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The 14th annual Twin Cities Jewish Community Conference on Mental Health will be at Temple Israel, Sunday, October 19.  More details later, but you should know about a special invitation to orchestral musicians of all abilities whose lives have been affected by mental illness (either their own or someone they know).  Maestro Ronald Braunstein, whose own life was transformed by bipolar disorder, will conduct a rehearsal and brief performance during the conference.  Auditions are not required, but advance registration is, due to limited space.  Musicians of all ability levels are welcome.  For more information, or to express interest, contact Laurie Kramer, lkramer@minnpost.com, by Aug. 1.  Requests to participate will be accepted in the order received.
Crave sugar early in the day?  Well, you have another place at which to indulge your sweet tooth.  Bogart's Doughnut Co. is now under the supervision on Minnesota Kosher.  Why "early in the day"?  The shop, at 910 West 36th St. (at Bryant Ave. S.), is open only untilnoon.  For more information, go to www.bogartsdoughnutco.com.
Each year, STEP helps children in our community with backpacks specialized for each child.  Registration is open to children living in St. Louis Park and entering grades K - 12, no matter what school they will be attending.  For information on registering, call 952-925-4899.  To help serve these students, STEP needs donations of school supplies and funds.  A contribution of $40 will sponsor one student with grade-appropriate school supplies.  Critically needed school supplies include 3-ring zippered pencil pouches; 2-pocket folders without prongs; college-rule loose leaf note paper and spiral notebooks; wide rule spiral notebooks; 12-count Crayola colored pencils; 8-count Crayola washable markers in thick classic colors; black ball point pens; plastic rulers; and large backpacks for Jr. and Sr. High students.  Backpacks are distributed during registration and should be donated to STEP in July.  All other school supply donations are needed by August 18 Donations can be dropped off in our STEP bag in the coatroom.