Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration returns June 17-20

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay After a year's break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration is back in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Washington. The festivities start on Thursday, June 17, and end on Sunday, June 20. This year's schedule has been scaled back due to ongoing safety concerns from COVID, … Continue reading Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration returns June 17-20

Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition opens July 3 at the Hjemkomst Center

See the stories of people who were forced to escape from their homes for their safety and survival in beautiful quilts that will be on display at the Hjemkomst Center starting Saturday, July 3. These quilts tell the stories of people's journeys caused by political repression, war, genocide, natural disasters, famne, and other human rights … Continue reading Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition opens July 3 at the Hjemkomst Center

Summer 2021 Christian music events in New England

Britt Nicole on stage at The Soulfest: Christian Music Festival in Gilford, New Hampshire (photo by Cheryl Landes) Three Christian music events will be held in New England this summer: two music festivals in New Hampshire and a music series in Massachusetts. 2021 Hampton Beach Christian Music Festival in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire The 2021 … Continue reading Summer 2021 Christian music events in New England

Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Photo credit: Comstock House After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Comstock House is open again for guided tours in Moorhead, Minnesota. Solomon Comstock, a prominent businessman in the city, hired Kees and Fisk to design the Victorian-style home for his family. The house was built during the summers of 1882 … Continue reading Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Chef in Your Garden features seasonal bounties for 2021

Photo by Cheryl Landes For 17 years, Chef in My Garden brought people together to support Growing Gardens' mission of using "the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities." During this annual dinner, top local chefs created delicious multi-course meals served in a beautiful home garden in … Continue reading Chef in Your Garden features seasonal bounties for 2021

Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

The Overland traveling exhibit, "Atomic Alert! Confronting 'The Bomb' in the New Atomic Age", is ending at the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday, June 16. The exhibit is about the Soviet Union's detonation of its first atomic bomb on August 29, 1949. It explores how Americans responded to the threat, how they prepared in case of … Continue reading Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12

Photo credit: Old Barn Woods and Goods I learned about this event in an email from singer-songwriter Megan Klevan. She's performing at the Pickintoly Country Junk Market in Waltham, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. In addition to the live music, the market will feature 30 artisans selling handmade or reclaimed … Continue reading Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12