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Life News in Brief - October 2016

The Northern Cross - October 2016
Life News in Brief

Tea for Two

Northland Family Programs is sponsoring its Tea for Two, a motherdaughter event for girls ages 9 to 13 and their mothers (or a female relative, friend or mentor in place of the mother). The program is designed to help strengthen the mother-daughter relationship during this time of change. Learn about body changes and cycles, self-image and effective communication in a short presentation. Then the two will sit down for tea and have time to talk. After tea time, the two will complete a keepsake craft together. The tea will be held at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Cost is $20. Preregistration is required. For information and to preregister, call Kathy at (218) 786-2378 or in Hibbing call Susie at (218) 966-0899.

Night 4 Life Oct. 27

The Women’s Care Center is sponsoring a Jazz and Jewels Night 4 Life 2016 on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Greysolon Ballroom, 231 E. Superior St., Duluth. The evening includes a sit-down dinner, auctions and live music. There will be a chance to win a half-carat Bagley Diamond and other precious jewels generously donated by Bagley and Company Jewelers. Admission price is $50. Pre-sale tickets only. For more information contact Colleen at colleenwccduluth@gmail.com.

Northland Family Programs dinner dance

Northland Family Programs invites you to its annual dinner dance on Oct. 29. The event will be held in the Horizon Room at the DECC in Duluth. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing to the music of a DJ from 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Cost is $25 a ticket, and tickets must be purchased by Oct. 24. A silent auction will also be held that evening with many great items. Tickets may be purchased through NFP’s office at (218) 786-2378. New attendees will receive a special gift.

40 Days for Life

The 40 Days for Life campaign continues through Sunday, Nov. 6, with 40 days of prayer, vigil and fasting for an end to abortion. Conclude the Year of Mercy observances by joining in prayer for mercy for the most vulnerable in our country. Volunteers gather in front of the Building for Women, 32 E. First St., Duluth. People are still needed to pray in front of the abortion clinic. Beginners are welcome and will be matched with experienced vigil volunteers. Everyone is invited to the 40 Days for Life closing event on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Duluth Gospel Tabernacle Church, 1515 W. Superior St., Duluth. Call Paulette Moreland for more information at (218) 348-1345. For more information regarding the campaign, visit 40daysforlife.com.

Memorial garden begun in Hibbing

The Knights of Columbus Council 1649 of Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing presented a plaque dedicated to the Unborn Child. The placement of the stone monument is the first step in the development of an outdoor memorial garden for prayer and reflection. Father Gabriel Waweru, pastor, blessed the stone, thanking God for calling all to share in the one human family and to deepen love among all its members. Those children who have died were commended to God’s mercy. The memorial garden will provide those who have lost their children with a place to mourn, to pray and to find comfort.