Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica is collecting musical instruments for students K-12 who would not be able to afford them for the Play it Forward program. Used instruments can be brought to the Somers Hall front desk, 1200 Kenwood Ave., between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays until April 30. Share their instrument stories for posting at www.css.edu/instrumentdrive.xml. Donors also receive free tickets to Scholastica’s Cambiata concert series and are eligible for prize drawings.
Superior: Friend’s annual Big Spring Book Sale runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Superior Public Library.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles meets at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and dessert at Bridgeman’s near the Miller Hill Mall. Call (218) 940-2248 to register.
Duluth: A New Music Festival featuring the Luna Nova New Music Ensemble begins at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota Duluth. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Superior: University Theatre presents “Mornings at Seven” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in Manion Theater in Holden Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin-Superior. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $2 for UWS students with university identification.
Washburn: Folk rock music duo, Lehto & Wright, perform a 10th anniversary concert and CD release at 7:30 p.m. at Stage North, 123 W. Omaha St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students. Visit http://StageNorth.com.
Duluth: The Duluth March for Babies begins at 9:30 a.m. from Grandma’s Sports Garden. Registration for the event to raise money for the March of Dimes begins at 9 a.m.
Superior: The Douglas County Memorial Day Council meets at 11 a.m. at C’s Lounge. All participating organizations should send a representative.
Cable: A workshop on how to create an outstanding container garden runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Registration required. Contact WITC at (715) 682-4591, ext. 3170 or logging onto www.witc.edu. Must provide own bag lunch.
Superior: Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast returns to Wisconsin Public Radio with Opera Tosca with composer Giacomo Puccini at noon.
Duluth: The Duluth Figure Skating Club is proud to present “On the Move” for its ninth annual spring ice show at 2 and 7 p.m. at Mars Lakeview Arena. The cost is $7 at the door or $5 with a non-perishable food donation for the local food shelf.
Duluth: Honor students at the College of St. Scholastica are sponsoring Harmony for Haiti, a fundraising event for Partners in Health for Haitian relief at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. The program begins with a complimentary wine tasting and silent auction, followed by a presentation about Haitian relief efforts by Haitian native Rudy Perrault of Duluth. A concert features performers Moving to Pluto, Dustin Thomas, The Real McCoys, and The People Say Fox. Admission is $10.
Cable: Jim Ramsdell presents a slideshow “A Journey through Nature to Creativity,” 7-8 p.m. at the Cable Community Center. The event accompanies his photography exhibit “Our Shared Planet” now on display at the Cable History Museum. Free. Donations accepted.
Duluth: As part of the New Music Festival, UMD voice faculty and students presents a recital of music written within the last 10 years at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Duluth: Lute instructor Edward Martin presents a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Music Hall in Tower Hall, College of St. Scholastica. Free. The recital features a quartet playing vihuelas, which replaced the lute in 16th century Spain.
Duluth: Readings by poets Margaret Hasse and Norita Dittberner are featured during the Spirit Lake Poetry series 7:30-9 p.m. in Somer’s Lounge, College of St. Scholastica.
Duluth: The School of the Minnesota Ballet kicks off National Dance Week with Dance Day at the Depot 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Students demonstrate ballet and jazz technique and perform an excerpt from “Kingdom of the Shades.” Free.
Duluth: The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform at 3 p.m. at Weber Music Hall, UMD. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Duluth: Men and women who have died or been injured on the job are recognized during a free Solidarity Pancake Breakfast 7-9 a.m. in the Duluth Labor Temple, 2002 London Road. A memorial service including a tree planting will be conducted outside at 9:15 a.m.
Cable: Diana Randolph leads a daylong course on dry pastel paintings from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Registration is required. Contact WITC at (715) 682-4591, ext. 3170 or log onto www.witc.edu to register for the workshop.
Superior: Central Class of 1952 holds a luncheon at Barker’s Island Inn at noon.
Superior: University Recital Series presents “Ragtime Sings the Jews” at 7:30 p.m. in Thorpe Langley Auditorium in the Old Main, UWS. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students.
Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica Concert and Jazz bands stage a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. 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.
Iron River: The second annual Luau Health Fair runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Iron River Community Center.
Superior: The Douglas County Public Health Service offers free vaccines to adults in Douglas County for HPV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza A, measles, mumps and rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, and chicken pox. The vaccine is available 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 113 at WITC.
Duluth: Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 E. Second St., Room 109, holds a free medical clinic 1-4 p.m. Schedule an appointment for non-emergency medical care at (218) 727-3399.
Cable: Unearth the glacial history of northwest Wisconsin during an original slideshow presentation, “Down to Earth Tours,” 2-4 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited; registration required. Contact WITC at (715) 682-4591, ext. 3170 or visit www.witc.edu to register.
Superior: Norrona Lodge 27, Sons of Norway meets at 7 p.m. at the Superior Senior Center. Ida Eoisoenes, a Northwestern High School exchange student from Norway, presents slides from home. Members encouraged to invite a guest. Lunch servers are Carl and Lois Renoos, Shirley Brandser and Patsy Luder.
Superior: The UWS Percussion Ensemble featuring the debut of the Steel Drum Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. in Thorpe Langley Auditorium in the Old Main Building on the UWS campus. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students.
Duluth: The UMD Percussion Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Amnicon: The Poplar-Wentworth Lions has a $100 meat Raffle every month. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any Lion or at Rapids Riverside. The drawing is held every fourth Wednesday at 8 p.m. Need not be present to win.
Duluth: Story time for Toddlers begins at 11 a.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St. This week will focus on learning about opposites. Free.
Duluth: Lake Superior College offers a free chili feed in the commons area at 1 p.m. Winners of a weeklong silent auction will be announced. The auction and event are open to the public.
Cloquet: A “Farm to Cafeteria” workshop on bringing local foods to school, hospital, worksite and other community cafeterias runs 2-7:30 p.m. at Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Road. Registration required. Contact Jane Grimsbo Jewett at (218) 845-2832, firstname.lastname@example.org or register at www.misa.umn.edu/NE_Farm_to_Cafeteria.html. Cost is $10.
Superior: The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse Inc. (CASDA) holds its first Spring Swap and Shop to raise money for CASDA and give the community an opportunity to rid their closet in exchange for new items. To participate, bring a donation of $30 and 10 gently used or new articles of clothing, shoes and accessories (limit 2, no jewelry) to the WITC Conference Center 4-7 p.m. Thursday or Friday. Return 8-11 a.m. Saturday to swap them for five new-to-you items that were donated. The doors to the Swap Shop open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Duluth: Lake Superior Lutheran Preschool’s Open House runs 4:30-6 p.m. The preschool offers classes for ages 3-5 at the Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 4219 Grand Ave. Parents are invited to register their children regardless of religious background, faith or affiliation. For information, call Dru Kwapick-Engen at (218) 624-0641 or visit www.lakesuperiorlutheranpreschool.org.
Duluth: Join to Take Back the Night at the Washington Center, 310 N. First Ave. W. The doors open at 5 p.m. with free food, cultural exhibits and entertainment. A march through downtown Duluth begins at 7 p.m. followed by a rally, community speakers and opportunities to speak out. The free event is a way for the community to come together to raise awareness about sexual violence and assault.
Duluth: Musicians of all genres have until April 30 to register for Sacred Heart’s local music showcase, “Duluth Does the Opry!” The performance will feature great songs of the classic country era from 1949-1979. Registration and full details available online at www.Duluthdoes.com.