The Eagles Auxiliary will be hosting an all-you-can-eat soup, sandwich & salad buffet lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1710 N. 12th St. in Superior. The event is open to the public.
Here’s the menu:
- Pea soup
- Turkey noodle soup
- Chicken and wild rice soup
- Beef barley soup
- Chicken macaroni
- Tuna macaroni
- Potato salad
- Baked beans
- Rice hotdish
- Pasta salad
- Ham salad
- Tuna salad
- Egg salad sandwiches
- Cottage cheese
- Relish tray
- Lettuce with all the fixings
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 10 and younger. All proceeds to go local charities. Call (715) 392-6560 for more information.
This brings a new meaning to “laughter at your expense.” A group of Leadership Duluth alumni are hosting the second annual “FunnyRaiser,” which gives all of its proceeds to Safe Haven, a Duluth shelter and resource center for victims of domestic abuse.
The event, which includes live comedy, food, drinks, raffles and a silent auction, is 5:30-9 p.m. May 23 at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. in Lincoln Park.
More than 200 people attended last year’s inaugural event that raised nearly $13,000, and the group wants to set a new mark.
Tickets are $20. Go to the Safe Haven website to buy tickets, make a donation or for more information. Check out the event on Facebook, too.
Who doesn’t love a book fair? It was one of the highlights of this Eh? desker’s elementary school years.
Barnes & Noble at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth is hosting its own book fair today, and this one will benefit North Country R.I.D.E., which provides therapeutic horseback riding to at-risk youth and people of all ages with special needs in Carlton, Douglas and St. Louis counties.
The book store will donate 10 percent of its sales from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to when customers present a book-fair voucher to a sales associate. Online purchases from Saturday to Wednesday are eligible. Go to northcountryride.org to download the voucher. Volunteers will be onsite to hand out vouchers, too. They’ll also have information about North Country R.I.D.E., supplies for making Mother’s Day cards, and face painting for kids.
The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is Saturday in Duluth. The hope is that mail carriers will have so much food to haul they’ll need help transporting it.
Groups of two to three with a car, truck or van are needed to help move those items. Volunteers are asked to report to the Main Post Office, 2800 W. Michigan St., at 8:15 a.m. for a route assignment.
Even if you can’t carry boxes or bags, it’s OK. There are other ways to help. Leave a bag of food by your mailbox by 9 a.m. for pickup. All donations will distributed by local food shelves.
Call Meg Kearns at (218) 727-2391 for more information.
Pancake Day chairwoman Barb Tanski told us the Lions Club served about 300 more people at last week’s pancake fundraiser than last year’s, so we knew the bottom line was going to be pretty good when the cash was counted.
Well, this week fellow pancake producer Brian Thompson tells us how much better they did: They raised $83,000 for people with sight, hearing and diabetes needs. Compare that to $70,000 last year.
Thompson says thanks to all the volunteers — “as well as the entire community for coming out for pancakes!” About 9,400 customers were served.
The gals from the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority at the University of Minnesota Duluth are trying to help one of their sisters.
Kelsey Krautkremer was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2009 and was told in March that she’s down to 18 percent kidney function, according to sorority sister Cassie Gazzolo.
Krautkremer has started the process of being placed on the national deceased donor list. But the average wait time for type-O blood is three to six years, and she has been told she has weeks to months before she’ll need live-saving help.
Phi Sigma Sigma, along with Krautkremer’s family and friends, has been raising money and awareness, including on Twitter with the hashtag #KidneyForKelsey, about her condition. Gazzolo said all money raised this week will go toward the expenses of Krautkremer’s eventual kidney donor and any uncovered medical expenses.
Donations are welcome at a YouCaring.com page set up for Krautkremer.
The All American Club is providing the spaghetti and the Blue Water Big Band is providing the music for a fundraiser on Saturday afternoon.
The event, which is to raise money for Honor Flight Northland to take more World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., will be at the club, 1931 W. Michigan St. Spaghetti will be served from 2 to 6 p.m., and the band will serve up toe-tapping music from 2 to 4 p.m. You get it all for $10 per person.
If you’re not in to spaghetti or big band music, you still can send your donation to Honor Flight Northland at P.O. Box 7229, Duluth, 55807.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland’s fourth annual Ball for Boys and Girls is 5:30 p.m. May 16 at the Greysolon Ballroom, 231 E. Superior St., in downtown Duluth.
The event will have food and drinks, live music and live and silent auctions. The club’s 2012 Youth of the Year also will be recognized. Reservations are $100 per person, and all proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland.
The social and silent auction start at 5:30 p.m. Dinner, the program follow along with a live auction at 8 p.m.
To register, call (218) 727-1549 or go to bgcnorth.org.
This ain’t the same song and dance you see from lawyers:
The Volunteer Attorney Program in Duluth is hosting a musical fundraiser called LawLaw Palooza on Friday night at the College of St. Scholastica’s Mitchell Auditorium.
Among the musical performers will be St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin and the Grrrl Band. There will be a silent auction, ice cream and other entertainment provided by local attorneys and judges.
The Volunteer Attorney Program has been providing free legal services to low-income residents of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Lake, Pine and St. Louis counties for the past 31 years.
The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Contact email@example.com or (218) 723-4005 for tickets or more information.
The event name is a play on the rock music festival Lollapalooza.
Holy flapjacks, Batman, has it really been a year already since the last Lions Club Pancake Day at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center?
Yes, longwinded Boy Wonder, it has! The annual celebration of all-day breakfast is set for 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pioneer Hall, with pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee and a multitude of toppings ready for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime in between.
This is the 56th annual Pancake Day. There’s free parking in the DECC lots. Tickets are $6 in advance ($7 at the door) and are available at the DTCU Miller Hill Office on Trinity Road, Theobald Family Eye Care on Arrowhead Road, Mr. D’s West Duluth or from any Duluth Lions Member.
The Lions hope to raise $80,000 at this year’s event for their many projects throughout the community that help people with diabetes and sight and hearing needs.