I don’t know about you, but it seems to me this fall is flying by! Take a few hours of your week to get out in the weather while it lasts, learn new things, or, as always, have fun. Here are some events I found this week that cover all of that, for free. Start off the week fresh by learning the sport of curling. Duluth Curling Club is offering a free “Learn to Curl” clinic on Monday, Oct. 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Duluth Curling Club, 327 Harbor Dr., Duluth, Minn. Certified instructors will teach you everything from on the ice safety to the logistics of curling, as well as the worldwide traditions. All equipment is provided by the club.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Spirit Mountain will be hosting the Winter Jamboree, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn how the mountain makes snow, visit with representatives from local ski and snowboard shops, and enter in chances to win big door prizes that will get you awesome discounts at the resort this season, some that were never offered before. This event will take place downtown Duluth, at the MinnesotaPower Plaza, located on the corner of Superior Street and Lake Avenue.
Any makers or takers of delicious squash recipes? Feel free to share and enjoy on Thursday, October 24 at Vegetable of the Year Potluck and Harvest Dinner. The Duluth Community Garden Program chose squash as this year's vegetable, so make sure you bring a dish as well as a copy of the recipe to share. Dinner will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Church, located on 2430 W 3rd St.
Along the lines of this year’s ski and snowboard season, the Duluth Superior Alpine Club will be hosting their annual ski swap up in the Bearpaw Chalet at Spirit Mountain. This is a great opportunity to get geared up at great deals. The swap will be held Friday, Oct. 25, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Aside from preparing for the winter activities, this week holds some fun fall events as well. On Friday, Oct. 25, the Duluth Public Library will be showing the horror film "Mama" at 2:00 p.m., followed by a discussion from the Minnesota Paranormal Investigators at 4:00 p.m. These investigators will share some creepy stories of experiences they’ve encountered while ghost hunting various sites in the previous decades.
Just because you are leaving the house doesn’t mean you can’t bring the dog! The Fitger's Complex is hosting Fido’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26. from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Here is your chance for you and your pooch to enjoy the day together, learning care and training techniques along with other canine information.
For all students in Duluth, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Lake Superior Art Glass is holding a student appreciation event for you: Learn how to blow glass for free! With a valid student I.D., partake in a one- hour- long class on glass blowing along with discounts and live music. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m.
To cap off the long week, why not indulge in a nice 9k autumn trial run. On Sunday, Oct. 27, the NMTC Fall Trail Series will hold another race at 2:00 p.m. Take off is off Becks road, two blocks above Skyline.
It’s that time of year where winter is right around the corner, but we can still get in some nice fall days. There’s a mix of events for you to tackle this time of year. Enjoy the week! Linked below are some more calendars where you can check out what else is going on around town.