Duluth Budgeteer News
A grant of $9,500 from the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry's Make Me Smile Program is helping the Lake Superior Zoo obtain equipment and supplies to improve the dental health of zoo animals.
Scientists at University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will host a public event on Darwin Day, Friday, Feb. 10 to honor the famed scientist’s birthday and celebrate his life’s work. The event will feature a free public lecture from Dr. Brett Baker entitled, "Metagenomic Explorations to New Branches on Tree of Life." Dr. Baker's research team has made world news in the last few weeks. He'll explain how an elusive group of microbes with names inspired by old Norse mythology are shedding more light on the origin of multicellular life.
International Winter Bike to Work Day is Friday, Feb. 10. Duluth will celebrate with breakfast and warm drinks hosted by Duluth Bikes and the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council .
Yarn Harbor's Warm Up the City event will be held on Saturday, Feb.
Given the amount of misinformation and fake news available online, it can be challenging to determine if the information you find on the internet is trustworthy. “Don’t Take the Clickbait: How to Tell What’s True Online” is an interactive workshop 12-1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 to learn strategies for evaluating the credibility of information you find online.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal income tax credit for working people who don't earn a lot ($53,505 or less for 2016) and meet eligibility requirements. Because it’s a refundable credit, those who qualify and claim the credit could pay less federal tax, pay no tax or even get a tax refund. EITC can mean up to a $6,269 refund for working families with qualifying children. Workers without a qualifying child could be eligible for a smaller credit up to $506. On average, EITC adds $2,400 to refunds.
If the Dress Fits is a Duluth-based nonprofit group which allows girls and their families to donate current, previously worn or brand new gowns, and matches them with Northland girls who would not otherwise be able to afford a dress or attend their prom. The organization will hold its annual fundraiser 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at the Buffalo House Junction in Esko. This fundraiser is a 21-plus event.
The next concert in Sacred Heart's Second Saturdays Organ Recital Series will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. The historic Felgemaker pipe organ will be played by Dr. David Tryggestad, Dr. Jason Branham and Parker Hinnencamp. Music will include works by J.S. Bach, Leon Boëllmann, Dietrich Buxtehude, Arvo Pärt, Johann Pachelbel and others.
Duluth Bethel re-lit the green beacon atop its building Dec. 31 as a New Year's symbol of hope for those suffering from substance abuse in the Northland. Bethel, a 143-year-old nonprofit center for chemical-dependency treatment and community corrections, also announced participation in a new initiative with detox and other treatment centers in the region to provide current information about bed-space availability for individuals seeking help with addiction.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 16, but events in Duluth start the week before. Here's a schedule of the 2017 Twin Ports MLK Tribute: Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. Mayor's reception at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior St. Friday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m. Twin Ports Got Talent, Denfeld High School auditorium, 401 N. 44th Ave. W. Saturday, Jan. 14. "Rhythm and Hues." 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. performance. Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E.