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Things to Do for Jan. 26, 2018

Musher Ryan Anderson and his team rounds the corner near the finish of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon to come in first in the event in 2017. Bob King /


  • Check out the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, today through Thursday. Go to for a complete list of events and updates
  • Don't miss Animal Allies Frozen Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m. today, August Fitger Room, third floor, Fitger's Complex, 600 E. Superior St. Cost: $25 at the door. Call (218) 722-5341.
  • Take part in the Lake Superior Ice Festival in Superior, today through Sunday. The weekend kicks off with Great Lakes pond hockey tournament game at 6 p.m. and Guns & Hoses pond hockey game at 7 p.m. Other activities include ice sculptures, ice racing, snow slide, kids' zone, live music and fireworks. Go to for complete details.
  • Don't miss Beer-grease, 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road. Tickets: $40, limited to 125 people. Go to
  • Fish in the United Northern Sportsmen's Club annual ice fishing contest, 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Island Lake near UNS headquarters. Call (218) 591-3304 or go to
  • Celebrate Japanese New Year, called Shinnenkai, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Christ Lutheran Church, 320 N. 28th St., Superior. Taste-test exotic foods, try origami and learn more about the Japanese culture. Free. Email
  • Attend "My Memories of Fascism: A Childhood in Hitler's Germany" by Mrs. Leonore Baeumler, 7 p.m. Monday, Bohannon 90, UMD. A reception follows. Free admission.
  • Take the kids to "Charlotte's Web," 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Friday and Saturday as well as 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Marshall Performing Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, UMD. Tickets: $21 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students and $8 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561 or go to
  • Get your tickets to the grand opening event at NorShor Theatre as they present "Mama Mia," 7 p.m. Thursday, 211 E. Superior St. Black-tie optional. Tickets: $125. Other showings of "Mamma Mia" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as 2 p.m. Sunday and other dates through Feb. 18. Call (218) 733-7555 or go to
  • Ongoing

    • Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road, Duluth, offers a 39-room mansion and 7 acres of formal gardens and working vegetable gardens. Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with tours offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 726-8910.

    • Duluth Children's Museum, 115 S. 29th Ave. W., Duluth, offers programs and exhibits for children and families. Hours: 10 a.m. to p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit or call (218) 733-7543.

    • Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., includes Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans' Memorial Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 727-8025.

    • Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior, offers exhibits, events and history theater. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call (715) 392-8449 or go to

    • Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, models a number of habitats from the Great Lakes and around the world. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday through March 31. Visit or call (218) 740-3474.

    • Lake Superior Zoo, 7210 Fremont St., Duluth, is the only zoo in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. It features a wide variety of animals and educational displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit or call (218) 730-4500.

    • North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Go to or call (218) 722-1273 for details.