Lutheran Social Service is holding a diaper drive to “keep the littlest Duluthians covered” during the cold months.
The December Diaper Drive is intended to refill the shelves at the “Nursery,” a place where families in crisis can receive emergency, short-term day care, infant and toddler clothing or diapers.
Drop-off locations through December are at the Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth Grill, Duluth News Tribune, Explorations Toy Store, Hermantown Chamber of Commerce, Inn on the Lake, Lake Superior Magazine, Marshall Hardware, Marshall School, all four branches of North Shore Bank, Pro Print, St. Louis County Auditor Service Center (at the mall) and University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development (at the Tech Village).
To arrange pick-up or get fliers, email email@example.com or call (218) 728-1445.
Grandma only has photos to brag about through mid-October.
If you have a photo of your grandkids that you’d like to share, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Grandma’s Brag Book, DNT, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802.
Don’t forget to send along a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want the photo returned.
Twenty years after its founding, the owners and operators of Food Farm in Wrenshall are inviting the public to help them celebrate.
A tour, kids’ activities, a tractor pull and a talent show will be offered from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the farm, 2612 County Road 1. That will be followed at 6 p.m. by a review of the farm’s history and a movie appropriate for all ages in the Free Range Film Festival barn.
You’re invited to bring your own picnic, if you’d like. A food truck will be on the farm for those wishing to buy food.
The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development is looking for military families to participate in a study.
The Adapt program aims to learn from military parents on how to best support National Guard, Reserve and active-duty families through the deployment cycle. Participants can earn between $385 and $595 through the course of the study and will be asked to take part in four sets of interviews and surveys over a two-year period.
You qualify if you have at least one child ages 5 to 12 and at least one parent in the household has been deployed since 2001. Call (612) 624-4830 for more information.
Duluth Public Schools Early Childhood Family Education is accepting registrations for its fall program.
Locations throughout the school district are staffed by licensed teachers for the program — which offers 1½-hour weekly sessions for 10-week quarters for parents and children and includes group discussion, parent-child activities, education and toy and book-lending — meant for parents of infants through kids up to age 3. Sessions begin Sept. 11.
Newsletters have been mailed, and preregistration packets can be found at all elementary schools, libraries, McDonald’s restaurants and the Duluth school district website. Call (218) 336-8890 for details or on Facebook at Duluth Area ECFE and School Readiness.
Douglas County residents are invited to pack up the kids and bring them to the children’s immunization clinic at the Public Health Department.
The clinic is from 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Government Services building, 1316 N. 14th St., Suite 324, in Superior.
All of the routine immunizations for kids 6 months and older are available. And it’s free for kids with no health insurance; who are covered by Medical Assistance; or whose insurance doesn’t cover vaccinations.
A parent or guardian must be present, and bring those immunization records along, too.
Arc Northland, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of disabled people and their families, is hosting a picnic today for the public.
It’s the 12th annual family reunion picnic and will be held at Bayfront Family Center from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Call (218) 726-4725 for more information.
If you’ve ever wanted to kick off that family history project, Thursday may be the time to start.
The Twin Ports Genealogical Society and Duluth Public Library staff will present a workshop on family history research as part of the main library’s summer reading program.
Information and research assistance will be provided 5:30-7 p.m. in the Green Room at the library on West Superior Street downtown. The workshop is free and there is no need to register.
The 30th annual National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 in Duluth and around the nation.
People interested in hosting an event or block party in Duluth are encouraged to contact Pam at (218) 722-7178 or email@example.com.
The deadline to apply to host an event is July 24.
This weekend you can take a one-way trip out of town — and ride your bike back.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad is hosting its first ever Bike Train on Saturday. Bike enthusiasts can load up their wheels at the Depot in Downtown Duluth and ride the rails to Two Harbors. The train will drop the bikers off around noon, leaving them with their bikes and a passport including information and directions back to the home base: Duluth Pack. After lunch and a peek at the local tourist attractions, the group will use manpower and their two-wheeled machines to conquer the 27-mile return trip.
The train leaves Duluth at 10:30 a.m. sharp, so show up a bit early to load up your bike. The tickets are $20 and can be purchased online</a> or by phone at (800) 423-1273 or (218) 733-1273.