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Community Calendar: Sept. 2-8

Sunday, Sept. 2 Hip Hop Back to School will be held at Bayfront Festival Park at 1 p.m. The event will feature acts such as Vanilla Ice and Afroman. Tickets start at $31. For more, visit www.bayfrontfestivalpark.com. The play "Jaded, Bitter ... a...

Sunday, Sept. 2

Hip Hop Back to School will be held at Bayfront Festival Park at 1 p.m. The event will feature acts such as Vanilla Ice and Afroman. Tickets start at $31. For more, visit www.bayfrontfestivalpark.com .

The play "Jaded, Bitter ... and Proud of It!" will be performed at the Duluth Playhouse at 7 p.m. It will also be performed Sept. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. It will be performed at 2 p.m. Sept. 9. Tickets are $10. For more, call 733-7555.

The Great Northern Classic Rodeo will be held at 2 p.m. at the Superior Fair Grounds. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling 727-6336.

Hairball will perform at Mr. D's Bar and Grill at 10 p.m. For more, call 624-4178.

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Monday, Sept. 3

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

The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will hold its fall kick-off picnic at Billings Park in Superior at 4 p.m. For more, call 940-2248.

Jessica's Variety Show, a showcase of local talent, will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe. For more, visit www.amazinggracebakery.com .

There will be a sea kayak tour, presented by Midnight Sun Adventure Company from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $40 and you must be at least 15. For more, call 727-1330.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Wilco will perform at Bayfront Festival Park at 7:30 p.m. Low will open. Tickets are $25. For more, visit www.bayfrontfestivalpark.com .

The Renegade Comedy Theatre will host auditions for the play "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" at 7 p.m. They will also be held Sept. 5 at the same time. There are roles for four men and five women, ages 18 and older. For more, call 722-6775.

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Chad Salmela will perform at the Brewhouse at 10 p.m. For more, visit www.brewhouse.net .

Family story time will be held at the Duluth Public Library-Mt. Royal Branch at 10:30 a.m. This session includes 30 minutes of stories, finger plays and songs. It is for ages 2 and older. For more information, visit www.duluth.lib.mn.us .

Bryce Willets will perform at Carmody's at 10 p.m. The event is free. For more, call 740-4747.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

The discussion "Ask a Scientist: What's in Those Ships?" will be held at the Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. It will also be held at 9 p.m. Sept. 6. For more, visit www.seagrant.umn.edu .

Pete Ekstam and Mary Bue will perform at the Play Ground at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more, call 733-7555.

Charlie Parr will perform at the Brewhouse at 10 p.m. For more, visit www.brewhouse.net .

Story time for preschoolers will be held at the Duluth Public Library at 11:15 a.m. This event is for those between the ages of 3 and 5. There will be 30 minutes of stories, songs and finger plays. (Story time for babies and toddlers will be held at 10:15 a.m.) For more, call 730-4218.

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The SFA Farmer's Market will be held every Wednesday through September at 2 p.m. at UMD's Kirby Plaza. For more, call 727-5853.

The Izaak Walton League will have a program for Hartley Nature Center's Adults Night Out at 7:30 p.m. There is a $4 donation requested for non-members. For more, visit www.hartleynature.org .

Thursday, Sept. 6

The Port-Town Part-Time Players will host the play "Annie" at the United Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. It will also be held on Sept. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for children. For more, call 398-6070.

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

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

Starfire Lounge will be held at the Brewhouse at 10 p.m. For more, visit www.brewhouse.net .

The 16th annual United Way Chili Cook-Off will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the DECC. The cost is $3 for kids, $6 for adults and $16 for a family.

Family story time will be held at the Duluth Public Library-West Duluth Branch at 6:45 p.m. This session includes 30 minutes of stories, finger plays and songs. It is for ages 2 and up. For more, visit www.duluth.lib.mn.us .

Free dance classes are held weekly at 7:30 p.m. at the West Duluth American Legion, 5814 Grand Ave. Beginners can start at 7 p.m. No cost. For details, call 729-8390 or visit www.twinportsdance.com .

Northern Business Connection, a locally based marketing/referral group, will meet weekly from 8 to 9:15 a.m. For visitor information, call Mike Pennington at 724-3941.

The Duluth City Council District 3 candidates will have a forum from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Central Hillside Community Club. For more, call 724-0132.

