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NORTHERN PRINTS GALLERY, 318 N. 14th Ave. E., exhibits artwork by 32 members of the Northern Printmaker Alliance, through Aug. 25. Features artwork by Nick Wroblewski, Gaylord Schanilec, Betsy Bowen, Joel Cooper, Anna Marie Pavlik, Cecilia Lieder...

NORTHERN PRINTS GALLERY, 318 N. 14th Ave. E., exhibits artwork by 32 members of the Northern Printmaker Alliance, through Aug. 25. Features artwork by Nick Wroblewski, Gaylord Schanilec, Betsy Bowen, Joel Cooper, Anna Marie Pavlik, Cecilia Lieder, Christine Herman, Tom Rauschenfels, Gendron Jensen and others. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday or by appointment. Call724-5212 or e-mail cele@northern printsgallery.com.

WASHINGTON STUDIOS ARTISTCOOPERATIVE, 315 N. Lake Ave.,displays "The Last Time," paintings by Russell V. Gran, through Sept. 2. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.Call 723-1308.

LEDGEROCK POTTERY STUDIO& GALLERY, 431 E. Sheridan St., Ely, displays "Clear-Cut: A Decade of Growth" by Chris Koivisto. Artist reception: 6-8 p.m. today. Call (218) 365-0844 or go to ledgerockpottery.com.

DULUTH TEACHERS CREDIT UNION, 11 W. Second St., offers fine art paintings and giclees by Judy J. Smith and feather flowers by Elodie Wolfe through Aug. 31.

MACROSTIE ART CENTER, 405 First Ave. N.W., Grand Rapids displays its 15th-annual Juried Art Exhibition through Aug. 29. Features artwork by Duluth artists Diane S. Chaney, Robert Repinski, Lisa Stauffer and Jo Wood and Cromwell artist Carole Hill. Call (218) 326-2697.

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LYRIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS offers artwork by Donna Lee, through Sept. 1, First Stage Gallery, 514 Chestnut St., Virginia. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Call (218) 741-5577.

WINTER STREET DEPOT, 1615 Winter St., Superior, displays framed sayings and pillows by Brenda Anderson through Aug. 31. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday-Saturday. Call 395-2579 or go to www.winterstreetdepot.com .

HIBBING COUNTY COURTHOUSE displays "Iron Range Past Times: Inside and Out," acrylics, pastels and watercolors by Albin Zaverl, through Aug. 31. Free. Call (218) 262-0100.

RED MUG COFFEEHOUSE, 916 Hammond Ave., Superior, displays "I Love Music"a conglomeration of album covers, records, posters and other musical memorabilia, through Aug. 31. Free.Call 392-2662 or go to www.redmug coffee.com.

JUST FOR THE SEASON GALLERY,Holiday Center, 207 W. Superior St., offers "One View, Three Visions" by artists Cheryl LeClair-Sommer, Lisa Stauffer and Michelle Wegler, through Sept. 1. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 390-8426.

KOLLODGE GALLERY, 310 S. Lake Ave., displays "Italy," a black and whitephotography show by Ken Kollodge, through Sept. 2. Hours: 2-7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday or call 740-3255 to schedule an appointment.

LIZZARD'S ART GALLERY & FRAMING,11 W. Superior St., hosts "Hybrids" photographic images by John Steffl, today through Sept. 15. Opening reception:5-8 p.m. today. Call 722-5815.

RIPPLE RIVER GALLERY, 27591 Partridge Ave., Aitkin, displays new prints and sculptures by Charles Beck, through Sept. 16. Artist reception: 1-3 p.m.Sunday. Call (218) 678-2575.

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AUTUMN WINDS STUDIO TOUR, a self-guided tour of 12 artist studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7-16. Call (218) 485-8913, (888) 485-0478 or go to www.autumnwindstour.com for map.

BLUE IRIS GALLERY offers these exhibits at 723 S. Lake Ave. Call 720-3300.

* "Three Potters -- One Clay," raku by Bruce Johnson, Steve Hemingway and Jim Loso, through Aug. 31.

* Wood-burned creations from artist Beth Nistler through Sept. 30.

BLUE IRIS GALLERY displays wood-burned creations by Beth Nistler through Sept. 30, 723 S. Lake Ave. Call 720-3300.

IRONWORLD, 801 S.W. Highway 169, Chisholm, offers "Monsters of the Deep," a museum exhibit of skeletal and fleshed-out sea creatures, through Oct. 31. Cost: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students and free for ages 6 and younger. Call (218) 254-7959 or go to www.ironworld.com .

