Fundraisers Posts

Annual Duluth Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Duluth Public Library invite you to the Annual Used Book Sale. The dates this year are August 18 and 19 from 10 until 5:30 p.m. and the Bag Sale on Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is early admission for Friends members on August 17 from 10 until 5:30 p.m. People can join Friends at the sale. Shop for bargain books, CDs, DVDs, books on tape. A silent auction will be held with older and rarer books. All proceeds from this fundraiser go toward Duluth Public Library book and media purchases and toward programs held at the library.

Are you a Member of the Friends of the Duluth Public Library? It’s only $10 per year and let’s you get into the sale on Tuesday, Aug 17 – 10 to 5:30. You may join the Friends of the DPL on-site.
Also, early notice for a new library fundraiser through the Friends. Laps Around the Library will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Go the to download registration form. Sponsors and walkers wanted!

Melody Matters: A Benefit Concert for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland

For their Senior Capstone project, Marshall School seniors Katie Kronzer, Yoon Tack, Gunnar O’Neill Sengbush, and Hannah Curwin will be hosting a benefit concert for the Boys & Girls Club of the Northland. The concert will feature the four seniors performing popular songs from artists such as John Mayer, the Wreckers, Jason Mraz, and the Beatles. Please come and join them in supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland!

Melody Matters:
A Benefit Concert for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
6 pm in the Fregeau Auditorium

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Donations are encouraged. All proceeds go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland

May 1 Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, Fundraiser for Duluth Public Library

Saturday, May 1, Barnes and Noble Duluth hosts a Bookfair to benefit Friends of the Duluth Public Library. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Library. Vouchers are available online at

The Automaton Records Media Conglomerate Presents the Twin Ports: A Compilation for Homegrown

Well, I know that pretty much everyone in the area already knows all about this project because I’m such a big deal around here and everyone talks about everything I do and whatnot, but the Automaton Records Media Conglomerate is proud to be offering up for this year’s Homegrowners a very special compilation.

It’s a limited edition and handmade production — 39 songs on two CDs, all generously donated by the artists for use with this generously special compilation. The cost is $6! It includes a 4-color hand screen printed 100% recycled cardboard double sleeve!  Holy cripes!  This is a limited edition of only 200 copies.

The profits from this compilation go to the festival.  So, you know, it’s good to support that too.

Bowling for Autism

Feb. 20, 2-4 p.m.
Incline Station
$8 per child, $10 per adult

Tickets include: 2 hours of bowling, shoes and automatic scoring.  Food and beverages available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Autism Association of Northern MN.

Renegade Theater Company Grand Re-Opening

A new year, a new name, a new look. Renegade Comedy Theatre is changing its name to Renegade Theater Company. Please join us to celebrate! We’re having a party and silent auction fundraiser to coincide with the opening of our first show of our 2010 season, The Sparrow, on Thursday, Feb. 4.

PAVSA’s 29th Annual Art Auction

PAVSA’s 29th Annual Art Auction will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Duluth.  Doors open at 5 p.m., with the silent auction set to begin at 5:30 p.m.  Following will be the live auction, featuring pieces donated by local artists.  An additional highlight will be the dessert auction, with fine cheesecakes, chocolate delights, and other delectable desserts up for bid.  Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.  Tickets for the Art Auction are $50 each.

At the 2009 Art Auction, PAVSA will be honoring individuals through three awards.  Receiving the 2009 Community Ally awards will be Coral McDonnell and Officer Robert Carter.  Coral McDonnell has been actively involved as an advocate in the sexual assault and domestic violence movements since for more than three decades.  She worked with the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program for many years and has served on the PAVSA Board of Directors since 2006.

Also receiving the Community Ally Award is Investigator Robert (Bob) Carter, a long-time patrol officer and former member of the Duluth Police Sex Crimes, Abuse and Neglect Unit.  Officer Carter, who passed away in August, was committed to ending sexual violence and was a leader in addressing the issue of trafficking of adolescent girls in our community.  Bob was also an avid photographer and donated his work to the PAVSA Art Auction. 

PAVSA’s Artist of the Year Award will honor artists Michael Tonder and Jody Freij-Tonder, co-owners of Blue Skies Glassworks.  Michael and Jody have been longtime donors to the PAVSA Art Auction, and we are pleased to recognize them for their environmentally conscious sculptures, stained glass, and fused glass pieces.

To buy tickets or for more information about PAVSA’s 29th Annual Art Auction, please call PAVSA at (218) 726-1442. 

Peace Cabaret

Mississippi Civil Rights Project Fundraiser: Music and Performance

Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior St, Duluth, Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 7:30-10 pm
Peace Cabaret: Welcome by Claudie Washington. Barton Sutter, Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Mary Cameron, David Comer, Portia Johnson, and Claire Kirch read short pieces by Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Fannie Lou Hamer, Stokely Carmichael, Sojourner Truth, and Barbara Jordan. Jazz by Perfectini.

This November, photographer/activist Sue Sojourner is returning again to Holmes County after working there in the Civil Rights Movement for five years in the 1960s. This time the Oral History Center of the University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg is holding a gathering for the surviving veterans of that Movement. The event uses a workbook Sue created on the Holmes Movement History as a memory catalyst. It will be a unique local-community-led oral history documentation project.

This fundraiser will help defray travel costs to Mississippi. It will also help Sue finish her memoir and catalog her historical collections for transfer to two archival institutions.

Duluth Library Book Sale 2009 – recycling at its best

Duluth Library book sale – Friends of the DPL fundraiser 2009 – Come again next August

Library Used Book Sale Aug 18-21

Friends of the Duluth Public Library
Annual Grand Used Book Sale

Aug 18-21, 2009

Come get bargain books, DVDs, videos, CDs, vinyl and more at the annual book sale held at the Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St. Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Aug 19 and 20 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the bag sale on Friday, Aug 21. The sale is open to Friends members only on Tuesday, Aug 18 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be a special handicap-accessible shopping time from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wed, Aug. 19. Book categories include children’s books, fiction, biographies, cookbooks, nature, and much more. People can join Friends at the book fair or on-line at

A silent auction will be held on the library upper level during the book fair and will have rare and unique books.

On Saturday, Aug 22, there will be a Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble at the Miller Hill Mall. Purchases made on that day will help to raise funds for the Friends of Library. The support voucher can be picked up at the book sale, at the library, or on-line at

Fundraiser for Patrick McKinnon

Please join us for a fundraising and book release event for Patrick
McKinnon on Sunday, August 16, 7:00 pm at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E.
Superior St. in Duluth. Patrick, cofounder of Poetry Harbor and Poetry Motel, recently had a large non-cancerous brain tumor removed and needs help with expenses.

Readings by Jim Northrup, Al Hunter, Denise Sweet, Kyle Elden, Devin McKinnon, Bob Monahan, Ellie Schoenfeld, Deb Cooper, Cal Benson, Liz Minette, and Sheila Packa. Music by The Cherry Ferris Wheels, Andy & Vincent, Kathy McTavish, and Jim Hall.

$10 – $ 10,000 suggested donation. If cash is short and good wishes are what you’ve got, that’ll get you in the door, too. Also, Pat has a new book which will be released the night of this fundraiser – The Save My Butt Book: Poetry by Patrick McKinnon.

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