18th ANNUAL DULUTH LIONS CLUB APPLE HARVEST SALE
The 18th Annual Duluth Lions Club Apple Harvest Sale is going on NOW with fresh Bayfield Cortland Apples. Cost is: $12 per peck (approx. 10lbs) and $45 per bushel (approx. 40lbs). Purchase from any Duluth Lions Club member or call Tom at 218.728.4565. Apple tickets an also be purchased at DTCU’s downtown location at 11 West 2nd Street. Pick-up will be at the Kenwood Shopping Center Parking Lot on Arrowhead Road on Wednesday, October 4, 5-7p or Thursday, October 15, 12-7p. Drop off your gently used blankets, hats, jackets, etc for the Union Gospel Mission when you pick up your apples.
OCTOBER 1 (THURSDAY)
“POEMS IN THE NIGHT” EVENT FOR KIDS & FAMILIES AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Spirit of the Lake Poetry series and the Duluth Public Library are hosting a free interactive poetry event for children and families on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.). “Poems in the Night” will be led by Susan Marie Swanson, author of the Caldecott Medal winning book The House in the Night. Swanson will read aloud poems about night and then lead the audience in creating their own night poetry. The event is targeted toward kids in grades K-5, but other ages are welcome.
OCTOBER 4 (SUNDAY)
SACRED HEART MUSIC CENTER ORGAN BENEFIT CONCERT
The Friends of the Felgemaker committee invites you to a concert to benefit the continuing restoration of the historic 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street, Duluth, MN. The concert will begin at 3p on Sunday, October 4. Suggested donation: $10. Reception follows with delectable items for sale.
OCTOBER 8 (THURSDAY)
LIBRARY HOSTS TALK ABOUT “DULUTH’S WORST YEAR”
The Duluth Public Library (520 W. Superior St.) is hosting a free talk on “1918: Duluth’s Worst Year” on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 pm in the Green Room. 1918 is remembered as one of the most horrific years in Duluth’s history. Many loved ones were sent overseas to fight in World War I, some never to return. Near the end of the year, the Spanish flu arrived in Duluth, and in order to keep it from spreading, the city closed down all major gathering places, from churches to schools to theaters. A few days later, the Cloquet fire erupted. The city of Cloquet and all of Duluth’s neighboring communities were evacuated, meaning that people were temporarily crowded together, which resulted in the Spanish flu exploding in the city. Dan Hartman, director of Glensheen, will talk about this terrible year that tested the mettle and courage of Duluthians.
OCTOBER 10 (SATURDAY)
DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES STAR WARS READS DAY
The Duluth Public Library (520 W. Superior St.) is joining bookstores, libraries and retailers world-wide in celebrating Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 10. At 10:30 am, kids in grades K-5 are invited to a LEGOs @ the Library program in the Green Room focusing on building Star Wars-themed LEGO creations. Registration is required: call 730-4200/option 4 or sign up at www.duluthlibrary.org.
At 3 pm, the movie “Star Wars the Clone Wars” will be shown in the Green Room. This computer-animated 3-D film takes place between the “Star Wars Episodes II” and “Episode III” feature films.
A Star Wars scavenger hunt will be available all day in the Youth Services area, with small prizes for kids completing the hunt. Star Wars Reads Day is a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading. This year’s event is the fourth annual celebration and is expected to be even more popular as fans prepare for the theatrical release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in December.
OCTOBER 15 (THURSDAY)
FUN AND GMES FOR TEENS AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to drop in at the Duluth Public Library’s Gold Room (520 W. Superior St.) on Thursday, October 15 between 4 and 6 pm for free gaming fun. The WiiU will be set up, and there will be a variety of tabletop games to play. Games include: MarioKart 8, Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Pandemic, Zombie Dice, Tsuro, and Smash Up. Refreshments will be served, while supplies last. The Teen Anime & Manga Club will be meeting from 4 to 6 pm also, next door in the Green Room. For more information, call the library’s Youth Services at 730-4200/option 4.
OCTOBER 16 (FRIDAY)
DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS GOOSEBUMPS GALA FOR KIDS
The Duluth Public Library (520 W. Superior St.) is hosting a free Goosebumps Gala for kids in grades K-5 on Friday, October 16 at 2 pm in the Green Room. Artists from the Northern Expressions Arts Collective will be teaching kids how to make their own ooze. Choose some Goosbumps books to check out for a scary read during October. There will be a prize drawing for a copy of The Goosebumps Monster Survival Guide, based on the new movie. No registration necessary. For more information, call the library’s Youth Services desk at 730-4200/option 4.
OCTOBER 17 (SATURDAY)
HYPNOTIST AMYE SCHARLAU AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Certified hypnotist Amye Scharlau will be presenting a free program in the Duluth Public Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.) at 3 pm on Saturday, October 17. Be amazed as your friends and family fly spaceships, speak a different language, or forget their own names in this fun, fast-paced show suitable for all ages. The presentation will also include post-hypnotic suggestions for the audience volunteers to achieve their goals and improve their lives. For more information, call the library’s Fiction/Media desk at 730-4200/option 6.
OCTOBER 17 (SATURDAY)
BENEFIT FOR GORDON “PAPA G” MARSHALL
Celebrate the strength of Gordy Marshall and support him as he continues his fight against Pancreatic Cancer. Join Gordy’s family and friends at The Reef Bar, 2002 London Road, Duluth on Saturday, October 17 from 3-7p. Tickets are just $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under and includes a delicious spaghetti dinner. There will be a silent auction too. If you cannot attend and wish to make a donation, please contact Patti Marshall at 218.349.3909.
OCTOBER 22 (THURSDAY)
FALL ROAST BEEF DINNER AT THE “COPPERTOP” CHURCH
Don’t miss the Fall Roast Beef Dinner at the First United Methodist Church (The “Coppertop” Church”), 230 East Skyline Parkway in Duluth. They will be serving their traditional delicious roast beef with corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, roll and homemade apple pie on Thursday, October 22 from 4:30-7p. Dine in, carry out or drive through options are available.
Updated: October 1, 2015