TWEED MUSEUM OF ART at UMD offers these exhibits. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 726-8222.

* Saturday afternoon gallery talks with Bill Shipley, 2 p.m. each Saturday. Free.

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* Illustrations from the Collection, "Black, White and Red-All Over" through Oct. 21.

* Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations, through Aug. 26.

* "Unsoiled," nature/culture themes in clay by Jimi Kleug, through Nov. 11. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18.

* "Archetypes and Armatures," sculptures and drawings by John Orth, through Nov. 18.

* "Bill Shipley: A Retrospective," Tuesday through Oct. 28.

NORTHERN GREAT LAKES VISITOR CENTER, 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, displays "The Color of North," color panoramic photographs from the north woods by Jamie Young through Dec. 31. Artist program: 2 p.m. Saturday. Call (715) 685-9983.

DULUTH ART INSTITUTE displays "The Captured Image: Photography Beyond Grain and Pixels," through Sept. 30, 506 W. Michigan St. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to6 p.m. daily. Call 733-7560.

NORTH SHORE BANK OF COMMERCE features "Viewing from the Vault: An Intersection of Art and Commerce" at these branch locations:

* Marlene Wisuri, photography, through Aug. 24, 902 Stanley Ave., Cloquet

* Alberta Marana, pastels, Sept. 3-Oct. 5, 131 W. Superior St.

BAZAARS

AUGUST ARTS RUMMAGE SALE, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Community Center, 30 S. First Ave. E., Ely.

FLEA, CRAFT AND RUMMAGE SALE,9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Winter Street Depot, 1615 Winter St., Superior. Call 395-2579 for table space.

YARN HARBOR, 103 Mount Royal Shopping Circle, offers these trunk shows. Call 724-6434.

* Quick Knits to Wear, through Aug. 30

* Customers' Creations of Knitted or Crocheted Garments, Sept. 1-15

RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30, Aftenro, 510 W. College St., in parking lot and garage area.

CLASSES

"CELEBRATING THE LANDSCAPE WITH PASTEL -- A RETREAT," 9 a.m. to4 p.m. Monday through Aug. 24, Madeline Island School of Arts. Cost: $395. Go to www.adelineartschool.com or call (715) 747-2054.

LYNN MOORE BEADING CLASS, 10 a.m. Monday, Edgewood Vista Independent Living, 4125 Westerburg Road, Hermantown. Only pay for each item made. Call 310-8971.

"HUNGRY MINDS, HUNGRY MOUTHS:FUN WITH FOOD," 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Ironworld, Chisholm. Children make their own corn doll and enter a watermelon eating contest. Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students and free for ages 6 and younger. Call (218) 254-7959, ext. 294, to register.

LYNN MOORE SILVER CLAY CLASS,6 p.m. Aug. 27, Proctor Community Center, 100 S. Pionk Drive. Cost: $2 fee plus pay per piece made. Call 310-8971.

COMEDY

PRO COMEDY TOUR WITH KEVIN NAUGHTON AND RICHIE HOLLIDAY, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Cover: $10, includes a $5 drink credit. Call 727-1559.

OPEN MIC COMEDY, 8 p.m. today, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Performers sign up between 7-7:45 p.m. on day of show. Free. Call 727-1559.

DANCE

THIRD THURSDAY LATIN DANCE CLASS, 7 p.m. today, VFW, 2024 W. Superior St. Instructor Keith Miernicki. Free. Call 729-8390, (888) 729-8390 or go to www.twinportsdance.com .

SALSA NIGHT, 10 p.m. Friday, Blue Note Cafe, 357 Canal Park Drive. Call 727-6549.

MONDAY NIGHT DROP-IN DANCECLASSES with Mary and Dale,6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Duluth Heights Community Club, 33 W. Mulberry St. Open dance at 8 p.m. Dances: Ballroom, two-step and cha-cha. Cost: $5.

SUPERIOR FRIENDSHIP DANCE, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., Superior. Music by Rod and Tracy. Call 394-5086.

BELLY DANCE IN THE PARK, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Leif Erikson Park. Donation. Proceeds benefit Animal Allies.

DANCE LESSONS taught by "Squirrel," 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Lost Isle, Minnesota Highway 210, Carlton. Cost: $4. Call 384-4755 or go to www.lostisle bar.com.

SUMMER SPECTACULAR DANCE II with music by the Dean's List, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greysolon Ballroom, 231 E. Superior St. Tickets: $13; available in advance only. Call 721-3551.

ETC.

PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW, a puppet show, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. today, Itasca County Fair, Grand Rapids.

