Shore Things: June 21Things to do in the coming week.
Ellen Anderson’s soul(stice) lives on
Two Harbors Celestial Celebrations, founded by Ellen Moore Anderson, has received a grant from the Co-op Light & Power Round-up program to expand its summer solstice event (we guess somebody saw the light.) Activities on Friday include a fire and marshmallow roasting, ukulele music/singalong, sky lanterns and free food from The Pub. Look for the fire near the breakwater beginning at 8 p.m. Weather cooperating, the Two Harbors Kayak Club will launch from the boat ramp at 7. If rain, check out The Pub on First Ave.
The other spaghetti dinner
Grandma’s may have its big carbo-loading fest in Duluth on Friday (11 a.m.-9 p.m. at the DECC, $12), but that doesn’t mean grandmas and grandpas in Two Harbors should feel left out. Socially Active Seniors has its $8 spaghetti dinner on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Two Harbors Community Center, 501 First Avenue. No word on whether Grandma Michelina will attend.
Hockey heroes head for Two Harbors
Hockey in June? After the spring we’ve had, it won’t come as a surprise to most Lake County residents.
Two Minnesota Wild players and a TV broadcaster will be in Two Harbors next week to meet fans and sign autographs. Goaltender and winner of the NHL’S Masterson Award Josh Harding, defenseman Nate Prosser and Mike Greenlay, a Fox Sports North broadcaster and former NHL player, will be at Thomas Owens Park on Tuesday sans hockey gear.
Bring something for the stars to sign and the first 100 fans receive a commemorative pin. They’ll be parked at Thomas Owens Park from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25.
Veterans fishing trip
The Minnesota Veterans Home Silver Bay will host its 21st annual Lake Superior Fishing Trip at the Knife River Marina on Monday, June 24. Joining residents from the Silver Bay Vets Home will be their counterparts from the Hastings, Minneapolis, and Fergus Falls Veterans Homes. A flotilla (armada?) of 17 charter boats will depart from the marina at 5:30 a.m. and return around 11 a.m. for a shore lunch.
For more information, contact Ward Wallin at Minnesota Veterans Home – Silver Bay at (218) 226-6321 days or (218) 834-6592 evenings, or email@example.com
Strike up the Band
The Two Harbors City Band starts its 116th season with a concert in Thomas Owens Park on Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. with Alan Anderson. Among selections are”Easter Monday on the White House Lawn,” “Men from Mars,” “Last Tango in Paris,” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” “The Genius of Ray Charles,” and of course, “Strike up the Band.” Free.