Saturday, May 28, 2011

American Red Cross Training Classes

The American Red Cross office in hibbing will be hosting classes at 1810 Third Ave. E., Suite 7.

A waterfront Lifeguard course June 6-10 in Hibbing. Professional Rescuer CPR/AED and Lifeguard Challenge (testing only) will be held June 6. Registration is online at

A Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer CPR/AED class from 4 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, in Hibbing. Registration is online at

The American Red Cross has received funding from the VFW Post 8510 Ladies Auxiliary to sponsor a babysitter’s training course in Hibbing. This class will be held from 9am. to 3:30 p.m.Friday, June 3, in Hibbing. Instead of the customary price of $45, this class will be offered for only $15. Limited to the first 10 paid participants. Register online at

For more information on any of these classes, call 263-4455 or toll-free 800-747-

Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday in his Hometown

May 26-29, 2011, Come celebrate Dylan's 70th birthday and the 10th year of Hibbing's citywide Dylan Days. Over the past several years Dylan Days has built a grassroots tradition including the singer/songwriter contest, writing contest and literary showcase, visual arts competition, live plays and performances, Bobby Zimmerman bus tour, live music and other annual events.

Here's the Dylan Days 2011 Schedule

Wednesday, May 25
Brittany Lee and Josh Dunne, 7-11 p.m. at Zimmy’s: Lee, an Iron Range native, joins fellow Nashville musician for acoustic “Dylan Days Eve” show.

Thursday, May 26
Dylan Days Welcome Reception, 5 p.m. at Zimmy’s; followed by live music from Anchorage, Alaska’s The Grunt Monkeys.

Friday, May 27
Dylan Days Symposium, 2-4 p.m. at Hibbing Public Library Auditorium, featuring discussion with members of Dylan’s high school band The Golden Chords, original film about Dylan and tourism featuring Manchester professor David Leaver, and the 2011 literary showcase with winners of the Dylan Days writing contest.

'50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hop co-sponsored by Hibbing Historical Society, 6-8 p.m. at the Hibbing Memorial Building Dining Hall: authentic music from the 1950s that a young Bob Dylan might have listened to. This event is open to families and will feature a partial reunion of one of Dylan's early bands, The Golden Chords. Dylan’s favorite boyhood dessert, cherry pie a la mode from the L&B Café, will be available to the crowd.

Dylan Days Singer/Songwriter Contest, First Division, 8:30 p.m.-midnight at Zimmy’s: Competitors from all over the world sing one Dylan song and one original. Our oldest, most popular tradition.

Saturday, May 28
Bobby Zimmerman Bus Tour, 10:30-2:30, pick up/drop off at Zimmy's: the popular interpretive, interactive tour of Hibbing showing the town Dylan knew, his potential influences, along with the town today through storytelling and history. Waiting list available.

Dylan Days 2011 Postal Cancellation, 2-5 p.m., Zimmy's: Each year the United States Postal Service, by way of its Hibbing post office, offers a creative, unique postal cancellation stamp featuring a limited edition Dylan Days image. This stamp is only available on this day and may be used on memorabilia or actual mail.

Dylan Days Singer/Songwriter Contest, Second Division, 3-6 p.m. at Zimmy’s: Competitors from all over the world sing one Dylan song and one original in this follow-up to the Friday night contest.

The Fifth Day of May with Danny Fox, 6-9 p.m. at Zimmy’s: featuring two-time winner of the Singer/Songwriter contest and Dylan Days favorite.

Johnny’s in the Basement, 9 p.m. at Zimmy's: a new music project with Duluth musician Jamie Ness; Dylan music keeps the crowd rocking into the night.

Sunday, May 29
Dylan Days Farewell Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Zimmy's: Local Ojibwa blessing to start; chat with new friends before going home.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Minnesota Discovery Center announces summer hours

Minnesota Discovery Center announces new summer hours. Beginning May 28 the Museum and Heritage Park will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The Iron Range Research Center will remain open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Minnesota Discovery Center’s vintage trolley will begin making the 2.5 mile round-trip to Glen Location on May 28. Trolley runs are available for $2 per person plus admission on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 and 3 p.m., Thursday at 1, 3 and 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 1, 3 and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. 

Minnesota Discovery Center’s mining-themed mini-golf course will also open for the season on May 28. The cost is $2 per person per round plus admission.

