Solon Springs: Rural Arts Voice North (RAV’N) hosts the Upper St. Croix Art Exhibition opening reception 7-9 p.m. at the Old Village Hall. The exhibition runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through July 22.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles Fellowship meets at 6 p.m. at Bridgeman’s in the Miller Hill Mall area for dinner and chitchat.
Pattison Park: At 7 p.m., Clown of the Northwoods looks at the black bear of Wisconsin. He’s strong and quick, with a hair-trigger temper. Call (715) 399-3111.
Duluth: Rise to the Call, a group of people from churches throughout the Twin Ports, meets for worship and prayer at 7 p.m. at 115 W. Myrtle St., Duluth. All are invited. Call (218) 728-1754.
Superior: Barker’s Island Farmers’ Market runs 8 a.m. to noon near the SS Meteor, rain or shine.
Poplar: The SOS food share at Mission Covenant Church, 5161 S. County Road P, starts at 8 a.m. For $25 cash, you get 2-3 large tubs of food. Call (715) 364-2738.
Superior: Project Appleseed, a volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to teaching every American about heritage and traditional rifle marksmanship skills, hosts a marksmanship clinic 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at George Constance Memorial Rifle Range, 4751 E. County Highway Z. The cost is $80 for men ($70 if preregistered), $10 for women, $5 for youth younger than 21, and free for active military, law enforcement and elected officials. Contact Mike Paulucci at (715) 466-5145 or email@example.com or go to www.appleseedinfo.org.
Superior: Arts and Craft Show at Village Lanes runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call (218) 391-3766.
Superior: Friends of Jodi Eastman of Superior are hosting a community car wash 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burger King in Superior to raise money for Eastman after her daughter was born in February with a congenital defect, and suffered a recent set back. Money raised during the car wash will help offset living expenses and medical bills as the infant receives treatment at the University of Minnesota.
Pattison Park: At 1 p.m., join electronics Pirates Treasure Hunt and search for treasure using state-of-the-art GPS. Register your pirate band in advance. Call (715) 399-3111. At 7 p.m., learn about skunks and horned mammals of Wisconsin. Call (715) 399-3111.
Carlton: For fun and serious dancers seeking big cash prizes Blackbear Casino is the place to be 7-9 p.m. as the Black Bear Big Band performs. Registration for competitive dancers begins at 3 p.m. Contact www.blackbearresort.com or (888) 771-0777.
Superior: Celebrate your connection to the world’s greatest lake during Lake Superior Day from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Barker’s Island by the Lake Superior NERR office, 14 Marina Drive. The event features music, children’s activities, a native plant sale, food, door prizes and informational displays about storm water, water quality and aquatic invasive species, and an exhibit “Postcards from Our Estuary 2012” 1-4 p.m. at 14 Marina Drive. Free. Join a free workshop on how to design a rain garden 10 a.m. to noon at the NERR office. Advance registration required at (715) 395-5025.
Duluth: The 15th annual Autism Family Potluck Picnic runs noon to 3 p.m. at LaFayette Square, 3003 Minnesota Ave.
Duluth: Dan Wendt, a stone tool research specialist, presents “The Story In the Stone: Potential Clues To Early Paleoindian Lithic Technology,” a lecture on early stone tool manufacturing techniques, 1-3 p.m. at Boulder Lake Environmental Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road. Free.
Pattison Park: Be a Green Stuff Detective and learn how to identify green plans and some not-so-green ones at 7 p.m. Call (715) 399-3111.
Duluth: The Suicide Family Members Support Group meets 7-9:30 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.
Solon Springs: Culpepper and Merriweather Family Circus performs at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at U.S. Highway 53 and O’Brien Road, behind Dollar General. Advance tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children ages 2-12. Show day tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 2-12. Free tours begin at 9 a.m. day of circus. Tickets are available at the Solon Springs Library, farmers’ market, Solon Springs Mercantile, Hidden Greens Golf and any Lions members. The circus is co-sponsored by Solon Springs Family Fun Days and Solon Springs Lions Club.
Duluth: Feel the Spirit of the Ojibwe during a Gallery Celebration 5-7 p.m. at the Duluth Art Institute in the Depot. Free.
Pattison Park: Martin Pattison and Camp Pattison: Travel back in time to meet the man behind the park, the man who saved the Big Manitou Falls from being destroyed, at 7 p.m. Then experience the life and success of seven years of the CCC Camp Pattison that built Pattison State Park, followed by Shepherd’s View after dark. Call (715) 399-3111.
Superior: The Thomas F. Stein VFW Post 1091 and the ladies auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the VIP, 1201 Tower Ave.
Duluth: Big Time Jazz Orchestra holds a fundraiser for Community Action Duluth at 7:30 p.m. at the Clyde Building. Tickets are $15 and $10.
Pattison Park: Soar with eagles in a presentation by Justin at 7 p.m. and learn about the mysterious loon and their unique calls. Call (715) 399-3111.
Duluth: The Adult Grief Support Group meets 7:30-9 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: La Leche League meets at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church (Coppertop). Babies and children welcome, lending library available. Call (218) 499-9504.
Superior: The Downtown Farmers’ Market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot north of the Superior Public Library, rain or shine.
Lake Nebagamon: Story Time begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Imogene McGrath Library.
Superior: Chess expert Dane Mattson teaches basic chess strategy 2-3 p.m. and advanced level chess strategy to experienced players 3-4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Free.
Superior: The annual Ice Cream Social at Fairlawn Mansion runs 5-8 p.m. and features a cakewalk, kid’s games, carriage rides and ice cream. Enjoy picnic fare at yesteryear prices including grilled hotdogs, brats and creamy root beer floats. Free guided tours, the last tour leaves at 7:45 p.m. The Superior Singers perform.
Duluth: Lake Superior Ragtime Society hosts its “Summer Mini-Bash” 6-9 p.m. downstairs of the Dry Dock Banquet/Party Facility, 2820 Midway Road. Enjoy live performances of musicians playing classic ragtime and its related music in a cabaret style venue. Food and beverages are available. Contact Sandy at (218) 724-7696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superior: Bayside Sounds features the Bugs at 7 p.m. at the Barker’s Island band shell.
Pattison Park: Legends of Pattison Park features songs, activities and stories with guitarist Cheri Tesarek at 7 p.m. Call (715) 399-3111.
Duluth: The UMD/Area Jazz Reunion Big Band Jam runs 8-10 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden, 425 S. Lake Ave.; the cost is $2.
Duluth: Dr. Linda LeGarde Grover presents “The Vermilion Lake Indian School,” based on her extensive research, which became an in-depth article produced for the Minnesota Historical Society noon to 1 p.m. in the Ruth Maney Room at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St.
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: Postcard from Our Estuary 2012 is on exhibit 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at North End Arts Gallery on the second floor at 1323 Broadway St., Free.
Pattison Park: Thomas Holden presents Shipwrecks and Lighthouses of Chequamegon Bay and Apostle Islands at 7 p.m. Call (715) 399-3111.