Community Calendar: COVID-19 testing, food product business seminar, WITC-Superior drive-thru info session
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Friday, March 5
Iron River: The Wisconsin National Guard will be assisting with drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Iron River Community Center, 8275 E. Mill St. Anyone age 5 and older, symptomatic and asymptomatic, can receive the free test. Register ahead of time online at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov or at the testing site.
Monday, March 8
Superior: The Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior will host a free seminar titled “First steps to starting a food product business” from 6-8 p.m. The virtual event will feature chef Arlene Coco, a long-time food business owner and culinary innovation strategist. Coco will help participants understand how to start a business before they start their journeys, including establishing a niche and conducting market research to ensure a competitive advantage; writing a business plan; learning the responsibilities and regulatory requirements of the product they produce; and recordkeeping. While the event is free, registration is required at https://cvent.me/OKQxdR .
Tuesday, March 9
Superior: WITC-Superior is hosting a drive-thru event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for people interested in learning more about its programs and course offerings. Participants will receive a free bag with program and financial aid information, as well as a voucher to cover the WITC application fee and other freebies. Staff from the school’s student services department will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit witc.edu/events or call 715-394-6677.
Wednesday, March 10
Virtual: The Superior Public Library hosts its monthly Bookworms Book Club for kids meeting at 2 p.m. via Zoom. They will discuss “Fish in a Tree” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Copies of the book can be checked out from the library. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Virtual: Lake Superior Writers will host Superior Shares, a virtual open mic, from 6-7 p.m. Free and open to both members and nonmembers. Ten five-minute reading slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Readers are asked to limit adult content and language. Graphic content is prohibited. To register, email email@example.com . Please indicate if you'd like to read. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.
Thursday, March 11
Virtual: The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host a virtual discussion for alumni and friends of the university at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Chancellor Renee Wachter, Vice Chancellor Jeanne Thompson, and Dr. Matt TenEyck and Amy Eliot of the Lake Superior Research Institute will be the featured speakers. Registration is required. Find more information, including registration details, at facebook.com/events/179038846908003/ .
Thursday, March 18
Virtual: The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host a virtual discussion for alumni and friends of the university at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Chancellor Renee Wachter, Vice Chancellor Jeanne Thompson, Dr. Richard Stewart and Dr. Daniel Rust of the transportation and logistics management program will be the featured speakers. Registration is required. Find more information, including registration details, at https://www.facebook.com/events/242927953998615/ .
Saturday, March 20
Superior: A Holistic Healing & Wellness Fair will be held at the Billings Park Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of vendors will be on hand. There is a $5 entrance fee. More information can be found by searching for “Holistic Healing & Wellness Fair — Superior, WI” on Facebook.