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Jul 2017
$64

Pendant Necklace Making Class

Wed, Jul 26, 3:00 pm
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Lake Superior Art Glass 202 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

Participants in this two-hour introductory-level class are taught to blend colors and use clear glass to magnify design while creating a variety of pendants. The $64 cost covers materials and instruction for one student. To register, visit lakesuperiorartglass.com or call 218-464-1799. There is a two-student minimum to run this class. Glass cools slowly in a kiln overnight and is available for pick up the next morning or can be shipped. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled class to…

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$64

Wine Goblet-Making Class

Wed, Jul 26, 5:00 pm
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Lake Superior Art Glass 202 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

Try torchwork glassblowing. Create a unique, custom wine goblet/martini glass/champagne stem and learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass’ staff assembles the goblet.

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Free

MNsure Application Assistance

Thu, Jul 27, 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
Duluth Public Library 520 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

A MNsure-certified navigator will be available on the second floor of the Downtown Duluth Public Library to provide free enrollment assistance in health-care coverage through MNsure. Navigators can also help with health insurance questions and consultations. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are welcome. Visit insureduluth.org for more information.

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The North Woods: Past, Present, and Future with John Pastor

Thu, Jul 27, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Beaner’s Central 324 N. Central Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States

Join award-winning author and professor John Pastor for this Cafe Scientifique Twin Ports discussion covering topics such as: What makes the North Woods so unique? What roles do certain plants and animals play in the ecosystem? How is climate change going to affect the North Woods? The discussion will include readings from his recent book of essays What Should a Clever Moose Eat? Natural History, Ecology, and the North Woods and Zenith Bookstore will have copies for sale at the…

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Free

The Big Bang Cosmology and Inflation

Fri, Jul 28, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
UMD Life Sciences Building 1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States

This edition of "The Theory of Everything" lecture series focuses on the the Big Bang theory, which describes how the universe evolved from a very hot and dense state 13.8 billion years ago. The theory had passed many observational tests, but, in the light of the newest experiments, a new and improved theory had emerged -- the theory of Inflation. The new theory not only resolves a number of problems of the old theory, but also enables humans to study…

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$118.00

Open Glassblowing Classes for Two

Sun, Jul 30, 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until Aug 27, 2017

Lake Superior Art Glass 202 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

Every Sunday Lake Superior Art Glass offers classes for two in torchwork glassblowing. Participants can choose between making their own wine goblet or pendant necklace. The cost is $128 for two people, which covers the cost of materials and instruction. The glass cools slowly in a kiln overnight and is available for pickup the next morning or it can be shipped. To register for a class at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. visit lakesuperiorartglass.com or call 218-464-1799. To…

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$87

Hot Shop Class

Sun, Jul 30, 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until Aug 6, 2017

Lake Superior Art Glass Hot Shop 1325 London Road
Duluth, MN 55805 United States

Lake Superior Art Glass puts on introductory, one-hour classes teaching 1-2 people how to manipulate hot glass using traditional furnace glass-blowing techniques and crushed, colored glass to create a custom paperweight or blown glass ornament. Classes are held at the LSAG Hot Shop in the Armory Fire Arts Center. Four sessions are held every Sunday, with starting times at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Participants must be age 12 or older. Closed-toe shoes are required and…

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Free

Broadsword Stage Combat Class

Sun, Jul 30, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Duluth Heights Community Center 33 W. Mulberry St.
Duluth, MN 55811 United States

Want to learn how to swing a sword like they do in the movies? SAFD-certified teacher Aaron Preusse will be in town to teach a three-hour workshop in broadsword stage-combat techniques. Minimum age is 16 years old. No equipment required. No experience necessary. Register by contacting [email protected]

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$54 - $63

Yoga by the Lake

Mon, Jul 31, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until Aug 21, 2017

Kitchi Gammi Park Congdon Boulevard & 63rd Ave. E.
Duluth, MN 55804 United States

Students will meet every week next to the water at Brighton Beach. Class will include a setting of intentions, Hatha and therapeutic yoga, short meditation and time spent breathing in the natural beauty of Lake Superior.

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Aug 2017
$54 - $63

Yoga by the Lake Registration Series

Tue, Aug 1, 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Aug 22, 2017

Kitchi Gammi Park Congdon Boulevard & 63rd Ave. E.
Duluth, MN 55804 United States

Students will meet every week next to the water at Brighton Beach. Class will include a setting of intentions, Hatha and therapeutic yoga, short meditation and time spent breathing in the natural beauty of Lake Superior.

