Community Calendar: USPS job fair, Project SEARCH info session, River Talk and more

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Monday, Jan. 10

Ashland, virtual: Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board executive committee meets at 10 a.m. on Zoom, hosted at 301 Ellis Ave., Suite 3. Contact Mari Kay-Nabozny at for meeting access instructions.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Superior: The United State Postal Service will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Superior Post Office, 805 Belknap St. There are immediate openings for the positions of rural carrier associate, assistant rural carrier and city carrier assistant. Applications are accepted online at .

Superior: Enjoy free coffee, cookies and the chance to ask questions about the Superior School District's Project SEARCH from 6-7:30 p.m. at Empire Coffee, 1204 Tower Ave. The event is being held to introduce members of the community to Project SEARCH, a work-based program for young adults with disabilities. Participants intern in three job settings with the support of a job coach and instructor during the course of an academic year. The instructor, current and past interns and their families will be present to answer questions. Or email questions to .

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Superior: The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program host a River Talk from 7-8 p.m. in person at the Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Dr., Superior. Jeff Savage, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa cultural center and museum director, will share, “Stories of Spirit Island.” Face masks are required. In case of inclement weather or pandemic-related shutdowns, the event will shift to virtual. Watch the Reserve’s or Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Facebook pages for further information.

Friday, Jan. 14

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts Bookworms Book Club for Kids at 4 p.m. The group will discuss "Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper, a gutsy, candid, and compelling story about an 11-year-old girl named Melody, who has cerebral palsy. Check out a copy of the book from the library and join the discussion.


Saturday, Jan. 15

Superior: Cub Scout Pack 3221 hosts a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the Moose Lodge, 66 E. 5th St. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, and juice, milk or coffee. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds go to the Cub Scouts.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Ashland, virtual: Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board strategic direction and development committee meets at 10 a.m.; the one stop operator committee meets at 1 p.m.; and the youth committee meets at 2 p.m. All meetings will be hosted at 301 Ellis Ave., Suite 3 and held on Zoom. Contact Mari Kay-Nabozny at for meeting access instructions.

Saturday, Jan. 22

Superior: The 5th Annual Twin Ports Foosball Tournament will be held at 3 p.m. at Izzy's BBQ Lounge and Grill, 1506 N. 3rd St. The Bring Your Partner (BYP) tournament will begin at 3 p.m., followed by a Draw Your Partner (DYP) tournament. Contact Ron at 218-260-1738 to sign up between 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per player with 100% pay out. In addition, Izzy's contributed $250 to the purse. Find more information on the Facebook event page .

Sunday, Jan. 23

Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior keyboard faculty invites students in grades 7-12 to participate in the 2022 Keyboard Fest from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, 1805 Catlin Ave. The program offers a practical introduction to the world of church music for pianists. The cost to attend is $10 per person, which includes snacks. Those who are interested shoudl register at .

Thursday, Jan. 27

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts its book club for adults at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The group will discuss "Lady in the Lake" by Laura Lippman. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. Participants can choose to attend the session that fits their schedule best, and can do so in-person (masks required) or virtually. Send an email to for details.

Friday, Jan. 28

Superior: The Lake Superior Ice Festival kicks off with snow creations at Fairlawn Mansion from noon-4 p.m.; hot air balloon rides from 3-5:30 p.m.; live music, food and beverages from 5-8 p.m.; mini golf from 5-8 p.m.; a disc golf seminar from 5-8 p.m.; and the Superior Police Department and the Superior Fire Department will face off in Kubb from 5-8 p.m. In addition, the Spirit Room will create the Frozen Penguin Ice Bar at 1323 Broadway St., from 4-9 p.m. For the full list of events, visit .

Saturday, Jan. 29

Superior: The Lake Superior Ice Festival continues at 9 a.m. with a market and craft fair at Barker's Island Inn; a Kubb tournament and sessions on learning to play Kubb; snowshoeing, skating and sledding; an ice carousel; bonfire pits; ice racing by the Lake Superior Ice Association; music, food, beverages and ice carving. The festival's Canine King and Queen and the Felines of the Festival will be crowned at 1:15 p.m. Attendees will be able to take photos with their favorite characters from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There are many events and activities scheduled for children, as well. Fireworks will cap off the event at approximately 6:30 p.m. For the full list of events, visit .

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Superior: The Superior Public Library hosts a Llama Llama-themed Pajama Storytime at 6 p.m. with books, a craft and a snack. The event is free to attend .


Thursday, Feb. 3

Virtual: Lake Superior Writers will host a Zoom discussion with T. Marie Bertineau from 6:30-8 p.m. Bertineau will talk about her book, “The Mason House,” and host a Q&A about the book and her writing. After her father’s untimely death, Bertineau faced a rocky and unstable childhood. But there was one place she felt safe: her grandmother’s house in Mason, a depressed former copper mining town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “The Mason House” is at once an elegy for lost loved ones and a tale of growing up amid hardship and hope, exploring how time and the support of a community can at last begin to heal even the deepest wounds. Register for free here: . The deadline to register is Feb. 2.

Superior: The Thaddeus Koscuiszko Fraternal Aid Society (Polish Club) meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1717 N. 12th St.

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