What's up, Duluth? Homecoming, apples, and local music

Wednesday 10/2

Cardboard Boat Races. Build your own boat in hopes of staying dry on Bagley Pond, or just watch others set sail. The race starts at 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering Club.

Thursday 10/3

Secret Waterfalls of Duluth. Craving some natural beauty? Get in on this tour of hidden waterfalls in Duluth. The three-part series continues on Oct. 10 and 17. Register by noon on the day before each hike. Transportation will be provided, and will leave from the “Trailhead” Sports and Health Center Lobby. Each outing is $4 for UMD students and $8 for others. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, and dress for the weather.

UMD Homecoming Parade. Bulldogs get out on the town for this parade of spirit through downtown Duluth. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.

Friday 10/4

Bayfield Apple Festival. This festival of apples brings big crowds every year. Wander through the apple trees on a self-guided tour of 14 area orchards or try your hand at carnival games. Visit many different booths and vendors, take a “Twilight Cemetery” walk, and enjoy a performance by Native Expressions Drum and Dance Troupe. The fun continues through Sunday, Oct. 6.

Saturday 10/5

Homecoming 5K. Kick off Homecoming Saturday with your fellow Bulldogs on a 5K through Bagley Nature Area. Race day registration is available at the Bagley Classroom building. UMD students pay $12 and others pay $15. The run starts at 10 a.m.

Homecoming Football Game. The Bulldogs take on the St. Cloud Huskies. Be there ready to cheer at 1:05 p.m.

Sunday 10/6

Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks: Folk from Portland. This chill duo performs at Amazing Grace Bakery and Café at 8 p.m. Traveling all the way from Portland, Ore., they’ve been described as “a lithe collection of wine-red, gypsy-tinged folk.”

Monday 10/7

Apple Cidering. For a fresh taste of fall, meet at Bagley Nature Area Rock Pond kiosk at 5 p.m. Enjoy a history lesson and learn to make your own apple cider using a hand-crank cider press. Dress for chilly weather and bring your own mug for cider. Register by noon on Oct. 4. UMD Students: $3, others $7.

Tuesday 10/8

Lunch Break Tai Chi. Find relaxation during lunch and get in a workout The Lotus Center above Global Village. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. The class runs from 12–12:30 p.m. and costs $3.

Open Mic. Check out some local talent or show your own skills at Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake. For mic time, register on the day of by calling 218-728-1192.

BY MAEGGIE LICHT licht096@d.umn.edu

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