Bayfield: The 51st annual Bayfield Apple Festival runs today, Saturday and Sunday in Bayfield. The event features booths, live entertainment, contests and orchard tours. The parade runs 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit bayfield.org. Click on the what-to-do tab, and choose festivals and events.
Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the library, 1530 Tower Ave. The public is welcome.
Amnicon: The Davidson Windmill and Eskolin Log House is open for tours Bayfield Apple Festival weekend. Tour times are 3-6 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The mill and house are 3.5 miles east on State Highway 13 from the junction of U.S. Highways 2/53. Watch for the signs on Highway. 13. The Old-Brule Heritage Society, which is working to preserve the site, is asking for a free will donation for the tour.
Duluth: Lake Superior Singles meet at 6 p.m. at Perkins East on London Road for dinner, dessert and conversation.
Superior: Barker’s Island Farmers Market runs 8 a.m. to noon near the SS Meteor, rain or shine.
Duluth: Go wild at Hartley Nature Center’s fifth annual Nature Trax 10K, 5K and kids trail races. Come as an individual, family, friends or grab a team of co-workers for the team 10K. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for all three events with a post-race awards presentation and food to follow at the nature center. Register at www.hartleynature.org/naturetrax.
Hermantown: The third annual Engwall’s Corn Maze Festival runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 4749 Hermantown Road. The free event includes games, food, art and craft vendors, corn shucking contests, corn cannon challenges, corn pit and hay rides. The festival is free; admission to the maze is $8 for adults, $7 for children. One dollar of each ticket goes to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
Duluth: Celebrate Oktoberfest with Lake Superior Brewing at Clyde Iron Works starting at 6 p.m. Music by the Fractals runs 7-11 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes one free beer.
Superior: The Superior Area Retired Educators meet at noon at Vintage Italian Pizza. Committee members are Roberta Lindemann, Kathy Kadlecek, Dee Meadows, Delores Thompson and Barb Eibon. Joe Baye of Rusk County presents the program. will update members on what’s happening in Madison. All retired educators and those interested in or involved in education are welcome. For information, call 715-394-5166.
Duluth: The Family and Friends of Murder Victims 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 218-781-4402 for information.
Duluth: Duluth Audubon Society hosts an Autumn Birding Stroll with Erik Bruhnke at 7 a.m. at Park Point. Meet at the Park Point Recreation Center parking lot near the soccer fields. Free.
Superior: The Superior W.O.W. Club meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Deck.
Superior: The Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 and Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. at the Bong Heritage Center.
Duluth: Eboo Patel, a national leader on interfaith collaboration and one of President Obama’s advisers on faith-based partnerships, talks at the College of St. Scholastica on the topic “The Holiness of Common Ground,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. Free. A signing of his most recent book, “The Sacred,” follows in the auditorium foyer. Visit spotlight.css.edu or call 218-723-7000.
Superior: Downtown Farmers Market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot north of the Superior Public Library, rain or shine.
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. Free of charge. Call 218-781-4402 for information.
Superior: Senior Dancing runs 1-4 p.m. at the Superior Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St. Dance to the oldies by Ed Laureys and David Lee. Bring snacks to share for lunch. Admission $5 and lunch and coffee is served at 2:30 p.m. All couples and singles welcome. Bring snacks to share for lunch.
Hermantown: The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters hosts an open house noon to 4 p.m. for its newly renovated Jerry Alander Training Center, 5238 Miller Trunk Highway. The event includes refreshments, lunch and tours on the hour. The Jerry Alander Training Center schools apprentices in the trade, and keeps journey-level members up-to-date with the newest techniques and technologies.
Duluth: The Young Widow/Widower Grief Support Group 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 218-781-4402 for information.
Duluth: The Parent Grief Support Group for parents who lost a child older than 10 years of age 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 218-781-4402 for information.
South Range: TOPS WI987 meets at the Parkland Town Hall on County Road K with weigh-in 8:15-8:45 a.m. and the meeting 9-10 a.m. New members are welcome.
Duluth: Proctor-Duluth Unit 921 of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees meets at 1 p.m., at the West Duluth American Legion Clubrooms. Regular business includes a discussion of the Ryan Republican Budget Congressional attack on railroad retirement pensions. NARVRE Area 4 Unit President Joe Samson extends a cordial invitation to all area rail retirees, spouses and rail employees to attend. Contact email@example.com.
Superior: The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) holds a fall donation drive 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 12 at the East End Super One, 2222 E. Fifth St. Donations received benefit CASDA’s emergency shelter and the women and children living there. Items needed include cleaning supplies, nonperishable foods, laundry soap, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, Ziploc bags and gift cards.
Superior: The Adult Grief Support Group meets 3:30-5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital. Free. Call 218-781-4402 for information.
Superior: The Eagles Auxiliary holds a meat raffle at 6:15 p.m. and serves Coney’s 5-7 p.m. All money raised goes to local charities.
Superior: A free screening of “Journey into Dyslexia,” an HBO documentary, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Enduring Achievement LLC, in the back of the Northwoods Music, 1608 Tower Ave. The 76-minute film documents the struggles of adults and children with dyslexia and highlights the majority of dyslexic students in the United States are not getting the help they need. A question and answer session follows. To reserve a ticket, call 218-384-5089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duluth: St. Louis County Historical Society and Italian American Club of Duluth host a culture and cuisine dinner event “Italian American History and Heritage in Duluth and St. Louis County at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, 506 W. Michigan St. The evening features an authentic Italian cuisine five-course meal by Rich Cuisine, a wine tasting by Super One Liquor and a cash bar. The Honorable John DeSanto, 6th District Court judge, gives a presentation on Italian American history in Duluth — “Little Italy — Big Influence” with the help of local historian and author, Tony Dierckins. The cost is $35 and includes a free pass to the Depot for a future visit for all dinner guests.
Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts the Tri State Jazz Band Festival Concert at 7 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for seniors and students. For information, call 715-394-8115.
Duluth: The Duluth Audubon Society’s hosts “Natural History and Geology Along the Superior Hiking Trail Through Duluth, Minnesota” by John C. Green, a retired geology professor, naturalist, hiker and author who helped lay out the route of the trail. The program begins at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. Free.