October 2010 Posts

Corpses and Copses – New Paintings By Whitney Saurer

Get yourself warmed up for Halloween this Friday at the Washington Galleries!

Washington Gallery will be showing Whitney Saurer’s newest works in an exhibition entitled, “Corpses and Copses.” The reception will be on Friday, October 8th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Come to the reception for great art!

This guy likes to show off his junk

At 5:23 p.m. Saturday I was driving west along Grand Avenue and had to stop for a red light at Central Avenue. A tall, bald guy in a red jacket and black pants started walking across the crosswalk, then stopped and turned to look at the young lady sitting in the car in front of me. He reached for his belt … and … well … what follows is my thought pattern from there.

Pumpkin Patch near Duluth

We have a little one that we would like to take to a pumpkin patch this year. Since we just recently moved to Duluth, we have no idea where to go.  Anyone know of any good pumpkin patches nearby? We’d prefer a pick-your-own-out-in-the-patch sort of place, but hey, beggers can’t be choosers.

Historic Lift Bridge featured on Shorpy

Here is a really neat photo looking back into the history of Duluth. The first version of our beloved Lift Bridge didn’t really lift at all. It initially was built in 1905 as a very rare transporter bridge.  It wasn’t until 1930 that it was converted into the form we know today.

Aerial Bridge: 1908 [Shorpy.com]

The PlayList season 2 kicks off Oct. 7

Experience trumpets and trombones, an insider’s look at a hilarious local musical, beautiful hand weaving by Two Harbors’ Deb Cooter, and more!  Join us for a front row seat as The PlayList launches a second season of exceptional, local arts programming Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9pm on WDSE-WRPT’s PBS North (8.1/31.1)!

Schedule for Free Ice Skating at Duluth Heritage Sports Center

Adult skating is on Thursday mornings, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Family skating is on Wednesday nights, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Duluth Parks and Recreation sponsors the free skating sessions. The Heritage Sports Center is located at 120 S. 30th Avenue W. in Duluth’s friendly West End. Bring your own skates.

Does anyone know when the Lakeview Castle is re-opening?

I have seen several job openings posted for the Clearwater Grille (formerly Lakeview Castle) so they must be getting close. Anyone have more info on a grand opening date?

Frank Jewell Fundraiser October 7

Join us in a “Party for Change” to support Frank Jewell’s campaign for St. Louis County Commissioner. On Thursday, Oct. 7, there will be a silent auction at Zeitgeist from 7-9pm with music from Sarah Thompson and Paula Pedersen. At 9pm we’ll shift over to Luce for a concert featuring DJ Kevin Craig, Shaunna Heckman and Retribution Gospel Choir.

Zeitigeist is a free event that will include hors dourves and a cash bar. The silent auction focuses on local arts and wellness, including items like an energy audit for your home, massage and gift certificates to local restaurants.

Pizza Luce is a 21+ event with an $8 cover at the door.

10% of the proceeds from the night will be donated to the Artist Relief Fund.

Frank Jewell is the DFL and Labor endorsed candidate for the St. Louis County Board’s 1st District, which represents Observation Hill, Central and East Hillside, the colleges and the Heights. For more information on Frank, visit frankjewell.com or find us on Facebook. For more info on what a county commissioner does check out this PDF.

See you there!