Superior: “Love Your Local Artist” Gala at the Superior Public Library from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the library peak area. Meet 17 area artists, view their work and enjoy a gala evening of music, wine and snacks. Friends of the Library introduce an “Adopt-A-Book” event as a fundraiser. Free and open to the public.
Superior: Watch college mock trial teams compete for national tournament berths at the Upper Midwest Durst Memorial Mock trial Regional Tournament, which takes place at the Yellowjacket Union and Swenson Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. There will be three rounds, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Duluth: The Butch Thompson Trio performs as part of the Mitchell Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica.
Duluth: Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center hosts a Winter Tree and Shrub Identification 9-11 a.m. Registration required. Cost is $10. Call (218) 721-3731 or email email@example.com.
Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica holds an athletic training information session at noon. Learn about the college’s athletic training program, the profession and options for enrolling at St. Scholastica. For information or registration, visit http://bit.ly/vBFyjS. Free.
Superior: The Eagles Auxiliary host a Valentine card party 1-3 p.m. This cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children, twelve and younger. Play cribbage, dice, smear or bunco. Lunch provided. Prizes. All money goes to local charities.
Brule: A candlelight ski runs 6-9 p.m. on the Afterhours Ski Trail, 5750 S. Afterhours Road. Enjoy two miles of cross-country ski trails lit by candles and moonlight. After skiing, sit around the warm bonfire and have some hot cocoa or cider, provided in the warming house. A grill will be provided for cooking whatever participants would like to cook. Free. For information, call Catherine at (715) 372-5678, email catherine.khalar@
wisconsin.gov or visit http://dnr.wi.gov/forestry/StateForests/SF-Brule/.
Duluth: The Lake Superior Ragtime Society presents “Frigid Frolics” 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the First Covenant Church, 2101 W. Second St. Hear our theme song, Frigid Frolics Rag, composed by Alvin Marx in 1905 in Superior. Concert is free, but donations appreciated. Call Sandy (218) 724-7696.
Cloquet: Local musicians lend their talents to benefit Habitat for Humanity at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., for the 15th year running. Music styles will include jazz, classical, brass, wind, piano, choral, pipe organ and a few hymns. Fresh-baked apple pie is served after the concert. A free-will offering will be taken on behalf of Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity.
Duluth: Come share your lyrics and lamentations at an open reading event sponsored by Lake Superior Writers at Beaner’s Central at 3 p.m. Sweets provided and cash bar, featured readers and open mic.
Solon Springs: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church sponsors a free community dinner 4-6 p.m. at the Solon Springs Community Center. The menu includes lasagna, French bread, coleslaw and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Everyone welcome.
Ashland: The NWWIB Inc. and NWCEP Inc. Executive Committee meets at 10 a.m. at the NWCEP Administrative Office, 422 Third St. W.
Superior: Send your sweetheart a singing Valentine. Call Jim at (715) 392-2147 or (218) 340-5472 or Jerry at (218) 391-8800. A Barbershop Quartet will go to your sweetheart’s office, home, class, restaurant or any place in the Twin Ports area 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The quartet will arrive unannounced and sing to your sweetheart, present a rose and a card naming you as the sender, and take a digital picture to commemorate your romantic gift. Calls accepted through 5 p.m. Monday.
Superior: The 1960 graduating class of East High School holds a get-together lunch at noon at Fuller’s Restaurant in South End. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited to attend.
Superior: The Superior W.O.W. club meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Deck.
Duluth: Author and Penn State public affairs professor Steven Peterson discusses “Why Democracy is So Difficult” at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Free.
Duluth: La Leche League meets at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church (Coppertop). Join the informal gathering of mothers to talk about a variety of topics from pregnancy to weaning and everything about breastfeeding in between. Babies and children welcome, lending library available. Call (218) 499-9504.
Superior: Marjorie Bunce, regional representative for U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, meets with constituents 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. No appointment is necessary. Bunce can also be contacted at Kohl’s regional office, 402 Graham Ave., Suite 206, Eau Claire, WI 54701, call (715) 832-8424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superior: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meet at noon for a no-host luncheon and meeting at the Upper Deck Restaurant, 1415 N. 46th St. Guest speaker is Pat Nelson, benefits specialist from Senior Connections. She will present information on the new voter ID law.
Ashland: NWCEP Inc. board of directors meets at 10:30 a.m. at the NWCEP Inc. Administration Office.
Superior: The Eagles Auxiliary holds a birthday dinner for members at 6 p.m. This is a complimentary dinner for members with birthdays in November, December, and January Dinner is by reservation only and includes beef roast, carrots, potatoes, gravy, dinner roll, salad, coffee or milk and dessert. Open to the public for $8. Call (715) 392-6560 by Monday, Feb. 13 or sign up at the club, 1710 N. 12th St.
Superior: February is National Career and Technical Education Month and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior holds a free informational session on campus 3-6 p.m. The session introduces potential students and community members to WITC and more than 100 career programs and certificates. The sessions start at the top of each hour, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and are followed by a campus tour.
Superior: The Superior Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St., holds a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Proceeds support local and national charities.
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: Title VII JOM Indian Education Program Ziigwan/Spring Pow Wow Planning Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at Superior Middle School, 3626 Hammond Ave. Rides available if needed, call Mary (715) 394-8720 ext. 217, or Melissa or Terry at (715) 394-8740 ext. 106
Duluth: Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota hosts an adoption information meeting 6-8 p.m. at the LSS offices in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St., Room A. Call Lynne Haggar at (612) 879-5230 or (888) 205-3769 to register, or visit www.minnesotaadoption.org.
Superior: The Literacy Council of Superior/Douglas County holds its annual meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the classroom at the Superior Public Library. David Wicklund, WITC computer skills instructor at the Douglas County Jail, presents information on his curriculum, inmate needs and accomplishments while serving time at the jail. There will be a discussion of the online courses members are taking on the Proliteracy website in preparation for an early spring tutor training. Refreshments served. All are welcome, and anyone interested in tutor training should call Sue Hendrickson, chair, at (715) 398-7213. The Literacy Council is a 501(c)3 with tutors available for free, one-on-one literacy help for adults in Douglas County.