Thursday, Superior: David McGlynn, assistant professor of English at Lawrence University, reads “The End of the Straight and Narrow” at 7 p.m. in Room 217, Rothwell Student Center, University of Wisconsin-Superior. Co-sponsored by the UWS Foundation and the Department of English, the reading is free.
Thursday, Superior: Andrew Garnatz of Superior presents his senior tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. in Webb Recital Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Free. Parking available in Lot 7 off 19th Street.
Thursday, Solon Springs: Author Kay Karras reads her original works 10:30-11 a.m. at the Joan Salmen Memorial Library. Free. May include mature content.
Thursday, Ashland: The Wisconsin Brass Quintet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, performs at 7:30 p.m. at Ashland Presbyterian Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For information, call Sheila Mitchell at (715) 682-5795 or visit www.ashlandchambermusic.org.
Thursday-Saturday, Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica presents “Proof” at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Scholastica Theater. Tickets, $10, $8 for seniors and non-St. Scholastica students, $5 for St. Scholastica students. For information, contact (218) 723-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday-Sunday, Duluth: University of Minnesota Duluth theater department presents Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Marshall Performing Arts Center. Tickets $17 adults, $13 seniors and students, $8 child and $6 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561 or go to www.tickets.umn.edu.
Thursday, Duluth: Instrumental ensembles stage a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. at the College of St. Scholastica’s Mitchell Auditorium. The event includes a clarinet trio, flute trio and string orchestra. Free.
Friday, Duluth: Great Northern Union Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and students, and $10 for youth ages 12 and younger. Call (218) 723-7000 or (800) 447-5444, ext. 7000, or order online at www.css.edu/mitchell.xml.
Friday, Duluth: Enjoy an evening of new music with guest artist Accessible Contemporary of Chicago in Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for students; and $3 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8877 or go to tickets.umn.edu.
Thursday, Lake Nebagamon: County Companions hosts open house at the residential facility, 11419 E. First St. N., 1-6 p.m. For information, call (715) 374-2848 or (715) 718-1247.
Friday-Saturday, Superior: Rummage Sale at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5821 John Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Fundraiser for windows in Sunday School wing.
Thursday, Duluth: The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies presents “History is Not Enough: The Symbolic History of Nuremberg,” at noon in the Library Rotunda, University of Minnesota Duluth. Free.
Thursday, Duluth: Theologian and author Gary Macy speaks on “The Hidden History of Women and the 21st Century” at 7 p.m. in Somers Lounge. Free.
Thursday, Superior: Superior Kiwanis meets at noon at Aces on 29th. Amy MacKenzie is the speaker.
Thursday, Superior: Chapter E, PEO Sisterhood, meets at 7 p.m. at the home of Gloria Neuman, 806 Harbor View Parkway. Ann Novack presents “Ann’s Travel to the Holy Land.” Hostesses are Gloria Neuman, Myrtle Rogina and Mary Jo Bartylla.
Thursday, Superior: The Superior Central High School class of 1957 meets for a luncheon get-together at noon at The Upper Deck Restaurant. Spouses and guests welcome.
Friday, Superior: Lake Superior Singles Fellowship meets for a walk at 5 p.m at the Rose Garden, weather permitting, and 6:30 p.m. for dinner at London Road Perkins.
Thursday, Solon Springs: A pizza science lab for adults runs 6-8 p.m. at the Solon Springs Community Center. Pizza at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:20 p.m. Visiting scientist Adam King of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee speaks on “Filters for Our Lives: Kidneys: Hypertension and Health.” Free. Adults only.
Thursday-Friday, Duluth: Lutheran Social Services hosts a Special Needs Adoption Training Workshop, for adopting children who have experienced abuse or neglect and now live in foster homes. Call Lynne Haggar at (612) 879-5230, or (888) 205-3769, to register for the 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday training in LSS offices in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior Street, Room B & C. For information or registration, visit www.minnesotaadoption.org.
May 9-10, Duluth: A two-day Wilderness First Aid Basics course is offered 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road. Fee of $100 includes certification and textbooks. Contact Erin Zoellick at 721-3731 or email@example.com or go to www.boulderlake.org.