Heritage Days update: more music and wishing lanterns
Two more dates have been set for members of the Duluth Superior Symphony offering music to the masses in Two Harbors leading up to the anticipated Heritage Days concert Sat., July 9.
There is a session on trombones at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library.
Here are descriptions of the two other musical sessions:
“Anything is Possible” begins at 6:30 p.m. at the library July 6 with Steve Grove on tuba and Judy McGibbon on viola.
“Can the tuba play a beautiful solo melody? Can the viola play a fast tune that gets your toes tapping?” their promotional material reads.
“Anything is possible. This program highlights two of the orchestra’s less featured instruments: tuba and viola. Join Steve and Judy as they encourage each other to step into the limelight and explore the musical potential of their instrument. Watch what amazing things can happen if you believe anything is possible.
Brass is the subject at a performance in Thomas Owens Park during Heritage Days, at 12:15 p.m. July 8.
“The Earl Salemink, Charles Leibfried, Jill Pospisil, Larry Zimmerman, Steve Grove brass quartet will explore the trumpet, french horn, trombone and tuba as the brass quintet takes you on a journey of Olympic proportions.
“This program showcases each brass instrument, drawing analogies to Olympic sports. Listen to the unique qualities of each brass instrument and the beautiful sounds created when they all work together as a team. Cheer on your favorite brass player as they ‘Go for the Gold.’”
Hall of Fame
The Two Harbors High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony July 7 at the Moose Lodge in Two Harbors.
Social hour is at 5 p.m. with a meal after.
Cost is $20 and reservation should be made by contacting contacting Scott Ross at 834-8201, ext. 8242.
This year’s inductees are John Vinje (Class of 1966), Dave Battaglia and Dan Battaglia (1971), Stephanie Himango (1988), and Heidi (Goedel) Puchner (1988).
The nationally known CLIMB Theatre Company will appear at this year’s Two Harbors Heritage Days as part of their “CLIMB Across Minnesota” tour.
Like the old medieval mystery play troupes, CLIMB will drive its traveling truck into our community July 9 to perform 15-minute outdoor plays all day and talk with our community members about what it means to be working theater artists.
CLIMB will perform by the Depot.
To prepare for the tour, CLIMB polled community leaders in Minnesota for issues that mattered in their communities. They created six plays around these topics. At a Two Harbors dialogue June 14, a diverse group of Two Harbors residents chose three of these plays to be performed: Filling in the Generation Gaps, Family Time, and Manners for Everyone.
Each 15-minute play will run twice: Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon after the parade. Watch for the four-person CLIMB troupe in this year’s Heritage Days parade, too. They’ll be the ones juggling, clowning, and interacting with spectators.
You can find out more about CLIMB Theatre’s educational, community-based work on the Heritage Days website, on Youtube, or at www.climb.org.
Light the sky
There will be a “Wishing Lantern” Saturday night during Heritage Days. Participants will launch hundreds of aflame rice paper lanterns into the sky to celebrate new beginnings, new opportunities, or new relationships.
People write down their wishes on the lantern, and the higher the lantern floats the greater the chance their wish will come true.
Organizers expect the sight of hundreds of lanterns over Lake Superior “will be a magical sight to behold.”
Volunteers will assist with the unfolding, setup, and launch of all the lanterns. Supplies and fire sources will be on site.
The launch will be behind the community center.
What local organizations are we helping?
All proceeds from $6 lantern sales will go to local groups and charities like: Two Harbors Humane Society, Two Harbors Band Booster Club, food shelf, Project Dog Park, and many other groups. We hope money from this event can grant some of these groups and charities their wishes.
There will be a booth in the craft fair Friday and Saturday. You can reserve a lantern at the booth, and then pick it up at the launch site around 9 p.m. Saturday.
Children under the age of 18 will not be able to purchase a lantern without parent permission.