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FAMILY REUNION IN SEPTEMBER FOR FAMILIES TOUCHED BY ADOPTION

If your family has been touched by adoption, Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Services invite you to a giant family reunion celebration on Sunday, September 21st in St. Paul.  This festive celebration will feature entertainment, food vendors, commemorative activities and games for the kids.  It is FREE to attend and will be held from 11a-4p (outdoors) at Luther Seminary Field in St. Paul.  Learn more and share your adoption story online at www.adoption275.org.

 

AUGUST 8 (FRIDAY)

JOINT CONCERT:  SWEDISH VOCAL CHOIR & STRIKEPOINT HANDBELL ENSEMBLE

Join the Karl-Oskar Choir from Växjö, Sweden and Duluth’s own Strikepoint handbell ensemble for an evening performance of great music at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8 at First United Methodist Church (230 E. Skyline Parkway) in Duluth. The Karl-Oskar Choir is from Duluth’s sister city of Växjö, Sweden and is comprised of young men ages 17 to 21. Strikepoint is one of First United Methodist’s handbell ensembles and has performed around the world.  The 11-member ensemble is unique among touring handbell groups as a combination church/community and youth/adult group.  A free-will offereing will be taken.  For more information, please contact Bill Alexander, 218-340-4100.

 

AUGUST 9 & 10 (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)

FINLAND MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S FINNISH TORI & MUSIC FEST

The Finland Minnesota Historical Society presents the Finnish Tori and Music Fest on Saturday, August 9 from 10a-6p.  There will be a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning until noon at the Finland MN Heritage site, 5653 Country Road 6 (Little Marais Road).  Enjoy music groups all day Saturday.  There will be demonstrations, food, crafts and vendors. Parking donations are accepted.

 

AUGUST 11 (MONDAY)

“THE SECREDT LIFE OF PUPPETS”  AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz will reveal “The Secret Life of Puppets” at a free workshop at the West Duluth Branch Library on Monday, August 11 (5830 Grand Avenue). No registration is needed for the session. The program is designed for kids entering 1st grade and up.  “The Secret Life of Puppets” allows children to learn the tricks of turning sticks, cloth, string and even their own hands into lively characters.  Participants will watch a brief demonstration of puppet characters and styles and then participate in hands on puppet exploration.

 

AUGUST 15 (FRIDAY)

KIDS CREATE WITH LINES DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Kids are invited to explore what they can create using lines, on Friday, August 15 at the Duluth Public Library. Drop in to the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.) and outdoor Plaza between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Make your own sidewalk chalk, see how to combine lines to draw anything, and create fantastic sidewalk and paper murals. Kids of all ages are welcome at this free program.

 

AUGUST 18 (MONDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF HARP & FLUTE

Enjoy the timeless beauty of two of the world’s oldest musical instruments with a free program at the Duluth Public Library. Janell Lemire and Betty Braunstein, from the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s Music to You program, will be performing on Monday, August 18 at 6 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.) and on Thursday, August 21 at the West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Ave.), also at 6 pm.

 

AUGUST 20 (WEDNESDAY)

LEGOs AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Duluth Public Library is hosting its first LEGOs program, for kids entering grades K-5, on Wednesday, August 20 at 2 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.).  The program is free but space is limited. To sign up, call 730-4200/option 4 or go to the library website (www.duluthlibrary.org) and click on “Calendar of Events” and “LEGOS @ the Library” on June 25.  For more information, call the library’s Youth Services area at 730-4200/option 4.

 

AUGUST 21 (THURSDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF HARP & FLUTE

Enjoy the timeless beauty of two of the world’s oldest musical instruments with a free program at the Duluth Public Library. Janell Lemire and Betty Braunstein, from the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s Music to You program, will be performing on Thursday, August 21 at the West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Ave) at 6 pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 13 (SATURDAY)

GROUP EXERCISE CERTIFICATION AT THE COLLEGE OF ST SCHOLASTICA

The College of St. Scholastica and NETA, a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring Group Exercise Certification.  This class will allow potential and current fitness instructors learn basic academic and practical application of teaching group exercise.  No college, science or teaching background is required.  The workshop will be held Saturday, September 13 from 8a-4:30p.  Workshop registration includes a full-day review, written exam and 2 year certification.  To register call 800.237.6242 or register online at www.netafit.org.  Workshop fees apply.

 

SEPTEMBER 14 (SUNDAY)

PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR GX AT THE COLLEGE OF ST SCHOLASTICA

The College of St. Scholastica and NETA, a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring Group Exercise Certification.  This workshop will provide practical hands-on experience to launch your instructor talents from average to amazing.  Whether you are a new instructor or looking to enhance your skills, this is an opportunity to improve confidence and be a better group leader.  Topics include music selection, cueing technique, choeography composition and the building blocks of class instruction.  The workshop will be held Sunday, September 14 from 8a-1p.  To register call 800.237.6242 or register online at www.netafit.org.  Workshop fees apply.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20 (SATURDAY)

“RIDE FOR THE ROOF” POKER RUN

The “Ride for the Roof” Poker Run will take place on Saturday, September 20 beginning and ending at the Veterans Park in Cloquet.  Registration cost is just $20 per player (need to be 18 years of age).  Registration begins at 9a and kick stands up at 10a.  There will be music and food after the ride returns, plan to make a day and evening of it!

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