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HONOR FLIGHT NORTHLAND SET TO TAKE OFF IN JUNE

Honor Flight Northland will be taking about 90 Veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials on Saturday, June 6 this year.  They are now accepting donations and applications for the flight.  To print and/or download an application, go to honorflightnorthland.org.  Send the application to:  Honor Flight Northland, PO Box 7229, Duluth, MN  55807.  Veterans are chosen by the date of the application received with priority given to WWII Veterans.  For more information, please call:  218.409.6110.

 

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

EAGLES AUXILIARY FISH FRYS

The Eagles Auxiliary will be having a delicious fish fry every first Friday of the month at the Eagles Club in Superior, 1710 North 12th. They will be serving fish, shrimp, chicken strips, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, salad, French fries or baked potato. Prices vary. We also will have a special each month. Take outs are available and the event is open to the public.  Call 715-392-6560 to place an order or for more information.

 

APRIL 23-24 (THURSDAY & FRIDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS BROWN BAG LUNCH TALKS:  MONEY SMART WEEK

The Duluth Public Library is holding a series of noontime talks during Money Smart Week (April 20-24) on financial issues that everyone faces. The free programs will be held in the Main Library Gold Room (520 W. Superior St.) from noon to 1 pm and people are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Coffee will be provided. Dates and topics are:

Thursday, April 23 – Debt: How to reduce your debt/deal with collections/common cents financial and homebuyer education

Friday, April 24 – Benefits: How to tap into programs/opportunities to increase your bottom line/health insurance and SNAP enrollments

The programs are sponsored by the Duluth Public Library and Community Action Duluth.

 

 

APRIL 23 (THURSDAY)

FUN FOR ALL AGES AT THE WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY

West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) will be hosting a variety of free programs for all ages. For more information on any of the events, call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

The popular LEGOs at the Library program will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30. Kids should bring their imaginations and the library will supply the LEGOs. Open to kids in grades K-5 but registration is required. Sign up online at duluthlibrary.org or call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

 

 

APRIL 24 (FRIDAY)

FUN FOR ALL AGES AT THE WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY

West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) will be hosting a variety of free programs for all ages. For more information on any of the events, call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

Author/songwriter presents “CCC Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps” on Friday, April 24 at 4 pm. More than 2.5 million young men enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Many of them felt that experience was the most important event in their lives, turning them from boys into men. Jamerson has researched the CCC, produced a documentary film for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of related songs and written an historical novel. He’ll share some of of his information in this musical storytelling program.

 

 

APRIL 24 (FRIDAY)

“ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY” BRINGS AUTHOR, FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY TO DULUTH

Fourteen years ago, the Duluth Public Library partnered with local organizations to create a community-wide reading project, “One Book, One Community.” The library is bringing a variety of events to the Northland to allow everyone a chance to be part of this One Book, One Community celebration of the book. Including:  Local film premiere. “The Jingle Dress,” a contemporary, unvarnished look at a Native American family’s relocation from their rural Minnesota reservation to the urban Minneapolis environment, will be shown on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm at Teatro Zuccone. (Tickets are $5, available at the door that evening.) The film will also be shown on Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm in the Fond du Lac Community College Auditorium in Cloquet, with no admission charge. Film director William Eigen will be on hand for question and answer sessions following both screenings.

 

APRIL 24-26 (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

LAKEVIEW’S 5TH ANNUAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE

Lakeview’s 5th Annual Missions Conference will be held April 24-26 featuring Tony Weedor, Executive Director of CenterPoint Int’l Foundation.  It will be held at the Lakeview Covenant Church, 101 Jean Duluth Road in Duluth.  There will be a special service on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 and on Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30 followed by an All-Church Potluck. Get more information at lakeviewcovenant.org.

