Duluth: Ryan Vine, assistant professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica, reads poems from his new collection, "Shiv," at 3:40 p.m. in Room 4119, Tower Hall. Free.


Poplar: Cub Scout Pack 212 holds an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. at Northwestern Elementary School. Money raised help kids go to camp. Admission is $4 for adults, $2.50 for kids ages 5-12 and children under age 5 eat free.

Superior: The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center extends a special invitation to Vietnam Veterans during a special Photo Day event to help grow the center's Vietnam War collection. A volunteer photographer will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take photos of visiting Vietnam veterans, who will each get a free print of the picture. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to bring mementoes of their service to include in the photos.

Poplar: Horses R Us 4-H Club is hosting the third annual New and Used Tack Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mission Covenant Church in Poplar. Vendors will be selling western and English saddles, tack, clothing, country home, lawn and garden decor and more.

Duluth: Learn how to raise chickens, keep bees, grow fruits and vegetables, cook and preserve foods and make yogurt and cheese during a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. For information, visit

Superior: Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast returns to Wisconsin Public Radio with Opera Die Zauberflote with composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at noon.

Superior: Take a trip back to the Wild West when the second annual "Daisy If You Do" cowboy fast-draw tournament 1-5 p.m. in the 4-H youth building at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds. Free and open to the public.

Superior: The Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary host a dinner for members and volunteers at the Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. No cost for members and volunteers. The cost for significant others will be $6. A short program is followed by karaoke.

Duluth: Renowned composer and classical guitar performer Daniel Sturm presents a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica.

Bennett: Bennett firefighter's annual spaghetti supper runs 4-7 p.m. Bennett Town Hall, corner of County Highway L and U.S. Highway 53.


Duluth: Faculty artists Kelly Anderson, bass-baritone and soprano Regina Zona performs at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students.

Duluth: Buddhism and the West is the topic of the Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum at 4 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. The event includes three speakers and a reception. Free.

Wrenshall: Learn "How Wrenshall Got its Name and the Gun to Prove it" with firearms specialist Larry Luukkonen at 2 p.m. at the Brickyard Restaurant. See the dueling pistols belonging to Capt. Charles Wrenshall and hear the history. Free.


Superior: The Superior Area Retired Educators hold its monthly meeting at noon at the Shack Smokehouse and Grille. Committee members are Marian Jensen, Mary Campbell, Gert Persons, Evelyn Gella and Mary Gray. The program "Russia 2010 and Beyond," presented by Tatianna Kornstad. Reservations required. Call (715) 392-3783.

Superior: Merry Mates HCE meets at 1 p.m. at the home of Carol Smith. Bring your scissors for our project. Food shelf items are pancake mix and syrup.

South of Superior: Chapter AD, P.E.O. will meet at Pederson's Garden & Landscapes at 5 p.m. Members plant their own container garden.

Superior: A live Internet videoconference with Neil Gaiman, the 2009 Newbery Medal winner of "The Graveyard Book" runs 5-7 p.m. in the Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of Wisconsin-Superior as part of National Library Week. Free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested at (715) 394-8347 or

Duluth: Author and brain development expert Michael Gurian presents "The Minds of Boys and Girls: Helping Children Do Their Best in School and Life," 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Inn on Lake Superior. Free.

Superior: John L. and David L. Banks American Legion Post 418 meets at 7 p.m. at the old Bud's Sunnyside Bar on County Highway C. All interested veterans invited to attend.

Duluth: The first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion speaks on "One Flock, One Shepherd: A 21st Century Vision for the Church" at 7 p.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the College of St. Scholastica. Free.

Superior: Suzanna Didier of the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association speaks at 7 p.m. in Room 233, Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, followed by a discussion of Barbara Kingsolver's book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle." Free.

Duluth: Faculty artist Gene Koshinski, solo percussion, performs at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students attend free.

Superior: Janet Jennings leads a book discussion 6:30-8 p.m. on 'The Story of Edgar Sawtelle' by David Wroblewski. This event is being held to prepare for a conversation with the author or to enhance you experience during the joint event with WITC. Call the library to reserve a copy of the book. Free. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.


Superior: The University of Wisconsin-Superior Small Business Development Center and Amber Wick, owner of Cold Fusion and Duluth Chamber board member, presents "Driving Your Sales with Networking" during Superior Visions, a breakfast series for Twin Ports businesswomen. Co-sponsored by the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, it runs 7:15-8:30 a.m. at University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Union, Room 204. Cost $18.

