In My Inbox: Music, Museums, Theatre and Crafts

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My inbox is overflowing for this week!  Some weeks are like that, so take a look!  I’m sure you will find something you will like.

Tomorrow, August 13, 2014

vivalogoViva! Music and Movement Open house and bilingual Playdate
Time: 9:30-11:30a.m.  (Demo Class at 10:15a.m.)
Cost: FREE
Where: 4801 France Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410
Lower level of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Toys and Crafts for everyone!
landmark center ordway dancingSundays are Fun-days at Landmark Center 
11 am; Courtroom 317; Free & open to the publicFriends of Landmark are invited to get a sneak peek at Landmark Center’s upcoming season of heritage festivals, music performances, and holiday celebrations. The preview will feature Moon Festival, Santa’s Workshop, and the Scottish Ramble. Sundays at Landmark kicks off on September 7, the first of nineteen Landmark Center’s signature afternoons that are free or affordable, and open to our community at large.

Thursday, August 14-Saturday, August 16, 2014


Old Gem Theater Young Performers Ensemble has done it again.  A great way to enjoy the end of summer would be to watch these talented young people perform at the historic Old Gem Theater.  And what better to perform than Peter Pan.

Showtimes are
Thursday August 14 at 7:00 pm

Friday August 15 at 10 am and  7:00 pm
Saturday August 16 at 10:30 am
Tickets to Peter Pan are $11.00 for adults and $9.00 for students and seniors.

Call 715-246-3285 or visit for ticket reservations or
information.  The Old Gem is located at 116 S Knowles Avenue, New Richmond,
WI  54017.  The Old Gem is handicapped accessible.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Composer Quest Live Film Scores

7 pm; F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; $5 Suggested Donation

Composer Quest, a songwriting and music composition podcast, and MNKINO, a film making group, have teamed up composers and filmmakers from around the world to create short films on the theme, “Quest.” The films will be screened and the scores will be performed live by a chamber orchestra conducted by Yuri Ivan, the conductor of the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra and the Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra. Click here for more information.


Friday, August 15, 2014 


image courtesy Red Balloon Bookshop

*Summer Reading Series* Piano on our Patio: Broadway Show Tunes Sing-a-long
6:30 pm

Inspired by the middle-grade hit, Better Nate than Ever, by Tim Federle, we’re inviting readers of all ages to belt out popular songs from favorite Broadway musicals. Red Balloon has the lyrics covered and you don’t have to worry about being able to sing.  Just practice those jazz hands!  It will be fun for the whole family!

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Wood Turning Demonstration

12 pm; Gallery of Wood Art; Free & open to the publicTouch This! is an exhibit that provides insight into the history, processes, and materials of wood turning. There are live woodturning demonstrations on the third Sunday of each month, usually given by a professional member of the American Association of Woodturners. For more information click here.

And don’t forget Heartfelt!  Lots of fun to be had before school starts!

During Store Hours
Monday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday noon to 4 pm
This month, some of the feature crafts include
Choose from our selection of wooden boxes, then decorate using watercolor crayons and optional wood burning. Various sizes, while supplies last. Ages 3 and up.
Prices vary:
♥ Pencil Box or Small Box $10.
♥ Large Box or Pirate Chest $20.
Try your hand at needle felting while making this cute little guy in your choice of color. Sharp needles will be used. Ages 8 to adult. $15.
Learn about weight and balance while making this unique mobile to hang proudly at home. A nice family project! Ages 7 to adult, younger with grown up help. $20.
And many more including a Felt Snake, a Gnome House, a Fairy Garden (it’s the last month for this) and a Felted Selfie.

The Landmark Center Information was copied and pasted from their newsletter.

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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