Superior: Lake Superior Singles meet at 6:30 p.m. to eat at Culver’s. Weather-permitting, meet at 5 p.m. at the Bong Memorial for a walk to the restaurant. Call (218) 940-2248 to register.
Superior: The UWS Jazz Band and the Big Time Jazz Orchestra present a special Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Manion Theater in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. All proceeds go toward a student jazz scholarship.
Area-wide: The National Association of Letter Carriers holds the nation’s largest one-day food drive today. Postal customers may place a box or bag of nonperishable food next to their mailbox by 9 a.m. and carriers will do the rest. All donated food sorted and delivered to local food shelves.
Superior: The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center and Jim Hencinski host a presentation on “Life, Art, Tragedy: the USS Dorado and Its Fate, August 1942-October 1943,” one of two submarines sunk during World War II. For information, call (715) 392-7151.
Superior: A free community wellness event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marcovich Wellness Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. It will feature interactive youth activities including rock climbing, a moonwalk, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, volleyball, and track and field events. A health and wellness vendor fair runs at the same time, with giveaways, food samples and free raffles.
Superior: Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast returns to Wisconsin Public Radio with Opera Lulu with composer Alban Berg at noon.
Duluth: A presentation on “The Old Copper Industry: Origins of Prehistoric Metal Technology in Eastern North America” runs 1-2 p.m. at 120 Solon Campus Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Free. The event is one of a series celebrating Duluth/Superior Archaeology Week.
Gordon: Join author Bill Matthias as he revisits the story of one of the largest wild land fires in Wisconsin history, chronicled in his new book “Monster Fire at Minong: Wisconsin’s Five Mile Tower Fire of 1977” at 7 p.m. in the Gordon Town Hall.
Superior: Fairlawn Mansion offers half-price tours for Mother’s Day from noon to 4 p.m. Tours leave on the hour from the gift shop. Admission is $4 for adults, $3.25 for seniors and students, children younger than 5 are free.
South Range: Bay Gardeners meet at Missinni Greenhouse on County Road K south of Superior at 12:30 p.m. Mary Missinni talks about new favorites for 2010, plus show some new plant combinations for planters and gardeners. Marge Johnson hosts. Bring a bag lunch.
Superior: The Superior Area Retired Educators meet at noon at the Shack Smokehouse and Grille in Superior. Committee members are Kathy Kadlecek, Becky Kirk, Roberta Lindemann, Vivian Markley and Bonnie Baker. The program “The White Brothers Bicycle Shop” will be presented by Alan White. Reservations due May 7 with Kathy (715) 392-3783.
Superior: The 1960 class of Superior East High School holds a luncheon get-together at 12:30 p.m. at the Superior Perkins.
Superior: The HCE Merry Mates meet at 1 p.m. the home of Mary Becklund. Bernadette Blakeley demonstrates a recycle project. Be prepared to finish our penny rug project and canned fruit is the food shelf contribution.
Superior: The Delta Sigma Alumnae meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Barker’s Island. All are asked to attend to discuss plans for the reunion at UWS.
Superior: The John L. and David L. Banks American Legion Post 418 meets at 7 p.m. at the old Bud’s Sunnyside Bar on County Highway C. All interested veterans invited to attend.
Minong: Join author Bill Matthias as he revisits the story of one of the largest wild land fires in Wisconsin history at 7 p.m. in the Northwood School Richards Auditorium.
Superior: A presentation on the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota and its continuing legacy today runs 7-8:30 p.m. at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., as part of Duluth/Superior Archaeology Week 2010. Free.
Duluth: The Duluth Central and Denfeld high school brass sections present a concert with guest soloist Ted Schoen on clarinet and special guest Jeanette Paulson on English horn at 7:30 p.m. in the Denfeld High School auditorium. Admission is $5.
Superior: The Superior Business Improvement District (BID) Promotion and Marketing Committee meets at 7:30 a.m. at Hardee’s Family Restaurant.
Superior: The Superior W.O.W. Club meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Deck. Plans will be made for our Sunday dinner out. Visitors welcome.
Superior: A presentation on the history of the fur trade on Madeline Island as represented by French, British and American style axes runs 7-8:30 p.m. at the Superior Public Library as part of Duluth/Superior Archaeology Week 2010. Free and open to the public.
Superior: Shop from garden and landscape vendors under one roof during the Indoor Garden & Landscape Market 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Superior National Guard Armory, 32 N. 21st St. Lunch available to purchase. Admission is $2.
Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. in the library boardroom, 1530 Tower Ave.
Duluth: Living Faith International Church hosts Rev. Kenny Gatlin at 6 p.m. He has been in full-time ministry for more than 30 years and is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist. Call (218) 624-7717.
Duluth: The Duluth Audubon Society presents “Birds and Wild Cats, Finding a Workable Solution” and the movie “Here, Kitty, Kitty” beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hartley Nature Center, 3001 woodland Ave. Free. It will explore the havoc domestic feral cats and pet cats left outdoors have on the songbird population.
Poplar: Northwestern Elementary School PTO meets in the school library at 3:45 p.m. Childcare provided.
Duluth: Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 109, hosts a free medical clinic 1-4 p.m. Call 727-3399 and schedule an appointment for nonemergency services.
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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wal-Mart.
Duluth: St. Luke’s Hospice holds its “Celebrate A Life” Memorial Tree Event at 11:30 a.m. in the main lobby of St. Luke’s Hospital. Families, friends, staff and community members are invited to participate by offering a gift of $10 or more for a ribbon to be tied on the tree in memory or honor of someone special. To place a ribbon on the tree, contact St. Luke’s Foundation at (218) 249-5249.
Superior: Kiwanis meets at noon at Aces on 29th. The speaker will be Koralee Sanford from Ray of Hope.
Superior: The Alpha Delta Kappa Fidelis Chapter meets at 12:30 p.m. at Barker’s Island Inn. The program includes installation of new officers and Eleanor Paulson talks about her trip to the state convention.
Superior: Comedy shows to benefit the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse Inc. start at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Shack Smokehouse and Grill. Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit CASDA. To reserve tickets, call (715) 392-3136.
Solon Springs: Join author Bill Matthias as he revisits the story of one of the largest wild land fires in Wisconsin history, chronicled in his new book “Monster Fire at Minong: Wisconsin’s Five Mile Tower Fire of 1977” at 7 p.m. in the Solon Springs Community Center.
Duluth: Watch as your favorite characters battle through martinis and mayhem in the Central/Denfeld Theater Programs production of M*A*S*H at 7:30 p.m. at Duluth Central High School, 800 E. Central Entrance. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students ages 18 and younger, and seniors 65 or older.
Superior: Old Town Travelers meet at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Church. Our reservation chairman would like several helpers and we also need a group for the table decorations. Please help! We have a few places left for the Mystery Trip, the Winter Spring Greenhouse and “Footloose” at Chanhassen. For information, call Maureen at 398-5516.