News and Current Affairs Posts

Homegrown Banners

Hey kids, we know you’ve got ’em, and we want to see ’em. Turn your best Homegrown photos into PDD banners. We’ll try to rotate Homegrown-specific banners during the Homegrown Festival. Same rules apply, the image must be 960 pixels wide by 167 pixels high. Don’t stretch or squish the image to make it fit, that always looks bad. The Perfect Duluth Day logo will be added by PDD’s art department. Or, if you’d like, you can add it. 

E-mail if you want the Photoshop template with the logo

E-mail your banners to [email protected], and we’ll start organizing them.

Also, a reminder, the banners go up on Flickr eventually. If anybody wants to add info about their shots in the Flickr comments, that would be cool.

Perfect Duluth Dye

My girlies dyeing eggs this year OUTDOORS!

My girlies dyeing eggs this year OUTDOORS!

We’ve been having an annual Easter Eve Egg Dyeing Party every year since I decided to participate more in my family rather than just attempt to finance it by working every Saturday.

Any One of Us: Women’s Words from Prison — from the folks that brought you the Vagina Monologues

V-Day Ending Violence Against Women

Any One of Us: Words From Prison evolved from a decade-long writing group with Eve Ensler and 15 women at Bedford Hill’s Correctional Facility. This piece is a collection of stories from the raw voices of fierceness and honesty written by the original 15 women combined with writing from women in prisons across the nation moving forward toward healing, understanding and change with the ultimate goal of using their writing and voices to impact policy, laws and treatment of incarcerated women. Together these writings reveal the deep connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there.

Wednesday, April 22, noon
University of Minnesota Duluth campus – LOCATION CHANGE!  KSC 268
Admission: $2 or a non-perishable food item
All proceeds go to the Duluth Bethel Women’s Program
Sponsored by V-Day UMD, UMD Women’s Resource & Action Center, UMD Women’s Studies Department & Kirby Program Board

Progressive Action Spaghetti Dinner April 17!

Progressive Action is holding its annual Spaghetti Dinner Extravaganza! on Friday, April 17, at 6:o0 pm at Peace Church, in the downstairs hall. It’s going to be a fabulous evening of FOOD (spaghetti! meatballs and veggie options, bread too) live music (Mad About Jane!), a silent auction with some seriously great items, a kids activity area, AND a keynote speech from Minneapolis Mayor RT Ryback! How cool is that? The evening MC is City Councilor Jeff Anderson. Tickets are $15 each, children 10 and under are free. You can buy tickets in advance at the Green Merc or buy them at the door. For more information, or call the lovely and talented Barb Olsen at 349-6681. BE THERE.

Easter. Hidden Eggs. Pancake Breakfast

Easter at Hillside Church Duluth

Bellydance Classes

Learn the beautiful Vintage Orientale style of bellydance from Brea Morgiane.

Classes start April 29th at Elite Dance Productions. $50 for a six week session. Classes held Wednesdays at 7 PM.

Call 218-723-1337 to sign up. Male and female students accepted.

Welcome to the Snake Pit!!

Alan Sparhawk of Black-eyed Snakes
Alan Sparhawk of the Black-eyed Snakes (Photo R.Narum)

The Black-eyed Snakes will Play a one-set show every Tuesday during the month of April.

  • Where: The Red Star
  • When: Every Tuesday, April 2009
  • Time: 10PM

Ely Announces Bid for 2016 Olympics

Duluth Does Cash & Young

Following in the footsteps of the Duluth Does Dylan and the Duluth Does White tribute, Sacred Heart Music Center is putting together a concert to showcase local talent featuring songs by Johnny Cash and Neil Young.

Performers of all genres are encouraged to sign up; klezmer groups, barbershop quartets, jug bands, tuba trios, pan flute players or whatever as well as the the usual guitar strumming suspects. This is to be a (mostly) acoustic show so no Marshall stacks allowed, sorry.

Concert will Thursday May 28 and registration is open until April 17th. Sign up at Duluth Does

Artists chosen to participate will receive a copy of the show recorded by Sacred Heart Studio, free pizza and beer and a stipend.

Diets Suck: There’s a Better Way to Reach Your Perfect Weight

diets-suck-jpeg2There’s a better way to reach your ideal weight.

The key to weight loss isn’t found in a starvation diet or torturing yourself on a treadmill. Believe it or not, you already have it – it’s in your mind. You just need to learn how to use it.

