• Harbor House Crisis Shelters’ Making a Difference 2019 fundraiser to support homeless ministry to single women and families, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, Barker’s Island Inn and Conference Center, 300 Marina Drive, Superior. Tickets: $35 per person, includes dinner, silent and live auction. For tickets and reservations, call 715-394-9608 or 715-997-7181.

  • 2019 Holiday Ball hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Superior Alumni Association will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave., Superior. This year’s event is presented by Cirrus Aircraft. Theme is “Marvelous Motown” and elegantly-themed attire is encouraged. Social hour and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m. Music by Sounds Unlimited begins at 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit students and alumni. Tickets: $50 each. More information can be found at or by calling 715-394-8452. To donate to the silent auction or to help sponsor the event, call 715-394-8593 or email

  • 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., Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, 2101 14th St., Cloquet.

Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, 11040 N. State Road 77.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Marshall School, 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth.

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Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Minnesota Sex Offender Program, 1111 Highway 73, Moose Lake.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University of Wisconsin-Superior, Belknap Street and Catlin Avenue.

Wednesday: 3:30-6 p.m., Elim Lutheran Church, 6101 Cody St., Duluth.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UMD Kirby Student Center, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Luke’s Chequamegon Clinic, 2201 Lake Shore Drive E., Ashland.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mesabi East High School, 601 N. First St. W., Aurora.

  • 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.

Wednesday: Noon-6 p.m., Community Center, 41442 Highway 65 N., McGregor.

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


  • The 11th annual Give to the Max Day is Nov. 14 and a number of area charitable organizations are participating. Go to and search for your favorite charity, or search on the city name and get a list of all participating organizations in that city. The site also has an option to give to multiple causes.

  • Yarn Harbor is seeking donations of handmade or purchased hats, mittens and scarves for their Warm Up the City event being held Saturday, Nov. 16. Drop off item(s) at Yarn Harbor, 4629 E. Superior St., Duluth, by Nov. 14. All items will be labeled with a tag that reads, "I am not lost! I need a good home. If you need me, please take me home with you." If you'd like to participate in distributing the items around town, call 218-724-6432. Participants will meet at Yarn Harbor at 10 a.m. the day of the event.


  • Courage Kenny Northland is seeking skiers, snowboarders and off-the-slope volunteers to help youth and adults with disabilities to experience the thrill of snow sports. Training on adaptive equipment and techniques will be provided. No prior teaching experience necessary. Volunteers are paired with experienced volunteer instructors. Complimentary lift tickets will be provided, but you need to provide your own equipment and helmet. Must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. Orientation for new volunteers is Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spirit Mountain. If interested, contact Beth Albrecht, coordinator of volunteer services, at 218-726-4834, ext. 3, or email

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