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  • Possted by http://MillCityTimes.comGood bye, Judith Martin (Nicollet Island resident, University professor and former CityPlanning Commission member/president)http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/131112948.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/131140648.htmlhttp://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/04/obit-judith-martin-university-director/*****Events and Activities*****National Park Service Ranger on Call Virtual Tour of the Mississippi RiverVisitors and residents of the Twin Cities can now have a national park experience 24 hours a daywith Ranger on Call, a new virtual tour of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.Ranger on Call is an audio guide to exploring some of the parks most special places. The guidefeatures a series of 20 stops designed to expand users knowledge of the Mississippi River andprovoke exploration. Users can listen to stories from all along the 72-mile corridor of the nationalpark and download podcasts and maps online at www.rangeroncall.com. Or, for an all-encompassing park experience, users can visit the featured sites along the river in person and dial1-877-727-1172 (toll free) for the cell phone tour. Ranger on Call features narration by Don Shelby,who brings to life the stories from diverse communities along the river. Tour stops feature theMinneapolis Riverfront, Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings. Rangeron Call was created by the National Park Service and the Mississippi River Fund. For moreinformation about the park: www.nps.gov/miss. For more information about the Mississippi RiverFund: www.missriverfund.org.If Walls Could Talk TourSaturdays and Sundays, 1 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadPublic tours of the newly expanded Weisman Art Museum are offered every Saturday and Sundayat 1 p.m. A Weisguide will meet you at the front desk. Tours last for one hour. For information:http://weisman.umn.edu/Whos Afraid of Edith Carlson? ExhibitOctober 2 -- February 19Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadThe Edith Carlson Gallery is endowed by the estate of Edith Carlson, a self-described little farmgirl from Minnesota who went on to become an accomplished artist. She chose the Weisman forthe bequest because she admired the museums strong holdings in art by women. The new gallerywill allow WAM to showcase works on paper, which comprise roughly two-thirds of the museumscollection. Due to the delicate nature of the paper, many of these works have not had a chance tobe exhibited. In honor of Carlsons generous gift, the inaugural exhibition will showcase herdrawings, and the gallery will rotate exhibitions three times a year. This is the first exhibition toplace her work within a broader art historical context, specifically the artist colony of Taos, NewMexico, where she received her artistic training. This remote mountain outpost has long been ahaven for artists, including Marsden Hartley, who seek to escape the urbanity and scene of thecity and invariably are captivated by the expanse and light of the desert. For information:http://weisman.umn.edu/event/whos-afraid-of-edith-carlson.Mill City Farmers Market Eating Local Year-Round
  • Possted by http://MillCityTimes.comSaturday, October 8, 8 am 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayEven well-intentioned locavores fall off the wagon when winter in Minnesota approaches. Weveheard it before: I like supporting local foods, but I can only eat so many turnips! Eating local yearround in Minnesota is challenging, but it only takes a little bit of planning to enjoy a locally grownand varied diet throughout the winter. To help you be a successful and full-time local foodsconsumer, the Market made this helpful guide. At this weeks 10 a.m. Cooking Demo, local foodwriter and cooking instructor, Beth Dooley will join Heather Hartman in the demo kitchen to answerthe question, How do you eat local foods year round in Minnesota? Theyll be making twodelicious autumn recipes: Squash Soup with Thai Spices and a Smoked Trout, Apple and FennelSalad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Meet Your Vegetables from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Get downwith greens! Try a simple preparation of Swiss chard and take home the recipe. Ask the internsabout the nutritional benefits of these veggies and learn how to preserve them from the market tokeep eating local into the winter. