Humane Society of Douglas County's Santa Paws, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Campbell Lumber & Company, 3107 Tower Ave., Superior. Receive a pet/family photo when you make a monetary donation to HSDC, purchase HSDC gifts and other treats. Go to hsdcpets.com for more details.
Glensheen’s self-guided Christmas Tours are happening now through Jan. 8. The 25 Christmas trees and 25+ hidden elves are making their welcomed return. Kids (and kids-at-heart) can I-spy the 25 elves on a Classic or Full Mansion tour. New this year is an additional army of hidden naughty elves that have invaded the mansion. In addition to the 25 nice elves, the 25 more naughty elves have hidden in even sneakier locations throughout the entire mansion. All 25 naughty elves can be found on a Full Mansion tour while all 25 nice elves can be found on a Classic or Full Mansion tour. Guests who find all 25 nice elves or all 25 naughty elves will be awarded an awesome temporary tattoo claiming their “Elf Hunt Master” status at the end of their tour. Starting Nov. 26, guests will have the chance to experience Glensheen’s Christmas décor at night. Self-guided Evening Candlelight Tours and the beloved outdoor Spirit of the Lights display will launch on Black Friday. Guests can snag their Evening Candlelight Tour tickets early by purchasing them online at glensheen.org. Access to the outdoor Spirit of the Lights display is free and open to the public, reservations or tickets are not required to attend the outdoor light display. To learn more about the tour options to go bit.ly/GlensheenXmas.
The Falling of the Leaves Vendor and Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. Over 40 vendors representing local businesses, entrepreneurs, and artisans will fill two floors of the event center. This family-friendly event offers a story time and crafts for kids and live music from 1-4 p.m. with food available for purchase. Admission: $5 suggested entry donation with all proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Northland.
Attend a Christmas Tea on the Edna G, a Minnesota treasure docked in Two Harbors. Christmas Tea fundraisers offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning Nov. 26 through Dec. 19, with varying times each day. Reservations are required; donation costs are $50 for adults and $35 for ages 10 and younger. For more information, go to FriendsOfEdnaG.org, or call 218-595-0184.
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., through Dec. 19 The experience will be available digitally on the Nordic Center website as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Go to nordiccenterduluth.org.
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 Wednesday, 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 tinyurl.com/2021ALSLibCardDesignContest. 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 email@example.com. Orders must specify delivery or pick-up and state the names of the people receiving the meals. Registration must be made on or before Tuesday, 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.
Rock the Park, classic rock with the Centerville All Stars and guests, 7-11 p.m. Friday, 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.
16th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6, the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Includes a social hour, silent auction and keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Donna Bergstrom, USMC, Ret. Tickets: $50 per person and must be purchased in advance by Nov. 29. E-mail Kathleen@thehistorypeople.org for questions or to purchase dinner tickets.
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 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 newyearsbythelake.com for tickets.