Community Calendar - June 14-20, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, June 14
The Dirt Spanker Mountain Bike Race will be held at Mont du Lac Ski Area. Visit MNSCS.com for start times and registration.
The Duluth Huskies will play the Battle Creek Bombers at 5:05 p.m. at Wade Stadium. Reserved seating is $7/general seating is $6. Call 786-9909.
There is free skating for families from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.
Monday, June 15
The Clayton-Jackson-McGhie Memorial Day of Remembrance will be held at the lynching memorial site at First Street and Second Avenue East. Call 525-0529 or visit www.claytonjacksonmcghie.org.
The Green Bay Boy Choir will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at UWS’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Call 394-8115.
The Duluth Huskies will play another game against the Bombers at 7:05 p.m. at Wade Stadium. See Sunday’s entry.
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 16
The Fish Heads will perform at 7 p.m. in Chester Bowl as part of the free Chester Creek series.
“Discovery at Tweed,” where museum staff and UMD student interns publicly inspect and assess rare objects from the museum’s collection, will be held every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 11.
UCare will hold an information meeting about its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage plan at 9:30 a.m. at Comfort Inn, 3900 W. Superior St. Register and get more information by call (877) 523-1518.
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 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 Huskies will play Brainerd’s Blue Thunder at 7:05 p.m. at Wade Stadium. Reserved seating is $7/general seating is $6. Call 786-9909.
Wednesday, June 17
There will be a free antique appraisal from noon to 3 p.m. at the Depot in the rotunda (next to the Playhouse).
The Duluth Huskies will play another game against Brainerd’s Blue Thunder at 7:05 p.m. at Wade Stadium. Reserved seating is $7/general seating is $6. Call 786-9909.
Quilters of the Lake meets at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Park Senior Center, 2014 W. Third St. Call 428-1085.
UMD’s Market Day in the Plaza will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Kirby Drive. Festivities include a farmers’ market, art vendors and local music. Call 726-8520 or visit the site www.umdstores.com.
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.
Thursday, June 18
The 14th annual Duluth Clinic Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Expo will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the DECC.
Renegade Comedy Theatre will stage Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers’ Damon-Affleck spoof “Matt and Ben” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Teatro Zuccone. Call 722-6775.
Solway Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. at Solway Town Hall.
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.
Thursday, June 19
The 16th annual William. A. Irvin 5K begins at 6 p.m. near the race’s namesake ore boat in Canal Park. $30 entry fee.
Watch “Leatherheads” free at Leif Erikson Park, 11th Avenue East and London Road at dusk.
Whipper Snapper Races for Kids (ages 14 and younger) will be held at 2 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park. Call 727-0947.
The International Polka Fest kicks off at a new location in the Lost Isle Ballroom in Carlton. The festival runs through Sunday.
The Northland Anti-War Coalition will host a “Bring the Guard Home” campaign at 5 p.m. at the Red Mug in Superior.
G.B. Leighton will perform at the Grandma’s Marathon tent in Canal Park. Details and 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.
Saturday, June 20
The 33rd annual Grandma’s Marathon, the 11th largest in the nation, starts at 7:30 a.m. near Two Harbors. Entry fee is $85; no race-day registration. Call 727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com.
The NAACP is holding the Juneteenth Festival — celebrating freedom and diversity — from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Hillside Community Center.
The 19th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon starts at 6:30 a.m. near Lakeview Castle. Entry fee is $75; no race-day registration. Uses the same finish line as Grandma’s Marathon in Canal Park. Call 727-0947.
The ninth Lincoln Park Walleye Open will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rice’s Point. Call 727-6573 or visit www.lincolnparkfishing.com.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad will host an elegant dinner train; departs at 6:30 p.m. from the Depot. Cost is $48. Reservations required. Call (800) 423-1273 or 722-1273 or visit www.northshorescenicrailroad.org.
G.B. Leighton will perform another set at the Grandma’s Marathon tent in Canal Park. Details and cost TBA.
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 interested in helping out.
“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.
“Wild Journey,” woodcuts from Uganda and prints from Anna Marie Pavlik, will be on display Thursday through Aug. 1 at Northern Prints Gallery, 318 N. 14th Ave. E. Call 724-5212 or visit www.northernprintsgallery.com.
“Apart at the Seams,” drawings and paintings by Allen “Big Al” Carter, will be on display through Aug. 16 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.
“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 St. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 27.
Selections from Richard and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson’s collection of American Indian art will be on display through Sept. 13 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.