• Dougherty Funeral Home, in honor of Tom and Jean Dougherty, invite you to a holiday benefit concert for Kids' Closet of Duluth at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth. The concert will feature Twin Ports Tenors accompanied by Rachel Inselman. At-will monetary donations to Kids' Closet of Duluth are appreciated.

• 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.

Today: 8 a.m. to noon, Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave., Duluth.

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

Tuesday: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Arrowhead Promotion, 1105 S.E. Eighth St., Grand Rapids.

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

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

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

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pine River Backus High School, 810 First St. W., Pine River.

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Luke's hospital, 915 E. First St., Duluth.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 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 2:30 p.m., Cloquet High School, 1000 18th St.

Friday: 8-11 a.m., Halvor Lines, 217 Grand Ave., Superior.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Chisholm High School, 301 S.W. Fourth St., Chisholm.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Moose Lake Area Hockey, 120 Arrowhead Lane. In honor of Louie, Grace and Kenzie.


• Grandmothers for Peace (Northland Chapter) is collecting books and art supplies for local children this holiday season. Books should be new or gently used and promote friendship, kindness and diversity.

Duluth drop-off sites: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 835 W. College St.; Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E.; Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St.; Art in the Alley, Miller Hill Mall and 230 E. Superior St.; 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.