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This Saturday, April 29, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a day intended to promote the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs while raising awareness of the potential for misuse and abuse when medications are left sitting in medicine cabinets and closet shelves.
Essentia Health will host free skin cancer screenings 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at the Center for Renewal, 400 E. Third St., first floor. People will have a 10-minute skin check appointment with one of the dermatology providers. “You don’t have to live in a Sun Belt to develop skin cancer,” said Dr. Susan Ash, Essentia Health dermatologist. “Many people in this area have fair Scandinavian skin with less natural pigment to avoid getting really bad sunburns.”
Surrender your unwanted fish, aquatic plants and reptiles at the Minnesota Sea Grant and Habitattitude booth at University of Minnesota Duluth’s PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) event, instead of releasing them. The event is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at UMD Kirby Student Lounge, 1120 Kirby Dr. Duluth. For more information contact Doug Jensen at email@example.com or (218) 726-8712, or Ryan Hueffmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org .
More than 118,000 Americans are waiting for the life-saving gift of an organ transplant. Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center will host a “Donate Life” flag-raising event at noon Wednesday, April 5 at 407 E. Third St. to recognize community members whose lives have been touched by organ donation. There will be a brief service, readings and bagpipe music. Coffee and cookies will be served.
A bill before the Minnesota House proposes a change in the way arts are funded in Minnesota. The language proposed in HF 403 reads: “The amount appropriated must be divided by a divisor equal to the number of regional arts councils plus one. The quotient is the amount to be distributed to the Minnesota State Arts Board. The remaining amount is distributed by the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) to the regional arts councils on a per capita basis.”
Community Action Duluth is partnering with the Volunteer Attorney Program to bring free legal advice to the community once a month in CAD’s Lincoln Park center. “We already have an ‘Ask an Attorney’ clinic at the St. Louis County courthouse here in Duluth. But just going to the courthouse can be a bit intimidating to folks,” said VAP pro bono coordinator Erica LeMay Backstrom. “So having the option to go somewhere they’re already comfortable is something we’d like to be able to offer to them.”
What was it like to have a baby in 1936? How about 1962? Having a baby is a significant event in a woman’s life, but stories of those events are rarely included in the historical record. This presentation includes interviews with women who had babies in those eras, and sheds some light on the history of birth in Duluth. This presentation will also share excerpts of “Mothers of a Silent Generation,” a theatrical presentation based on the oral history interviews with these women and discussion of merging history and theatre.