Saturday, Ashland: The Northern Water Library Service Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Headquarters.
Saturday, Duluth: Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota holds an informational meeting about adopting children locally and from countries around the world from 10-11:30 a.m. at the LSS offices in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St.
Monday, Ashland: There will be a meeting of the NWWIB, Inc. Strategic Directions and Development Committee at 10 a.m. at the NWCEP, Inc. Administrative office located at 422 3rd St. W.
Monday, Superior: Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency, Inc. will be having a meeting of the Finance Committee at 10 a.m. at NWCSA, 1118 Tower Ave.
Monday, Superior: The Superior High School Parent Advisory Committee, a group of parents acting as advocates for students and working with teachers and administration to improve the climate, culture and community at SHS, meets from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the library conference room of SHS.
Monday, Duluth: Crohn’s and Colitis Support group meets 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, Ontario Room 407 E. Third St. Free.
Monday, Superior: The Friends of the Superior Public Library hold their annual meeting from noon to 2 p.m. in the library classroom, 1530 Tower Ave. Potluck lunch included. Kathi Madsen will present the Dolly Parton “Imagine” program. Free.
Monday, Superior: St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. in the conference room located on the lower level of the hospital. All committees should turn in their reports for the newsletter at the meeting.
Tuesday, Superior: Chapter B.G. of the P.E.O. Sisterhood meets at the home of Barb Mattson, hostess, at 7 p.m. Co-hostesses will be Carol Jensen and Barb Porter. On the program will be Terri Harring, a former student of Cottey College, and initiation.
Wednesday, Superior: Superior Central High School Class of 1944 members meet at 1 p.m. at C’s Restaurant. This is the final meeting for the season. Bring high school photos to exchange.
Wednesday, Duluth: The La Leche League, a mother to mother support group for nursing mothers, meets at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop). This month’s topic is “Coping with Others’ Attitudes About Breastfeeding.” Babies and children welcome. Lending Library available. For more information call 727-6933, 525-1356, or (218) 393-2403.
Saturday, Bayfield: 28th Annual Apple Blossom Run. This fund raiser for the Bayfield Carnegie Library includes a 2 mile fun walk/run and a 10k walk all starting at 9 a.m. A certified 10k run starts at 9:30 a.m. These timed races are suitable for all ages and abilities. Registration forms are available at the Bayfield Carnegie Library or can be downloaded from the Friends of the Library website at http://www.bayfieldfriends,blogspot.com or the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce website at www.bayfield.org.
Saturday, Duluth: An Arthritis Walk to help fight arthritis takes place on the Lake Walk. Registration takes place at 8 a.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Participants can choose between a one- or three-mile route. The fully supported walk features snacks, water and entertainment. Register online at http://northcentral.arthritis.org or at the event.
Saturday, Solon Springs: Presbyterian Women’s Annual Spring Rummage and Bake Sale. Solon Springs Presbyterian Church from 9-noon. Lunch will be served.
Saturday, Duluth: Lake Superior Writers workshop will run from 2-4 p.m. at the UMD Library, fourth floor rotunda. $35 LSW members, $40 nonmembers. Bring notebooks, paper, pen or pencil, laptop if you prefer. To register, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Duluth: Lake Superior College Auto Club holds its third annual Car Show and Alumni Event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lower west parking lot of the college’s Trinity Road campus and in the automotive program area. Free. Donations for the food shelf collected.
Saturday, Superior: Pederson’s Gardens & Landscapes offers a free demonstration of “The Making of a Japanese Garden” at 11:30 a.m. at 5575 S. Eastman Road. For information, call 399-0840.
Wednesday, Duluth: Wild Ones Arrowhead Chapter presents “Water Gardens: Savor the Beauty, Avoid the Pitfalls” with Dan Dix at 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave.
Saturday, Superior: The SS Meteor and Old Firehouse and Police Museum reopens for the season at noon. Free admission is offered noon to 5 p.m. Coffee and cake provided.
Saturday, Cable: Celebrate the weekend by joining a naturalist to hike the Forest Lodge Nature Trail and look for spring ephemerals. Meet at the Forest Lodge Nature Trail at 9 a.m. and return by noon. Register by noon Friday by calling the Cable Natural History Museum, (715) 798-3890. Cost $8 for nonmember, $5 for member, $18 for member family.
Saturday, Duluth: The Tamarack Dance Association presents Another Third Saturday Barn Dance at the Duluth Arts Institute, 2229 W. Second St. The event begins with a 6 p.m. potluck and features The Merry Little Band. All dances taught, newcomers welcome. Smoke and alcohol free. Adults $8, members, seniors, low income or students $6, children $2. For information look it up online at www.tamarackdance.org.
Sunday, Superior: The Tri-Lakes Civic Club, 7872 S. County Road A, will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. $7 donation with 5 years and under eating free. Take out available. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Salvation Army Food Shelf.
Tuesday, Superior: The Catholic Daughters hold their annual spring banquet at 5:30 p.m. at Dreamland Supper Club. Special guests will be Bishop Christenson and Bishop Fliss. Reservations due May 15 to Florence Corey-Stack.
Sunday, Cloquet: UsTOO Lake Superior Chapter is inviting you to a movie “Walking Into the Unknown,” from 6-8 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 12th and Doddridge Ave. For info call Phil at (218) 879-3506 or Mike at (218) 384-3448.
Sunday, Superior: The 10th Annual Head of the Lakes Arthritis Symposium, “Living with Arthritis Today; Hope for the Future,” takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Barker’s Island Inn conference center. For information on fees and to register, call (715) 394-8469 or (800) 370-9882.
Monday, Duluth: SOAR Career Solutions is offering Steps to Economic and Personal Success, a pre-employment workshop. The next STEPS workshop meets May 18-22, 1-4 p.m. at the Arrowhead Building, 205 W. 2nd St, Suite 101. For information call 722-3126.
Tuesday, Duluth: A free “Green 101” lecture on sustainability, “Local Green Design and Building: Past, Present and Future,” takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. in room S1981 on the Lake Superior College Campus, 2101 Trinity Road. Open to the public.
Norwegian Independence Day
Sunday, Superior: The Norse Federation and Sons of Norway join together to celebrate Norwegian Independence Day at 2 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 1708 John Ave. Rachael Martin, a local historian, will present, in costume, a portrayal of her immigrant grandmother coming to America in 1905. There will be Scandinavian refreshments, music and games for children. Join us to celebrate this special day. Suggested donation for adults is $5. Children are free.
Running injury basics
Tuesday, Duluth: St. Luke’s invites you to attend a free program on running and injury prevention basics from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Luke’s Auditorium, 915 First St.
Tuesday, Superior: Sue La Porte, area specialist from the USDA Rural Development Office in Spooner will be at Catholic Community Services Inc., 1416 Cumming Ave., from 1-2 p.m. to provide information about the loan and grant programs available to residents, communities and businesses. For information or to set up an appointment, call (715) 635-8228, ext. 4.
Blessing the bikes
Sunday, Superior: Blessing of the Bikes at Lake Point Church, 21st Street and Hill Ave. from 4-5 p.m. There will be food and snacks and the Bike Blessing will be followed by a ride. Call Nick or Marcia Capra (218) 729-1838 or (218) 343-1867.
By June 1, Duluth: Artists can sign up for a new craft and art fair, Woman-Made: Marvelous Things by Northland Women, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25 at the College of St. Scholastica. The fair is open to all media. A portion of vendor registration fees donated to the YWCA Girl Power program. For information, contact email@example.com or (218) 525-5098.