Today-Saturday, Duluth: Lake Effect and Chill Factor Vocal Jazz Ensembles performs at 7:30 p.m. both days in Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota Duluth. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $7 for students; and $5 for UMD students. Call 726-8877.
Saturday, Duluth: Dashboard Confessional performs at the College of St. Scholastica at 8 p.m. in the Reif Gymnasium. Tickets are $25 general admission; $15 for St. Scholastica students; or $30 at the door.
Saturday, Duluth: Peter Mayer returns for a fourth performance of his whimsical, humorous folk music at 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 for students with an ID. Advance tickets available at the Electric Fetus and online at www.sacredheartmusic.org.
Sunday, Duluth: The Twin Ports Community Concert Series presents the UMD Wind Quintet at First Covenant Church, 2101 W. Second St. at 3:30 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Duluth: Betsy Husby, cello, and Alexander Chernyshev, piano, present a faculty recital at 3 p.m. in Weber Music Hall, UMD. Guest artists are Mary Karen Clardy, flute and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano. Free.
Sunday, Duluth: Kate Lanzer, adjunct professor of piano, presents a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on the College of St. Scholastica campus. Free.
Monday, Duluth: A screening of the documentary “Invisible Children” begins at 6 p.m. in the Science Center auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. The film raises awareness of children abducted to serve terrorist groups in Uganda. Free.
Through April 30, Superior: A new exhibit, “Clasp: New and Selected Work of Sarah Brokke,” opens today at Red Mug Gallery. Hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Through April 29, Superior: The American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit highlights talents of American Indian youth and professional Native American artists in Kruk Gallery in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Call 394-8391 in advance.
Friday-Saturday, Superior: Superior’s Port Town Part Time Players holds open auditions 6-9 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the United Presbyterian Church, 229 N. 28th St., for its spring production of “Brigadoon.” Those auditioning for lead vocal roles are expected to do vocal and line auditions. Music and scripts provided but actors may bring a musical selection of their choice. Cast members must be 13 or older. Show dates are June 4-7. For information, call (715) 718-2017.
Friday-Sunday, Duluth: The Northland Arts & Crafts Guild craft show at Burning Tree Plaza, Maple Grove Road from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Easter Egg hunt
Saturday, Superior: A free Easter Egg Hunt for children in preschool-grade five runs 10-11:30 a.m. at Bayside Baptist Church, 3915 N. 16th St. Bring your own basket. Hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes, story and craft time. Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 394-6002 or go to www.baysidesuperior.org.
Saturday, Bennett: The Bennett Volunteer Fire Department holds its annual spaghetti supper 5-7 p.m. at the Bennett Town Hall at the junction of County Highway L and U.S. Highway 53.
Sunday, Superior: Acacia-Itasca Masonic Lodge No. 329 hosts its 34th annual pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3117 N. 21st St., Superior. Adults $5 and children $3.50.
Until April 6, Duluth: Each spring, the Duluth Community Garden Program offers hardy fruit trees for sale through a Fruit Tree, Shrub, and Ornamental fundraiser. All varieties suitable for the region. The deadline to order is April 6. Descriptions and order forms available at www.duluthcommunitygarden.org/main/2009treesale.html. Call 722-4583 for questions.
Saturday-Sunday, Duluth: Join Animal Allies Humane Society for its grand opening noon to 6 p.m. at 4006 Airport Road. The free event includes tours, face painting and a scavenger hunt. For more information, go to www.animalallies.net.
Today, Superior: Lake Superior Singles Fellowship meets for dinner at Bridgeman’s at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. movies at Lakes 10. Call 940-2248 to register.
Saturday, Askov/Finlayson: East Central Energy’s 73rd annual meeting begins with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at East Central Schools, east of the Askov/Finlayson exit off I-35 in Minnesota. Visit with friends, get a bucket truck ride, pick up helpful information about managing and conserving energy, and play bingo. Free child care and activities for the kids. The business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.
Monday, Superior: First United Methodist Women meet at the home of Freda Moe at 7:30 p.m. Co-hostess is Marilyn Blomquist. Devotions by Linda Williams.
Monday, Iron River: The Tri-County Recreational Corridor Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Iron River Community Center.
Tuesday, Duluth: Tech Tuesday runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the conference rooms in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St. The discussion will focus on nonprofit organizations that are utilizing e-newsletters. Cost $5. Coffee provided. Bring your lunch. For more information or to register, call 394-8469 or (800) 370-9882 or visit www.uwsuper.edu/seminars.
Tuesday, Superior: The Douglas County Genealogy Club meets at 5 p.m. at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave.
Wednesday, Superior: The Old Brule Heritage Society members meet at 5 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. A mural walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. A business meeting will be held before and after the walk. There will be a light lunch after the meeting. For more information on the group, look it up online at www.oldbrule.org.
Wednesday, Superior: Eagles Auxiliary No. 80 meets at 7 p.m. to discuss the children’s Easter party and the salad, sandwich and sundae luncheon and meatball dinner in May.
Through Aug. 31: Public tours of Wisconsin’s Executive Residence, 99 Cambridge Road, Madison are offered 1-3 p.m. every Thursday. Guided tours last 20 to 30 minutes and includes a history and view of the rooms on the first floor. Free admission. Bring a new or like new books to be donated to youth literacy organizations. Groups of 20 or more should make a reservation. Call (608) 246-5501. Go to www.travelgreenwisconsin.com for information.
Friday, Duluth: Dr. Hong-Ming Liang talks about “Mapping Colonial Nationalism: Unpacking Chaing Kai-shek’s Virtual China in Taiwan at 3:40 p.m. in Room 4119, Tower Hall at the College of St. Scholastica. Free. Refreshments served.
Tuesday, Duluth: Al Hunter and Bill Howes present “Can Our Children and Grandchildren Live the Good Life? Current Concerns” at 7 p.m. in Somers Lounge at the College St. Scholastica. Free.
Wednesday, Superior: The Duluth Audubon Society hosts a presentation on “Shorebird Migration in the Upper Midwest” by wetland bird biologist Bob Russell of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at 7 p.m. at the Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Free.
Monday, Duluth: Breast Cancer Support Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Cancer Care Center, Lakeview Building, First Floor, 1001 E. Superior St. Free. For more information, call 249-5361.
Monday, Duluth: Breastfeeding Support Group meets 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Birthing Center, Sixth Floor East, 915 E. First St. Free. For more information, call 249-5489.
Tuesday, Duluth: The American Lung Association of Minnesota offers a support group for patients with chronic lung disease at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Free. Family members welcome. For more information, call 726-4721.
Tuesday, Duluth: St. Luke’s Cancer Care Support Group meets 3:30-5 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cancer Care Center, Lakeview Building, fourth floor. 1001 E. Superior St. Free. For more information, call 249-5489.
Tuesday, Duluth: La Leche League meets at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Skyline Parkway. This month’s topic is “Starting Solids.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. For more information, call 727-6933, 525-1356 or (218) 393-2403.
Saturday, Duluth: Authors John and Jan Green share their expertise in geology and birding in Northern Minnesota 2-3 p.m. at Northern Lights Books and Gifts, 307 Canal Park Drive.
Tuesday, Superior: The Entrepreneurial Training Program runs 6-9 p.m. Tuesday April 7-May 26. Register by today. Register at www.uwsuper.edu/sbdc or call 394-8351 or (800) 410-8351.