Join us for a six-week course to learn how to balance mind and body to achieve weight loss.

MIND – Kim Luedtke, PhD, will teach you how to upgrade your brain’s food/weight blueprint to break free from the patterns that prevent you from losing weight.

BODY – Katrina Hendrickson, Yoga Instructor, will help you to stretch out and relax. This is gentle stretching for any body. Dress in comfortable clothing.

Thursdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., April 9 – May 14

101 W. 2nd St, #301 – Duluth (Carnegie Building)

Tuition for 6 week class – $240 (credit cards accepted)

To register: 218-279-5026 or [email protected]



Duluth Arrowhead Volleyball Tourney

Duluth Arrowhead Volleyball Tourney

This year was the 52nd annual Duluth Arrowhead Volleyball Tournament sponsored by Grandma’s on March 21st. This years pool of 92 teams was one of the largest in the long history of the tourney and was played at UMD, CSS, Esko HS and Marshall HS. Special thanks to the Minnesota Volleyball Association for putting together this great tourney! Learn more about the MVA here:

2009 Duluth Arrowhead Results

Men’s AA
1st – Omega Force
2nd – Silverbacks

Men’s A
1st- Shots
2nd – KC Headkickers

Men’s BB
1st – AEI
2nd – Odder & Wiser
Consolation – Terps

Men’s B
1st – Falcons
2nd – Nimrods

Women’s AA
1st – Cool
2nd – Recovering Boozers

Women’s HA
1st – Block Party 1
2nd – Block Party 2

Women’ s LA
1st – Yahtzee
2nd – Ligers
Consolation – That One Team

Women’s BB
1st – Outsiders
2nd – Just One More
Consolation – Thunderbirds

Congratulations to all these teams!

NCAA Playoffs – UMD Bulldogs live stream.

umdDogs play Princeton at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.

UPDATE: Bulldogs win 5-4 in OT!

Live GameTracker Online

More “from Duluth to Balad” Showings

If you missed it the first time, find out what all the hubub is about, and tmicroposteralk about the economic future of our town-3 more showings with Q+A:

Tuesday March 24th, 6:30 PM, College of St. Scholastica, Tower 1121

sponsored by Amnesty International at CSS

Wednesday March 25th, 7 PM, UWS, Old Main 316 sponsored by SDS

Wednesday April 29th, 7 PM, Superior Public Library

sponsored by Grandmothers for Peace

for more info (and to see the movie online, see

Fathers Forever (reprise)

MN Fathers Forever Saturday March 21st at Fond du Lac Tribaland Community College

MN Fathers Forever Saturday March 21st at Fond du Lac Tribaland Community College

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720
MINNESOTA FATHERS FOREVER: March 21, 2009 (Saturday), 9:30am-3:00pm, Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720. This event is about honoring fathers and connecting them with the resources that they need to best serve their children. We welcome fathers who are looking for positive solutions to problems with child support, child custody, and parenting time issues. Fathers who attend for will get assistance in modifying their child support orders, drivers license reinstatement, and legal information/assistance.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Oscar Reed (former Vikings running back with 3 Superbowl appearances). Special appearance by members of the 2008 National Championship UMD Football Bulldogs.

Smoke Signals

The thought provoking film  “Smoke Signals”  will also be shown.

Free family photos of dads and kids resource vendor booths, child care, lunch, and limited transportation are all available.  This event was created by a large coalition of organizations that really care about strengthening families in our region, including the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA), Boyz II Dadz Young Fathers Program, Carlton County Child Support, Fond du Lac Head Start, Fond du Lac Social Services, St. Louis County Child Support, and University of Minnesota Extension and many, many others.

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE: Free rides to and from Duluth are available. A van will leave the Central Hillside Community Center at 8:45 am on Saturday Morning. A return trip to Duluth will be made at 3:15 pm from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Call me for transportation details (jp Boyz II Dadz: 218.391.8330)

Renegade Comedy Night


Another friday night, another night of improv at the PeasantWorks Porch brought to you by Renegade Comedy Theatre. The show’s at 8pm and it only costs $5 for a full evening of funny.  You really can’t beat that.

Sure, there’s another show playing right now that promises a news anchor in a thong, but we’ve got Jody Kujawa. You never know what body part he’s going to shove in your face.

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