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Community Calendar: Smelt fry, Superstition tours and more

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Friday, May 13

Superior: The Superior Public Library's Bookworms Book Club for Kids meets at 4 p.m. to discuss the first book in The Unicorn Rescue Society series, “The Creature of the Pines” by Adam Gidwitz. This is an exciting and hilarious series about friendship, adventure and mythical creatures from around the world. Check out a copy of the book from the library and join us for discussion.

Solon Springs: The Solon Springs Lions Club hosts its annual smelt fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Solon Springs Community Center, 11523 S. Business Highway 53, Solon Springs. The all-you-can-eat meal costs $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Call 715-919-1152 with questions.

Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Graduation Ceremony at 5 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room. The public event will include an Indigenous drum group performing honor songs, presentation of the stoles, student speaker Christian Pereira Gomes de Quadros, a senior majoring in biology: pre-medicine and pre-health with a minor in chemistry, and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Graduation ceremonies will take place for students involved with the Indigenous Cultures Resource Center, Office of Intercultural Student Success, Gender Equity Resource Center and Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center.

Superior: Fairlawn Mansion hosts Friday the 13th Superstition Tours from 6:30-10 p.m., with the last tour leaving at 9:30 p.m. Attendees will get to tour a darkened Fairlawn Mansion and learn about ghosts of Fairlawn, along with some other bizarre Victorian traditions. Tours last approximately 30 minutes, and participants are asked to bring their own flashlights. Full face Halloween masks are not allowed for safety reasons. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, college students, or active military members, and $6 for youth ages 6-17. The tour is not recommended for children 5 and under. Purchase tickets online at www.superiorpublicmuseums.org/tours or call 715-394-5712.

Saturday, May 14

Superior: The Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve will host a spring bird walk from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Wisconsin Point. The guided walk will focus on sighting spring migrant birds, and will be led by Jeff Davis, president of the Duluth Audubon and ornithologist Pat Collins. Participants should meet at lot four. Online registration is requested.

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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: The Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve will host a free Migratory Movie Morning event from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Lake Superior Estuarium. The family-oriented event honors Wild Migratory Bird Day. It will include a recorded presentation on bird habitat in the estuary, fun bird-related videos and a chance to birdwatch on Barker’s Island.

Superior: The Douglas County Historical Society will host a presentation on frontier photographer David F. Barry as part of Photography History Month. Michael Fox from the Museum of the Rockies 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.

Superior: The Border Town Betties will host a 1960s surf rock party to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 6-10 p.m. at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave. The Fractals will play from 6-9 p.m., followed by an hour of performances by the Duluth Dolls. There will also be a hula hoop contest and silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance through Eventbrite , $25 at the door. Contact admin@bordertownbetties.com for more information.

Sunday, May 15

Maple: Maple Memorial Cemetery Association meets at 1 p.m. at the Maple Community Center to discuss fundraising and ideas to keep the cemetery looking beautiful. Refreshments served. For information, call president Doreen Swanson at 715-382-4959.

Monday, May 16

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts a free showing of the movie "Cyrano" at 6 p.m. The film is a 2021 reimagining of the timeless tale of Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage), who, hopelessly in love with Roxanne, is convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of her love. This movie is rated PG-13. Closed-captioning will be enabled for the convenience of our patrons.

Tuesday, May 17

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.

Superior: A public screening of the documentary “The Wisdom of Trauma” will take place in the Superior High School Performing Arts Center. A resource fair and light meal take place at 5 p.m., followed by the film and discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is appreciated. Register online through UW-Extension Douglas County . Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

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Thursday, May 19

Superior: The Superior Central High School Class of 1957 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at VIP restaurant, 1201 Tower Ave. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited.

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts its Crafty Kids program from 3-5 p.m. During the free, drop-in craft program, children will make their very own painted fairy house. All supplies are provided and no registration is required. One craft per child, please.

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 21

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.

Tuesday, May 24

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

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Wednesday, May 25

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 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.

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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