April 4 "Voices From Iraq" 6:30 p.m., Peace Church 1111 N 11th Ave. E., lower level. The forum features 3 speakers: Sami Rasouli of Najaf, Iraq; Michelle Naar Obed, recently returned from working with the Christian Peacemaker Team in Kurdistan, Iraq; and Murtadha an exchange student from Baghdad, Iraq. This Northland Anti-War Coalition event is free and the public is welcome.
Tuesdays The Northeast Entrepreneur Fund Business Planning Workshops, Ordean Building. Call 1-800-422-0374 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 8: “Start a Business… Here’s How!” 6-8 p.m. $20.
April 15–May 6: CORE FOUR Business Planning Course, Tuesday nights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. $244 (financial assistance available to eligible participants).
April 10 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser for PAVSA. The march begins 6 p.m. at Fitgers followed by a rally beginning at 7 p.m. at Harbor City School. The event will consist of men walking a mile in women's shoes, in drag, or at least with sashes consisting of sexual & domestic abuse statistics with the intention of raising awareness. Visit www.pavsa.org for details.
April 16 Diabetes Screening 12-3 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Center. The screening will include foot checks, accu-check system, a BMI scale, blood pressure, med review, and an education table. Professionals will be available to have your questions answered.
April 17 9-1-1 Facility Open House 1-7 p.m., 2030 N. Arlington Ave. The public is being invited to tour the new 9-1-1 facility.
April 18 Progressive Action's "Spaghetti Dinner Extravaganza and Political Rally!" 6-8:30 p.m., Peace Church, 1111 N 11th Ave. E. Dinner, live music, silent auction, political speeches, children's activities. $10 for adults, children 10 and under free. Tickets available at the door or Green Mercantile. For more info www.prog-action.org or call 349-6681.
April 19 Duluth Farmers Market Earth Day Celebration 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 14th Ave. E. and 3rd St. Come and join us in celebrating this special day and enjoy music, food, and vendors of a variety of art, crafts, and services. For more information contact Lois at 624-4159 or email@example.com.
April 21 "Comfort and Connection at the End-of-Life: A Holistic Perspective” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th St., with keynote speaker Dr. Nancy Sudak, a physician with the Lake Superior Community Health Center and holistic practitioner. Local practitioners of Qigong, Shiatsu, Reiki, Acupuncture and other holistic therapies will be available at a “health fair” between 6-6:30 p.m. & 8:30-9 p.m. Free. Sponsored by The Greater Duluth End-of-Life Coalition. Call 728-0161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
April 23 Roots, Realities and Resistance: Human Rights and Migration Across Borders Potluck at 5:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m., Peace Church Fellowship Hall. Padre Uvi, a parish priest and well-respected leader in the human rights community, from Oaxaca City, Mexico, will connect the dots between US policy, migration and resistance. Discussion to follow. Sponsored by the Just Peace committee of Peace UCC, Witness for Peace, YWCA, and League of Women Voters.
April 24 Apart at the Seams:Sylvia Schuster and Al Carter Opening Reception 3-5 p.m., Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court, UMD. All events are free and open to the public. Hours: Tues. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. www.d.umn.edu/tma, 726-8222.
April 24 Take Back The Night Food, Rally, and March 5:30-10 p.m., Washington Center. Performances from 6:30-7:45; March begins at 8. Visit www.pavsa.org for details. Men as Peacemakers will be conducting a training for men on how they can become better communicators regarding gender, and domestic and sexual abuse issues prior to the event at the MAP office. Contact Daniel at 727-1939 X12, email@example.com.
April 25-27 Free Democracy Summit a weekend of art, education, and inspiration organized entirely by the students of UMD MPIRG (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group), firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-8157.
Friday: "The Current State of Democracy" panel to include Mayor Don Ness, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Panel discussions on the environment, human rights, media, and others, a Community Picnic and Fair Trade/Local Vendor Fair, & Reggae music by Prince Paul and the Conscious Party.
Sunday: interfaith service and community brunch and "How Politics and Technology Affects How We Grow Food" discussion with Becky Lourey, 3 p.m., Peace Church. Co-sponsored with Lake Superior Slow Food, lakesuperiorslowfood@yahoo