A book fair at Barnes & Noble will benefit a therapeutic riding facility in Esko.
People can visit NCRide’s information table at the bookstore from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to pick up a voucher to present to a sales associate at checkout.
Those who prefer to shop online can visit bn.com/bookfairs and enter ID No. 11196277 to show their support.
Jeffery Tucker also will be holding a discussion and signing his new book, “Warmed by Windchill” at 1 p.m.
Are varmints picking at your cabbage patch? Are deer deforesting your yard? Are you finding it’s not so nice to play host to mice?
The Carlton County Extension Community Connect Program will present “Managing Wildlife in Your Yard and Farm.”
The program will feature Chris Balzer of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. His presentation will focus on deterring nuisance animals and attracting favorable wildlife.
Admission for the event is $5. It will be held at the Carlton County Transportation building, 1630 County Rd. 61, Carlton.
For more information, call the Carlton County Extension office at (218) 384-3511.
Um, someone wants to see your cat videos. Seriously.
The Duluth Art Institute and Zinema 2 will host the Cat Video Festival at
7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the movie theater and organizers want to include local fare.
Videos must be shorter than 5 minutes and are due by Nov. 22. Submissions
go to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, contact info and a YouTube link. Videos will be juried.
The students at Duluth’s St. John’s School surpassed their fundraising goal, and now, on Nov. 1, a pastor has to pucker up – to a llama.
It started on Oct. 4, when the children of St. John’s spent the day cleaning up their community as part of a service project and fundraiser. The children were challenged to raise $20,000, their reward was to have one of the pastors kiss a llama.
The students, motivated by this prize, managed to surpass their goal by more than $2,000. And now, the students are inviting the public to watch associate pastor Father Ben Hadrich smooch the South American pack animal on the baseball field at St. John’s at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1.
The Lake Superior Zoo announced the names of the baby Angolan colobus monkeys born this summer at the zoo.
“Kaya” has been chosen for the female born July 16, and “Kermit” has been
chosen for the male born June 26.
Kaya is named for a city in central Africa, and Kermit took his namesake from the popular frog known to be covered in green felt, because he likes to hop around like — you guessed it — a frog.
The zoo asked for the community’s help in naming the monkeys. Guests who attended “Boo at the Zoo” were given the opportunity to cast their votes and give to colobus conservation efforts.
Friends, canines, country pups: Lend me your floppy ears!
Eh? would like to take an opportunity to talk directly to the dogs of Duluth. So, owners, kindly take a moment to pass this column in front of your pup’s eyes before placing it in the dreaded crate.
OK, dogs, listen up. There’s something on the agenda for you today. It’s called Fido’s Fall Festival. It’s where a bunch of humans gather just for you. And this is the first chance your human will have to get a new 2014 dog license. It’s different this year, because all the money collected from dog licenses, over the administration costs, is going to be given to the Duluth Animal Shelter. But that’s just one part of the day. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening:
* PetCare will have rabies vaccinations for $25.
* Northland Spay/Neuter will do microchipping for $20.
* Ram Reizel will have a dog training demonstration.
* City of Duluth will sell 2014 dog licenses, which include a collar tag.
The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Fitger’s Brewery Complex lower level near “A Place for Fido,” 600 E. Superior St.
For more information, go to jazzydogtogs.com.
Viva la rrrrruff!
This is your Duluth golden eagles update for the end of summer.
Mark Martell, director of bird conservation for Audubon Minnesota, gave us some information on some of the birds he has been following since GPS transmitters were put on them last fall.
No. 45, known as Jeanette, returned to her usual breeding area on the Barren Grounds in Canada. She is just south of the Arctic Circle. Last year, she remained there through October before a southward migration.
No. 53, Jack, appeared to nest this summer just north of Great Slave Lake in Canada, about 63 degrees north and 115 degrees west. That’s the farthest west Minnesota Audubon has tracked a bird.
Signals from No. 46 last came in this past spring near the western shore of Hudson Bay. Martell said he has heard recent beeps from this GPS but they weren’t strong enough to locate or determine the status of the eagle.
Thanks to some grant money, the Animal Allies Humane Society will be hosting a pet adoption extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Petco store near the Miller Hill Mall.
Animal Allies received $5,000 from the Petco Foundation. The grant will be used to host and promote area rescue groups and adoption centers from across the Northland.
All animals up for adoption will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before adoption. Animal Allies cats will be available for no fee, and dogs will have a $50 discount on their adoption fee.
You can also bring in your pets for discounts on spaying or neutering.
Animal Allies will try to get 125 animals adopted during the event.
The annual Cause for the Paws 5K walk/run takes place Sept. 7 in
The race will start at 9 a.m. on the Osaugie Trail across from Barker’s Island, proceed to McDonald’s on East Second Street and go back to the starting point. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Cost to participate in the event, which is a benefit for the Humane Society of Douglas County, is $25 per person and $50 per family. You get a race T-shirt and bandanas for up to two dogs.
For more information, you can call (715) 398-6784, stop by the shelter at 3302 S. Humane Society Road in South Range or the Superior Animal Hospital, 36 E. Second St. You can download a registration form at hsdcpets.com.
Duluth’s Koni Sundquist, an avid birder, sent Eh? a photo spread from the October issue of Midwest Living magazine featuring Duluth’s Hawk Ridge as a nature destination. The story is short and informative. A spectacular two-page color photo by Duluth’s Michael Furtman shows former Hawk Ridge employee Debbie Petersen releasing a sharp-shinned hawk against the blue of Lake Superior with the fall colors of the Duluth hillside below.
Check it out at the newsstand.