• 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 ballade1100@gmail.com 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.

Ongoing

  • 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.