Duluth Budgeteer News
A fish of legends, caviar and intensive management, lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) have been on Earth for over 100 million years. They are the subject of an art exhibit, "Black Gold," which opens Friday, April 7 at the Prøve Gallery, 21 N. Lake Ave. There will be a reception, zine release and panel discussion. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the panel begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit of black-and-white images of sturgeon by multiple artists runs through April 8.
The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) celebrated the fifth year of its building, Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin at 212 W. Second St., on March 24. Trepanier Hall, which is part of the building, was renamed the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center. Dr. Powless is professor emeritus of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The closed building at 317-319 N. Central Avenue is slated to become the movie theater it hasn't been for 50 years. And it's expected to become more than a theater. Robert Boone, publisher of the Duluth Reader and operating as Paladin Properties LLC, purchased the building last October for $140,000. He hopes to open it in late 2017 or early 2018 as a venue for mainstream and foreign films, music, plays, an art gallery, meetings, weddings, fundraisers and church services.
“Science on Tap: The Science of Food, Eating and Cooking” is a free event 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 at Clyde Iron Works, first floor event room, 2920 W. Michigan St. The University of Minnesota Duluth Swenson School of Science and Engineering hosting the event. Attendees can enjoy a pint while chatting with scientists and engineers. There are live and interactive demonstrations and, of course eating. Guests do not have to be 21 to attend.
Learn about your energy bill, how to save on energy costs and how to get renewable energy at sessions sponsored by Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Minnesota Citizens Federation Northeast and Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. These sessions are provided in the face of Minnesota Power proposals to raise rates on residents and businesses. Attendee are encouraged to bring their utility bill and staff will provide ideas on how to save money. The free events will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at First Methodist Church (Coppertop Church), 230 E. Skyline Parkway.
Thirty-five years ago on March 15, 1982, the Damiano Center Soup Kitchen served its first meal. It was founded as a temporary program to feed those who were hungry during a recession and now it is the largest emergency meal provider in Northeastern Minnesota.
Tom Isbell, author of the popular post-apocalyptic young adult trilogy The Prey , will speak to teens about the writing process and his experience with the dystopian YA world of literature 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 in the Duluth Public Library Gold Room, 520 W. Superior St. He will share insights into the story and characters from his novels The Prey , The Capture and The Release . The event is ponsored by the Arrowhead Reading Council. Snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.