Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour of Fairlawn Mansion
Friday March 13, 2015
Tours start at 8:30 p.m.
Flashlight Tour. Tour the darkened mansion with flashlights and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours leave every half-hour. Bring a flashlight! Not recommended for children 5 years and younger.
Cost is $9 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and students. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Garden Talks – Winter Series 2015
Thursday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
See below for dates, topics, and speakers. Most Garden Talks include visuals and handouts. Each program concludes with refreshments (provided by “The Sweet Guys” pastry chefs) and an opportunity for conversation with the speaker. Seating is limited and sessions often sell out, so make your reservation early!  Cost is $15 for one program or $40 for any three programs. For more information or to make a reservation, call 715-394-5712.

SOLD OUT: Garden Talk: Urban Farming
Thursday January 29, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
Urban Farming with Tom Hanson from the Duluth Grill.
Too many cities today are “food deserts” where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain, particularly for people without an automobile. Tom Hanson is a leader in the movement to change this. He is always finding creative new ways to turn unproductive land into lush garden space at his home and at his restaurant in Duluth. Tom will share photos and ideas for transforming your lawn into a beautiful and productive garden.
Cost is $15 for a single program or $40 for any three Garden Talk programs. To make a reservation, call 715-394-5712.

Garden Talk: Chicken Tracks
Thursday February 12, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
Chicken Tracks: The Art & Science of Raising Chickens with Dara Fillmore, Master Gardener and Poultry Enthusiast. Chickens add color and entertainment to any backyard. They are reasonably easy to care for and can aid in the gardening process. This interactive session on poultry husbandry will focus on hardy breeds for our climate; choosing birds based on egg, meat, or beauty qualities; ways to use chicken products for composting and gardening; and housing and feed options. Even chicken training methods will be covered. For the past two decades, Dara has enjoyed breeding, caring for, and showing poultry. She will share some her own unique stories regarding raising chickens.
Cost is $15 for a single program or $40 for any three Garden Talk programs. To make a reservation, call 715-394-5712.

Garden Talk: Seasonal Tree Care
Thursday February 26, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
Seasonal Tree Care with Louise Levy of Levy Tree Care Service. Louise will talk about seasonal tree care, focusing on what to do for your trees (including fruit trees) in the dormant season, as well as insect and disease topics relevant to northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota. She will also address questions about the emerald ash borer.
Cost is $15 for a single program or $40 for any three Garden Talk programs. To make a reservation, call 715-394-5712.

Garden Talk: Growing African Violets
Thursday March 12, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
Growing African Violets with Geraldine Hughes, Douglas County Master Gardener and Member of the African Violet Society of America. Are you fond of African violets? Do you remember your grandma having these beauties on her window sills? Learn all about African violet care, propagation, diseases, and pests. Geraldine will also demonstrate how to take care of “long necks” or multiple “heads.”
Cost is $15 for a single program or $40 for any three Garden Talk programs. To make a reservation, call 715-394-5712.

Garden Talk: Common Plants, Flowers, & Herbs for Natural Health & Wellness
Thursday April 2, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
Common Plants, Flowers, and Herbs for Natural Health and Wellness with Gigi Stafne, Master Herbalist, and Judith Liebaert, Apprentice Herbalist. Learn which common, easy to grow garden and native cultivars can be used in preparing teas, tinctures, and salves to support natural wellness. The class will include some free samples and printed “recipes” for making your own natural remedies at home. Gigi Stafne is a Master Herbalist and Naturopath, Director of Herbalists Without Borders, and founder of the Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine. Judith Liebaert is a green wisdom student and apprentice herbalist.
Cost is $15 for a single program or $40 for any three Garden Talk programs. To make a reservation, call 715-394-5712.

Garden Talk: Gardeners Like Beer Too!
Thursday April 9, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
Gardeners Like Beer Too! with Nick Casper of Keyport Liquor and Lounge. Nick is a great local resource when it comes to beer. Learn about the different styles of beer and what to look for when shopping for micro-brews. He will share the basic concepts of home-brewing and discuss which ingredients might be grown in your own backyard. A tasting will be included at this talk.
Cost is $15 for a single program or $40 for any three Garden Talk programs. To make a reservation, call 715-394-5712.