Cloquet: Carlton County Historical Society holds a used book sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at 406 Cloquet Ave. Many local history books, historic magazines, catalogs and newspapers, and soft and hardcover books are available starting at $1 each. Coffee and refreshments are available. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free. The museum is handicapped accessible. Call 218-879-1938.
Superior: Chris Farrell, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, ”Marketplace Money,” talks about “The State of the Economy” at noon in the Erlenbach Lecture Hall, Swenson Hall, at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, sponsored by the Shippar-Beam Fund of the UWS Foundation. Free.
Duluth: “St. Louis River Rats” Dixieland trio plays 6-8 p.m. at the Ratheskellar in Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery, 132 E. Superior St. Free.
Duluth: Billy McLaughlin, a best-selling guitar virtuoso and composer performs with his Eclectic String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Tickets are $15.
Poplar: Sharing One’s Surplus food share takes place at Mission Covenant Church, 5161 S. County Road P. Shares sold 8-9:30 a.m. and distribution begins at 10 a.m. A $25 cash-only donation gets you two tubs of food. Everyone is welcome. Call 715-364-2738.
Superior: Lake Superior Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Superior Public Library.
Proctor: The Head O’ The Lakes Chapter of Military Officers Association of America meets for lunch at noon at the Blackwoods Restaurant, 195 Highway 2. Guest speaker Sherry Rodriguez briefs the chapter on issues concerning veterans. For information, contact Scott Markle at 326 Wilwood Drive, Duluth, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duluth: The 4X print exhibition featuring photographs in which one side of the image must be four inches opens with a reception 5-8 p.m. at Duluth Photography Institute. Free. Refreshments served.
Duluth: DECC Symphony Hall, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra presents “Leave the Gun. Take the Cannolis” at 7 p.m. Guest artist, Madeline Adkins plays a violin concerto. Childcare provided by the YMCA. Call 218-722-4745, ext. 100, or 218 623-3776 for tickets. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for students.
Duluth: Area writers and performers join forces with storytellers from the Twin Cities for an evening of prose, poetry, fiction and true tales, all told live by the authors starting at 8 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets are $5.
Duluth: The Lake Superior Youth Chorus presents a collaborative concert with North Shore Minnesota singer-songwriter Michael Monroe 3-5 p.m. at the Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students.
Duluth: The DSSO youth orchestras present the 50th annual Lollipop Concert at 3 p.m. in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Symphony Hall. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $30 for the family. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults, $6 for students and $35 for the family. Tickets and information are available at 218-623-2776 or www.dsso.com.
Superior: Bay Gardeners meet at 1 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. Carol Larson is hostess. Bring your thinking caps filled with program ideas for the year. Dues are also due.
Superior: A free Health Care Directive Seminar is offered at Essentia Health/St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior at 4 p.m. in the community room. Chaplain Sara Lund provides information and assists anyone interested in creating a Wisconsin Advance Directive. Bring contact information for those you plan to appoint as your health care agents to make your medical decisions if you are unable to do so. Call 715-817-7015.
Superior: A Ruby’s Pantry food distribution takes place at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 N. Second St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with distribution starting about 5 p.m. For a $15 donation, people receive a large amount of food. Bring bags, boxes or baskets to carry the food.
Bennett: The Bennett Town Board meets at 7 p.m. to review invoices and 7:30 p.m. for its regular meeting at the town hall. The board will set the date for the annual town meeting.
Superior: Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc. Finance Committee meets at 10 a.m. at NWCSA, 1118 Tower Ave.
Superior: The Superior W.O.W. club meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Deck Restaurant.
Superior: The Bong Book Club meets at 2 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. In recognition of Women’s History Month, each member presents a brief synopsis of readings and research related to contributions and achievements of American women. The public is welcome to attend. Contact Scott Markle at 715-392-7151 or email@example.com.
Superior: “Being Informed on the Internet: Including Craigslist and E-bay” is the next topic tackled by the Literacy Council of Superior/Douglas County. Everyone is invited to the free presentation at 7 p.m. in the classroom at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Bring questions and ideas. There will be prizes and refreshments. Call 715-398-7213.
Superior: The Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 and its auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harborview Parkway.
Duluth: The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association and Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center host its annual Spring Cleaning Day at the visitor center, 600 S. Lake Ave. Volunteers are needed 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to dust, update various displays and exhibits, polish brass, make sure electronic equipment is in working order and assist with special projects. Complimentary lunch provided by Grandma’s Sports Garden. Contact 218-727-2497 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Cloquet: The Carlton County Historical Society hosts a program by Ter Scott on handwriting analysis at noon Scott, a handwriting interpreter, has taught at the Duluth Business University and Duluth Community Education. Learn how changing your handwriting can change your life and how handwriting reveals aspects of one’s personality. Coffee and refreshments are available after the program. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free. Call 218-879-1938.
Superior: Dance to the oldies 1-4 p.m. at the Superior Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St. Music by Mr. Ed and Drummer Dave. Bring snacks to share at lunch. Admission is $5. Lunch and coffee served at 2:30 p.m.
Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the library, 1530 Tower Ave.
Duluth: The Young Widow/Widower and Adult grief support groups meet 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center in the 2 East Classroom on the second floor near the auditorium and chapel. Free. Call 218-781-4402.
Superior: For more than a decade, Douglas County Home and Community Education members have been gathering at the Mariner Mall in the spring to craft hundreds of comforters for kids in crisis. Join them 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you do not have supplies, they are provided. Donations of fabric, batting or unfinished quilts are welcome. Come as long as you can and bring a friend. Children in shelters, hospitals and emergency rooms will feel your love.
Duluth: Clean Recovery Services at the College of St. Scholastica hosts “Dispelling Popular Myths about Addiction with Fred Holmquist,” at 7:30 p.m. in Somers Lounge. A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is welcome.
Duluth: Duluth Audubon Society hosts “Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas-Year Five” presented by Jim Lind at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. Free.
Superior: Chapter E, PEO Sisterhood, will meet at 7 p.m. in the home of Kathy Berchild. The meeting includes a program entitled “The Kissing Pot.” Hostesses are Berchild, Susan Horvath and Julie Ford.