Snow Angels for a Cause is looking for people with a few bucks to donate, a dash of childish glee and the ambition to take on a world record.
Make Your Mark needs 9,000 people to show up at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Malosky Stadium at 2 p.m. Sunday to make snow angels.
Make Your Mark is asking for a donation of $5 for individuals and $10 for families to participate in the event. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the Center for Changing Lives, an initiative to end youth homelessness in the Twin Ports.
It’s time to dust, polish and update exhibits. Are you in?
The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association, in conjunction with the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, is hosting its annual spring cleaning day March 11 at 600 S. Lake Ave.
Volunteers — who will get a free lunch from Grandma’s for the effort — are needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duties include dusting, updating displays, polishing brass, checking electric equipment and helping the park rangers with special projects.
If you’re interested, call (218) 727-2497 or email email@example.com.
The Salvation Army wants you to donate to the Salvation Army food shelf during Minnesota FoodShare Month.
Minnesota FoodShare’s “March Campaign” is encouraging Northland residents to give to the local Salvation Army. Money goes further than foodstuffs, said Major Bill Cox, a Salvation Army spokesman.
“Each dollar goes a long way,” Cox said. “If you want to do the most good, a $10 gift to us will go further than purchasing $25 worth of groceries on your own.”
The reason, Cox said, is that through its network of retailers and food banks, the Salvation Army can purchase pallets of food for as little as 12 cents per pound, or purchase milk for less than $2 per gallon.
But, Cox says, if people are looking for a more tangible item to give, “peanut butter is perfect. We never have enough of it, and it’s always a welcome protein for families — especially kids.”
To donate financially, bring or mail a donation to the Salvation Army, 215 S. 27th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55806, or by phone by calling (218) 722-7934. Nonperishable food items can also be brought to the location listed above.
While many of us may have been thinking of heading south this winter, the pastor of a church in Twig headed north — on his snowmobile.
Pastor Brad Shannon of New Life Covenant Church completed his nearly 2,000-mile ride from Twig to Churchill, Manitoba, at 6 p.m. on Thursday as planned, his wife, Brooke Shannon, said in a message via Facebook.
He had to backtrack a couple of times because of inaccessible routes, and he experienced cold weather, wind and snow and suffered minor frostbite, she wrote, “but all is well.”
Brooke Shannon and the couple’s three young children arrived in Churchill earlier after making the trip via a Chevrolet Suburban and by train after the road ended.
The journey, titled “New Frontier Expedition,” raised $23,000 toward the church’s drive to build a new home.
The family began their return journey on Saturday evening.
College of St. Scholastica first-year students will host “Thanksgiving in the Spring” on Feb. 26 at various local agencies and for people who are homebound.
If you’re homebound and you want a meal, you need to get your order in today. To place your order, call (218) 723-6484.
The meal, prepared and served by the 381 freshmen in the college’s Dignitas program, consists of turkey, potatoes, cranberries, muffins, carrots and apple pie.
In addition to the homebound, the students will serve their February Thanksgiving dinner at the Damiano Soup Kitchen, CHUM, Myers-Wilkins Collaborative, San Marcos, Kids Cafe, Life House, Lakeland Shores, Salvation Army, Rainbow Center, CASDA, Aftenro and Union Gospel Mission.
There’s always a reason to smile, if one looks hard enough. This Saturday, Dr. Camille Zelen and her staff at Mount Royal Dental are sure to provide a few smiles, or at least help with those smiles.
Zelen and staff are set to host a free dental clinic for children in support of the American Dental Association’s national Give Kids a Smile program at Mount Royal Dental, 1624 Woodland Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon.
Free dental screenings, treatments, education and advice to children and their parents or guardians will be provided at the clinic.
“February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and hosting a Give Kids a Smile event is a great way for us to celebrate children’s dental health,” Zelen said in a statement. “This clinic will be fun and informative for both adults and children. We have received a lot of support from the community and have many kid-oriented giveaways planned.”
According to the statement, the Give Kids a Smile program was created in 2003 by the American Dental Association to provide quality dental care for underserved children. What began as a one-day event in February is now a year-round national program with more than 41,000 volunteers. Each year, Give Kids a Smile events nationwide benefit more than 450,000 children.
For more information on Give Kids a Smile, go to ada.org/givekidsasmile.aspx.
America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive is looking to bolster some smiles with a drive to collect oral care products for at-risk children as part of Two Harbors’ nonprofit Just Kids Dental’s celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Just Kids Dental will be at the Hermantown Wal-Mart today to collect community donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and rinse.
The nonprofit will be set up from 1-3 p.m. near the Vision Center to promote children’s oral health and encourage donations.
“We are so grateful that Wal-Mart, an America’s ToothFairy Proud Underwriter, is helping to ensure children across the nation benefit from our National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign,” Fern Ingber, National Children’s Oral Health Foundation president and CEO, said in a statement.
If you’re in Chisholm this March — and, really, why wouldn’t you be? — the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is looking for a hand.
The United Way wants to stuff more than 25,000 food kits for its Buddy Backpack program. They have the kits, but what they need is some people to shove them with care into the backpacks.
There are four dates available for volunteers to try their hand at packing bags: March 11, 13, 25 and April 1. All work sessions are from 2-4 p.m. at the warehouse adjacent to Chisholm City Hall, off First Street and Third Avenue.
For more information and to register online, go to getconnected.unitedwaymn.org.
Dentists at more than 200 locations throughout Minnesota are providing free dental care to kids this weekend.
The work for the 12th year of the Minnesota Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program includes teeth cleanings, fillings, sealants and exams for kids whose families can’t afford care.
Kara Conry Dentistry, at 1420 London Road, Suite 206, in Duluth is participating from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Call (218) 481-7474 for details.
Nearly 250 participants in the Mentor Duluth program will be guests of honor at tonight’s University of Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey game when the Bulldogs and Colorado College face off at Amsoil Arena.
It’s the 15th annual Mentor Duluth Appreciation Night to honor the effort to match wiling adults with kids who need role models. Those in the program also will get free food at the game, be recognized during the second intermission, and will get to meet and receive autographs from the entire Bulldog team and Champ the mascot.
The event is made possible through donations from the alumni and friends of the UMD Sports Information Office. For more information on the Mentor Duluth program, please call program coordinator Dave Schaeffer at (218) 722-4745, ext. 118.