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Community Calendar: Drug Take Back events, Celebrate Healthy Kids Day and more

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Friday, April 29

Superior: The Douglas County Drug Prevention Coalition will hold a Drug Take Back event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. Community members can drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs during the event. Information and supplies such as lock boxes and medication disposal bags will also be available.

Saturday, April 30

Superior: The Superior Douglas County YMCA hosts a free drive-thru food distribution event from 10 a.m. to noon in its south entrance driveway. The YMCA has partnered with Every Meal to provide free 4-5 lb. food bags to those in need. Four varieties are available to anyone in need.

Solon Springs: The Northern Lakes Coalition and Solon Springs School will hold a drug take back event, called Doughnuts for Drugs, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Solon Springs Village Hall. Turn in unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs and get a free doughnut and cup of coffee. A partner event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Minong Police Station.

Sunday, May 1

Superior: Celebrate Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Superior-Douglas County Family YMCA, 9 N. 21st St. Enjoy fun, educational activities including Kubb, a petting zoo, a smoothie bike, face painting, carnival games and more. Free and open to the public. Visit the YMCA website and Facebook event page for details.

Tuesday, May 3

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts its weekly story time for children from 10:30-11 a.m.

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Virtual: An online Zoom workshop on making it easier to talk about mental illness will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Included in the “Stop the Silence — Make it OK” presentation will be tips to help discuss mental illness in conversations. Register online for the workshop, which is being offered through the Douglas County Extension. Visit makeitok.org for additional resources.

Superior: A mental health awareness night takes place from 4-8 p.m. at the Belgian Club, 3931 E. Second St. The event includes resource tables; a buffet dinner; a proclamation and kick-off by Mayor Jim Paine; a NAMI "In Our Own Voice" presentation; and an Essentia Health speaker on youth mental health.

Superior: The UWS Music Department presents its jazz band with the Big Time Jazz Orchestra in a special scholarship concert at 7:30 p.m. in Manion Theatre. Proceeds from the concert will go toward a scholarship for a UWS music major for excellence in jazz studies. The suggested donation for the concert is $10. Manion Theatre is located in the Holden Fine Arts Center, 1805 Catlin Ave. For questions or additional information, call (715) 394-8115 or email music@uwsuper.edu .

Wednesday, May 4

Brule: Waino Everest Cemetery cleanup day begins at 9 a.m. Anyone wishing to help should bring gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows and snippers. The rain date is at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department will host its band and percussion ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorpe Langley Auditorium. This will be a joint concert featuring both the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Steven Siegel, assistant professor, and the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Brett Jones, professor of percussion and chair of the Music Department at UW-Superior. The Percussion Ensemble will perform two pieces on steel drums. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students. Thorpe Langley Auditorium is in Old Main at 1710 Weeks Ave. in Superior. For questions or additional information, call (715) 394-8115, email music@uwsuper.edu, or visit https://www.uwsuper.edu/calendar/band-and-global-percussion-concert_calendar520796996.

Thursday, May 5

Hermantown: The Center Against Sexual And Domestic Abuse will hold a “Spring into Giving” donation drive from noon to 6 p.m. at Walmart, 4740 Mall Dr.

Superior: The Superior Douglas County YMCA hosts a free food distribution event from 4-6 p.m. in its lobby. The YMCA has partnered with Every Meal to provide free 4-5 lb. food bags to those in need. Four varieties are available to anyone in need.

Superior: The 18th century “LE MARCHAND DE PLAISIR” tapestry that was purchased by the Pattison family on a trip to Europe in the 1890’s will be on display from 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion for the first time in over 30 years. All proceeds will benefit a much needed restoration and preservation to once again display the tapestry in the mansion. Live music will be played by Similar Dogs with refreshments from Keyport Liquor and Rich’s Cuisine. Admission is $15 per person. Purchase tickets online at www.superiorpublicmuseums.org/tours or call 715-394-5712.

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Virtual: Douglas County Extension hosts a free workshop on children’s mental health and well-being from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants can learn simple everyday self-care tools for themselves and their children and develop some basic mindfulness skills for supporting children through tough times. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/d72zb0

Superior: The Thaddeus Koscuiszko Fraternal Aid Society (Polish Club) meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1717 N. 12th St.

Friday, May 6

Hermantown: The Center Against Sexual And Domestic Abuse will hold a “Spring into Giving” donation drive from noon to 6 p.m. at Walmart, 4740 Mall Dr.

Saturday, May 7

Superior: Christ Lutheran Church, 320 N. 28th St., Superior, is hosting a Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your mom and shop some wonderful crafts like beadwork, rope bowls, scrubbies and jewelry, along with goods from vendors like Pampered Chef, Lularoe, Lilla Rose and Norwex. The church youth group will also have crafts, baked goods and concessions for sale.

