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Community Calendar - July 11-17, 2010

Sunday, July 11 It's your last chance to attend the 90th annual South St. Louis County Fair at the fairgrounds in Proctor. Gate admission is $3 for those 13 and older. The carnival opens at noon. Other highlights include the 4-H dog show at 4 p.m...

April Verch
April Verch, the dynamic fiddler and stepdancer who performed at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics at Vancouver, will present a concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Sunday, April 11.

Sunday, July 11

It's your last chance to attend the 90th annual South St. Louis County Fair at the fairgrounds in Proctor. Gate admission is $3 for those 13 and older. The carnival opens at noon. Other highlights include the 4-H dog show at 4 p.m. and stock car races at 5:30 p.m. See www.proctorduluthfair.com .

Larry Christianson will read selected poetry pieces and sign his books (the latest being "South of Contrary") from 2 to 3 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park.

Through Labor Day, Duluth's Omnimax Theatre will offer $5 Imax movies every hour on the hour from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The films are "Mysteries of the Great Lakes" (noon), "Dinosaurs Alive" (1 p.m.), "Stormchasers" (2 p.m.), "Alaska" (3 p.m.), "Magic of Flight" (4 p.m.), "Amazon" (5 p.m.), "Dolphins" (6 p.m.) and "Mysteries of the Great Lakes" (7 p.m.). Questions? Call 727-0022 or visit www.decc.org .

Monday, July 12

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Learn how to do the salsa with Megan Abel every Monday at 7 p.m. at Grandma's Sports Garden in Canal Park. There is no cost for the lesson, and open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. is free as well. All ages.

Northern Lights ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 Grand Ave. Call 348-4087 or visit www.adultchildren.org for more information.

Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on Lakewalk. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial to help mulch flowers and shrub beds, weed flower gardens, pick up trash and paint benches. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.

Tuesday, July 13

The Chester Creek Concert Series at Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway, continues at 7 p.m. with a free performance by Rough Roads. Check for weather-related cancellations by calling 730-4326 after 6 p.m.

Kaleidoscope, the Duluth Public Library's series of free entertainment programs for kids, continues with outdoor-plaza performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by folk singer Terrence Smith.

There will be a Restaurant 301 Cooking Class on picnic foods at 6:30 p.m. in the Split Rock Room at the Sheraton. Chef Dale Beaubien will be the teacher. Classes are $25 per person. To make reservations, call 336-2732.

William Kent Krueger will sign "Heaven's Keep" from 4 to 6 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park.

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Glensheen's free Concerts by the Lake series will feature the Jim Melde Big Band at 7:30 p.m. Get out your dancing shoes for these treasured community concerts. Enjoy the tunes while taking in the breathtaking view on Glensheen's Lake Superior shoreline. Sandwiches from Nature's Prime Organic Food available for purchase. Call (888) 454-4536 or visit www.glensheen.org .

A campaign kickoff and fundraiser for Frank Jewell, a county commissioner candidate, will be held at 5 p.m. at Valentini's Vicino Lago, 1400 E. London Road.

Learn how to do the salsa with Juliana Bertelsen every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hell Burgers in Canal Park. Cost is $5 for the lesson; open dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. is free.

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

Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on the Rose Garden. Meet at 10 a.m. at its gazebo to help deadhead roses, weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.

Bayshore Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Bayshore Health Center, 1601 St. Louis Ave. Call 740-4026.

Wednesday, July 14

Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" will be performed July 14-17 at 7:30 p.m. at UMD's Marshall Performing Arts Center. Cost is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $8 for students and children and $6 for UMD students, faculty and staff. Call 726-8561 or visit www.umdartsfest.com . (A special VIP event called "Dessert and the Don" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. For $50, meet the opera's performers, enjoy the show and attend a backstage tour.)

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Bill & Kate Isles will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works. Canadian fiddle champion April Verch is also on the bill. Cost is $20 at the door.

Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will host an ice cream social from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be picnic food at "yesteryear" prices, carriage rides, music and entertainment, games, a cake walk and free tours of the mansion (starting at 3 p.m.).

Charity Huot will host the free open mic night at Beaner's Central, which will be held from 7 to 11 p.m.

A celebration will be held at 2 p.m. in Lawler in honor of the opening of the first segments of the Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System. See www.northwoodstrail.net .

Jessica Myshack will perform during the SFA Farmers' Market at UMD, which is held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday near the Kirby Plaza bus hub.

Weekly sailboat races begin at 6 p.m. in the harbor. One of the best vantage points to watch them is at the historic Fitger's brewing complex. Call 722-0410 or visit www.fitgers.com .

Jody Kujawa hosts ladies' night karaoke every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at R.T. Quinlan's, 220 W. Superior St. Must be 21.

Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on trail projects. Call 730-4490 for specific project locations to help resurface trails, repair bridges, realign trails, tend to signs and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.

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Thursday, July 15

The Duluth Kennel Club/Twin Ports Dog Training Club annual dog show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-18 at the DECC. Cost is $3 for kids 17 and younger and seniors 63 and older, and $5 for all other humans. See www.duluthkennelclub.org .

Mel Brooks' "The Producers" will be staged July 15-Aug. 1 at the Playhouse. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Cost is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $15 for youth and students and $19 for those in a group of 15 or more. Call 733-7555.

Hermantown SummerFest will be held July 15-17. Highlights include a pet parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; the eighth annual Miss Hermantown pageant at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hermantown High School; and a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday on Ugstad Road. See www. hermantownsummerfest.com for details.

"When Lakeside Was a City" will be the topic du jour at this week's free Lunch with the History People presentation at noon at the Depot. Mark Atkinson will be the featured speaker.

John Gregor of Two Harbors' ColdSnap Photography will host the workshop "How to See Photographs" for teenagers at Duluth Public Library. Time TBA. Call 730-4218 for complete details.

Lutheran Social Services will host an adoption information meeting at 6 p.m. at its offices in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St. Register by calling (888) 205-3769.

Tiny Moving Parts, Lions & Creators and Excuse Me, Princess will perform at 7 p.m. at Beaner's Central. Cost is $5.

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Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., pianist and singer Shana David performs classic pop tunes, jazz standards and original compositions at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior St.

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

Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on Enger Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at its parking lot to help deadhead and weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.

Friday, July 16

The annual Park Point 5-Miler (a five-mile race and two-mile walk) will be held along Minnesota Avenue. Cost is $25 on race day. Full details at www.grandmasmarathon.com .

A "raising the barn" dance and silent auction to benefit Modest Home Makeover will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. Cost is $5. See www.modesthomemakeover.org .

A hip-hop showcase featuring Good Knight will be held at 8 p.m. at Beaner's Central. Cost is $5.

A public session with Cameron Davis, President Obama's Great Lakes adviser, will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Great Lakes Aquarium.

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The free Movies in the Park series at Leif Erikson Park returns with a 9 p.m. screening of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

The Duluth Art Institute will host an "expedition train" from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Depot. Following a performance by trYke, attendees will board a train, where Kip Jones will perform. Cost is $25. Call 733-7560 for complete details.

It's high school reunion season, and Duluth Cathedral and Marshall School graduates will come together July 16-17. Highlights include an all-class gathering at 5 p.m. Friday at Marshall School and the "Golden Topper" luncheon (for those who graduate in 1960 or earlier) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. RSVP by calling 727-7266, ext. 113. Details at www.marshallschool.org .

Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians Justin Leon and Jodi White will be held at 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.

Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the new Miller Hill Culver's for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.

Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on Park Point Beach. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Beach House (lake side) to help sweep the beach for trash and debris that has washed ashore. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.

Opening at area theaters: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "Inception."

Saturday, July 17

The Duluth Airshow will be held July 17-18 near the airport. Flying begins at 11 a.m. both days; this year's big draws are the Thunderbirds and the Pearl Harbor re-enactment show "Tora! Tora! Tora!" Other highlights include a Firehouse performance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hangar No. 103. For full pricing details, visit www.duluthairshow.com .

The Alrights and Lookdown Moon will headline a CHOICE, unlimited fundraiser at 7 p.m. at Beaner's Central. Cost is $5.

Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians Justin Leon and Jodi White will be held at 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.

The Carlton County Farmers' Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to sellout across Highway 45 from the Holiday gas station in Scanlon. Items available include produce, honey, baked goods, preserves, meat products and crafts. (Interested in becoming a vendor? Call Mike at 879-9015.)

Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on special projects for large groups. Call 730-4490 to find out how you can help out.

Exhibits

"The Many Faces of Ennyman," new paintings by Ed Newman, will be on display in Beaner's Central during July.

"Blu Dot" will be the featured collection at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art through Sept. 5.

Original oil paintings and jewelry pieces from Nancy Stone will be on display through Sept. 6 at Moxie Hollow, 202 E. Superior St.

The Duluth Art Institute's Emerging Photographers Exhibition 2010 will be on display through Sept. 6 at the Depot's Corridor Gallery.

Selections from the Potlatch collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police illustrations will be on display through Sept. 12 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.

"You and Yours," a curatorial project on the theme of family by Patricia Briggs, will be on display through Oct. 17 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.

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

"Entertaining the Gods," yarn paintings of the Mexican Huichol will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. Opens June 22.

The Veterans' Memorial Hall exhibit "Behind the Wire," about local Korean War POW Anthony Jurek, is now open at the Depot.

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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