Community Calendar - Feb. 7-13, 2010A weekly listing of community in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Feb. 7
Performances scheduled for “The Last Dance of Dr. Disco,” an interactive murder mystery starring Jody Kujawa at Midi Change of Pace Dinner Theater in the Fitger’s complex: at 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13 and at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 and 14. Cost is $41 for Friday and Saturday shows and $31 for Sunday shows; call 727-4880 for reservations, which are required.
A poetry reading featuring Sheila Packa and Deborah Cooper and others whose work appeared in “Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude” is scheduled for noon at Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Free. Call 724-1653 for details. The musical group Clear will provide accompaniment.
The 16th annual Ely Winter Festival is being held through Feb. 14. Visit the city’s Web site for the event, www.elywinterfestival.com, for all the details.
The Bayfront Park outdoor ice rink is open for skating, and the Bayfront Family Center will be staffed daily from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 730-4300.
Monday, Feb. 8
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, Feb. 9
The presentation “Sue Sojourner and the ’60s Civil Rights Movement” will be held at noon at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. The event coincides with Sojourner’s documentary photography exhibit about Holmes County, Miss., during the ’60s being on display at The Venue at Mohaupt Block.
Throw the Fight will perform at 9 p.m. at UMD Rafters. Cost is $5 (free to UMD students). Beautiful Trigger is also on the bill.
The Bookworm Garden Club will host an evening of gardening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ferguson Kitchen, Bath and Lighting Gallery, 4209 Airpark Blvd. There will be presentations by Tom Kasper and other master gardeners. Cost is $12 at the door; call 624-4726 about $10 advance tickets.
The American Business Women’s Association will meet to discuss what works with business cards (design, impact, etc.) at 6 p.m. at the Coffee Den in Proctor, 212 Third Ave. RSVP by e-mailing Laura at email@example.com.
A public meeting on zoning regulations will be held at 6 p.m. at the DECC’s St. Louis River Room. Visit www.duluthmn.gov/planning/udc/meetings.cfm to learn more before the meeting.
The Northland Foundation will host a free information session about its Strengthening Communities Initiative: Building Nonprofit Capacity to Advance Economic Recovery at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn downtown (in Lake Superior Room).
The first installment of Superior Visions, an educational and networking breakfast series for Twin Ports businesswomen, will be held at 7:15 a.m. at UWS’s Yellowjacket Union. Kathlynn McConnell of Lifestyles Consulting Services will present “Relational Customer Service: Beyond Fast, Accurate and Friendly.” Cost is $18; register by calling (715) 394-8351.
The massage parlor Heavenly Hands will celebrate its grand opening in Superior. The business is operating out of Patti’s Hair and Wig Boutique in Town Square (2911 Tower Ave.).
The Score Bar hosts salsa dancing every Tuesday night. Free dance lessons kick off the night from 7 to 8, followed by open dancing until midnight.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
The Autism Association of Northern Minnesota will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood Edison Charter School, 1750 Kenwood Ave.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Lucia Hunt and the Duluth Audubon Society will present the free program “Gypsy Moths: Invaders at Our Doorstep” to the public at 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center.
Rachael Kilgour will be the featured guest during “The Paul Lundgren Happy Hour” at 6 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone. Details TBA.
Grandma’s Saloon in Canal Park will host a free salsa dancing night at 8 p.m. Call 391-1998.
The Red Star nightclub at Fitger’s hosts salsa lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Tickets are $5, but they are good for $5 off any drink.
There will a free medical clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 109. Please call 727-3399 and schedule an appointment. Services include non-emergency medical care for men, women and children.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Rubber Chicken Theater will stage the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Trial by Jury” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-13 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Cloquet’s Encore Performing Arts Center and Gallery (2035 Highway 33 S.). Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Author and retired educator Paul Lind will discuss stock car racing in the Twin Ports between 1950 and 1962 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Depot as part of the free “Lunch with the History People” program. Lind’s presentation is based on his book “Glory Days.”
Minnesota Ballet will host the fourth annual Celebrity Dance Challenge at 7:30 p.m. at Marshall’s Fregeau Auditorium. Cost is $20 for adults and $12 for children. This year’s celebrity contestants include Roger Reinert, Laura Langemo and Jana Hollingsworth. (Visit www.minnesotaballet.org/performances for the full list of participants.)
The dance concert “Action/ReAction” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-13 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at UMD’s Marshall Performing Arts Center. Cost is $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $8 for children and $6 for UMD students. Call 726-8561 for tickets.
Renegade Theater Company’s production of the superhero play “The Sparrow,” which is being directed by Katy Helbacka and stars Jenna Kase, will be staged at 8 p.m. Feb. 11-13, 18-20 at Teatro Zuccone. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Nikolai Gogol’s “A Government Inspector” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-13 at the Play Ground (in the Tech Village). Cost is $10.
Friday, Feb. 12
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the West Duluth Sammy’s Pizza for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Warmer by the Lake will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park. This annual event features skating, hayrides, hot chocolate and cookies. Cost TBA.
Transistor will celebrate its sixth year of publication in tandem with its annual Anti-Valentines free concerts. This year’s performers include: Coyote (9:30 p.m.) and Ian Alexy (10:30 p.m.) at Fitger’s Brewhouse and Aurora Baer (9 p.m.), the Boom Chucks (10 p.m.), Nice Bears (11 p.m.), Batteries (midnight) and Teague Alexy (1 a.m.) at the Rex Liquor Emporium.
The Lake Superior Zoological Society will host its second annual Paw de Deux gala at 5 p.m. at Northland Country Club. Cost is $100. Scheduled events include live and silent auctions, a gourmet dinner and music from the Pot Bellied Stallions. Buy tickets at www.lszoo.org or by calling 730-4500.
The Surfactants, Duck Duck Punch and International Espionage! will perform at Pizza Luce’s Anti-Valentine’s Day party, which will start at 10 p.m. All ages. Cost is $5. Per the event’s poster: Bring (just) a friend.
A Duluth Central alumni hockey game will be held at 6:15 p.m. at Mars Lakeview Arena. All coaches and players from years past are welcome. Cost is $25; includes a luncheon at noon at Heritage Sports Center. RSVP by Sunday, Feb. 7, by calling 348-7569 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bud McClure will sign his children’s book “Divine Daisy” from 1 to 2 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Robert Hines and Andy Beningo, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
The national exhibition “Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country” will be on display at the UMD Library through Feb. 25. Call 726-8130.
“The Atomic Edge: Design in Print Imagery, 1940s-1960s” will be on display through March 14 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.
The St. Louis County Historical Society traveling exhibit “Preserving the Old Country: The Experiences of Croatians, Serbians and Slovenians in St. Louis County” opens Feb. 1 at the Depot and runs through March 16.
Paintings by David Ericson and Gilbert Munger will be on display through March 31 at the Depot in the Fesler Hallway.
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7 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.