Duluth Budgeteer News
The St. Louis River Alliance requests the public’s help in protecting a critically endangered shorebird, the piping plover, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 at the Park Point pavilion near the beach house, 5000 Minnesota Ave. The community is welcome to kick off the Piping Plover season by learning about the program, spend time on the beach with birding scopes and binoculars and learn about volunteer opportunities. Beverages and snacks will be served.
The Duluth legislative delegation is hosting a town hall 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29 at Ordean Middle School, 2900 E. Fourth St. The discussion is dedicated to transportation, health care and early childhood. Sen. Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth), Rep. Jen Schultz (DFL-Duluth) and Rep. Liz Olson (DFL-Duluth) invite members of the public to come, listen and ask questions. If people are unable to attend, the legislators can be reached by contacting their offices:
Lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable. The American Lung Association is teaming up with five community partners to raise awareness about the dangers of lead paint to families with young children and pregnant women who live in homes built prior to 1978.
Every year, the Planetarium at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) encourages people to look up at the stars and contemplate the vastness of our universe as part of International Astronomy Day. This year’s event will take place 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. This is the 50th anniversary year for the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, so the facility has a long history of providing educational programs and hosting special events.
The March for Science-Duluth joins 480 other marches around the world on Saturday, April 22. The event begins 10 a.m. at Leif Erickson Park with a short session of science speakers, then proceeds west along Duluth's Lakewalk to the Maritime Museum. The march will end around noon with additional speakers on the museum lawn. For info contact Duluthmarchforscience2017@gmail.com .
The Tenant Landlord Connection, a program of One Roof Community Housing, is presenting a free landlord workshop 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at 12 E. Fourth St.
The 24th annual Empty Bowl event is Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11 at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. All proceeds raised benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The Sea of Bowls, a preview event, is 5-7 p.m. on Monday. Patrons get first choice of fine-art bowls made by local artists at the gallery-style showing complete with reception. Admission is free; bowls range in price from $25 to $100.
Duluth needs 35 literacy tutors and seven math tutors for the 2017-2018 school year, according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. This is part of an AmeriCorps recruitment effort of approximately 1,700 literacy and 300 math tutors throughout the state.