Things to Do

Attend a virtual fundraiser, enjoy topics from the Gales of November and take part in a tree-lighting ceremony.

Women holding candles visit in front of Tower Hall at the College of St. Scholastica following the lighting of the Christmas trees in 2015. (News Tribune file photo)
  • The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is holding Skis, Suds, & Slices, their annual fundraiser benefitting their scholarship fund, today, Nov. 13.

    Chester Bowl’s mission is to provide recreational opportunities to all Chester Bowl Park users, with an emphasis on family activities that are affordable to everyone. Because they are committed to enabling any family to participate regardless of income, partial or full scholarships are awarded upon request to any family that needs one. Over $28,000 was provided in scholarships to the winter ski and snowboard program participants last year, with an additional $8,000 awarded on average to summer camp participants.

    This year’s event is reimagined as an online event, with multiple ways to be involved. People can participate through bidding on silent auction items, buying raffle tickets, supporting Chester Bowl through purchases at partner businesses, and by making donations. In addition, purchasing an event ticket gives access to a livestream featuring music recorded exclusively for this program by Black River Revue and Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners, a vote in the Twin Ports Best Pizza competition, one raffle entry, and post-event deals at participating restaurants and breweries! Altogether, this event is a delicious and fun way to support Chester Bowl’s scholarship fund.

    Go to the online bidding and ticketing platform are at . For more information, visit , or call 218-724-9832.

  • Lake Superior Marine Museum's Gales of November 2020 continues with these virtual events. Free. Go to for the links and more details.

7 p.m. today, Nov. 13: "Things That Go Splash in the Night" with Fred Stonehouse.
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: "On the Trail of Pere Marquette 18" with Jerry Eliasen and Ken Merryman.

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: "150 Years of Maritime Treasures" with Scott Bjorklund.

  • St. Scholastica tree-lighting ceremony will remain open to an in-person audience, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event includes remarks from President McDonald and Student Government Association President Chanty Armijo-Cruz, a countdown to the tree lighting, carols sung by the College’s Concert Choir and cookies and beverages to follow. COVID-19 precautions will be taken during the event, which is free and open to all with no registration required. Video from the President’s Holiday Event will be released on YouTube on Dec. 1.

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