Superior: Cooper students create handmade gifts and crafts for sale during the eighth annual Craft Sale and Gift Basket Silent Auction from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school, 1807 Missouri Ave. Each class compiled a theme basket for the silent auction. Proceeds will purchase Christmas gifts for Superior children in need.
Superior: Superior Douglas County Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., offers exercise at 9:30 a.m. Call (715) 394-3644.
Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts the Jazz Combos Lunch at noon in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium. Free.
Ashland: Hip-hop and spoken word artist Guante talks about the influence of protest music on society at 4 p.m. in the Sentry Room of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College. Free.
Superior: The Eagles Auxiliary hosts a fish fry 4-7:30 p.m. at the club, 1710 N. 12th St.
Superior: Superior Community Theater hosts jazz- and swing-dancing at 6:30 p.m. at Marlee’s Caribbean Restaurant, 525 Tower Ave. Music performed by the Blue Water Big Band Tickets are $6 at the door.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles Fellowship gathers at 6:30 p.m. for a meet, greet and eat at Perkins on 40th in West Duluth. Call (218) 940-2248.
Superior: Tri-Lakes Supper Club presents Comedy Night at 9 p.m. featuring stand-up comedian and Laughing Hyena recording artist Jeremy “Jer-Dog” Danley. Advance tickets available at Tri-Lakes Supper Club or call (715) 399-0909 to make a reservation.
Iron River: A craft sale runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iron River Community Center with youth ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
Parkland: Enjoy shopping with local vendors during a Holiday Shopping Vendor Fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parkland Town Hall, 6221 E. Veterans Drive.
Amnicon: Last chance holiday craft and bake sale runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Amnicon Town Hall, Highway 2. Lunch served. Enjoy free coffee or apple cider while you shop.
Superior: Get a free photo of you and your pet with Santa during Santa Paws 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Campbell Do It Center, 3107 Tower Ave; just make a donation to the Humane Society of Douglas County. Fudge, crafts and Cooper’s Cubs Bake Sale runs too. Call (715) 394-7721.
Knife River: “A Country Christmas on the North Shore,” a tour of four Knife River community homes distinctly decorated for the holiday season, runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continuous tours begin at the Knife River Recreation Center Hall, 199 Alger Smith Road, where there is also artisan crafts for sale. Transportation provided. The cost is $14 and includes complimentary refreshments.
Duluth: Come shop from more than 25 local artists and a handful of Fair Trade vendors at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St. The Neighbor Made Fair runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Duluth: The 2011 Depot Winter Arts Festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Depot. The event includes free entrance to all museums, hot cocoa and entertainment all day long. Santa stops by noon-4 p.m.
Superior: The Superior Public Library presents the Downbeats, an easy listening vocal group, to perform “Songs of the Holiday” in the library chandelier area at noon. Refreshments served by the Friend of the Library. Free.
Duluth: Celebrate the grand reopening of Lower Chester Park with skating, bonfires, concessions and a proclamation from Duluth Mayor Don Ness 1-4 p.m. at 15th Avenue East and Fifth Street.
Superior: Eagles Auxiliary hosts a chili feed to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 5-7 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St. The menu includes chili with all the fixings, garlic bread, salad, coffee or milk and dessert. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 12 and younger. Takeout orders available.
Duluth: The Superior Singers, under direction of Brian G. MacDonell, presents its 2011-12 Christmas concert, “Only Love” at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Second St. The program features the Superior Singers’ youth chorus, the Christmas Angels. Free. They also perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium and 7 p.m. Wednesday at United Presbyterian Church, 229 N. 28th St. E., Superior. Call (218)348-8314 or visit www.superiorsingers.com.
Ashland: The Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra holds its second concert of the season, “Music on the Water,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Alvord Theatre at Northland College. Free.
Duluth: Lake Effect and Chill Factor, vocal jazz, performs at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for students; and $3 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8877 or visit www.tickets.umn.edu.
Hibbing: Hibbing VFW hosts an afternoon of button box music provided by Johnny Snidarich & The Bohunks 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.
Superior: Christmas music at the Lighthouse of Superior, 1915 N. 34th St., performed by Spirit Singers of St. Anthony’s Church runs 4-5p.m. Coffee and cookies served.
Duluth: Feast on authentic Cuban food and dance to the Latin sounds of Yandi Villalonga and Miami’s Daniel Martin during the Cuban fundraiser, from Duluth to Havana, 5:30-9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 835 W. College Street. Cost is $15.
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.
Ashland: NWWIB Inc. and NWCEP Inc. Executive Committee meets at 10 a.m. followed by a Joint Conference Committee meeting at 11:30 a.m. at 422 Third St. W. The committee convenes into closed session.