Hermantown: The Center Against Sexual And Domestic Abuse will hold a “Spring into Giving” donation drive from noon to 6 p.m. at Walmart, 4740 Mall Drive.

Superior: The Superior Douglas County YMCA hosts a free drive-thru food distribution event from 10 a.m. to noon in its south entrance driveway. The YMCA has partnered with Every Meal to provide free 4-5 lb. food bags to those in need. Four varieties are available to anyone in need.

Sunday, May 8

Gordon: The Gordon Fire Tower will host an open climbing day from 1-4 p.m. at the fire tower, 9469 E. Bass Lake Road. Members of the public are invited to climb 100 feet up to the cab of the historic tower and explore the grounds of the site, which is operated by the nonprofit Friends of the Bird Sanctuary. Visit the Gordon Fire Tower Facebook page for more information and additional climbing dates.

Wednesday, May 11

Superior: Older adults in Douglas County are invited to an open house at the Lew Martin Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will include memory screenings, blood pressure checks, free resource guides, educational and health promotion resources, door prizes and more. Join a 9 a.m. exercise class, enjoy a Tai Chi demonstration at 10:30 a.m. and stay for a lunch of spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic bread and cheesecake, served at 11:30 a.m.

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Superior: Lake Superior Writers presents Superior Shares from 6-7 p.m. The free virtual open mic is for writers who want to read their work, and for anyone else who wants to listen. The event is free; membership is not required. Graphic content is prohibited. There will be 10 five-minute slots available on a first come, first served basis. Participants will be notified ahead of time if they have been selected to read. To register, email writers@lakesuperiorwriters.org by May 9. Please indicate if you'd like to read. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

Superior: Sea Grant Director Jim Hurley will present “Sea Grant 50: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a presentation examining the past, present and future of the science-based organization, from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Dr. The in-person event will feature cake and refreshments. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. and will be available virtually through Zoom .

Thursday, May 12

Superior: The Superior Douglas County YMCA hosts a free food distribution event from 4-6 p.m. in its lobby. The YMCA has partnered with Every Meal to provide free 4-5 lb. food bags to those in need. Four varieties are available to anyone in need.

Superior: The 2022 Porchfest season kicks off with live music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Girl Scout Point in Billings Park. Stroll along the paths and listen to acoustic performances by New Salty Dogs, Steve’s Overpopulated One Man Band, Randi Leigh and the Jurassic Parks and Nate Weiler. They will each perform separately, then come together as the sun sets to jam around the fire. Free and open to the public.

Friday, May 13

Solon Springs: The Solon Springs Lions Club hosts its annual smelt fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Solon Springs Community Center, 11523 S. Business Highway 53, Solon Springs. The all-you-can-eat meal costs $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Call 715-919-1152 with questions.

Superior: Fairlawn Mansion hosts Friday the 13th Superstition Tours from 6:30-10 p.m., with the last tour leaving at 9:30 p.m. Attendees will get to tour a darkened Fairlawn Mansion and learn about ghosts of Fairlawn, along with some other bizarre Victorian traditions. Tours last approximately 30 minutes, and participants are asked to bring their own flashlights. Full face Halloween masks are not allowed for safety reasons. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, college students, or active military members, and $6 for youth ages 6-17. The tour is not recommended for children 5 and under. Purchase tickets online at www.superiorpublicmuseums.org/tours or call 715-394-5712.

Saturday, May 14

Superior: The Superior Douglas County YMCA hosts a free drive-thru food distribution event from 10 a.m. to noon in its south entrance driveway. The YMCA has partnered with Every Meal to provide free 4-5 lb. food bags to those in need. Four varieties are available to anyone in need.

Superior: The Border Town Betties will host a 1960s surf rock party to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 6-10 p.m. at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave. The Fractals will play from 6-9 p.m., followed by an hour of performances by the Duluth Dolls. There will also be a hula hoop contest and silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance through Eventbrite , $25 at the door. Contact admin@bordertownbetties.com for more information.

Ongoing

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter EL from Ashland is hosting a wine bundle fundraiser for its Community Partnership Scholarship. Donate $25 and receive a mystery bottle of wine, certificate for a free tasting at White Winter Winery in Iron River, original artwork by Karen Thiel and chocolates. Since 2017, the Community Partnership Scholarship has been awarded to young women graduating from Ashland, Bayfield, Drummond, Northwestern, South Shore or Washburn high schools. To date, 10 students from area schools have received scholarships. Contact Jody Forsythe, 715-292-9237 or forsythe.jody.gmail.com by May 1 to order, donate or ask questions.

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