Saturday, Feb. 27
Superior: UW-Superior’s ‘Jacket Grads of the Last Decade organization and the UW-Superior Alumni Association are hosting a free snowshoe event at 11 a.m. at Bear Creek Trail - Makwa Ziibiins Miikana. Community members are invited on a 4.5-mile round trip snowshoe hike of the Osaugie Trail at Bear Creek Park to Wisconsin Point Road. Participants can complete the full hike or do a shorter distance if they prefer. The adventure will begin in the parking lot near Bear Creek Park located behind the Humane Society of Douglas County. Snowshoes will be available for use at no charge, courtesy of UWS. Participants can reserve snowshoes when they register at https://www.uwsuper.edu/alumni/events/index.cfm.
Wednesday, March 3
Virtual: A dozen poets from around the world and across the country will read poems about rivers (including the St. Louis River) during “A River of Poems,” which takes place via Zoom at 7 p.m. The River Talk event is being sponsored by Wisconsin Sea Grant. There is no cost to attend. Find the Zoom link to the event at https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/93264788373?pwd=amRqSWgvT1ZxNW03WFBnU2ZYclZUQT09.
Thursday, March 4
Superior: The Thaddeus Kosciuszko Fraternal Aid Society (Polish Club) meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1710 N. 12th St.
Friday, March 5
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.
Monday, March 8
Superior: The Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior will host a free seminar titled “First steps to starting a food product business” from 6-8 p.m. The virtual event will feature chef Arlene Coco, a long-time food business owner and culinary innovation strategist. Coco will help participants understand how to start a business before they start their journeys, including establishing a niche and conducting market research to ensure a competitive advantage; writing a business plan; learning the responsibilities and regulatory requirements of the product they produce; and recordkeeping. While the event is free, registration is required at https://cvent.me/OKQxdR.
Tuesday, March 9
Superior: WITC-Superior is hosting a drive-thru event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for people interested in learning more about its programs and course offerings. Participants will receive a free bag with program and financial aid information, as well as a voucher to cover the WITC application fee and other freebies. Staff from the school’s student services department will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit witc.edu/events or call 715-394-6677.
Wednesday, March 10
Virtual: The Superior Public Library hosts its monthly Bookworms Book Club for kids meeting at 2 p.m. via Zoom. They will discuss “Fish in a Tree” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Copies of the book can be checked out from the library. Send an email to email@example.com to register.
Virtual: Lake Superior Writers will host Superior Shares, a virtual open mic, from 6-7 p.m. Free and open to both members and nonmembers. Ten five-minute reading slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Readers are asked to limit adult content and language. Graphic content is prohibited. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate if you'd like to read. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.
Thursday, March 11
Virtual: The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host a virtual discussion for alumni and friends of the university at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Chancellor Renee Wachter, Vice Chancellor Jeanne Thompson, and Dr. Matt TenEyck and Amy Eliot of the Lake Superior Research Institute will be the featured speakers. Registration is required. Find more information, including registration details, at facebook.com/events/179038846908003/.