Community Calendar - Oct. 25-31, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Oct. 25
Great Lakes Aquarium will host “Scarium at the Aquarium” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, games, crafts, a haunted mansion and a magician. Children wearing a costume get in free with a paying adult.
The Rose Ensemble, with Tom Crann (of “All Things Considered”), will perform at 2 p.m. at St. Scholastica’s Mitchell Auditorium. Free.
The Haunted Shack in Morgan Park will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 29-31, this week. Cost is $6 per person, but you can save a dollar if you bring an item for the food shelf or two-for-one tickets if you bring a jacket for the coat drive.
Mac Lethal will perform at 10 p.m. at Pizza Luce. Soulcrate Music, No Buddie and MC 1980 are also on the bill. All ages. Cost TBA.
A “green”-themed poetry reading (featuring several local poets) will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the John Fisher-Merritt “food farm” in Wrenshall. Free and open to the public. Call 722-3094 for directions.
Choral ensembles will perform at 3 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Sam Black will perform the solo recital “Harmonic Linkages” at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Highway. A free-will offering will be accepted, and a reception will follow.
Monday, Oct. 26
UMD will host its annual Neighborhood Meeting at 6 p.m. at Solon Campus Center 120. Details at www.campusneighbors.org.
The Northeastern Minnesota Beekeepers’ monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Thomson City Hall. Meeting is open to all. There will be an election of officers, a fall honey report and bee orders for 2010. Call 384-4945.
A free senior high honor choir concert will be held at 4 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall.
The 28th annual Kevin Kadrmas Memorial Meatball Dinner runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church, 1708 John Ave., Superior. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Carry out available. All proceeds go to the Superior Special Olympics.
The Monday Adult Skaters (Ladies Recreational Club) have an open skate in the DECC arena from 11 a.m. to noon. Sessions open to all adult skaters. Call 724-2285 for more. Bring your own skates.
The Needle-Art Guild will meet from noon to 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 45th Avenue East and Colorado Street in Duluth. Karen Lamppa will present her fiber-arts trunk show. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and bars will be served. Call 525-2576 for more.
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Lakeside Lester Park Community Club, 106 N. 54th Ave. E., will host a Halloween party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a costume parade at 6:30.
The Irving Community Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. presentation by WLSSD on the million-gallon storage tank planned for the Polk Street lift station. Meeting is at Irving Rec Center, 20 S. 57th Ave. W.
Peace Cabaret, a Mississippi Civil Rights Project fund-raiser, will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Carmody Irish Pub. The suggested donation for this event, which features music and readings, is $10. See www.susojourner.com.
Lake Superior College’s free Green 101 lecture series continues with “Locally Adapted Food Systems,” which will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room S2964.
UWS’s University Orchestra, featuring Earl Salemink on trumpet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call 394-8115.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. at Miller Dwan. The film “Out of the Shadow,” which deals with schizophrenia, will be screened. Free and open to the public. Call 729-9316 for details.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
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, Oct. 28
The Duluth chapter of Minnesota Public Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Senior Center. Call 485-4159.
Duluth Parks and Recreation is offering free fall skating every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Sports Center, 120 S. 30th Ave. W. These sessions are free and open to all ages for pleasure skating. Please bring your own skates.
UMD will present visual and performing artist damali ayo speaking on “Post-Race America? Racism in the Age of Obama,” in the school’s Kirby Student Center Ballroom, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in a free public presentation, which offers 10 practical solutions to improve the state of race.
Thursday, Oct. 29
The Depot Foundation will present its 2009 Arts and Culture Awards at 6:30 p.m. at the Kitchi Gammi Club. This year’s recipients: Martha Alworth (Lifetime Achievement Award), Bill Bastian (Artist Award), Betty Brown (Lifetime Artist Award), The Duluth Playhouse (Community Enrichment Award), Christine Gradl Seitz (Initiative Award), Tom Gannon (Historical Preservation Award), Glensheen (Historical Preservation Award). Tickets are $25; call 279-9913 for reservations.
The League of Women Voters will host a City Council candidate forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St.
Students for the Future will host a School Board election forum at 7 p.m. at Historic Old Central High School in the Board Room.
Lake Superior College will host an open house for potential college students from 3 to 6 p.m.
“Sugar,” an adaptation of the classic comedy “Some Like it Hot,” will be staged at UMD’s Mainstage Theatre in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24, at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 and again at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-31. To purchase individual tickets, call 726-8561 or go online to www.tickets.umn.edu. Cost is $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $8 for children and $6 for UMD students.
There will be a free medical clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 109. Call 727-3399 to schedule an appointment. Services include non-emergency care for men, women and children.
Friday, Oct. 30
The PTA at North Shore Community School, 5926 Ryan Road, will host the free Halloween Carnival from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a raffle, food and many games.
The musical comedy “Cold Feet” will be staged Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 22 at Midi Dinner Theater. Call 525-2045 for complete details.
Tepetricy, a Twin Cities heavy metal band with local ties, will perform at 10 p.m. at the Rex Liquor Emporium. Free.
A free senior high honor orchestra concert will be held at 4 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall.
Food & Funny, a dinner show featuring entertainment from comedians Mike Merryfield and Tim Costello, 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.
Saturday, Oct. 31
Duluth’s YMCA will celebrate Halloween from 2 to 4 p.m. This free event will include games, treats and a costume contest.
The second Howl-O-Ween will be held at Hartley Nature Center. This year there are two sessions: from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per family, but space is limited.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will host a costumes-optional potluck and game night at Carol’s from 5 to 10 p.m. Call 940-2248 to register.
The 14th annual “Range of Temptations” craft fair will be held at the Range Center in Chisholm from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More than 40 vendors will be on hand and there will be lunches available.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Mike Merryfield and Tim Costello, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
The North Shore Photo Club’s macro photography exhibit will be on display through Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors.
The Washington Studios Artists’ Co-op Galleries will display “Close Up: People and Pets,” featuring the works of Joan Schneider, Steve Downing, Kara Daly Conry and Kris Trembley, during the month of October. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 213-7550 with any questions.
Painter David Grote’s “A Rural Northern Life” exhibit will be on display through Nov. 27 at North End Arts Gallery, 1323 Broadway in Superior. It opens Monday.
“Victory,” new work by Aaron McLeod, will be on display through Nov. 29 at the Duluth Art Institute’s George Morrison Gallery (in the Depot). Also through Nov. 29: “The Modern Primitive,” new work by Gary Swanson, will be on display in the Depot at the DAI’s John Steffl Gallery.
“Natural World Observed 2009,” which documents every region of the country, will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.
An exhibit featuring work from UMD faculty will be on display through Jan. 10, 2010, at the university’s Tweed Museum of Art.
Nancy Stone is showing original oil paintings through Sept. 30 at Moxie Hollow, 323 E. Superior St.
The Tweed Museum of Art will be showcasing artwork by UMD art and design faculty through Jan. 10, 2010.
The exhibit “A View from Space” will be on display through Jan. 10, 2010, at the Duluth Children’s Museum. Also there: “Moneyville,” which will be on display through Jan. 17, 2010.
The Veterans’ Memorial Hall exhibit “Generations of Service,” which spans roughly 150 years of military service and includes locally donated artifacts, is now open at the Depot. See www.vets-hall.org. Admission fee required.