Arts Calendar for the week of Aug. 25

To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: [email protected].

Expressions Community Theater will hold auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29-30 and Sept. 5 at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Cast: three men, two women and 14 either, plus many extras including children ( Bring a head shot or current photo and calendar. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Rehearsals start Sept. 18. Show dates: Nov. 10-12, 16-19. Information: Jim Anderson, director, 651-283-6118, or the arts center, 952-985-4640.

Call for artists
Eagan Art House’s 12th annual Harvest of Art Community Art Exhibit, Sept. 10 to Oct. 31. Open to all south-of-the-river artists, ages 8-18 and ages 19 and older. All media accepted. Registration fee: $16 per person for up to two pieces of artwork (ages 8-18); $21 per person (ages 19 and older). Deadline: Aug. 30. Complete guidelines are at Information: 651-675-5521.

Southern Cruzers Summer Spectacular Car and Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington. Information:

Burnsville Fire Muster, Sept. 5-9. Information:

Works by Juliet Parisi, painter of organic surrealistic images, and painter Carolina Tana are on display through September in the Rosemount Steeple Center gallery, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free and open to the public.

Five For Fighting with String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $36, $48.50 VIP box seat. Information:

Eelpout Stringers, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in the amphitheater at Whitetail Woods Regional Park, 17100 Station Trail, Farmington. Part of Dakota County’s Music in the Parks. Free.

Philemon & Baucis – A Picnic Operetta, presented by Mixed Precipitation, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. Free, but a $15 minimum donation is requested. Information:

Indigo Girls, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 and Wednesday, Aug. 30 in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $50, $62.50 VIP box seat. Information:

Music in the Park – The Bazillions, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, Rambling River Park, 17 Elm St., Farmington. Free.

Allegro Choral Academy is accepting registrations up until its open house 6:20-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Eastview High School. Allegro offers vocal music training to children in grades 2-9. Information: or 952-846-8585.

Eagan Women of Note is accepting new members in September. Rehearsals are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 11 at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley. Cost: $60 per semester. Those interested in attending a rehearsal should email [email protected]. Information:

Vendors wanted for fall Trash to Treasures Flea Market to be held Saturday, Sept. 23, and sponsored by the Apple Valley American Legion Auxiliary. Information: Marlene at 651-423-2493.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, Lakeville: Open house celebration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26. Mommy/Daddy and Me, 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Registration open house, 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6. Information: 952-898-3163.

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.

Goswami yoga, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Angry Inch, 20841 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, $15. Bring a mat and water bottle. Information:

Yoga wind down class is the first Thursday of the month at Precision and Flow Pilates, 13708 County Road 11, Burnsville. Information:

Oil painting workshop: “Alla Prima Oil Painting” with Dan Petrov, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 12, 190 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville. Preregister by phone at 763-843-2734.

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:, 612-210-3377.

Brushworks School of Art Burnsville offers fine art education through drawing and painting. Classes for adults and teens. Information: Patricia Schwartz,, 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,, 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 protected].

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: