This Week in Duluth
June 18th: History in a Pint
Time: 6:00 pm. Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history discussion series, “History in a Pint.” The presentation, entitled “From Combat in Iraq to Service in Duluth,” is free and open to the public. In 2005, Steve Saari, Lt. Col (Retired) USAF, was a pilot and the Mission Commander of a crackerjack team of twelve F-16 pilots who trained together, flew their F-16s from Minnesota to Iraq, and served together in combat. This was the first flight of twelve F-16s to ever deploy to a combat zone from the Minnesota Air National Guard. Steve will talk about the day-to-day realities of serving as a combat pilot in Iraq. He will also discuss how that military service led to his current service as Regional Director at MACV (Military Assistance Council for Veterans) in Duluth. Held at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing 308 East Superior Street. Call (218) 733-7586
June 18th: Song, Interrupted
Time: 7:00 pm. Featuring Mary Bue, a storytellers series kickoff. Held at The Underground at 506 West Michigan Street. Call (218) 733-7555
June 19th: Antique Appraisal
Time: Noon - 3:00 pm. Bring your antique/collectible item for a free appraisal The St. Louis County Historical Society has arranged for Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, both experts in antique appraisal, to be at your service. You may bring up to two items per person for an informal oral identification and evaluation of each antique. If the piece is too large or fragile to be hand-carried, clear photographs with a description of any marks and labels will be sufficient. Held at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot). Call (218) 733-7568
June 21st: Live Music held at Sir Benedict's Tavern on the Lake. Featuring Emily Haavik from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Cherry Dirt at 9:00 pm.
Call (218) 728-1192
Jun 22nd: 13th Annual Lincoln Park Walleye Open
Time: 8 am-9 pm. This family-fun fishing event attracts about 400 fishing enthusiasts from across the region to compete for more than $20,000. 1st through 39th place all receive great prizes, with the largest cash prize of $1,000 going to 40th place. $35 entry fee. Held on the St. Louis River. Call (218) 727-6573
June 22nd: 37th annual Grandma’s Marathon Time: 7:45 am 26.2-mile road race from Two Harbors to Duluth. This event highlights the best of what Duluth has to offer including breathtaking scenery, unmatched hospitality and passionate community spirit. Accompanying activities such as the Essentia Health Fitness and Health Expo, the Michelina's All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, the Whipper Snapper Races for Kids, the William A. Irvin 5K, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the USA Half Marathon Championships make Grandma's Marathon weekend a festival that the whole family will enjoy. $100,000 prize purse for the top marathon athletes. Call (218) 727-0947 or visit Grandma's Marathon online for more details!
Check out the current art exhibits at area galleries Art Galleries.