Eh?: Cure for candy overload
Some kids these days come home from Halloween with an absolute ton of candy. It's fun to get, but you know they don't need that much. And you parents don't need it either. So what to do with it? Lakeside Dental will buy it. They'll give your kid ...
Some kids these days come home from Halloween with an absolute ton of candy.
It's fun to get, but you know they don't need that much. And you parents don't need it either.
So what to do with it? Lakeside Dental will buy it.
They'll give your kid $1 a pound (max $5) for unopened candy from 5-7 p.m. Monday, and then they'll send it to someone who could really use it: U.S. soldiers serving in war zones.
Kids who bring a letter or photo to send with the candy will be entered in a special drawing.
Lakeside Dental is at 5331 E. Superior St.
Cat sale at Animal Allies
Animal Allies really, really does not want to put down any healthy cats this year.
But they kind of need to move some cats to make that happen, so they're offering $5 cat adoptions, this weekend only. Reduced-rate adoptions are made possible by a $10,000 donation this year from Maurices.
The no-kill goal is ambitious. As recently as 2005, Duluth shelters euthanized more than 700 animals per year, according to Animal Allies, and most of them were perfectly healthy.
This year Duluth's two shelters have put down 217 pets, none of them healthy.
Forty-five cats and kittens are waiting for homes at Animal Allies. All have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for parasites and microchipped.
The shelter at 4006 Airport Road is open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Info: (218) 722-2110 or visit www.animalallies.net .
A nod to ancestors
There are plenty of ways to remember the dead: photographs, artwork, jewelry ... candy bars and Skittles.
Last year's All Souls Night celebration at the Depot had the gamut of memory-jarring items in altars dedicated to late friends and family. They're doing it again this year, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Depot's Great Hall. A $10 donation is suggested.
Highlights include the Cosmic Pit Orchestra, a Funeral March for Rotten Ideas and a performance by the Spin Collective fire dancers. Costumes are encouraged. Think skeletal.
Want to be a part of the action? Set up your tribute to a loved one between 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday.