Superior: The House of J, 6101 Tower Ave., opens its doors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, offering an eclectic array of gifts and one-of-a-kind, handcrafted home furnishings.
Superior: Superior Douglas County Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., offers exercise at 9:30 a.m. Call (715) 394-3644.
Superior: The Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St., hosts a fish fry 5-8 p.m.
Superior: The annual Superior/Douglas County Relay for Life kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Wessman Arena track. There will be games, music and more all night long. The luminary ceremony begins at 9:45 p.m. and the event ends with a closing ceremony at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Pattison Park: Learn about skunks and snarl with the wild cats of Douglas County cougars and bobcats and the Canadian lynx at 7 p.m. in the nature center. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: Barker’s Island Farmers’ Market runs 8 a.m. to noon near the SS Meteor, rain or shine.
Superior: Preserving the Coarse Ribbed Rhubarb Leaf runs 10 a.m. to noon. Make it and take it course teaches casting decorative concrete garden art with garden décor artist, Brita Rekve. Bring your own coarse ribbed leaves — rhubarb and cabbage make stunning dishes — to the Broadway Community Gardens at the corner of Broadway Street and Hammond Avenue. Materials included in course fee, discounted for members of the SCFTA.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles meet at 4 p.m. at the Rose Garden for a stroll along the Lake Walk. At 5:30 p.m., join the group for dinner at Perkins East on London Road.
Pattison Park: Join an electronic pirate hunt in the afternoon (you must register) and learn about eagles and the mysterious loons at 7 p.m. in the nature center. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: The United Way of Superior-Douglas County celebrates 75 years of service to the community at its seventh annual street dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Keyport Lounge and Liquor parking lot, 1900 Belknap St. Rock-A-Billy review performs for your dancing pleasure and raffle prizes will be given away all night. No cover charge; ages 21 and older.
Superior: Lighthouse of Superior, behind Grizzly’s, is starting a new tradition as it hosts its first community picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the residents and staff for food, lawn games, door prizes.
Pattison Park: Learn about the creepy wigglies, whirling prickle balls and living slimes from the deep in the afternoon and plants at 7 p.m. in the nature center. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: Superior Douglas County Senior Center offers exercise at 9:30 a.m., smear at 1 p.m. and chess at 6 p.m. Call (715) 394-3644.
Pattison Park: Crack those bingo knuckles, limber up that grey matter, and see who gets five in a row first! Tidbits of information about wildlife spice up this bingo game at 7 p.m. in the nature center. Call (715) 399-3111.
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. Interested veterans are invited to attend.
Superior: A representative from USDA Rural Development is available from 11 a.m. to noon at Catholic Charities Bureau, 1416 Cumming Ave. To schedule an appointment, call (715) 635-8228, ext. 4.
Superior: The alumni of the Delta Sigma Sorority will be having a luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m. at Barker’s Island Inn. The group will continue to make plans for its 100th anniversary. All past members are invited to attend.
Superior: The WOW Club meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Deck.
Superior: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior hosts an informational open house and hands-on demonstration 5-7 p.m. for those interested in a career as an energy efficiency technician. Visitors have an opportunity to meet the instructor, learn more about the program, visit current students, try some of the equipment and learn about job opportunities in the field 5-6 p.m. The second hour, participants can get one-on-one time with the instructor and get assistance with financial aid and registration if they are interested in enrolling. Free and open to the public. Call (715) 394-6677, ext. 6243 or e-mail Cindy.Miller@witc.edu.
Pattison Park: Meet the fiercest enemy of the porcupine and the aliens crowding out the local natives at 7 p.m. in the nature center. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: Superior Douglas County Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., offers exercise at 9:30 a.m., and bingo at 1 p.m. Call (715) 394-3644.
Superior: St. Francis in the Park Health and Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring a free blood pressure clinic that is open to the public, 11 a.m. to noon in the dining room at Royalton Manor, 1900 New York Ave. Call Deb Wolf, RN, at (715) 394-5591.
Superior: The downtown farmers’ market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot north of the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., rain or shine.
Superior: Superior Library present “Music and Lifestyle of the 1920s” from noon until 1 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy piano selections with Ruby Thomas in the library peak for this lunchtime sing-along. The Friends of the Library provide beverages and cookies. Free.
Solon Springs: A farmers’ market runs 1-5 p.m. at the library parking lot, near Business Highway 53 and Main Street, rain or shine. Vendors welcome. Call Arleen at (715) 378-4429.
Duluth: Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center invites the public to an open house and Wellness Fair 1-4 p.m. The event features tours of the newly renovated physical therapy department, occupational therapy home, and the region’s only car transfer simulator. A variety of vendors demonstrate services and items that promote health and wellness. This fun filled afternoon will include musical entertainment, refreshments and prizes.
Duluth: Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 200, holds a free medical clinic 1-4 p.m. Call (218) 727-3399 to schedule an appointment for non-emergency medical care.
Superior: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hosts a flood insurance workshop at 2 p.m. in Room 201 of the Government Center.
Duluth: University of Minnesota Duluth educator Lucy Kragness will provide a brief overview of the history of photojournalism followed by a discussion on Esther Bubley’s role in the golden age of photography at 5:30 p.m. at the Duluth Art Institute in the Depot. Free.
Pattison Park: Songs, stories and activities tell the Legend of Pattison Park at 7 p.m. in the nature center. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: The Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St., holds a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Tickets can be bought in advance and you need not be present to win. Proceeds support local and national charities. Call (715) 398-0700.
Cloquet: Young crooner Andrew Walesch performs a free concert 7-9 p.m. at the indoor-outdoor amphitheater at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College as part of the school’s 2011 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or seat cushions. Call (218) 879-0800.
Pattison Park: A fiddle, a banjo and a stringed bass enchant with music of the loggers and miners at 7 p.m. at the nature center. Call (715) 399-3111.