Enjoy the sounds of the Superior Singers as they "Celebrate the Season," 1 p.m. Sunday, Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. Third as well as 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Christ Lutheran Church, 320 N. 28th St., Superior. Free admission.
First ever Tuba Christmas in Duluth, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St. Features singing and a contest for the best decorated performer. Come and be a part of this family Christmas event. If you play baritone, euphonium or tuba, we have music available in bass and treble clef. Call Tracey Gibbens at 218-591-0493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to take part in it. Go to tubachristmas.com.
The College of St. Scholastica’s annual Advent Vespers service and tree lighting event, Tuesday, Dec. 3. The Advent Vespers service begins at 4:30 p.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, which is between Tower Hall and St. Scholastica Monastery on campus. Lighting Tradition event at about 5:20 p.m. Enjoy Christmas carols and a reception with cookies and hot cocoa.
Jazz duo Tuck and Patti perform, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, West Theatre, 319 N. Central Ave. Go to readertix.com for tickets.
The College of St. Scholastica hosts critically acclaimed novelist Tommy Orange for an “An Evening with Tommy Orange,” 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Mitchell Auditorium. Orange is the author of the bestselling work of fiction “There There.” The event will be an on-stage conversation between Orange and St. Scholastica assistant professor of English Dr. Lupe Linares, and will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. It's free.
Steven Ostovich, PhD, chair of the College’s Philosophy department, presents “Tough or Strong” at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in room 4119 , Tower Hall, St. Scholastica. Expect to hear from history’s greatest philosophers as Ostovich responds to the question, “Tough or Strong?” His 40-minute talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session. It's free.
Make plans to attend the Julebyen Festival, Dec. 6-8, Knife River, Features all things Scandinavian, food, music, crafts, train and troll hunting. Hours: 4:30-8 p.m. Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Friday, Dec. 6, kicks off weekend activities with a Julefest and silent auction in the Gnome Dome. Julebyen is free to the public. Some activities require reservations and an admission. For complete information on events and schedules: Julebyen.us.
Mark your calendar for the Sounds of the Season Symphony Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Weber Music Hall, UMD. The SOS concert will feature fun and uplifting music for the season. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and veterans, $8 for students and free for UMD students.
Get your tickets to UWS Alumni Association 2019 Holiday Ball, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Yellowjacket Union, UWS campus, Superior. Theme" "Marvelous Motown." Elegantly-themed attire is encouraged. Features food, music, dancing and silent auction. Tickets: $50. Go to uwsuper.edu/HolidayBall or call 715-394-8452.
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 5 p.m. daily. Visit glensheen.org 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 playduluth.org 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 duluthdepot.org or call (218) 727-8025.
Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior, offers exhibits, events and history theater. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call (715) 392-8449 or go to douglashistory.org.
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 glaquarium.org 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. daily. Visit lszooduluth.org or call (218) 730-4500.
North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Go to duluthtrains.com or call (218) 722-1273 for details.