Duluth Budgeteer News
LSC Choir Songs of joy, peace and celebration to honor the holiday season will be featured at the free Lake Superior College choir concert 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 in the college's Atrium. Free parking is available on campus. The program includes an audience sing-along of traditional carols. Featured guest artists include the "Sinfonia" of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestras. Years of Living Dangerously
Mayor Emily Larson and City Councilor Noah Hobbs invite the public to attend "City Hall in the City" 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Norton Park Community Center,...
People experiencing homelessness and their allies will rally on the steps of City Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, calling for the City Council and Mayor Emily Larson to establish a Homeless Person's Bill of Rights. On Jan. 13, 2014, the Duluth City Council responded to a community petition by unanimously passing resolution 14-0042R, which called for civil rights protections for Duluthians experiencing homelessness and directed the Human Rights Commission to draft language of an ordinance that would establish those protections in City Code.
An ambitious project to collect small pieces of art from every country and the peoples of the world was begun by Luciano Benetton, a founder of Benetton Group clothing company. "Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity" is a worldwide project sponsored by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche in Italy as a way of collecting contemporary art and making it accessible to everyone.
The College of St. Scholastica will welcome the Christmas season with its annual "Lighting a Tradition" tree-lighting ceremony, 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 on the front steps of Tower Hall. The celebration is free and open to the public. Members of the community are invited to join sisters from the St. Scholastica Monastery and students, faculty and staff from the college for a brief ceremony featuring carols and a countdown to the lighting of the trees. Afterward, participants enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the Tower foyer.
The College of St. Scholastica will host a free Shakespearean film festival that will highlight three diverse big-screen adaptations of the Bard's classic works. "Shakespeare on Screen: Great Adaptations" will occur on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 in Burns Wellness Commons Room 249 (lecture auditorium).
The 17th annual Lake Superior College Throw-a-thon will take place 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Held in the ceramics studio in LSC's Fine Arts building, the event attracts dozens of students and some of the region's most accomplished artists to throw ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowl, an annual event to raise money for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
Ongoing: Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Open 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, now through Dec. 26. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bayfront Festival Park, 700 Railroad St. (Fifth Avenue West next to the DECC and the Lake Superior Aquarium.) Free, donations welcome. Parking at the aquarium or in front of the park $5. Bentleyvilleusa.org. Christmas City Express. Travel from Fitgers to the Duluth Depot, Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 18. Northshorescenicrailroad.org, (218) 722-1273.
The University of Minnesota Duluth's Kathryn A. Martin Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library are seeking nominations for the 29th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA). Books may be nominated in one of six categories: nonfiction, fiction, art, photography, children's literature, poetry, and memoir.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites comments through Dec. 14 about a proposal to restore more than 300 acres of aquatic habitat in Duluth's St. Louis Bay. The collaborative effort between the MPCA and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would remove sediment from the St. Louis River's navigation channel and place it offshore at 40th Avenue West. This site was selected for its aquatic habitat restoration potential.