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Events Happening Today (April 10)
Garden Talks: A Plant Breeders Garden in Sunny California
Time: 1:00 pm
(715) 394-5712 • Visit Website
A Plant Breeders Garden in Sunny California, presented by Scott Trees, Ph.D. Scott grew up on a farm in Central Illinois where his parents and grandparents always had big gardens which included flowers. Scott attended the University of Illinois as an undergraduate and then obtained his PhD in Plant Genetics from UC Davis. His first ornamental plant breeding position was at Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in San Juan Bautista, CA, from there he joined Ball in 1978 and has worked for them ever since in various positions including VP of Research for Pan American Seed, Research Director for Ball Flora Plant, and currently Director of New Crops. He has introduced over 300 patented varieties for Ball. In his presentation he will first show a video which shows off all his plants in his California garden, of which a lot of the plants are ones that he has hybridized, including a lot of his own rose bushes. In the next part he will be giving us a live tour to show us what is growing and what is currently blooming in his gardens. He will be happy to answer any plant and garden questions that you may have. All presentations will be held via Zoom. $10 per talk
The Master-Level Elf Hunt
Time: All Day
(888) 454-4536 • Visit Website
Free with the purchase of any tour
Easter Egg Paperweights at Lake Superior Art Glass
Time: varies by day - you choose the time and date
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website
In celebration of Easter, LSAG is offering two weeks of Easter Egg Paperweights in the Hot Shop! A variation of their standard Paperweight class, you can create a blown glass Easter Egg that will last a lifetime!
Register on the website listed above for a Paperweight class and when you arrive for your class, let them know you want to make an Easter Egg.
Held at 357 Canal Park Drive in Duluth.
Himmeli: From Finland to Minnesota
Time: Please see below
(218) 340-4348 • Visit Website
Himmeli, ceiling mobiles, were originally created in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia. The root of the word, himmel, means ‘heaven’ in the Scandinavian languages and these mobiles were hung from the ceiling in homes as good luck charms to ensure the fertility of fields and healthy abundant crops. The exhibition and programming at the Nordic Center will shed light on this ancient craft tradition that is now experiencing a revival, not just in Finland but also in Northern Minnesota, where it is flourishing in the Finnish-American community. Mary Erickson and Alison Aune will share their knowledge and skills for this art tradition at the Nordic Center through an exhibition and Zoom workshops and lectures.
Here are the times: •April 9: Limited in person Viewing at the Nordic Center 6-8pm •April 10: Zoom workshop with Mary Erickson 1-3pm Registration Required •April 11: SunFunday Himmeli for Children with Alison Aune 1-3pm
City-Wide Clean-up "Keep Duluth Clean"
Time: All Day
Clean where you live, work or play! Volunteers are encouraged to clean up in front of their homes, at a nearby park, trail or stream, or at other locations where individuals see value in cleaning up.
Why: We believe we are a community that recognizes and values a clean city and environment.
Volunteers who submit a litter report form will be eligible for random drawings of giveaways from local Duluth establishments.
Register Today at the web site listed above
COVID SAFE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be decentralized and self-directed so participants can practice social distancing and target clean-up efforts where they see fit. Volunteers are encouraged to follow recommended safety guidelines (see website), wear a mask, and use gloves when picking up garbage.
Keep Duluth Clean was founded in 2020 by members of Clean Yer Creek, Involta, The Flint Group, Loll Designs, and the City of Duluth who had organized localized clean-ups with the vision for a larger organization of volunteers to participate in city-wide clean-ups. Last spring, Keep Duluth Clean organized over 600 volunteers who removed over 3 tons of waste from public spaces in Duluth.
Duluth Children's Museum Downtown popUP Playspace
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Thursday - Sunday
(218) 461-9799 • Visit Website
Enjoy an indoor playground, toddler area, fossil exploration, interactive programs, and more. $5/person or free with a Duluth Children's Museum membership.
Located at 312 East Superior Street in Downtown Duluth, across from the Sheraton Hotel.
The Duluth Children’s Museum engages children and its visitors with interactive exhibits, educational programming, creative play, and opportunities to connect with its extensive museum collection. Founded in 1930, the museum is the 5th oldest of its kind in the United States.