Recovery Speaker Series wraps up

Imagine being a teenager with a mental illness. Now add substance abuse.

You’ve got what mental health professionals call a dual diagnosis adolescent. A local expert will talk about how culture influences dual diagnosis adolescents at 7:30 p.m. on March 27  in Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica.

The speaker is Michelle Johnson-Jennings, co-director of Research for Indigenous Community Health and assistant professor in the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy’s Duluth campus.

The free talk will follow a social hour at 6:30 p.m. It’s the final talk in the Recovery Speaker Series sponsored by Clean Recovery Services at St. Scholastica and Hazelden addiction treatment center.

You can learn more by calling (218) 723-6527.

 

#STEMforHer chat

Women and girls interested in advancing entrepreneuership and science, technology, engineering and math are invited to a Twitter conversation on Monday hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration — or @SBAgov — and the National Women’s Business Council — @NWBC.

Erin Andrews, from the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, will share tips on how the Small Business Administration can help women overcome hurdles in expanding their businesses.

The talk also will feature Divya Nag, co-founder of Stem Cell Theranostics (@Dnag09), and representatives from Goldie Blox (@GoldieBlox) and Girls in Tech (@GirlsinTech).

The Twitter chat will run from 1-2 p.m. on Monday. View the conversation by searching for the hashtag #STEMforHer.

 

Sign up for Rampage

Early bird special sign up for the first Rampage at the Ridge ends March 31.

The event is similar to other endurance-pushing, obstacle-jumping races like Tough Mudder.

The event is Aug. 24 at Giants Ridge. It was created by the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota to raise money for a new initiative to focus on local veterans and their families.

For more information, go to rampagerun.org.

 

Little Women’ now with a big name

It’s Louisa May Alcott: Now with a celebrity cameo.

The Douglas County Historical Society’s History Theatre’s production of “Little Women” will include state Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, in Act II.

The play, based on Alcott’s 1869 novel, tells the story of four sisters growing up during the Civil War. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 30 at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior.

No word on whether Reinert will be able to save poor Beth.

Tickets are available at douglashistory.org.

Donation station

Eh? has heard of donating canned goods, time, blood and even plasma (but is it really a donation if they pay you?) but this is the first Eh? has heard of a bone marrow drive.

One way to cure bone cancer is by donating bone marrow. This is called stem cell transplantation.

The Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization at the University of Minnesota Duluth is organizing a bone marrow drive on April 8 and 10 at the Kirby Plaza lower level, in front of the bookstore, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Support athletics

Gary-Morgan Park Hockey is holding a fundraiser for youth hockey from 1-7 p.m. Saturday at Good Fellowship Community Center, 1242 88th Ave. W.

Activities include a raffle, silent auction, bake sale, bingo from 1-4 p.m. and a spaghetti feed from 5-7 p.m.

Cost for supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children. We welcome your submissions and suggestions.

A prayer for the port

The Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers is hosting the annual Blessing of the Port on Thursday at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center, 600 S. Lake Ave.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the brief service beginning at 5.

The service will include a forecast for the 2014 shipping season, a blessing of all who are involved in the Twin Ports, a musical tribute to mariners and refreshments to follow.

The service is open to the public.

Talkin’ ’bout ADA

The Superior Public Library will hold a public forum to highlight the rights of disabled people.

On Tuesday, two experts will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act and discrimination.

Robin Jones, director of the Great Lakes ADA Center and instructor at the University of Chicago, and Jodi Hanna of Disability Rights Wisconsin will be on hand to guide attendees through the two-hour workshop.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at 1530 Tower Ave. and is free and open to the public.

Dust off your detective cap

Benedict Cumberbach might not be there, but a local iteration of the legendary London sleuth Sherlock Holmes will face Glensheen Mansion in “The Hounds of Baskerville.” Glensheen takes the lead role as a house plagued by a diabolical hound of supernatural origins. Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson, are on the case. The mystery is being directed by Rob Larson and features local college students filling in the actual acting roles. The event is part of Living Literature, part of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s School of Fine Arts, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in April. The evening includes the performance, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a post-viewing presentation on the Sherlock Holmes genre and an abbreviated flashlight tour of the Congdon mansion. The performance runs April 3-5 with shows starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available at glensheen.org.