Events Calendar

Yoga Classes at Fairlawn (with E3 Twin Ports LLC)
Thursdays 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

January 7 through February 18th
Join us for meditative and fitness yoga inside the elegant Fairlawn Mansion.  Whether you are just starting out or want to get back into it, this is a class to fit your interests. The drop-in rate is $15 per session, or buy a 7-punch pass for $70.
Email Jodi at info@e3twinports.com to learn more or register.

Fairlawn’s Murder Mystery SOLD OUT!
Valentine’s Day
Sunday, February 14 at 6 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
“Roses Bring Death, My Love”
Vic Turneau was a man of conquests – and he was proud of it.  Women to him were well-sought prizes that could easily be tossed aside – trophies that built his reputation while he ruined others’.  Still, women wanted him … and men hated him. But that all changed with Samantha Stone.  She was the first woman he pursued; the first to capture his heart.  His plan: Proposal at Fairlawn on Valentine’s Day.  Someone else had other plans … and now Samantha is dead. Who delivered death with the roses?
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Tickets for the murder mystery are $55 per person, and included is a delicious multi-course dinner prepared by the Duluth Grill. BYOB – Bring your own white, rose or beer. (No red wine please– we have a terrible time removing unsightly stains from the carpets.) Reservations are required and a limited number of seats are available. SOLD OUT!

Garden Talk: Kitchen Cupboard Wellness
Thursday, February 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion

Stacey Quade, Owner- Energy for Life Connection, COTA/L-CHTP/I-Herbalist and Healing Touch Practitioner

An onion is good for what?! Take the time for Thyme. Sage wisdom. Learn about common herbal remedies you have right in your kitchen.  What they are and why they work. Learn easy recipes, try some samples, and have some fun. Assist your body in balancing to prevent and relieve symptoms of colds, flu, for supporting your wellness all winter long.  Stacey will bring some items along for you to purchase! Hand crafted remedies made from locally grown and wild-crafted herbs, topicals, teas, infused vinegars, and dried herbal blends. Cost: $15 per talk, choose any three talks for $40, or attend all six Fairlawn Garden Talks for $80. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Garden Talk: Portable Toilets, Mutt Mitts and Me!
Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion

Mary Morgan, Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry, City of Superior, WI since 1993

Take a trip with Mary through Superior’s park system where you’ll find danger, romance, beauty and destruction.  She will discuss her twenty year career as Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry for a community graced by outstanding natural resources and passionate public opinion. She is responsible for the care and maintenance of 5000 plus acres of parks and open space, much of it along Superior’s 96 miles of shoreline and oversees the City’s urban forestry program, which includes managing approximately 19,000 public trees. Cost: $15 per talk, choose any three talks for $40, or attend all six Fairlawn Garden Talks for $80. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Garden Talk: The Gardens of Glensheen
Thursday, March 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion

Dennis Lamkin, Board of Directors, Glensheen and the Duluth Preservation Alliance