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Vocalist Karen Quiroz presents astunning repertoire of popular music from Brazil and Latin America; non-stop rhythm, lushharmonics, and melodies intimately delivered in Portuguese and Spanish. All day, the CommunityBooth will feature North House Folk School, an educational non-profit on the shores of LakeSuperior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. They foster a non-competitive learning environment devotedto teaching traditional northern craft in over 350 courses year round, including everything fromtimber framing to basketry, wood carving to foods and fiber arts. The Art Market will feature The InkOrchard, ceramics by Guillermo Cuellar, Barnswallow Garden, and woodwork by Jim Benson.. Formore information (including what products are expected at the market this week dont forget yourshopping list), recipes and to sign up for the markets email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Partners in Preservation Open HousesSaturday, October 8, 9 am 12 noon at Mill Ruins Park (west end of Stone Arch Bridge), andSaturday, October 8, 1 4 pm at Minnehaha Park (near Sea Salt)Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) at Mill Ruins Park and Minnehaha Parkon Saturday, October 8. Stop by the MPRB information tent to learn more about the Partners inPreservation contest and the historical significance of each site. A public open house at all 25sites nominated in the Partners in Preservation program will be held next weekend. The communitycan tour and learn more about each of the historic places selected to participate in Partners inPreservation, a community-based program that will bring $1 million in preservation grants tohistoric places in the Twin Cities. At Mill Ruins Park, stroll along the Stone Arch Bridge, observethe power of the St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River and learn more about the story of thehistoric mill ruins that are now part of the Minneapolis dynamic and growing riverfront developmentarea. At Minnehaha Park, visitors can learn more about the rich history of the park, pick up mapsand historical information about the area and vote for the site while enjoying spectacular views ofthe highest waterfall on the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Falls. (Note: I received a notice aboutthese two open houses, but expect that open houses also are planned for the other two riverfrontprojects in the running the Soap Factory and Fort Snelling.) Remember to vote daily onFacebook for your favorite project to receive preservation funding through October 12.Free Fun SaturdaySaturday, October 8, 11 am -- 1 pmOpen Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, MCBA studio on first floorMinnesota Center for Book Arts and the LOFT Literary Center are hosting Free Fun Saturday at
  • Possted by http://MillCityTimes.comOpen Book. There is going to be a free pop-up art making activity for all ages. Create a one-of-a-kind pop-up book art work with a book artist and write your original story in the book!Van Hunt with Empress Hotel and SoulaciousSaturday, October 8, 9 pmBunkers, 761 Washington Avenue NorthGrammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Van Hunt makes his long awaited return withhis first new music in more than three years, What Were You Hoping For? The album a jointventure between the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers and Hunts own label, godless-hotspot arrivedin stores on September 27. Van Hunt first fell in thrall to the power of music from an early age,taking inspiration from a remarkable range of musicians and composers, spanning J.S. Bach toDavid Bowie, Thelonious Monk to Curtis Mayfield, Iggy Pop to The Isley Brothers. In 2007, Huntreceived a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group with Vocals, honoringFamily Affair, a collaboration with John Legend and Joss Stone found on the 2006 Sly & TheFamily Stone tribute album, Different Strokes for Different Folks. Advance tickets available at theElectric Fetus, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online atTicketmaster.com. Tickets also available at Bunkers on the night of the show. For information:http://www.suemclean.com/shows/van-hunt/?utm_source=emarketforward - Stay%20In TheLoop&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14780913&utm_campaign=Stay in the%20Loop!Foreigner%20Acoustique, Mike%20Birbiglia, Win%20Tickets!.Architecture of WAMSunday, October 9, 1 3 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadJoin WAM tour guides on an exploration of the museum through tours and art activities. Forinformation: http://weisman.umn.edu/Norwegian Folk Music ConcertSunday, October 9, 5 pmDanish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway SouthThe Norwegian Folk Music Trio Geitungen will be featured in a concert at the Danish AmericanCenter. Geitungen plays dance music favorites from the hinterland of Rogaland County in westernNorway. The three musicians fiddles, melodeon, mandolin, Hardanger Fele and guitars combineto create a sound that is at the same time modern and yet reflects traditions. Cozy warm Mazurkasmix with hot hopsars and plaintive waltzes. With their capricious and compelling playing, Geitungentakes you back, and far out to the poorly lit dance floors of the more festive parts of rural Rogaland.Admission is $12 per person and includes a reception with beverages and a light meal followingthe concert. This is the closing events in this years Leiv Eriksson Festival.Authentic East Hennepin ExperienceWednesday, October 12, 5 5:45 pmTour