Community Calendar - Nov. 15-21, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Nov. 15
The final production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be staged at 1 p.m. at Central High School. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for everyone else. Call 733-2130.
The musical “Once Upon a Mattress” will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 12-15, at Marshall School. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance Sunday, Nov. 15. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for Marshall students.
Monday, Nov. 16
“Cirque Dreams: Illumination” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at the DECC. Tickets start at $37; purchase them at Younkers, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Bruce Carlson, a four-star general in the Air Force and Hibbing native, will present “Leadership Ethics in Today’s Global Environment” at 10 a.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall as part of the school’s Professor for a Day program. Free, open to public.
An evening of clarinet masterworks will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students.
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.
An educational evening about living with inflammatory bowel diseases will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital. Call 729-7867.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Church, 2310 E. Fourth St. Cost is $18, though students can get in with two-for-one $6 tickets.
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.
Mended Hearts, a support group for those who have had heart surgery (and their families), will meet at 7 p.m. at SMDC’s Wisconsin Room. Call 590-9134.
Dr. Jay Lenz will present “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?” at 6 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lakeview Building (Fourth Floor).
A town hall meeting on disability matters will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Residential Services of Northeastern Minnesota, 1309 Rice Lake Road.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Linda Gokee-Rindal will present “Body Love, Size Acceptance and Health at Every Size” at noon at UMD’s Kirby Student Center (Room 268) as part of the school’s Brown Bag series. Free and open to the public.
Carinda Horton will kick off her run for state representative from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Blackwoods on London Road.
A free antique appraisal will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Depot’s Rotunda. Bring up to two items. Free coffee. Call 733-7568.
The Parks and Rec Commission will meet at 4 p.m. at its 12 E. Fourth St. office. Call 730-4300.
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.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. This month’s topic is “What to Expect: What’s Normal, Avoiding Problems.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 341-8369.
The class “Preparing to Breastfeed: A Successful Beginning” will be presented from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital Auditorium (Second Floor), 915 E. First St. Cost is $15 per couple. Register by calling 249-5527.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Veterans’ Memorial Hall will host the Cold War Veterans’ Remembrance Dinner at 5 p.m. at the Depot. Keynote speaker will be Ray Klosowski, past commander of the 148th Fighter Wing. Dinner by Arrowhead Professional Chefs. Cost is $35.
A CD release party for the Northern Lights Foundation fund-raiser “A Christmas by the Lake III” will be held at 6 p.m. at Greysolon Plaza’s Moorish Room. There will be live performances by local artists appearing on the album, including Thomas Cawcutt Sr., Just Friends and Jim Melde Big Band. Free to attend; discs are $12.
A free child car seat safety clinic will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fire Station No. 4, 425 W. College St. A certified car seat technician will be available to evaluate your child’s car seat to make sure it is installed properly. No appointment is necessary.
Horton’s Gym will host Golden Gloves boxing at 7 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden. All ages. Cost is $15 ($12 advance).
The Solway Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. at Solway Town Hall. Accordionist Jerry Thilmany will entertain.
The ninth annual Tellabration storytelling event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grant School, 1027 N. Eighth Ave. E. Tellers will include Rachel Nelson, Harold Kallio, Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux, Elizabeth Nordell and Carol Lee and Sparky. A free-will offering or non-perishable food item appreciated. Call 733-2016 with questions. Then, at 8:15 p.m., a Tellabration event for adults, “Wit, Wisdom and Whatever,” will be held at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Tellers/musicians will include Rachel Nelson, Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux, Elizabeth Nordell and Carol Lee, Sara Thomsen, Tom Martinson and Harold Kallio. Cost is $5. Call 724-3484 with questions.
A workshop on effective grant proposal writing for community groups with an interest in the arts will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. No cost, but advance registration is required; visit http://artsboard.wisconsin.gov.
Friday, Nov. 20
The annual Christmas City of the North Parade begins at 6:15 p.m. along its traditional route.
Opening at local theaters: “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “Planet 51.”
University Theatre at UWS will stage Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 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.
An evening of opera scenes will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
The musical comedy “Cold Feet” will be staged Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Nov. 22, at Midi Dinner Theater. Call 525-2045 for complete details.
Food & Funny, a dinner show featuring entertainment from comedians Paul Frisbie and Geoff LaFleur, will be held at 8 p.m. at Dubh Linn. Cost is $18 ($10 for just the show). Call 727-1559.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Old Country Buffet. Kids 12 or younger eat free with a paid adult. After the meal Santa will set up shop outside Old Navy to meet with the public.
The Junior League of Duluth will host its annual Festival of Trees from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at the DECC. Do some holiday shopping with more than 140 area crafters and vendors. Cost is $6 (or $5 if you bring a food shelf donation or buy an advance ticket from a Junior League of Duluth member) and free for children 12 and younger.
William Durbin will sign copies of his books for young readers from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s. Call 727-9077.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. at Carol’s for a potluck and games. Call 940-2248.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Paul Frisbie and Geoff LaFleur, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
The Mel Olsen retrospective exhibit “A Lifetime Collection of Art” runs through Friday, Nov. 20, at UWS’s Kruk Gallery (in the Holden Fine Arts Center).
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.
“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.
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7, 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.