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Lanesboro’s Sons of Norway celebrates 85 years in Lanesboro


Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Participants in Lanesboro Arts Center's 'Surprise Sculpture' summertime arts program created a Viking ship, complete with shields, celebrating the 85th anniversary of Lanesboro's Sons of Norway.

Lanesboro, Minn. – Twenty-four kids of various ages, five adults, one summer intern and two Lanesboro Arts Center staff members put their heads and hands together to create a Viking ship out of cardboard (thanks to Preston Specialties for donating the cardboard), complete with personalized shields celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Sons of Norway in Lanesboro. The creation was a project of ‘Surprise Sculpture’, a summertime arts program of Lanesboro Arts Center. The ship was made in the gazebo at Sylvan Park (thanks to the City of Lanesboro for supporting this program), and then participants walked it down to its resting spot in front of the Sons of Norway building. Sons of Norway member Lynn Susag – who has traveled to Norway – talked to the group about the history of Norwegians in this country, and of the Sons of Norway organization. “Ages before Columbus arrived in America, it is believed the Vikings crossed the seas on their unique ships. This summer the Sons of Norway celebrates their 85th anniversary in our community and the Surprise Sculpture Viking Ship decorated with the number 85 offers a fun and interactive connection.” Lynn answered questions from the group, and explained that the Sons of Norway welcomes all who have an interest or connection to Norwegian and Scandinavian culture, heritage, and tradition.

‘Surprise Sculpture’ is a weekly summertime arts creation program presented by Lanesboro Arts Center. Each week, with the guidance of LAC staff and volunteers, students work together to create different large sculpture projects using recycled and upcycled materials. At the end of each session, students help to place the sculptures at various locations in Lanesboro, left there to ‘surprise’ public audiences. The last session of ‘Surprise Sculpture’ 2014 is on Tuesday, July 1. With two months left of summer, Lanesboro Arts Center offers plenty more FREE family-friendly arts events throughout July and August: 1) Bronze Pour on Saturday, July 19 from 1-6 p.m. in the Gateway Park, across from the softball field by Cty 8 – this is “art-in-the-making”, with a hot hot hot furnace of molten bronze, and sand resin molds waiting to be poured and transform into sculpture. NOTE: the Pour itself is free, but LAC is also offering a bronze sculpture-making workshop for $25/person; choose from one of two dates: Friday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2) Artist Spotlight rece .....
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Community input wanted for “Libraries Grow Community” Mural Project at the Lanesboro Public Library. Online survey or paper questionnaire available now

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The Lanesboro Public Library is happy to announce that it has been awarded a SEMAC (Southeast Minnesota Arts Council) grant to have a mural painted in the entrance hallway. The theme of the mural will be “Libraries Grow Commun ..... 
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Playwright Mark Brown to visit Commonweal Theatre

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, Minn., is proud to welcome award-winning playwright Mark Brown for its Sunday Salon discussion series on Sunday, July 13 immediately following the matinee performan ..... 
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Lanesboro Live features “Gravedigger’s Daughter”

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
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Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature a visit with Rachael Hanel, author of the new book “We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter”, and the band FAIR TRADE ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces second season

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces the opening dates for the second season of their studio open house events. The first of six 2014 Lanesboro Area Art Trail weekends will take place on June 20 -22, 2014. Participating studios will ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance, Saturday June 21

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday June 21 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8 p.m. and admission is $7 at the door. Located on Parkway Ave. next to Sylvan Park, the S ..... 
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Pennsylvania high school student Yuyan Pu is crowned “The Most Philosophical Student in America” and winner of the 2014 National Kids Philosophy Slam. Ingrid Mundt of Minnesota named “Most Philosophical 5th Grader in America.

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Truth or Beauty: which has a greater impact on society? Yuyan Pu, a junior from Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, won the 14th annual National Kids Philosophy Slam by successfully arguing that beauty has more of an ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company Presents: Around the World in 80 Days

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents “Around the World in 80 Days” by Mark Brown June 27 through October 27. Follow the incredible journey of Phileas Fogg on his outrageous quest to circumnavigate the globe in only 80 day ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre presents the Artaria String Quartet

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company once again welcomes the renowned Artaria String Quartet for a two-night concert series in the Events Hall of the Commonweal Theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro. Concert dates are Wednesday, June ..... 
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