Saturday, Superior: Local artists explore spring 1-5 p.m. May Pole, the Red Pine Resonators, Raku firing and more. North End Arts Gallery and Red Mug Gallery in the Trade and Commerce Marketplace, Hammond and Broadway.
Saturday, Duluth: Duluth poet laureate Jim Johnson reads from “Driving Gravel Roads: 50 Prose Poems” in the Green Room of the Duluth Public Library. Refreshments served. Free.
Sunday, Duluth: The University of Minnesota Duluth Symphony Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for UMD students. Call 726-8877 or go to tickets.umn.edu.
Monday, Duluth: Lake Superior College hosts it 15th annual Spring Art Exhibit with a reception 5-7 p.m. Free. Refreshments served.
Tuesday, Duluth: Lake Superior College holds a free spring choir concert at 7 p.m. in the college atrium featuring guest artists the Arrowhead Chorale.
Tuesday, Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior choirs present “Stage Music: A Night of Opera and Musical Theatre” at 7:30 p.m. Thorpe Langley Auditorium, Old Main, at UWS. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call 394-8115 or go to www.uwsuper.edu/directions.
Wednesday, Duluth: The University of Minnesota Duluth Jazz Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. 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.
Saturday, Superior: ARF Spring Into Action 5K Walk/Run begins with registration 7:30-8:30 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $25. Starts at Bear Creek Park, 110 Moccasin Mike Road. Call Joscelyn (218) 343-8958.
Saturday, Duluth: The third annual Lake Superior College “Thrill on the Hill” Fund Run for runners and walkers begin at 10 a.m. It includes a 5k run/walk and a 10k hybrid run, which features half road and half trail. Early registration $20, race day registration $25. A free Husky Dash kids race for kids age 10 and younger starts at 11:30 a.m. Race packets available 8-9 a.m. in the main concourse. Register online at www.midwestevents.com. Visit www.lsc.edu/ThrillOnTheHill for more information.
Saturday, Duluth: The eighth annual Dulcimer Day in Duluth Folk Music Festival starts at 9 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Workshops until 5 p.m., vendors 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and concerts 1-7 p.m. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. and barbecue pork dinner at 5:30 p.m. Registration required for dinner. Classes limited. Register for workshops at www.dulcimersInduluth.com. For ticket information, contact Wendy Grethen at (218) 525-5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Duluth: The West Duluth Jazz Festival will be at Mr. D’s Bar & Grill, 5622 Grand Ave., at 8 p.m. The entire event runs 3-10 p.m. Cost is $10. Young people can attend.
Sunday, Superior: The Belgian Club, 3931 E. Second St., hosts “Rejuvenation” 1-4 p.m. Register for prizes. Free samples offered. Bring a nonperishable food item or cash donation to support the local food shelf.
Saturday, Sunday, Duluth: Sing, dance and eat at the first United Schools Pow Wow noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Central High School.
Wednesday, Duluth: Port Cities Luncheon, honoring women who volunteer since 1948, at noon at the Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview. Guest speaker: Julie Moravchik, news director, with theme: “Never Give Up.” Tickets $17. Call Marcia at 722-1042.
Saturday, Iron River: A free Luau Health Fair runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Iron River Elementary School. Area health-related businesses share information. Enjoy games and goodies for the kids, food, drawings, door prizes, music, student artwork and more. Call (715) 372-8788 or e-mail email@example.com for information.
Saturday, Superior: Unload your unwanted medicines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St. Bring them in the original containers. Call 394-3092, ext. 156, for information.
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. Call 726-4721.
Saturday, Superior: Past presidents of the American Legion Auxiliary meet at 12:30 p.m. at Fuller’s Restaurant.
Monday, Brule: The annual meeting of the Waino Everrest Cemetery Association begins at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Brule Valley Apartments. There will be election of officers and discussion about the annual fundraising dinner May 24 at the Brule Town Hall.
Tuesday, Duluth: A Nonprofit Tech Tuesday program runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St. A panel of nonprofit executives will discuss the donor management software systems they utilize — cost, additional fees, reports, advantages and disadvantages. Cost $5. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. Refreshments provided.
Tuesday, Duluth: La Leche League meets at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. This month’s topic is “Coping with Others’ Attitudes About Breastfeeding.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 727-6933, 525-1356 or (218) 393-2403.
Tuesday, Superior: Chapter B.G. of the PEO Sisterhood meets at noon at Peterson’s Gardens & Landscapes for lunch and program on landscaping. Kim Erickson hostess and Jean Larkee and Grace Gee co-hostesses.
Wednesday, Superior: The Superior Federation of Labor meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Superior Public Library. Delegates and affiliated union members should attend to represent their union.
Saturday, Poplar: The Horses R US 4-H Club of Douglas County hosts a new and used tack sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mission Covenant Church. For sale will be English and Western tack, saddles, show clothing, and country home, garden, and barn decor. Admission is free.
Saturday, Superior: Pederson’s Gardens & Landscapes offers a free demonstration of “Garden Accessories Provided by Mother Nature” at 11:30 a.m. at 5575 S. Eastman Road. For information, call 399-0840.
Wednesday, Superior: The Class of 1937 at Superior Central High School meets at 9 a.m. at Fuller’s Restaurant. Friends and spouses welcome.
Wednesday, Superior: The Superior Central High School Class of 1941 meets for lunch at 1 p.m. at Fuller’s Family Restaurant. Guests welcome.
Saturday, Superior: East Central Energy hosts a volunteer day at Pattison State Park at 9 a.m. for painting, trail work and litter pickup. Lunch provided. Call 399-6170. Pattison State Park is located 12 miles south of Superior on State Highway 35.
Saturday, Duluth: A Growing Green Extravaganza runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore, 4002 London Road. The eco-friendly event offers products and education for gardening enthusiasts, nature lovers and anyone who would like to learn more about preserving the earth. Vendors fill the commons area and educational seminars held throughout the day. Free.
Saturday, Duluth: “Preparing & Publishing Poetry Manuscripts,” a workshop by Duluth poet laureate Jim Johnson and publisher Scott King, runs 1-3 p.m. in the Green Room at the Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St. Cost $40, $35 for Lake Superior Writer members. Register by contacting Deborahdebcoop@aol.com or (218) 722-3094. Scholarships and same-day registration available.
Tuesday, Duluth: A free “Green 101” lecture on sustainability, “How Big is Your Eco-Footprint,” takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room S1981 on the Lake Superior College Campus, 2101 Trinity Road.
May 14, Superior: “Addressing Alcohol Abuse through Public Policy: Finding Common Ground” runs 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Registration is $49 if received today or $69 after today. Student scholarships available. To register or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636, toll-free (866) 893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), or visit www.uwec.edu/ce.