EVENTS

• Peddle for Good Rides, Scoots and Rolls for Two Harbors Area Food Shelf, noon today, June 9, Spokengreat Cyclery and Outdoor, 1130 11th St., Two Harbors. Teams of up to four people (under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Entry fee: one non-perishable food item or cash donation to the food shelf. Participants receive a course map and clues for the family friendly route which utilizes the Two Harbors bike path and walking trail. Photographic proof of found items required in order to be entered for prizes. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. Go to Pedal for Good Facebook page for more details.

• Friends of the Duluth Public Library (FDPL) will host its 40th annual book sale Monday, June 10, through Thursday, June 13, at the downtown branch, 520 W. Superior St. Monday is a FDPL members-only presale from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Patrons can join or renew their membership at the door. The public sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, the sale continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and customers can purchase a grocery bag full of books for $5 in selected rooms (gold room excluded).

Money from the annual sale assists with the purchase of resources and equipment such as books, subscription databases and e-readers. In addition, proceeds help fund library events like the Kaleidoscope Series, a free 5-week outdoor summer entertainment program series for children. For more information, go to www.friendsofDPL.com.

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

• 1-4 p.m. Tuesday: Essentia Health Business Service Center, 4614 mike Colalillo Drive, Duluth.

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: USG Interiors, 35 Arch St., Cloquet

• Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday: Sandstone Area Businesses, 320 Highway 123, Sandstone

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: Chris' Food Center, 1035 Main St. S., Pine City. Sponsored by Pine City Community.

• 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 315 SW 21st St., Grand Rapids

• 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday: Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, 11040 N. St. Road 77, Hayward

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday: Min No Aya Win Human Services, 105 University Road, Cloquet

• 9 a.m. to noon Friday: Lac Courte Oreilles Health Center, 13380 W. Trepania Road, Hayward

• 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday: Kolar, 4781 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth

  • Age Well Arrowhead seeks volunteers to help older adults remain independent and healthy in their own homes. Contact Shelbi Benson at (218) 623-7804 or shelbig@agewellarrowhead.org for more information.

Groceries-To-Go: Take grocery orders in the office or remotely on Monday or Tuesday and/or shop and deliver groceries on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the location.

Help in the Home: Provide help with vacuuming, laundry and other minor housekeeping tasks. The time commitment is minimal and flexible.

Chore:  Assist with tasks such as lawn mowing, changing light bulbs, or reorganizing the home to allow for safe passage. Opportunities can be one-time only or repeating based on client need and your availability.

Transportation: Provide minimal transportation to seniors who need rides to and from medical appointments, errands and more.

Companion: Serve as a friendly, compassionate companion who visits regularly to sit, chat, play a game or reminisce. An hour or two can mean the world to someone who is isolated and alone, or a caregiver who needs a quick break.

 

  • Volunteers needed for Grandma’s Marathon - Volunteer positions include areas such as sustainability (green team), traffic and spectator control, water station assistance, medical services, racecourse entertainment, finish area activities and the William A. Irvin 5K on Friday, June 21. This year in particular requires more volunteers than last year due to the increased focus on sustainability initiatives. The additional volunteers will assist with sorting and disposing of discarded items at various green stations located throughout Canal Park. The increased sustainability initiatives are being introduced as Grandma’s Marathon works towards their long-term goal of becoming a zero waste event. Each volunteer receives an official Grandma’s Marathon t-shirt, refreshment tickets, special surprises from our sponsors and an invitation to the Grandma’s Marathon volunteer party with complimentary dinner and door prizes for attending volunteers.

To sign-up to volunteer, visit https://grandmasmarathon.com/get-involved/volunteer/, email Tara@GrandmasMarathon.com or call 218-727-0947.