Community Calendar: Nov. 30- Dec. 6

Sunday, Nov. 30 Visit Santa and his live reindeer noon to 3 p.m. at Fitger's courtyard. They will also be there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Monday, Dec. 1 Tired of job searching alone? Want professional guidance? Come to SOAR Career...

Sunday, Nov. 30

Visit Santa and his live reindeer noon to 3 p.m. at Fitger's courtyard. They will also be there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29.

Monday, Dec. 1

Tired of job searching alone? Want professional guidance? 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, call 722-3126 or visit .

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


There will be a guitar ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. at University of Minnesota Duluth's Weber Music Hall. For tickets, call 726-8877.

The St. Louis County Historical Society and AIDS Information Duluth will present the traveling exhibit "Nowhere to Hide," which provides a historical understanding of the present worldwide HIV/AIDS pandemic by comparing it with the 1918 flu pandemic, will be presented with a free preview and public reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (program at 6 p.m.) at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. For more, call 733-7586.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

St. Andrew's Night Celebration Scottish dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at UMD's Griggs Center. Cost is $40. Reservations are required. For more, call 726-7493.

Euclid Chapter No. 56 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7 p.m. at Lake Avenue Masonic Temple. A social hour will follow the meeting.

The Better Breathers Club, a support group offered by the American Lung Association of Minnesota, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. For more, call 726-4721.

Enjoy a Victorian Christmas tour of Fairlawn Mansion, in Superior, at 7 p.m. The tours will also be held at the same time Dec. 9, 16 and 23. For more, visit .

The Autism Association of Northern Minnesota parent/caregiver support group will meet at Kenwood Edison Charter School at 6:30 p.m. There will be social activities for children. For more, visit .


Wednesday, Dec. 3

The Homesteaders will meet at 12 p.m. at the Duluth Town Hall on the Homestead Road. They will have their annual holiday potluck and musical entertainment will be by North Shore Community School. For more, call 525-4154.

The event "The Season of Giving" will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior. Superior Mayor Dave Ross will recognize local service clubs donating to area charities benefiting children and families. There will be a wine and beer tasting, a sweet and savory buffet, entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. For more, call (715) 394-5712.

Thursday, Dec. 4

The "Hot Mugs: Kiln Opening Party & Pottery Sale" will be held at the Duluth Art Institute's Lincoln Center from 5 to 7 p.m. An entrance fee of $15 will buy you a hand-crafted mug "hot" out of the kiln along with hot cider, hot cocoa and hot coffee. There will also be a live jug band music, treats and a holiday ceramics sale.

There will be a short free dance class at the West Duluth American Legion at 7 p.m. It will be followed by a dance. Visit .

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.

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


Dink Tank will have its holiday comedy revue at 8 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. It will also be held Dec. 5 and 6, 11-13 and 18-20 at the same time. For more, visit .

UWS's Center for Continuing Education/Extension will offer the workshop "Coaching for Peak Performance" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school's Rothwell Student Center, Room 111. For more information and to register, call (715) 394-8469.

The play "It's a Wonderful Life" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at the Duluth Playhouse. It will be staged Thursday through Saturday at the same time through Dec. 21. It will also be staged at 2 p.m. Sundays. For more, call 733-7555.

Stamp Christmas cards for nursing home residents from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 216 of Duluth Business University. Learn about the Duluth Women of Today, a local organization, at the event.

Primrose Retirement Community will offer a Qigong exercise class at their facility at 724 Maple Grove Road from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday in the Family Room on the second floor of the assisted living wing. These gentle, easy exercises promote relaxation and reduce stress. For more, call 724-4900.

University of Wisconsin-Superior's symphonic band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorpe Langley Auditorium in Old Main. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more, call (715) 394-8115.

UWS will have its annual Winterfest from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school's Health and Wellness Center. There will be 15 indoor and outdoor family events for people of all ages including performances from choirs, horse-drawn wagon rides, photos with Santa Claus and much more. For more, visit .

There will be a vocal jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall. For tickets, call 726-8877.

The play "Hummingbirds" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at UMD's Dudley Experimental Theatre. It will be staged Dec. 5 and 6 at the same time, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 9-13 at 7:30 p.m. An intense, joyous, and fierce story of two sisters and the undeniable ties that bind. For more, call 726-8561.

Friday, Dec. 5

Primrose Retirement Community will have its annual Christmas open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Santa Claus will be in the Lobby to greet everyone, and crafters will have tables in the Lobby with baked items and hand crafted items for sale. Musicians will be performing throughout the evening.

Katie McMahon will perform in the program "Celtic Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. at St. Scholastica's Mitchell Auditorium. For more, visit .

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

The applied psychology seminar "Nice But Not Naive: Adjusting to Turbulence Within the Social-Mental Arena" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Medical Arts Building. Cost is $10. To register, call Laura Puckett, clinical psychologist, at 786-9798.

St. Scholastica Student Occupational Therapy Association will present "A Winter Wonderland Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the school's Somers Lounge. Cost is for $10 for adults, $8 for students and $6 for children age 12 and younger. All Proceeds go to the fund-raising efforts of Student Occupational Therapy Association

Life House and Cross-Cultural Dialogues will have a fund-raiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Life House Youth Center. The fund-raiser will include an open house at the Youth Center and performance of a "Lion Dance," a colorful traditional Chinese ceremony that brought good luck in the year to donors who contributed help for homeless children and orphans. As a result of the current economy, Life House faces an increased need for financial support in order to continue their valuable services in the future. For more information, visit .

UWS's jazz band will present a jazz lunch at noon in the school's Rothwell Student Center snack bar. Free. For more, call (715) 394-8115.

Saturday, Dec. 6

St. Ann's Residence will have an art and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will go caroling at Lakeshore Lutheran home at 2 p.m. There will be a party at Carol's at 5 p.m. For more, call 940-2248.

The Pearl Harbor program, featuring the video "The First Shot Club" which recounts the experience of the USS Ward as it fires the first US shots of WWII, will be held at 1 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior. Ward crewman Will Lehner will attend to discuss his experiences that day and his further service on the Ward. For more, call (715) 392-7151.

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center will have its Christmas tree cut from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find the perfect tree for your family. Join us at the South Loop trail head to stroll Bear Paw trail and select a beautiful balsam. Enjoy hot cocoa, cider, and cookies at the bonfire. Please bring your own saw and ties. Cost is $8 per tree, no registration required. For more directions or information, contact 721-3731.

The annual event "The Little Elves Store," where kids can buy gifts for their family, teachers and pets (most gifts are priced between $.05 and $.50) will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lots For Tots. Santa will be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 722-2028.

The Comedy Pro Tour, starring Steve Burr and Dustin Kaufman, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended. For more, call 727-1559.

Woodland Gardens Residence Club will have its holiday lunch, craft and bake sale, along with a raffle, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 127 E. Calvary Road.


The 2008 Arrowhead Biennial exhibit will be on display through Feb. 1, 2009, at the Duluth Art Institute's John Steffl Gallery. There will be 45 artists' work on display. Visit .

Edna Blanchard's exhibit "Floral Potpourri" is on display at the Duluth Teachers Credit Union, 11 W. Second St., during business hours in November and December. New works in watercolor and oil on display.

The exhibit "Draw to Live and Live to Draw: Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag" will be on display through May 17, 2009, at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Visit .

There will be a Florence Nightingale exhibit at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum though Dec. 29. Visit .

Cecilia Lieder will have her exhibit "Oggi" on display through Jan. 10 at Northern Prints Gallery. Visit .

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