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., Barker’s Island Festival Park. For more Navy Week events in the Twin Ports, go to www.outreach.navy.mil/Navy-Weeks/Duluth.
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. 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.
Bennett: 37th annual Bennett Volunteer Fire Department Flea Market and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bennett Town Hall, corner of U.S. Highway 53 and County Road A. Vendors, cash drawing, door prizes.
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.
Tuesday, July 23
Duluth: History in a Pint features a presentation, “The Golden Anniversary of Apollo: 50 Years Since the ‘…Giant Leap for Mankind,’” 5:30 p.m., Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing. “The Golden Anniversary of Apollo” is the story of local U.S. Navy photographer, Pat Shaw, who was assigned the aircraft carrier USS Hornet to cover the splashdown and recoveries of both Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. Free. Park in the ramp behind and connected to the Sheraton.