News and Current Affairs Posts

2009 Mother’s Day Walk/Run Registration Open

YWCA Mother's Day Walk/Run

Online registration for the 25th anniversary Mother’s Day Walk/Run is now open at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1694010

Show At Harbor City International Theatre Tommrow Night!

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The Local Promo

My first promo for The Local.

Background music by Crew Jones.

MUSIC ONE IS BACK!

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I’m SO excited about this–HAD TO TELL SOMEONE, EVERYONE!

Enjoy. 🙂

Problems for the Minnesota Moose

Global Warming?….

News headlines in December 2008 rang an alarm bell for those who love one of Minnesota’s wildlife treasures, the moose. Full Story from Conservation Minnesota

“Minnesota Without Moose? It Could Happen”

“Wildlife Experts Discuss Plight of Minnesota Moose”

“State Tries to Save? North-Woods Icon”

Full Story from Conservation Minnesota

Duluth Economic Recovery Survey

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Duluth Economic Recovery Survey – Where will the money go?

Duluth’s proposed programs and funding required from the Economic Recovery Survey from the US Conference of Mayors.

Stimulus Funding Required: $413,264,005

Jobs Created: 4,258

VIEW FULL REPORT

  • $6,000,000 – Spirit Mountain snowmaking and maintenance facility?
  • $4,500,000 – Re-skin exterior of Midtowne Manors I & II?

Victory Garden-Duluth Style

Life has somewhat hit the skids of late for me and as I contemplate the fact that I am too rich for food stamps but not sure how long I’ll be easily feeding myself and my two kids, I’m planning for the future. Or at least as far into the future as I can see, which will be summer and fall.

I am a home gardener and I’m thinking about looking into a plot at the community gardens for an even bigger harvest. Does anyone know the contact info for the community gardens on Arrowhead Rd?

Also, I ROCK at organizing things. Would there be any interest out there for home gardeners to get together and pool our resources and have our own little “barter” group of home grown veggies/fruit/eggs/honey/wild rice/what have you?

I envision people signing up to say that they would participate and letting me know what kind of produce they could contribute. It would depend on how many people are interested and what kind of things they could contribute as to how the next step would proceed. I have ideas there as well but would welcome anyone with experience in this sort of thing.

I participated in a CSA last year but this year, I just won’t be able to afford it. I’m hoping that this idea could be a local, organic, group idea for folks like me.

Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in getting on a list of possible participants! Thanks!

Forum on “The Troubled History of Afghanistan”

Sunday, Feb. 8 @ 7pm
UMD Kirby Student Center Room 333

You’re invited a forum on the troubled history of Afghanistan. With both the Democrats and Republicans talking about the need to escalate the war in Afghanistan, and the corporate media going right along with them calling it the “good war” – it’s crucial for activists to understand the history and dynamics of this land, and why we need to oppose this war.

Speaking will be Adam Ritscher. If you are unable to attend, but interested in the topic, email him at [email protected] for a copy of the speech.

Lake Superior Socialist Action
PO Box 16853, Duluth MN 55816
(715) 394-6660
www.the-red-raven.blogspot.com
www.socialistaction.org

Heart to Heart: A Celebration of Love

Heart to Heart is a 3-day event for married couples to embrace intimacy and promote growth in their relationship.

Couples Yoga – February 28th 10:00 – 11:30 am
Wine Tasting and presentation on “Heart Focused Intimacy” – March 6th 6:30 pm
Formal Dance – March 7th 7:30 pm
$120 per couple (includes all events)
The perfect gift! Gift certificates available

Call Katrina at 218-728-2246 for registration or more information

17th Annual Living Green Conference

FYI:
The 17th Annual Living Green Conference will be taking place this Saturday, February 7th, from noon until 4:30 PM.  This is a great way to network with other like minded individuals or to become associated with local eco-minded businesses and services.  Bring a donation for the food shelf and get $1 off admission ($10).  The event will be held at Lake Superior College, which is a different venue than previous years, allowing for more exhibitors and classes.  Come and bring a friend, you won’t regret it!

PDF Version of the Flyer

Teach Your Children Well

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Playmobil Security Check Point

You have to read the product reviews!

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Good skating on the big lake!

Rubber Chicken Improv

Rubber Chicken Improv has been strutting its stuff on local stages now since the troupe started up last year. The group has been performing shows at venues around the Twin Ports and even took on Dudley Riggs in the Twin Cities last November at a local fundraiser. (Mayor Don Ness was on hand to present the trophy to Rubber Chicken for besting the Minneapolis improv troupe in one of the shows!) And now, Sharon Dixon Obst and her crew of improvisational comedians would like to share their funny business with folks in the Northland.

Every Sunday from 2-6pm at the Proctor Area Community Center, Sharon and her improvisational troupe get together in a relaxed and friendly environment to work on their art, learning new improv games and becoming more closely knit as a team. These meetings are free and open to the public, no matter what the age or the profession. “Even if someone has no intention of joining us onstage, learning improv has many benefits,” said Obst at a recent rehearsal. “Anyone, in any walk of life, can use the skills improv teaches, such as creative problem-solving, building teamwork, and speaking effectively in front of a group.”

Some participants who have learned from Rubber Chicken Improv include a medical administrator, a high school principal, a doctor, and communications instructors. “It’s open to anyone and everyone who wants to give it a try,” said Obst. “So come on and join us this Sunday!”

As mentioned, Rubber Chicken Improv is being headed up by Sharon Dixon Obst. Sharon graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and has been working steadily in theater since she took her first acting class 32 years ago. She has been a writer, a performer, a producer, a director, an acting/vocal coach and teacher in the Duluth/Superior area for the past 16 years. Sharon has also been a guest lecturer at The College of St. Scholastica on Improvisational Theater.

To make reservations for the Sunday Improv Get-Togethers, please call (218) 213-2780, or email [email protected].

(Pictured left to right) Rubber Chicken Improv Director Sharon Dixon Obst is ready to accept the Improv-A-Looza Late Show Championship Trophy from John Haynes, the director of the Brave New Institute at Dudley Riggs, and judges Matthew Feeney and Duluth Mayor Don Ness.

The Lonesome Death of William Zantzinger

William Zantzinger, the former tobacco farmer and property fraudster who “killed poor Hattie Carroll,” as Bob Dylan famously sang, died in disgraced obscurity on Jan. 3.

New York Times: W. D. Zantzinger, Subject of Dylan Song, Dies at 69.