Calendar Spotlight: Sept. 17Blues and ragtime, along with a rich brass band tradition, will be the themes for a 7 p.m. concert at William Kelley School Auditorium next Friday. The band is made up of six musicians who play 18 instruments.
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Blues and ragtime, along with a rich brass band tradition, will be the themes for a 7 p.m. concert at William Kelley School Auditorium next Friday. The band is made up of six musicians who play 18 instruments. They occasionally swap instruments on stage without missing a note and will have your feet tapping from their very first set.
The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has been together since 1967. The band was elected to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and is rated among the finest entertainers in the Midwest. The band has been heard by many Lake County residents during their winter retreats to the south. A preview of their music can be heard on line at www.barbarycoast. com.
The concert is sponsored by the Northern Lake County Arts Board and The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Tickets will be on sale at door and there will be no charge for children age 4 and under. Free tickets are available from local libraries, courtesy of Minnesota Legacy funds, along with free bus transportation from the Two Harbors Community Center. Reservations can be made by calling 830-0600.
The first Senior Corps Week is taking place next week in the area. It celebrates the commitment and contribution made by Senior Corps volunteers and recognizes their critical impact on addressing tough challenges in our local communities and in our nation. It’s a great week to get started on giving back to your community.
For more than four decades, the three Senior Corps programs – RSVP, Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions – have engaged volunteers in service to meet critical needs. Volunteers involved in these programs have been the answer in helping make our communities safer, stronger, and healthier.
In Lake, Cook, and St Louis counties, Arrowhead RSVP can help volunteers find the perfect volunteer opportunity to fit their interests, life experience, talents, and the time commitment that an individual has available. For more information about RSVP and volunteer opportunities call 834-2280, ext. 108.
The NorthStar Trail Travelers will be in the area for two fall color walks at state parks along the North Shore. Residents here are invited to join them.
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is the first stop Sept. 25 with two loop walks of 4.5 and 2 miles. Registration is at the Picnic Shelter Trail Center beginning any time after 9 a.m. and you must finish by 5 p.m. A registration of $7 includes admission to the lighthouse and museum.
The next day, Sept. 26, explore Tettegouche State Park any time after 8 a.m. and finish by 3 p.m. The registration area will be by the parking lot/picnic area outside the park office. Cost is $2 per person. Two loops go into the park and to the falls as well as up to Shovel Point.
Trails will be marked with arrows, ribbons, and signs at each kilometer with interesting facts about the park or area. A participant picnic will be available each day for a donation to cover costs.
Special event awards are available for a small fee for anyone who participates and wishes for one.
For more information, contact Donna Seline of NorthStar at (612) 529-0552 or email@example.com or go to www.nstt.org.
If you are a person caring for children from birth to age 5, you have an opportunity to enhance the experience by taking part in Play and Learn days at Lake Superior School District buildings. Play and Learn days are free and full of fun activities. Sign up so planners can get materials and gifts ready.
Sandy Taenzer, an early childhood consultant, will present two books – a board book for babies and toddlers and another for preschoolers. Her presentation will include props and items readily available in most homes.
- 10 a.m. Thursday at Silver Bay ECFE room 104.
- 10 a.m. Sept 30 at Minnehaha ECFE room 107.
Cooking with kids
Betty Wistrom will share activities centered around food, nutrition, and “cooking” with children.
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 7, Minnehaha ECFE Room 107.
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Silver Bay ECFE Room 104.
Music and movement
Make your own instruments and share a circle filled with songs and finger plays.
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 4, Minnehaha ECFE Room 107.
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 18, Silver Bay ECFE Room 104.
In addition to Play and Learn days, an early childhood teacher can visit homes with activities, books and toys for the provider to keep as well as share information and answer questions as needed.
The visits are sponsored by grants from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Northland Foundation with support from the Silver Bay and Two Harbors Early Childhood Coalitions.
For more information or to register, contact Kim Lenski at (218) 226-4437, ext. 8158; or klenski@ isd381.k12.mn.us