Community Calendar - July 12-18, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, July 12
The final performances of Kevin Kling’s “The Ice Fishing Play” will be held at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Marshall Performing Arts Center as part of the Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival. Cost is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students and children and $6 for UMD student/faculty/staff. Call 726-8561 or visit www.umdartsfest.com.
Monday, July 13
Monday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be mulching flowers and shrub beds, weeding flower gardens, picking up trash and painting benches on Lakewalk. Meet at Endion Station at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
Tuesday, July 14
Spirit Valley Days 2009 kicks off with a pancake dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion. See the special pullout section for complete details about this West Duluth tradition.
Mark Sowl will perform at 7 p.m. in Chester Bowl as part of the free Chester Creek series. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating, while enjoying the beautiful outdoor setting of Chester Bowl at 1800 E. Skyline Parkway.
There will be a free brown bag lunch lecture with UMD planetarium staff at noon at the Duluth Art Institute.
The Minnesota State Demographic Center will hold a Census 2010 and Complete Count Committee town hall meeting on at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Free and open to the public; get your questions answered.
“Discovery at Tweed,” where museum staff and UMD student interns publicly inspect and assess rare objects from the museum’s collection, will be held every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 11.
Tuesday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be deadheading roses, weeding flower beds, watering annuals, mulching and picking up trash at the Rose Garden. Meet at the garden’s gazebo at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
The Score Bar hosts salsa dance nights every Tuesday. Free dance lessons kick off the night from 7 to 8, followed by open dancing until midnight.
Wednesday, July 15
Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will put on its Ice Cream Social fund-raiser from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be food and refreshments, carriage rides, games for kids, free tours of the estate, an accordion concert, a cakewalk and a performance by the Superior Singers. Cost TBA. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of food, music and fun. (Rain date is Thursday.)
The Duluth Woman’s Club will host a tour of homes and gardens at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 (includes lunch at the clubhouse). Call 724-3168.
The St. Louis Historical Society will host another free antique appraisal with Dan Sershon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Depot.
Wednesday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be trail resurfacing, bridge repair, trail realignment, signing and trash pick up at different trails each week. Call 730-4490 if interested in helping out.
Lester Park United Methodist Church, 54th Ave. E and Superior Street, is holding its Summer Concert Series and BBQ outside every Wednesday in July. The barbecue begins at 5:30 p.m. with a concert at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Rock-A-Billy Review will perform a free show at Barker’s Island in Superior. Time TBA.
Thursday, July 16
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 9 at the Playhouse. Cost is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $18 for students and $15 for children 11 and younger. Call 733-7555.
Author and historian Denis Gardner will lecture on his new book, “Wood, Concrete, Stone, and Steel: Minnesota’s Historic Bridges,” during Lunch with the History People at noon at the Depot. Free.
Thursday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be deadheading and weeding flower beds, watering annuals, mulching and picking up trash at Enger Park. Meet at the park’s parking lot at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
A comedy open mic event, featuring local comedians and newcomers, will be held at 8 p.m. every Thursday at Dubh Linn Irish Pub.
Friday, July 17
Watch “Leatherheads” free at Leif Erikson Park, 11th Avenue East and London Road, at dusk.
Food & Funny, a dinner show featuring entertainment from comedians Bruce Goodman and Tommy Thompson, will be held at 8 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $18 ($10 for just the show). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Friday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be sweeping Park Point’s beach for trash and debris that has washed ashore. Meet at the Beach House at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
Saturday, July 18
The Minnesota Vixen, member of the Independent Women’s Football League, will play against the Manitoba Fearless at 4 p.m. at UWS’s Ole Haugsrud Field. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and $5 for children. See www.minnesotavixen.com.
There will be a flapjack fund-raiser for Let’s Go Fishing with Seniors from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebees.
The annual Western Garden Tour (and continental breakfast) kicks off with breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. at Norton Park United Methodist Church, 436 N. 79th Ave. W., and continues with self-guided garden tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your maps at breakfast. Cost is $8. (Find out more in the Spirit Valley Days insert.)
Every Saturday until Oct. 17, the Carlton County Farmers’ Market will be open at 9 a.m. until sellout in Scanlon across from Holiday. Call 384-3511.
Two Many Banjos will perform at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Mountain Bike Festival. Details TBA.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Bruce Goodman and Tommy Thompson, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Saturday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity is designed for large groups of people who want to concentrate their efforts on a specific one-day project. Call 730-4490 if your group is interested in helping out.
The Duluth Art Institute exhibit “Outopia: The Perfect Landscape” will be on display through July 26 in the Depot’s Great Hall.
An emerging-photographers exhibition will be on display through Aug. 30 at the Duluth Art Institute.
“Wild Journey,” woodcuts from Uganda and prints from Anna Marie Pavlik, will be on display through Aug. 1 at Northern Prints Gallery, 318 N. 14th Ave. E. Call 724-5212 or visit www.northernprintsgallery.com.
Barb Savage’s exhibit “Then & Now” will be on display from July 7 to Aug. 4 at Lizzard’s downtown.
“Apart at the Seams,” drawings and paintings by Allen “Big Al” Carter, will be on display through Aug. 16 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is hosting a slave trade abolition exhibit through Aug. 27.
“Force of the North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police” will be on display through Sept. 6 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.
Selections from Richard and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson’s collection of American Indian art will be on display through Sept. 13 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.