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


Duluth: Duluth Photography Institute hosts an open house 4-8 p.m. at 405 E. Superior St. Free. Joni Tauzell shares demonstrations and samples of her work combining photography, fabric and sewing. Refreshments served.

Superior: The Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 and American Legion Auxiliary hold its annual holiday dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Barker's Island Restaurant, 300 Marina Drive. All Legion and auxiliary members, along with their spouses, are encouraged to attend. Other family members and friends are also welcome to join. There will be a menu available; everyone can order and pay as they wish. Contact Scott E. Markle at 715-392-7151 or

Superior: Acacia-Itasca Masonic Lodge 329 F8AM of Wisconsin meets at 7 p.m. at 3117 N. 21st St.


South Range: The annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by TOPS WI987 runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Superior Town Hall, 4917 S. Highway 35. More than 20 crafters offer a wide variety of items for sale. There will also be a bake sale, and lunch and sweets will be available. Proceeds from calendar sales are divided between Northwestern High School all-night graduation party and the Humane Society of Douglas County.

Superior: Hope for the Holidays Christmas Bazaar Craft Sale at Faith United Methodist Church, 1531 Hughitt Ave., runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds fund the Meals Outreach Ministry and the Food Pantry at the church. Lunch is available on site.

Iron River: St. Michael Altar and Rosary Society holds its 26th annual Christmas Cookie Walk and Raffle fundraiser 9 a.m. to noon in the St. Michael Parish Hall, 68105 S. George St. Christmas cookies are sold by the pound. For information, call 715-372-4756.

Superior: A veteran history project workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.

Superior: UCare hosts an information session at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suits, 303 Second Ave. E.

Two Harbors: Waterfront Gallery, 632 First Ave., hosts an open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and music while enjoying works of art.

Duluth: The Harbor City Roller Dames host a doubleheader roller derby starting at 5 p.m. in South Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

Lake Nebagamon: The annual village tree lighting ceremony and program begins at 6 p.m. at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium, 11596 E. Waterfront Drive. Children can create their own holiday decorations before the ceremony at 5 p.m. The theme of this year's program is "The Night before Christmas." Admission is free. Cookies and beverages served. Those attending are encouraged to bring a plate of holiday cookies to share.


Superior: The auxiliary of Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital Superior invites everyone to attend the lighting of the "Tree of Lights" in the hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. on the lower level. Fourth grade students read essays about their favorite person. Music provided and refreshments served following the lighting of the tree. Proceeds support the grief program and other special needs at the hospital.

Hermantown: The Superior Singers, under the direction of Brian MacDonnell, perform a holiday concert, "And on Earth ... Peace" at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Highway. They also perform in Superior at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St., and 7 p.m. Wednesday at United Presbyterian Church, 229 N. 28th St.


Superior: Job Club, a job seeker support group, meets 9-11 a.m. at the Job Center, 1805 N. 14th St., Suite 1. This week's topic is "Social Media and How to Use It in Your Job Search."

Superior: The Superior Area Retired Educators' Association meets at noon at the Vintage Italian Pizza. Committee members are Jane Prochazka, Bev Kaufmann, Eileen McDonald, Sandra Wright and Carolyn Reynolds. Superior High School students, under the direction of Rob Calhoun, present the musical program. All retired educators and those interested in or involved in education are welcome. 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 it.

Bennett: The Bennett Town Board meets at 7 p.m. to review invoices and 7:30 p.m. for its regular meeting in the town hall.

South Range: John L. & David L. Banks American Legion Post 418 meets at 7 p.m. at the old Bud's Sunnyside Bar on County Highway C. All interested veterans invited.


Superior: The Bong Book Club holds its annual Christmas Luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at the Aces on 29th Restaurant, 2827 Oakes Ave. The public is welcome. A very short business meeting takes place during the luncheon and there will be a holiday gift exchange. Everyone is asked to bring a gift-wrapped book relating to military history. Contact Scott Markle at 715-392-7151 or

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

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 Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435, and its Auxiliary, meets at 7 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harborview Parkway.


Duluth: The Senior Citizen Grief and Loss Support Group meets 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 Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the library, 1530 Tower Ave.

Wentworth: The December regular meeting of the Old-Brule Heritage Society begins at 6 p.m. at the Amnicon Town Hall on U.S. Highway 2. Ron Hendrickson, South Range, talks about the geology of the Amnicon Falls area and the Douglas Fault. Following the speaker there will be a potluck lunch, after which the business meeting is held. There will also be an optional Christmas gift exchange. Value of the gifts should be valued between $5 and $10, wrapped, and labeled for a man or woman. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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.


Superior: A computer basics workshop begins at 9 a.m. at the Wisconsin Job Center, 1805 N. 14th St. Participants must sign up for the program ahead of time. Call 715-392-7800.

Superior: The Superior Central High School class of 1957 holds its monthly luncheon get-together at noon at Shorty's Restaurant, 1015 Tower Ave. All classmates, spouses, and guests invited.

Duluth: The Duluth Audubon Society hosts winter gull watching with Erik Bruhnke at 7:30 a.m. Meet across from the Dewitt-Seitz Building in the Canal Park main parking lot. Free.

Duluth: The Proctor-Duluth Unit 92 of the National Association of Retired & Veteran Railway Employees meets at 1 p.m. at the West Duluth American Legion clubrooms. Legislative Rep. Glen Nelson gives an update, including the newly issued Reuter's Pentagon-Defense Department investigation of trillions of wasted tax dollars. Newly elected unit president, Rick Olson, invites all retired rail, spouses and interested parties to attend. Contact

Superior: Chapter E PEO meets at 6 p.m. at Crystal Hintzman's house for a "Jammin' Christmas." Hostesses are the social committee.

Duluth: Recording artist Billy Max Ferg performs at 7 p.m. at Beaner's Central Coffee House, 324 N. Central Ave.

Duluth: Lake Superior College Choir and Hermantown High School Chamber Ensemble perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the college's atrium.