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FAMILY REUNION IN SEPTEMBER FOR FAMILIES TOUCHED BY ADOPTION

If your family has been touched by adoption, Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Services invite you to a giant family reunion celebration on Sunday, September 21st in St. Paul.  This festive celebration will feature entertainment, food vendors, commemorative activities and games for the kids.  It is FREE to attend and will be held from 11a-4p (outdoors) at Luther Seminary Field in St. Paul.  Learn more and share your adoption story online at www.adoption275.org.

 

EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH AUGUST 29

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS RETURN TO THE DULUT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Last summer’s Food Truck Fridays at the Duluth Public Library were so successful that we’re doing it again! Local food trucks will be on the Library Plaza (520 W. Superior St.) every Friday through August 29, from 11 am to 2 pm. Choose from The Rambler, serving an assortment of both unique and classic sandwiches, or Chow Haul, featuring a variety of cuisines from around the world. Finish up with an ice cream treat from Mrs. Delicious. For more information, call the library’s Community Services office at 730-4236.

 

JULY 19 (THURSDAY)

FREE ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES WITH THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Using a computer is increasingly a part of everyday life, both at work and at home, but not everyone has had the opportunity to learn the basics of computer use. Beginning this summer, the Duluth Public Library and Duluth Adult Basic Education will offer a series of free computer classes focusing on computer basics. Classes begin Thursday, June 19 and will be held from 6 – 8 pm in the Main Library’s Computer Lab (520 W. Superior St.). While the classes are free, space is limited; call the library at 730-4200/option 6 or Adult Basic Education at 336-8790 to sign up. Sessions will include an introduction to computers, introduction to the Internet, Microsoft Word, using email, and using Windows 7.  For more information, call the Duluth Public Library at 730-4200/option 6.

 

 

JULY 19 & 20 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)

45TH ANNUAL AGATE DAYS

It’s the 45th Annual Agate Days in Moose Lake, MN with the Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club Show.  It will be held two day, Saturday from 9a-5p and Sunday from 9a-4p, July 19-20 at Moose Lake High School.  It’s FREE admission!!!  See fossils, minerals, jewelry and so much more.  Enjoy Art in the Park, Fireman’s Steak Fry and Antique Car Show.

 

 

JULY 21 (MONDAY)

TAIL-WAGGIN’ TUTORS AT THE WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY

Reading as few as six books over the summer can help kids be ready for a new school year. Kids who would like a little extra reading practice are invited to visit the West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) and sign up for a turn to read out loud to the Tail-waggin’ Tutors. Registered therapy dogs Tracy and Tanzy will be ready to listen to young readers on Monday, July 21 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Reading aloud to a dog is a great way to practice reading and develop reading fluency, as well as have fun with a warm, furry friend. Carolyn Sturdevant, and her two shetland sheepdogs are registered with Therapy Dogs International. Carolyn and one of the dogs will be at the library,  providing a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for reading practice. Reading time reservations are not taken in advance. Kids can choose a library book to read or bring one from home. The Tail-waggin’ Tutors will be at West Duluth Branch Library on the third Monday of each month, through December. For more information, call West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

 

JULY 21 (MONDAY)

SIT DOWN WITH A STAND-UP AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Have you been told you’re funny? Have you thought about becoming a stand-up comedian or about writing comedy routines? Then come to the Duluth Public Library’s Green Room (520 W. Superior St.) on Monday, July 21 at 6 pm for “Sit down with a stand-up,” a free comedy writing workshop for teens and adults. No registration is necessary.  Professional full-time stand-up comedian Scott Novotny will guide participants through stand-up comedy, improvisation, and comedy writing, as well as give a live demonstration of a comedy routine. He’ll also talk about the history and culture of stand-up comedy in Minnesota and its development since the 1970s.

 

JULY 21 (MONDAY)

SUMMER BIG BAND JAZZ CONCERT BENEFITS NORTHERN LIGHTS FOUNDATION

Enjoy an evening of beautiful jazz and help support the Northern Lights Foundation, on Monday, July 21 from 7-8:30p.  It will be held  at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 East Superior Street in Duluth.  The Big Time Jazz Orchestra calls Duluth their home base and is made up of the finest big band jazz musicians in the Northland.  Adults are $8, children, $5.  This is a family friendly concert with all proceeds benefitting the Northern Lights Foundation.

 

JULY 22 (TUESDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY KALEIDOSCOPY SERIES FEATURES THE ZINGHOPPERS

Coming to the Duluth Public Library’s outdoors Kaleidoscope stage: the Emmy award-winning Zinghoppers band! See them on Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30 am and again at 1:30 pm. Kaleidoscope performances for kids are free and are held rain or shine on the Main Library’s Plaza (520 W. Superior St).  The Zinghoppers’ utilize state of the art sound and projection.  The Zinghoppers band invites kids on a musical concert journey to the zoo, where they’ll experience lots of animals.  Along the way there will be a celebration of books and reading.  Fun, fresh and fully interactive, this show encourages audience participation and kids will be dancing, singing and zinghopping along!  Each Kaleidoscope program lasts about 45 minutes. Programs will be held every Tuesday through August 5. Sign language interpretation will be available at the afternoon performances. For more information, call the Library¹s Youth Services at 730-4200/option 4.

