Monday, April 22

Superior: Douglas Wood, author of "Old Turtle" and "Deep Woods, Wild Waters," will give a free public reading, 5:30-7 p.m., Jim Dan Hill Library, University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. Light refreshments provided. 

Tuesday, April 23

Superior: 6th Annual Veterans Expo, 3-7 p.m., Yellowjacket Union, UW-Superior, 1605 Catlin Ave. Free and open to public.

Superior: Gail Francis, the author of "Bliss(ters): How I Walked from Mexico to Canada One Summer," will share stories and photos from her 2,700-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, 6:30 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St.

Wednesday, April 24

Superior: Memorial Blood Centers drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Husky Energy, 4210 Hill Ave. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Visit mbc.org.

Superior: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Douglas County) hosts a free peer support group, 5:30-7 p.m., Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital Community Room. Contact Chrissy at 920-452-5152 or chrissybarnard22@gmail.com.

Superior: "Diversity Lecture and Art Series: Austin Channing Brown," 6-7:30 p.m., Yellowjacket Union Great Room, UW-Superior, 1605 Catlin Ave. Channing Brown, author of "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness," is committed to exploring the intersections of racial justice, faith and black womanhood. 

Thursday, April 25

Superior: Superior Central High School Class of 1957 monthly luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Vintage Italian Pizza, 1201 Tower Ave. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited.

Superior: Learn about becoming involved in the Superior Sister City program with Ami-Machi, Japan, during a gathering, 6 p.m., Superior Public Library. Opportunities include traveling to Japan as an adult or student delegate and serving as a host family for visiting students from Japan. Call 715-395-7212 or superiorsistercity@gmail.com.

Friday, April 26

Superior: Arbor Day talk presented by Paul Hlina, "Future Trends for Planting Trees in Douglas County," 5-7 p.m., Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St. Hlina, owner of Leaning Pine Natives and Greenhouses, uses science-based information in assessing, monitoring and restoring natural landscapes. Free; seating limited. Call 715-394-5712.

Duluth: Ashley Dressel, an assistant professor in the Philosophy Department, will give a free talk on "Thomas Aquinas on Despair and Moral Wrongdoing," 3:40 p.m., Tower Hall, Room 4119, College of St. Scholastica. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session and refreshments. The public event was previously scheduled for April 12. 

Saturday, April 27

Highland: Help plan trail activities and learn more about hiking and backpacking at the North Country Trail Association's Brule-St. Croix Chapter spring meeting, 9 a.m., Highland Town Hall, 9360 S. County Highway S. The chapter helps build new trail segments, maintain existing trail and introduces hikers to the trail. New trail sections are approved linking Minnesota and Wisconsin. Hiking trail enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, visit meetup.com/sscbhikers, email bsc@northcountrytrail.org or call 715-292-3484.

Superior: SS Meteor Volunteer Work Weekend, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., SS Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum, 300 Marina Drive. Weekend spent repairing, cleaning and organizing SS Meteor for upcoming season. Bring painting clothes and dress for changing weather. Lunch provided. Registration recommended; visit glsps.org or superiorpublicmuseums.org.

Sunday, April 28

Superior: SS Meteor Volunteer Work Weekend, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., SS Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum, 300 Marina Drive. Weekend spent repairing, cleaning and organizing SS Meteor for upcoming season. Bring painting clothes and dress for changing weather. Lunch provided. Registration recommended; visit glsps.org or superiorpublicmuseums.org.

Maple: Maple Memorial Cemetery Association annual meeting, 2 p.m., Maple Town Hall. Family and friends of those laid to rest in the cemetery or with an interest in the cemetery are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Call Doreen Swanson, president of the association, 715-372-4945.