Events Jan. 21-Feb. 9
Roe v. Wade anniversary
The Women's Health Center (WHC) of Duluth is organizing two events to commemorate the 44-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision in 1973 that affirmed a woman's legal right to have an abortion in the United States.
“Dough for UteROE” is 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Bent Paddle Brewing Company, 1912 W. Michigan St. With a suggested donation of $19.73 (the year Roe v. Wade was established), attendees will receive a beer, pizza and the chance to win prizes.
HOTDISH Militia will host Party in the Plaza 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 in the plaza outside the Building for Women, 32 E. First St. The event is free and family-friendly. For more information visit womenshealthcenterduluth.org or call (218) 727-3352.
Cabin fever reliever
The Duluth Public Library’s Cabin Fever Reliever Winter Reading Program runs now through Feb. 25. There are reading programs with prizes and events for all ages, birth through adult. Events include visits from the Lake Superior Zoomobile, a stuffed animal sleepover at the Mount Royal library, a decorate-a-heart contest at the West Duluth library, a family game night, yoga for kids, and the library’s fifth annual Academy Award Film Festival. For a listing of events, see DPL’s Calendar of Events at duluthlibrary.org or call (218) 730-4236.
Tusken speaks in West Duluth
Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken will speak at the the West Duluth Business Club 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Banquet Room at Mr. D’s Bar & Grill, 5622 Grand Ave. Cost is the price of food ordered off luncheon menu. For more information email WDBC1902@gmail.com.
The Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration committee will show the 2008 German film The Wave 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Griggs Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. This event is free. Associate Professor Deborah Petersen-Perlman will lead a discussion following the film. “The Wave” is based on a 1967 social experiment that a California high school teacher conducted to illustrate to his students how the people of Germany could be drawn to fascism. Jan. 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this year marks the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Poe at St. Scholastica
The writings of Edgar Allan Poe will be the subject of The College of St. Scholastica’s next faculty colloquium, at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in Tower Hall room 4119. James Crane, associate professor in the Department of English, will discuss “Furnishing Masculinity: Poe and the Pitfalls of Interior Design.” The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Armory Dance Party
The Armory Arts & Music Center (AAMC) will host the Armory Dance Party 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. The event is a benefit for the AAMC and its Music Resource Center, a free after-school music program for area teens. It’s the 58th anniversary of the Winter Dance Party tour featuring Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, Ritchie Valens, Dion and the Belmonts and Frankie Sardo. Music for the 2017 show is by The Fractals and Minnesota music legend Mike Waggoner. Superior Ballroom Dance Studio will provide a dance lesson. There will be a dance contest, a best 50/60s costume contest and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.dulutharmory.org and $25 at the door. Free parking is available across the street at the Damiano Center.
LeAnn House final concert
Longtime music department faculty member LeAnn House will present her final concert before retirement at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St. Scholastica. House will perform a wide variety of some of her favorite music using four different keyboard instruments: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5 and a Telemann Concerto using the harpsichord, Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata on an 18th-century replica piano, songs by Wolf and Hahn using a 19th-century piano, and works by Debussy and Bartok on a modern Steinway. Tickets for this Cambiata Music Series event are $10 general admission and $5 for students. For more information, visit spotlight.css.edu or call (218) 723-7000.
Seeking book nominations
The University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library seek nominations for the 29th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA). Books must have been originally released in 2016. Visit the NEMBA website, complete the form and mail it in along with a copy of the book and non-refundable $25 entry fee. For information, call (218) 726-7889. Nominations must be postmarked or delivered to the Kathryn A. Martin Library by Feb. 1.
Art sled rally
Northwood Children’s Services’ fifth annual Art Sled Rally, featuring creative cardboard-box sleds, is 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Ridgeview Country Club, 700 W. Redwing St. The rally is open to kids, families, church groups, schools, clubs and anyone else who wants to have wintertime fun. Entry fee is $25 per team. There is no charge to attend as a spectator. Teams may register the day of the event. For pre-registration information, visit NorthwoodChildren.org or facebook.com/ArtSledRally, or call (218) 728-7196.
Super Bowl benefit
A benefit for Dan Bergh, who has stage 4 cancer, will take place Sunday, Feb. 5 at Vineyard Church, 1533 W. Arrowhead Rd. Doors open at 4 p.m. A $10 suggested donation will be accepted at the door. The benefit includes a silent auction and raffle. The game will be projected on a big screen with snacks provided. For information see “Super Bowl, Super Benefit for Dan” on Facebook.
Supporters of St. Louis River and surrounding neighborhoods are invited to celebrate the St. Louis River Alliance's Annual Clean Water Gala fundraiser 5:30-8 pm. on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W Michigan St. Tickets are available for $35 in advance at www.stlouisriver.org or $40 at the door. Call (218) 733-9520 for information.
Stained glass for Gloria Dei
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church seeks proposals for the creation of new stained glass windows to replace the ones destroyed by fire last year. Interested parties should submit a description and sketches of their ideas along with examples of similar work by April 1. While the proposal is a rough submission, it should include to the most complete degree possible an estimation of costs as well as a timeline for the work. Contact Brett Amundson at (218) 349-9013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.