Duluth Budgeteer News
Over 100 fresh pumpkin pies will be sold on 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at First United Methodist Church (copper-top church), 230 E. Skyline Parkway. College of St. Scholastica students will make the pies in the church's kitchen that morning. Each pie will be sold for $12. All proceeds go to CHUM's Food Shelf. Any leftover pies will be frozen and distributed to the families who come to the food shelf at Thanksgiving. Volunteers are welcome to stop by the church. For more information contact LeAnn House at (218) 723-6194 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Nearly one in five Duluthians lives below the federal poverty line. Fifty-two percent of Duluth renters struggle to afford housing. The Duluth Public Schools expects more than 500 students at one point in the school year will experience homelessness. The fourth annual 2016 Local Solutions to Poverty Candidate Forum on Oct. 27 will feature candidates in the state Legislature and the St. Louis County Board. The forum will give the candidates a chance to hear directly from low-income Duluthians and will give the community a chance to learn how the candidates stand.
The publication launch of "Fire in the Village: New and Selected Stories" (Holy Cow! Press, 2016) by Anishinabe-Ojibwe storyteller Anne M. Dunn is 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at Trepanier Hall, AICHO, 212 W. Second St. The event is free and open to the public. The book gathers 75 stories from Anne's out-of-print collections and includes 25 new stories. The cover art and interior illustrations were created by Dunn's daughter, Annette Humphrey, who is also a musician and will perform at the event.
Life House, an organization that offers comprehensive services for homeless and street youth in the Twin Ports, is hosting a community-wide "Clean out Your Couch" event. Organizations and community members are asked to look under couch cushions, in car seats, in pockets, at the bottom of purses and anywhere else they keep spare change (or dollars) and bring it to Life House. Life House friends and staff will be outside 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 on a couch waiting for donors to drive up on their way to work. However, change can be dropped off inside at any time.
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Arrowhead Library System patrons of all ages are invited to submit original artwork for the 2016 Coloring Book Design Contest. The Arrowhead Library System seeks to create a coloring book for all patrons visiting local libraries through the use of LEGACY funds from the State of Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The theme is "Up North." Suggested drawings can but need not include historic locations, nature, city/town representations and up-north activities.
The third annual Art for Ed's Sake (Art for Education's Sake), a fundraiser for art education programs in Duluth Public Schools, takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 at Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, 222 E. Superior St. The event will feature a silent auction, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and special musical guest Georganne Hunter. Participants are invited to "dress as your favorite artist or artwork, or come as you are." A $20 donation is suggested. For information go to art4edssake.com. 0918.N.DBN.Art-for-Ed's-Sake.jpg
Duluth Sister Cities International encourages the community to help observe International Day of Peace 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Peace Bell in Enger Tower Park.
The Music Resource Center (MRC) program kicks off its sixth year of providing music opportunities to area teenagers 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. Activities include a jam session and a pizza party with food served at 5 p.m. Families are welcome.
Many parents and kids may be surprised to learn a popular alternative to the flu shot is not being offered this year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) deemed "FluMist" ineffective and recommended it should not be used. This year, adults and children alike will need to get a needle poke to be protected from the flu.