December 2013 Posts

This week: double headers, global warming and a boy who wouldn’t grow up


Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.

Monday, Monday, Monday at Duluth City Hall! It’s a city planning double header with public meetings to discuss revising zoning regulations and street improvement back to back! Get your civics on! Update: The street improvement meeting has been postponed due to snow.

And, speaking of double headers, the Harbor City Roller Dames are hosting a double header on Saturday at the DECC.

Dear Mr. Watterson,” a film documentary about Calvin & Hobbes and its creator, Bill Watterson, is showing on Tuesday at Zinema 2 as part of the Explorers Club series.

Four plays open on Thursday: “Peter Pan” opens at the Duluth Playhouse and runs three weekends, “Compleat Female Stage Beauty” opens at UMD and runs two weekends, and “The Odyssey” opens at Harbor City Theater and “Yes, Virginia” opens at Denfeld, both running just this weekend.

And, as we enter into the holiday season, you can track Christmas events right here.

So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.

Old Seven Bridges Road sled hill

I remember fondly tubing down a hill on Seven Bridges Road. You used to be able to rent tubes from the chalet. They have a nice lighted trail system for cross-country skiing at Lester Park. What would be needed to get the sled hill going again?

Information Overload – Need a virtual tutor

Spent a few minutes with Google looking for a decent app or website we can direct our kids to for working on the skills and concepts being introduced in the classroom. We are open to a subscription service, but don’t want to commit without some endorsement or referral from a trusted PDDer. Sure, there is plenty out there for free, but weeding through advertisements and such makes it complicated and cumbersome at times – we’d also like to track progress. Any of you using anything you can recommend? Specifically looking for math, spelling and phonics for the K-5 audience.