Monday, June 1, 2009

Creativity in Forest Lake, Minnesota—Arts in the Park, Community and Schools!

When considering a relocation to a smaller suburb of the Twin Cities some will wonder, what is there to do for entertainment? Is there a cultural side to a community like Forest Lake, MN? Absolutely, YES!

While the community of Forest Lake is well known for water adventures on its lakes, there is shore side element of fun too. There is a strong tradition of theater in the schools, churches and community that has several productions keeping residents entertained year round. Musical options are also part of the mix with a in-the-park concert series. Arts in the Park, is a tradition that keeps Forest Lake families and visitors entertained all summer long.

While perusing YouTube, I came across a video produced by a group of young film makers from the
Forest Lake High School. This was created a while back but as it was shot in the Forest Lake community it showcases much of the town (and some great area talent too)! Take a look…It is a very good short film.

This summer, Masquers Theatre Company, a community dinner theater located in Forest Lake, will be presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in July. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
Click here to check out Masquers website for all of the details.

Don’t miss any of the concerts in the great summer tradition of Arts in the Park! The much loved event will kickoff in 2009 with
The Rockin’ Hollywoods on a special Friday night concert June 19th.
2009 Tuesday Night Schedule at the Lakeside Park Gazebo:
  • June 9 The Contenders
  • June 16 The Wonderful World of Woody - 6:00 p.m./Root 66 - 7:00 p.m.
  • June 23 North Star Concertina ClubJune 30 Brio Brass
  • July 7 Teddy Bear Band - 6:00 p.m./Rich and the Resisters - 7:00 p.m.
  • July 14 Riverside Swing Band - 7:00 p.m.July 21 Savannah Blue - 7:00 p.m.
  • July 28 Lehto & Wright - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 4 Alphabits - 6:00 p.m./Gallactic Cowboy Orchestra - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 11 Bavarian Musikmeisters - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 18 Jeff Brooks - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 25 Fresh Squeezed Country - 7:00 p.m.

Copyright 2009 Teri Eckholm