JULY 24 (THURSDAY)

LAKE SUPERIOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA “THE QUARTET PROJECT”

On Thursday, July 24, Violist Jonas Benson joins the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra to perform the U.S. premiere of Suite in Old Style, the new, exciting piece by British/Bulgarian composer, Dobrinka Tabakova . Also featured in this concert are students from the LSCO’s summer strings workshop,The Quartet Project, performing two works with the orchestra: the Duluth premiere of Orawa by Wojciech Kilar, renowned Polish minimalist composer, and Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan by American hymnist/composer, Thomas Canning. The event will be held at UMD’s Weber Music Hall at 7:30p.  Tickets are $20, Seniors, $12, Students, $5 Children (12 and under).    Tickets are available at the door or online at www.lakesuperiorchamberorchestra.org.

 

JULY 24 (THURSDAY)

DULUTH SEED LIBRARY HOSTS “MAKE YOUR OWN SEED SAVING SCREENS”

The Duluth Seed Library will host a free do-it-yourself workshop for gardeners on Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St). Participants will learn how to make quality wooden framed screens to use for cleaning seeds.  Each person will leave with a finished set of two screens, including a scalper and a sieve. Scalpers are used to catch large debris while allowing the seed to fall through, and sieves retain the seeds while allowing dust and smaller particles to fall through. Registration is required. Call 730-4236 or sign up online at www.DuluthLibrary.org.

 

JULY 24 (THURSDAY)

LEGOs AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Duluth Public Library is hosting its first LEGOs program, for kids entering grades K-5, on Thursday, July 24 at 10:30a in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.).  The program is free but space is limited. To sign up, call 730-4200/option 4 or go to the library website (www.duluthlibrary.org) and click on “Calendar of Events” and “LEGOS @ the Library” on June 25.  For more information, call the library’s Youth Services area at 730-4200/option 4.

 

JULY 25-27 (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

CARLTON DAZE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

The Carlton community will hold its annual Carlton Daze celebration on July 25-27.  The weekend is filled with activities for the whole family.  Opening Flag Ceremony at the Carlton VFW at 4:45p.  Friday a spaghetti feed, 4-8p at the Four Seasons Sports Complex with kids races and a 5K run/walk.  Other activities of the weekend include:  VFW Bingo, Texas Hold’em, Horseshoes, Steak Fry, a giant auction, softball and volleyball tournaments, 50 Mile Ultra Marathon Race, LIVE Music and MORE!  For more information about the Carlton Daze Celebration at www.carltonchamber.com/events.

AUGUST 2 (SATURDAY)

TWIN PORTS LAKEFEST

You won’t want to miss the Annual Twin Ports Lakefest, August 2, at Barkers Island Superior.  The event will go from noon until 8 pm and feature Sean Michel, blues artist hailing from Little Rock, AR who got his break on American Idol; and Saving Vinyl City, a Funk Rock band from Minneapolis, MN. Other local bands will also be featured.
Lakefest is a free family event with free games for kids, like bounce house, music, prizes, giving back to the community with free school supplies, backpacks, food items, infant thru toddler clothing, hygiene items, diapers, etc. Bring your lawn chair.

 

AUGUST 2 (SATURDAY)

HOMELESS VET’S FUNDRAISER

Here’s to the Hero’s fundraiser will take place at the El Dorado Bar & Grill in Oliver, WI on Saturday, August 2 to raise money for homeless Vet’s.  There will be a horseshoe tournament with sign up at 11, enjoy a pig roast or roast beef and all the fixin’s.  Bring your “old” car to showoff and show off our singing ability with karaoke.

 

AUGUST 9 & 10 (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)

FINLAND MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S FINNISH TORI & MUSIC FEST

The Finland Minnesota Historical Society presents the Finnish Tori and Music Fest on Saturday, August 9 from 10a-6p.  There will be a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning until noon at the Finland MN Heritage site, 5653 Country Road 6 (Little Marais Road).  Enjoy music groups all day Saturday.  There will be demonstrations, food, crafts and vendors. Parking donations are accepted.

 

AUGUST 20 (WEDNESDAY)

LEGOs AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Duluth Public Library is hosting its first LEGOs program, for kids entering grades K-5, on Wednesday, August 20 at 2 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.).  The program is free but space is limited. To sign up, call 730-4200/option 4 or go to the library website (www.duluthlibrary.org) and click on “Calendar of Events” and “LEGOS @ the Library” on June 25.  For more information, call the library’s Youth Services area at 730-4200/option 4.

 

Updated:  July 18, 2014

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