Storytelling Around the Fire

Date/Time: Sunday, April 22, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Rachel Limón
Storytelling is as old as time and is one of our most important traditions as human beings. Whether we realize it or not, we are all storytellers. We share our stories around the dinner table, at work, at school, with friends and on social media. It is such a vital part of who we all are. We invite you to come and share your favorite stories with pizza making around our outdoor wood fired oven or indoor fire place depending on the weather. Story tellers will be timed to 3 minutes depending upon number of participants.

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Maidens, and Flutes, and Bears, Oh My! The White Bear Legend Examined

Date/Time: Monday, April 23, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
From the 40-foot fiber-glass polar bear that lords over Highway 61, to the ubiquitous ursine lawn ornaments, this community loves its bears. How has this legend come down to us, is there more than one version, and could it have really been a polar bear? Join writer and storyteller Mary Jane LaVigne for a brief romp through local history and a peek at the powerful art of storytelling.

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American Swedish Institute Historic Mansion Tour

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 25
Lunch: 11:00 AM, Tour: 1:00 PM

Your group tour includes a guided experience through the exquisite 33-room Turnblad Mansion. Hear the stories behind the detailed wood carvings, sculpted ceilings, the 11 ornate Swedish ceramic stoves (kakelugnar) and the architectural vision of this castle-like mansion. Learn about the Turnblad family who lived in the Mansion from 1908-1927 and then donated the building to become a Swedish–American cultural center. Today, as the American Swedish Institute, it has been transformed into a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.

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Navigating the Contemporary Art World

CLASS ID: 5T51 *class ID change from catalog
Date/Time: Thursday, May 17, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kathleen Hope
Kathleen will share her secrets to making a living as a full-time artist. She will talk about outdoor art shows, art trade shows, art gallery representation and many more subjects. Open for questions and answers.

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