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Duluth: People are invited to get a head-start on their Christmas shopping at St. Luke's Volunteer Gift Shop Holiday Celebration. Toys, jewelry, decorations and more will be on sale from 7-4:30 p.m. at the gift shop, 915 E. First St. Free coffee will be supplied by Valentini's Deli. The first 100 shoppers will receive a free gift. There will also be a raffle to win three gift baskets.

Duluth: The Lake Superior Ragtime Society presents an "Evening in Ragtime" 6-9 p.m. in room 3625 of Tower Recital Hall at the College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave. Free but donations appreciated.


Poplar: Sharing One's Surplus offers a food distribution at Mission Covenant Church, 5161 S. County Road P. Participants make a $25 cash donation for each share of food. People should also bring boxes, laundry baskets or other containers for the food they will receive. The doors open at 8 a.m. for registration and food distribution begins at 10 a.m.

Poplar: The ladies of Peace Lutheran Church sponsor their annual Home for the Holidays bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on U.S. Highway 2, featuring crafts, Christmas gifts, quilts, canned and baked goods, a cookie walk and a dollar store. A lunch of homemade soups, sandwiches and bars served. The bazaar is a fundraiser for Peace Lutheran Women.

Superior: PackMates Relay for Life hosts a fundraiser featuring local small business vendors and popular home-party products like Party Light, Scentsy, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and Discovery Toys from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 229 N. 28th St. E. Funds raised will go to support Douglas County Relay for Life.

Lake Nebagamon: Author Brian Freeman visits the Imogene McGrath Memorial Library for a meet and greet and question and answer session starting at 12:30 p.m. All of his books will be available for sale including the latest, "The Cold Nowhere," set in Duluth. Freeman is an international best-selling author of psychological suspense novels, many set in the Twin Ports.

Duluth: The Head O' The Lake Chapter, Military officers Association of America (MOAA), will hold a lunch meeting at 12 p.m. Guest speaker will be Christopher Roemhildt, an outreach technician from the Duluth Vet Center. He will brief the chapter how the Duluth Vet Center assists veterans in their area of responsibility. All military officers, active duty or retired, in the Twin Ports and surrounding areas, are welcome to attend. Contact Scott E. Markle, 1st Vice President, Head O' The Lakes Chapter (MOAA) by email at


Superior: Job Club, a job seeker support group to build skills, set and meet personal goals and network with other job seekers, will meet from 9-11 a.m. at the Job Center, 1805 N. 14th St., Suite 1. This week's topic is "Interviewing and Follow Up."

Ashland: The NWWIB Inc. and CEP Inc. Executive Committee meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the CEP office, 422 Third St. W.

Superior: The Lake Superior Chapter NSDAR will be lighting the "Heroes Tree" at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center at 10:30 a.m. Center director Bob Fuhrman will be reading letters from veterans at 11 a.m. and the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 color guard will be in attendance. Free and open to the public.

Superior: The Superior Area Retired Educators' Association meets at noon at Vintage Italian Pizza, 1201 Tower Ave. Committee members are Bonnie McCreary, Mavis Moran, Becky Kirk, Carolyn Sweeney and Deb Lucci. The program, "Mentor Superior: Building Friendships, Changing Lives," will be presented by Rebecca Haavik, Mentor Superior program advocate. All retired educators and those interested in or involved in education are welcome. For information, call 715-399-8564.

Superior: A Ruby's Pantry food distribution takes place at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with distribution starting about 5 p.m. For a $15 donation, people receive a large amount of food. Bring bags, boxes or baskets to carry the food.

Superior: The Superior Elks Lodge hosts a veterans appreciation dinner and program at the lodge, 1503 Belknap St. The program begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The event is free for veterans; admission is $8 for other guests. Call 715-394-7403 by Nov. 9 to reserve a spot.

Duluth: University of Minnesota Duluth's Center for Ethics and Public Policy is sponsoring a panel discussion regarding the possible legalization of medical marijuana in Minnesota from 6-8 p.m. at UMD's Bohannon Hall, room 90. The event is free and open to the public.

Superior: John L. and David L. Banks American Legion Post 418 will meet at 7 p.m. on at the old Bud's Sunnyside Bar on County Highway C. All interested veterans are invited to attend.

Superior: The Lake Superior Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be lighting the Heroes Tree in the Bong Center lobby at 11 a.m. Remarks and a short poem will be offered, all are welcome. Also there will be free admission for Veterans, the week of Veterans Day to honor those who have served and sacrificed to safe guard our freedoms.


Duluth: The Parent Grief Support Group for parents who lost a child younger than 10 meets 7-8:30 p.m. in the 2E classroom, room 2216, by the chapel at St. Mary's Medical Center, 407 E. Third St. Free. Call 218-786-4402.

Superior: The Superoir Central All Class Reunion Committee will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. at Vintage Italian Pizza, 1201 Toer Ave.

Superior: The Bong Book Club will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway. Members of the Bong Book Club will present a brief synopsis of their readings and research relating to Wisconsin and Minnesota during the Civil War. The public is welcome at attend. Any questions call Scott E. Markle, education outreach coordinator, 715-392-7151 or email at

Superior: The Twin Ports Inventors and Entrepreneurs' Club holds its monthly meeting from 6-8 p.m. at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 600 N. 21st St. Founding member Kenn Rijiala, who has created several inventions to help underwater divers, safety officials and others, will be presenting. The meeting is free, but those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to

Superior: The Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 and its auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway.

Superior: The MS Support Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. For more information, contact Pam at 715-394-6958.


Superior: The Red Mug Coffee House, 916 Hammond Ave., will be featuring the art of Chris Monroe today through Dec. 15. An artist's reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Monroe is an author, illustrator and cartoonist who lives in Duluth. She is the creator of the weekly comic strip "Violet Days."

Duluth: The Senior Citizen Grief and Loss Support Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. in the 2E classroom, room 2216, by the chapel at St. Mary's Medical Center, 407 E. Third St. Free. Call 218-786-4402.

Superior: The Finance Committee of the Superior Public Library Board will meet at 3 p.m. and the Superior Public Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. in the board room of the library, 1530 Tower Ave. Both meetings are open to the public.

Duluth: The Young Widow/Widower Grief Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m., in the 2E classroom, room 2216, by the chapel at St. Mary's Medical Center, 407 E. Third St. Free. Call 218-786-4402 for information.


Superior: King's Men will meet at 6:45 a.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St. for breakfast, fellowship and a presentation. A free will offering is received for the meal, and the morning is complete no later than 7:30 a.m. The speaker for the month of November will be Community Police Officer Bonnie Beste. All men of the community are cordially invited. Call ahead at 715-392-4731, if possible, but drop-ins are always welcome. Due to declining attendance this will be the last King's Men Meeting. Thank you for your past support.

Duluth: The local National Association of Retired and current Railway Employees (N.A.R.V.E.) will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the West Duluth American Legion. Any and all current and retired railway employees are encouraged to attend. It is your retirement, and benefits we are here to support and protect. Spouses are also encouraged to attend. For more information, contact

Superior: Let's Talk Recycling at 6 p.m. at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., with Superior's Environmental Services Division and Douglas County's recycling coordinator. Call 715-394-0392 for more information.

Superior: PEO Chapter E will meet at the United Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Hostesses are Cathy Hecht, Beth Lisak and Gloria Neuman.

Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica hosts a forum on the impact of synthetic drugs in our community at 7 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium, Room 2122. Free and open to the public.

Duluth: The Duluth Audubon Society will hold a program, "Restoring the North Shore Forest," presented by Julie O'Leary at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. Free and open to all.