Calendar Spotlight: Aug. 27Arts on Superior’s Fridays in the Park concert series gets really local tonight as the Two Harbors trio of a Tom Broadbent, Nancy MacGibbon and Al Anderson take the Thomas Owens Park bandshell stage.
Arts on Superior’s Fridays in the Park concert series gets really local tonight as the Two Harbors trio of a Tom Broadbent, Nancy MacGibbon and Al Anderson take the Thomas Owens Park bandshell stage.
Songwriter Broadbent brings his original songs to life through the trio dubbed “TNA” after the members’ first initials.
Expect to hear Broadbent favorites, including “Look Around, It’s Your Town” from the Two Harbors historic play trilogy. Many of the songs for this concert will be new.
Broadbent has been writing music most of his life, including several musicals. One musical, “Pickin’ the Bones of Grandpa Jones,” brought the three musicians together back in 2001.
His newest musical, “Deal, Dammit!” is in production in Minneapolis. Tom just published “Henrietta Stays Out All Night,” a children’s book.
MacGibbon is a highly acclaimed music teacher at Two Harbors High School who is a singer, pianist, and drummer. She also writes songs.
Al Anderson serves as conductor for the Two Harbors City Band. His smooth trombone playing is much in demand for pit orchestras and ensembles. He is also doing extensive research into the possibility that it was the Vikings who introduced the ukulele to the Hawaiian Islands.
Part of the research involves convening the T.H.U.G. (Two Harbors Ukulele Group.) Expect some ukulele playing during the evening. Set time is 7 p.m. and the show goes rain or shine. In case of rain, it moves across the street at the church.
Walk for memory
Community Partners and North Shore Area Partners have united to form the “Home Team” for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. Staff, volunteers and participants are encouraged to join them Oct. 2 to walk to raise funds for research and to raise awareness of this prevalent disease. The walk will be at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. People can register at the Alzheimer’s Web site www.alz.org or call 733-2560. It is a one-third mile to two-mile walk.
To raise money for the memory walk, the agencies will be baking rice crispy treats that can be picked up or delivered. You can order treats by calling 834-8024 or 226-3635. Treats are $1 per square or $10 for a dozen. Other contributions are welcome.
Petrell Hall bash
The Petrell Hall Centennial Committee’s annual Labor Day weekend pancake breakfast fund-raiser and program begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 5. Food will be served until 11 a.m. The fund-raiser is for the Petrell Hall centennial celebration in 2012 and includes a silent auction and a raffle featuring an antler basket, a chickadee stained glass piece, and a fish landing net. All the raffle items are handmade by local artists and crafters.
A program begins at 11 a.m. with a brief report of the committee’s activities and accomplishments the past year with the help of volunteers and contributors from the local and extended Brimson community.
The remainder of the program features Duluth author Mark Munger, who will discuss his book, “Suomalaiset, People of the Marsh.”
Petrell Hall is located off Highway 44 on County Road 353 in Brimson.