Community CalendarA weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News - May 16-22, 2010
Sunday, May 16
The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) will be held at 3 p.m. at UMD’s Kirby Ballroom. Food writer Beatrice Ojakangas will present “Reading, Writing and Recipes.” The festivities kick off with a book fair at 1:30 p.m. See www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba.
Sara Softich’s students will put on a recital at 2 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. No cost.
The public forum “Building Trust Between the Community and the Police” will be held at 6 p.m. on the following days and at the following locations: Saturday, May 15, at the Good Fellowship Club, 1242 88th Ave. W.; Sunday, May 16, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. Third St.; Tuesday at Central Hillside Community Center, 12 E. Fourth St.; Wednesday at Portman Community Center, 4601 McCulloch St.; and Thursday at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Call 722-7166.
Svenska Sangarna (The Swedish Singers) will be in concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 219 N. Sixth Ave. E., at 3:30 p.m. The concert will feature an Icelandic folk song and a special arrangement of “Finlandia” by Darrell O’Day. Call 525-4274.
Monday, May 17
The Fannie Rose Candy Shop, 103 E. Superior St., will celebrate its grand opening week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Throughout the week bags of popcorn will be available for 10 cents.
Lake Superior College will hold its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. at the DECC. Dr. Kathleen Nelson will be the keynote speaker.
Melanie Ford will kick off her re-election campaign at 4:30 p.m. at campaign HQ, 24 N. 21st Ave. W. A campaign fundraiser will follow at 5:30 p.m. at Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior St.
An open discussion on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Ontario Room at St. Mary’s Hospital. Call 729-7867.
The Home Study Groups of Carlton County will sponsor a class on restoring native plants in your yard at 1 p.m. at Carlton County Transportation Building, 1630 County Road 61 in Carlton. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 18
A public meeting on new zoning regulations will be held at 6 p.m. at City Hall (Room 303).
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Wednesday, May 19
Nerd Nite 4: The Voyage Home will be held at 7 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone. This round’s highlights include Twin Ports Zombie Survival 2, I See Dead People and Nuclear Squirrels.
A free open mic night will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Beaner’s Central.
A free antique appraisal will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Depot’s rotunda. Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services will be on hand. Bring up to two items.
The Western Area Business and Civic Club will meet at noon at Mr. D’s. Andy McDonough from the Duluth Seaway Port Authority will speak on the U.S. Steel development and the Duluth/Superior port in general.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. at Coppertop Church. This month’s topic is “How Breastfeeding Affects Mothering.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 341-8369 for more information.
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.
Thursday, May 20
A Golden Gloves boxing event will start at 7 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden. Cost is $15 at the door. All ages.
The Duluth Art Institute will celebrate the opening of “In Focus: National Geographic’s Greatest Portraits” from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot. Free and open to the public.
During the free Lunch with the History People series, ElyTV’s Michael Jankovec and Mary Cich will present “Resorts of Old Ely.” Brown-bag it!
Lutheran Social Services will host an adoption information meeting at 6 p.m. in the Ordean Building (Room A), 424 W. Superior St.
Wyatt Famous and the Iron Range Outlaw Brigade will put on a free show at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central.
The Solway Senior Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Solway Town Hall. Entertainment will be Casey Aro, from Zim, Minn., with songs and stories to make you smile.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Friday, May 21
Sneak previews of the psychological thriller “Four Boxes” will be held at 7 p.m. May 21-27 at Zinema 2. See www.fourboxesthemovie.com.
Life House will host its annual graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. at its youth center, 102 W. First St.
Martha Scanlan, Kelsey Modozyniec and So Close will play at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $10 for this concert.
Opening at area theaters: “Shrek Forever After.”
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the London Road Perkins for dinner. Call 940-2248 for pre-meal activities.
Food & Funny, featuring comedians Bryan McCree and John Conroy, will be held at 8 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Customers of BAM Style are invited to the grand opening of the new location at 133 E. Central Entrance from noon to 8 p.m. Wine and cheese open house.
Saturday, May 22
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, DSSO Chorus and Jeans ’n Classics will perform the music of Queen at 7:30 p.m. at the DECC Arena. Hairball will perform after the Queen performance. Two-for-one tickets start at $25 for students. Call 623-3776 for more information.
The East Girls Swim Team will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon at East High School, 2900 E. Fourth St., in the cafeteria.
Pennies for a Dime, Excuse Me Princess, Wurm and Madiline Jefferson will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5.
The Duluth Republican Women’s Club is hosting a social and lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Ridgeview Country Club, 700 W. Redwing St. Special guest speaker is Chip Cravaack, the GOP-endorsed candidate running against Jim Oberstar. Call 729-7120.
Comedy & Dinner, featuring comedians Bryan McCree and John Conroy, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 ($25 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Buy your perennials, bedding plants, house plants, seeds, bulbs, garden items, etc. from 9 a.m. to noon at Bethel Lutheran Church, Washington Avenue and 29th Street in Scanlon. Parking and entrance at rear of church
“Andy Warhol: Pop and Polaroid” will be on display through May 23
at UMD’s Tweed Museum.
“Oulu Glass: A Family of Artisans,” work by the Vojacek family, will be on display through May 30 at the Depot’s Fesler Gallery.
Catherine Koemptgen’s “Untied: Ties Transformed” will be on display through June 9 at Lizzard’s downtown on Superior Street.
“Imprint,” this year’s Earth Day show at Northern Prints Gallery (318 N. 14th Ave. E.), runs through June 19.
The Duluth Art Institute’s Emerging Photographers Exhibition 2010 will be on display through Sept. 6 at the Depot’s Corridor Gallery.
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
The Veterans’ Memorial Hall exhibit “Behind the Wire,” about local Korean War POW Anthony Jurek, is now open at the Depot.
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.