Duluth Budgeteer News
League of Women Voters Duluth will host a series of candidate forums in the weeks prior to the Nov. 4 general election. The forums are free and open to the public. State Legislative District 7B 7-8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 Morgan Park Community Recreation Center, 1288 88th Ave. W. Candidates: Erik Simonson, Travis Silvers Co-sponsors: LWV Duluth and Morgan Park Smithville Community Club State Legislative District 7A 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct.
Duluth Sister Cities International observed International Day of Peace at the Japanese Peace Bell Garden in Enger Park on Sept. 21. This garden celebrates Duluth's sister-city relationship with Ohara Isumi-City, Japan, where the Japanese Peace Bell rang simultaneously to reaffirm commitment to world peace.
The Duluth Community Garden Program has announced the 2014 Vegetable of the Year: the bean. Food and gardening enthusiasts can learn all about this versatile veggie at the ninth annual Garden Fest, 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Rd. Sponsored by St. Louis County Extension, the program features Robert Olen, St. Louis County horticulturist.
Kingsbury Creek The public can learn more about the stream restoration and protection plans for Kingsbury Creek at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Willard Munger Inn, 7408 Grand Ave. The event will feature a tour along the creek and discuss actions taken after the 2012 flood. The public will also learn how to advocate for restoration plans and what individuals can do on their own properties.. All interested persons are encourage to attend even if they do not live in the Kingsbury Creek watershed.
"Spacesuits, secret serums and panic" is the subject of a lecture on the Ebola virus by Professor Jeremy Youde, 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 at The University of Minnesota Duluth Labovitz School of Business & Economics, Room 118. Youde focuses on quarantines, the ethics of pharmaceutical access and untested medical treatments and what the outbreak tell us about the international community's ability to respond to disease outbreaks around the world. UMD's Center for Ethics and Public Policy is sponsors the lecture For more information, go to sites.google.com/a/d.umn.edu/cepp.
League of Women Voters Duluth will host a series of candidate forums in the weeks prior to the Nov. 4 general election. The forums are free and open to the public. State Legislative District 7B 7-8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 Morgan Park Community Recreation Center, 1288 88th Ave. W. Candidates: Erik Simonson, Travis Silvers Co-sponsors: LWV Duluth and Morgan Park Smithville Community Club St. Louis County District 1 Commissioner 6-6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 City Hall, City Council Chambers, third floor, 411 W.
Steve Curwood, National Public Radio journalist and host of "Living on Earth" presents "Taking Action: Facing the Challenge of Global Climate Change" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Bohannon 90, 1207 Ordean Court at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The event is free and open to the public. Curwood's career began at NPR in 1979 as a reporter and host of "Weekend All Things Considered." He is the recipient of a shared Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the Boston Globe's education team. This Royal D. Alworth, Jr.
The development of a Mini-Master Plan for Chester Park began in 2012 to address improvements and amenities in the park. This process has involved nearly a dozen public meetings, conversations with stakeholders and input from local citizens. The final draft is online at www.duluthmn.gov/parks . A public meeting is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, 1027 N. Eighth Ave. E. in the media center.
To kick off the 2014-2015 season, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra sponsored After Hours at the Zeitgeist Arts on Tuesday evening. After Hours is a networking event sponsored by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce on the second Tuesday of the month at different locations. The first concert of the season is Sept.
The Twin Ports Rosemaling Society Scandinavian Festival takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Duluth Shrine Center, 5152 Miller Trunk Highway in Hermantown. Admission is $3. The event features Scandinavian food, entertainment and homemade crafts, including rosemaling (Norwegian for "decorative painting"), spinning, caving, kolrosing, chip carving, lefsa, knitting, rugs, hardanger and woodenware. There will be demonstrations, live music all day and a table of treats.