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Sign up for "The Apple is the Star" with Scott Graden, 6 p.m. Thursday, The Blue Heron Trading Co., 394 S. Lake Ave. Learn to make a salad of Belgian Endive, Honeycrisp apples and Danish blue cheese with Scott's very own dressing along with cider-brined pork tenderloin, tarte tatin and a apple cider. Cost: $30. Call (218) 722-8799 for required registration.

Attend FEmnFEST, today and Saturday, Sacred Heart Music Music and Arts Center and well as downtown locations. Go to for complete details.

Attend McDougal's Dream, 1-9 p.m. Saturday. Daytime talks held at Richard I. Bong Historical Center, Barker's Island, Superior. For reservations call (715) 394-5712.

Go to Chef in the Garden at Glensheen, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road. A local chef showcases different recipes each week using vegetables from Glensheen's garden. Free.

Check out Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour and Fall Color, Sept. 28-Oct. 7, in Cook County. Go to for complete details.

Don't miss the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk, 4 p.m. Sept. 28. Go to for participating locations.

Mark your calendars for the Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour, Sept. 28-30. Call (218) 394-2456 or go to for complete details.

Register now for the 5th annual Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk, hosted by University of Wisconsin-Superior's Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center and Douglas County Veteran Services, 9 a.m. Sept. 29, Marcovich Wellness Center, 1810 Catlin Ave. Registration: $35 per person, $20 for UWS students, military veterans and pre-kindergarten through 12th grade is $20 per person. Children ages 12 and younger can participate in a free quarter-mile race at 8:45 a.m. go to to register or day of registration is from 7-8:30 a.m.


• 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 5 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 6 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 6 p.m. daily. 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 5 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 730-4500.

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

• The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad, The River Train, offers tourist excursion rides along the St Louis River. The 1946 Switch Engine and 100+ yr old coaches provide a leisurely trip over part of the 1870s tracks into Duluth. Offered 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (218) 624-7549 or go to for tickets.