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Superior: The Douglas County Genealogy Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. If you have ever thought of attempting to write a family history or stories about your ancestors, you will want to join the club to hear Cathy LaForge Tonkin, who gives tips on writing and publishing a family history. Email Jane at jnjsig@yahoo.com for information or visit the club on Facebook, or www.douglaswigenealogy.org to learn more about Cathy Tonkin.

Wednesday

Superior: A representative from Kelly Services is 9 -11 a.m. at the Superior Job Center, 1805 N. 14th St.

Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets 5 p.m. in the classroom of the library, 1530 Tower Ave.

Duluth: Hear about careers first-hand from professionals in truck driving and firefighting at Lake Superior College's Firefighting and Truck Driving Career Night, which runs 5-8 p.m. at LSC's Emergency Response Training Center, 11501 Highway 23. Go for a ride in a semi-truck with a professional trucker. Learn the proper way to extinguish a fire. Witness a trauma simulation call with EMTs. Online reservations encouraged at www.lsc.edu.

Superior: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Douglas County) hosts a free peer support group 5:30-7 p.m. in the community room of Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital, 3500 Tower Ave. Contact Chrissy, 920-452-5152, ChrissyBarnard22@gmail.com or Gen, 218-393-5499, genmar2817@gmail.com.

Superior: Gene Clark of Wisconsin Sea Grant and Chad Scott of AMI Consulting Engineers present "Solving the Mystery of Freshwater Steel Corrosion in the Duluth-Superior Harbor" at 7 p.m. at Barker's Waterfront Grille, 300 Marina Drive. The River Talk series is sponsored by Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Minnesota and Wisconsin sea grant programs. If you miss a talk, visit uwiscseagrant.tumblr.com for "Great Lake Takes" blog.

Ashland: Wildlife biologist Dajun Wang presents "Giant Panda: A Successful Conservation Story?" at 7 p.m. at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave. Free.

Thursday

Duluth: The Duluth Audubon Society hosts a program on "Bird City MN: Establishing a Bird Friendly Community in the Duluth Area" at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. Joanna Eckles, Bird City Minnesota coordinator for Audubon Minnesota presents the program. Free.

Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica's Peace and Justice lecture series hosts scholar Philip Cafaro at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium for a free presentation on U.S. immigration policy. Cafaro talks about "A Progressive Argument to Reduce Immigration." He is a professor of philosophy and an affiliated faculty member in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. He is the author of "Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue" and the co-editor of "Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation."

The Superior Telegram offers a service called City Briefs, a calendar for events that charge a fee. Contact City Briefs staff at citybriefs@forumcomm.com, or call Stephanie or Joann at 715-395-5000 about a special occasion ad.

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