APRIL 25 (SATURDAY)

SPAGHETTI BENEFIT DINNER FOR KIM NELSON

Attend the benefit Spaghetti dinner for Kim Nelson, mother to 10 year old Sheila.  Kim is battling colon cancer and is unable to work.  Funds from the benefit will be used to defray medical and living expenses.  The dinner will be held from 3-8p on Saturday, April 25 at the Parkland Town Hall in South Range, WI.  Cost is:  $7 for adults, kids 6-12, $3, 5 and under FREE.  There will also be a bake sale, door prizes and silent auction.  A benefit fund has been set up in Kim Nelson’s name at Superior Choice Credit Union, 2817 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI.  Call Shelby for more information:  218.391.7642.

 

 

APRIL 25 (SATURDAY)

CANCER BENEFIT FOR ELAINE SPIKBERG

To help with the medical expenses, Elaine Spikberg’s family is hosting a benefit at the VFW Post #3979, located at 210 Arch Street in Cloquet.  Elaine was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer in January of 2015.  The benefit will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 3-7p.  There will be a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and music provided by City Lights DJ.  Adults-12 and over, $10.  Children 11 and under, $5.  (2 and younger, free).  Checks and donations are also being accepted at 312 North 40th Avenue West, Duluth, MN  55807.  For more information:  218.391.3961.

 

APRIL 26 (SUNDAY)

FINAL IN THE CONCERT SERIES “MUSIC AT THE COPPERTOP”

Don’t miss the 4th and final in the Concert Series “Music at the Coppertop” on Sunday, April 26 at 3pm.  It will be held at the First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop Church), 230 East Skyline Parkway in Duluth.  You’ll be entertained by many talented musicians from the Coppertop playing organ, strings, trumpet, timpani, recorder and bagpipes.

 

APRIL 26 (SUNDAY)

FAIRY PRINCESS BALL TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT ESSENTIA

All little girls dream of being a princess and there is a magical day waiting at Greysolon Plaza to do just that.  The Fairy Princess Ball will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 1-4p to raise money for the Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center at Essentia.  The princesses that attend will be able to indulge in hair, make-up, crafts, a grand march, dancing, professional photos, story time and go home with a princess swag bag.  Tickets and more information can be found at www.fairyprincessball.com.

 

APRIL 28 (TUESDAY)

“ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY” BRINGS AUTHOR, FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY TO DULUTH

Fourteen years ago, the Duluth Public Library partnered with local organizations to create a community-wide reading project, “One Book, One Community.” The library is bringing a variety of events to the Northland to allow everyone a chance to be part of this One Book, One Community celebration of the book. Photographer Ivy Vainio’s series of pow-wow dancers photos will be exhibited in partnership with the Duluth Art Institute in the Depot Great Hall, April 28 – May 2. An opening reception will be held in the Great Hall on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm. 

 

APRIL 28 (TUESDAY)

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BBQ PORK RIB FEAST

 

United Presbyterian Church, 229 N 28th ST. Superior will be having their annual BBQ pork rib feast on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The meal includes, BBQ pork ribs, homemade baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw, relish tray & beet pickles.  Beverage and dessert included.  Tickets are Adults $10, children 4-10 $5, under 4 free.  Takeout orders are available.  Call the church at 715-392-4751 if you have questions.

 

APRIL 30 (THURSDAY)

4TH ANNUAL SPRING ROAST BEFF DINNER

The 4th annual Spring Roast Beef Dinner will be held at the First United Methodist Church (the “Coppertop” Church) serving a delicious, traditional roast beef dinner on Thursday, April 30, from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Cost:  $12.00 adults and $6.00 children under 12.  There will be lots of yummy favorites on the menu: roast beef, corn, mashed potatoes & gravy, Cole slaw, roll and homemade apple pie.  Dine in, carry out, & drive through are available.

 

APRIL 30 (THURSDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS:  POETRY ROCKS! CELEBRATION OF POETRY

Minnesota Book Award winner Laura Purdie Salas will lead A free poetry workshop for kids from preschool age through grade 4 at the Duluth Public Library. The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.). While the program focuses on engaging children in reading and writing poetry, all ages are welcome to attend to learn more about writing poetry for children.

