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PRg . ).ll I ammttn t Thursday, July 15,2010 • Kimball, MN 'The Sound of. Music' at GNTC The nuns from "The Sound of Music" are praying for your attendance The Great Northern Theatre Company is well into rehearsals for its summer production of "The Sound of Music." The songs alone are well worth the price of a ticket and are sure to give you chills. The entire cast sounds incredible, especially when all of the nuns are together on stage ... phenomenal! It takes a talented and dedicated crew to pull off a successful show and assisting the director, Leigh Ann Davis, behind the scenes are Gregg Davis as Stage Manager and Brad Busse as Light and Sound Coordinator. Performances of "The Sound of Music" will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-7 andAug. 11-13 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 8, in the Glanville Smith Auditorium at ROCORI High School. Tickets may be ordered by calling (320) 241-4682, or through the mail by printing an order form from our website at . House Manager Sue Anderson will be opening the box office this week, so you can pur- chase your tickets in person. The box office will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Climb every moun- tain, swim every sea, do whatever you have to do, in order to get your tickets to this fabulous show, you will not be disappointed. 'Fiddler on the Roof' in Hutchinson Now in its ninth season, the Hutchinson Theatre Co. is pleased to present "Fiddler on the Roof", a musical theatre production directed by Creative Director Maureen Style and Music Director Ward DeWitte at the the Hutchin- son High School Auditorium, Hutchinson Aug. 12, 13 and 14. In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of chang- ing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, this beloved musical, "Fid- dler on the Roof" has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. It's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are avail- able online at , at the Hutchinson Cham- ber of Commerce, 2 Main St. S., Hutchinson, or by calling (320) 587-5252. Questions call (320) 587-2599. Show tickets are $15 for Adult, $10 for Youth (12 and under). The Hutchinson Theatre Co. is a non-profit organization ded- icated to bringing people of dif- ferent ages and backgrounds from Hutchinson and the surrounding area together to create high-qual- ity community theater. ΈiΈ iΈ iΈΈ / / ~ ii "ii! ΈΈ ii . ! Advance tickets now on sale for RiverSong 2010 More than 20 bands from all over the nation perform on multiple stages in Hutchinson It is time to mark your calen- dar and buy your advance tickets • for the second Annual RiverSong Music Festival in Hutchinson July 30-31. This is the ultimate festival for experiencing incredible musical talent with your entire family with performances from more than 20 bands on multiple stages, as well as children's activities, great food and beverages, and the perfect riverside setting! Advance tickets are just $5 for Friday, July 30, and $12 for Saturday, July 31. Children under 14 are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets will be available at the gate as well, at higher rate. Music styles for the RiverSong weekend include traditional folk, Americana, International Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, and a variety of acoustic music styles. With multi- ple performances taking place at any given time during the festival, you will be sure to find something that you will enjoy! The festival opens at 6 p.m., Fri- day, July 30, with a performance by the "Hutchinson Brothers," fol- lowed by 2009 RiverSong favorite "Patchouli," and fresh Celtic folk music from "Lehto &Wright." You'll find that you can't help but dance to the Latin rhythms when the Stearns County Pachanga Soci- ety takes the stage late in the after- noon. All the way from the East Coast, the dynamic Natalie Zuker- man will perform on the Riverview stage, while the talented guitar styl- ist Charlie Parr shares his smooth sounds on the Front Porch stage. RiverSong is fortunate to have folk music veteran Shawn Phillips share his classic sounds at the festival as part of his 50th anniversary tour, and Check out the RiverSong web- site at , for ticket information and to check out the schedule and listen to the music. For more information, con- tact Megan Peterson at (320) 234- 0789 or . Hutchinson is located one hour west of the Twin Cities, north of Mankato, south of St. Cloud or east of Montevideo at the junction of Highways 7 and 15. For more infor- mation about Hutchinson, visit . MPCA tips to restore shoreline, improve water If you own shoreline in Minne- sota, there are some simple and relatively inexpensive steps you can take to strengthen your shore and help improve the water qual- ity of your lake, river or stream. The Minnesota Pollution Con- trol Agency advises land owners to create buffer zones and restore shorelines with natural vegeta- tion. Here are some tips on how to get started: • Follow Minnesota's Phospho- rus Lawn Fertilizer law. In short, it states that fertilizers contain- ing phosphorus cannot be used on lawns and turf in Minnesota except under certain circum- stances. Most Minnesota soils have enough natural phosphorous for healthy plant growth. Phos- phorus in fertilizers promotes weed and algae growth in lakes. Also avoid raking grass and leaves into the water. • Leaving an unmowea uz- fer or creating a shoreline buffer made of native