Things to Do: Powwow, expo and fall fest

Check out the events offered this week.

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The 67 th annual North Star Expo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. The Expo features more than 100 exhibitors, including over $15 million in the latest logging, trucking, and sawmill equipment and technology as well as contests that allow participants to show off their skills and knowledge of the logging business, including the Loader and Master Loader contests, “Biggest Tree Cookie” and “Guess the Weight.” Admission is free.

Chester Bowl Fall Fest, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Fall Fest will host over 130 vendors selling locally and hand-made items, a farmers market, a great line up of music, 10 food vendors, and activities for families and children. The Chester Bowl Improvement Club will be selling branded gear and sharing information about their seasonal programming. Suggested donation: $5 per person, $10 per family.

2021 Gichi Ode' Memorial Powwow, Sunday, Sept. 19, Gichi-Ode' Akiing Park, North Second Avenue East and East Michigan Street. Events begin at noon with grand entry at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, and the Lake Superior Railroad Museum announce its next event in the local history discussion series, History in a Pint, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, 506 W. Michigan St. Program: Dale Erickson, 'B' Company Marines, Korean War Veteran, will speak about his experiences traveling to Camp Pendleton by train for USMC training and deployment to the Korean War. History in a Pint is a program presented by Veterans Memorial Hall at which a veteran, or a veteran’s story, is presented about their experiences serving in the military while enjoying a pint of beer from a local brewer.

Concert for Recovery, an event supporting substance abuse treatment and mental health services, 4-9 p.m. Sept. 25 outside at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, facing the Duluth Harbor and Aerial Lift Bridge. Bands scheduled to play: Big Wave Dave and the Ripples, Virgil Caine, A Band Called Truman and South of Superior. Tickets: $15; available at and . All funds raised beyond expenses will support substance abuse treatment and mental health services.

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