or folksongs only; memorization not required). An accompanist will be provided (prospective members must bring music for the accompanist). The audition will also include sight reading and tonal memory.
Great River Chorale presents an annual concert series that includes highly anticipated holiday concerts each December, musical collaborations with guest artists from across the state and region, and free outreach concerts dedicated to enriching the wider community. In June 2013 the ensemble was named the principal choral partner of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has been featured on Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Regional Spotlight and on MPR’s Taste of the Holiday’s 2013 compilation CD.
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Discover the benefits of buying fresh, nutritious, delicious and locally grown foods at one of the many farmers’ markets in Central Minnesota from 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 30 at Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Julie Willman and Lori Blaukat from Benton County Public Health will teach participants about the types of products available at a market, and how these products can be more beneficial than store-bought goods. Find the market(s) in your community, allowing you to support local farmers, keep the money you spend closer to your neighborhood and create a vibrant community. Whitney Senior Center’s Clemens Hall is now under construction. If you plan to come to Whitney, call ahead on the same day to find out which wing the activity will be held in: 320-650-3118.