Eh? for October 1, 2011
Brown bag art/b> How about a little art to go with that bologna sandwich? The Duluth Art Institute is teaming up with Zinema 2 for Art Break -- a free lunch-hour session focusing on contemporary art. The first half features a viewing of "Art 2...
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How about a little art to go with that bologna sandwich?
The Duluth Art Institute is teaming up with Zinema 2 for Art Break -- a free lunch-hour session focusing on contemporary art. The first half features a viewing of "Art 21," a series about art in the 21st century, followed by a discussion. Art Break is at noon on Mondays through October at Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St.
The theme of the first event is "Fantasy" and will include shorts on Jeff Koons, Cao Fei and Florian Maier-Aichen. There also will be a partial screening of a video by local artist Betsy Hunt.
Bring a lunch or hit up the theater's concession stand.
Those squirrely vandals
Lindquist and Co., Duluth designers of upscale kitchens and baths, posted this cautionary tale on its Facebook page Thursday:
"We stage our studio displays to appear 'lived in' ... complete with accessories, and we learned long ago NOT to place wine within view of our front showcase windows ... it encourages vandals to break in to steal the wine! But today we encountered a new breed of vandal: a squirrel! ... She 'broke' into our studio and stole chocolate chip cookies! Chewed a hole right through our window screen ..."
The squirrel reportedly ate one cookie, hid another and left a partially eaten cookie in an office before getting busted in another office and chased back out the window.
Bringing back the train
So there's a group of people in a city on the shores of Lake Superior who are working to bring passenger rail back after a decades-long absence. And we're not talking about Duluth.
While efforts are under way to bring the Northern Lights Express to the Twin Ports, another group in our sister city to the north -- Thunder Bay, Ontario -- is hoping to link that city back to Canada's Via Rail passenger service.
The Chronicle Journal newspaper reported Friday that a Member of Parliament from Thunder Bay is going to set up a commission to work on restoring passenger service from the city eastward along the shore of Lake Superior to White River, where it would meet with existing service on down to southern Ontario. Passenger trains last ran to Thunder Bay in the 1980s -- about the last time the trains left Duluth --the paper reported.
The group has a website: www.revivesuperiorrail.ca .
Black Friday royalty treatment
Now that we're only 30 days from Halloween, you've probably begun considering your game plan for Black Friday. What if you already had the parking conundrum in the bag?
Starting Oct. 8, the Salvation Army will be collecting new clothing, shoes, toys, electronics and necessities at Simon Guest Services at the Miller Hill Mall. Those who contribute and present a receipt will be entered into a sweepstakes to win all-day priority parking for one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Nov. 25. The winner also gets a $25 American Express gift card.
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