Community Calendar - June 27-July 3, 2010A weekly listing of ... everything to do in the Northland.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, June 27
Grammy-celebrated comedian Lewis Black will perform at 8 p.m. at the DECC. Tickets start at $29.50 (plus applicable fees). Call (800) 745-3000 or visit www.jadepresents.com.
The 40th annual Park Point Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26-27 at the Park Point Recreation Area (near the end). Enjoy a festive family tradition in a welcoming and unique natural environment. The Park Point Art Fair, one of the region’s premiere festivals of original art and fine craft, offers free admission and parking for a weekend of exhibits, live music, food and more. With 100-plus juried artists from across the region and country, you’ll find artwork that speaks to the whimsical, functional and serious collector alike. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, clothing and more, come to simply stroll a pine-lined path beside Lake Superior. Converse with artists. See demonstrations. Make children’s art. Hear songs and stories. And revel in the fact that proceeds from the volunteer-led event are used to support habitat preservation, public youth programs, civic engagement and other charitable causes. Call 428-1916 or visit www.parkpointartfair.org.
Tony Lovello, aka “The Liberace of the Accordion,” will perform at 1 p.m. at Harrington ARTS Center, 1401 Belknap St. in Superior. Cost is $15. Call (715) 395-2787.
Through Labor Day, Duluth’s Omnimax Theatre will offer $5 Imax movies every hour on the hour from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The films are “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” (noon), “Dinosaurs Alive” (1 p.m.), “Stormchasers” (2 p.m.), “Alaska” (3 p.m.), “Magic of Flight” (4 p.m.), “Amazon” (5 p.m.), “Dolphins” (6 p.m.) and “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” (7 p.m.). Questions? Call 727-0022 or visit www.decc.org.
Commuter alert: A 600-foot stretch of Superior Street heading west from 40th Avenue East will be closed through Monday as crews work to establish a water line to the new East High School (formerly Ordean Middle School).
Monday, June 28
The Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers’ monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Carlton. Bob Martin will discuss “supering” your hives and what to look for in your hive before you super your bees. Open to the public. Call 590-7166.
Bear fans in your family? During the “Camping with the Bears” event, you can sleep near the wild animals at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary in Orr, Minn. Get full details at www.americanbear.org.
Learn how to do the salsa with Megan Abel every Monday at 7 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. There is no cost for the lesson, and open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. is free as well. All ages.
Northern Lights ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 Grand Ave. Call 348-4087 or visit www.adultchildren.org for more information.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on Lakewalk. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial to help mulch flowers and shrub beds, weed flower gardens, pick up trash and paint benches. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Tuesday, June 29
Mayor’s Night, in which Don Ness and his staff address the needs and concerns of Duluth citizens on a face-to-face basis, starts at 5 p.m. in City Hall (Room 405).
The Chester Creek Concert Series at Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway, continues at 7 p.m. with a free performance by the Circuit Breakers. Check for weather-related cancellations by calling 730-4326 after 6 p.m.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. at the Miller Dwan Auditorium. A speaker will talk about dual diagnoses of chemical dependency and mental illness. Public welcome. Call (888) 626-4435.
Learn how to do the salsa with Juliana Bertelsen every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hell Burgers in Canal Park. Cost is $5 for the lesson; open dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. is free.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on the Rose Garden. Meet at 10 a.m. at its gazebo to help deadhead roses, weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Bayshore Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Bayshore Health Center, 1601 St. Louis Ave. Call 740-4026.
Wednesday, June 30
The 85th anniversary of the Duluth Hall of Fame will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. at Northland Country Club. Former Mayor John Fedo will be the keynote speaker. See www.duluthhalloffame.com for details.
Weekly sailboat races begin at 6 p.m. in the harbor. One of the best vantage points to watch them is at the historic Fitger’s brewing complex. Call 722-0410 or visit www.fitgers.com.
Jody Kujawa hosts ladies’ night karaoke every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at R.T. Quinlan’s, 220 W. Superior St. Must be 21.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on trail projects. Call 730-4490 for specific project locations to help resurface trails, repair bridges, realign trails, tend to signs and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Opening at area theaters: “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”
Thursday, July 1
Perfectini will perform during an art opening for Ed Newman’s “The Many Faces of Ennyman,” which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Details at http://ed-newman.blogspot.com.
Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., pianist and singer Shana David performs classic pop tunes, jazz standards and original compositions at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior St.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on Enger Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at its parking lot to help deadhead and weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Friday, July 2
Charlie Maguire, aka the National Park Service’s “Singing Ranger,” will perform at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. at Split Rock as part of the state park’s “First Friday” series.
A historic re-enactment of a St. Louis River encampment will be staged July 2-4 at Dunlap Island in Cloquet. Call 879-9151 or visit www.cloquet.com.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Maya Mexican Restaurant (across from Miller Hill Mall) for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on Park Point Beach. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Beach House (lake side) to help sweep the beach for trash and debris that has washed ashore. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Saturday, July 3
Debra Fraser will sign “A Fabulous Fair Alphabet” from 1 to 2 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park; Victoria Haugen will follow, signing “Big Blue’s Wish” from 2 to 3 p.m.
A doll and dollhouse exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the town hall in Gordon, Wis. A free-will donation will be taken.
The Carlton County Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to sellout across Highway 45 from the Holiday gas station in Scanlon. Items available include produce, honey, baked goods, preserves, meat products and crafts. (Interested in becoming a vendor? Call Mike at 879-9015.)
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on special projects for large groups. Call 730-4490 to find out how you can help out.
The Many Faces of Ennyman,” new paintings by Ed Newman, will be on display in Beaner’s Central during July.
“Blu Dot” will be the featured collection at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art through Sept. 5.
Original oil paintings and jewelry pieces from Nancy Stone will be on display through Sept. 6 at Moxie Hollow, 202 E. Superior St.
The Duluth Art Institute’s Emerging Photographers Exhibition 2010 will be on display through Sept. 6 at the Depot’s Corridor Gallery.
Selections from the Potlatch collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police illustrations will be on display through Sept. 12 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
“You and Yours,” a curatorial project on the theme of family by Patricia Briggs, will be on display through Oct. 17 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
“Entertaining the Gods,” yarn paintings of the Mexican Huichol will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Opens June 22.
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. See www.vets-hall.org.