Duluth: Photographers Kim Borst and Shannon Cousino unveil new work in a collaborative exhibit opens 6-9 p.m. at Washington Gallery, 315 N. Lake Ave. Borst is a visual arts professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Cousino is the education director at the Duluth Art Institute.
Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica hosts an African Heritage Festival today and Saturday to celebrate African culture and raise awareness about the challenges the continent faces. Rose Mapendo, a former refugee of the war in Congo, shares her story of suffering, struggle, and survival at 7 p.m. tonight. A question and answer session and reception follow the free presentation in Mitchell Auditorium. Saturday, actor and activist Isaiah Washington gives the keynote speech at the African Cultural Night. Activities start with an African bazaar at 4 p.m. and a variety of performances begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission Saturday is $10 for students and $12 for non-students. Call (218) 723-7000.
Duluth: Slow Food Lake Superior Ski and Stew takes place at Hartley Nature Center, 2001 Woodland Ave. Ski, snowshoe or play outside 2-3:30 p.m. with dinner to follow until 5 p.m. Sunday. Make reservations today. Cost is $4 for children and $7.50 for adults.
Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior, University of Minnesota-Duluth, College of St. Scholastica and Lake Superior College host the second annual Intercollegiate American Indian Storytelling Event: Sharing Our Gifts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in the Great Room of the Yellowjacket Union starting with a free continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and storytelling 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Superior: Superior Storm Riders Snowmobile Club and Amnicon Drift Dodgers 10th annual Brat Fest & Vintage Snowmobile Eat-N-Run takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration runs 10 a.m. to noon with judging at 1 p.m. at Border’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3028 E. State Highway 105. Call John at (715) 364-2464, or Tom at (715) 398-6665.
Duluth: Lundeen Productions presents the second annual Duluth Women’s Expo at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring several new and exciting “touches.” Visit duluthwomensexpo.com or call (218) 727-1177.
Superior: Cozy Corner Trails Inc. hosts the 35th annual Booya noon to 5 p.m. at Moose Junction Lounge on State Highway 35. Money raised maintains trails of northern Burnett and southern Douglas counties.
Duluth: The Lake Superior Youth Chorus presents an Irish Winter Celebration concert 7-9 p.m. in Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium, 1215 Rice Lake Road, featuring Director Marion Doherty Hayden, a native of Dublin, Ireland, and special guests McInnis’ Kitchen. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children. Call (218) 728-0541.
Duluth: Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival begins at 7:30 p.m. in Marshall Performing Arts Center at the University of Minnesota. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for UMD students.
Superior: The Superior Figure Skating Club presents its annual ice show, “That 70s Ice Show,” at 2 p.m. at Wessman Arena. See 40 area figure skaters perform routines to favorite music from the 70s. Tickets available at the door.
Duluth: The Big Time Jazz Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Auditorium, at the College of St. Scholastica. Proceeds benefit Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women and the Lake Superior Family Justice Center. Tickets are $8 and $5 at the door.
Superior: HCE Merry Mates meet at the home of Pat Bergman at 1 p.m. Remember to bring scissors for the project and $5 for the food shelf.
Superior: Bay Gardeners meet at 1 p.m. at Faith Methodist Church, 1531 Hughitt. All member participation, sharing experiences with starting seeds at home. Bring extra or favorite seed catalogues to share. Hostess is Betty Renko.
Superior: The Superior High School Parent Advisory Committee meets 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the high school library conference room. Call Mike Matejka at (715) 394-8720, ext. 240.
Bennett: Bennett hosts a hearing on its comprehensive plan 6-7 p.m. in the Bennett Town Hall, 9314 E. County Road L.
Duluth: Larry Goodwin, president of the College of St. Scholastica, speaks about “Reason with a Heart: Advancing the Catholic Tradition in the College Context,” at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel on campus.
South Range: Parkland hosts at hearing on its comprehensive plan at 7:15 p.m. at the Parkland Town Hall, 6221 E. Veterans Drive.
Superior: The Superior W.O.W. Club meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Deck for lunch. A business meeting follows and members are invited to stay and play cards. All widows or widowers welcome.
Carlton: The Carlton County Historical Society kicks off a series of “History on Tap” lectures with “Tracing the Logging Railroads” at historic pubs at 5:30 p.m. at Northeastern, 115 St. Louis Ave.
Duluth: Navigate gluten-free products offered by Whole Foods Co-op, 610 E. Fourth St., 6-7:30 p.m., tasting some along the way. This free event is catered for those with wheat and gluten intolerances. Participation is limited to 20 so registration is required. Call (218) 728-0884.
Superior: The March MS Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. at the Superior Public Library, Library Meeting Room, 1530 Tower Ave. Speaker will be Karen Bastianelli of the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. Call Pam at (715) 394-6958 or Marie at (715) 394-3224.
Superior: The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary Post 435 and VFW Post 1091 meet at 7 p.m. at the Bong Veterans Historical Center.
Duluth: Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben speaks about “The Wealth of Communities” at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Free.
Cable: Experience how reptiles and amphibians of Wisconsin look, listen and feel when educator and naturalist, Randy Korb, is at the Cable Natural History Museum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday with many species from across the state. Children and their families are invited to participate in this hands-on program. Space is limited. Registration required by Wednesday. Donations accepted.
Duluth: A free medical clinic runs 1-4 p.m. at the Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 109. Call 727-3399 and schedule an appointment for non-emergency care.
Superior: U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl’s regional representative, Marjorie Bunce, meets with constituents 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Avenue, in the large meeting room. Walk-ins welcome.
Superior: The Head of the Lakes Spring Job Fair runs 2-6 p.m. at the Yellowjacket Union on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. For more information contact UWS’ Career Services office at (715) 394-8024 or visit www.uwsuper.edu/career.
Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. in the boardroom of the library, 1530 Tower Ave.
Duluth: The La Leche League meets at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. This month’s topic is “Pumping and Maintaining the Milk Supply.” Babies and children welcome; lending library available. For information, call (218) 341-8369, (218) 525-1356 or (218) 393-2403.
Duluth: William D. Hartung, director of arms and security initiative at the New American Foundation, discusses the potential changes in the U.S. nuclear arms control policy under the Obama administration at 7 p.m. in the fourth floor rotunda of the University of Minnesota Duluth library. Free with reception to follow.
Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts Minnesota writer Marisha Chamberlain for a public reading, reception and book signing at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center, Room 232, in Old Main. Free.
Duluth: Duluth Audubon Society hosts a free program on birding in Costa Rica at 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave.
Superior: The Kiwanis meets at noon at Aces on 29th. The speaker is Toby Johnson talking about job coaching.
Duluth: Parents of eighth graders are invited to a presentation on “Ready to Launch: The Final Four Years” 6-7 p.m. in the Marshall School Library, 1215 Rice Lake Road. Marshall’s college counselor, dean of students and associate head of the school shares wisdom and tips on life between middle school and college.
Superior: The Old Town Travelers meet at 7 p.m. The Wisconsin mystery trip May 24-27 still has openings. Several trips to Chanhassen and the Paramount Theater at St. Cloud are upcoming including the Lowe family from Branson is on the docket. Hostesses are Lorrie Hutchinson, Norene and Phil Martineau, Bev Sutherland and Phyllis Sayler.
Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica Percussion Ensembles stage a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. Free.