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Tuesday, Two Ways

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There are two very different community events going on tomorrow evening, but they both have the community’s health in mind. Stop by one on your way to the other if you can!

The first: Fair Food Access and Insure Duluth are partnering up to have an open house for local residents who need a little bit of guidance making it through the health insurance sign-up process. There will be food provided, and Northern Expressions Arts Collective will have creative kids’ activities to keep them busy while you navigate the enrollment process. That’s from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center, 3002 W. 3rd St.

Then head way down Grand Avenue to the Morgan Park Community Center for the monthly meeting on the Morgan Park Community Club. Why would you go if you’re not a MP resident? Tomorrow’s special guests, Susan Johnson and Catie McCoy from the Environmental Protection Agency District 5,  will be discussing plans for the US Steel site cleanup, which will have an impact on all the riverfront neighborhoods, including Lincoln Park. That starts at 6:30, and the address is 1242 88th Avenue West.

So let’s have beans for every meal!

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As the days get colder and the nights get longer, 2014’s Vegetable of the Year really comes into its own.  One Vegetable, One Community will be celebrating the legumey goodness on October 24 at Holy Family Church–check here for details. It’s a neighborhood potluck, and we’re all invited!

What are your favorite bean recipes? This one comes from Budget Bytes, a recipe blog that everyone trying to eat tasty food on the cheap should know about. Here it is: black bean-sweet potato-chipotle burgers. Smoky, a little sweet, very savory, super filling…and one of these guys will run you about the same as something off the value menu at the drive-through, while making your insides much happier.

Yeah, we met on the street!

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Turns out that if you let the community transform a space, they’ll do it with gusto! Over 1,000 people came out to Lincoln Park Meet on the Street yesterday, Sunday July 13.  For a few hours, 3rd St. between 24th and 27th Avenues West was a new community center–a space where you could get to know your neighbors, play some games, enjoy storytime under the trees, cover the asphalt with chalk art, meet Laverne the Lake Superior Zoo chinchilla and her creepy-crawly buddies, and much more.

Did you go to Meet on the Street? Share your story here. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like–and stay tuned for next year! Can we make it 1500? Or even more?

 

 

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The party’s just getting started at 2:15, but already the neighborhood is taking to the streets.

bike party

Bike party! A cluster of bikes gathers around the UMD Office of Sustainability’s Fender Blender, a human-powered smoothie maker on loan to Ecolibrium3 for the event.

Lincoln Park Summer Celebration

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Check out WDIO’s report from the Lincoln Park Summer Celebration yesterday! It was the sort of June day in Duluth where you can sunburn your face and break out your cozy layers. Things were hopping at the Harrison Community Center. If you attended the event, what was your favorite part?

Things to do in our Neighborhood

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“There’s nothing to do in Duluth!”

For those of us planning and promoting events, that statement could not be further from the truth. Duluth is starting to come alive again [now that we’re thawing out!] and there are many opportunities to get out and experience all that our unique city has to offer. The best part is that all of these events are extremely affordable or even free!!

April 13 and May 18 – Zeitgeist Family Concert Series at Teatro Zuccone downtown – Bring the whole family for some great music and performances for only $5 a ticket. Each performance begins at 3:30 pm and lasts just long enough to keep the interest of even the smallest child. All proceeds go to support arts programming in the Duluth School District, and the concerts will also help to connect you to local art and music teachers if you feel inspired! You can buy tickets and get more information at www.ZeitgeistArts.com.

April 19 – Egg-Splosion!! Join Northern Expressions Arts Collective and Rock Hill Community Church for a day of Easter fun at Harrison Park/Community Center! We will feature a light breakfast, an Easter story craft, an egg dyeing contest, and our 2nd annual EGG LAUNCH!! That’s right – after we color eggs, we will launch them out into the field with wrist rockets and watch them EGG-SPLODE! All activities are free of charge and take place anytime between 10am and 1pm that day.

April 24 – In the Park – After Dark: All Things Beans – Northern Expressions Arts Collective, the Fair Food Access Committee and One Vegetable, One Community are working together for a GIGANTIC family event that is all Duluth’s 2014 Vegetable of the Year! Cook and sample recipes, do an art project with beans, and learn a little bit about how to grow your own beans as well. This special evening takes place at our usual In the Park – After Dark time at Harrison Community Center (5:30 – 7:30 pm), is for the whole family, and is free of charge.

More events are planned in the area throughout the summer in the Lincoln Park and West Duluth areas – stop by here often and check the calendar. Step away from the t.v., get outside and meet your neighbors and enjoy this wonderful neighborhood we live in!!