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“SWITCH” to be shown in Third Friday Film Series


Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Next up in the Third Friday Film Series is ‘SWITCH’, a documentary film about energy resources, in keeping with the series’ theme of “Energy” in 2013. The July Third Friday Film will be held at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in rural Lanesboro (EBELC). Events on Friday, July 19 start at 6:30 pm with an energy/conservation tour led by EBELC director Joe Deden. Following the tour, the film ‘SWITCH’ will be shown at 7:30 pm in the Discovery Center building at EBELC. Joe will facilitate a discussion about energy conservation following the screening, bringing global issues to a regional level. All events are free and open to the public.

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is located at 28097 Goodview Dr., Lanesboro, Minnesota. The 6:30 pm energy/conservation tour will begin in the parking lot near the Schroeder Building Visitor Center; the tour will feature the home of director Joe Deden and his wife Mary Bell, a model of energy conservation. The tour will showcase energy efficiencies built into the house, the photovoltaic system on the roof, and a little about solar thermal and the energy storage sink in the basement. On the way to the Discovery building will be a stop at Eagle Bluff’s newest use of technology, an Australian “wicking bed garden” which is a water conservation project. www.eagle-bluff.org / 507-467-2437 for more information.

About the ‘SWITCH’ film: Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes, and overall, we’re gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of ‘SWITCH’. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, ‘SWITCH’ travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. ‘SWITCH’ is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. ‘SWITCH’ focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding. Finally, ‘SWITCH’ is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency. The documentary, by director Harry Lynch, was filmed over a period of two years, and features 11 countries, 26 world-leading energy sites for all energy types, and 53 expert interviews. For more information: www.switchene .....
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‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics by Duluth, Minn. artist Lenore Lampi in the Cornucopia Artist Spotlight at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens with an artist reception on Saturday, July 27 from 6-8 pm and runs through August 25, 201 ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Receives Grant Support

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, has been the recipient of grant monies totaling more than $60,000 during the first half of 2013. Now in its 25th season, the Commonweal continues to serve a ..... 
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Commonweal Celebrates Season 25 All Year Long

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company continues to celebrate 25 Seasons of producing live, professional theatre in Lanesboro with several special events throughout the year. Join Commonweal Company Members two times during the summe ..... 
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Around the World

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘Around the World’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Accordionation (duo of Barb Keith and Bill Swa ..... 
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Chuck Suchy will Perform at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, July 13

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Chuck Suchy is a folk musician, songwriter and working farmer from Mandan, North Dakota. Lanesboro Arts Center will host Chuck Suchy in concert on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre. Working around planting an ..... 
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Local Artist Juried into National Exhibition

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro’s David Tacke is one of 50 artists who have had 69 pieces juried into the national Horizontal Grandeur at the Stevens County Historical Society in Morris, Minnesota. In its sixth year, Horizontal Grandeur was named after Minnesota’s B ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance continues the 2013 series on Saturday July 6 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8pm and admission is $7 at the door. Guest fiddler Lee Guthrie from Hudson, Wis. will join regular Bob Bovee for ..... 
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What brings you here?

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Art in the Park: Many of us have heard of it, especially in the local tri-state region. This was my third year attending the event and it was no surprise to me to see the large crowd of people once again making their rounds visit ..... 
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