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Community Calendar - April 20-26, 2008

Sunday, April 20 The Singles Activities Group will meet for bowling and dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Incline Station. For more, call 722-6828. The High School Rocks battle of the bands will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center at 2...

Sunday, April 20

The Singles Activities Group will meet for bowling and dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Incline Station. For more, call 722-6828.

The High School Rocks battle of the bands will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. For more, visit www.highschoolrocks.org .

The Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The program "Iceland: Land of the Hidden People" will be presented.

The children's play "Hyronomous A. Frog" will be staged at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Tugboat Children's Theatre at the Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Call 722-6775.

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The UsTOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group-Lake Superior Chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Miller Dwan Medical Center Auditorium. For more, call 384-3448.

The guest-artist-in-residence recital, featuring Letizia Colajanni, will be held at 7 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Weber Music Hall. Free.

Monday, April 21

A comedy open-mic night will be held at 8 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. For more, call 727-1559.

The General Federation of Women's Clubs/Twentieth Century Club of Duluth will have its membership meeting and lunch at 12 p.m. at United Baptist Christian Church. There will be an art program.

A joint committee meeting of the Duluth City Council and Duluth School Board will begin at 6 p.m. in the board room of Historic Old Central High School.

The Northern Lakes Archaeology Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. Todd Lundahl, a local historian, will speak on the Minnesota Historical Society-sponsored excavations last summer in Two Harbors. For more, call 726-2218.

The program "Comfort and Connection at the End of Life: A Holistic Approach" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Peace United Church of Christ. There will be information on holistic therapies you can do at home, how to ask for and receive better support when caring for dying loved ones and forms of "energy work" that can bring comfort at the end of life. Qigong, shiatsu, reiki, acupuncture and other holistic therapies specialists will be available preceding the event (6 p.m.) and after it (8:30 p.m.) For more, call 728-0161.

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"Look Good ... Feel Better," an American Cancer Society program providing cosmetology assistance to people going through cancer treatment, will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Lakeview Building (fourth floor). For more, call 249-6001.

A free nutrition workshop for child care providers and parents will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Denfeld home economics room. To register, call 940-1366.

Dr. Hal Urban will have the presentation "Developing a Caring Community" at 7 p.m. at the Marshall Fregeau Auditorium.

Scott Belck will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall.

Tuesday, April 22

Pianist Spencer Myer will perform at St. Scholastica's Mitchell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

The symposium "Sustaining the Flow of Wealth in Northeast Minnesota" will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in UMD's fourth floor library rotunda reading room. It will be continued from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $100, which includes two lunches. To register, call 720-4301.

The Duluth Women of Today will be knitting and crocheting hats for cancer patients at Fitger's Lakeview Coffee House from 5 to 7 p.m. Brings needles, yarn is available. For more, call 626-3041.

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"Roots, Realities and Resistance: Human Rights Across Boarders," featuring speaker Padre Uvi (a parish priest in Oaxaca City, Mexico, who is a religious and social activist who defends human rights), will begin at 7 p.m. in UMD's Montague Hall 70. A Padre Uvi potluck and presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peace United Church of Christ.

The cities of Duluth and Proctor, along with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Lake Superior College and St. Louis County will hold a joint public meeting on storm water pollution prevention programs at Duluth's MnDOT facility, 1123 Mesaba Ave., at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

The St. Luke's Cancer Care Support Group, for cancer patients and their families, will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the St. Luke's Cancer Care Center (first floor of the Lakeview Building). For more, call 249-5489.

The Duluth Noon Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Incline Station. For membership details, call 724-3941.

The Bayshore Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Bayshore Health Center. For more, call 740-4026.

Two Many Banjos will perform at 6 p.m. at the Electric Fetus. They will also perform at 10 p.m. at Pizza Lucé Friday (the Brass Kings and the Feelin Bad will also perform).

Wednesday, April 23

A regional information meeting for the Bush Leadership Fellowship will be held at 7 p.m. at the Radisson in the Forest Suite. Visit www.bushfoundation.org .

"Nature Writing: The Whos and Hows II," a workshop featuring the Budgeteer's Larry Weber and nature journalist Mike Gabler, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hartley Nature Center. Hartley members get in for free while non-members are asked to consider a $4 goodwill donation. Visit www.hartleynature.org .

