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Community Calendar - April 4-10, 2010

Sunday, April 4 See "Church Briefs" (attached) for Easter Sunday happenings in our area's churches. Monday, April 5 The Great Hartley Warm-Up, a spring break camp for those ages 9-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5-9 at Hartley Nature...

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Sunday, April 4

See "Church Briefs" (attached) for Easter Sunday happenings in our area's churches.

Monday, April 5

The Great Hartley Warm-Up, a spring break camp for those ages 9-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5-9 at Hartley Nature Center. Cost is $235 ($210 for members). Call 724-6735.

Community Action Duluth, 19 N. 21st Ave. W., prepares and e-files tax returns Monday and Wednesday evenings for those with dependents, senior citizens and people with disabilities. Call 726-1665 to set up an appointment. Additionally, walk-in tax service (for households with less than $49,000 in income) is available at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays.

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Tuesday, April 6

The Duluth Public Library will host two free poetry workshops: "Colorful Poetry" will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is for kids in grades 1-3; "Feeling it Out" will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is for kids in grades 4-6. Call 730-4218 to sign up.

La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Coppertop Church. This month's topic is "How Weaning Happens." Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 341-8369.

Happy Space, a LaughingStock Design outlet store, will celebrate its grand opening at Fitger's at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Brewhouse.

The Twin Ports Genealogical Society and its Douglas County counterpart will hold a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Family History Center, 521 Upham Road. June Lynch will present. Free. Call 728-5630.

Tech Tuesday, a seminar from UW-Superior's Center for Continuing Education/Extension about securing relevant and accurate information online, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St. Cost is $10. Further details are available by calling (715) 394-8469.

Euclid Chapter No. 56 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lake Avenue Masonic center. Call 727-4056.

Observe Tweed Museum of Art staff and UMD interns conduct extensive inventory and assessment of TMA's collection from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is a weekly free event.

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The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.

Wednesday, April 7

The Red Star nightclub at Fitger's hosts salsa lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Tickets are $5, but they are good for $5 off any drink.

Thursday, April 8

The Playhouse's production of "Rent" will be staged through April 25: Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $15 for students and $19 for members of groups with more than 14. Call 733-7555 to reserve tickets.

Lake Effect and Chill Factor will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, at UMD's Weber Music Hall. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for UMD students. Call 726-8877 for details.

The UWS Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the school's Yellowjacket Student Union. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.

The Duluth Republican Women's Club will meet for coffee and conservative conversation at 7:30 p.m. at the London Road Perkins. Call 729-7120.

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Family Art Hour will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. The themes are "Movin' and Groovin'" and "Spring," respectively. Activities include museum games, stories and refreshments.

Team-building strategies, a seminar from UW-Superior's Center for Continuing Education/Extension, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UWS's Yellowjacket Student Union (in Room 204). Cost is $115. Further details are available by calling (715) 394-8469.

The Bookstore at Fitger's hosts "Storytime for Toddlers" from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.

Friday, April 9

This year's Community Volunteer Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Depot. Find out how you can help out your community.

Rubber Chicken Theater will stage "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" at 6:30 p.m. April 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25 (though Sunday performances are at noon) at The Shack in Superior, 3301 Belknap St. Cost is $35 ($30 on Sundays); price includes dinner and show. Call (715) 392-3463 for tickets.

The Rising Cedars, a free series of video lectures concerning Earth Day, continues at 6 p.m. at Chester Creek Café (1902 E. Eighth St.) with Dr. Leonid Sharashkin's "Reconnecting to Nature through Spiritual Permaculture."

Jitterbug for Jitterbug, a benefit for Julie "Jitterbug" Pearce, will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. The former Northland's News Center anchor is currently in Haiti utilizing her nursing skills in the wake of the recent earthquake. Suggested donations to learn the jitterbug dance are $5 for individuals, $8 for pairs and $10 for families. Can't make it? Donate by sending a check to Duluth Vineyard, 1533 W. Arrowhead Road, Duluth, MN 55811 care of "Julie Pearce Haiti Relief Fund."

Opening at area theaters: "Date Night."

Dan Hartman's recurring "Coffee with a Councilor" series of informal meetups will be held at 8 a.m. at the West Duluth McDonald's.

Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Elbo Room in Superior for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.

Saturday, April 10

The second annual Symphony Soiree will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight at Clyde Iron Works, 120 S. 30th Ave. W. This Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra benefit features dinner, two auctions and collaborative performance between DSSO principals and MASS Ensemble. Call 623-3776 for ticket prices.

Learn how to raise chickens, keep bees, grow vegetables and fruits, cook and preserve foods and make yogurt and cheese during Slow Food Lake Superior's free "Get Started!" event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Details at www.slowfoodlakesuperior.org .

Dances of Universal Peace will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at Deep Peace Wellness Studio, which is No. 501 in the Hunter Building, 31 W. Superior St. Donations accepted.

At the Actor's Gym: Elyse Snider will present "Musical Theatre Jazz 2" from 9 to 10 a.m. April 10 at 404 W. Superior St. The course, which is presented in affiliation with the Playhouse, costs $60. Reserve a spot by calling 733-7555.

Comedy Pro Tour, featuring comedians Michael Thorne and Shannon Thompson, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.

Exhibits

DBU's Graphic Design Club will host the "RVLD: Revealed" exhibit through April 16 at Lizzard's Art Gallery & Framing, 11 W. Superior St.

The American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit will be on display through April 28 at UWS's Kruk Gallery. Call (715) 394-8391 for hours. It opens Wednesday.

James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Dorothy Sayers are the subject of the Karpeles Manuscript Library's latest exhibit, "The Detective, the Detective Scholar and the Spy," which you'll be able to peruse through April 30 at 902 E. First St.

"Is He Dead? Mark Twain and Jean-Francois Millet at the Tweed Museum of Art" will be on display through May 2 at TMA.

"Fresh, New and True," work by 12 emerging Northland artists (including Brit Salmela), will be on display through May 14 at the Duluth Art Institute's George Morrison Gallery in the Depot.

"Ripple Effect," work by Sarah Brokke and some of her students, will be on display through May 14 at the Duluth Art Institute's John Steffl Gallery in the Depot.

"Oulu Glass: A Family of Artisans," work by the Vojacek family, will be on display through May 30 at the Depot's Fesler Gallery.

"Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be on display through Nov. 7 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.

The free Veterans' Memorial Hall exhibit "Generations of Service," which spans roughly 150 years of military service and includes locally donated artifacts, is now open at the Depot. See www.vets-hall.org .

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