Community Calendar: June 22-28

Sunday, June 22 The Duluth Diabetes Parent Network will have a family picnic -- bring your own food and lawn games to share -- at 4 p.m. at Brighton Beach (meet near the playground area up London Road/Highway 61 just past the Lester Park). Call 7...

Sunday, June 22

The Duluth Diabetes Parent Network will have a family picnic -- bring your own food and lawn games to share -- at 4 p.m. at Brighton Beach (meet near the playground area up London Road/Highway 61 just past the Lester Park). Call 722-5298.

The Northland Anti-War Coalition will have a planning meeting beginning with coffee and an informal discussion at 1:30 p.m. at the Chester Creek Café.

Sunday Night at the Races will begin with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. at Proctor Speedway. Racing begins at 6 p.m. For more, visit .

Monday, June 23


If you are interested in small-scale bucket-drip irrigation for the home garden, attend a free program at 4:30 p.m. at the Solid Rock Safe Haven garden, 1004 N. Sixth St. in Superior. Tom Syverud, extension and outreach educator for Douglas County University of Wisconsin Extension, will install and demonstrate how to use a bucket-drip irrigation system. For more, call (715) 395-1363.

Tired of job searching alone? Want professional guidance from people who really care? Come to SOAR Career Solutions, 205 W. Second St., Suite 101, for an information session at 1:30 p.m. any Monday. To learn more about SOAR's services and to register for workshops, call 722-3126.

Tuesday, June 24

Folk artists Bill and Kate Isles will perform at 7 p.m. at Chester Bowl, as part of the Chester Creek Concerts series.

The Singles Activities Group will have coffee and conversation at Embers, 27th Avenue West, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 722-6828.

The Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 109, will offer a free medical clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Services include non-emergency care for men, women and children. Call 727-3399 to make an appointment.

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

There will be a meeting to form an affiliate (for Duluth) of the National Alliance of Mental Illness at 7 p.m. on the first floor of Miller Dwan (conference rooms 1, 2 and 3).


J. Martin Carden will perform at Carmody Irish Pub at 10 p.m.

The Bayshore Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Bayshore Health Center (North Shore Conference Room). For more, call 740-4026.

The annual Lakeside Lester Park Community Club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at 106 N. 54th Ave. E. There will be a barbecue picnic, a program from the Duluth Police SWAT Team and an election of new board members and officers. Call 525-0845.

Wednesday, June 25

UCare will hold an informational meeting for its Seniors Medicare Advantage Plan at 10 a.m. at Comfort Inn West. For more, call (877) 523-1518.

Charlie Parr will perform at 10 p.m. at the Brewhouse.

View the sailboat races from Fitger's Courtyard at 6 p.m.

A Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Weber Music Hall. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Call 726-8877.


An open-mic night will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Beaner's Central. For more, visit .

Thursday, June 26

Los Besos will perform at 10 p.m. at the Brewhouse.

Bethel No. 28, International Order of Job's Daughters, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Masonic Lodge. Call 727-4056.

The Duluth Playhouse will present the production "Into the Woods Junior" at 7 p.m. It will also be held at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 17 and younger and $5 for individuals in groups of 15 or more. For reservations, call 733-7555.

The program "Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Lakeview Building (fourth floor). Call 249-6050.

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.

Downtown Duluth's summer concert series "Rock the Block" will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. (from Fifth Avenue West to Sixth Avenue West on Superior Street). The Pot Bellied Stallions will perform. For more, visit .


The Duluth Festival Opera will present Verdi's "La Traviata" at 7:30 p.m. at the DECC. It will be performed at the same time Saturday, June 28. For more, visit .

"The Mousetrap" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Dudley Experimental Theatre. It will be held at the same time June 27-28, July 2-3, 5 and 9-12. It will also be performed at 2 p.m. June 29 and July 6 and 13. Cost is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students and children and $6 for UMD students (must show identification). There are also special group rates available. The event is part of the Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival.

Friday, June 27

The Freshwater Screenwriting Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Call 279-5720.

