Superior: The Eagles Club hosts a fish/smelt fry 5-8 p.m. at 1710 N. 12th St. Cost is $8 for regular fish, $9 for smelt.
Duluth: “Taste of Summer” at the Depot in downtown Duluth runs 5:30- 8:30 p.m. and offers food, beer and wine tasting from 13 local vendors, along with music by renowned jazz guitarist Sam Miltich. A silent and live auctions features regional vacation and entertainment opportunities, original art, garden items and adaptive products for low vision. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. It is a fundraiser for the Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss. For tickets, call (218) 624-4828, go to www.lighthousefortheblind-duluth.org or stop by the Chester Creek Café or Zeitgeist Cafe.
Lake Nebagamon: Glitz and Giggles starring Shannon Paul of Minneapolis debuts her live comedy at 6:30 p.m. during an event for women at St. Anthony’s center in downtown Lake Nebagamon at 6:30 p.m. There will be displays, exhibits and a score of vendors promoting products and services, live music, a Nastini dinner bar, ‘Tini sampling, Women on Pedestals modeling by Sara Bella’s and more. Tickets are $20 per person with a special rate for friends, 2 for $30 for the “BFF Deal.” Reserve tickets by calling (715) 374-3570. Everyone who buys a ticket to Giggles gets a pair of tickets free to Comedy Night at Dubh Linn in Duluth valued at more than $24. Proceeds benefit youth education.
Pattison State Park: Snarl with the wild cats of Douglas County — cougars, bobcats and Canadian lynx. Learn about the habits and habitats of Wisconsin wild cats. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: The Barker’s Island Farmer’s Market runs 8 a.m. to noon near the SS Meteor, rain or shine.
Superior: Jim Hencinski presents “Second Lives and Odd Endings: Recycled U.S. Navy Warships 1898-1975” at 10 a.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. He examines the odd second careers of several Naval Warships. The program is free.
Danbury: Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park presents a living history event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that recreates the Fur Trade along the Yellow River. Re-enactors dwell in the NWC and XY Company fur post and Ojibwe village portraying voyagers, clerks and Ojibwe lifestyles with demonstrations and workshops. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and under attend for free. The park is located at 8500 County Road U.
Lakeside: The annual Midsummer Scandinavian Dinner sponsored by the Old-Brule Heritage Society runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakeside Town Hall, State Highway 13 and Poplar River Road. In conjunction with the dinner, there will be tours available at the Davidson Windmill and Eskolin log house located 3.5 miles from the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 13. Tours are also available 3-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds are used for preservation of the Windmill site and archiving of rural Douglas County history. Call Mary Ann at (715) 398-5493.
Superior: It’s “Bee Day” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pederson’s Garden Center. The day features seminars on the precious pollinators, a barbecue lunch available to buy and you can learn how design a log just for bees. Call (715) 399-0840.
Superior: Chapter E, PEO Sisterhood, meets at noon in the home of Esther Anderson. The Social Committee serves as hostess; the program is the “Convention Report.”
Ashland: An opening reception for the exhibit “Penokee: Explore the Iron Hills” runs 1-3 p.m. at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, two miles west of Ashland on U.S. Highway 2. The event includes poetry reading and music, and a chance to talk with the artists. The exhibit will remain up at the visitor center through Feb. 1. The event is free.
Pattison State Park: At 1 p.m. Aliens of Interfalls Lake: Wet and wild. Grab a net and see what creatures you can find. Dump your catches in the buckets so everyone can see them. Use magnifying glasses to see the real aliens, creepy wigglies, whirling prickle balls, living slimes from the deep. Meet at the waterfront. At 7 p.m. is Wildlife Bing: 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. Call (715) 399-3111.
Duluth: Larry Furo demonstrates 1-3 p.m. how early people made copper tools at the Boulder Lake Environmental Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road. The Archaeology Legacy series event, sponsored by Minnesota Power and the Duluth Archaeology Center, is free.
Hermantown: The Superior Singers, directed by Brian MacDonnell, present the summer concert “Homeland,” a patriotic celebration created by Randy Vader and Jay Rouse, at 2 p.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church. Call (218) 348 348-8314 or visit www.superiorsingers.com
Pattison State Park: Green Bully Invasion: Here come the aliens, crowding out the local natives. Invasive species have leaped out of flowerbeds, family gardens and decorative landscapes to take up residence in the wild. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital Superior Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. in the conference room at the hospital. The annual meeting plans will be finalized.
Duluth: La Leche League of Duluth offers a monthly playgroup 10 a.m. to noon at Chester Park with First United Methodist Church as a rain site. Babies and children welcome. A leader is present to answer any questions. Feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch for yourself and your children. Call (218) 499-9504.
Pattison State Park: Wild Talking Birds: They talk our language and that helps us to identify them. “Old Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody!” This presentation ties together the birds image with its call and its English translation, followed by an Intermediate No-Lights Night Hike after dark. Call (715) 399-3111.
Pattison State Park: At 1 p.m. Electronics Pirates Treasure Hunt: Pirates have jumped the old galleon and boarded the Technology queen, flying the black flag of the GPS (Grubbiest Pirates of Suburbia). With your family or you group, cruise the dryland Ocean Pattison to find the ten pots of gold with only an e-Trex GPS unit (provided) to guide you along this GPS 101 voyage. Register your pirate band since there are a limited number of GPS units available. At 7 p.m. Hard Rock History Hike takes a look at the hot topic of lava flows, the chilling accounts of glacial activity and the abrasive nature of weathering. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: Car enthusiast Kim Culp presents a children’s program, “Henry Ford and the Model T Car,” 2-3 p.m. in the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. He will show a short video about old cars and life in the early 20th Century followed by time for children to ask questions. Bring a camera to have your picture taken in a 1915 Tin Lizzie. Free.
Duluth: The Parent Grief Support Group for parents who experience miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a child age 10 or younger, meets 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center in the 2 East Classroom on the second floor near the auditorium and the chapel. Free. Call (218) 786-4402.
Duluth: The Senior Citizen Grief and Loss Support Group meets 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center in the 2 East Classroom on the second floor near the auditorium and the chapel.
Superior: The Downtown Farmer’s Market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot north of the Superior Public Library, rain or shine.
Superior: The alumni of the Delta Sigma Sorority meets for lunch at noon at the Barker’s Island Inn. We will be making plans for the future.
Superior: Senior Dancing starts at 1 p.m. at the Superior Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th Street. Dance to the oldies with music by Rod Mattson and Mr. Ed and Dave. Bring snacks to share for lunch. Admission is $5 for the three-hour session. Lunch and Coffee served at 2:30 p.m.
Lake Nebagamon: Story Time begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Imogene McGrath Library.
Superior: Boy Scout Troop 202 will give a demonstration on various knot-tying techniques from 2-3 p.m. in the meeting room of the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. The hands-on event is free. No registration necessary.
Superior: Bayside Sounds features Charlie Parr’s folk and roots at 7 p.m. at the Barker’s Island band shell.
Red Cliff: The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board Inc. meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino.
Superior: The Superior Central High School class of 1957 holds its luncheon get-together at noon at VIP Restaurant. Plans include making final arrangements for our 55th class reunion slated for Sept. 12. All classmates, spouses, and guests are invited to attend.
Duluth: Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces “History in a Pint.” The lecture takes place at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 71 in West Duluth. Free.
Duluth: An Evening of Music to Support CHOICE, unlimited’s Health and Wellness Program with Lookdown Moon and Toby Thomas Churchill at 7 p.m. at Beaner’s Central Concert Coffeehouse, 324 N. Central Ave. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call (218) 725-5869.