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'Steel Magnolias'

"Steel Magnolias," a comedy-drama by Robert Harling, runs April 17-May 3. The play is about a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor deal with a series of events that are alternately hilarious and touching, and in the end, deeply revealing of their strength, love and purposefulness. Performances are April 17-May 3 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. on the main stage. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for all students, with a $2 discount for the opening weekend, and a $2 discount for seniors on the Sunday matinees.

Private violin lessons

Private violin lessons for students ages 7-adult are offered throughout the year by Sarah Bertsch, (715) 381-5735.

Private voice lessons

Elizabeth Hawksford Schaefer offers private voice lessons for ages 12-adult. Adults and homeschooled teenagers are especially welcome to call for available daytime openings. For more information, call The Phipps center at (715) 386-2305, ext. 101.

Ballroom dance parties

Tom Larson will offer ballroom dance parties Saturday, April 18 and May 16, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the dance studio. Larson will offer a ballroom dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:30. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome. Refreshments are provided. Admission is $10 per person.

Yoga classes

Vinyasa Flow yoga classes continue Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Beginning yoga is offered Tuesdays and Fridays, 9-10:30 a.m.

Classes are ongoing and may be taken at any time. Punch-cards may be purchased for $120 per 10 classes. Punch-cards are good for any of the three classes offered each week. Students only pay for the classes they attend. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Tai chi continues

Tai chi classes continue Thursdays, April 23-June 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., eight sessions for $96.

Photography club

The Western Wisconsin Photographic Club meets regularly at The Phipps. Photographers of all levels of ability and experience are invited to these meetings. For more information, contact Margaret Strehlo, (715) 386-5048.

Mosaic classes

Local mosaic artist Wouterina "Riana" de Raad is offering a Mosaic Workshop ($145) on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Students will learn how to cut and break glass and ceramic tile, grouting and more.


Marlys Hammer is teaching Beginning Rosemaling on March 27 and 28 and Advanced Rosemaling April 17-19. For more details, visit or call (715) 386-2305.

Theater classes for children

Claudia Haas is teaching theater classes for students in grades 1-6 are offered on four Saturday mornings, April 4, 18, 25 and May 2.

Flights of Fancy, for students in grades 1-3, runs from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Characters Wanted, for students in grades 4-6, runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Each class fee is $39.

Summer theater camps

  • Drama Camp for students entering grades 3 and 4, Monday-Friday, June 15-19 and again July 20-24, from 9 a.m. to noon each day; $135.
  • Acting Ensemble for students entering grades 5 and 6, Monday-Friday, June 15-19 and again July 20-24, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day; $135.
  • Musical Theater Camp for students entering grades 7-10, Monday-Friday, July 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day; $265.

    Healing Arts at Hudson Hospital

    Currently on display are the works of Teita Amberg, Chuck Avery, Robyn Stoller Awend, Bernel Bayliss, Barbara Bend, Patricia Lange, Andrea Larson, Susan McDonald, Tom McGregor, Chris Meyer, Gregg Rochester and David Sebberson.

    Gallery exhibit

    The annual Area High School Art Exhibition runs April 4-26. The reception is April 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with a program at 2. Galleries hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters.

    The Gift Gallery

    The Gift Gallery offers unique fine art and traditional crafts by noted area artists. Gift certificates are also available.

    For more information, contact The Phipps Center for the Arts at (715) 386-2305, (715) 386-8409 (box office) or

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