Have you ever wondered how the keys on an organ keyboard make sound come out of the giant pipes? Have you ever wanted to try playing music with your hands and your feet at the same time? Or change the sound to a trumpet, a flute or a whole orchestra by pulling or pushing levers?
If you’re a student in grades three through 12, you can do it on Saturday in Duluth — plus have a pizza lunch, at no cost.
The Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is hosting Pedals, Pipes and Pizza starting at 9 a.m. at Elim Lutheran Church, 6101 Cody St. Bus transportation will be provided to the sites of two other organs.
The preregistration deadline is today. Call Carol Donahue at (218) 879-3456 or go to arrowheadago.org.
The Westminster Presbyterian Church has to go away soon, but it still can live on in any number of homes.
Brent Loberg with Sellers Auction in West Duluth is selling off any remaining pieces of the church he can starting at 10:30 a.m. today at 4441 Grand Ave. The crown jewel of the auction, no doubt, will be the main stained-glass window.
The church was damaged during flooding in June 2012 and will be torn down.
One of new Poet Laureate Deborah Cooper’s plans has been to mix poetry and sacred spaces. “In Darkness and In Light” is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Israel, 1602 E. Second St., and will include a reading by poets Linda Glaser, Gary Boelhower and Cecilia Lieder and music by The Mood Sings.
Zaundia Klingbeil’s photo exhibit “The Many Faces of Alzheimer’s” are on display through February at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 835 College St., in Duluth.
Klingbeil’s photos chronicle and present the reality of people living with Alzheimer’s disease. She cared for her grandmother, Opal Cumlay, in her home for more than a year. Cumlay agreed to document her disease with images to help raise awareness and said she believed there would be a cure for Alzheimer’s in Klingbeil’s lifetime.
Duluth’s Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is holding its annual Reconciling in Christ Sunday this weekend.
The day celebrates Gloria Dei’s position of welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Sunday’s events begin at 8:45 a.m. with the adult forum in the Hillside Room. Kathy Hermes and Together for Youth people from Lutheran Social Service will talk about their recent Large Puppet Project. Gloria Dei hosts the weekly meetings of Together for Youth, a support group for GLBT youth.
At the 10 a.m. worship service guest Pastor Andres Albertsen will preach on the gospel lesson of “The Marriage in Cana.” Pastor of the Danish Lutheran Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1992 to 2011, Albertsen and his partner, Luis Alberto Banzer, celebrated their civil union in Buenos Aires in 2005. They married in Buenos Aires in May 2011 after Argentina legalized same-gender marriage.
At 3 p.m., Gloria Dei will host a Reconciling Works (formerly Lutherans Concerned) event in the Hillside Room. The event’s theme is “The Wedding at Cana (or is it Can’ta?),” with a panel talking about marriage from personal, political and theological perspectives.
Got some stomach growlies that won’t go away without the taste of wild game? We’ve been there but think there’s a way to satisfy that hunger.
A wild-game feed is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Queen of Peace gym, 102 Fourth St. in Cloquet. Plus, admission is free; however, freewill offerings will be accepted, with proceeds supporting diocesan seminaries.
Looking for a little local flavor to change up the offerings on the dinner table?
The 190-page book is available for $20 at Temple Israel in Duluth. (Courtesy of Holy Cow! Press)
Duluth’s Temple Israel has just published “EAT! Something Already,” a collection of more than 100 traditional recipes written by members of region’s Jewish community.
The first-time effort includes recipes for appetizers, desserts, side dishes, main courses, soups and salads, breads and holiday specialties. Those who have contributed to the book are passing along recipes from generations in their families along with newer ones.
The 190-page book is available for $20 at Temple Israel, 1602 E. Second St. Add $6 if you choose to send a check and have the book mailed. Mail orders to Cookbook at Temple Israel, 1602 E. Second St., Duluth, MN 55812.
Contact Temple Israel at (218) 724-8857 or email@example.com for more information.
Here’s the perfect solution: Share your extras to help make the homes of flood victims festive.
Catholic Charities USA and the Diocese of Duluth are heading a Christmas Decoration Drive. Like most folks, many flood victims kept their Christmas decorations in the basement, the Duluth Diocese tells us.
You’re asked to drop off your donations before Friday to one of the following sites:
Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enter through the office doors at 25th Avenue West and Third Street. Collection bins will be near the main entrance of the church by the bell.
Northeastern Minnesota Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1105 E. Superior St. Call (218) 724-4424 for office hours.
Vineyard Church, 1533 W. Arrowhead Road. Call (218) 525-3462 for office hours.