• Memorial Blood Centers will offer the following blood drives across the Northland. Call (888) GIVE-BLD (448-3253) or go to for eligibility guidelines and to schedule an appointment.

Monday: 1-5 p.m., 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake. Sponsored by Nett Lake community.

Tuesday: 3:30-7 p.m., Kolar, 4781 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rainy Lake Medical Center, 1400 Highway 71, International Falls.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Essentia Health, 407 E. Third St., Duluth.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elk’s Lodge, 215 Third St., International Falls.

Thursday: 3-6:30 p.m., Elim Lutheran Church, 2077 County Road 6, Barnum.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boswell Energy Center, 1210 N.W. Third St., Cohasset.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ElderCircle Community Drive, 400 River Road, Grand Rapids.

  • American Red Cross blood drives: To make an appointment or for more information, download the Red Cross blood donor app, visit or call 800-733-2767.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairview Range, 750 E. 34th St., Hibbing.

  • Pints & Pottery, 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 10, Ursa Minor Brewing, 2415 W. Superior St. Tickets: $50, includes a handmade ceramic mug from a DAI Ceramic Studio artist and a 16-ounce drink from Ursa Minor. Proceeds benefit the DAI Ceramics Studio. Tickets available beginning Monday, Aug. 26 at Ursa Minor; cash or check only.


  • Juniper is looking for volunteers and professionals to be class leaders who educate, motivate and inspire. No experience necessary as we will train. You’ll co-lead a workshop with another certified instructor. Classes include strategies and exercises to take an active role in managing your health and well-being and are offered in three program categories: Falls Prevention; Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management; and Chronic Pain and Disease Management. Registration is now open for fall leader training. Training is held at the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, 221 W. First St., Duluth. Visit to learn more or call 218-529-7525.

  • Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank has the following volunteer opportunities available. Contact Tracy Colclough, Volunteer and Development Coordinator, at 218-336-2303 or

Food Shelf: Tuesdays at Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Volunteers during this shift may perform one or more of the following duties: sorting food, restocking, set up, assisting guests with shopping, carryout and cleanup. Must be friendly, enjoy working with people and able to stand, lift and bend. Wear closed-toe shoes, clean and comfortable clothing.

Program volunteers: Weekdays/variable. Support individuals and families utilizing our Food Shelf, Mobile Food Pantry Programs and seniors utilizing our Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS). Deliver food to seniors as part of our NAPS and to schools as part of our BackPack Program in St. Louis, Carlton, Lake, Cook, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland and Iron Counties. Depending on role, must be able to sit, stand, lift, bend and carry up to 40 pounds and follow food and personal safety procedures. Must be friendly and enjoy working with people. Wear closed-toe shoes, clean and comfortable clothing. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation.

Office: Weekdays. Perform data entry, organize and maintain files and data, make phone calls and conduct mailings at our location in Duluth. Must be detail oriented, highly organized, friendly and enjoy working with people.

Special Events/Raise Awareness volunteer: Weekdays, evenings and weekends. Solicit support, serve pre, post and/or event day and represent us at regional events. Variable requirements for location. Must be detail oriented, highly organized, creative, friendly and enjoy working with people.