• Zeitgeist is teaming up with Wild State Cider for a new event “Ciders for a Cause” to celebrate and raise funds for active transportation in Duluth from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. One dollar of every cider purchased at Wild State will go towards Zeitgeist’s active transportation and community development efforts. This family-friendly event will have a campfire, smores, food trucks, music, games and prizes. In the spirit of people-powered transportation, Zeitgeist staff will lead group bike rides from the Zeitgeist Arts Building and Memorial Park to Wild State Cider. Rides will leave the meeting points at 5:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Shawna Mullen, Zeitgeist Active Transportation Coordinator, at 218-929-1908 or

  • Wild State Cider, 2515 W. Superior St., Duluth, is hosting a cider for charity fundraiser from 3:30-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, to benefit Circle of Hope, a breast cancer charity. For every cider drink or flight combo, $1 will be donated to the charity. Snacks will be provided by Circle of Hope,

  • Age Well Arrowhead's first annual The Art of Aging fundraiser being held Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. at Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior St., Duluth. This event includes live and silent auctions, art demonstrations, opportunities to meet local artists and a chance to take home amazing pieces of art and other prizes. Proceeds will support Age Well Arrowhead’s transportation program for older adults in the community. Tickets: $50 per person if ordered by Sept. 24 or can be purchased at the door for $60 per person. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 218-623-7800 or visit

  • Students from Sterling Silver Dance Studio in Duluth and Emerald Ice Figure Skating Club in Coleraine are embracing a new way to fundraise with socially responsible Minnesota made items from Minnesota Brands For Good, which includes products from 14 local brands including Mike & Jen’s Hot Cocoa and City Girl Coffee, both based in Duluth. Show your support now through Oct. 4 by visiting and entering the group name at checkout. Forty percent of the sales will go directly to these clubs. Funds received for Sterling Silver Dance Studio will go towards offsetting individual dancer expenses for costumes, shoes and registration, and funds received for Emerald Ice Figure Skating Club will go towards scholarships offered to lower income families as well as to offset membership costs for each skater who is fundraising.

  • St. Louis River Alliance annual Fall Colors Train Ride fundraiser, 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 on the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad. Enjoy the brilliant colors while discussing some of the exciting progress being made on clean-up projects in the St. Louis River Estuary. Tickets are $35 and includes train ride, a home-cooked meal and warm beverages. There is limited capacity for this event so register early at

  • 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: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wrenshall High School, 207 Pioneer Driver.

Monday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Members Cooperative Credit Union, 301 Elm Ave., Moose Lake.

Tuesday: 8:30-11:30 a.m., Environmental Protection Agency, 6201 Congdon Blvd., Duluth.

Tuesday: 3:30-6:30 p.m., 23 Hardware and Lumber, 6380 County Road 33, Askov.

Wednesday: 8-11 a.m., Lake Superior Consulting, 130 W. Superior St., Duluth.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Central High School, 61085 State Highway 23, Finlayson.

Wednesday: 12:30-5 p.m., Memorial Medical Center, 1615 Maple Lane, Ashland.

Wednesday: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Enbridge Energy, 119 N. 25th St. E., Superior.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Piping, 4510 Airport Road, Duluth.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Road, Duluth.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., BMO Harris Bank, 100 Main St. E., Ashland.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chisholm High School, 301 S.W. Fourth St.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Aurora Community Center, 15 W. First St. N. Sponsored by White Community Hospital Foundation.

  • American Red Cross is hosting blood drives in September as it is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Donate blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for an appointment.

Monday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.., Range Regional Airport, 11038 MN-37, Hibbing.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mesabi Family YMCA, 8367 Unity Drive, Virginia.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross - Northland Chapter, 2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth.

  • Ruby's Pantry in far western Duluth is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Fond du Lac Community Church, 521 131st Ave. W. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.


  • Bentleyville volunteers needed every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. starting immediately. Volunteers need to be at least 16-years-of-age. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will erect tunnels, displays and barricades, as well as install rope lighting, distribute power cords, repair lights and a variety of other tasks that are suitable for all skill levels. Lunch will be provided every Saturday and Sunday from supporting restaurants. For more information on volunteering for Bentleyville, visit

  • Duluth Harbor Mission is seeking volunteers: Areas of service include, but are not limited to, food service; program or outreach tasks such as packaging kits, sorting diapers and clothes; teaching; special events such as holiday dinners, neighborhood events, children's games; and day shelter volunteer. To inquire about volunteering, call 218-481-7400 or visit

  • The following volunteer opportunities are supported by Courage Kenny Northland. If interested, contact Beth Albrecht, coordinator of volunteer services, at 218-726-4834, ext. 3, or email

Power Wheelchair Soccer (Oct. 1 through Nov. 19, 8 weeks)

5:45-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Laura MacArthur Elementary School, 720 N Central Ave. Assist coaches with facilitating practice drills for power wheelchair soccer participants. No soccer experience is needed; however, a sense of fun can come in handy.

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