Superior: The Superior W.O.W. club meets at the Upper Deck Restaurant. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. with a short meeting to follow. Members are asked to invite a friend. Recent widows or widowers are encouraged to join for fellowship.

Duluth: Author Brian Freeman signs copies of his book "The Burying Place" 4-8 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger's. He will read an excerpt at 7 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

Superior: Becky Ardren leads a discussion of "Seedfolks," the story of a young girl who inadvertently starts a community garden, at 6 p.m. in Room 231 of the Jim Dan Hill Library on the UWS campus. Parents and children are invited to attend. Free.

Ashland: The Northland Chamber Singers and the Northland College Winds perform a "Finale Double Bill" concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland College Alvord Theater. Free.

Superior: The April MS Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. at the Superior Public Library, Library Meeting Room, 1530 Tower Ave. No speaker this month. For information, call Pam at 394-6958 or Marie at 394-3224.

Bennett: The annual meeting for the town of Bennett begins at 7 p.m. in the town hall.

Superior: American Legion Post No. 435 and Legion Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. at the Bong Memorial Center.


Solon Springs: An adults-only class in traditional Okinawan-Japanese goju style karate runs 6-7 a.m. in the Solon Springs Community Center. Free. Wear loose workout clothing or a white karate uniform.

Duluth: Arrowhead Manufacturers & Fabricators Association meets at noon Gopher Bar & Grill. Greg Benson, co-owner of HawksBoots Manufacturing, will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be served.

Duluth: Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 E. Second St., Room 109 hosts a free medical clinic 1-4 p.m. Schedule an appointment for nonemergency services at 727-3399.

Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. in the board room of the library, 1530 Tower Ave. Open to the public.

Superior: Join the Humane Society of Douglas County for a meal and live and silent auctions April 24 to raise money for the homeless animals. The fundraiser will be held at the UWS Yellowjacket Union on Catlin Avenue at 5 p.m. Advance registration required by April 14 for the meal count. Call Jacie at (218) 393-3138.

Superior: Leona Wasti and other master gardeners present a free program, "Waking Up Your Garden," 6:30-8 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. Refreshments served by the Friends.

Duluth: The Duluth Audubon Society hosts a presentation on "Minnesota's Breeding Bird Atlas: Birding With a Purpose," at 7 p.m. in the Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Free.


Duluth: Story time for toddlers begins at 11 a.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St. This week farm animals are the focus. Free.

Duluth: The second annual Duluth Tea Party starts at 3 p.m. at Bayfront Park with patriotic music followed by a program and speakers at 4 p.m. The event wraps up at 6 p.m. Free.

Duluth: The Mental Health Support Group meets 5-7 p.m. at Miller Dwan Medical Center, 502 East Second St., Meeting Rooms 1-3, lobby level, eastside near the auditorium.

Duluth: The College of St. Scholastica's Kaleidoscope Multicultural Club presents "Weaving the Silk Road," an Asian Heritage Celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. Free. The event features live dance and martial arts performances followed by Asian food.

Duluth: One Book One Community kicks off from 7-9 p.m. in the August Fitger Room, 600 E. Superior St. The 2010 selection is "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. The free event includes live music, wine, beer, bread and cheese sampling and a chance to meet gardening experts. Please attend wearing green.

Superior: The University Theatre presents "Mornings at Seven" at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in Manion Theater in the Holden Fine Arts Center on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $2 for UWS students with university identification.

Duluth: Aftenro Home annual spaghetti fundraiser at 510 W. College St. runs 4:30-7 p.m., $7 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will help buy new furnishings for the residents. Thrivent will match funds. Take-outs available. We will also have gluten free and vegetarian available. Price includes, spaghetti, beverages, coleslaw and bread sticks. Call 728-6600 for ticket information.

April 16

Duluth: Bring your gently used bike to Continental Ski and Bike from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today or 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday. They will be priced and ready for people to buy during the annual Bike Swap. If you bring a bike that sells, you keep 75 percent of the selling price and the additional 25 percent will be donated to the United Way of Duluth.

Superior: All members and friends of the SHS Class of 1966 are invited to an informal lunch at Ace's on 29th at 11:30 a.m. for a chance to chat and get re-acquainted with former classmates.

Cable: Join a night hike in search of native frog species. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 7 p.m. for a slideshow presentation then carpool to destinations in the Namekagon watershed in search of breeding frog species. Return by 9 p.m. Dress according to the weather. Space is limited. Register by April 13 at the museum, (715) 798-3890, Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $15 for families.