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Feb 2017
$15 - $20

Employment Taxes and Employer Responsibilities

Thu, Feb 23, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Proctor Moose Lodge 1302 415 Third Avenue
Proctor, MN 55810 United States
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Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership hosts this seminar for employers and their representatives who are interested in information on state and federal employment taxes. The seminar will be presented by experts from the IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association and the United States Department of Labor. Seminar content will include information on: • Worker status (independent contractor vs. employee) • Employment tax withholding, depositing, and reporting • Unemployment insurance • New hire…

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$23

Introduction to Big CNC Class

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
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Learn how to design a simple vector part using Inkscape and MakerCam to take to the 8' by 10' Computer Numerical Control and have it cut out the design. This class is a step to learning to use any of the three CNC's at MakerSpace.

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$10

Fairlawn’s Garden Talks: Growing Orchids

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fairlawn Mansion 906 E. Second St.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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There are many kinds of orchids – tropical varieties for indoor growing in cold climates, and hardy orchids that one can grow even in northern Wisconsin. Dr. Robert Jan Quene, Ph.D., director of plant breeding at Orchids Limited, will show examples of many of these beautiful plants, and will cover the basics of growing orchids successfully. He has registered more than 200 new orchid hybrids, and has written many articles for orchid magazines, along with co-authoring a publication about two…

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Free

The Robot Next Door

Fri, Feb 24, 3:40 pm
College of Saint Scholastica 1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199 United States
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This talk at the College of St. Scholastica examines the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence. Rob Larson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Communication and Media Studies, presents a talk titled “The Robot Next Door” in Tower Hall room 4119. Larson explores the recent media-related technological progress now regularly depicted in popular culture through film and television. The popularity of HBO’s Westworld, AMC/BBC’s Humans, the Black Mirror series on Netflix and films like Ex Machina and Her reveals society’s preoccupation with…

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$18

Arduino 101 Class

Fri, Feb 24, 6:00 pm
Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
Arduino

Automate, interact, log and build all sorts of amazing possibilities with an Arduino Micro-controller. This class is an introduction to the very basic programming of an Arduino and how to control very basic components. Completely geared toward beginners. No programming or electronics expertise recommended.

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$399

Commercial Drone License

Sat, Feb 25, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark 2400 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812 United States
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Twin Cities Drone School offers a commercial drone training course. New drone rules announced by the Federal Aviation Administration last summer require all drone operators to hold a Remote Pilot Certificate, except for hobby and recreational use. Drone pilots must be at least 16 years old, pass a Transportation Security Administration check, and pass an Federal Aviation Administration knowledge test. The drone training course is offered as a one-day seminar that will prepare students for the knowledge test. Because the…

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Free

Northern TRIO Day

Sat, Feb 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
College of Saint Scholastica 1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199 United States
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The College of St. Scholastica hosts 350 high school students for Northern TRIO Day. Federal TRIO programs provide education services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO programs include the McNair Scholars program, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math-Science. Participating students receive mentorship and guidance to attend college and graduate school. Organizers of Northern TRIO Day expect to attract students from across the region, as far away as Bemidji. The theme of the day is “Think,…

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$50

Cedar Bird Feeder Class

Sun, Feb 26, 1:00 pm
Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
Bird Feeders

Participants in this class will build a cedar bird feeder. It can be mounted on a pole or hung. It measures approximately 11x12x12 inches and holds over 2 quarts of seed. The four-hour class provides instruction on how to use the table saw, bandsaw, table router and miter saw and complete the assembly. For the laser engraving on the roof, participants are asked to bring an image of their choice in either a .svg or vector file format on a…

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$20

Beaded Jewelry Basics Class

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00 pm
Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
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Students in this two-hour class learn to design, construct and finish beaded jewelry to take home, such as earrings, a necklace or a bracelet. The course includes an overview of tools and materials, construction techniques, and tips for organization and crafting on a budget.

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$20

DIY Mics and Pickups Class

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00 pm
Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
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Have a project or instrument that could use a mic or pickup? This hands-on two-hour overview will cover the basics of inexpensive do-it-youself microphone and pickup solutions, including electret condensers, piezo contact mics and hydrophones (record in the lake or bathtub!), electromagnetic pickups and optical pickups. Various kits are available for purchase from $12 to $65.

