Wednesday Aug 2 - Aug 6 @ 9:00 AM
Airpower history Tour Lands in Duluth, MN
Commemorative Air Force – Come tour or ride one of only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in existence when FIFI leads the Airpower History Tour into Duluth International Airport August 2-6. Joining the B-29 will be the P-51 Mustang "Gunfighter," the C-45 Expeditor "Bucket of Bolts," the T-6 Texan and the historic Boeing Stearman. Be a part of living history by joining us for tours throughout the day, or book a flight in one of these iconic aircraft. Ground tours are only $15 for adults, $8 for kids 11 thru 17, and children age 10 and under free. ??Price includes B-29 cockpit tour whenever the aircraft is available. For flights, click the ticket link to book online and reserve your spot! NOTE: Attending aircraft subject to change due to availability, weather, or maintenance.
    Monday Aug 7 @ 6:30 PM
Full Moon Yoga + Paddle
JEM Yoga & Massage – Hatha Yoga is meant to create balance within the body--connecting our Yin + Yang energies and qualities. In Sanskrit "Ha" means Sun "tha" means Moon. The full moon symbolizes wholeness, fulfillment, and closure. This is our time to balance, cool the body, and replenish our vital energy. Join us as we slow down and enrich our quality of lives with an all-level Yoga class with Certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, Joella Erin of JEM Yoga & Massage. Our night will begin on land with a 50 minute Lunar Yoga Flow. This sequence will be quiet and slow, activating our feminine side and cultivating the moons soothing lunar energy. Sounds magical, right? Feeling light and relaxed, let experienced paddler, Amanda Joy of SUPerior Paddle, guide us under the full moons vibrant light. A North Shore experience you wont forget as we glide peacefully through the lunar reflections of Island Lake. When: June 9th ( Full Moon) at 6:30pm Location: McQuade Safe Harbor Cost: $30 includes Yoga class and paddle rental. You have the option to BYOBoard, in which case the cost is $15 for the yoga class. Please note: If you need a board rental you must choose the "add on Paddle Rental" option to reserve your board. Limited spots-- Reserve today!
    Saturday Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM
Kid's Block Party
A Sweet Event Duluth – Join us for an afternoon of free family fun! We are excited to brng back the Kids Block Party to the families of Two Harbors. The afternoon will include - -Music and games from Diamond M.C. Entertainment -A visit from PJ Masks - Catboy -Check out area Police, Fire and Ambulance crews and vehicles -Enjoy balloon decoration from The Duluth Balloon Company -A fun inflatable obstacle course from Great Lakes Bounce Houses -Create your own chalk masterpiece in our kids chalk zone -Don't forget to bring your favorite teddy bear and enjy a visit from Scott & Panda from the Teddy Bear Band! More fun to be added soon, so stay tuned! Register online to be entered into drawings for amazing prizes.
    Saturday Sep 9 @ 9:30 AM
First Annual First Witness Ride for Kids
First Witness Child Advocacy Center – First Witness Ride for Kids Saturday, September 9th, 2017 This is our First Annual Ride for Kids to support child victims of abuse, and help keep kids safe in our community. $25/bike $15/passenger Registration fees for bikes and passengers include an I Stand with Kids patch to present for food and drink specials at every stop, and $5 dinner buffet at The Other Place. Registration begins at 9:30 at The Other Place Bar & Grill, 3930 E Calvary Rd, Duluth, MN 55803. Kickstands up at 11:00. The OP opens at 8:00am, with $1 Bloody Mary’s for riders who want to arrive early and order breakfast. Raffle, Bike Contest, Live Music, FUN! All proceeds will go directly to help child victims of abuse, and provide prevention education to area kids pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. Follow the ticket URL to register online!
    Thursday Oct 26 - Oct 30 @ 5:00 PM
International Bird Observatory Conference
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory – The 2nd International Bird Observatory Conference will bring together representatives from bird observatories around the world to learn from each other, network, and develop ways to better collaborate towards global wildlife conservation. Follow us on Twitter: @IBOC2017 Background The intent of bird observatories around the world can be boiled down to assessing the needs of birds, using that assessment to educate a variety of different audiences, and ultimately to support wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation. Bird observatories tend to be located at strategic points of migration concentration, and data from each point is valuable especially with regards to the local needs of the birds (and other wildlife) moving through it. But as bird observatory operators, we see the greater value in our efforts when we can bridge the gaps between our individual sites and work collaboratively to ask and answer bigger questions, and potentially impart greater impact than the sum of our individual locations. The first International Bird Observatory Conference (IBOC) was hosted by Falsterbo Bird Observatory in Sweden, in August of 2014. Despite bird observatories having been around for 100+ years, this was the first attempt to bring together representatives from the world's observatories at a single event. Over four days over 100 participants representing 40 bird observatories from six continents gathered to learn from each other, share knowledge, and develop relationships that would lead to collaborations small and large over the subsequent years. IBOC 2017 From October 26 - 30, 2017, New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) will host the second International Bird Observatory Conference in Cape May, New Jersey, USA. CMBO was founded in 1976 by New Jersey Audubon because of its strategic geographic location which puts it right in the flyway of millions of birds each spring and fall. Migrating songbirds, including colorful warblers, joined by scores of raptors, hawks, eagles, falcons and owls, followed by over a million waterbirds, define the fall season at Cape May. All the while Cape May Bird Observatory keeps its finger firmly on the pulse of migration through our annual migration counts, seasonal interpretive naturalists, and cadre of staff and volunteers working to connect people to nature, and steward the nature of today for the people of tomorrow. The 2017 IBOC will bring over 300 leaders from more than 100 of the world's bird observatories to Cape May at the peak of migration to carry on where the 2014 IBOC left off. The conference will focus on monitoring and research, public outreach, and conservation challenges and victories within the context of bird observatory operations. Each day will include plenary speakers from thought leaders across many disciplines, lectures and lightning-talks, workshops and small-group events aimed at encouraging collaboration and networking. Evening social gatherings will further enhance the collaborative nature of the event. The final day will be filled with various field excursions to the region including a trip to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. Target Audience This conference target audience includes all people engaged in Bird Observatory operations, or in organizations operating in a similar fashion: collecting long-term wildlife data, engaging various stakeholders with outreach material, and/or spearheading conservation efforts for wildlife and their habitats. Given the location of the 2017 IBOC, special emphasis is being placed on attracting bird observatory personnel from Central and South America. A limited number of travel grants will be available on an application basis, with priority given to those traveling from Central or South America.