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The "Under the Spreading Walnut Tree" Art Festival will be returning to Two Harbors for its 19th year on Aug. 10-11. Work by more than 25 artists, including featured artist, Chester Allen, will be available for purchase.

The event will take place on the grounds of the P.K. Anderson house, Highway 62 and Eighth Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days.

There will be musical performances by Thea Ennen and free workshops for adults and children between 2-4 p.m.

For more information, contact Terry or Christine Williams at or call 612-695-2341.

Tango -- not just a dance

Come and hear the stories and songs of John Tango Iverson at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, at Ecument Assisted Living and 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at Louise's Place. Friday's performance is free of charge. A tip jar for free-will offerings will be on hand Saturday. CDs are available at "Like" John Tango Iverson on Facebook, too.

Twister tales wanted

Have you got a tornado story to share? Adventure Publications, of Cambridge, Minnesota is seeking true tales of Midwest tornado encounters to be published in an upcoming book. The book will feature accounts of everyday people's strange, unique, compelling, even humorous experiences with the powerful weather phenomenon. Send stories and photographs to or email them to All submissions will be considered for publication in the book, which is expected to be released in spring 2014. Contact Julie Arthur at 800-678-7006 for more information.

Learn to help a friend, neighbor, or family member in crisis

Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification Training is being offered in Silver Bay. The 12-hour training helps participants identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders using a five-step action plan.

When: Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14-15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Sychar Lutheran Church, 14 Edison Boulevard, Silver Bay, Minnesota

Parking is free

Cost: $165 per person

Participants will receive 12 hours of training, an instruction manual, and a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Seniors picnic with THUGS

Socially Active Seniors will be holding a picnic at Lakeview Park on Wednesday, Aug. 21, starting at noon. Music will be by THUGS and the cost is $5. To make your reservation, please call Arna Rennan at 218-525-4534 by Sun. Aug. 18. This event will take place rain or shine.