The public is invited to a City of Duluth Small Area Plan meeting on the future of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at Harrison Community Club, 3002 W. 3rd St. A presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Zoning, landscaping and transportation will be among the topics of this meeting, which is a follow-up to the Lincoln Park Small Area open house last September. Since then, a committee of nearly 30 people has drawn up proposals. One zoning proposal prevents the sale of medical marijuana in the area. Another is to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
The Duluth Invaders, a service initiative of the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division, announces a call for volunteers to serve on a new R2ED Team. R2ED Team members (or "Rapid Response and Early Detection" Team members) will support the City of Duluth's effort to educate the public on the harmful impacts of non-native, invasive plants, as well as have a hand in pushing back invasive terrestrial plants from City park land. R2ED Team members are asked to volunteer a minimum of 3-5 hours a month.
To commemorate Women's History month a film, "She's Beautiful When She's Angry," will be shown twice this week at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The first showing will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 in Kirby Student Center room 268. The second will be 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at Montague Hall room 70.
The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. holds its eighth annual "Honoring the Past, Building the Future" dinner 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at Greysolon Ballroom. Local activist Claudie Washington is the 2015 honoree. Participants will join the board of directors for dinner, meet the most recent scholarship recipient, learn about what CJMM is doing to further its mission to foster racial justice through education, reconciliation and healing and make a donation in support of CJMM's activities.
The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA) will once again host its Cabin Fever Festival in Duluth, Friday through Sunday, March 20-22 at the Inn on Lake Superior. The festival begins on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with "Friday Night Live," an evening of onstage open-mic plus a set from both The Walker/Stargel Band and The Good Intentions. On Saturday there will be workshops starting at 10 a.m., a draw-band competition starting at 2 p.m. and stage shows. The weekend highlight will be the Saturday night concert starting at 7 p.m.
A Harvard University professor and renowned expert on author Jane Austen will bring her insight on the writer's ongoing popularity during a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at The College of St. Scholastica. Deidre Shauna Lynch will lecture on the topic of Jane Austen fandom in the Science Center auditorium, room S2122. Lynch is one of North America's leading scholars on Austen and the author of "Janeites: Austen's Disciples and Devotees." A reception will follow in the Benedictine Commons. 0315.N.DBN.JaneAusten.Lynch.jpg Deidre Shauna Lynch (Photo submitted)
The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association (LSMMA), in conjunction with the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, will host its annual Spring Cleaning Day on Wednesday, March 18 at the visitor center at 600 S. Lake Ave. in Canal Park. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to dust, update displays and exhibits, polish brass, make sure electronic equipment is in working order and assist park rangers with special projects. A complimentary lunch will be provided. To volunteer, contact LSMMA at (218) 727-2497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information visit www.lsmma.com .
It is easy to forget that prior to 1920, women were not allowed to vote in federal and most state and local elections. Today, the current (114th) Congress includes 104 women out of 535 members. This is the highest number of women serving in any single U.S. Congress in history. In the Duluth area, women are and/or have served on school boards, city councils and county commissions.
Advocates from 41 interfaith member congregations will bus to the state Capitol on Tuesday, March 10. CHUM and the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition will lobby for restoring voting rights for felons; increased funding for the Child Care Assistance Program; expanding Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits; and increased funding for services that address the needs of human trafficking victims. Seats are still available for the JRLC Day on the Hill. The bus loads at 5:45 a.m. at the Damiano Center, 206 W. Fourth St., departing at 6 a.m. It returns at 6:30 p.m.
The Duluth Seed Library will sponsor the following events in the Green Room of the Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St. Seed bombs: 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Seed bombs are simply balls of clay and earth filled with seeds. Learn how to make these little beauties using easy-to-find ingredients and a seed mix featuring Northland-hardy vegetables, herbs, and butterfly-friendly flowers. Led by Jahn Hibbs, director of the Duluth Community Garden Program. Spring Garden Fair: Drop-in event 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.