Community calendarDue to the unforeseen Islandic Volcanic Ash spreading throughout Europe, our French pianist is unable to travel to Minnesota and therefore will not perform at Tuesday evening's scheduled Ovation Guest Artist Series concert at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The UMD Faculty Wind Quintet performs instead.
Superior: Propeller Club of Duluth-Superior meets at noon at the Shack. Mark Howard, one of the last commercial fishermen in the area, is the guest speaker.
Duluth: Diane Netzloff teaches a beaded flower brooch project at 1 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 45th and Colorado St. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and treats served. Call Cathy at (218) 525-2576.
Duluth: Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Road, holds an open house 3-6 p.m. with information sessions, booths, tours, a chance to win credits and more.
Superior: Eagles Auxiliary hosts a fish fry 4-8 p.m. at the club, 1710 N. 12th St. Entrees include seafood choices, rolls, coleslaw, baked potato or French fries and beverage. Dessert available.
Duluth: Getting “your ducks in a row” can be a daunting task for seniors. A free seminar hosted by Lakeshore, 4002 London Road, helps people begin to tackle financial and estate planning at 5:30 p.m. April 20 in Lakeshore Chapel and begins with a free dinner. Reservations requested at (218) 625-7807 by April 16.
Duluth: A fundraiser for Mike Link and Kate Crowley’s 1,800-mile walk around Lake Superior to promote freshwater protection begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium. Free, but donations encouraged. Enjoy live music, a silent auction, t-shirt sales, wine and cheese, and free parking. Visit www.fullcirclesuperior.org.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Dry Dock. Call (218) 940-2248 to register.
Cable: Participants needed to count and monitor sandhill cranes in Ashland, Bayfield and Sawyer counties 5:30-7:30 a.m. To participate in the statewide survey, contact the Cable Natural History Museum at email@example.com or (715) 798-3890 to register.
Superior: The Superior Douglas County Family YMCA, 9 N. 21st St., invites the community to participate in YMCA Healthy Kids Day. Enjoy fun, engaging and creative activities 9 a.m. to noon to foster healthy living. It is part of the YMCA’s effort to help kids and families become physically active. Free. The public is welcome.
Ashland: An exhibit on sustainable transportation, highlighting hybrid, flex-fuel, electric and bio-diesel cars locally or regionally available runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot during the annual Spring Home & Garden Show. Free bicycle tune-ups.
Duluth: Minnesota Fathers Forever hosts its second annual event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist (Coppertop) Church.
Duluth: Browse through hundreds of gently used bikes 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday during the annual Bike Swap at Continental Ski and Bike, 1305 E. First St. Admission is free.
Duluth: The Pet Expo features pet products, pet services, live entertainment, demonstrations and speakers 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Edmund Fitzgerald Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
Superior: The Lake Superior Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Superior Public Library. Call Catherine Beebe at (715) 394-5186.
Superior: Hayward Community and Superior Senior high school student artists are featured during an open house 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North End Art Gallery on the second floor of the Trade and Commerce Building, 1323 Broadway St. The exhibit runs through May 1. Call (715) 392-6007.
Superior: The 13th annual “Cabin Fever Reliever” Polka Jamboree starts at noon at the Moose Lodge 606, 66 E. Fifth St., (715) 394-5421. Food, drawings and prizes available; $5 donation per person.
Superior: Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast returns to Wisconsin Public Radio with Opera La Traviata with composer Giuseppe Verdi at noon.
Superior: High school students can learn more about academic programs and student life at the University of Wisconsin-Superior during a spring preview 1-4 p.m. in the UWS Yellowjacket Union. Call (715) 394-8502 to register or visit www.uwsuper.edu/
Superior: The Circle of Native Nations at the UWS holds its 21st annual traditional powwow in Wessman Arena. Host drum is Picture Rock. Head female dancer is Josie Montano and head male dancer is Dan Barber. Grand Entry begins at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The free feast begins at 5 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door.
Duluth: Celebrate native heritage of northern Minnesota during the second annual United Schools Powwow today and Sunday. Today’s events take place at Central High School, 800 E. Central Entrance, and includes grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday’s events take place at UMD’s Ward Wells Field House, 1228 University Drive, with a grand entry at 1 p.m. Free. Drug and alcohol free event.
Duluth: The ninth annual GospelFest begins at 6 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Admission is a nonperishable food item or $3 at the door. Proceeds benefit local shelters. St. Scholastica students are free.
Duluth: Margi Preus and Ann Treacy sign “Book of Grace” 1-2 p.m. and Joseph Pillsbury signs “The Prank” 2-3 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts.
Duluth: The UWS Chamber Choir and Camerata Orchestra perform at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music, 201 W. Fourth St. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.
Superior: Native American day is celebrated Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church. Fred and Kay Doolittle are arranging the service, and members of the Native American community relate how their customs and traditions relate to Christianity. Their presentation is during the 10:30 a.m. service. A potluck luncheon follows.
Duluth: The Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth meets at 3:30 p.m. in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 319 N. Sixth Ave. E. The documentary “My Dear Elsa” by Steffan Quinth will be shown. Call Shirley Graham at (218) 525-4274.
