Make a DifferenceThe 15th annual Cause for the Paws 5K walk/run benefitting the Humane Society of Douglas County will be Sept. 7 on the Osaugie Trail across from Barker’s Island.
Help out the Humane Society
The 15th annual Cause for the Paws 5K walk/run benefitting the Humane Society of Douglas County will be Sept. 7 on the Osaugie Trail across from Barker’s Island. Registration beings at 8 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 for individuals or $50 for families and includes a race T-shirt for you and bandanna for your dog(s). Participants who collect $50 or more in pledges in addition to the event fee will receive a race sweatshirt.
Race starts on Barker’s Island causeway and goes to McDonald’s on East Second Street and back to the starting point. The annual shelter raffle drawing will be held immediately after the race and tickets are available until the start of the event.
Call (715) 398-6784 for tickets or stop in to the shelter or Superior Animal Hospital & Boarding Suites to get your tickets and pledge forms. Go to www.hsdcpets.com for official rules and to download a registration form.
Monday: 1-5 p.m. at Grand Itasca Hospital, 1601 Golf Course Road, Grand Rapids. Sponsored by Grand Itasca Volunteer Services.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sandford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. N.W., Bemidji.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blackduck American Legion, 272 Summit Ave. W., Blackduck. Sponsored by the Blackduck community.
Wednesday: Noon to 4 p.m. at Essentia Clinic-Deer River 115 10th Ave. N.E., Deer River.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 420 N. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids. Sponsored by the city of Grand Rapids.
If you have gently-used clothing and accessories (all sizes for all ages and genders), consider donating them for a 2014 fundraiser. Also being accepted are children’s books (up to second grade) and children’s games. The organization also seeks donations of homemade prayer shawls and chemo caps for clients/patients.
Dodge ball referees: The Duluth Area YMCA, together with the National Dodge Ball League and Allegiant Airlines, will host a charity dodge ball tournament at the Y on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to referee games for two-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Volunteers must be 18. Contact Gina at (218) 722-4745, ext. 159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit volunteers: The Great Lakes Aquarium seeks volunteers to share information with visitors about exhibits at the aquarium. Volunteers must be 18, be able to learn and retain information and successfully complete background check and application, orientation and training session.
Contact Mary Pensak at (218) 740-2036 or email@example.com.
Trail evaluation: Wheels on Trails seeks volunteers to help with accessible trail evaluations in the Arrowhead region. Three-person teams work to determine the grade, obstructions and other features of a trail or park. The features are documented in a report and lead to the construction of an accessible map of the trail or park. Volunteers work under a team leader to take measurements and other field work in a natural setting.
Volunteers must be able to be physically active and be prepared for outdoor activities. Summer work consists of being a trail crew member with the winter work of reports and trail map work. Contact Dwight Morrison at (218) 729-7126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Carrie Welter, youth mentor coordinator at Causeway Mentoring Program, Bayfield County Department of Human Services, (715) 373-6144, ext. 127, or e-mail email@example.com.
www.northwest-csa.org for more information.
Make a difference in your community today by responding to one of these listings. If you have an event or volunteer opportunity that you’d like to have considered for this column, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax it to (218) 720-4120; or mail it to Scrapbook, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802.