The Duluth Public Access Community Television will offer a introduction class at 5:30 p.m. at the DPAT, 328 City Hall. To register, call 723-3686.

Friday, Sept. 7

The U.S. Navy will be featured in a dedication for a new Navy exhibit at Veteran's Memorial Hall at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center's Historic Union Depot at 12 p.m.

The last Navy League Ball will be held at 5 p.m. in the Greysolon Plaza. The public in invited to attend. For more, call 591-4060.

The Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the West Duluth Embers. To register, call 940-2248.

The film "Iron Will" will be shown at 7:40 p.m. at Leif Erikson. For more, visit www.twinportsoutdoormovies.com .

Billy Johnson will perform at the Brewhouse at 10 p.m. For more, visit www.brewhouse.net .

Grandparents' Day Pajama Story Time will be held at 7 p.m. at J.W. Beecroft Books and Coffee in Superior. For more, call 394-2665.

Saturday, Sept. 8

The School of Minnesota Ballet will hold its Saturday Sampler at the Depot studios beginning at 10 a.m. This event is for those between 3 and adult. For class and schedule information, call 529-3742.

Come to the Great Lakes Aquarium to make a fish windsock from 1 to 3 p.m. in their Learning Labs. They will be using paper bags, crayons, markers and colorful ribbons. This event is free to members and guests with paid admission. For more, call 740-3474.

The Pro Comedy Tour, featuring Tim Joyce and Tim Sullivan, will be held at 9:30 p.m. at the Dubh Linn Irish Pub. The cost is $10. For more, call 727-1559.

The ISD 709 will have their Substitutes Picnic at 5 p.m. at the Fairmount Park, behind the zoo. For more, visit www.subsunited.com .

The Slivovitz Festival, a celebration of plum brandy, will be held at Lakeview Castle from noon to midnight. For more, see Page 8 or visit www.slivovitz.us .

The workshop "GPS Receivers for Beginners" will be held at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $40. For more, call 721-3731.

The Duluth Playhouse will have a free audition workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is for those 14 and up. For more, call 733-3915.

The Air Force Sergeant Association Chapter and Auxiliary No. 859 will meet at the Blackwoods on London Road at 12 p.m. Guests are welcome. For more, call 879-8521.

An annual bazaar sponsored by the Solway Senior Citizens will be held at the Solway Town Hall, the corner of Highway 2 and Munger Shaw Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafts, baked goods, grab bags, white elephant items and a sloppy joe lunch. For more, call 729-8653.

The Kiwanis Family Kite Fly will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park. For more, call 723-3671.

The 14th annual Harvest Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park. This event is sponsored by the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota Lake Superior Chapter.

Author Events

Ellen Baker will discuss and sign "Keeping the House" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at J.W. Beecroft Books and Coffee in Superior. For more, call 394-2665.

Glen Gilderman will be signing his book "Managing Middle School Madness" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Northern Lights Books and Gifts. For more, call (800) 868-8904.

Exhibits

The art exhibit "A Superior Street Legacy" by John J. Kelly can be viewed at Jitters Coffee House through Sept. 28. For more, call 525-1821.

Jason Huntzinger will have an exhibit of photographs taken from 2006-07 on display at Lizzards Art Gallery from Sept. 6-29. For more, call 722-5815.

The exhibit "Portrait, Identity, Culture: Across Time, Space and Meaning" will be held at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art from Sept. 4 through March 4. For more, visit www.d.umn.edu/tma .

The exhibit "Birds!" will be held through Oct. 27 at Northern Prints Gallery. This exhibit, which is a collaboration between the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory and the Northern Printmakers Alliance, will feature birds in a variety of print media. For more, call 724-5212.

The exhibit "A Retrospective," by Bill Shipley will be held from Aug. 28 through Oct. 28 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. This exhibit will bring together landscape abstractions with earlier work from his career. For more, visit www.d.umn.edu/tma .

"A Century of Art," a exhibit featuring the art work of Ruby Walsberg, age 9 and Alice Lukone, age 91, will be on display at the Vanilla Bean Bakery and Cafe in Two Harbors through Sept. 17. For more, call 834-3714.

The exhibit "Italy," featuring fine art photography, will be held at the Kollodge Gallery through Sep. 2. For more, call 740-3255.

The exhibit "The Last Time," featuring art by Russell V. Gran, will be through Sept. 2. For more, call 723-1308.

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