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WHERE CAN I GET TAX FORMS?

Copies of the basic federal 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms, as well as Minnesota state forms and instructions, will be available at the Main Library (top floor), Mt. Royal Branch Library and West Duluth Branch Library. Additional forms and instructions can be found online, and the library will let people print 10 pages without charge. The IRS is not providing the library with instruction booklets for the basic forms. Copies of federal instructions can be found online at IRS.gov/Forms (to view or download) and at IRS.gov/orderforms (to request copies by mail). Copies may also be requested by calling 1-800-829-3676. This change is the result of significant cuts to the IRS appropriations by Congress.

 

HONOR FLIGHT NORTHLAND SET TO TAKE OFF IN JUNE

Honor Flight Northland will be taking about 90 Veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials on Saturday, June 6 this year.  They are now accepting donations and applications for the flight.  To print and/or download an application, go to honorflightnorthland.org.  Send the application to:  Honor Flight Northland, PO Box 7229, Duluth, MN  55807.  Veterans are chosen by the date of the application received with priority given to WWII Veterans.  For more information, please call:  218.409.6110.

 

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

EAGLES AUXILIARY FISH FRYS

The Eagles Auxiliary will be having a delicious fish fry every first Friday of the month at the Eagles Club in Superior, 1710 North 12th. They will be serving fish, shrimp, chicken strips, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, salad, French fries or baked potato. Prices vary. We also will have a special each month. Take outs are available and the event is open to the public.  Call 715-392-6560 to place an order or for more information.

 

 

APRIL 17 (FRIDAY)

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL’S SPRING GALA AUCTION AND SOCIAL

Come warm your spirit and your heart with an evening out to benefit students of St. James Catholic School.  A delightful evening awaits at the Holiday Inn Ballroom, 200 West First Street in Duluth for parents, parishioners, alumni and friends to gather for fun and socializing.  There will be appetizers, a wine grab, games and a silent and live auction.  Live Irish and Celtic Music will be enjoyed from 6-9p.  Dancing and door prizes from 9-11p.  Advance tickets are available at the school office $35 per person ($40 at the door).  Other ticket options include $60/couple or $500/table. (seats 8 and includes special evening events).

 

 

APRIL 17 & 18 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)

RUMMAGE SALE TO BENEFIT BUDDIES NOT BULLIES

Buddies not Bullies Inc of Duluth will be having their first fundraiser on April 17th & 18th.  They will be having a Rummage sale to help raise money to file a 501c3 to be a non-profit organization as well as raise money to help fund a 5K Walk/Run on May 2nd at Bayfront Festival Park.  Learn more at their facebook page or check out www.buddiesnotbulliesduluthmn.org.  Their mission is to raise awareness, provide support, education and resources to the citizens and communities about bullying.

 

 

APRIL 18 (SATURDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS FREE AREA AUTHORS PRESENTATIONS

On Saturday, April 18, author and UMD American Indian Studies Assistant Professor Erik Redix will talk about The Murder of Joe White at 1 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.).  In 1894, two Wisconsin game wardens went to arrest Ojibwe chief Joe White for hunting deer out of season, despite treaty rights. During the altercation, White was fatally shot in the back; the game wardens were acquitted of manslaughter by an all-white jury. Redix’s book sets the scene of decades of struggle by the Ojibwe to resist removal to the reservation. This is a One Book, One Community event.

 

 

APRIL 20 (MONDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS FREE AREA AUTHORS PRESENTATIONS

On Monday, April 20 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.), Cloquet native and author Tim Jollymore will present a dramatic reading and writing tips as he explores the struggles of identity in multicultural society through his book “Listener in the Snow.” Jollymore grew up next to the swamps, forests, and Indian reservations of northern Minnesota. He earned his English degree at UMD, spent his working life as a tree planter, pulp peeler, local historian, traveling salesman, corporate manager, and professor. Jollymore’s novel builds on this experience, examining the Windigo and Ojibwe culture, looking at the Scandinavian legend and characters, and the role of the monstrous snowstorm that sets the plot in motion. Join him for a discussion of the stories and lore of Mi’kmaq and Ojibwa culture while exploring the concept of plot development with a cultural focus. Jollymore will also share his tips for developing dialogue and explain how conversation in fiction is different from everyday communication.

