Lest we forget
From April 20 to June 18, the Duluth Art Institute, 506 W. Michigan St., will host the exhibit “Lest We Forget.” Artist Sandra Brick illustrates the memoir of her husband, Fred Amram, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nazi-era Germany. Reception and artist talk is 5 -7 p.m. on Monday, April 24, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
St. Louis River
The St. Louis River Alliance will host a free open house and panel discussion 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at Pier B, 800 W. Railroad St. Hear from experts about stopping the spread of Phragmites, an invasive grass. Appetizers, drinks and door prizes.
“The Slovenian Impact on Minnesota’s Cultural Landscape” is a new exhibit opening Friday, April 21 at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Reception in 5-7 p.m. The evening will be highlighted with performances by The Singing Slovenes. Docents in traditional Slovenian attire will guide guests through the exhibit while they enjoy complimentary refreshments and dessert. The exhibit runs through May 31.
Historical Society annual meeting
St. Louis County Historical Society will hold its 95th annual Meeting of the Membership on April 25 In the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Culture and Arts Center (the Depot), 506 W. Michigan St. RSVP by April 21 to (218) 733-7586, or email@example.com. Cost of the dinner is $35. Featured speaker Miro Medved, honorary consul, Republic of Slovenia, will speak on preserving Slovenian heritage.
The 11th annual Bike Swap is Friday through Sunday, April 21-23 at Continental Ski & Bike, 1305 E. First St. Proceeds benefit the Head of the Lakes United Way and Animal Allies. Donated bikes are accepted through April 21 during Continental Ski & Bike’s store hours.
A publication celebration of new poetry collections by Gary Boelhower and Crystal Spring Gibbins is 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Singer/songwriter Sara Thomsen will provide music.
Western Duluth Little League will hold a fundraising spaghetti dinner and silent auction 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at Mr. D’s, 5622 Grand Ave. W. Donations can be made to WDLL, 133 Chambersburg Drive, Duluth, MN 55811.
Depression in older adults
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will host a free class in Duluth on depression in older adults 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at Benedictine Living Community Westwood Terrace, 935 Kenwood Ave., in the community room. For registration contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alejandro Baer will give a talk on the Holocaust and Spain 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 in 120 Solon Campus Center on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.
People’s Climate March
On Saturday, April 29 the Duluth People's Climate March will join with 250 sister marches around the globe to support a just transition to a clean energy economy. The Duluth March begins 1 p.m. at Leif Erikson Park with a brief rally and proceeds down the Lakewalk to Lake Place Park. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own signs. Speakers include Minnesota Sen. Erik Simonson.
The St. Louis County Historical Society seeks volunteer gallery attendants for its Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery. The Ojibwe Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week. Applications are available at 506 W. Michigan St or thehistorypeople.org.
Alzheimer’s Association seeks educators
Some of the Alzheimer’s Association’s best volunteers are retired educators, community engagement leaders and corporate wellness managers. Volunteer candidates will complete a short training course and agree to present six or more programs each year. Call (800) 272-3900 for more information.
Duluth International Folk Dancers meets 6:45-9 p.m. Mondays at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, 1027 N. Eighth Ave. E., except when ISD 709 closes. Learn folk dances from Turkey, Sweden, Scotland, Russia, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Ghana, Eastern Europe, England, Denmark, America and more. Free for all ages, no partners necessary. For information contact Joel Headley at email@example.com.
Veterans fun run
Veterans Memorial Hall is again sponsoring the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on May 20. Registration is open now. For information call (218) 733-7568.
Mental health support
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Duluth 6-7 p.m. followed by an educational meeting from 7-8 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at Miller Dwan Hospital, 502 E. Second St., in conference room 3. For information call (218) 409-6566