Superior: The Superior Area Retired Educators meet at noon at the Shack Smokehouse and Grille. Committee members are Bev Kaufmann, Jane Prochazka, Sandra Wright, Eileen McDonald and Carolyn Reynolds. Jens Gregerson and group present a musical program. All retired educators and those interested or involved in education are invited. Call (715) 394-5166.
South Range: John L. & 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 welcome.
Bennett: The Bennett Town Board meets at 7 p.m. to review invoices and 7:30 p.m. for its regular meeting in the town hall.
Superior: Superior High School DECA, an association of marketing students, hosts a soup dinner fundraiser for Coats for Kids 4-7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 10. Proceeds will buy winter clothing for elementary students in the Superior school district. Gently used winter clothing for children also will be collected.
Superior: Upper Peninsula native and author Chad Faries reads from his memoir at 5:30 p.m. about being raised by hard-drinking, hard-living, hard-loving women in the Fireside Lounge of the Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Free.
Superior: The Superior Police Department community policing officer, Bonnie Johnson, and city councilors representing Billings Park host a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. at the Billings Park Civic Center to discuss neighborhood issues and crime prevention.
Superior: The MS Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. at the Superior Public Library meeting room, 1530 Tower Ave., for a Christmas Party-Potluck. Bring your favorite dish to share. Pop, chips, dip, buns, Christmas cookies, silverware, cups, napkins and plates provided. Bring a $5 wrapped gift, if you wish to exchange one. RSVP to Pam at (715) 394-6958. There will be no meeting in January or February.
Duluth: College of St. Scholastica Music Department celebrates Christmas with a concert at 7 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus. Admission is $5.
Duluth: The Lake Superior College concert choir and Duluth Community Orchestra perform many holiday pieces at 7 p.m. in the college’s atrium. The concert includes an audience sing-along of familiar carols accompanied by the choir and orchestra.
Superior: The University Recital Series presents the Phoenix Bassoon Quartet of Costa Rica at 7:30 p.m. in the Webb Recital Hall in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students.
Ashland: Northland College Winds present an evening of songs and hymns for the Christmas season at 7:30 p.m. in the Alvord Theatre on campus. Free.
Superior: Superior Water, Light and Power Company retirees and spouses are invited to a medical plan update meeting at 9 a.m. at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Conference Center. Call Florence Corey at (715) 398-0244.
Superior: Superior Douglas County Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., offers exercise at 9:30 a.m., and bingo at 1 p.m.
Ashland: NWCEP Inc. board of directors meets at 10:30 a.m. at 422 Third St. W.
Superior: St. Francis in the Park Health and Rehabilitation Center sponsors a free blood pressure clinic for the public 11 a.m. to noon in the dining room at Royalton Manor, 1900 New York Ave. Call Deb Wolf at (715) 394-5591.
Superior: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets at noon at the Upper Deck. The guest speaker is Mary Willet, regional representative for Congressman Sean Duffy. A Christmas party follows so bring a wrapped gift and Christmas cookies, bars or candy.
Superior: A free community education program offers a chance to learn about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s from noon to 1 p.m. at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Bring your lunch.
Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts a Big Band Jazz Lunch in the Yellowjacket Union atrium at noon. Free.
Duluth: Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 200, hosts a free medical clinic 1-4 p.m. Schedule an appointment at (218) 727-3399 for non-emergency medical care.
Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m., in the Board Room, 1530 Tower Ave.
Duluth: Lake Superior Writers host a “Truth in Memoir” writing workshop 6-9 p.m. in the Depot boardroom. The workshop instructor is Chad Faries. The cost is $15 for students, $25 for Lake Superior Writers members and $35 for non-members. Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 619-7136 to register.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles Fellowship meets at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 for its annual Christmas gathering at the Pickwick. The menu includes five entrees to choose from and dessert provided from the 50/50 fund. Limited to 30 people so call (218) 940-2248 by Wednesday to register.
Duluth: A panel of criminal justice professionals discuss “Mental Health in the Justice System” at 7 p.m. in Somers Main Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. Free.
Superior: Superior Douglas County Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., offers cribbage and crafts at 1 p.m. Call (715) 394-3644.
Duluth: The Mental Health Support group meets 5-7 p.m. at Miller Dwan Medical Center, 502 E. Second St., meeting rooms 1-3, lobby level, eastside near the auditorium.
Superior: The Superior Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St., hosts a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Proceeds support local and national charities.
Duluth: The University of Wisconsin-Superior Jazz Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.
Cable: Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board Inc. meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakewood’s Resort.