 

APRIL 30 (THURSDAY)

HERMANTOWN AREA CHAMBER’S 7TH ANNUAL unWINEd EVENT

The seventh annual unWINEd event, hosted by the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on April 30, at the Duluth International Airport. unWINEd offers guests a food and beverage tasting experience along with a silent auction. The tastings and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level. unWINEd, which helps raise funds for the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hermantown  Summerfest, will showcase some of the area’s best food and beverage vendors.  Tickets for this event are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.HermantownChamber.com or by calling 218.729.6843.

 

APRIL 27-30 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY SPONSORS DEPOT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

The One Book, One Community project and the Duluth Art Institute are co-sponsoring a photography exhibit held in the Depot Great Hall (506 W. Michigan St.) from Monday, April 27 through Thursday, April 30. “Naamijig: Honoring Our Traditions” showcases 16 photographs of pow-wow dancers taken by Ivy Vainio. Each photograph is accompanied by a quote from the dancer, saying why pow-wow dancing is important to them. Ms. Vainio will attend the exhibit reception on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm, also in the Depot Great Hall. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

 

MAY 2 (SATURDAY)

SEMI-ANNUAL ARTS, GIFTS & BAKE SALE

Don’t miss the semi-annual arts, gifts and bake sale at Pennel Park Commons, 330 North Arlington Avenue in Duluth on Saturday, May 2 from 9a-3p. You’ll find crochet work, hand-crafted jewelry, needlepoint art, embroidery work, Lake Superior Rock Frames, knitting.  Plus lunch and baked goods.  There’s free parking too!

MAY 2 (SATURDAY)

OJIBWE STORYTIME AS PART OF ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY

Kids ages 3-6 are invited to attend a free Ojibwe storytime and craft program in the Duluth Public Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.) on Saturday, May 2 at 10:30 am. Denise McNeil will read Ojibwe stories and teach a few Ojibwe words and songs. Ms. McNeil’s mother, Linda LeGarde Grover, is the author of this year’s One Book, One Community title, “The Dance Boots.” Following the story time, the Superior (WI) public school’s Indian Education staff will lead children in a birch bark craft. For more information, call the library’s Youth Services area at 730-4200/option 4.

 

MAY 7 (THURSDAY)

WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY HOSTS BIKE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

Do you need advice on how to fix your bike’s flat tire or clean the chain? Come to the West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) on Thursday, May 7 at 6 pm. Travis Pedley, from Continental Ski & Bike, will demonstrate some basic bike maintenance techniques. Bring your questions and problems (but not your bikes!). For more information, call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

 

MAY 9 (SATURDAY)

BRULE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE

Mark Saturday, May 9th from 9a-1p on your calendar and attend the Brule Presbyterian Church Rummage & Bake Sale at the Brule Town Hall.  There will be coffee and lunch served by the Youth for Clearwater Bible Camp Fund.

 

JUNE 15 – AUGUST 21

HARTLEY NATURE CENTER SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Kids love to spend their summer days at Hartley.  Hartley camps offer an opportunity for young people to get outdoors to explore, play and learn- something your child won’t get anywhere else!  Harley Nature Center’s summer program has something for every taste and level of curiosity. Most camps are a week long with morning and afternoons options.  Camps run from June 15 through August 21. In addition to the camps, early drop-off is available for busy parents and a full day option is also available with a supervised lunchtime. New this year, Hartley is offering Family Nature Workshops which allow adults to join youth (ages 4-8) in a one day experience. This is a great compliment to the over 80 camp experiences for youth ages 3-12 years old.  Visit Hartley’s website www.hartleynature.org to view a copy of the camp brochure along with online registration, scholarship information and other camp details.   

 

 

 Updated:  April 23, 2015

 

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