Calendar spotlight: Sept. 10Arts on Superior and the City of Two Harbors continue the free Fridays in the Park concert series this week with the rootsy, acoustic rock of Lisa Kane. Music begins at 7 p.m. in the bandshell at Thomas Owens Park on Waterfront Drive and Third Avenue.
Arts on Superior and the City of Two Harbors continue the free Fridays in the Park concert series this week with the rootsy, acoustic rock of Lisa Kane. Music begins at 7 p.m. in the bandshell at Thomas Owens Park on Waterfront Drive and Third Avenue.
Concerts go on rain or shine, with the rain site at the United Church across the street from the park.
Kane has been nominated for a Minnesota Music Award and has had her songs featured on Minnesota Public Radio. She has been compared to Lucinda Williams and Kathleen Edwards for her lilting melodies and smart lyrics. Joining Kane on fiddle, mandolin, and banjo will be Rachel Nelson.
Concerts run through September with the Two Beat Band Sept. 17 and the alternative bluegrass of The Fish Heads Sept. 24.
Community Partners will be sponsoring an educational event Sept. 15 at the Two Harbors Community Center with a focus on when it may be time to give up driving for seniors. The free, 1:30 p.m. talk will help seniors and their families maneuver a very difficult decision.
The presentation will show how the changes of aging affect driving ability and what can happen when someone should not be driving. Then come questions of when someone should be evaluated and what to expect from the evaluation process.
Steve Quinn and Jason Goulet from the Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center Driving Assessment and Training Program team will be available with information along with Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson and Dr. Shawn McMahon from Lake View Clinic.
Call Community Partners at 834-8024.
“Tracks, Burls and Lighthouse Dreams,” an exhibit of acrylic paintings by April Lehman, will go on display Wednesday through Oct. 18 at the Vanilla Bean Café in Two Harbors. The exhibit depicts highly-visible objects in Two Harbors: the tracks along the train depot; burled trees along the walking trail from the lighthouse to Burlington Bay; and the bright, red lighthouse itself, a steady beacon since 1892. (pictured above)
Lehman has lived in Two Harbors with her husband and three children the past 12 years. She is drawing and painting with acrylics, ink, and crayons. Her subject matter is whatever inspires her, a wide, varied and often quirky selection. Pieces from this show and others can be viewed online at www.aelstudio.etsy.com .
The Vanilla Bean, located on Highway 61 (Seventh Avenue) in Two Harbors, is open daily at 7 a.m.
Don’t miss the party Sept. 23 celebrating the harvest moon over Agate Bay. It’s the moon closest to the fall equinox, where day and night are of equal length.
Two Harbors has its own tradition of celebrating the event, which falls on a Thursday this year. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. on the breakwall, where you will be greeted by ukulele music and complimentary pie and coffee from Betty’s Pies. Then enjoy Eric Norland’s informative speech about the heavenly event. He provides telescopes and information from both a mythological and scientific perspective.
The moon rises at 6:43 p.m., followed by the setting sun at 7:03p.m. It can best be viewed by walking about half way down the breakwall and watching the sky. You might want to bring a camera, lawn chair, warm clothes, and, of course, the whole family.
SHARE, a nonprofit network serving 200 locations in four states, provides access to 12 meat items — including chicken nuggets and steak boxes – along with fresh produce, vegetarian, and organic foods. Orders are taken 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 25 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Two Harbors or placed online at www.sharewi.org before Oct. 11. Items will be delivered Oct. 23 to the church at 601 Fourth Ave. Volunteers drivers are needed for delivery of food to Silver Bay and to the homebound in Two Harbors.