Community Calendar: Porchfest, film festival, farmers market

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Thursday, Aug. 19

Superior: Superior Porchfest in the East End neighborhood from 6-8 p.m. Born Too Late will perform at 1004 22nd Ave. East; Noteable's & Steven Friends will take over 1930 E. 10th St.; and Hodag and Hooch will play at 2318 E. 11th St.

Friday, Aug. 20

Duluth: The Duluth Superior Film Festival opens with a University of Minnesota Duluth student showcase from 3-5 p.m. at Zeitgeist Teatro Zuccone, followed by an opening night reception, screening of four short films and the opening night feature, "Malni: Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore." For more details and a full schedule, visit

Saturday, Aug. 21

Superior: Barker’s Island Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to noon near the SS Meteor.

Duluth: The Duluth Superior Film Festival continues with film screenings throughout the day. For more details and a full schedule, visit

Sunday, Aug. 22

Duluth: The Duluth Superior Film Festival hosts its final day of film screenings, as well as a closing night reception. For more details and a full schedule, visit


Monday, Aug. 23

Superior: The Aging and Disability Resource Center holds a virtual dementia education program, Safety and Dementia, 5-6 p.m. The program will address skills and abilities that change because of dementia. Available online or by phone. Contact Carrie at 715-395-1234 to register.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Superior: The Downtown Farmers Market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot in the 1200 block of Banks Avenue.

Superior: "Bayside Sounds" concert featuring Whiskey Trail runs from 6-8 p.m. at Barker's Island. The event is free to attend. A concert series schedule is available at .

Saturday, Aug. 28

Superior: Barker’s Island Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to noon near the SS Meteor.

Brule: The Old Brule Heritage Society is sponsoring a flea market and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maple Town Hall, U.S. 2, Maple. Spaces are available to rent for $10 without a table or $15 with an 8-foot table. To rent a spot, call Jim at 715-363-2549, Lila at 715-364-2523 or Mary Annat at 715-398-5493. A limited number of indoor spaces will be available for $25. This sale is a fundraiser for the Monticello School, a historical building that is now under restoration in Maple. Rentals must be prepaid and payments should be made to OBHS MSMA Flea Market, P.O. Box 24, Maple, WI 54854.


Superior: Head of the Lakes United Way's annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive for the Superior School District runs through Aug. 22. Supplies in high demand include wide-ruled notebooks, pocket folders, markers, crayons, pencils, scissors, earbuds, headphones, pink erasers, reusable water bottles, backpacks and youth size underwear and socks. Drop off locations can be found throughout Superior: Jason Rolfe and Robyn Lings with Edward Jones; Nick Korhonen American Family Insurance; The Pottery Burn; Re/Max Results; the shoreline and Tower Avenue Superior Choice Credit Union locations; Fen-Tech; Superior Impact Nutrition; Superior Empower Nutrition; the Superior School District Office, 3025 Tower Ave.; BMO Harris Bank; Barker's Island Inn; and both the Oakes Avenue and Harborview Super One Foods stores.

Brule: The Old Brule Heritage Society has been offered a $3,000 matching grant by Barbara Myer Hennigar, a former Brule resident and a 1953 graduate of Northwestern High School. OBHS put all fundraising activities on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the society's ongoing projects. Donations to the fund would help the society with upkeep and preservation at the Davidson Windmill, Eskolin log house, Blueberry Depot, Monticello School and a sauna donated by the Erkkila family. Donations can be sent to OBHS, P.O. Box 24, Maple, WI 54854. Please note that your donation is for the Hennigar Matching Grant.

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