Duluth: Hundreds of daring souls are ready to take the Polar Bear Plunge sponsored by Minnesota law enforcement to benefit of Special Olympics Minnesota. Duluth’s plunge begins at 3 p.m. Saturday in Canal Park with pre-plunge check-in 5-8 p.m today and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Grandma’s Sports Garden.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles meet at 6:30 p.m. for a meal and conversation at Perkins West, 40th Avenue West; no need to register.
Cloquet: Zenon Dance Company tops off a three-day dance residency at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College with an evening of modern and jazz dance at 7 p.m. at the Cloquet Senior High School Auditorium. Free.
Superior: Tina O’Neill Pool Tournament begins with registration at noon at Mr. Lucky’s Bar and Billiards, 1022 Tower Ave. Prizes and more to benefit a Superior breast cancer family through Circle of Hope. Call Sara at (715) 718-0513 or Peggy at (218) 525-1905.
Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts the annual UWS Jazz Swing Dance in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.
Duluth: Tamarack Dance Association hosts a Third Saturday Community Barn Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Avalon Dance Institute, 404 W. Superior St. Live music performed by the O’Neil Family Band, with Gene and friends calling the dances. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for members and low-income, and $2 for children. Bring clean shoes. Visit www.tamarackdance.org or email email@example.com
Superior: ShowStoppers presents the “Book of Love” concert. Jennifer Dobbins, Ron Houk and Cheri Tesarek perform a variety-style show about love. There is something for everyone. The free show starts at 2 p.m. at the United Presbyterian church at 229 N. 28th St. E.
Duluth: Lake Wobegon® Brass Band celebrates its 20th year at 3 p.m. in Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $5 for students. Seating reserved. Call (218) 726-8877 or visit www.tickets.umn.edu.
Duluth: The Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth meets at 3:30 p.m. in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 219 N. Sixth Ave E. Jack Salmela accompanied by Ben Friedler present the program “Of Vikings and Voyageurs.” For information, call Betty Selnes at (218) 525-4438.
Superior: A soul food dinner runs 5-8 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Sponsored by the Black Student Union, the event is free and open to the public.
Gordon: The Lockman-Jensen Post 499 of the American Legion hosts a community blood drive 2-6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Walk-in donors welcome, but appointments can be made in advance online at MBC.org.
Duluth: The Rev. William Graham will lead a discussion “Why should I worship if the church’s politics offend me?” at 7 p.m. in Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. He will then invite discussion among attendees. The event is free, however reservations are recommended by contacting Barb LeGarde at (218) 733-2287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superior: Norrona Lodge 27 Sons of Norway meet at 9:30 a.m. for a breakfast meeting at Barker’s Island Inn Restaurant. Participants are asked to bring cookies for the Barnebirkie children’s ski race in Hayward on Feb. 23.
Superior: Superior Stew, a gathering to discuss selected topics, runs noon to 1 p.m. in Room 232, Old Main, at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Free.
Superior: The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center’s “Hollywood’s Heroes” film series continues with “The Big Red One” at 1:30 p.m. in the Pearl Harbor Theatre. Admission to the film is free, and free popcorn is courtesy of Campbell Lumber.
Duluth: St. Luke’s cardiothoracic surgeon Mary J. Boylan M.D. speaks at 7 p.m. at the Mended Hearts Chapter 104 meeting at St. Mary’s-Essentia Health Center. Mended Hearts is a support group for those who have had a heart event, heart surgery or a stent and their families to encourage, educate and inspire those with heart disease. The meeting will be in the Wisconsin Room on the first floor to the left of the Third Street entrance at 407 E. Third St. Free.
Superior: The University Recital Series presents soprano Vicki Fingalson, violinist Erin Aldridge and pianist Beth Gilbert performing a variety of works from classic, romantic and 20th Century styles at 7:30 p.m. in Webb Recital in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
Superior: PEO Sisterhood Chapter AD meets at the home of Beth Arnson with Kay Anderson assisting hostess. The program will be Founder’s Day by Linda Conkright.
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 make an appointment for non-emergency services.
Duluth: University of Minnesota Duluth Theatre presents “My Antonia,” adapted from the Willa Cather novel by Allison Moore at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $8 for children and $6 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561 or visit www.tickets.
Superior: The Superior Central High School class of 1957 holds its monthly luncheon get-together at noon at Golden Inn Restaurant. All classmates, spouses and guests invited to attend.
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 University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum, professor of law and ethics, will discuss “Why Democracy Needs the Humanities” at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on the College of St. Scholastica campus. The public is welcome to the free event.