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Overview of Water/Ways Activities in Lanesboro

A list of activities, programs and exhibits in Lanesboro January 7 through February 19.

On-Going Exhibitions

Water/Ways exhibition from Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Program
Events Hall at Commonweal Theatre
Public viewing hours: Wednesdays through Sundays:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. + during evening events
free admission

We Are Water MN exhibition by the MPCA, MDH, and MN Humanities Center
Events Hall and Lobby at Commonweal Theatre
Public viewing hours: Wednesdays through Sundays:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. + during evening events
free admission

Water Brings People Together Over Time historical display & exhibit
Water-related artifacts, photographs, poetry, and collected stories at Lanesboro Musuem
public viewing hours for display: Fridays through Sundays Noon – 4 p.m.
free admission

Currents of Change companion art exhibit
Historical water photos of Lanesboro paired with artworks interpreting
those photos by 15 regional artists at Lanesboro Arts Gallery
Gallery hours:  Tues – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
free admission

Water in Ritual Baptismal Gown Display
Bethlehem Lutheran Church (narthex /west end of the church building)
Public viewing hours: Fridays through Sundays Noon – 4 p.m.
free admission

Water-Themed Quilt Display
Cheryl’s Fabric Garden
Open Seven Days a week!
Free Admission

Saturday, January 7 – Opening Day

1pm to 3pm – Free Beer Sampling
Pedal Pushers Cafe

3pm – Water Blessing Ceremony
Lanesboro Dam
free admission

4pm to 6pm – Currents of Change artist reception & Water Bar
Lanesboro Arts Gallery
Works Progress’ “Water Bar” will be on-site serving flights of water from around the watershed
also featuring hors d’oeuvres and live music
free admission

7:30pm – Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for Water/Ways
Events hall at Commonweal Theatre
words from statewide partners at MPCA, MDH, MHS, MHC, etc.
free admission

8:15pm / Following the Ribbon Cutting – Ripples of Reflection
Commonweal Theatre
play based on local water stories collected by Lanesboro Museum
free admission

Water/Ways and We Are Water MN will be available for viewing on January 7th from 10am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm.

Sunday, January 8

1:30pm – Ripples of Reflection
Commonweal Theatre
play based on local water stories collected by Lanesboro Museum
free admission

2pm  – Science Sundays: River Sojourn Film with Sara and Ken Lubinski
presented by Friends of the Root River at the St. Mane Theatre
Children’s Activity in the Upper Level Studio – Fish Printing
free admission

Friday, January 13

7:30pm – Our Mighty Mississippi with Steven Marking, baritone
presented by Lanesboro Arts at St. Mane Theatre
$15 regular price / $12 Lanesboro Arts member price

Saturday, January 14

1pm to 3pm – Free Beer Sampling
Pedal Pushers Cafe

Noon to 3pm – Bass Fish Snow Sculpture!
at Sylvan Park
organized by MN Humanities Center and Lanesboro Arts

5pm – Dinner on the Bluff Protecting our Waters with Dr. Joshua Lallaman
at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
$25 per person early bird / $30 per person week of the event

5pm – Fish Fry
Lanesboro American Legion

Sunday, January 15

2pm  – Science Sundays: Wild Caving with Bill Brueck & Glenn Hisey
presented by Friends of the Root River at the St. Mane Theatre
Children’s Activity in the Upper Level Studio – Exploring a Karst Landscape
free admission

Saturday, January 21

1pm to 3pm – Free Beer Sampling
Pedal Pushers Cafe

5pm – 9pm – Candlelight Snowshoe
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
$10 per person, Reservations required.

Sunday, January 22

2pm  – Science Sundays: Contaminants: What the Data Shows with Terry Lee from SE MN Water Quality Lab
presented by Friends of the Root River at the St. Mane Theatre
Children’s Activity – Raptors and Owl Pellet Dissection with Eagle Bluff
free admission

Friday, January 27

Lanesboro Ice Bar (Cancelled – music and specials still happening)
the High Court Pub and the Root River Saloon

6:30pm –  Grand Premiere Film Screenings: Youth Access Techonology Project
presented by Lanesboro Arts at St. Mane Theatre
free admission
supported by the Smithsonian Institute’s Stories from Main Street Program

Saturday, January 28

1pm to 3pm – Free Beer Sampling
Pedal Pushers Cafe

Lanesboro Ice Bar (Cancelled – music and specials still happening)
the High Court Pub and the Root River Saloon

1:00pm –  Grand Premiere Film Screenings: Youth Access Techonology Project
presented by Lanesboro Arts at St. Mane Theatre
free admission
supported by the Smithsonian Institute’s Stories from Main Street Program

4pm – Pedal Kayaking the Mississippi River with Pete Keith
presented by Lanesboro Arts at St. Mane Theatre
free admission

Sunday, January 29

2pm  – Science Sundays: Swimmable, Fishable, Fixable? with Cathy Rofshus from the MPCA
presented by Friends of the Root River at the St. Mane Theatre
Children’s Activity in the Upper Level Studio – Build a Stream
free admission

Tuesday, January 31

7:30pm – Water/Ways Trivia Night
High Court Pub

Saturday, February 4

1pm to 3pm – Free Beer Sampling
Pedal Pushers Cafe

Candle Light Ski
Whalan, MN

5pm – Dinner on the Bluff Water is Life with Lyla June
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
$25 per person early bird / $30 per person week of the event

Sunday, February 5

2pm  – Science Sundays: Improving Water Quality with Land Conservation with Kevin Kuehner, Field to Stream Partnership
presented by Friends of the Root River at the St. Mane Theatre
Children’s Activity in the Upper Level Studio – Let’s play with dirt!
free admission

Saturday, February 11

11am – Karst & Springs: Groundwater in Southeast MN
presentation by Jeff Green, groundwater hydrologist at the MN DNR
High Court Pub
free admission

1pm to 3pm – Free Beer Sampling
Pedal Pushers Cafe

4pm – Film: Chasing Niagara presented by Frozen River Film Festival
7:30pm – Aqua Adventure Film Set presented by Frozen River Film Festival

Organized by Lanesboro Arts at St. Mane Theatre,
Each screening: $7 regular price / $5 Lanesboro Arts member price

Sunday, February 12

2pm  – Science Sundays: MN’s First Superfund Site with Gary Peterson of Ironwood Landfill
presented by Friends of the Root River at the St. Mane Theatre
Children’s Activity in the Upper Level Studio – Recycling Games & Art
free admission

Thursday, February 16

7:30pm – H20 Ten: a series of short plays about water
Commonweal Theatre
a series of short plays about water

Friday, February 17

7:30pm – H20 Ten: a series of short plays about water
Commonweal Theatre
a series of short plays about water

Saturday, February 18

1pm to 3pm – Free Beer Sampling
Pedal Pushers Cafe

Lanesboro Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament
Bass Pond

5pm – 9pm – Candlelight Snowshoe
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
$10 per person, reservations required

7:30pm – H20 Ten: a series of short plays about water
Commonweal Theatre
a series of short plays about water

Sunday, February 19

2pm  – Science Sundays: Mysteries of the Driftless Film with Co-Producer George Howe
presented by Friends of the Root River at the St. Mane Theatre
Children’s Activity in the Upper Level Studio – Attend the film showing, then Art in Nature
free admission

Sponsored by:
POET biorefining, Lanesboro American Legion, Bolton & Menk, Davies Printing Company
High Court Pub, Stone Mill Suites, Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce, A Guest Hus

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