Friday, 5-8pm at the DPI — 405 E. Superior St. Free!
Friday, 5-8pm at the DPI — 405 E. Superior St. Free!
But it will be hot in here!
If you have ever attended one of Harvey Plasch’s BarBQueer events you can imagine how much fun this will be! Dinner and an aerialist performance followed by DJ extraordinare David Vipond (you may remember him as judge’s choice from this year’s Minnesota Ballet Celebrity Dance Challenge) and dancing!
This event is a fundraiser for Duluth Superior Pride and tickets are just $35.
Think summer! White pants, palm trees, flip flops — there is still time to tan and pedicure those lovely toes! We will have an auction of sorts and a great crowd to mingle with. The catch? You have to buy advance tickets – they will not be available at the door.
You can get them at the Main Club, a Touch of Plasch, The Olcott House, the Flame or through the Duluth Superior Pride website dspride.com.
It’s nasty out tonight, come escape to summer this weekend at the Depot!
Saturday 3/26/2011 7pm The Depot
$35 advanced tickets only
The ice volcanoes of Park Point are spouting off big-time right now. Grab your ski goggles, your rain pants and your windbreaker and head on down.
Thursday, March 24, 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall
Recently awarded the Peabody Institute’s George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America, Larsen is one of America’s most performed living composers. This chamber music concert features fresh and lively favorites and a premiere of her newly commissioned work for piano four-hands.
Please join us for a Meet the Composer reception following the concert. While in residency at UMD, Ms. Larsen will present the following FREE events: a noon lecture and masterclass from 2-4:30 on March 24; and on March 25 a Forum from 10-noon and a youth workshop from 1-3:30.
Adult $10 – Senior $8 – Student FREE
Questions? call 726-8877
Drum roll!!! Trumpets!!! Wildwoods Rehabilitation is now an official nonprofit organization!!! (Applause!)
Wildwoods, a Minnesota nonprofit, is a group of wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers in Duluth. We work to help injured and orphaned animals return to their natural lives. Though we are currently based out of the homes of our individual wildlife rehabilitators, we plan to open a free-standing center in the Duluth area in the next 6-12 months.
We invite you to browse the pictures and stories of the wild animals on YouTube on pffarr’s channel. We are very fortunate to live in such a wild, wonderful corner of the world. Enjoy!
* duluthrehabber @ yahoo.com
If you’ve ever wondered “what do I need to do before I plant wildflowers to make sure they will thrive? do I leave the sod/existing vegetation in place or remove it? what if I have sandy soils? what if I have clay?” then this program is for you. It’s free and opne to the public.
What: “Soils for Wild Flower Gardens: Laying a Solid Foundation”
When: Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 7 PM.
Wild Ones members and other interested persons are invited to come at 6:15 for a short, informal meeting regarding upcoming projects and events our Wild Ones chapter is undertaking to share examples and info re: native plants
Where: Hartley Nature Center, Duluth MN
Who: John Pastor, UMD Professor, Dept. of Biology, co-owner and maintainer of a yard that is nearly 100% native and/or edible, and long-time member of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
This time it isn’t a book trailer; he’s announcing that he’s exploring a bid for the presidency.
A Readers Theatre presenting historical accounts of American Indian boarding schools.
Scripted and directed by Carl Gawboy. Sponsored by the College of St. Scholastica, Department of Social Work and FdLTCC Anishinaabe Student Congress.
Friday, March 25, 7pm
Auditorium at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
Readers Theatre has become an important medium for delivering historical facts associated with colonization. Through dramatic readings of actual narrative from historical materials the people and social systems that formed, carried out, fought against, and fell victim to forces of structural oppression are brought to life. In “The Great Hurt” the focus is on the boarding school period affecting American Indians. Discussion following the performance will focus what is helpful and/or needed on the journey of healing.
Event is free and open to the public. For information contact 218-723-5981
From the Rep’s D.C. office:
(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Congressman Chip Cravaack (MN-8) announced the hiring of Sheldon Anderson as his new District Director. The District Director position manages all staff and activities in the Congressman’s district offices.
“Sheldon Anderson is a great addition to my staff and I am pleased he’ll be assisting me as I strive to provide excellent constituent services to the people of the Eighth District,” said Cravaack. “Sheldon knows northeastern Minnesota well. His father worked as a pipe-fitter in mines on the Iron Range, and he has served as Mayor of Wyoming and as a private sector appointee to Governor Pawlenty’s ‘Corrections Strategic Management Operations Advisory Task Force.’ Sheldon has also been a small business owner for the past 20 years so he understands how important they are to the economic health of Minnesota.”
Currently, Mr. Anderson is President of Capital Investigations, a company that provides security and investigative services. He will be based out of Congressman Cravaack’s North Branch office, serving as the Congressman’s chief representative in the Eighth District.
A bass in the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union will speak on “The Choral Music of J. S. Bach: Repeat, Recycle, Revive!” on Monday, March 28. Pre-registration is required.
Driving around this weekend I noticed more potholes than usual. What are the worst streets in town so I can avoid them to save on my shocks?
I’m seriously considering relocating myself and my family to Duluth. It’s easily one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. After a great deal of thought and reseach I really do believe we’d be happy there. I read through a blog on PDD about why people like living in Duluth and I think I smiled like an idiot the whole time!
My last major concern at this point is the job market. I’m alarmed that I can’t find jobs listed in your newpaper. Only links to jobsHQ or other job seach engines. We are coming from an area that doesn’t have a great job market so my standards are probally pretty low but we can’t live somewhere where there’s nothing!
I am a licensed practical nurse and it has never dawned on me that I’d have trouble anywhere. There always seems to be jobs for me. My husband, however, has no degree and has always worked in industrial/warehouse/forktruck kind of places (think John Deere). He recenty lost his job and there is really no reason to stay where we are.
Any thoughts on the current job market? Thanks for your time.
Duluth gets a shout out of sorts in this PlayStation ad. I thought they said Duluth Mutton Hut at first, which sounded appealing, but I’m pretty sure it’s puttin.
I don’t think there is a puttin’ hut either, sadly.
The retired mine and active tourist site & research lab at the Tower/Soudan mine appears to be on fire, about a half mile beneath the surface.
Minnesota Brown collects the story.
The DNR has a release here:
“Fire underway in mine shaft at Soudan Underground Mine State Park (Released March 18, 2011)
“Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC) are responding to a fire that has been detected inside the mine shaft at Soudan Underground Mine State Park near Tower, Minn. There have been no injuries or loss of life due to the fire. It does not pose a risk to nearby communities or the environment.
REBUILDING IS FUTILE!!!
Friday night! Music starts at 10:30 p.m.
Dance party in between and after sets
w/ DJ Path Annu and DJ Nola
Come shop from over 30 local and area artists who make things out of natural materials or recycled/upcycled items. The fair will be held from 10 -3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Unitarian Church, 835 W. College St. Food will be available to purchase.
The fair is organized by WendyUpNorth.com. For other local art fairs go to the website to see the calendar. There are a few more openings in the July 23, Woman-Made fair.