 

 

APRIL 20 (MONDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS:  POETRY ROCKS! CELEBRATION OF POETRY

Minnesota Book Award winner Laura Purdie Salas will lead two free poetry workshops for kids from preschool age through grade 4 at the Duluth Public Library. The workshops will be held on Monday, April 20 at 6:30 pm at Mt. Royal Branch Library (Mt. Royal Shopping Center) and on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.). While the program focuses on engaging children in reading and writing poetry, all ages are welcome to attend to learn more about writing poetry for children.

 

APRIL 20-24 (MONDAY-FRIDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS BROWN BAG LUNCH TALKS:  MONEY SMART WEEK

The Duluth Public Library is holding a series of noontime talks during Money Smart Week (April 20-24) on financial issues that everyone faces. The free programs will be held in the Main Library Gold Room (520 W. Superior St.) from noon to 1 pm and people are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Coffee will be provided. Dates and topics are:

Monday, April 20 – Savings: how to boost your bank account/save for goals/FAIM (Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota)-matched savings

Tuesday, April 21 – Credit: How to boost your credit score/fix errors on your report/twin accounts – credit building

Wednesday, April 22 – Identity Theft: how to protect yourself/use consumer protections/financial and employment coaching

Thursday, April 23 – Debt: How to reduce your debt/deal with collections/common cents financial and homebuyer education

Friday, April 24 – Benefits: How to tap into programs/opportunities to increase your bottom line/health insurance and SNAP enrollments

The programs are sponsored by the Duluth Public Library and Community Action Duluth.

 

 

APRIL 21 (TUESDAY)

FUN FOR ALL AGES AT THE WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY

West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) will be hosting a variety of free programs for all ages. For more information on any of the events, call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

Terrific Terrariums will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm. Artists from the Northern Expressions Art Collective will be on hand to help kids in grades 1-6 celebrate Earth Day by making their own mini ecosystems in a jar. They’ll also enjoy an earth-friendly snack and discover how kids can make a difference in saving our planet.

 

 

APRIL 23 (THURSDAY)

FUN FOR ALL AGES AT THE WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY

West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) will be hosting a variety of free programs for all ages. For more information on any of the events, call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

The popular LEGOs at the Library program will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30. Kids should bring their imaginations and the library will supply the LEGOs. Open to kids in grades K-5 but registration is required. Sign up online at duluthlibrary.org or call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

 

APRIL 24 (FRIDAY)

FUN FOR ALL AGES AT THE WEST DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY

West Duluth Branch Library (5830 Grand Avenue) will be hosting a variety of free programs for all ages. For more information on any of the events, call the West Duluth Branch Library at 730-4280.

Author/songwriter presents “CCC Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps” on Friday, April 24 at 4 pm. More than 2.5 million young men enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Many of them felt that experience was the most important event in their lives, turning them from boys into men. Jamerson has researched the CCC, produced a documentary film for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of related songs and written an historical novel. He’ll share some of of his information in this musical storytelling program.

 

 

APRIL 24 (FRIDAY)

“ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY” BRINGS AUTHOR, FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY TO DULUTH

Fourteen years ago, the Duluth Public Library partnered with local organizations to create a community-wide reading project, “One Book, One Community.” The library is bringing a variety of events to the Northland to allow everyone a chance to be part of this One Book, One Community celebration of the book. Including:  Local film premiere. “The Jingle Dress,” a contemporary, unvarnished look at a Native American family’s relocation from their rural Minnesota reservation to the urban Minneapolis environment, will be shown on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm at Teatro Zuccone. (Tickets are $5, available at the door that evening.) The film will also be shown on Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm in the Fond du Lac Community College Auditorium in Cloquet, with no admission charge. Film director William Eigen will be on hand for question and answer sessions following both screenings.

 

APRIL 25 (SATURDAY)

SPAGHETTI BENEFIT DINNER FOR KIM NELSON

Attend the benefit Spaghetti dinner for Kim Nelson, mother to 10 year old Sheila.  Kim is battling colon cancer and is unable to work.  Funds from the benefit will be used to defray medical and living expenses.  The dinner will be held from 3-8p on Saturday, April 25 at the Parkland Town Hall in South Range, WI.  Cost is:  $7 for adults, kids 6-12, $3, 5 and under FREE.  There will also be a bake sale, door prizes and silent auction.  A benefit fund has been set up in Kim Nelson’s name at Superior Choice Credit Union, 2817 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI.  Call Shelby for more information:  218.391.7642.