Minnesota Discovery Center’s demonstrators and history players return to the park and museum Thursdays from 5-9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m.

Other upcoming and ongoing events at Minnesota Discovery Center include:
  • two new exhibits created around the famous image, “Grace,” by Eric Enstrom of Bovey. “Grace Inspriations: A Photographic Depiction of the Iron Range” and “The Significance of Grace” run through July 31, 2011.
  • Acoustic Café featuring Matt Ray is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday May 26.
  • Art in the Park with local musicians and artists is every Thursday 7-9 p.m. starting June 2; 
  • Empowher, a two-day regional women’s expo is June 3 &4; a dinner and comedy event with comediennes Tina and Lena is Friday, June 3;
  • A traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz museum in Santa Rosa, CA, “Peanuts... Naturally” opens June 11; and Grandparents Day is June 18. 
Please visit or call 800-372-6437 for information about these and other events and activities.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon & Deployment Ceremony

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Hibbing and Chisholm -- The Community Kick Off Event will be held May 25th at 6P in the Dining Room of the Hibbing Memorial Building. There is an immediate need for the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Hibbing and Chisholm as over 100 local members of the 194th Armored Calvary, Troop A, Army National Guard will be deploying Thursday, May 26th.

Deployment Ceremony - The Hibbing-based unit, Troop A 1-94 Calvary, is about to commence on a one-year deployment to Kuwait and Iraq working as convoy escorts.  There will be a Deployment ceremony for National guard Troop A 1-94 Calvary at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26th at the Hibbing Memorial Building

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The Hibbing Historical Society invites members and the public to an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Hibbing Historical Museum located on the lower level of the Memorial Building.  David Aho, owner and developer of the Mitchell Yards property, will be on hand to talk about the property which has recently been designated one of the most endangered sites in Minnesota.  Questions? Call 263-8522.

MDC Dinner & Comedy set for June 3, 2011

Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm will host the comedy and singing duo “Tina and Lena” Friday, June 3, as part of a regional women’s expo, Empowher. Doors to the facility’s Pavilion will open at 5 p.m. for happy hour; at 5:30, event sponsor American Bank will welcome guests. At 6 p.m., a buffet dinner will be served. Entertainment by Tina and Lena, “singers with zingers,” begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $30 for MDC members and $40 for non-members.

“This duo has won rave reviews from audiences around the state and country," said Tammy Jensen, MDC Engagement & Events Manager. “They’re planning to bring an Iron Range twist to their hilarious material. It promises to be a great evening of entertainment for all ages.”

Tickets to the dinner and show are available by calling 800-372-6437 or stopping by Minnesota Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Dr. in Chisholm Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Thursdays until 9 p.m.

For information about these and other events visit

Monday, May 16, 2011

Greyhound Bus Museum is open for the season

The Greyhound Bus Museum will open at 9 Museum hours are 9 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

If you would like to volunteer for four-hour shifts, call Gene or Mike at 263-5814.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


A number of deployment ceremonies will be held throughout Minnesota to honor members of a 34th Red Bull Infantry Division brigade that’s heading to Iraq. The First Brigade Combat Team will leave at the end of May to join Operation New Dawn. The deployment is scheduled to last one year.

According to a Minnesota National Guard news release, the soldiers will be responsible for base management, as well as ensuring the security of troops and supplies transported by convoys. The 2,400-soldier brigade will be headquartered in Camp Arifjan, with smaller units throughout Kuwait.

There will be a total of 25 ceremonies around Minnesota throughout May and into the beginning of June.
Army Lt. Col. Michael Wickman says this is the second largest Minnesota National Guard deployment since World War II.

In Hibbing, there will be a deployment ceremony for the 1-94 Armored Cavalry Troop A Army National Guard on Thursday, May 26th at 11:00 AM at the Hibbing Memorial Building.

There will also be a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community Kick-Off Event on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Building Dining Room.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Servicemembers and their families with community support, training, services and resources. It's neighbor supporting neighbor. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is united to bring Servicemembers all the way home.  Help us to help our local Servicemembers and military families.

Friday, May 13, 2011


The Million Dollar Kids’ Club presents the 5th Annual Zoo Critter event (Duluth Zoo Mobile) at Security State
Bank, 701 E. Howard St. in Hibbing on Monday, May 16. The animals will visit from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the bank’s lobby. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Call 263-8855.

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