Community Calendar: July 12-20

Friday, July 12

Ashland: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center invasive species identification day, 1-4 p.m. Presentation on how climate change may amplify the impacts of invasive species, 1 p.m.; presentation on which plants are considered a threat in Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m.; residents can bring in plants they would like help identifying to see if they might be invasive species, 2-4 p.m. Interpretive displays offer information on how to identify invasive species.

Saturday, July 13

Superior: Barker’s Island Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Marina Drive.

Superior: NWCSA WIC Program of Douglas County hosts breastfeeding class, 10 a.m. to noon, Superior YMCA, 9 N. 21st St. Participants will receive a light meal and educational breastfeeding-related item. Raffle for nursing bra, maternity massage or swaddling blanket. Free.

Duluth: Celebrate roses during the Lake Superior Rose Society RoseFest and Rose Show, 10 a.m. to noon, Leif Eriksen Rose Garden, 1300 London Road. Mini-seminars, demonstrations on how to grow and care for roses and a treasure hunt for children. Show open to public from noon to 3 p.m. Exhibitor entries accepted from 7-9:30 a.m. Both events free. Call 218-254-2179 or visit

Duluth: Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church 27th annual "Taste of Greece" festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marshall School, 1215 Rice Lake Road; festival continues Sunday. The free event showcases Greek culture, food and folk dancing.


Amnicon: Emily Stone of the Cable Natural History Museum presents “The Call of the Loon,” 7 p.m., Amnicon Falls State Park.

Sunday, July 14

Duluth: Lutherans for Life meets, 6:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 2415 Ensign St. Use rear entrance. Call 218-213-1168.

Tuesday, July 16

Superior: Children’s author Tracy Nelson Maurer returns to her hometown to read her newest picture book, “Samuel Morse, That’s Who,” and lead a Morse code activity appropriate for children ages 6 and up, 2 p.m., Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave.

Superior: The U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes performs 7-8 p.m. at Barker’s Island Festival Park. For more Navy Week events in the Twin Ports, go to

Wednesday, July 17

Superior: Downtown Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1215 Banks Ave.

Duluth: Bring your antique or collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, 506 W, Michigan St., for a free appraisal. The St. Louis County Historical Society has arranged for Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, an expert in antique appraisal, to be at your service from noon to 3 p.m. in the rotunda.

Superior: Fairlawn Ice Cream Social, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St. Old fashioned family fun includes food at yester-year prices, carriage rides, music and entertainment, games, cake walk and free tours of the mansion. The last tour departs at approximately 7:30 pm. Live music from The Fractals at 7 p.m. For information, call 715-394-5712.

Thursday, July 18

Duluth: Brian McMahon discusses “Architects Small House Service Bureau,” noon to 1 p.m., Ruth Maney Room, first floor, Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. To secure their place in the home building market during the early 1900s, architects from Minnesota devised a new approach to produce low-cost house designs for prospective homeowners. Bring bag lunch. Coffee provided. Free.


Saturday, July 20

Superior: Barker’s Island Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Marina Drive.

Superior: Peter Nordgren of the Brule St. Croix Chapter of the North Country National Scenic Trail talks about the longest hiking trail in America, 7 p.m., Pattison State Park.

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