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Community Calendar: Merry Little Christmas Book Sale, Poplar Tree Lighting, ski swap

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Friday, Dec. 3

Superior: The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Merry Little Christmas Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Find book bargains for all ages, from new releases and cookbooks to children’s titles, with gift wrapping available. Proceeds support library services and programs throughout the year. Shoppers are asked to wear masks in the library.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Superior: The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Merry Little Christmas Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Proceeds support library services and programs throughout the year. Shoppers are asked to wear masks in the library.

Poplar: The Poplar Tree Lighting, hosted by Lake Effect Dance, will begin at 4 p.m. near the public park on Main Street. Activities will include a performance by the Lake Effect Dancers, games, hay rides, s'mores by the fire, hot chocolate, cookies, sparklers, fireworks and a visit from Santa Claus. The free community event is open to all.

Superior: The Christmas Corner, 2101 E. 3rd St., Superior, will host its Community Christmas event from 5-8 p.m. The event features a holiday light display, cookies, hot cocoa and a visit with Santa. Santa will have gifts for children up to age 10, as well as something for the older children. Letters to Santa can be dropped off through Dec. 17. Please include a return address if your child would like to receive a letter back from Santa.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Hayward: A Ski Swap will be held at the Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center, the Birke Trail Head at County Highway OO in Hayward. The sale offers an opportunity to sell and purchase silent sports equipment — clothing, bikes, skis, boats and other outdoor gear. Sellers will set up individual stations between 11 a.m. and noon, and shoppers can buy gear from noon to 3 p.m. Most transactions will be via cash, checks or Venmo. Several people plan to sell items out of their trunks, trunk-or-treat style. Vendors can call Stephanie Martin, 218-256-8765, for set-up information.

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Superior: The Christmas Corner, 2101 E. 3rd St., Superior, will host its Community Christmas event from 5-8 p.m. The event features a holiday light display, cookies, hot cocoa and a visit with Santa. Santa will have gifts for children up to age 10, as well as something for the older children. Letters to Santa can be dropped off through Dec. 17. Please include a return address if your child would like to receive a letter back from Santa.

Monday, Dec. 6

Superior: Lego Club at the Superior Public Library meets from 4-6 p.m. Children are invited to build something amazing from the library's huge collection of Legos. Masks are required to participate in Lego Club.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Superior: Fairlawn Mansion and Museum hosts Twinkling Holiday Evenings every Tuesday in December from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy treats, cider, music, s'mores, crafts and more. The museum will open under staggered admittance every half-hour. Each attendance time is limited to 25 people to allow for social distancing, though guests are not limited to the amount of time they spend in the mansion. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online at superiorpublicmuseums.org/tours or through the gifts shop. Masks are strongly recommended.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Superior: Students at Superior Middle School will host a Craft and Bake Sale at the school from 4-6 p.m. to raise money to purchase gifts for local families. All proceeds will go to purchasing presents for local families.

Virtual: Lake Superior Writers (a nonprofit organization) will host Superior Shares, a virtual open mic, from 6-7 p.m. The free event is open to members and nonmembers. If you wish to read, 10 five-minute reading slots are available. Participants will be notified ahead of time if they've been selected to read. Graphic content is prohibited. To register, email writers@lakesuperiorwriters.org . Please indicate if you'd like to read. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event. For more information: https://lakesuperiorwriters.org/events/superior-shares-open-mic-night/ .

Saturday, Dec. 11

Superior: Junk and Disorderly and Douglas County Trader's Village host a Mistletoe Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds. The event features music, hot cocoa, cider, bonfires and a special appearance by Santa with one of his elves.

Superior: The Douglas County Historical Society will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1101 John Ave. Visitors can also get their Christmas photo taken in a 1960s living room set on stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $20. All proceeds benefit the historical society.

Superior: The Christmas Corner, 2101 E. 3rd St., Superior, will host its Community Christmas event from 5-8 p.m. The event features a holiday light display, cookies, hot cocoa and a visit with Santa. Santa will have gifts for children up to age 10, as well as something for the older children. Letters to Santa can be dropped off through Dec. 17. Please include a return address if your child would like to receive a letter back from Santa.

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Sunday, Dec. 12

Superior: The Christmas Corner, 2101 E. 3rd St., Superior, will host its Community Christmas event from 5-8 p.m. The event features a holiday light display, cookies, hot cocoa and a visit with Santa. Santa will have gifts for children up to age 10, as well as something for the older children. Letters to Santa can be dropped off through Dec. 17. Please include a return address if your child would like to receive a letter back from Santa.

Monday, Dec. 13

Superior: Lego Club at the Superior Public Library meets from 4-6 p.m. Children are invited to build something amazing from the library's huge collection of Legos. Masks are required to participate in Lego Club.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Superior: Fairlawn Mansion and Museum hosts Twinkling Holiday Evenings every Tuesday in December from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy treats, cider, music, s'mores, crafts and more. The museum will open under staggered admittance every half-hour. Each attendance time is limited to 25 people to allow for social distancing, though guests are not limited to the amount of time they spend in the mansion. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online at superiorpublicmuseums.org/tours or through the gifts shop. Masks are strongly recommended.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Superior: The Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., hosts A Christmas Musicale from 7:30-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of holiday tunes. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students age 17 and under. Seating is limited and tickets should be reserved in advance. All proceeds benefit the historical society.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Town of Superior: The Town of Superior Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual food drive. Donations should be placed near residential mailboxes by 9 a.m. for pickup by local firefighters and EMTs. Nonperishable food items can also be dropped off at Manitou Inn, Oliver Tavern, El Dorado, Four Corners General Store and Borders Sports Bar.

Superior: The Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., a movie matinee from noon to 2 p.m. Staff will screen Christmas and holiday-themed cartoons, carols and more. A $3 donation is requested for admission. Refreshments will be available. All proceeds benefit the historical society.

Monday, Dec. 20

Superior: Lego Club at the Superior Public Library meets from 4-6 p.m. Children are invited to build something amazing from the library's huge collection of Legos. Masks are required to participate in Lego Club.

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