plants and trees will stop excess soil, leaves and grass from washing into your lake, river or stream with rainwater. Shore restoration can return many desirable features to your shore- line, including: • Providing habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. • Filtering out pollutants and runoff that degrade water quality. • Preventing shoreline erosion by absorbing wave action. • Creating more leisure time to relax and enjoy the nature of life at the shore. • Leaving "emergent" aquatic vegetation (shallow-water plants) in place provides great habitat for fish. • Natural landscapes require much less time, money, and effort to maintain once they are estab- lished. Long-term needs for irri- ~ationp fertilizers~ pesticides and herbicides are virtually elimi- nated. • Contact your county soil and water conservation district, or local watershed district for advice on which native plants, flowers, and grasses are best to plant in your part of the state. • Join your local lake associa- tion. If your lake does not have an association, start one with your neighbors. • Become a volunteer water monitor. The MPCA has vol- unteer monitoring programs for both lakes and streams and would love to hear from you. More information can be found at . For more information on how to protect lakes, rivers, and streams, and improve water quality, check the MPCA's Web site at . DNR announces special youth deer season Youth ages 10-15 are eligible re Department of Natural Resources * Rydell National Wildlife participate in a special deer sea- son that runs from Thursday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 24, in 12 per- mit areas of southeastern and 15 deer permit areas of northwest- ern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "This youth-only season pro- vides an opportunity for parents, guardians and mentors to sched- ule and plan a special deer hunt with youth," said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program coordinator. Deer permit areas open tothe hunt are 101, 105, 111,114, 201,203, 208, 209, 256, 257, 260, 263, 264, 267, 268. 338, 339, 341, 342, 343. 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349 and 601. Youth must meet all firearms safety requirement, purchase a license and use the appropri- ate firearm for the permit area in which they are hunting. Youth may take a deer of either sex. An adult mentor must accompany the youth but may not hunt or carry a firearm. The special season should occur when students are on school break. (DNR). Refuge, Firearms, Polk Count, "With a relaxed pace, these Oct. 23-24, 20 permits hunts provide high-quality intro- • Savanna Portage State ductory experiences Where the Park, Firearms, Aitkin County, total focus of the adult is on men- Oct. 30-31, 20 permits toringthe youth hunter" said Mike • Buffalo River State Park Kurre, DNR mentoring program Hunt A, Firearms, Clay County, coordinator. "Youth deer hunts Oct. 23-24, 10 permits provide the ideal learn-by-doing • Buffalo River State Park experience." Hunt B, Firearms, Clay Count)5 Youth ages 12-15 may apply for Oct. 30-31, 10 permits one of 11 special firearms youth * Tettagouche State Park, Fire- deer hunts at selected state parks arms, Lake County, Oct. 16-17, and refuges. Youth ages 12-17 may 10 permits apply for special archery youth • Itasca State Park, Firearms, deer hunts. Participating in a Clearwater County, Oct. 16-17, youth deer hunt does not preclude the youth from participating in the regular firearms deer season, but any deer harvested do count against the youth's season bag limit. A limited number of either-sex permits are available for the fol- lowing hunts: Archery 75 permits • Banning State Park, Firearms, Pine County, Oct. 30-31, 6 permits • Father Hennepin State Park Hunt A, Firearms, Mille Lacs County, Oct. 30-31, 3 permits • Father Hennepin State Park Hunt B, Firearms, Mille Lacs County, Dec. 4-5, 3 permits Youth must apply for the hunt • Camp Ripley Archery Hunt of his or her choice, which can be (open to youth 12-17), Archery, done at any DNR license agent; the Morrison County, Oct. 8-10, DNR License Center, 500 Lafay- 150 permits ette Road, in St. Paul; or online at • Lake Alexander Preserve, " Public land is open as is private Archery, Morrison County,If the number of applications land, provided the youth hunter Oct.8-10, 20 permits exceeds the number of permits, a has landowner permission. • Arden Hills Site A, Archery, lottery will be conducted. Youth Participating in the youth deer Ramgey County, Oct. 21,22, may apply [or 0nly 0no archary season does not preclude the youth from participating in the regular firearms deer season but any deer harvested do count against the youth's season bag limit. Apply by Aug. 20 for October special youth deer hunts Minnesota youth have until Friday, Aug. 20, to apply for 15 mentored deer hunts in Octo- ber, according to the Minnesota 30 permits • Arden Hills Site B, Archery, Ramsey County, Oct. 23-24, 30 permits Firearms • Lake Bemidji State Park, Fire- arms, Beltrami County, Oct. 16-17, 20 permits • St. Croix State Park, Fire- arms, Pine County, Oct. 30-31, 90 permits hunt and one firearms hunt. An adult parent or guardian must accompany the youth at all times while hunting but only the youth may hunt. Youth and their mentor must attend a mandatory pre-hunt orientation session: Suc- cessful applicants also must meet all firearms safety requirements, purchase all appropriate licenses and follow hunting regulations.