 

 

APRIL 25 (SATURDAY)

CANCER BENEFIT FOR ELAINE SPIKBERG

To help with the medical expenses, Elaine Spikberg’s family is hosting a benefit at the VFW Post #3979, located at 210 Arch Street in Cloquet.  Elaine was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer in January of 2015.  The benefit will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 3-7p.  There will be a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and music provided by City Lights DJ.  Adults-12 and over, $10.  Children 11 and under, $5.  (2 and younger, free).  Checks and donations are also being accepted at 312 North 40th Avenue West, Duluth, MN  55807.  For more information:  218.391.3961.

 

APRIL 26 (SUNDAY)

FINAL IN THE CONCERT SERIES “MUSIC AT THE COPPERTOP”

Don’t miss the 4th and final in the Concert Series “Music at the Coppertop” on Sunday, April 26 at 3pm.  It will be held at the First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop Church), 230 East Skyline Parkway in Duluth.  You’ll be entertained by many talented musicians from the Coppertop playing organ, strings, trumpet, timpani, recorder and bagpipes.

 

APRIL 28 (TUESDAY)

“ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY” BRINGS AUTHOR, FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY TO DULUTH

Fourteen years ago, the Duluth Public Library partnered with local organizations to create a community-wide reading project, “One Book, One Community.” The library is bringing a variety of events to the Northland to allow everyone a chance to be part of this One Book, One Community celebration of the book. Photographer Ivy Vainio’s series of pow-wow dancers photos will be exhibited in partnership with the Duluth Art Institute in the Depot Great Hall, April 28 – May 2. An opening reception will be held in the Great Hall on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

 

APRIL 30 (THURSDAY)

4TH ANNUAL SPRING ROAST BEFF DINNER

The 4th annual Spring Roast Beef Dinner will be held at the First United Methodist Church (the “Coppertop” Church) serving a delicious, traditional roast beef dinner on Thursday, April 30, from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Cost:  $12.00 adults and $6.00 children under 12.  There will be lots of yummy favorites on the menu: roast beef, corn, mashed potatoes & gravy, Cole slaw, roll and homemade apple pie.  Dine in, carry out, & drive through are available.

 

APRIL 30 (THURSDAY)

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS:  POETRY ROCKS! CELEBRATION OF POETRY

Minnesota Book Award winner Laura Purdie Salas will lead A free poetry workshop for kids from preschool age through grade 4 at the Duluth Public Library. The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library Green Room (520 W. Superior St.). While the program focuses on engaging children in reading and writing poetry, all ages are welcome to attend to learn more about writing poetry for children.

 

 

APRIL 30 (THURSDAY)

HERMANTOWN AREA CHAMBER’S 7TH ANNUAL unWINEd EVENT

The seventh annual unWINEd event, hosted by the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on April 30, at the Duluth International Airport. unWINEd offers guests a food and beverage tasting experience along with a silent auction. The tastings and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level. unWINEd, which helps raise funds for the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hermantown  Summerfest, will showcase some of the area’s best food and beverage vendors.  Tickets for this event are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.HermantownChamber.com or by calling 218.729.6843.

 

MAY 9 (SATURDAY)

BRULE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE

Mark Saturday, May 9th from 9a-1p on your calendar and attend the Brule Presbyterian Church Rummage & Bake Sale at the Brule Town Hall.  There will be coffee and lunch served by the Youth for Clearwater Bible Camp Fund.

 

JUNE 15 – AUGUST 21

HARTLEY NATURE CENTER SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Kids love to spend their summer days at Hartley.  Hartley camps offer an opportunity for young people to get outdoors to explore, play and learn- something your child won’t get anywhere else!  Harley Nature Center’s summer program has something for every taste and level of curiosity. Most camps are a week long with morning and afternoons options.  Camps run from June 15 through August 21. In addition to the camps, early drop-off is available for busy parents and a full day option is also available with a supervised lunchtime. New this year, Hartley is offering Family Nature Workshops which allow adults to join youth (ages 4-8) in a one day experience. This is a great compliment to the over 80 camp experiences for youth ages 3-12 years old.  Visit Hartley’s website www.hartleynature.org to view a copy of the camp brochure along with online registration, scholarship information and other camp details.

 

 

 Updated:  April 16, 2015

 

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