AUGUST 5-7 (SATURDAY)
SPIRIT VALLEY DAYS AT WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) is joining in the fun of Spirit Valley Days in West Duluth. Stop in at the library between August 5 and 7 and fill out an entry form to win gift certificates to Barnes & Noble. The Friends of the Duluth Public Library will hold a special used book sale on Thursday, August 6 from 10 am – 7 pm. Look for a selection of hardcover and paperback books at reasonable prices in the lounge area outside the doors to the branch library. Young performers from the Duluth Playhouse’s education program will appear in the Spirit Valley Days parade, dressed as beloved literary characters. Kids along the parade route will be able to meet Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes, and more! The parade begins at 6 pm on Thursday, August 6. Join in the festivities and support the library during Spirit Valley Days!
AUGUST 6 (THURSDAY)
CITY SOUNDS ON THE LIBRARY PLAZA
The Duluth Public Library is pleased to offer a series of free summer evening concerts, held outside on the Main Library Plaza (520 W. Superior St.). The City Sounds series begins at 6:30 pm, this week it’s The Downbeats. Chairs will be provided, but people are also welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. Upcoming concert date to mark on your calendar:
- August 13 – North Shore Big Band
For more information, call the Duluth Public Library at 730-4200/option 6.
AUGUST 7 (FRIDAY)
MERIT DAYS BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT
The Merritt Days Moonlight Bean Bag Tournament will be held on Friday, August 7 with registration starting at 5p, throwing of bean bags starts at 6p. Entry fee is $20 per team. It will be held at the Mountain Iron American Legion on Mountain Avenue. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Contact Kevin Squillace for more information.
AUGUST 7 & 8 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
BINGO AT THE AMERICAN LEGION OF MOUNTAIN IRON
The Mountain Iron American Legion Auxiliary will hold a cash Bingo on Friday, August 7 starting at 4p at the Mountain Iron Senior Center in old town Mountain Iron. On Saturday, August 8, Bingo will begin at 1p. For more information, contact the Mountain Iron Parks and Rec at 218.748.7570.
AUGUST 8 (SATURDAY)
PARADE PARTICIPANTS FOR THE MERRITT DAYS PARADE NEEDED
If you want to participate in the Merritt Day’s Parade on Saturday, August 8. call Sally Yuccas at 218.735.8625. You are asked to line up at the west end of Main Street starting at 4p. The parade starts at 4:30p. Prizes will be awarded in various divisions. All units and/or individuals are welcome to attend.
AUGUST 8 (SATURDAY)
MOUNTAIN IRON LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The Mountain Iron Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 8 from 8a-12p at the Mountain Iron Senior Center. Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Cost is $6 per serving. Children 5 and under eat for free if accompanied by an adult.
AUGUST 8 (SATURDAY)
PEOPLE FIRST BOWL-A-THON
Arc Northland’s Our People First Duluth group is holding a bowl-a-thon at the Incline Station on Saturday, August 8 from 2-4p. Cost includes shoe rental, pizza and pop and a chance to win prizes. Check out the People First Dignity Human Rights Inclusion Shirts. One of the hours will be atomic bowling. Arc Northland that helps people with disabilities to be a stronger self-advocate and be able to stand up for themselves towards others in the community. Cost is just $15.00 in advance and available by calling 218.726.4725 or at the Arc Northland office, 424 West Superior Street.
AUGUST 8-9 (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
MERRITT DAYS WOODEN BAT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Join the fun at the Merritt Day’s Wooden Bat Softball Tournament in Mountain Iron on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 & 9th. All games will be played at the South Grove Complex with men’s softball USSSA rules applying. Entry fee is required. For more information contact Greg at 218.741.0512.
AUGUST 9 (SUNDAY)
BRULE RIVER LION’S CLUB ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ & RAFFLE
It’s anticipated every year, the Brule River Lion’s Club Annual Chicken BBQ, plus this year you can participate in the 15th Annual Brule 5 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk. The festivities are slated for Sunday, August 9 with the BBQ starting at 11a.
AUGUST 11 (TUESDAY)
LAKE SUPERIOR ZOOMOBILE AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Lake Superior Zoo’s Zoomobile is bringing its “Creature Categories” program for children to the Duluth Public Library. The 45-minute program will be held in the Main Library’s Green Room (520 W. Superior St.) on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 pm. The program is free but space is limited and therefore registration is required; call 730-4200/option or sign up online at www.duluthlibrary.org. Many similarities and differences between animals can be seen and felt: furry or scaly, feathered or slimy. Kids will discover how scientists sort animals into groups based on how they look and behave. Live zoo animals will be on hand for kids to see close up and even touch.
AUGUST 11-13 (TUESDAY-THURSDAY)
SUPERIOR FIRE FIGHTERS “FILL THE BOOT” FOR MDA
The Superior Fire Department will carry out their annual tradition of raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with their “Fill the Boot” campaign in the Twin Ports. The event will be held Tuesday, August 11 through Thursday, August 13 from 3-6p each day at the following intersections: Belknap Ave & Tower Ave, 37th Street & Tower Ave and 22nd Ave East & East 2nd Street. This campaign benefits research and local services for the North Central States Chapter of the MDA.
AUGUST 13 (THURSDAY)
CITY SOUNDS ON THE LIBRARY PLAZA
It’s the last week of the Duluth Public Library’s free summer evening concerts, held outside on the Main Library Plaza (520 W. Superior St.). The City Sounds series begins at 6:30 pm, this week it’s North Shore Big Band. Chairs will be provided, but people are also welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. For more information, call the Duluth Public Library at 730-4200/option 6.
AUGUST 29 (SATURDAY)
SPAGHETTI DINNER/SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT FOR ARIA GRAMS FAMILY
Aria Grams was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy just after her first birthday. For the past seven weeks she has suffered numerous mini-heart attacks, a stroke, collapsed lung, infections, dozens of blood transfusions, three cardiac arrests and six open heart surgeries. She is currently at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital Mayo Clinic in Rochester. There will be a spaghetti dinner/silent auction benefit at the Belgian Club, 3931 East 2nd Street inSuperior on Saturday, August 29. Spaghetti will be served from 3-5pm, karaoke from 5-7pm, games, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets to dine are $10 and will be sold at the door. Learn more on facebook at: “Heart Warrior Princess Aria Rose”.
SEPTEMBER 26 (SATURDAY)
EMOTIONS INMOTION 4K RUN/WAK FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Join SAVE for a 5K Run/Walk that will benefit the programs to educate about depression and suicide. It will be held Saturday, September 26 at Leif Erikson Park in Duluth. Registration opens at 8a with the 5K run at 9a and the walk starting at 9:10a. Entry fees are as follows: Adults: $25, 12 & under: $15 and there is a family entry fee of 5 people for $60. Each participant is encouraged to help raise money for suicide awareness. Setup your own fundraising page at SAVE.org/events. To register for the event go to: www.SAVE.org.
Updated: July 30, 2015