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The annual Dennis Godfrey Memorial Car Show is Saturday, May 6 at Lake Superior College.

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.

Dance Day

All are invited to the School of the Minnesota Ballet’s free presentation of Dance Day at the Depot 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, in the Great Hall of the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St.

Duluth Got Talent

Auditions for Duluth's Got Talent! are 6-8:30 p.m. are Wednesday, May 3 in Duluth's Lincoln Park School theatre. To schedule an audition email dsci@duluthmnsistercities.org. The show is 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12. First prize is $300, second $200, third $100. The event is a fundraiser for Duluth Sister Cities International.

Medicare questions

Answers and education for Medicare beneficiaries and pre-retirees will be provided on Thursday, May 4 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave., or Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 24 at the Missabe Building, 227 West First St., Suite 103. To schedule an appointment call the Senior LinkAge Line at (800) 333-2433.  

Poetry and theology

Theologian Gary Boelhower will read from his new collection of poetry, “Naming Rites,” at 3:40 p.m. Friday, May 5 at the College of St. Scholastica, Tower room 4119. Refreshments provided.

Local Solutions to Poverty

Last year candidates for state legislature and the county board agreed to to improve the lives of low-income Duluthians. How are they doing? The forum is 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Arts Center, 212 W. Second St. ​Food available at 5:30 p.m.​ ASL-interpreted. For information contact Loaves and Fishes at (218) 724-2054.

Car show

The Lake Superior College Auto Club’s annual Dennis Godfrey Memorial Car Show is 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 in the lower west parking lot of the college’s Trinity Road campus. The show is free; swap meet spots available for $10. To reserve a swap meet or race/specialty spot contact m.connor@lsc.edu or (218) 733-7662.

North Country RIDE

The North Country RIDE Kentucky Derby fundraiser is 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Buffalo Junction, 2590 Guss Rd. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For information call (218) 879-7608.

Faith and health

The Faith and Health Conference is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at New Life Lutheran Church, 4615 W Arrowhead Rd. Dr. Arndt Braaten, Essentia physician and ordained pastor, will speak. Cost is $10 including lunch. Registration required. Contact Sue McNeill at (218) 525-3697 or lakesuperiorosl@gmail.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.

Preventing diabetes

Free classes to lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes will be offered 5:45 p.m. on Mondays beginning May 15 at Harbor Highlands Community Center, 1225 Harbor Highlands Drive, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 24 at the Downtown YMCA, 302 W. 1st St. Register by visiting duluthymca.org (click “online registration” on the left side toolbar and search diabetes) or by calling (218) 722-4745.

Living well with chronic conditions  

A six-week workshop on managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, heart disease, anxiety and depression runs 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 16-June 20 at the Woodland YMCA, 3211 Allendale Ave. A suggested contribution per session is $5 or based on a sliding fee scale; no one is turned away based on inability to pay. Space is limited. To register contact Alisha Bradley, (218) 722.4745, abradley@duluthymca.org or register online at duluthymca.org.

Matter of balance

The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring an 8-week workshop for older adults to learn to manage falls, increase confidence and improve activity levels. The workshop is 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 17-July 12 at Faith Haven Apartments, 4901 Grand Ave. A suggested contribution per session is $5 or based on a sliding fee scale; no one is turned away based on inability to pay.  Registration is limited. To register contact Katey Fornear, (218) 529-7531 or kfornear@ardc.org.

Docents wanted

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.

Folk dancing

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 jchtwig64@q.com.

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

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