Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time in Lakeside

In Lakeside we can shop, eat, hike, walk, hang out by Lake Superior, buy used books, stop at a Little Free Library, golf, ice skate/ice hockey, watch hawks, hear/watch trains, see wildlife, go to church, grow a garden, go to a high school sports game, theater productions, and student-run restaurant, exercise, and other places to stop or activities.

One things I'd like you to come to is a Old-Time Music concert on Nov 5 (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club.   The group will be Four Mile Portage.  The concert is only $4 a person and under 15 is free.  BYOD (Bring your own dinner) at 6 p.m.    Listen to live music in Lakeside.   If there is a good turnout I'll organize another live music event in the spring.

I work now at Duluth East part-time as a paraprofessional.  Not bad to have a 3 block commute.  Most of the youth are good and it's fun to see the variety of talent and experiences available at the high school.  I'm looking forward to going to the fall musical - The Addams Family - the end of October.

Other activities I do in town include putting on local art & gift fairs.  One is this weekend at the Lafayette Community Center on Park Point, 3026 Minnesota Ave. is the address.  Saturday, Oct 10 from 10AM-3PM there will be 16 local artists with locally-made things.  Actually one booth will be a local farmer so this year you can even buy cut flowers and a pumpkin.   Other upcoming fairs are Get Great Stuff Nov 14 at Duluth Congregational Church, 3833 E. Superior - next to Northland Country Club and Dec 5 the Get It Local Fair at the Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Local authors and local writers  and at some local music and local nonprofits all are ways we can support local creativity and find some really great gifts.  I'll have to check my count again but I think the Get It Local gift fair will be the 50th fairs I've organized - or close to it.

The leaves are changing, the leaves are falling, some leaves are covering the storm sewers.  Rake 'em up if you can.