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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Judaica Exhibition, Inscribe These Words, ends thisSunday, August 24.  In Jewish tradition, the inscribed word is believed to be a manifestation of the Divine and an invitation to participation.  Drawing from the MIA's own collection, this exhibition explores the use of inscriptions on Judaica objects.  These inscriptions can be indicative of devotional practices, describe functional uses of the pieces, denote a personal connection, or demonstrate the very process of inscribing.  The exhibition, at MIA, 2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, is free.
The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival runs October 23 - November 2.  Why the early notice?  Through September 15, you can get the Early Bird All-Pass Special, which includes one ticket to eight films, plus two bonus film events, for $45.  The full festival line up, including films,  speakers, food, special guests, art exhibits, and more will be announced onSeptember 14, but don't wait until then to get your All-Pass!  Visit www.tcjfilmfest.org for more information.
The Minneapolis Jewish Federation's 84th Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 pm, at Adath Jeshurun Congregation.  This year's Annual Meeting comes with an intellectual twist: a talk from one of the 50 most influential Jews in America.  Rabbi David Wolpe's Friday night services at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles are packed weekly -- you won't want to miss his talk at the Annual Meeting!   Click here to register.
Harmony Theater Company & School has opened registration for its 2014-2015 acting classes for children & teens: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (recommended for ages 8 - 12; all experience levels), and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (recommended for ages 10 - 14; acting experience preferred).  Students will work on a variety of acting techniques building their performance skills, focus, mental and body control, boosting creativity, imagination, and teamwork abilities.  Class activities range from Stanislavsky's method etudes to improvs and physical theater exercises.  This year's training also includes stage magic arts - learning to perform magic tricks and illusions, juggling, and mime.  Download a registration form..

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.