The St. Louis County Historical Society, in partnership with the 1854 Treaty Authority and the Depot, presents Native American Heritage Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, Great Hall, 506 W. Michigan St. The event celebrates local Ojibwe history, art, music and culture. Festivities include: Food catered by Jim N Jo’s Katering, the New Society exhibit unveiling in the Fesler Galleries will include: Pow Wow Regalia, Past and Present, and Round Lake Traditions, Pow Wow Regalia; drum music by SugarBush and speakers Vern Zacher, AIAC Committee member and former president of the Society from 2008-2010, and Michele Hakala-Beeksma, AIAC Committee member and former president of the Society from 2019-2021 and children’s activities include drum building with Michael Gillespie, AIAC Committee member, crafts by the 1854 Treaty Authority, lacrosse demonstration with Jaylen Strong, AIAC Committee member and Ojibwe Storytime in Eli’s Farm with Society Museum assistant Abby Johnson.

Spirit of the Lake Community School is partnering with Bent Paddle Brewing Co. for a family friendly Give to the Max Day event from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 18 Features kids yoga at 5:30 p.m., prizes, jump rope making, dancing, and live music by local musicians Kyle Ollah and Four Mile Portage from 6-8 p.m. $5 suggested donation; kids ages 12 and younger are free. Food and beverage available for purchase.

The Nordic Center annual Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) event in partnership with Nortun Lodge Sons of Norway can be experienced virtually or at the Nordic Center, 23 N. Lake Ave., from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19 The experience will be available digitally on the Nordic Center website as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Go to

Calling all artists! Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is holding an art contest for a new library card. Adults ages 18 and older who live in Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties may participate in the contest. Entries will be accepted until Nov. 24. The winner will be selected by ALS staff and notified by Dec. 5. Notification will also be posted on the ALS website and Facebook page by Dec. 5. To participate, go to Completed forms may be turned into any ALS member public library or sent via mail to Arrowhead Library System, Attn. M. Stanford, 5528 Emerald Ave., Mountain Iron, MN 55768. Only one submission per person.

The Centennial Rotary club hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner for older adults and individuals who are alone or in need, with no access to a Thanksgiving meal at St. Joseph Catholic Community Church, social hall, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Delivery in the Grand Rapids area and pick-up options are also available. Pick-up at the main doors of the church. Register for this free Thanksgiving meal by calling ElderCircle at 218-999-9233 or email Orders must specify delivery or pick-up and state the names of the people receiving the meals. Registration must be made on or before Nov. 23. Meals will be available for delivery from 10-11 a.m. and pick-up Thanksgiving Day from 11 am. to noon and noon to 1 p.m. Funding for this project is made possible through the Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, Centennial Rotary Club, and ElderCircle provided in part by the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging as part of the Federal Older Americans Act CARES funding.

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Rock the Park, classic rock with the Centerville All Stars and guests, 7-11 p.m. Nov. 26, Clyde Iron event center, 2920 W. Michigan St. Joe Danger from Sasquatch 92.1 FM will MC. Complimentary pizza provided by: Pizza Luce, Hugo's, Pizza Hut, Sammy’s and VIP. Cover: $10. All proceeds will benefit the GND REC Skatepark.

Third annual New Year’s by the Lake, Dec. 31, at four venues. The event features a five course dinner (gluten free and vegan options available) in the Greysolon Ballroom with Maxi Childs Trio performing during dinner followed by comedy by Jack Willhite in the NorShor Theater. Then back to the Greysolon Ballroom for Big Wave Dave and the Ripples or Laura Velvet in the Moorish Room with their stylish musical presentation of everything from Motown to modern. The Black Water Lounge will be open for an exclusive sneak peek after being closed and will feature DJ Cory Bonneville playing the greatest dance hits from the 50s to today. Enjoy balloon drops, a champagne toast and party favors at midnight in all three rooms as well as a photo booth. All elements of New Years by the Lake are indoors and completely accessible via the skywalk system. Ticket packages range from $30 to $129 per person. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bluebird Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) that provides grants and scholarships to area high school age students in the performing arts. Go to for tickets.