Friday, Feb. 5

Superior: The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center and Superior Public Museums will host a blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives (sponsor code 4904), contact the Bong Center at info@bongcenter.org or call (715) 392-7151. Every donor will receive a coupon for discounts at the Bong Center and Superior Public Museums as well as a free MBC t-shirt and a coupon for a free cup of coffee from Dunkin’. People who have received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, such as those from Moderna or Pfizer, may donate blood immediately after vaccination as long as they feel well. People who received an attenuated virus vaccine, such as the one from AstraZeneca, may donate blood two weeks after vaccination as long as they feel well.

Iron River: The Wisconsin National Guard will be assisting with drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Iron River Community Center, 8275 E. Mill St. Anyone age 5 and older, symptomatic and asymptomatic, can receive the free test. Register ahead of time online at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov or at the testing site. Additional testing dates will be Feb. 19 and March 5 at the same time and location.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Superior: The School District of Superior Transition program will host a community conversation on post-high school outcomes of young adults with disabilities in the community. Community business leaders, community agency representatives and education representatives will look at survey data and trends around employment, training and post-secondary living to identify gaps and needs to improve those outcomes for the future. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event is virtual, so those who want to attend should register at https://forms.gle/m9htBhvuFTgXittJ7.

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Wednesday, Feb. 10

Superior: The Superior Public Library’s Bookworms Book Club for Kids will meet via Zoom at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Adventures of Nanny Piggins” by R.A. Spratt. To register for the event, email wiisanenk@superiorlibrary.org. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library. Patrons can call to request a copy and pick it up using the library’s curbside service.

Virtual: Lake Superior Writers will host Superior Shares, a virtual open mic 6-7 p.m. The event is free and open to members and nonmembers. If you wish to read, 10 five-minute reading slots are available on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to members of LSW. Participants will be notified ahead of time if they've been selected to read. Readers are asked to limit adult content and language. Graphic violent or sexual content is prohibited. To register, email writers@lakesuperiorwriters.org. Indicate if you'd like to read. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

Virtual: The next River Talk will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Alexis Berke with the Great Lakes Aquarium will present, “A virtual visit: Explore the St. Louis River exhibits and animals at the Great Lakes Aquarium" at https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97039831999?pwd=NUIreTAvV0d2b2ZVbTJnNnV4aFRMZz09; meeting ID: 970 3983 1999, passcode: 683032.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Superior: The city of Superior holds its annual stormwater report from 5-6:30 p.m. at https://meet.google.com/tcy-wgrh-dps or call 617-675-4444, PIN 121 711 433 4509#. Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a compost bin.

Friday, Feb. 12

Superior: The Wisconsin National Guard will be assisting with drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Amsoil Distribution Center, 1101 Susquehanna Ave. Participants can register online at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov. Testing will also take place Feb. 26 at the same time and location.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Superior: An American Cross Blood Drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Superior-Douglas County Family YMCA, 9 N. 21st St. Visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-733-2767 or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App to make an appointment to give blood.

Friday, Feb. 19

Iron River: The Wisconsin National Guard will be assisting with drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Iron River Community Center, 8275 E. Mill St. Anyone age 5 and older, symptomatic and asymptomatic, can receive the free test. Register ahead of time online at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov or at the testing site. An additional testing date will be held March 5 at the same time and location.

Fundraisers

Ongoing

Superior: Superior Area Professionals are hosting a winter clothing and supply drive for the Ruth House through Feb. 12. Community members are asked to donate gently used clothes, winter gear and other items to support the services Ruth House offers. Items may be dropped off at Fairlawn Mansion, Dodgie’s East End Tavern, Yellowjacket Union, Best Western Bridgeview and the Edward Jones office of Robyn Lings and Jason Rolfe.

Superior: The annual Love Your Local Artist fundraiser benefiting Superior Public Library programs and services will be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An online auction featuring locally-made art will be available from Feb. 8-12 at superiorlibrary.org, as well as profiles of the artists and a slideshow of images from previous LYLA events.