Go see pirates, plants, and spoonsWant your kids to eat more healthfully? The production “Pirates of the Carrot Bean” hits the stage in Silver Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 15) at the William Kelley Elementary School gymnasium. There will be a school performance April 13 for students.
Want your kids to eat more healthfully?
The production “Pirates of the Carrot Bean” hits the stage in Silver Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 15) at the William Kelley Elementary School gymnasium. There will be a school performance April 13 for students.
From examining their not-so-healthy diet of moldy bacon and rusty nails to discovering the benefits of beta carotene, the crew and audience engage in an interactive voyage brought to students and the public by the Statewide Health Improvement Program along with other organizations. Admission is free.
Topics such as eating fruits and veggies, keeping your body and mind fit, and limiting television time are explored through song, movement and interactive participation.
Initiated by the School of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, UMD Voyageurs, the ones putting on the production, visits exotic places such as the golden shores of Bayshore Bay, the Green Leafy Lagoon and the Berry Straights.
Last summer the Minnesota Department of Health awarded grants to areas throughout Minnesota for SHIP. The northeast region, which includes Lake County, is one of the regions chosen to receive $2 million in funding the next two years.
Much of the current work focuses on Silver Bay, which has its eyes set on school nutrition and a more active living community. A school wellness team has already been formed to look at healthy eating options for students as well as exercise.
Two Harbors will play a bigger role in the coming year. There will be a focus on workplace wellness expected to begin in June.
Students grab spotlights this weekend
There’s a double bill of performances this weekend as groups in Silver Bay and Two Harbors take to the stage.
The Lake Superior Community Theater is presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” at Silver Bay’s school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. There will be shows Saturday and Sunday (2 p.m.) as well as next week, April 16-17.
The troupe is made up of students and community members. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 220-0682.
Students in grades 1-5 perform in the Children’s Theater of Two Harbors. They have been rehearsing and working in all areas of the production from sets, backdrops, costumes, stage management as well as singing and performing in “Mother Goose” and “And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon” at the Two Harbors High School at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. They will be joined by the high school’s Jazz Combo.
The new venture for young people in Two Harbors has 40 participants. It’s a partnership between the school and the community. A free will donation will be at the door.
“Please support the efforts of these young people and remember our friends to the north in Silver Bay who will be performing,” said organizer Barbara Houle Schwanke.
“Our area is fortunate to have these performances to enhance the arts on the North Shore.”