Duluth Budgeteer News
Regional chefs will serve up their original fish recipes at the fourth annual Lake Superior Fish Classic on Wednesday, Sept. 24 on the grounds of Glensheen Historic Estate. The public...
The Duluth Public Library’s “One Book, One Community” project announces a new approach to the title selection process: Local readers will get to choose which book becomes the area-wide reading...
The five-leg intersection where Highland Street, Getchell Road, Vinland Street and Skyline Parkway all meet will be closed for three weeks beginning Sept. 10. It's the next phase of the $10.7 million project to reconstruct Highland Street and 57th Avenue West. The intersection is being reconfigured into a standard, four-way intersection with turn lanes. The three-week closure will affect motorists traveling across Skyline Parkway, as well as anyone traveling to and from Proctor via Vinland Street and Getchell Road. St.
For an anthology, Holy Cow! Press is seeking poems about Lake Superior that are environmental, ecological, historical, spiritual, geographical, etc. in particular from Minnesota, Ontario, Upper Michigan and Wisconsin. New work and previously published poems are welcome, three poems limit. A $10 reading fee requested. Please include a SASE (no electronic submissions) and send to: The Editors, Lake Superior Anthology, Holy Cow! Press, Box 3170, Duluth, MN 55803. Deadline is Oct. 1.
The Nordic Center at 23 N. Lake Ave. will sponsor the following classes and events. For complete information go to www.nordiccenterduluth.org or call (715) 817-6230. Classes in beginning Norwegian start Sept. 17 and last for five weeks. Cost is $65 plus $11 for materials. Classes in Danish, Swedish and Finnish begin in early October and run for eight weeks. Cost is $104 plus $11 for materials. Beginning Sept. 29, a Swedish conversation group meets 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays. Each week there will be a different leader and topic to get the conversations started.
In the spirit of National Night Out, residents in the areas where students live are encouraged to get to know all their neighbors, including student neighbors. University of Minnesota Duluth is again offering to reimburse up to $50 toward expenses for a neighborhood gathering during the month of September. To be reimbursed, first contact Laura Haffield at UMD at (218) 726-8502 or Nels2502@d.umn.edu . She will provide paperwork. Gatherings are encouraged to be alcohol-free. Alcohol expense will not be reimbursed.
The Reader, Tutor, Mentor Program will launch in September 2014 to recruit and train local volunteers who will work with pre-K to 12th graders in the areas of reading, math and career exploration. Volunteers commit to a four-month minimum time frame, spending anywhere from one to three hours per week in their selected position.
The Duluth Art Institute will celebrate three new exhibitions on Thursday, Sept. 11. In addition, there will be a one-night-only performance. Sean Connaughty's "Ark of the Anthropocene" features a series of terrariums with a large one submerged in Lake Superior and live video feed. In "Signs & Wonders," Jim Klueg and Fatih Benzer mine collective culture for images, language, and common references. Benzer draws from his background in Turkey and his work in the west. Painter and printmaker Earl Austin has been a lifetime student, teacher and activist for the arts.
Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave., was organized in 1889 and is now celebrating its 125th year, making it one of the oldest congregations in the city. Over the past century and a quarter, Our Saviors has served the community by sponsoring a room at the Renaissance House, hosting the distribution site for CHUM's Food Shelf in West Duluth, providing youth programming and Sunday School, free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings,creating opportunities for seniors and more. Our Saviors is using its anniversary as a launching pad to become even more community-oriented, as a churc
United Way of Greater Duluth and True North AmeriCorps are joining forces with local nonprofit after-school programs to improve the academic success of young people in the community. The Reader, Tutor, Mentor Program will launch in September 2014 to recruit and train local volunteers. Volunteers will work with pre-K to 12th graders in the areas of reading, math and career exploration. Volunteers commit to a four-month minimum time frame, spending anywhere from one to three hours per week in their selected position.