Community Calendar: Feb. 3-9

Sunday, Feb. 3 The film "Beijing Bicycle" will be shown in the University of Minnesota Duluth's Weber Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. as part of UMD's International Film Series. The local Democratic-Farmer-Labor party will host a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m....

Sunday, Feb. 3

The film "Beijing Bicycle" will be shown in the University of Minnesota Duluth's Weber Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. as part of UMD's International Film Series.

The local Democratic-Farmer-Labor party will host a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference room of the AFSCME building, Second Avenue West and Second Street, for people interested in the Feb. 5 caucus.

The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at 5:30 p.m. for coffee at the West Duluth Embers. Call 940-2248.

Monday, Feb. 4


The Twin Ports Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Duluth Public Library's Gold Room. Joanne Sher will present a program on "Finding Your Urban Ancestors Using City Directories." For more, call 728-5630.

The Duluth Scottish Heritage Association will offer highland dance classes for beginners from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Advanced classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the same location. Cost is $90 per dancer or $115 for families. The classes will be on Mondays through June 16. For more, call 724-7365.

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

The County Seat Theater Company, 2035 Highway 33 in south Cloquet, will hold auditions for the musical "Sweet Charity" at 7:30 p.m. They will be held at the same time and place Feb. 5. For more, visit .

SOAR Career Solutions, 205 W. Second St., Suite 101, will offer the workshop "STEPS: Steps to Economic and Personal Success" from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop will be continued at the same time Tuesday through Friday. To learn more about STEPS and how to register, attend an information session any Monday at 1:30 p.m. For more, call 722-3126.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

The University Recital will continue with percussionist Brett Jones and his guests performing a wide range of works at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for students. For more, call (715) 394-8115.

The Autism Society of Northern Minnesota will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood-Edison Charter School. Child care will be provided for those who sign up in advance. For more info, visit .


Meet with Duluth School District Superintendent Keith Dixon at 5 p.m. at Old Historic Central High School in the board room.

"Topper Tuesday," a time for graduates of Duluth Cathedral and Marshall School to connect, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Pickwick. For more, call 727-7266.

Community Action Duluth, 19th N. 21st Ave. W., will begin offering free tax preparation at 5 p.m. They will also offer it every Saturday at 9 a.m. On Wednesdays they will offer it beginning at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park, 5315 Grand Ave. Help will be available through April 12. Individuals and families with income under $39,000 a year are welcome to these events. Tuesdays and Saturdays are for walk-in only, while one can make appointments two weeks in advance at the Memorial Park location. That site is for people with dependents only. For more, call 726-1665.

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

Family storytime will be held at the Mount Royal branch of the Duluth Public Library at 10:30 a.m. For more, visit .

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Bob Sherman, dean of the School of Business and Technology at the College of St. Scholastica, will speak on corporate responsibility at 12 p.m. at the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, 5 W. First St., Suite 101. For more, visit .

The program "Ask A Scientist: How to Die of Old Age" will be held at 7 p.m. at Amazing Grace Bakery & Café. Dr. Charles Gessert, senior research scientist with the St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System, will speak. For more, visit .


Baby and toddler storytime will be held at the Duluth Public Library at 10:15 a.m. For more, visit .

Preschool storytime will be held at the Duluth Public Library at 11:15 a.m. For more, visit .

The Homesteaders will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Duluth Town Hall on Homestead Road. There will be entertainment by the Lincoln Park Ramblers. For more, call 525-4154.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Inca Son, a Peruvian band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UWS's Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Free. Visit .

Renegade Comedy Theatre's "The Book of Liz" will be staged at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St., at 7 p.m. It is a pay-what-you-can night. It will also be performed Feb. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Visit .

A workshop for post-high school education options, for students who have an Individualized Education Program or 504 Plan, with representatives from four-year and two-year colleges, adult learning centers and the military, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Central High School. Reservations are not required. For more, call 733-2130, ext. 266.

