Saturday, Duluth: A Young Poets reading by area high school students runs 3-5 p.m. at Mitchell Auditorium on the College of Saint Scholastica campus. Refreshments served. Free. Organized by Duluth’s poet laureate Jim Johnson.
Saturday, Superior: Express your artistic side while learning to dye 100 percent silk scarves at 10:30 a.m. at Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St. Cost of $20 per scarf, covers all supplies including scarf.
Saturday, Superior: Learn to play the dulcimer. Wendy Grethen teaches the basics of playing the American folk string instrument at 1:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St. No musical experience necessary. Instruments provided. Cost $20.
Saturday, Duluth: Anishinaabe poet Al Hunter reads his second book “Reckless Love: Dreams & Regrets” at 7:30 pm in Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica.
Saturday, Duluth: University of Minnesota Duluth hosts a Chamber Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for senior; $5 for students and $3 for UMD students. Call 726-8877 or go to tickets.umn.edu.
Sunday, Duluth: The Lake Superior Ragtime Society, Inc., presents April in Duluth Concert 1:30-4:30 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 1201 W. Second St. Free. For information, call 394-4319, 724-7696 or 525-6404.
Sunday, Duluth: Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs at 3 p.m. 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 726-8877 or go to tickets.umn.edu.
Sunday, Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica Chamber Choir and St. Scholastica Collegiate Chorus present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. Free.
Monday, Superior: A guitar ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. in Webb Recital Hall in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Building on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. Tickets, $5 adults, $3 students and seniors. For information, call 394-8115.
Wednesday, Duluth: A percussion ensemble concert begins at 7:30 p.m. 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.
Wednesday, Superior: The American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit closes with an art sale from 3-5 p.m. outside Kruk Gallery in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus followed by an artists’ reception at 6 p.m. in the gallery.
Wednesday-Saturday, Duluth: The University of Minnesota Duluth theater department presents Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Tickets $17 adults, $13 seniors and students, $8 child and $6 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561 to purchase tickets or online at www.tickets.umn.edu.
Wednesday-Superior: Rubber Chicken Radio Hour runs 7-8 p.m. at the Thirsty Pagan, and is broadcast live on KUWS 91.3 FM.
Saturday, Duluth: A next-to-new rummage sale to raise money to replace Playfront Park runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woodland Community Center, 3211 Allendale St. Sponsored by the Junior League of Duluth.
Saturday, Superior: A spaghetti benefit for the Smith family that lost their Oliver home in a house fire, runs 4-7 p.m. at the Oliver Village Hall. Cost $8 adults, $4 children ages 5-12, children younger than age 5 eat free. Silent auction planned.
Sunday, Superior: The Town of Superior Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department holds a spring Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to noon at the town hall, 4917 South State Road 35. Firefighters serve pancakes, eggs, coffee and juice. Proceeds go toward the purchase of updated emergency equipment. Cost $6 for adults, $7 with eggs, $2 for children.
Sunday, Duluth: A benefit for Paul Bruhjell runs 3-6 p.m. at Mr. D’s Bar and Grill. Bruhjell, a manager at Sammy’s Pizza in West Duluth, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer, last fall. The event includes a spaghetti dinner, music by Potbelly Stallions, a silent auction and a bake sale. Tickets are $10.
Saturday, Superior: The Eagles Auxiliary will be having a salad bar luncheon with sandwiches and sundaes, all you can eat. $7 adults, $4 children 12 and under. 11-3 p.m. 1710 N. 12th St. Rummage and bake sale will be held from 10-3 p.m. Anyone wishing a table must make reservations. Tables cost $5 for members, $10 for the public. Call June 392-6560 to reserve a table.
Saturday, Superior: A pancake breakfast served 8-11 a.m. at Bayside Baptist Church, 3915 N. 16th St., features Swedish pancakes with lingonberry sauce or maple syrup, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6-12, kids age 5 and younger eat free.
Saturday, Duluth: Duluth Figure Skating Club Spring Ice Show presents “Viva Las Vegas” for its annual Spring Ice Show at Mars Lakeview Arena with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $7 at the door or $5 with a nonperishable food donation for the local food shelf.
Monday, Duluth: The Needle Art Guild is having lattice smocking with Joan Hinds 10 a.m. to noon at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, 45th Ave. E. and Colorado Street. Call Bev at 729-5548.
Wednesday, Duluth: The Circle of Support Breast Cancer Group, a group of breast cancer patients helping other patients and supporters, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the back room of Duluth Grill, 118 S. 27th Ave. W. Free.
Today, Superior: The Douglas County UW-Extension office hosts a brown bag program for Master Gardeners on the steps to take to prepare for a seasing of preserving fruits and vegetables. Call 395-1363.
Saturday, Superior: Pederson’s Gardens & Landscapes offers free demonstrations on “How To Plant And Care For Bare Root Plant Material,” and “The Art Of Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables” at 11 a.m. For information, call 715 399-0840.
Saturday, Superior: The Memorial Day Council meets at 11 a.m. at C’s Lounge. All veterans groups are encouraged to send a representative.
Monday, Superior: St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. in the conference room on the lower level of the hospital.
Tuesday, Superior: The Superior Sister City Commission meets 6:30-8 p.m. in room 204 of the Government Center, 1313 Belknap Ave. The group is planning for the August visit of a Sister City delegation from Japan.
Wednesday, Duluth: An open house concerning a statewide freight and passenger rail plan starts at 4 p.m. at the Great Hall in the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St.