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Burnsville summer theater presents 'Cinderella' opening Aug. 9

Community members are invited to attend an enchanting production of the timeless fairytale “Cinderella,” presented by Burnsville Summer Theater.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s adaptation brings new life to the story of a young woman forced into servitude who dreams of – and achieves – a better life. “Cinderella” features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”

Gifted & Talented Summer Institute continues until July 27 in District 191

The first half of the Gifted & Talented Summer Institute is over but classes for students entering grades 1 through 7 continue until the end of July in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

Upcoming classes cover a wide variety of topics and are designed to motivate, challenge and inspire children. Some examples are Spanish and French language, online game and app creation, computer programming, fencing, movie making and more.

The final two week-long sessions are July 16-20 and July 23-27 at Gideon Pond Elementary School, 613 E. 130th St., Burnsville.

How parents can support their child’s summer reading

Summer checklist: ride bike, jump rope, play ball, and READ!

It’s important that students spend time reading during June, July and August.

“During the school year, it’s so much fun to see our students’ love for reading,” said Katie Salmela, the elementary media coordinator in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. “Teachers and librarians want that love to continue all summer long!”

Registration is now open for summer Gifted & Talented Institute

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education will host the 16th summer Gifted & Talented Institute (GTI), which is provided through a partnership of south metro school districts.

GTI is open to students entering grades 1-8 in September of 2017 in any school district, who are either identified as gifted or exhibit a high talent or interest in an area.

There are many new class offerings in 2017 including (but far from limited to):

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