UWS's Center for Continuing Education/Center will have the workshop "Labor Management Relations" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in UWS's Rothwell Student Center. Cost is $115. For more, call (800) 370-9882.


The Hermantown Community Fund will host a grant writing workshop from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Hermantown Governmental Services Office, 5111 Maple Grove Road. Lunch will be provided. For more, call 726-0232.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays support and education group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Chester Creek Café. For more, call 728-4027.

The Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter will have its annual wine tasting event at the Bong World War II Heritage Center in Superior from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will go to those who suffer from arthritis. For more, call 727-5638.

The Garden Talk series will continue with the program "Gardening Up North" from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior. Cost is $15 for the program, or $40 for any three programs. For more, call (715) 394-5712.

The Mental Health Support Group for People with Mental Illness will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at Miller Dwan Medical Center (meeting rooms 1-3 on the lobby level, east side, near the auditorium). Call (800) 862-1799.

The Duluth Public Access Community Television, 411 W. First St., Room 208, will offer an introduction class for television at 5:30 p.m. For more, call 723-3686.

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.

Family storytime will be held at the West Duluth branch of the Duluth Public Library at 6:45 p.m. For more, visit .


Friday, Feb. 8

Poet Denise Duhamel will give a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. at St. Scholastica's Somers Lounge. Visit .

The Midi Change of Pace Dinner Theater will present the musical comedy "Fermata Nowhere" at 8 p.m. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. This show will be held every Friday, Saturday (8 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.) through Feb. 17. Cost is $40 for Friday and Saturday, and $30 for Sundays. For more, call 727-4880.

The applied psychology seminar "Beyond Psychological Illiteracy: Personal Adjustment Issues During Historical Cycles of Social Permissiveness and Restrictiveness" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Medical Arts building. Cost $10. Call 786-9786.

The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at Barker's Island for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 940-2248 register.

Saturday, Feb. 9

The Pro Comedy Tour, featuring Bill Bushart and Richie Holliday, will be held at 8 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost $10. For more, call 727-1559.

The Duluth Fiber Handcrafters will offer open spinning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot (Fiber Studio). Bring a spinning wheel, knitting or any other fiber activity. Call 728-9545.


A spaghetti dinner fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church. Cost $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more, call 624-2690.

The Duluth Republican Women will have a meeting and lunch at the Radisson Hotel's Viking Room, with a board meeting beginning at 10 a.m., social time at 11:30 a.m. and a 12 p.m. lunch. Ron Niemala, Ninth Judicial Committee Chairman, will speak. Call 727-7211.

The Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter and Auxiliary No. 859, will meet at 12 p.m. at the Pickwick Restaurant. Guests are welcome. For more, call 727-4234.

The Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra will present "Pops 3," featuring Riders in the Sky, at 8 p.m. at the DECC. For more, visit .

Tax preparation help will be provided by volunteers from UMD at the Duluth Public Library's Gold Room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through April 15. Help will also be provided from 2 to 8 p.m. in forthcoming Mondays and 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Volunteers will not be available Feb. 18 and March 15, 17, 18 and 22. For more, visit .


A 10-person, one-weekend show will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3. Artists will also be available from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The artists involved include Jen Dietrich, Eric Dubnicka, Adu Gindy, Russ Gran, Terry Millikan, Chris Monroe, Cecilia Ramon, Wendy Rouse, Bill Shipley and Carla Stetson. Call 727-4434.

Shirley Cannon will have her "Memorial Tribute," featuring oil and acrylic paintings, on display at the Duluth Teachers Credit Union through March 31.

The exhibit "Ojibwe Inabandamowin (Ojibwe Dreams): Drawings by William Wilson" will be on display through March 31 at the UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. For more, visit .

Jim Ramsdell will have his wood sculpture exhibit "Our Shared Planet" on display for 10 weeks at the Hartley Nature Center. The nature center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays. An open house will occur from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Meet Ramsdell at the event. For more, call 724-6735.

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