Thursday, April 24

"Dear Finder," a drama about the Holocaust, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at UMD's Marshall Performing Arts Center. The show will also be staged April 25, 26, 30 and May 1, 2 and 3 at the same time. It will also be staged at 2 p.m. April 27, and a performance for high school students will be held at 10 a.m. April 29. Cost is $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $8 for children and $6 for UMD students. For tickets, call 726-8561. (See "'Dear Finder' Revisited for 10th Anniversary" for more information.)

St. Scholastica's instrumental ensembles will have a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. Free.

The panel discussion "Local to Global Climate Change Solutions" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of UMD's Kirby Ballroom. For more, call 722-8557.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior's symphonic band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.

"Beyond Chardonnay and Merlot," a class on wine, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fitger's Copper Kettle Room. Cost is $35. For more, call 733-0792.

The Lake Superior Life Care Center will offer a free medical clinic throughout the day. Services include non-emergency care. To make an appointment, call 727-3399.

The Take Back the Night March and Rally, a national movement to end violence against women, will start at 5 p.m. at the Washington Center. There will be food, cultural exhibits, informational tables, speakers and entertainment for the community. Also, from 5 to 6 p.m., Men as Peacemakers, 205 W. Second St. No. 15, will hold the training session "Engaging Men to Prevent Sexual Violence." The march and rally will go from 7 to 9 p.m. from the Washington Center to the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial (a speaker will be present) and then go back to the center for a rally. For more, visit www.pavsa.org .

The cooking class "301 Cuisine," featuring chef Bob Bennett, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Heron Trading Company. Cost is $25. For more, call 722-8799.

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.

Friday, April 25

The play "Rumpelstiltzkin" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at UWS's Manion Theatre. It will also be staged April 26 and May 2 and 3 at the same time. An April 27 and May 4 performance will be held at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for non-UWS students and seniors and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Call (715) 394-8380.

The opera "The Merry Widow," presented by UMD's music department, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the DECC. It will be performed at the same time Saturday, April 26. Cost ranges from $10 to $35. For more, call 727-2121.

Lake Superior College will have an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. More than 60 booths will feature demonstrations by various departments.

The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at 6 p.m. for a potluck at United Presbyterian Church. Bring a dish to share. For more, call 940-2248.

The friends of Superior Public Library will hold its annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will also be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

The applied psychology seminar "Transactional Analysis: Executive Function" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building. Cost is $10. For more, call 786-9798.

The Midi Change of Pace Dinner Theater will present "Funeral for a Gangster" at 7 p.m. The show will also be Saturdays at the same time and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through May 4. Cost for Friday and Saturday shows is $40 and Sunday shows are $30. For more, call 727-4880.

Saturday, April 26

The Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Robert York and Michael D., will be held at 8 p.m. at the Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10.

The "Haircut-A-Thon," a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Language of Hair on London Road. Come in for a routine haircut, wash and style. A $30 donation is suggested.

Duluth public schools will have a showcase of student work and performance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miller Hill Mall.

The workshop "Understanding Buddhism" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yoga North, 4628 Pitt St., Suite 208. Cost is $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Call 722-9642.

Exhibits

William Morgan will have an exhibit of portraits on display at Northern Prints Gallery through June 7. The gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 724-3089.

The annual juried exhibition of works by UMD students will be on display through May 11 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.

Carla Stetson will have some of her sculptural work in the exhibit "Three Ways to Fly" on display through April 29 at the John Steffl Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. For more, visit www.duluthartinstitute.org .

Tonya Borgeson's hand-built ceramic sculptures and copper-enameled drawings are on display through April 30 at Starfire Screen Printing, 1131 E. Fourth St.

Joel and Deborah Cooper will have an exhibit of original prints and poetry titled "What We Keep" on display through May 10 at Lizzards Art Gallery and Framing.

The exhibit "A Handful of Clay," which will feature drawings, illustrations and ceramics by Dave Lynas, will be on display through June 15 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.

An exhibition of many different scriptures from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society of Minnesota Museum Collection will be on display at the UMD Library through June 27.

Carla Stetson will have some of her sculptural work in the exhibit "Three Ways to Fly" on display through April 29 at the John Steffl Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. For more, visit www.duluthartinstitute.org .

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