Local gardeners are offering the garden-curious a chance to sneak a peek. The Longview Garden Club’s annual self-guided garden tour, “A Peek at the Neighbors’ Spring Gardens,” is 4-6 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $7 (or $10 for two) and are available at Granitoid Garden, 25th Avenue East and Seventh Street, starting at 3:45 p.m. Sunday.
Proceeds go to Longview Garden and Neighborhood Night Out.
DJs from the Northland College radio station WRNC-LPFM 97.7 will spin albums at StageNorth in Washburn as part of a fundraiser for the station that airs in the Chequamegon Bay area.
DjTj (Trent Hanson) and DJ Dutch (Kamron von Donkersgoed) will be at StageNorth at 8 p.m. Thursday. There is a $5 cover charge, with proceeds going to support station operations and improve broadcast coverage.
The radio station serves a 3-mile radius around Northland College, but has gotten FCC approval to build a full power station, which would extend its reach to include Washburn, Bayfield, Madeline Island and more. The station airs a mix of talk, news and music all day and is run by 15-20 volunteers.
One year after the flood forced the Lake Superior Zoo to close for a month, the zoo will offer free admission Thursday.
“This is a day set aside to celebrate our community and the overwhelming support the zoo received at the flood,” CEO Sam Maida said in a news release.
The zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.
For more information, call the Lake Superior Zoological Society at (218) 730-4500 or go to lszoo.org.
It seems like the bear-human relationship has been getting some bad press lately, so now might be a good time to hear from someone who says he sometimes baby-sits for grizzly bears.
Charlie Russell, a Canadian naturalist who has appeared in the BBC films “Bear Man of Kamchatka” and “Edge of Eden,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Vermilion Community College Theater in Ely.
Russell has been studying and living with grizzly bears for decades. It’s reported that female grizzly bears would sometimes leave their cubs for him to watch while they foraged.
The event will include a Q&A session. Tickets are $25 and available at bear.org.
Everyone’s favorite bluesman, Charlie Parr, plays a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. today at Chester Bowl as part of the Chester Creek Concert Series.
Parr is super-hot right now. The movie “Meeting Charlie Parr” recently played locally during the Duluth Superior Film Festival (it also played in Paris). He’s got a tightly packed summer schedule with more than a handful of local shows in addition to other Midwest stops.
Parr’s latest album, “Barnswallow,” was released earlier this year.
A dedication ceremony for the Angel of Hope Memorial is scheduled to take place today in Duluth.
The memorial, based on the book “The Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans, is in Leif Erikson Park. It’s a place for parents who have lost a child to go to heal and remember their loved ones.
The ceremony is at 6 p.m.
The memorial’s statue and engraved bricks on the walkway will be maintained by city of Duluth Parks and Recreation. Bricks can be purchased through Parks & Rec.
It’s about time to find out what that old 19th-century vanity is worth.
The St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center at the Depot in Duluth is hosting a free appraisal for antiques. The appraising happens from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday inside the Great Hall.
The St. Louis County Historical Society plans to have Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty on hand to check out the goods.
Please abide by the two-items-per-person limit, though. If an item is too big or fragile, just bring clear photos with labels and a description of any marks.
Still not convinced to come? There’ll be free coffee, too.
Call (218) 733-7568 for more information.
Cats have nine lives, they say. And if you have $9, you can have a cat. Numbers are fun.
That’s what cats 9 months and older cost June 21-30 at Animal Allies in Duluth.
All cats at Animal Allies, 4006 Airport Road, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and ready for a new home.
For more information about the 9 Lives for $9 adoption event, go to 9lives.bestfriends.org.
Superior firefighter Neal Dwyer brings a duckling into the grass near its mother Monday, June 10, 2013, along Hammond Avenue. Superior firefighters rescued the duckling after it fell through a storm sewer grate and became trapped. (Photo submitted to Superior Telegram)
A tiny duckling got into some big trouble Monday when it got separated from its family after falling into a storm drain while waddling across Hammond Avenue in Superior.
Tyree Johnson told the Superior Telegram that his daughters and their friend saw the ordeal unfold. After Johnson was unable to lift the grate off of the storm drain, he enlisted the help of the Superior Fire Department at its headquarters on Tower Avenue.
“I told the fireman that I have a strange request,” Johnson wrote in an e-mail to the Telegram.
Firefighter Neal Dwyer checked with Capt. Lindzi Campbell to make sure that was something the department helped with before heading out.
“He asked ‘Do we do that?’ ” Campbell said. “I said, ‘We certainly do.’ ”
Dwyer, Campbell and Andy Knutson lifted the grate and fished the duckling out with a net. After the rescue, the crew reunited the duckling with its mom and siblings.
“It was nice the girls were there and happened to see it,” Campbell said. “It was a happy ending.”
The Eh? desk says hats off to the Superior Fire Department and the Johnson family and friend for a job well done.
Somebody loves Judy Garland so much that he or she bought the house — making tickets free — for tonight’s performance of the St. Paul History Theatre’s production of “Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall” at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids.
But showgoers must reserve a seat in advance by calling (218) 327-5780 or going to reifcenter.org or Reed Drug in Grand Rapids.
The show, part of this year’s Judy Garland Festival, starts at 7:30 p.m.