Community Calendar: Jan. 11-17

Sunday, Jan. 11 The workshop "Making Peace, Transforming Conflict" will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. For more, call 525-3136. Monday, Jan. 12 Arrowhead Stamp Club of Duluth and Superior will meet at 7 p.m. at Firs...

Sunday, Jan. 11

The workshop "Making Peace, Transforming Conflict" will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. For more, call 525-3136.

Monday, Jan. 12

Arrowhead Stamp Club of Duluth and Superior will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Visitors are asked to use the alley entrance, a red door, behind which is an elevator. For more information, call 722-9016.

Monday Adult Skaters (Ladies Recreational Club) will skate from 11 a.m. to noon at the DECC's South Pioneer Hall. Cost is $3. Sessions are open to all adult skaters in the area. For more information, call 724-2285.


The program "Health Care Directives: Putting Your Wishes in Writing" will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke's 3 East Conference Room. A Health Care Directive is a legal written document that informs your family, friends and health care providers of your wishes in the event you are unable to communicate them yourself.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Adoption will have an informational meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the LSS offices in the Ordean building. To register, call 529-2251.

Twin Ports Inventors and Entrepreneur Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior in Room 213. For more, call (715) 394-8351.

The class "Lessons in Bowl Making" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Center Ceramics Studio. Get your friends together and schedule a lesson with an instructor. All bowls made will be contributed to Empty Bowl. A $20 fee covers your ticket to Empty Bowl plus instruction. For more, call 723-1310.

Northland Human Resource Association will have its educational meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Inn. Cost is $15, which includes a presentation, lunch and free parking. For more, visit .

St. Scholastica will host a screening and discussion of the documentary "March Point" at 6 p.m. in the school's Mitchell Auditorium. A reception precedes the screening, beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no fee to attend, however, donations to Life House will be accepted. "March Point" was created by three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe in northern Washington state. It investigates the impact of two oil refineries on tribal lands.

Proctor Community Band will begin rehearsals for the winter season from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Proctor High School band room. All adult musicians are invited with no auditions. Cost is $20 for a 10-week session. For more, call 724-2773.


Wednesday, Jan. 14

North Star Network chapter of Business Networking International will have a meeting open to visitors from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites in Canal Park. Bring lots of business cards. RSVP by calling 727-1063.

There will be a free medical clinic at the Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 109, from 1 to 4 p.m. Services include non-emergency care for men, women and children. To schedule an appointment, call 727-3399.

There will be an open skate at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center Arena from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Lake Superior Zoo will offer the homeschool class for South America from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 7 to 9. The class will be held at the same time Jan. 15 for those 10 and older. Cost is $10 for members and $13 for non-members. For more, visit .

The program "Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in St. Luke's Lakeview Building, fourth floor. To RSVP, call 249-6050.

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council will offer a grant writing workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. in the commons area of the Marshall School annex building. The workshop is being held two weeks prior to the art project grant deadline. For more, call 722-0952.

The class "Success on eBay" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at in the computer lab at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Health and Wellness Center, Room 1729. Participants will learn the basics of selling on eBay, such as: online safety, creating and account, creating titles and descriptions, determining pricing, shipping, returns, product photography, PayPal, collecting payments, selling strategies, following up after the sale and general eBay navigation. Cost is $99, which includes a manual and lunch. For more information or to register, call (715) 394-8351.


Duluth Audubon Society will host the program "Snowshoeing in Winter ... What A Great Way to Go Birding!" at 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center. Stephanie Love, of Positive Energy Outdoor (ed)Ventures will be presenting. For more, call 721-4748.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Solway Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. at Solway Town Hall.

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

There will be a free child car seat safety clinic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Duluth Fire Station No. 7, 1419 W. Maple Grove Road. For more, call 729-7796.

St. Luke's Community Education will present "Heartsaver Pediatric Basic Life Support Class" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $35. To find out location and to register, call 249-6932.

UCare will hold an informational meeting for its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage plan at 10 a.m. at Country Inn & Suites in Hermantown. UCare is a non-profit, independent, health plan. For more information, visit or call (877) 523-1518.

The production "Rabbit Hole" will be staged at the Play Ground at 7:30 p.m. It will also be stage Jan. 16-17 and 22-25 at the same time. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more, call 733-7555.


The workshop "Start A Business ... Here's How" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ordean Building. With assistance from the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to starting your business/legal considerations, operations, marketing, financing and more. The focus is on practical information you can use now to launch your successful business. Cost is $25. Preregistration and payment is required. For more, call (800) 422-0374.

Friday, Jan. 16

The landowner class "MN Forests: History, Ecology & People" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. Cost is $20. For more, call 721-3731.

Mentor Duluth's Omniumgatherum fund-raiser will begin at 8 p.m. at Beaner's Central. It will continue at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. Local musicians, comedians, and entertainers come together to donate their time and talent during a two-day community Mentor Duluth benefit. Reggae and blues music will be performed Friday and on Saturday there will be storytelling for the kids by Elizabeth Nordell, a magic show and finally a comedy show. For more, visit .

The applied psychology seminar "World Evolution Up Close: Adaption Implications" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Medical Arts Building. Cost is $10. To register, call 786-9798.

A weekend labor and delivery class will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in St. Luke's auditorium, second floor. It will continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. Cost is $45 per couple. For more, call 249-5527.

Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and dessert at the Duluth Grill. For more, call 940-2248.

The production "Araboolies of Liberty Street" will be staged at 7 p.m. at the Duluth Playhouse. It will be staged Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 25. For more, call 733-7555.


The Center for Continuing Education/Extension at UWS will offer the "Organizational Assessment" seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school's Rothwell Student Center, Room 111. For more information, or to register, call (715) 394-8469.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Duluth Scottish Heritage Association's Winter Jig Highland Dance Competition will be held at Pilgrim Congregational Church beginning at 9 a.m. For more, visit .

The landowner class "Winter Tree and Shrub Identification" will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. Cost is $30. For more, call 721-3731.

The landowner class "How Trees Grow & Top Ten Insect and Disease Problems of the Northern Boreal Forest" will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. Cost is $20. For more, call 721-3731.

Tamarack Dance Association will present a community barn dance at 8 p.m. at the Duluth Art Institute. There will be a concert at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for members, seniors, students and low income and $2 for under age 12. All dances are taught. New dancers and singles welcome. Smoke and alcohol free.

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will present "Classical 4" at 8 p.m. at the DECC. For more, visit .

Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet for a potluck and game night at Carol's at 6 p.m. Bring your own beverage and a dish to share. Also bring $2 to help with the extras. Must reserve. For more, call 940-2248 or e-mail .


Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Ward Anderson and William Alexander, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations are recommended. For more, call 727-1559.

Author Events

Claire W. Schumacher will be signing her most recent book, "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Prodigal Son of Spring Green" from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Chester Creek Cafรฉ in Duluth.


The exhibit "Encased Memories: Textile Sculpture by Eun-Kyung Suh" will be on display at the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute through March 1. For more information, visit .

The 2008 Arrowhead Biennial exhibit will be on display through Feb. 1, at the Duluth Art Institute's John Steffl Gallery. There will be 45 artists' work on display. For more information, visit .

The exhibit "Draw to Live and Live to Draw: Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag" will be on display through May 17, at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. She is recognized as one of a pioneering female illustrator and printmaker for the 1920s and '30s. The exhibition presents her lithographs and book illustrations, and a selection of her drawings, letters and sketchbooks. For more information, visit .

The Duluth Karpeles Manuscript Library will have the exhibit "Milestones in Medicine" on display through April 30.

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