James Moors will perform at 10 p.m. at the Brewhouse.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life rummage sale, sponsored by the Maurices Hope Floats Relay Team, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4015 London Road. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 28. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

The applied psychology seminar "Which is the Natural Man, and Which is the Spirit?" will be held at the Medical Arts Building from 4 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10. For more, call 786-9798.

Superior Friday Night Races will begin at 6:30 p.m. with hot laps (racing begins at 7 p.m.) at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds (Superior Speedway). Call (715) 394-4912.


The movie "Ghostbusters" will be shown at dusk at Leif Erikson Park. Free.

The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at 6 p.m. for a picnic at Brighton Beach off Highway 61. Watch for red balloons. Bring something to share. If there is bad weather, meet at Perkins on London Road at 6:30 p.m. For more, call 940-2248.

The Elegant Dinner Train will depart from the Depot at 6:30 p.m. It will depart at the same time Saturday, June 28. For reservations, call (800) 423-1273.

Tim Mahoney and Ray Wolffe will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner's Central. Cost is $8. Visit .

Jim "Jellybean" Hall will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. at Amazing Grace Bakery & Café. For more, visit .

Saturday, June 28

The Comedy Pro Tour, featuring "Mr. Lucky" Dobie Maxwell and Shannon Thompson, will be held at 9 p.m. at the Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. For more, call 727-1559.

The Town of Superior Fire Department will host its annual golf tournament at Pattison Park Golf Course, outside Superior, beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $30 per person (four person teams, nine hold best-ball scramble). All proceeds go to Town of Superior Volunteer Fire Department. For more, call 340-3300.


Andrea Suchy will perform at 10 p.m. at the Brewhouse. For more, visit .

The annual Knife River Solstice Run/Walk will be staged rain or shine beginning with a two-mile walk at 9 a.m. at the Knife River Recreation Hall, Alger Smith Road. A 5K run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. The races will start and finish at the recreation hall. The event is a fund-raiser for the Knife River Recreation Council. Cost is $20. For more information and a registration form, call 834-2118. Registration will also begin at 7:30 a.m. before the events.

CHUM's fourth annual Rhubarb Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11th Avenue East and London Road. See Page 6 for more.

The Duluth Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DECC's Pioneer Hall. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29.

The annual Park Point Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Point Recreation Area. It will be held at the same time Sunday, June 29. Visit or see Page 23 for more.

Mary Bue and Quinn-Elizabeth will perform at Beaner's Central at 8 p.m. Cost is $5.

The first annual Motorcycle Ride to Support our Troops and Veterans will start at the Runway Bar and Grill in Hermantown with check-in at 9 a.m. They will leave the Runway at 10:30 a.m. The route will be approximately 125 miles. There will be a steak and rib dinner at the Carlton VFW at 5 p.m. For registration information, call 726-5305 or visit .

Author Events

Bill Durbin will sign "The Winter War" at Northern Lights Books & Gifts from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Deborah Cooper will sign "Between the Ceiling & the Moon" from 2 to 3 p.m. the same day and place.

Kurt Anderson will sign "How to Back Up a Trailer" from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Northern Lights Books & Gifts. William Kent Krueger will sign "Thunder Bay" from 1 to 2 p.m. and Chris Monroe will sign "Monkey with a Tool Belt" from 2 to 3 p.m. at the same time and place.

Christopher Valen will sign his book "White Tombs" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble.


The exhibit "Kind: New Work by Kristina Estell" will be shown through Aug. 3 at the Duluth Art Institute's John Steffl Gallery (at the Depot).

"Lithographics: Gendron Jensen" will open from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Northern Prints Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 16.

"Earth, Water, Air," fine art photography by Ken Kollodge and paintings by Kathleen Kollodge, will be on display through June 29 at the Kollodge Gallery. For more, visit www.kol

Bohemia Arts, 22 N. First Ave. W., will display original paintings by Nancy Stone through Sept. 1. Bohemia Arts is a new business in Duluth, and specializes in fine art, supplies, gallery and gifts. They are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more, call 722-2919.

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.

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