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Wednesday

Duluth: Bring your antique or collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center for a free appraisal noon to 3 p.m. Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, experts in antique appraisal, will be at your service in the rotunda. Arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. to register in person. Limit two items.

Superior: A bilingual poetry reading takes place at 4 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge at Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of Wisconsin Superior. The reading will be in Arabic and English from the book "Lighthouse for the Drowning" published by the Lannan Foundation and BOA Editions. The readers are Jayson Iwen, co-translator of "Lighthouse for the Drowning," and Maryam Albaghli, a UWS international student from Kuwait. Free.

Superior: Bundle up for a Superior tree-lighting ceremony 5:30-7 p.m. in Center City Park at Belknap Street and Tower Avenue. Enjoy a visit from Santa, holiday carols and sing-alongs, cookies, hot dogs, hot chocolate and orange drink. Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency is collecting donations of nonperishable food items on site. The tree lighting takes place at 6 p.m.

Thursday

Superior: Get hands-on help with a self-based computer skills course from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Superior Job Center, 1805 N. 14th St.

Superior: An adult grief support group meets noon to 1 p.m. at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in the Amnicon Room in the lower level. Free. Call (715) 817-7015.

Duluth: The St. Louis County Historical Society hosts a workshop "Basic Genealogy: How to Create a Working Binder" 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Ruth Maney Room on the ground floor of the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St.Free. Call (218) 733-7586 to reserve a place. Refreshments served.

Duluth: The current state of relations between the Lutheran and Catholic faiths will be discussed by an internationally known scholar, Monsignor John A. Radano, at the College of St. Scholastica. Radano discusses "Lutheran and Catholic Relations 500 Years After the Reformation: Where Are We Now?" at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium.

Friday

Solon Springs: Solon Springs High School hosts a Memorial Blood Centers drive noon to 4 p.m. at 8993 E. Baldwin Ave. Walk-ins welcome or schedule an appointment at mbc.org or (888) 448-3253.

Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica hosts a scholar's talk about how an obscure punctuation mark potentially affected the interpretation of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." Retired English professor Dr. George Killough discusses "Mid-Line Punctuation in the Best 'Canterbury Tales' Manuscripts" at 3:40 p.m. in Room 4119 in Tower Hall. Admission is free.

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