Saturday, Mount Ashwabay: The Marshall Tucker Band, one of the major Southern rock bands of the 1970s, performs at Big Top Chautauqua at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $48, $40 and $30. Visit www.bigtop.org or call (888) 244-8368.
Saturday, Duluth: Woman-Made: Marvelous Things by Northland Women Craft and Art Fair runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave.
Saturday, Duluth: Jeff Strand signs “Pressure” 1-2 p.m. at Northern Lights Books and Gifts.
Sunday, Duluth: The Superior Singers performs “Sweet Land of Liberty” at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.
Tuesday, Duluth: Tweed Museum of Art hosts a summer reception 6-8 p.m. to celebrate the loan of a rare Rococo-style painting: Allegory of the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle by Francois Boucher. Free. Enjoy refreshments, music and conversation. Call 726-8222.
Wednesday, Lake Nebagamon: Story time at the Imogene McGrath Memorial Library, 11622 E. County Road B runs 1:30-2 p.m.
Wednesday, Duluth: The UMD School of Fine Arts Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival presents Concerts by the Lake at 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 726-8910.
Wednesday, Duluth: Learn about lifestyle changes that may accompany weight loss with the assistance of gastric bypass surgery and Lap-Band surgery 6-7:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Lakeview Building, Fourth Floor, 1001 E. Superior St. Call 249-6050.
Saturday, Superior: Jerry Sandvick presents a free program on “The Early Jets” at 10 a.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. Refreshments served.
Wednesday, Superior: The Superior Public Library shows the film “Under Our Skin” at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion with microbiologist Tom Grier. The film looks at the science and politics of Lyme disease. Refreshments served.
Saturday, Superior: Barker’s Island Farmer’s Market runs 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot near the Meteor.
Tuesday, Wentworth: Wentworth Farmer’s Market opens 2:30-6 p.m. at Wentworth Garden Center two miles east of Poplar on Wentworth Road. Call 363-2678.
Wednesday, Superior: Winter Street Farmer’s Market runs 1-5 p.m. at the Winter Street Depot parking lot.
Tuesday, Superior: The Superior Sister City Commission meets 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 204 of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St. The group is planning for the August visit of a Sister City delegation from Japan.
Saturday-Wednesday, Superior: Learn about the Aliens of Interfalls Lake with Pattison Park naturalist Jim Craig at 3 p.m. Saturday. Then at 7 p.m., Craig leads team-building activities to demonstrate relationships in nature. Sunday, meet Mrs. Martin Pattison at 7 p.m. when Rachel Martin takes on the role in period clothes. Learn about the Legends of Pattison Park at 7 p.m. Monday with Cheri Tesarek with a sing-along and stories by the Pied Piper of Pattison Park. Learn about the Wild Pack at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Craig as he presents information on the gray wolves of Wisconsin followed at 9:30 p.m., by the Wolf Howl – a caravan into the wilderness to communicate with the wolves. At 7 p.m. Wednesday join the Hard Rock History Hike with Craig, which features a geology hike around Big Manitou Falls, then at 9:45 p.m., a Shepherd’s View with Craig is an introduction to the night sky – bring blankets and binoculars. Programs are free, but a park admission sticker is required. Pattison State Park is 12 miles south of Superior on State Highway 35. Call (715) 399-3111.
Saturday, Superior: The 11th annual “Woodies on the Water,” Lake Superior’s Classic Boat Festival, runs 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Barker’s Island Marina. Free. The public can vote for their favorites in four classes and best in show.
August 1-2, Duluth: A two-day Wilderness First Aid Basics course is offered 9 a.m. to 5:30 each day at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road. The 16-hour course covers assessment and urgent first aid techniques, but not in-depth CPR. Registration required. Fee of $100 includes certification and textbooks. Call Erin Zoellick at (218) 721-3731, e-mail email@example.com or go to www.boulderlake.org.
Tuesday, Superior: Superior Central Class of 1954 committee meets from 1-2:15 p.m. at Ace’s on 29th, 2827 Oakes Ave. All classmates invited to join the group for lunch and planning the 55th class reunion, set for Aug. 6-7.
Sunday, Superior: The Remember the Fallen tribute visits Calvary Cemetery in Superior at 10 a.m. to honor and remember the service of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Pionk, who grew up in Oliver and served with the Third Squadron, Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment, First Armored Division, Vilseck, Germany. He was killed while serving in Iraq in January 2008.