• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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It’s Monday…so Let’s Look at That Weekend Ahead!

Sometimes I find that the only thing that can get me through the long week ahead is looking forward to what’s coming up for the weekend.  It’s a little motivational technique that I think we all learned when we were growing up…for many of us from the time we were in elementary school!  Plan out a fun night or two for you and your friends.  Then, once you are out enjoying yourself, you are receiving reward for that long week of work!

Some ideas:


  • Live Music.  Many places are featuring local bands and musicians for the weekend.  On Friday night, Sir Ben’s will be hosting Jefferson St. Jams; Thirsty Pagan will be featuring rock bands Excuse Me, Princess, Thunder Brothers, and Machine 22; at Fitger’s, Actual Wolf will also be playing.
  • Comedy nights.  Dubh Linn will be featuring a Comedy Open Mic on Friday night, so feel free to stop in to either perform or enjoy the acts. 
  • See a play.  The Duluth Playground will be featuring Avenue Q on Friday night beginning at 7:30 pm.


  • Get out and move!  The Hartley Nature Center is hosting a ski, skate, and snowshoe event from 4-7 pm on their beautiful trails.
  • Dance.  At the Red Star Lounge in Superior, DJ Brotherman will be throwing down beats beginning at 10 pm.  Also, as is custom on every Saturday, Grandma’s Garden will be having a night of music and dancing.
  • Ski and Snowboard.  The snow is flowing and Spirit Mountain is open to the masses.  Get on the slopes and then relax afterwards with some warm drinks.


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