Community Calendar - May 31-June 6, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, May 31
The Twin Ports Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Mark Whitlock, will perform at 3 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Monday, June 1
The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce will host a school research luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson. Cost for everyone — including non-members — is $20 for the presentation and buffet. Register at www.duluthchamber.com or by calling 722-5501.
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.
Tuesday, June 2
Sweet Grass, a power folk group, will perform at 7 p.m. in Chester Bowl as part of the free Chester Creek Concerts series.
Reminder: Lake Avenue between Superior Street and First Street will be closed due to Skywalk construction. It is scheduled to reopen in early October.
Emily’s Eatery in Knife River will host a free performance by Ninety to the Dozen, lively music in the Irish tradition, at 8 p.m.
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.
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.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (Coppertop). This month’s topic: “Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 727-6933 if interested.
The Noon Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Incline Station. For details, call 724-3941.
Proctor Community Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Proctor High School. Admission is a Proctor food shelf donation such as canned soup or peanut butter. The program will feature marches, classical pieces and themes from “Dragnet” and “Gunsmoke.”
Better Breathers Club, a support group for patients with chronic lung disease, meets at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Call 726-4721.
Wednesday, June 3
Superior’s Port Town Players will perform Alan Jay Lerner’s “Brigadoon” at 7 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 229 N. 28th St. Can’t make it? The Superior production will also be staged Thursday and Friday at the same time and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7. (There will be no show Saturday per Superior High commencement.) Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students and $8 for children. Call (715) 718-2017 for ticket information.
North Shore Fungi Farm’s Dave Glenn will teach the class “Mushroom Gardening for Beginners” at 6:30 p.m. at the Damiano Center, 206 W. Fourth St. Cost is $20 (includes registration and lab fee). Details at 722-4583.
Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform will host a support group for members of the adoption triad at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 E. Fourth St. Issues of search and reunion for adopted persons and birthparents will be the main topic. Call 525-3678.
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.
North Star Network meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Hampton Inn in Canal Park.
The Homesteaders will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Duluth Town Hall. Carl Moe and the Oldtimers will provide music followed by coffeetime. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, June 4
The 2009 Great Lakes Rip Current Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lafayette Community Center, 3026 Minnesota Ave. Pre-registration and a $10 fee for lunch are required by Monday. The registration form is available online at www.seagrant.umn.edu/rip. For more information, call 726-6182.
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.
A comedy open mic event, featuring local comedians and newcomers, will be held at 8 p.m. every Thursday at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Come watch the fun or sign up before the show to perform. Free. Call 727-1559 or visit www.dubhlinnirishpub.com for more.
The Mental Health Support Group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month in meeting room 1-3, lobby level of Miller Dwan Medical Center, 502 E. Second St. The group is free and confidential. For more, call (800) 862-1799 or visit www.mentalhealthmn.org.
Friday, June 5
Stuart Davis will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. All ages. Cost is $10. (See attached story.)
The Alrights will perform at 10 p.m. at the Rex. Cost TBA.
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.
Dubh Linn Irish Pub’s new supper and comedy show, starring comedians Gerry Grossman and Tim Sullivan, will be held at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 ($10 for just the show). Place food orders by 7. Call 727-1559.
Saturday, June 6
Disabled American Veterans will present an information seminar for veterans at 10 a.m. at Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College in Cloquet (Room 195). Free to all veterans and members of their families. Call (612) 970-5665.
The League of Women Voters will host a perennial plant and book sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mt. Royal’s parking lot.
Ray of Hope will host its third “Hope FORE the Northland” golf fund-raiser at 1 p.m. at the Nemadji course in Superior. Donations are $50 per person or $200 per team. A buffet and raffle will follow at Aces on 29th. Visit www.rayofhopeinc.net for complete 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.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Gerry Grossman and Tim Sullivan, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 per show. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
The Lake Superior Watershed Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Miller Hill Kmart parking lot. Kids’ entertainment all day and free workshops: “Composting for Beginners” at 11 a.m., “Make Your Own Solar Oven” at 12:30 p.m. and “Rainwater Harvesting” at 2 p.m. Visit www.lakesuperiorstreams.org or call 723-4867.
“Very Nearly True Tales of the North,” relief prints by Rick Allen, will be on display through Sunday, May 31, at Sivertson Gallery in Canal Park.
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. (Admission to DAI required.)
“Earth and Sky: Connecting the Spirit,” featuring photographs of the Northern Lights by John and Sallie Carlson, will run through Monday at Blue Lake Gallery.
“Nowhere to Hide,” a traveling exhibit that compares the HIV/AIDS pandemic to the 1918 flu outbreak, will be on display through June 30 at the Depot’s Fesler Gallery. Depot gate fee required (free for members).
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.
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