EVENTS

  • Join Blake Arnovich and Hannah Dudsic for their senior project, Toys for Tots fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Aces on 29th, 2827 Oakes Ave., Superior. Event will include Santa, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Toy donations can be dropped off at Cooper Elementary, 1807 Missouri Ave., Superior; Superior High School, 2600 Catlin Ave.; Superior Board Office, 3025 Tower Ave.; or Aces on 29th.

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

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

Monday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Technology Village and Wieland Block, 11 E. Superior St., Duluth.

Monday: 2-5 p.m., Grand Itasca Volunteer Services, 1601 Golf Course Road, Grand Rapids.

Tuesday: 8-11 a.m., Wells Fargo Building and Holiday Center, 230 W. Superior St., Duluth.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Two Harbors High School, 1640 Highway 2.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon, Greenway High School, 308 Roosevelt St., Coleraine.

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

Tuesday: 2:30-5:30 p.m., Essentia Clinic, 115 10th Ave. N.E., Deer River.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Duluth East High School, 301 N. 40th Ave. E..

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ElderCircle, 400 River Road, Grand Rapids.

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

Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Holy Angels Catholic Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake.

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

Tuesday: Noon to 6 p.m., Deerwood Auditorium, 27 E. Forest Road, Deerwood.



DONATIONS APPRECIATED

  • Grandmothers for Peace (Northland Chapter) is seeking donations, now until Dec. 23, of new and gently used books and new art supplies for young people this holiday season.

Duluth drop-off sites: Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E.; Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St.; Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave.; and UMD Children's Place, 260 Kirby Plaza.

Superior drop-off sites: Angie's Closet, 1202 Belknap St. and the Superior Public Library on the corner of 15th Street and Tower Avenue.

  • Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross responds to more than 600 disasters every year, most are home fires. You can help people affected by disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org/mn, call 800-733-2767 or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to American Red Cross Northern Division, 2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth, MN 55811.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Ecumen Lakeshore is seeking volunteers for the following. If interested, contact Jana Warner, Volunteer Coordinator, at 218-625-7822 or janawarner@ecumen.org:

Meal Packer for home delivered meals: A cold bag and a hot tray are prepared for each client. Meals are then packed into a hot bag and a cold bag for each delivery route. Meal packers must be able to volunteer for at least 1½ hours once a week, Monday through Friday, beginning at 8 a.m. or as your schedule allows; able to stand for 1½ hours at a time; and must complete the Ecumen Lakeshore volunteer application process.

Delivery Drivers for home delivered meals: Volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up meals from Ecumen Lakeshore, 4002 London Road. Meals are ready for pick up at 9:45 a.m., Monday through Friday. Each route takes approximately one hour. Empty route bags and the list of clients is then returned to Ecumen Lakeshore. Drivers must be available at 9:45 a.m. for an hour or two; possess a vehicle that is in good working order; have a current driver’s license and insurance coverage.



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