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Roses have bloomed here in Duluth and two annual traditions will follow.
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 6:01 PM CDT
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National Parks- July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the Wisconsin Historical Society is reminding residents of the Every Kid Outdoors annual 4th-grade pass. The pass is good for an entire year and allows students and three accompanying adults to get in for free at all National Parks. Homeschooled and free choice learners aged 10 are also eligible. Students can redeem their passes via an Every Kid Outdoors voucher.

Twin Ports- Now that the roses have bloomed, so have two annual traditions set for this weekend. On Saturday, July 9 in Duluth, there is the 2022 Rose Fest in the Rose Garden at Leif Erikson Park. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include garden tours, tips on caring for your roses, and a treasure hunt for the kids. Then, on Sunday it’s Superior’s turn with the 2022 Rose Show in the Billings Park Community Center. It will be quite a sight, with hundreds of rose varieties displayed side by side. That free event runs from 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon.

Duluth, MN- The Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery, located on the fourth story of The Depot, is hosting children’s storytime each Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day. Storytimes aim to introduce children to traditional Ojibwe teachings. In addition, there will be a wigwam to explore. Sessions are free and geared towards 2 to 12-year-olds, but all ages are welcome. Storytime starts at 1 p.m.

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