Superior: U.S. Senator Herb Kohl’s Regional Representative, Marjorie Bunce, meets with constituents 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Room 207B at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St. She can also be contacted at Kohl’s regional office at 402 Graham Ave., Suite 206, in Eau Claire, WI 54701, or (715) 832-8424.
Duluth: The Empty Bowl preview event, Sea of Bowls, runs 5-7 p.m. at the Depot, 506 Michigan St. Proceeds benefit Northern Lakes Food Bank.
Superior: The Superior High School Parent Advisory Committee meets 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the school’s library conference room. Call Mike Matejka at (715) 394-8720, ext. 240.
Superior: Registered dietitian Bonnie Brost presents a program on nutrition beginning at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School. Free.
Port Wing: Mountain climber Lori Schneider presents the story of her May 2009 ascent on Mt. Everest at 7 p.m. at South Shore School in the high school gym.
Ashland: NWWIB Inc. Strategic Directions and Development Committee meets at 10 a.m. at the NWCEP Inc. offices, 422 Third St. W.
Duluth: The 16th annual Empty Bowl runs 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Depot, 506 Michigan St.
Superior: The Catholic Daughters gather for a luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. at the Old Town Restaurant. The speakers will be Mary Lou Reger, Bob Kresky and Pat Senn. Call Theresa LaFlamme for reservations.
Superior: The Superior Business Improvement District Design Committee meets at 3 p.m. at the BID office, 1401 Tower Ave.
Superior: Leadership Superior/Douglas County groups give presentations on their projects from 4-6 p.m. in the Moose Lodge, 66 E. Fifth St. Free. Projects included youth financial education, Wisconsin Point clean up, awareness of sexual, domestic violence in the community, helping those in need and a Twin Ports Leadership Program Proposal.
Superior: The Superior Central All Class Reunion Committee meets at 5 p.m. at C’s Restaurant. Plans continue for the All Class Reunion Aug. 3-4. Anyone who attended Central as a high school or junior high is welcome to attend the meeting and reunion.
Superior: Chapter BG of the PEO Sisterhood meets at the home of Cathy Nelson at 7 p.m. The program will be Founder’s Day by a former Cottey College student Terri Harring.
Duluth: Jordan Belfort, a former Wall Street power broker and con man, delivers an ethics presentation at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Free.
Solon Springs: An adults-only class in traditional Okinawan-Japanese goju style karate runs 6-7 a.m. in the Solon Springs Community Center. Free. Wear loose workout clothing or a white karate uniform.
Cable: Learn about regional and local heritage, flora and fauna, geologic and glacial history and more during an Earth Day Natural History Tour. It begins at the Cable Natural History Museum at 9 a.m. and covers about 100 miles with stops and short hikes along the way. Participants return to the museum by 4:30 p.m. Participants can bring a bag lunch or stop at a restaurant along the way. Registration is required. Call WITC at (715) 682-4591, ext. 3170 or visit www.witc.edu.
Hayward: NWCEP Inc. Personnel Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. and the board of directors meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Community Center.
Duluth: The La Leche League meets at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. This month’s topic is “Discipline as Loving Guidance.” Babies and children welcome; lending library available. Call (218) 341-8369, (218) 525-1356 or (218) 393-2403.
Iron River: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Superior Chapter 2119, meets at the Rustic Roost Restaurant at noon for a luncheon and meeting. President Gerald Chamberland conducts the meeting.
Superior: A caregiver’s and Alzheimer’s support group meets 1-2 p.m. at Senior Connections, 1805 N. 16th St. Anyone is welcome.
Duluth: Author, screenwriter for the “Law & Order” TV series and former New York Yankees batboy Matthew McGough speaks at 7 p.m. at Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. Free.
Superior: 2010 BNSF Employees Club General Meeting and Membership Drive with free VIP Pizza and tap beer, all with a $5, 2010 club membership at Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St. at 5 p.m. social, 5:30 p.m. meeting, pizza to follow. Open to all active and former BNSF employees, spouses and friends. Call (715) 610-1710.
Superior: The 4th of July Parade committee meets at Hardees at 6 p.m. All interested parties welcome. Parade entries are available and this year the committee is planning its first food drive during the parade and car show. Call (715) 394-9673.
Duluth: Storytime for Toddlers begins at 11 a.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St. This week will focus on Earth Day. Free.
Superior: The Kiwanis meets at noon at Aces on 29th. Barb Merrell talks about Earth Day.
Superior: At 6 p.m. WITC-Superior presents a simulcast of a conversation with author David Wroblewski, an interactive broadcast hosted by WITC Ashland. The “Story of Edgar Sawtelle” is set in northern Wisconsin and references Mellen, Ashland, Bayfield, Superior and Duluth. Free.
Duluth: Jordan Burnham, a mental health activist who has appeared on CNN and “The Dr. Phil Show” speaks at 7 p.m. in Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. A freewill donation will be taken with refreshments served after the program.
Tripp: The Pine Glade Cemetery Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Tripp Town Hall complex for its annual meeting.
Duluth: Luther College’s Jazz Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St. Free. Free-will offerings accepted. Call (218) 728-3668.
Superior: The UWS Symphonic Band performs at 7:30 p.m. in Thorpe Langley Auditorium in Old Main. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.