Briefly 7/26/13

Valley Chamber Chorale auditions

The Valley Chamber Chorale holds open auditions in August for experienced choral singers in all voice parts.

The chorale is a mixed voice ensemble with a great reputation in the St. Croix Valley and Twin Cities area. Singers interested in auditioning should have a strong singing background having sung in college, high school or other advanced ensembles.
Singers auditioning are asked to prepare and sing one song (art song, aria, folk song, hymn or musical theater piece). An accompanist is provided. Auditions are 20 minutes and include a check of vocal range and color, tonal memory, sight reading as well as the prepared song.

To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Carol Carver, artistic director at 651-278-0636 or at [email protected]

Benefit bridge marathon update

The 30th summer session of Lakeview Foundation’s Bridge Marathon continues and play has been completed for the period ending July 16. This is a fundraiser for the Hospital’s Foundation Scholarship fund. The leaders in their respective groups are listed below.

Daytime group (5th round)
Sharon Lammers and Janet Meisterling, 17,420
Mary Jo Teed and Barb Dahlke, 14,410
Mary Charpentier and Karen Charpentier, 13,310
Jenny Buchanan and Jane Baggot, 11,630

Evening group (3rd round)
Mariam and John Calkins, 9,500
Mary and Ken Quickel, 8,120
Debbie and Steve Johnson, 7,520

Call chairman Barb Dahlke at 651-439-4162 for information about this community-wide fundraising activity.

Festival returns to Square Lake

The Square Lake Film & Music Festival returns Aug. 10 to the Stillwater area at Square Lake Festival Grounds, 13359 Partridge Road North.

The festival features the best in Minnesota music, animation and film. Tickets are $20 in advance online until Aug. 9 and a $5 biker discount is available. Cost at the door is $25.

To find out which musical acts are playing and what films are available, visit the festival’s website at

Group offers career workshops

Women Achieving New Directions offers individual counseling and on-going career development workshops to employed single mothers.

A workshop on “Interviewing Skills” is from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at 2134 Lowry Ave. North in Minneapolis and 2561 Victoria St. North in Roseville. On-site child care and a light meal is provided.

For more information call Pat in Minneapolis at 612-7522-8554 or Elaine in St. Paul at 651-604-3516.

Compiled by Avery Cropp – [email protected]