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Community Calendar: Sept. 21-27

Sunday, Sept. 21 Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group's Lake Superior Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. at Miller-Dwan Medical Center's auditorium. For more, call 384-3448. Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Glor...

Sunday, Sept. 21

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group's Lake Superior Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. at Miller-Dwan Medical Center's auditorium. For more, call 384-3448.

Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The Five Girls quintet from Minneapolis will perform songs from Swedish folk tradition. A social hour will follow. The public is invited. A donation is requested. Call 525-4274.

The Socialist Action Forum "Afghanistan: The Right War?" will be held at 7 p.m. at the East Hillside Patch, 1406 E. Second St., Suite B.

National Alliance on Mental Illness will begin its 12-week series "Family to Family," a class for parents, spouses, adult children and siblings of individuals with a mental illness. It will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. To register, call 728-9857.

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The production "High School Musical" will be held at 2 p.m. at the Duluth Playhouse. The production will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 17 and younger. For more, call 733-7555.

Monday, Sept. 22

Needle-Art Guild of Duluth will meet meet at 10 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. There will be a workshop, among other things. For more, call 729-5548.

Northland Food Allergy Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in St. Mary's Medical Center's Minnesota Room. For more, call 878-3339.

The class "Introduction to Beginning Chinese Mandarin" will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at Woodland Community School, 201 Clover St. Cost is $35 for seven meetings. The class "Chinese Mandarin Second Step" will be offered from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Call 728-7463 to register.

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. Call 722-3126 or visit www.soarcareers.org .

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Rubber Chicken Theater will hold a free mini sneak peek of Barton Sutter's new play, "Bushed: A Poetical, Political, Partly Musical Tragicomedy in Two Acts," at 7 p.m. at Hell's Kitchen. Dinner reservations required to see the show. For more, call 727-1620.

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

Meet & Mingle Singles Group, a group for men and women typically ranging in age from early 30s to older, will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. at the

A. Charles Weiss Inn, 1615 E. Superior St. Cost is $15 at the door. There will be mixer games, appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. The group meets every Tuesday. For more, call 724-7016.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 24

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

Peter Annin, the author of "The Great Lakes Water Wars," will give a presentation at 7 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.

Western Area Business & Civic Club will meet at noon at Mr. D's banquet room.

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Bush Artist Program will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at Duluth Art Institute for artists to learn more about fellowships.

Thursday, Sept. 25

The play "Moonlight and Magnolias" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at the Play Ground. It will be staged Sept. 26 and 27 at the same time. Cost is $10. For more, call 733-7555.

Learn how to complete your degree online by attending a free information session at the Superior Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is being offered by UWS's Distance Learning Center. For more, call (715) 394-8487.

Volunteer to help with garden work at Hartley Nature Center from 5 to 7 p.m. For more, call 724-6735.

Sandy Spieler, artistic director for In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, will talk about the larger than life-size puppets currently on display at Duluth Art Institute from 6 to 7 p.m. in the John Steffl Gallery at the Depot.

Gramercy Park Cooperative of Duluth, a senior independent living community, will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be refreshments and appetizers, as well as tours of all types of units offered. Visit www.gramercyparkduluth.com .

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

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Friday, Sept. 26

Duluth Roundup, for recovering alcoholics and friends and families of alcoholics, will begin at with an opening meeting at 6 p.m. at the DECC. The event will also be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28. For more information, times and locations, call 348-6887.

There will be a wine tasting benefit for Playfront Park, sponsored by Junior League of Duluth, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Northland Country Club. Cost is $40. RSVP by Monday. For more, visit www.juniorleagueduluth.org .

Lake Superior Singles Fellowship will meet at 6:30 p.m. for dinner at West Duluth's Embers. For more, call 940-2248.

Sesame Street Live's "Elmo: Ready for Action!" will be held at 7 p.m. at the DECC. It will also be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. For more, call 727-4344 or visit www.ticketmaster.com .

Keri Noble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. (See Page 8.)

There will be a military retiree activity day beginning with a briefing at Holiday Inn's Ballroom in the lower level at 8:30 a.m. The briefing will cover military benefits and medical programs. For more, call 725-5285.

The play "Birth" will be staged at Harbor City International School Theater at 7 p.m. It will also be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Visit boldduluth2008.eventbrite.com.

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Singles Activities Group, for those ages 45 and older, will meet at 6 p.m. for a walk at Carolyn's. There will be a potluck and movie at 7 p.m. at the same place. RSVP by noon Friday, Sept. 26. Call 722-6828.

Sara Thomsen, along with Paula Pederson (of Three Altos) and pianist Ryan Frane, will perform at 8 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall. The concert is a benefit for UMD's Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services. It is being held in conjunction with University of Minnesota's systemwide GLBTA summit. Suggested donation is $10.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Mick Lazinski and Mike Baldwin, will be held at 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. For more, call 727-1559.

The children's play "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!" will be staged at 1 and 3 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. It will be staged at the same time Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 and 5. Visit www.renegadecomedytheatre.com for more.

Red Tent Event -- a gathering of women sharing the stories of birth; telling the stories that made us who we are; that brought forth our children; that changed our bodies, our minds, our lives -- will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Harbor City International School. For more, visit www.boldaction.org/redtent/index.html .

League of Women Voters Duluth will have its annual membership event from 10 a.m. to noon at The View (Secondary Technical Center campus building next to Central High School). Free and open to everyone interested in the League. For more information, call 724-0132.

Morgan Park 5K Run/2.5K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at United Protestant Church in Morgan Park (registration is also there). For more, call 879-0429.

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Exhibits

Jeannette Harden will have an exhibit of original watercolor, oil and pastel paintings on display through Oct. 31 at Duluth Teachers Credit Union, Kenwood office, 1358 W. Arrowhead Road.

The exhibit "Visible Means: Observations of Queer Experience" will run through Nov. 16 at the Duluth Art Institute's George Morrison Gallery. The event will celebrate the contribution of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender/transsexual community to the visual arts. Visit www.duluthartinstitute.org .

The exhibit "Effigies of Peace and Protest: The Art of Social Activism," featuring puppets and masks, will be on display through Nov. 4 at the John Steffl Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. Visit www.duluthartinstitute.org .

"Trail Guide: A Guide to the Northland Experience in Poetry and Prints," the biennial poetry and prints collaboration (with the poets of the Lake Superior Writers and the artists of the Northern Printmakers Alliance), will be at Northern Prints Gallery through Oct. 25. The gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and by appointment. Call 724-5212.

"My Painterly View: Italy, France and New Zealand," a collection of acrylic and watercolor paintings created by Sue Pavlatos, will be on display Sept. 12 through Oct. 4 at Art Options, in the First National Plaza, 207 Ave. C, Cloquet.

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