Community Calendar: Jan. 5-10, 2009A summary of upcoming events in the Northland.
Monday, Jan. 5
Tired of job searching alone? Want professional guidance? Come to SOAR Career Solutions, 205 W. Second St., Suite 101, for an information session at 1:30 p.m. any Monday. To learn more about SOAR’s services, call 722-3126 or visit www.soarcareers.org.
The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cancer Care Center, Lakeview Building, first floor. The group is for breast cancer patients and their families. It meets on the first Monday of each month. For more information, call 249-5361.
The Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Birthing Center, sixth floor East. This is a support group for new and expectant moms, stay-at-home and working moms and others who provide support to breastfeeding moms. This ongoing group meets on the first and third Monday of the month.
Monday Adult Skaters (Ladies Recreational Club) will skate from 11 a.m. to noon at the DECC’s South Pioneer Hall. Cost is $3. Sessions are open to all adult skaters in the area. For more information, call 724-2285.
Tuesday, Jan. 6
There will be a free family skate from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center. For more information, visit www.duluthheritagesportscenter.com.
Meet & Mingle Singles Group, a group for men and women typically ranging in age from early 30s to older, will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. at the A. Charles Weiss Inn, 1615 E. Superior St. Cost is $15 at the door. There will be mixer games, appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. The group meets every Tuesday. For more information, call 724-7016.
The Duluth Noon Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Incline Station. For details, call 724-3941.
There will be an Empty Bowl open studio for experienced potters who wish to contribute bowls for the Empty Bowl Fund-raiser 2009 event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 723-1310 for more information and directions to the studio.
St. Luke’s Cancer Care Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cancer Care Center, Lakeview Building, fourth floor. It is for cancer patients and their families. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 249-5489.
The Hepatitis C Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lakeview Building, fourth floor. The group is for hepatitis C patients, their families and those interested in the disease and treatment. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call 249-7990.
The College of St. Scholastica is hosting a general information session on financial aid at 7 p.m. in the school’s Mitchell Auditorium. High school seniors and parents should attend. Learn more about the FAFSA, grants, scholarships and paying for college. For more information, call 723-7027.
Wednesday, Jan. 7
The Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform, sponsoring a monthly support group for members of the adoption triad, will meet at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church. Issues of search and reunion for adopted persons and birth parents will be the main topic. For more information, call 525-3678.
There will be open skating from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center. For more information, visit www.duluthheritagesportscenter.com.
The Homesteaders will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Duluth Town Hall on the Homestead Road for their annual New Year’s potluck and bingo. For more information, call 525-4154 or visit www.duluthtownship.org.
Thursday, Jan. 8
Marshall School will have a campus visit day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campus visit day is your child’s opportunity to witness the Marshall community. Visiting students are paired with a Marshall host and spend the day attending classes and meeting teachers and peers. Call the admissions office in advance to register. For more information, call 727-7266 or visit www.marshallschool.org.
Northern Business Connection, a locally based marketing/referral group, meets weekly from 8 to 9:15 a.m. For visitor information, call Mike Pennington at 724-3941.
Are you divorced or separated from your spouse? DivorceCare may be of help to you. DivorceCare is a 13 week program offered on Thursday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Hermantown. Individual sessions include topics such as “Facing Your Anger,” “Facing Your Depression,” “Facing Your Loneliness” and “Financial Survival and the Effects on Children.” Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 729-9054, 722-4445 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Total cost is $15.
Denfeld theater will present an evening of one act plays at 7:30 p.m. The plays include “Romeo to Go,” “Pillow Talk” and “Voices of Conflict.” The productions will be staged at the same time through Jan. 10. Tickets will be sold at the door. Cost is $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults.
Dr. Reid Wilson will give the talk “Don’t Panic: How to Control Symptoms of Anxiety” at 7 p.m. at St. Scholastica’s Mitchell Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. He will also conduct a day-long workshop, “Winning the Anxiety Game: Brief Strategic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in the Mitchell Auditorium. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The workshop is designed for therapists, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses and others interested in anxiety disorders. The cost for the event is $115 for practitioners and $30 for students. For more information, call 723-6017 or visit www.css.edu.
The class “First Steps to Starting Your Own Business” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Health and Wellness Center, Room 2420. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, visit www.uwsuper.edu/sbdc or call (715) 394-8351.
Friday, Jan. 9
The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at 6:30 p.m. for dinner at Red Lobster. Must e-mail or call to reserve. For more, call 940-2248 or e-mail email@example.com.
A local women’s musician showcase will be held at the Amazing Grace Bakery & Café beginning at 8 p.m. It will feature Jessica Myshack, Sara Softich, Leane Perius, Ashley Northey and Stephanie Dykema. For more information, visit www.amazinggracebakery.com.
UCare will hold an informational meeting for its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage plan at 10 a.m. at Comfort Inn West. UCare is a non-profit, independent, health plan. For more information, visit www.ucare.org or call (877) 523-1518.
Saturday, Jan. 10
There will be a Russian holiday tea party at 11 a.m. at 2130 E. Third St. (please be aware that the home has an indoor cat). The party will feature cultural activities, crafts, traditional Russian treats inspired by Duluth’s Russian Sister City and a display of dolls dressed in folk costumes from 15 countries. Russian costumes for the dolls will be available for sale. Kids can bring their dolls. For ages 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $15 per person. Proceeds to benefit Duluth Sister Cities International. For a reservation, call 727-8375.
The Live to Play Concert, in memory of Chad Liebaert, will begin at 5 p.m. (doors will open at 4 p.m.) at Mr. D’s. All proceeds again this year will go to youth music and hockey. Among the bands performing include Trampled by Turtles, Acceleratii, The Alrights, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Retribution Gospel Choir and The Undesirables. For more information, visit www.live2play.org.
The Cosmic Pit Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at the Amazing Grace Bakery & Café. For more information, visit www.amazinggracebakery.com.
The Duluth Bridal Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DECC. There will be many exhibitors offering goods and services for regional couples planning weddings. The fashion show will begin at 3 p.m. Admission for the bridal show is $6 and tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.duluthbridalshow.com.
The Comedy Pro Tour, featuring comedians Rob Holloway and Dave Ing, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Holloway is known for sound effects and dead-on impressions of celebrities and other characters. Ing has worked with acts such as Jeff Dunham and Wendy Liebman. Cost is $10. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 727-1559 or visit www.dubhlinnirishpub.com.
The exhibit “Encased Memories: Textile Sculpture by Eun-Kyung Suh” will be on display at the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute through March 1. For more information, visit www.duluthartinstitute.org.
The 2008 Arrowhead Biennial exhibit will be on display through Feb. 1, at the Duluth Art Institute’s John Steffl Gallery. There will be 45 artists’ work on display. For more information, visit www.duluthartinstitute.org.
The exhibit “Draw to Live and Live to Draw: Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag” will be on display through May 17, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. She is recognized as one of a pioneering female illustrator and printmaker for the 1920s and ’30s. The exhibition presents her lithographs and book illustrations, and a selection of her drawings, letters and sketchbooks. For more information, visit www.d.umn.edu/tma.
The Duluth Karpeles Manuscript Library will have the exhibit “Milestones in Medicine” on display through April 30.