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Free

Death Cafe

Wed, Aug 2, 6:00 am to 7:00 am
Superior Public Library 1530 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880 United States

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to "increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives." It's not a grief support group. It does not involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions.

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$45

Let’s Do Lunch

Tue, Aug 15, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
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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

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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Free

Wigwam Talks with Michael “Laughing Fox” Charette

Wed, Aug 16, 5:30 pm
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Big Top Chautauqua 32525 Ski Hill Road
Bayfield, WI 54891 United States

Wisconsin’s Native American culture and heritage is featured in several events at the tent throughout the season. Michael "LaughingFox" Charette holds multiple Wigwam Talks to provide opportunities to learn about the Ojibwe culture and heritage. The event is part of the Native American Community Connections Series, and all events in the series can be found at bigtop.org/nacc.

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Free

Help Duluth Invaders Tackle Invasive Plants: Buckthorn and Honeysuckle

Tue, Aug 22, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Lincoln Park 25th Avenue West & Fifth Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States

Duluth Invaders, a service initiative coordinated by Duluth Parks and Recreation, hosts a series of informational volunteer work events during the 2017 summer season to educate and inform residents of common invasive plants. Duluth Invaders staff will be on-hand and the events will cover identification, removal and disposal of five prevalent invasive plants: Garlic Mustard, Japanese Knotweed (informally known as “bamboo”), Tansy, Buckthorn, and Honeysuckle. Those interested in learning about Buckthorn and Honeysuckle removal should meet at lower parking area…

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Free

What Games Tell us About Human Nature

Wed, Aug 23, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Duluth Art Institute at the Depot 506 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

David Beard, UMD associate professor of rhetoric, scientific and technical communication discusses games and what they tell us about ourselves.

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Free

The Theory of Everything Lecture Series

Fri, Aug 25, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Dec 29, 2017

UMD Life Sciences Building 1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States

Are there limits to what fundamental physics can describe? Driven by curiosity, scientist are revealing the mysteries of nature based on reason, logic and experiments. The Theory of Everything public lecture series, organized by members of the Theoretical Physics and Cosmology group at UMD, brings cutting edge insights in contemporary theoretical physics to a broad audience. The senior scientists will challenge world-view as they introduce quantum mechanics and parallel universes, quantum computation and quantum field theories, general relativity and black…

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Free

Help Duluth Invaders Tackle Invasive Plants: Buckthorn and Honeysuckle

Sat, Aug 26, 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Hartley Nature Center 3001 Woodland Ave.
Duluth, MN 55803 United States

Duluth Invaders, a service initiative coordinated by Duluth Parks and Recreation, hosts a series of informational volunteer work events during the 2017 summer season to educate and inform residents of common invasive plants. Duluth Invaders staff will be on-hand and the events will cover identification, removal and disposal of five prevalent invasive plants: Garlic Mustard, Japanese Knotweed (informally known as “bamboo”), Tansy, Buckthorn, and Honeysuckle. Those interested in learning about Buckthorn and Honeysuckle removal should meet at the parking lot…

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Sep 2017
$650

Chef Camp

Fri, Sep 1, 4:00 pm
Camp Miller 89382 E. Frontage Road
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783 United States

Chef Camp is a three-day culinary retreat at YMCA Camp Miller, about 45 minutes south of Duluth. A group of Minnesota chefs, including Vincent Francoual, Erik Sather, Yia Vang, Kathy Yerich and Jason Engelhart, will teach cooking skills over open flames at the camp. There will be epic meals, foraging, camp activities like canoeing and archery, and hands-on learning from some of the most creative restaurant chefs in the upper Midwest. There are two weekend retreats scheduled -- Sept. 1-3…

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$650

Chef Camp

Fri, Sep 8, 4:00 pm
Camp Miller 89382 E. Frontage Road
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783 United States

Chef Camp is a three-day culinary retreat at YMCA Camp Miller, about 45 minutes south of Duluth. A group of Minnesota chefs, including J.D. Fratzke, Nettie Colon, Brian Merkel and Lukas Leaf, along with Bon Appetit magazine test-kitchen chef Brad Leone teach cooking skills over open flames at the camp. There will be epic meals, foraging, camp activities like canoeing and archery, and hands-on learning from some of the most creative restaurant chefs in the upper Midwest. The retreat runs…

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Oct 2017
Free

Cancer Research in Your Community

Thu, Oct 19, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Clyde Iron Works 2920 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55806 United States

Attendees will learn how Essentia Health is partnering with patients in new ways to advance health care research. There will be complimentary appetizers and drinks. Guests will be able to visit exhibitor booths and talk with researchers.

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