"Gunflint Woods, Winds & Strings" at Schaap Mid-Trail Community Center Saturday, August 17

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society (GTHS) announces its first chamber music concert by and for residents and guests of the Gunflint Trail to benefit the work of the Society.
The Gunflint Woods, Winds & Strings will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Fire Hall 1 on Poplar Lake (1 mile east of Trail Center). A “Meet the Artists” social hour in the new A. Paul and Carol Schaap Mid-Trail Community Center will follow the concert.
“Classical chamber music in a North Woods setting is an exciting combination,” said GTHS Events Chairperson Sally Valentini. “Several of our members have recruited some very talented Trail residents and guests to entertain us on a summer Saturday afternoon. We are grateful for the community’s support of the GTHS.”
Concert organizing committee members include Susan Scherer, Craig Kirchhoff, Sharlene Le Tourneau, Jan Wright, Carol Byers, Judy Edlund, Paul Dykstra and Vi Nelson. Additional committee volunteers are welcome.
Among the scheduled performers are Bill Beckstrand (piano), Philis Anderson
(oboe), Paul Dykstra (piano), Paul Jacobson (baroque flute), Judy Ranheim
(flute), Barb LaVigne (flute), Erika Ternes (soprano) and Laura Popkes (soprano). Craig Kirchhoff will serve as the master of ceremonies. Music by Grieg, Bach, Chopin, Britten, Hoover, Rossini, and Beckstrand will be performed.
Tickets are $20 each, including the reception, and are very limited. Tickets may be purchased at the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center (28 Moose Pond Drive). Ticket orders will be taken by phone at 218-388-9915 and online at www.GunflintTrailHistoricalSociety.org
The GTHS works to preserve the history of the Gunflint Trail for residents, guests, travelers and future generations.  The GTHS, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, fully renovated Chik-Wauk Lodge and converted the historic building into the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. Located on Saganaga Lake, 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail, Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center presents the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail. It is open every day from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. The GTHS has additional history preservation projects planned at Chik-Wauk and throughout the Gunflint Trail community.