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Community Calendar: Gordon Fire Tower open climb, mental health workshop and more

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Saturday, May 21

Superior: The Barker’s Island Farmers’ Market runs 9 a.m. to noon on Marina Drive near the S.S. Meteor.

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 Douglas County Historical Society will host a presentation on photographer Esther Bubley as part of Photography History Month. Bubley's niece, Jean Bubley, will give the presentation at 1 p.m. at the historical society, 1101 John Ave. Tickets are $10, with proceeds going to the nonprofit. Visit the Douglas County Historical Society events page for information and tickets.

Sunday, May 22

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.

Monday, May 23

Virtual: An online Zoom workshop on making it easier to talk about mental illness will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. 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 Douglas County Extension. Visit makeitok.org for additional resources.

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Tuesday, May 24

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts its weekly Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Children who attend will enjoy stories, crafts and lots of fun.

Wednesday, May 25

Superior: Downtown Farmers’ Market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1215 Banks Avenue.

Superior: A meat raffle fundraiser for NAMI Douglas County takes place at 6 p.m. at Bird’s Bar, 5801 Tower Ave. The nonprofit organization promotes education, advocacy and support for people living with mental illness and their loved ones.

Thursday, May 26

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.

Saturday, May 28

Superior: The Barker’s Island Farmers’ Market runs 9 a.m. to noon on Marina Drive near the S.S. Meteor.

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: A free Memorial Weekend Community Picnic and Military Vehicle Show takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 E. Second St. Enjoy a picnic lunch, face painting, children's activities and lawn games; meet animals from the Humane Society of Douglas County; and get an up close look at a helicopter at the community event.

Sunday, May 29

Summit: A pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Summit and Oakland volunteer fire departments takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tri Lakes Community Center, 7872 S. County Road A. The event includes all-you-can eat pancakes served with sausages and a choice of beverages. Cost is $6 per person; children age 3 and under eat free. To-go orders available.

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Tuesday, May 31

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts its weekly Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Children who attend will enjoy stories, crafts and lots of fun.

Duluth: Cold Stone Creamery, 1017 W. Central Entrance, hosts a fundraiser for NAMI Douglas County from noon to 9 p.m. The nonprofit organization promotes education, advocacy and support for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. Customers must mention NAMI Douglas County.

Virtual: A mental health first aid course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by NAMI and UW-Extension. Participants are required to complete a two-hour self paced online course prior to participating in the virtual class. Register online by May 23.

Wednesday, June 1

Superior: Downtown Farmers’ Market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1215 Banks Ave.

Thursday, June 2

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

Saturday, June 4

Superior: The Barker’s Island Farmers’ Market runs 9 a.m. to noon on Marina Drive near the S.S. Meteor.

Highland: The North Country Trail Association's Brule-St. Croix Chapter hosts a hike in the Brule River State Forest to celebrate National Trails Day. Hikers will meet at the Highland Town Hall Trailhead, 9360 South County Highway S near Lake Nebagamon, at 9 a.m. Enjoy a scenic wooded walk in the Brule River Valley to an overlook at Jersett Creek Campsite. The round trip hiking distance is 5.5 miles. Upon return to the trailhead, the hikers will share a potluck picnic. Visit www.meetup.com/sscbhikers , or call 715-292-3484 for more information.

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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: Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, will host a military service academy day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. The informational events are designed to familiarize students in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District with the application and nomination process for applying to each of the U.S. service academies. High school students who are admitted to a military service academy must first receive a nomination from at least one member of their state's Congressional delegation, the vice president or the president.

Sunday, June 5

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.

Ongoing

Superior: The Superior Middle School community service group is hosting a hygiene drive through the end of the school year. Donations can be dropped off in the main office of the school, 3626 Hammond Ave. Needed items include toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, body wash, shampoo, combs, brushes, lip balm, lotion and hair ties. The donations will be available to SMS students who need them.

Ongoing: FoodWIse educators with UW-Extension are holding a StrongBodies Virtual strength training class from 9-10:20 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through June 30. Visit the UW-Extension website for more information and to register.

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