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Front Porch Players of Rosemount will hold auditions for “Murder on the Rerun,” a comedy-mystery in two acts, 5-8 p.m. July 24-25 at the Steeple Center Theater, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Cast: two males and five females. Character info is at RosemountArts.com and MinnesotaPlaylist.com/classified/auditions. Bring a photo and list of dates that might conflict with rehearsals. Rehearsals will be 5-8 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, Aug. 14 to Oct. 5. Performances will be 7 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 13-14; and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15. Information: Keith Reed, 651-261-1954.
Family and Friends Fun Day, Friday, July 21, Dakota City Heritage Village, Farmington. Information: dakotacity.org or 651-460-8050, ext. 3.
Rosemount Leprechaun Days, July 21-30. Information: www.RosemountEvents.com.
Casting for Community – Iron Pour, 12-4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. All ages. Free. A few extra molds will be available for last-minute enthusiasts. Fee: $30 per mold. Information: caponiartpark.org.
Dakota County Fair, Aug. 7-13, Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. Information: dakota
David Pates Photography exhibit is on display through July 31 in the art gallery at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Information: 952-985-4640.
Cultural Perspectives: “A Global Family” Art Exhibit is on display through Aug. 5 in the Ames Center art gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Information: International Festival of Burnsville, https://intlfestburnsville.org/.
Music in Kelley Park featuring JD Steele and the MacPhail Community Youth Choir, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information: http://avartsfoundation.org/.
Jerry Jeff Walker, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $46, $58.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://suemclean.com/.
Blackwood Brothers, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Kennedy High School, 9701 Nicollet Ave. S., Bloomington. A Minnesota Gospel Opry concert. Tickets: $15-$25. Information: https://www.minnesotagospelopry.com/.
Maryann Sullivan and Corner Jazz (jazz), 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23, as part of Heart of the City Music Festival at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.
Jack and Kitty (acoustic music for kids and families), 7 p.m. on July 26 as part of Wednesday in the Park at Civic Center Park, 75 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville. Free.
Music in the Park – Darlene and the Boys, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Rambling River Park, 17 Elm St., Farmington. Free.
Music in Kelley Park featuring Patty Peterson and the All Star Band, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information: http://avartsfoundation.org/.
Gritpickers, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, in the amphitheater at Whitetail Woods Regional Park, 17100 Station Trail, Farmington. Part of Dakota County’s Music in the Parks. Free.
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $47, $59.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://suemclean.com/.
Mariachi Mexico (mariachi), 7 p.m. Sunday, July 30, as part of Heart of the City Music Festival at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.
Steve Earle & The Dukes with special guest The Cactus Blossoms and The Mastersons, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 30, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $45, $57.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://suemclean.com/.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” presented by Eagan High School Community Theatre, 7 p.m. July 19-22, 26-29 and 3 p.m. July 23, Eagan High School, 4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan. Tickets: $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 12 and younger and seniors age 62 and older. Information: www.eaganhs.portal.rschooltoday.com.
“Seussical Jr.,” presented by Forte Fine Arts Academy, 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Kenwood Trail Middle School, 9455 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 children. Doors open a half hour before performances. Information: fortetheater.org.
“An Evening with Mark Twain,” 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Information: caponiartpark.org.
“Blithe Spirit,” presented by Expressions Community Theater, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5, 10-12, and 2 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13, Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets: $13. Information: 952-985-4640.
Homeward Bound Theatre Company offers “Magic and Juggling,” grades 6-8, 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 7-11 at Black Hawk Middle School in Eagan. Information: District 196 Community Education at 651-423-7920 or www.district196.org/ce.
Kids Club, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Divine Time, 14555 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Friendship, crafts and more. Ages: 7-11. Cost: $22 per class, pay as you come. No registration required. Sibling discount. Information: 651-343-8606.
Coffee and Canvas classes run 9-11 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month (July 27, Aug. 24) at BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave. W., Farmington. Cost: $36. Different theme each month. Sign up in store or online at www.tracygiza.com.
Yoga wind down class is the first Thursday of the month at Precision and Flow Pilates, 13708 County Road 11, Burnsville. Information: www.preci
“Flemish and Renaissance Oil Painting Method,” 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, River Ridge Arts School, Burnsville. Six weeks of comprehensive study of oil painting for students of all levels. Information/registration: Dan Petrov at 763-843-2734 or www.danpetrovart.com.
Drawing & Painting (adults and teens) with artist Christine Tierney, classes 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, River Ridge Studios, 190 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville. Information: www.christinetierney.com, 612-210-3377.
Brushworks School of Art Burnsville offers fine art education through drawing and painting. Classes for adults and teens. Information: Patricia Schwartz, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, 651-214-4732.
Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at 651-315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota.
Line dance lessons, 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays, Apple Valley American Legion, 14521 Granada Drive. Information: Marilyn at 651-463-7833.
The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, 952-985-4640.
Rosemount History Book Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, 952-255-8545 or email@example.com.
SouthSide Writers, Saturday workgroup for aspiring writers, offering critique, submission and manuscript preparation information, support and direction, 10 a.m. to noon, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Information: 651-688-0365.
Dakota Speakers Toastmasters meets 6-7 p.m. Mondays at Apple Valley Ecumen Seasons Learning Center. Information: http://dakota.toastmastersclubs.org/.