Community Calendar: Holiday market, food distribution, COVID-19 testing

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Saturday, Nov. 28

Superior: North Country Holidays: Market & Musical Revue takes place from noon to 10 p.m. The holiday craft market runs from noon-5 p.m. with music from Aaron Tank from 1-4 p.m. There will be more than 20 local vendors on hand. The North Country Holiday Revue runs from 6-10 p.m. featuring music from local artists. Admission to the holiday revue is $7 for general admission and $50 for a reserved table under the heated tent. Attendees are asked to maintain 6 feet of social distance, wash your hands at hand washing stations, use hand sanitizer available, and keep children, cats and leashed dogs at their tables.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Iron River: Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank will provide free boxes of food through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program from 10-11 a.m. at the Iron River Community Center, 8275 E. Mill St., and 1-2 p.m. at the Bayfield County Garage, 311 S. First Ave. E., Washburn. The boxes will be distributed in a low-contact, drive-thru format. Face masks are required. There are no income or residency restrictions. The program provides mixed dairy, produce, meat and cheese from U.S. farmers.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Ashland: Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ashland County Highway Garage, 3918 State Highway 13.

Superior: The Thaddeus Kosciuszko Fraternal Aid Society (Polish Club) meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1710 N. 12th St.

Friday, Dec. 4

Superior: Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will take place at the AMSOIL Distribution Center, 1101 Susquehanna Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Superior: The Superior Douglas County YMCA will host a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All blood donated will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. No walk-in appointments will be accepted. Donors must register in advance by visiting and typing 54880 in the “Find a Blood Drive” box in the top right corner of the page.

Superior: The Friends of Superior Public Library will hold their annual Merry Little Christmas Book Sale from noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Superior Public Library. Masks and social distancing will be enforced. The library will be open to book sale shoppers only during the sale; no library services will be available. A limited number of shoppers will be allowed to enter at one time.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Bayfield: Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will take place at the Red Cliff Clinic, 36745 Aiken Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department will host a free virtual winter concert showcasing the symphonic band and percussion ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Register online at for a free video link to the performance. Call (715) 394-8115 or email for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Iron River: Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will take place at the Iron River Community Center, 8275 Mill St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 11

Superior: Find the Art in Nature with Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve staff 1-3 p.m. on Wisconsin Point. The educational event is for students grade 6-8; register at .

Saturday, Dec. 12

Superior: Junk and Disorderly on the South Side, 6004 Tower Ave., will host a Mistletoe Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor market will feature local vendors, makers and bakers; holiday music; and refreshments.


Tuesday, Dec. 1, to Sunday, Dec. 6

Superior: Fairlawn Mansion is hosting a virtual Holiday Sampler fundraiser, complete with live music, a silent auction and adult beverages. The silent auction opens on Dec. 1. On Dec. 3, Thirsty Pagan Brewery will contribute $1 from each pint sold to Fairlawn Mansion. Also on Dec. 3, there will be a private Facebook Live concert from 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring Nick and Ren from One Less Guest. Purchase tickets online at Visit “Book Your Tour Today” and select “Nick and Ren from One Less Guest Concert." The cost is $15 for general admission or $40 VIP, which includes a signed copy of their first album.


Saturday, Dec. 5

Superior: The UW-Superior Alumni Association will host a virtual Holiday Ball. Social will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the live program from 6-7 p.m. There is no charge to attend the event, but a credit card is required to register. Attendees will be able to bid on silent auction items and donate to the university. Participants can also purchase a meal from Chartwells catering in advance of the event.

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