• Friends of the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., will host the Merry Little Christmas Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. You will find a variety of donated like-new, highly “gift-able” books for affordable prices. Items include new releases, best sellers, cookbooks, nonfiction books, children’s titles and many more. All proceeds from the sale will support library services and programs throughout the year.

  • Strikepoint, Duluth’s internationally-acclaimed handbell ensemble, will present a holiday fundraising concert, “A Bell Noël,” 7 p.m., Saturday, at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth. Tickets available at the door. Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for children age 10 and under.

  • The 11th annual More Cowbell fundraiser will be held Jan. 16 at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park, 425 S. Lake Ave., Duluth. Pre-sale tickets available for $25 until Jan. 10. Every dollar raised supports the Northern Lights Foundation’s mission and stays local in our community. To purchase tickets, visit

  • 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: Noon to 4 p.m., Grand Rapids Deerwood Bank, 2950 U.S. Highway 169, Grand Rapids.

Tuesday: 8-11 a.m., 1316 N. 14th St., Superior. Sponsored by the city of Superior and Douglas County employees.

Tuesday: 8-11:30 a.m., Boswell Energy Center, 1210 N.W. Third St., Cohasset.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon, 313 City Hall, Duluth. Sponsored by Duluth city employees.

Tuesday: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Halvor Lines, 217 Grand Ave., Superior.

Tuesday: 2:30-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth.

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

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Loll Designs, 5912 Waseca St., Duluth.

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

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Proctor High School, 131 Ninth Ave.

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

  • 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.

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

Monday: Noon to 6 p.m., American Legion, 232 Fourth St., Ironton.

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

Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 4430 McCulloch St., Duluth.


  • #GIVINGTUESDAY, Dec. 3 - The Northern Lights Foundation is seeking donations to help support families with children facing life-threatening conditions which provides unrestricted grants as an effort to help support our local families coping with these overwhelming struggles. Foundation grants are unrestricted which means families can use the funds for whatever needs they may have. To give a donation, visit


  • AEOA's meals-on-wheels program is seeking volunteer drivers on Thursdays and every other Friday. Delivery times begin at 10 a.m. with an approximate delivery time of 1-1½ hours. Drivers may be the only person a home-bound senior sees over the course of the day. If you are willing to help, please call Jacqueline at 218-727-4321.

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