Community Calendar - May 24-30, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, May 24
Get your grill on.
Monday, May 25
Have a safe Memorial Day!
Beaner’s Central will host Shawn Lukitsch’s Hobo Film Festival, which covers train hopping, hobos and tramp culture, at 8 p.m. Cost is $5.
Open mic night with Adam “Old Knifey” Depre starts at 10 p.m. at the Rex.
Monday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be mulching flowers and shrub beds, weeding flower gardens, picking up trash and painting benches on Lakewalk. Meet at Endion Station at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
There is adult-only skating from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center, 120 S. 30th Ave. W. Cost is $3. For more, call Lois Peterson at 727-4993.
Tuesday, May 26
Tuesday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be deadheading roses, weeding flower beds, watering annuals, mulching and picking up trash at the Rose Garden. Meet at the garden’s gazebo at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
St. Michael’s Lakeside School (K-5) will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 525-1931.
The monthly meeting of National Alliance of Mental Illness will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller Dwan Hospital in the first floor Rooms 1-3. NAMI provides information, support and advocacy for individuals living with mental illness and their family members.
The Score Bar (formerly DAC) hosts salsa dance nights every Tuesday. Free dance lessons kick off the night from 7 to 8, followed by open dancing until midnight.
The Duluth Noon Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Incline Station. For details, call 724-3941.
Wednesday, May 27
Wednesday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be trail resurfacing, bridge repair, trail realignment, signing and trash pick up at different trails each week. Call 730-4490 if interested in helping out.
The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging is offering free on-site health insurance counseling from 9 to 11:15 a.m. at Lincoln Park Senior Center, 2014 W. Third St. Call (800) 333-2433 to schedule an appointment.
North Star Network meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Hampton Inn in Canal Park.
Norton Park Garden Club’s plant sale takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Norton Park Community Center, 81st Avenue West and Coleman Street. Hardy perennials and shrubs available; costs range from $2 to $5.
There will be 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 and schedule an appointment at 727-3399. Services include non-emergency medical care for men, women and children.
Thursday, May 28
Thursday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be deadheading and weeding flower beds, watering annuals, mulching and picking up trash at Enger Park. Meet at the park’s parking lot at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
The “Got Milk?” Milk Mustache Mobile’s Drink Well Live Well Tour is stopping in Duluth to host free interactive community events and reintroduce milk as “nature’s wellness drink.” The kick-off event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Duluth Children's Museum in the Depot. All are welcome.
Friday, May 29
Friday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be sweeping Park Point’s beach for trash and debris that has washed ashore. Meet at the Beach House at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will host a “Cirque de la Soirée” fund-raiser at 6 p.m. at Cirrus North (formerly Northwest’s airbus facility) on Stebner Road. Tickets range from $75 for an individual to $1,350 for a group of eight in the VIP section. Call 623-3772 for complete details.
Dubh Linn Irish Pub’s new supper and comedy show, featuring comedians Paul Hooper and Sharon Lacey, will be held at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 ($10 for just the show). Place food orders by 7. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559. Menu and comedy schedule at www.dubhlinnirishpub.com.
Rubber Chicken Theater’s first children’s show, the locally written “Humpty Dumpty: The Musical,” will be staged at 7 p.m. at Scottish Rite Auditorium downtown. See attached article for details.
Joseph Campbell’s film “Sukhavati” will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Spiritual Deli, 3 W. Superior St. Free. Visit www.spiritualdeli.com for details on this business.
Attend an applied psychology seminar Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. in May and June at 511 Medical Arts Building at 324 W. Superior St. Topic is “Beyond Alice-in-Wonderland Passivity: Transactional Analysis of Intra- and Inter-personal Relations.” Content repeated each week. Cost is $10. Call Laura Puckett at 786-9798 for more.
Saturday, May 30
The “B” Company Marines will host a memorial service at 5 p.m. at Lakewalk’s Korean War Memorial. All branches of service will be represented to pay tribute to all veterans no longer with us.
There will be a benefit for Venis Gibby’s kidney transplant from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 5814 Grand Ave. Spaghetti dinner, silent auction, DJ, prizes, bake sale and children’s games on the menu. All funds go to assist in medical and transportation costs for her new kidney. Admission $10 at the door or purchase in advance from Bayside Recycling in Duluth or Simko in Superior. Call 464-1639 for more.
Congdon Park Elementary School will host its inaugural “Cougar Chase” fund-raiser at 8:30 a.m. There will be a 1K run/walk ($10) and a 5K ($25). Pick up entry forms at the school. Call 726-8691 for details.
Saturday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity is designed for large groups of people who want to concentrate their efforts on a specific one-day project. Call 730-4490 if your group is interested in helping out.
The Citizens Federation Northeast is having a pancake breakfast fund-raiser for affordable health care for everyone from 8 to 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for anyone younger than that. To buy or reserve tickets in advance, contact the group at 727-0207 or email@example.com.
Bayfront Visions, the Duluth Garden Flower Society and the regional arm of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society will sponsor the third annual garden center bus hop and shop. Buses leave UMD at 7:30 a.m. Visit www.bayfrontvisions.com/tour.htm or call 525-1717 for complete details.
St. Michael’s Lakeside School will have its annual carnival and plant and book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the public. Call 525-1931. (In case of rain, head inside.)
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Paul Hooper and Sharon Lacey, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 per show. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
“Refined Feathered Friends,” new and familiar works by Jan Hartley Wise and Penny Perry, will be on display through Saturday, May 30, at Perry Framing, 216 E. Superior St.
“Very Nearly True Tales of the North,” relief prints by Rick Allen, will be on display through Sunday, May 31, at Sivertson Gallery, 361 Canal Park Drive.
New work by Rob Quisling, a printmaker, photographer and installation artist, will be on display through Sunday, May 31, at the Duluth Art Institute’s George Morrison Gallery at the Depot.
“Earth and Sky: Connecting the Spirit,” featuring photographs of the Northern Lights by John and Sallie Carlson, will run through June 1 at Blue Lake Gallery, 395 S. Lake Ave.
The Duluth Art Institute exhibit “Outopia: The Perfect Landscape” will be on display through July 26 in the Depot’s Great Hall.
An emerging photographers exhibition will be on display through Aug. 30 at the Duluth Art Institute.
“Force of the North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police” will be on display through Sept. 6 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum presents a Slave Trade Abolition exhibit, with documents including the first Black Medal of Honor winners from the Ninth U.S. Calvary Buffalo soldiers, the Pennsylvania Society promoting the abolition of slavery, the anti-slaveray gag rule, the American Colonization Society and the Quest for an Independent Black nation and the Treaty of Madrid between Great Britain and Spain to abolish the slave trade, plus much more. Free admission to the museum at 902 First Street, Duluth. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 27.
St. Louis County Historical Society is pleased to announce the exhibition of Finns of Western Lake Superior at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Hibbing, Minnesota, from May 12, 2009 through September 30, 2009.