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Jan 2017
Free

Un-Typing Casta: The Role of Images in Constructing and Deconstructing Racism

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Tweed Museum of Art
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812 United States
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Dr. Jamie Ratliff, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the curator of the exhibition Un-Typing Casta, speaks about the work of Maria Cristina Tavera, currently on display at Tweed Museum of Art. Dr. Ratliff's talk will focus on the artist's appropriation and reconfiguration of iconic imagery in order to deconstruct historical stereotypes about Latinx identity in the Americas.

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$18

Glass Etching Class

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Duluth MakerSpace
3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
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Learn how to use the CriCut to precisely cut a custom vinyl resist to use as an etchant guide to add a logo, text or other simple images to a glass piece. Bring in a glass piece (a cup, bottle, mirror, picture frame glass, etc.) or use sample glass.

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Free

Duluth Toastmasters Open House

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Superior Public Library
1530 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Toastmasters International teaches its members how to become better communicators and leaders and is regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. Attend this event to see how Toastmasters can help people develop their speaking and leadership skills. This event is free with light refreshments to be served.

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$20 - $25

Know Your Wild Roots: Cooking with Rhizomes and Wild Roots

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Whole Foods Co-op
610 E. Fourth St.
Duluth, MN 55805 United States
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Whole Foods Coop Denfeld

A hands-on workshop about all things related to harvesting and cooking with local and wild rhizomes, tubers and root vegetables. Try stewing, roasting, frying and fermenting a variety of wild root crops. Part of the Whole Foods Co-op's WFC-U series of classes.

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Free

Dark Skies Celebration

Thu, Jan 19, 7:00 pm
Rathskeller at Blind Pig
132 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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Speakers Randy Larson and Scott Vesterstein explain the importance of keeping Downtown Duluth charming by not bathing it in industrial grade lighting. Specialty mixed cocktails will be available. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak.

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Free

Men As Peacemakers’ “Don’t Buy It” Project Preview Party

Fri, Jan 20, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Trepanier Hall
212 W. Second St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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View a new PSA and learn more about what Men As Peacemakers is doing to engage community men and masculine folks in ending the demand for commercial sexual exploitation and how to get involved. All genders invited. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Free

Whole Foods Co-op Yoga Night

Fri, Jan 20, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Whole Foods Co-op – Denfeld
4426 Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
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Whole Foods Coop Denfeld

A relaxing yoga session in the Denfeld Whole Foods Co-op classroom. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat.

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Free

Kids Build Workshops

Sat, Jan 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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Free

Empty Bowl Throw-a-Thon

Sat, Jan 21, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Duluth Art Institute at Lincoln Park
2229 W. Second St.
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
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Duluth Art Institute

Potters are invited to come to Duluth Art Institute’s ceramics studio for any amount of time to prepare for the annual Empty Bowl fundraiser.

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$40 - $50

SomaYoga for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Sat, Jan 21, 10:00 am
Yoga North
4628 Pitt Street, Suite 208
Duluth, MN 55804 United States
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In this class, attendees will learn therapeutic yoga movements to strengthen their bones, as well as learn to release postural habits and patterns that increase the risk of bone fracture.

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Dough for UteROE

Sat, Jan 21, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bent Paddle Brewing
1912 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
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Attendees can learn more about how they can get involved in ensuring women's reproductive rights while enjoying pizza, beer and trivia. A donation of $19.73 is suggested, in honor of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision in 1973 that affirmed a woman's legal right to have an abortion in the United States. Proceeds benefit the Women's Health Center. All guests must be 21 or older.

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$18

Arduino 101 Class

Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Duluth MakerSpace
3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States
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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 towards beginners. No programming or electronics expertise recommended.

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$64

Learn Folk Guitar

Sun, Jan 22, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Jan 22, 2017
The Venue at Mohaupt Block
2024 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
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Learn how to play folk guitar with Kyle Ollah and the Duluth Folk School. The focus will be on guitar-friendly chords, a folk singers' guide to keys and an intro to fingerstyle guitar.

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$9 - $45

Gentle Yoga Registration Series

Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Feb 7, 2017
Hope United Methodist Church
301 W St Marie St
Duluth, MN 55803 United States
Yoga North

This all-level, five-week yoga class combines Somatic movement with traditional Yoga. The cost is $45 for all five weeks or $9 to drop in.

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$118

Seat Caning

Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Venue at Mohaupt Block
2024 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
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Learn the techniques to restore or make seats with the Duluth Folk School during this four-session series of classes. Weave cane onto a footstool using the seven-step hand-caning method.

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$25

Chamber Skills Series

Wed, Jan 25, 12:00 pm
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Office
5 W. First St., Suite 101
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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Carl Crawford of the City of Duluth talks about inclusive communication and diversity in the workplace. The event is free for Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce members and $25 for non-members.

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Beginning Yoga Registration Series

Wed, Jan 25, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Yoga North
4628 Pitt Street, Suite 208
Duluth, MN 55804 United States
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This series of classes incorporates therapeutic yoga and breath work to introduce students to classic Hatha yoga poses and provide a solid foundation of principles to build from, so students can then use these postures to increase the body’s alignment, stability, strength and flexibility. This class focuses on the basics for new and returning students.

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$10

Fairlawn’s Garden Talks: Coexisting with Pests

Thu, Jan 26, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fairlawn Mansion
906 E. Second St.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Elle Ustipak, Wildlife Care Coordinator at Duluth’s Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation, will present on how to live peacefully with our wild neighbors. Learn about Wildwoods, what they do and what animals they admit into their center. Elle will discuss peaceful solutions to common problems, such as window strikes and unwanted tenants that take up residence under porches. She will also talk about how to prevent common conflicts and why wild animals do what they do. Garden Talks include a presentation from…

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Free

Holocaust Commemoration Event: “The Wave”

Fri, Jan 27, 4:00 pm
UMD Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States
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The Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration committee presents a screening of the film The Wave in the Griggs Center in the Kirby Student Center on the UMD campus. Department of Communication Associate Professor Deborah Petersen-Perlman, chair of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration committee, will lead a discussion following the film. The Wave was released in 2008. It bases its plot on a 1967 social experiment that a California high school teacher conducted to illustrate to his students how the people of…

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Free

Kirsten Aune Studio Demonstration

Sat, Jan 28, 10:00 am
Magic Smelt Parade Shop
128 W. First St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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"4North" artist Kirsten Aune uses a unique painting technique to create large-scale quilts and wearable elements. Attendees of this event are invited to view her studio space and process.

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