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BRICKMANIA!! (LEGO heaven)—& great fundraiser for EVOLVE Adoption a

I have the  honor of being involved in a unique upcoming fundraising event to help support EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services. I’ll be the MC for their BRICKMANIA event, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. You’ll find more information at www.EvolveServices.org/AutumnFestScreen Shot 2016-08-29 at 9.47.51 AM

The theme is “building families.” There will be craft beer-tasting, tacos from Chowgirls, silent auction, live auction, LEGO building competitions, raffles and a short, but sweet, program where (in 5 minutes or less) I’m going to build something that’s in tune with the “building families” theme. They’re still looking for sponsors and auction items, so contact them if you’re interested. Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 9.48.15 AM

The venue is Brickmania Toyworks in NE Minneapolis. The place consists of 10,000 sq. ft. of outrageous, gargantuan, million-piece building, battleships and unusual objects. So come, laugh, drink, eat, build and GIVE!!

“Books, Banter & Little Bites” — July 30, Squash Blossom FarL

On July 30th (2016), I’ll be participating in a fun author event at Squash Blossom Farm. Lucie Amundsen (of “Locally Laid” eggs and same-name book fame) will be speaking about her memoir and business. I’ll build a Leopold Bench and talk about “The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects.” Teresa Marrone will be talking about her just-released book “Dishing Up Minnesota: 150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes,” then leading a foraging hike through magical Squash Blossom Farm afterwards.

Lots more information at Facebook events page and the Squash Blossom Website click here

Teresa Marrone, author of "Dishing up Minnesota: 150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes"

Teresa Marrone, author of “Dishing up Minnesota: 150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes”

Lucie Amundsen of "Locally Laid" eggs and book fame.

Lucie Amundsen of “Locally Laid” eggs and book fame.

Spike Carlsen will build this Leopold Bench—then give it away to someone attending the event!!

Spike Carlsen will build this Leopold Bench—then give it away to someone attending the event!!

 

“Books Say Holidays Best”; a win-win-win thing

Happy cyber-book-Monday! Workman Publishing (in conjunction with my publisher) is running a WorkmanHoliday2015_1200x900_VF promotion. If you go to the link listed below and type HOLIDAY into the promo code box you’ll get 20% off. PLUS they donate a copy of their “Good & CHeap” cookbook to a person or family in need. Sort of a win-win-win thing. The link is http://goo.gl/zRDsLc

TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL-this Saturday, fun & free

The Twin Cities Book Festival is happening this Saturday (10-5)  at the FIne Arts Building at the Minnesota Fairgrounds. Dozens of speakers including Susan Cheever, Lin Enger, Amy Klobuchar, and Faith Sullivan. I’ll be there all day jawing about non-fiction writing, PLUS I’ll be building 7 pieces of furniture—along with attendees— for a writer’s studio. There are two stages plus pavilions and presentations for children, tweens and teens. Great deals on new and used books, authors signing stuff, and it’s FREE. For more info visit http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/

Twin Cities Book Festival—Oct. 17th—fun, free and Spike will be there jawing and building

Twin Cities Book Festival—Oct. 17th—fun, free and Spike will be there jawing and building