Dennis’s passion for the history of this iconic property is rivaled by only a select few. His years of experience in historic property preservation and management coupled with his love of design make him the perfect tour guide. Take an intimate look at the historic gardens of Glensheen from the original construction to the present along with the history and stories of the family that maintained them for over 80 years. Cost: $15 per talk, choose any three talks for $40, or attend all six Fairlawn Garden Talks for $80. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Fairlawn Presents: “Roses Bring Death, My Love” ~A Murder Mystery SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion
Vic Turneau was a man of conquests – and he was proud of it.  Women to him were well-sought prizes that could easily be tossed aside – trophies that built his reputation while he ruined others’.  Still, women wanted him … and men hated him. But that all changed with Samantha Stone.  She was the first woman he pursued; the first to capture his heart.  His plan: Proposal at Fairlawn on Valentine’s Day.  Someone else had other plans … and now Samantha is dead. Who delivered death with the roses?
~~~
Tickets for this murder mystery are $55 per person, and included is a delicious multi-course dinner prepared by the Duluth Grill. BYOB – Bring your own white, rose or beer. (No red wine please– we have a terrible time removing unsightly stains from the carpets.) Reservations are required and a limited number of seats are available.  SOLD OUT!

Garden Talk: Landscaping and Gardens 101
Thursday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion

Eric Grussendorf, Owner- Grussendorf Nursery and Landscaping

Join third generation business owner Eric Grussendorf as he takes you through the basic steps of planning your valuable outdoor space. He will talk about choosing trees and shrubs, evaluating the soil, the best times to plant, caring for your trees and shrubs, pruning, zones and of course the ever-important topic in our neck of the woods, deer repellant. Bring your questions! Cost: $15 per talk, choose any three talks for $40, or attend all six Fairlawn Garden Talks for $80. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Ghost Talk and Tour
Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. – Fairlawn Tour
Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. – Presentation
Join us as we follow Adrian Lee, a paranormal investigator, on a tour of Fairlawn while he presents his findings after a vigil here last summer. Or come to hear a presentation as Adrian explains more about his career. On Friday evening, tour Fairlawn with Adrian as he shares findings from his vigil in the mansion. Tickets for the tour are $20 per person. On Saturday afternoon, attend a presentation given by Adrian about his career as a paranormal investigator. Tickets for the presentation are $20 per person. For more information about Adrian, visit his website at www.intparanormal.net. Adrian will have books for sale at both events.
Call 715-394-5712 to make reservations or for more information.

S. S. Meteor Work Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day
Join a hearty group of volunteers from around the Midwest for this annual clean-up of the historic whaleback ship. Bring your painting clothes! Pre-registration is recommended. Lunch is provided both Saturday and Sunday. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Garden Talk: Growing Healthy Herbaceous Perennials: Basics in Plant Disease Management
Thursday, April 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion

Brian Hudelson “Dr. Death”- Director of the Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic (PDDC)

Growing herbaceous ornamentals doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming.  Come learn about techniques that you can use to grow healthy, happy, disease-free plants in your home garden. The PDDC, part of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension, provides expertise in diagnosing plant disease problems, and provides information on diseases and their control to a wide range of clientele throughout the state of Wisconsin. Cost: $15 per talk, choose any three talks for $40, or attend all six Fairlawn Garden Talks for $80. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Mother’s Day Half Price Tours
Sunday, May 8 from 12 to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a half price tour of the beautiful Fairlawn Mansion.  Bring the whole family! Tours will leave at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.  Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Friday the 13th Flashlight Tours
Friday, May 13
Tours start at 8:30 p.m.

Tour the darkened Fairlawn mansion with flashlights and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours leave every 1/2 hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. (no reservations needed). Bring a flashlight! This tour is not recommended for children 5 years and under. Cost is $9.00 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

S. S. Meteor and Firehall Grand Reopening
Sunday, May 14, from 12 – 4 p.m.

In mid-May, we’ll reopen the S. S. Meteor and the Old Firehouse and Police Museum for the 2016 summer season. Join us for our grand reopening event! From noon to 4 p.m. we’ll have free admission to both museums. Take a tour and enjoy some free cake, coffee, and punch! Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Fairlawn’s Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Bring the family to Fairlawn for some old-fashioned fun, including food at “yesteryear” prices, carriage rides, games, cake walk, music by the Fractals, and free group tours of the mansion (last tour leaves at 8 p.m.). Enjoy music by the Fractals! For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Mini-Golf for the Old Firehouse and Police Museum
Monday, August 22, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Capt’n J’s Mini-Golf, next to the SS Meteor on Barker’s Island

Play a round of mini-golf and enjoy a hot dog, beverage, and chips — all for just $6.50. This is a great family event. Local firefighters and police officers will be available to talk to the kids. All proceeds go to support the Old Firehouse and Police Museum. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

McDougall’s Dream
Saturday, September 24 from 1-8 p.m.

McDougall’s Dream is our annual gathering to raise funds for restoration and preservation of the SS Meteor. Daytime talks feature local maritime topics. Dinner, keynote speaker, and silent auction fill the evening. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Fairlawn Halloween Flashlight Tours
Saturday, October 29

and Sunday, October 30
Tours start at 7:30 p.m. each night

Tour the darkened mansion with flashlights and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours leave every 1/2 hour beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening (no reservations needed). Bring a flashlight! This tour is not recommended for children 5 years and under. Cost is $9.00 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students.  For more information, call 715-394-5712.