Community Calendar - Nov. 8-14, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Nov. 8
UMD’s concert band and symphonic wind ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. at the school’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Monday, Nov. 9
Vocalist Jeanette Thompson, a guest artist from the Izmir State Conservatory in Turkey, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $5 for students; call 726-8877 for tickets.
The Monday Adult Skaters (Ladies Recreational Club) have an open skate in the DECC arena from 11 a.m. to noon. Price is $3 per session and parking passes for the season (which runs through March) are available for $5. Sessions open to all adult skaters. Call 724-2285 for more. Bring your own skates.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
UMD will hold a nightwalk for campus safety from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meet inside the Kirby Student Center bus hub to participate.
Singles Activities Group, for people 45 and older, will meet for coffee and conversation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Papa Don’s in Superior’s Androy Hotel, 1213 Tower Ave. Call 722-6828.
The documentary “Coal Country” will be screened for free at 7 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone. Donations welcome.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
The Proctor Community Band will present its annual Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Proctor High School Auditorium. Free admission.
The Northland HRA will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the downtown Holiday Inn. Mary Smestad will speak on “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT): Planning for Success.” Cost is $15 for the presentation, lunch and parking; visit www.northlandhra.org to register.
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, Nov. 11
The annual Veterans’ Day March will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Armory on London Road and will end at the Depot. At 11 a.m. at the Depot Mayor Don Ness and Michael Lebsack, commander of the Coast Guard, will speak. This reception is open to the general public. Call 722-8763 if you’re one of the 27,000 military service members (past and present) in the region and have questions.
Thomas Hanson, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, will lecture on Obama’s foreign policy at 7 p.m. at the UMD Library. Free.
UMD biology professor Dr. Matthew T. Andrews will present “Hibernation: Lessons We Can Learn from Golden Gophers” at 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center. Free.
UMD’s College Republicans will host a GOP gubernatorial forum at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s Kirby Student Center lounge. Candidates Pat Anderson, Tom Emmer, Bill Haas, David Hann, Mike Jungbauer, Leslie Davis and Phil Herwig will be attending.
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. Some skates available to borrow.
Thursday, Nov. 12
UMD graduate fellow Kelly Wendt will present “Monster in the Lake: A Brazilian Odyssey” at noon at the UMD Library. Free.
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council will host a free grant writing workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. at Marshall School’s Annex Building, 1301 Rice Lake Road. Call 722-0952.
Angela’s Bella Flora on First Street will celebrate a decade of business Nov. 12-14 with its annual hot chocolate open house. Special anniversary events: At 11:30 a.m. Thursday there will be a Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday apron designer Rachael Hart will be on hand.
A reception for the Mel Olsen retrospective exhibit “A Lifetime Collection of Art” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at UWS’s Kruk Gallery (in the Holden Fine Arts Center). The exhibit runs through Nov. 20.
Lutheran Social Service seeks adoptive parents. Learn more at 6 p.m. at the LSS offices in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St. Call (888) 205-3769 or visit www.minnesotaadoption.org to register.
The monthly meeting of the local Proctor-Duluth Unit No. 92 of NARVRE starts at 1 p.m. at the West Duluth American Legion. Regular business plus biannual officers’ election and legislative update from Glen Nelson. Area rail retirees, spouses, widows and employees are invited.
Marshall School will host an open house for prospective students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 727-7266.
University Theatre at UWS will stage Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 20-21 and at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at Manion Theater (in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center). Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $2 for current UWS students; call (715) 394-8380 for tickets.
Friday, Nov. 13
UMD will present “A Look in the Mirror: The Memoir of a Deaf Performer,” written and performed by Nic Zapko, for free at 7 p.m. at the school’s Bohannon Hall 90.
“2012” opens at local theaters.
The 10th annual Story Hour concert, featuring UMD’s Symphony Orchestra, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for students, $5 for UMD students, $3 for children and free for those 12 and younger.
Beatrice Ojakangas will sign copies of her new cookbook, “Petite Sweets,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairlawn Mansion in Superior. Free to attend and enjoy complimentary miniature desserts prepared by the author and her friends.
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.
Food & Funny, a dinner show featuring entertainment from comedians Dwight York and Paul Stickland, 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.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. for dinner at the London Road Perkins. Call 879-7866 to register.
Saturday, Nov. 14
PAVSA’s 29th annual art auction and dinner will be held at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Center’s Great Lakes Ballroom. Cost is $50. New this year: From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, you can preview the items up for bid and meet their respective artists for $10. Call 726-1442 for details.
UWS’s World Student Association will host a cultural night. It starts at 5 p.m. at the school’s Rothwell Student Center with a global feast. Dinner is followed by a cultural show from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thorpe Langley Auditorium in Old Main. Cost for adults is $8 for dinner, $7 for the show or $13 for both; cost for studenst and seniors is $6/$5/$8 and children younger than 7 are admitted free. Call 260-8131.
The Superior Grown Food Summit, which seeks to address food-related issues, questions and concerns relevant to the Lake Superior bioregion, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UMD’s Kirby Ballroom. Cost is $10 and will include a local food meal. Visit www.superiorgrown.org for details.
Ellie Schoenfeld and Budgeteer columnist Linda LeGarde Grover will read poetry at 7:30 p.m. at Somers Lounge on the St. Scholastica campus as part of the Spirit Lake Poetry Series. No cost.
The Air Force Sergeants Association will hold an important meeting at noon at the Pickwick Restaurant, 508 Superior St. Call Ron at 879-8521 with questions.
Renegade Comedy Theatre will hold auditions for the first three shows of its 2010 season — “The Sparrow,” “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and the Who’s “Tommy” (rock version, not Broadway) — from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. Sign up for the 10-minute timeslots at the Renegade offices during business hours or by calling 722-6775.
Lake Superior Writers will offer the workshop “How to Write and Sell Magazine Articles” from noon to 3 p.m. at Lake Superior College. The event will be facilitated by Felicia Schneiderhan, a local freelancer who is a frequent Chicago Sun-Times contributor. Cost is $30 ($25 for LSW members). Register by Wednesday by calling 722-3094.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Dwight York and Paul Stickland, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
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.
“A Silent Unity of Gazes: The Photographic Vision of Luis Gonzalez Palma” will be on display through Jan. 17, 2010, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
The free 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.