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$25

Introduction to Hand Tools

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00 pm
Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
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In this three-hour class, an instructor will explain and demonstrate the methods for working with hand tools. Hand planes, hand saws, chisels, spokeshaves, marking tools, cabinet scrapers and more will be covered. Students can try out all the tools to get a feel for their use.

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$9 - $45

Gentle Yoga

Tue, Feb 28, 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Mar 14, 2017

Hope United Methodist Church 301 W St Marie St
Duluth, MN 55803 United States
Yoga North

A class that combines Somatic movement with traditional yoga for students at any level. Somatics is a gentle form of movement that releases chronic tension in muscles and increases range of motion. Through blending Somatics and traditional yoga, students increase strength, mobility and balance from a place of functional movement. If you are a member of Hope United Methodist Church, registration can be done onsite at the first class. Gentle Yoga runs on Tuesdays Feb. 14 through March 14 from…

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$35

Lesson in Bowl Making

Tue, Feb 28, 6:00 pm
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Duluth Art Institute at Lincoln Park 2229 W. Second St.
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Duluth Art Institute

A lesson for those who lack experience with clay but still want to contribute to the Empty Bowl fundraiser. All bowls will be contributed to Empty Bowl. Sessions are Tuesdays at 6-8 p.m. from Feb. 7 to Feb 28. A $35 fee includes one ticket to Empty Bowl plus instruction and supplies. Call 218-733-7560 to register and schedule a session.

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Mar 2017
$24 - $35

Restorative Yoga Class

Fri, Mar 10, 5:30 pm
Yoga North 4628 Pitt Street, Suite 208
Duluth, MN 55804 United States
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A Yoga North instructor applies essential oils to students while they rest in restorative yoga poses. The cost is $24 in advance, or $35 at the door.

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$15

Lifelong Learners

Wed, Mar 15, 12:15 pm
Yoga North 4628 Pitt Street, Suite 208
Duluth, MN 55804 United States
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Yoga North hosts a class that includes simple SomaYoga warm-up movements that are accessible to anyone, improvisation games and life skills.

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Free

Kids Build Workshops

Sat, Mar 18, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 20, 2017

Carpenters Training Center 5238 Miller Trunk Highway
Hermantown, MN 55811 United States
Kids Build Weekend Workshop

Kids Build events are two-hour workshops held from 10 a.m. to noon one Saturday per month until May 2017 for children ages 5-12. At these workshops, kids have the opportunity to make wood projects, as well as build their skills and confidence. The workshops are limited to 30 kids each month, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Council staff and members will be on hand to help children make their projects and learn new skills. Projects may…

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$72 - $84

Beginning Yoga Series

Sun, Mar 19, 8:00 am
Yoga North 4628 Pitt Street, Suite 208
Duluth, MN 55804 United States
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Beginning Yoga introduces students to classic Hatha yoga poses and provides them with a foundation of principles to build from. Postures learned in the class can be used to increase student's body alignment, stability, strength and flexibility. The class, which meets on Sundays from 8 to 9:15 a.m., March 19 to May 7, focuses on the basics for both new and returning students. The cost is $84, or $72 for students, seniors and military veterans.

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$72 - $84

Beginning Yoga Series

Mon, Mar 20, 7:00 pm
Yoga North 4628 Pitt Street, Suite 208
Duluth, MN 55804 United States
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Beginning Yoga introduces students to classic Hatha yoga poses and provides them with a foundation of principles to build from. Postures learned in the class can be used to increase student's body alignment, stability, strength and flexibility. The class, which meets on Mondays from 7 to 8:15 p.m., March 20 to May 8, focuses on the basics for both new and returning students. The cost is $84, or $72 for students, seniors and military veterans.

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Apr 2017
$45

Let’s Do Lunch

Tue, Apr 11, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on Apr 11, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on Jun 13, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on Oct 10, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on Nov 14, 2017 at 11:45am

Kitchi Gammi Club 831 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce's "Let's Do Lunch" series features guest speakers on select Tuesdays throughout the year. Admission is $35 for chamber members and $45 for non-members.

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$30 - $40

Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards 2017

Wed, Apr 26, 11:30 am
DECC Harbor Side Convention Center 350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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The University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development hosts the 25th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards, recognizing entrepreneurs and business owners from throughout the Duluth area. Award categories include Micro Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, Mature Entrepreneur and Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur. Schedule 10:30 a.m. - UMD LSBE Student Showcase 11 a.m. - Check-in and Networking 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Program The event is held in the Lake Superior Ballroom of the Duluth Entertainment Convention…

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