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In the Community

You can see local community actress Ali Rose Dachis in the Guthrie Theater's production of the Tony award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike through next Sunday, August 31.  For more information, call 612-377-2224.
Aish MN presents Tina Wasserman: Beyond Brisket and Bagels - The Evolution of Jewish Food Through History.  Tina will discuss Rosh Hashana and Sukkot food with 5 recipes to sample.  100% of cookbook sales proceeds go directly back to Aish MN. Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 pm, at the Sabes JCC.  Reservations start at $18.
Plan ahead!  Join Sha'arim for a day of fun, food, and entertainment as they Walk 4 Friends 'N Fun.  This is a great opportunity for individuals and teams to come together for a fun-filled event while making a difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs.  Sunday, September 21, 1:15 - 4:30 pm, Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Dr.  Sha'arim is a non-profit organization that serves children and young adults with special needs and their families through a wide range of educational, social, and recreational programs.  For more information, or to register, go to
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.