Thursday, July 20, 2017

Woman-Made and a local Garden Tour - July 22-23 and more day trips

Woman-Made - Marvelous Things Made by Northland Women
Over 20 female artisans will be part of this local art & gift fair.
The fair will be at Somers Lounge, College of St. Scholastica
on July 22 from 10AM-4PM.  Nice variety of items by creative folk.
Contact info: Wendy Grethen 218-525-5098

Lakeside Garden Tour
July 23, 1-5 pm
Tour 5+ gardens in Lakeside.
Benefit for the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club.
Buy tickets at the LLPCC building at 106 N. 54th Ave. E. from 1-3:30
p.m. on Sunday.  $10 each.
Gardens include diverse plants, beautiful landscaping, water features,
native plants, straw bale gardening example, free plant, and probably
bird and butterfly sightings.

Day Trips:
July 30 (Sun)  
Blueberry/Art Festival in Ely       
This is a wonderful Northland event.  You'll get to hear live music, walk among many artisan vendors, and enjoy a day out where you can enjoy festival food treats, some you guessed it - made with blueberries.   There will be plenty of space for you to bring your purchases back in the vehicle.  You won't need to bother with driving or parking so come along and enjoy a summer day. Depart 9AM from M&H gas station. Return 5PM. Registration deadline Extended to July 22.   9 seats available.
Seats available 9

Aug 2 (Wed) 
Scenic Boat Cruise on the St. Croix River and stop at Franconia Sculpture Park.  Includes an 80 min boat cruise and stop at Sculpture Park. Taylors Falls.
Depart Perkins West: 10:30 AM. Return 6:30 pm (Boat cruise at 1 pm) .Registration Deadline July 22
Seats available: 8

Aug 13 (Sun) Irish Fair of Minnesota on Harriet Island. 3.5 hours at event.  Music. Storytelling. Dance. Vendors. Along the Mississippi River. 
Depart Perkins West 9AM. Return 6 PM.
Registration Deadline July 28   
Seats available 5

Aug 23 (Wed) 
Shipwrecks, Sea Caves and Lighthouse Boat excursion from Bayfield.  3-hour boat cruise.  Great Lakes Visitor Center stop. Toast with natural spring water.  Depart M & H gas station 11:30 AM.  Return 8PM. Registration Deadline Aug 5.
Seats available: 12
Sept 10  (Sun) Little Falls Arts & Craft Fair. 150+ vendors. Lots of food & music.
Depart Perkins West: 8:30 a.m.  Return: 6 p.m. Registration Deadline is Aug 20.
Seats available 8

Monday, April 24, 2017

Day trips from Duluth - arts, music, nature, history

Come on an Up North Excursions' day trip this summer. Eleven trips are lined up.  Boat cruises on the St. Croix River, Irish Music Festival, Blueberry Fest in Ely, Afternoon Tea at Naniboujou, Church Basement Ladies performance and more.  See the full schedule at   Please sign up 2-3 weeks before the event so the trip can be a go for everyone.  Come explore the Northland!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Treasures & Dulcimers

Yesterday was the Treasures of the Earth Green Goods, Craft & Art Fair.  This fair of mine has the theme of things made of recycled or natural materials and there was 25 awesome artists who took on the challenge and even use those materials for all their work.  Pottery, jewelry, plant terrariums, paintings on wood and stone, wooden bowls and cutting boards, driftwood items, and more.  Good job.  Check again next March.

This May 6 is the Dulcimer Day in Duluth festival.  More information at

Check out the 2017 Up North Excursions Bus Trips.  These day trips explore the Northland's art, music, nature, and history.

Happy spring!  Cloudy day but the sun will come out tomorrow.   Where have I heard that before?