"JEWISH HERITAGE IN DULUTH AND ON THE IRON RANGE," a culture andcuisine program, 5 p.m. Saturday, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, 506 W. Michigan St. Dinner features typical Shabbat menu. Sponsored bySt. Louis County Historical Society in partnership with the Friends of the B'nai Abraham Synagogue Restoration Project. Tickets: $30. Call 733-7586.

"CAST IRON CHEF" COOKOFF, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, the Zen House, 4147 Haines Road, Hermantown. Local chefs challenge each other to benefit Animal Allies. Tickets: $15. Call 722-9365 or go to www.zenhouse-ico.com .

NIFTY FIFTY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Sunnyside Health Care Center parking lot, 512 Skyline Blvd., Cloquet. Free. Call 878-7649.

EIGHTH ANNUAL PUBLIC SAFETY EXPO. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25, Hermantown Police Department, 5111 Maple Grove Road. Features mock felony traffic stop, police and rescue squad canines, motor vehicle extrication, taser demonstration, and 911 call training for children. Free. Call 726-2154.

GARRISON KEILLOR WITH RICH DWORSKY 3 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Aug. 25, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, 3 miles south of Bayfield on Wisconsin Highway 13. Tickets: $35-$65. Call (888) BIG-TENT (244-8368) or go to www.bigtop.org .

GREAT NORTHERN CLASSIC RODEO,7 p.m. Aug. 31, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 2, Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds, 4700 Tower Ave., Superior. Reserved tickets: $13 for adults, $7 for ages 6-12 and seniors and free for ages 5 and younger. General tickets: $11 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12 and seniors and free for ages 5 and younger. Call 727-6336 or go to www.greatnorthern classicrodeo.com.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

CARLTON COUNTY FAIR, today through Sunday, Barnum. Go to www.carlton countyfair.com.

MEADOWLANDS FAIR, Friday through Sunday, Meadowland CommunityCenter. Games for kids, bingo, music, tractor pull and parade. Free.

LAKEFEST, noon Friday, Barker's Island Inn Pavilion, Superior. Features music, food and games. Call 249-5640.

SIXTH ANNUAL BLUEBERRY HARVEST OPEN HOUSE, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Highland Valley Farm, 87080 Valley Road, Bayfield. Features blueberry picking, music and tractor hayrides.Call (715) 779-5446.

BEAR RIVER FAIR, Saturday and Sunday, Bear River Community Center, corner of Highway 22 and Highway 5.

LAKEFEST OUTDOOR FAMILY FESTIVAL, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Barker's Island, Superior. Food, live music, games and puppets. Free; bring a nonperishable food item for local food shelf.

GLENSHEEN'S FESTIVAL OF FINE ART AND CRAFTS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, 3300 London Road. Free admission.

LAKE COUNTY FAIR, Aug. 23-26 in Two Harbors. Go to www.lakecountyfair.com .

FILMS

DINNER AND A MOVIE, 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, Ironworld, Chisholm. Dinner at5 p.m. and movies start at 7 p.m. Movies are free except for "Mystic Pizza" pizza buffet night, which costs$8 and must be paid for in advance; other dinner costs vary. Call (218)254-7959.

* Today: "Super Size Me" with dinner of grilled chicken, steamed vegetables and rice pilaf

* Aug. 23: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," no dinner but fried Oreo sundaes available

* Aug. 30: "Mystic Pizza" with pizza buffet

SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK screen on Fridays, through Sept. 14 in Leif Erikson Park. Bring chairs or blanket and flashlight. Free. Call 392-3480 or go to www.twinportsoutdoormovies.com .

* 8:18 p.m. Friday, "Romeo andJuliet" Rated R

* 8:05 p.m. Aug. 24, "Wizard of Oz" Rated G

* 7:52 p.m. Aug. 31, "The Mighty Ducks" Rated PG

"THE GREAT OUTDOORS" screens at9 p.m. Friday, Proctor Golf Course,25 Al Shoberg Drive, Proctor. Rain date:9 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call 729-0970.

MUSEUMS

DULUTH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 506 W. Michigan St., features these exhibits. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Cost: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors with AARP or AAA, $5.50 for ages 3-13 and free for younger children. Call 733-7543.

* Camping in the North Woods fortoddlers, daily.

* Go Figure!

* "The Shoes We Use"

GLENSHEEN HISTORIC ESTATE offers tours, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 3300 London Road. Cost: $35 per family or $12 for adults; $11 for seniors and University of Minnesota students; $7 for ages 6-12, and free for younger children. Call 726-8910 or (888) 454-4536 or go to www.glensheen.org .

GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM, 353 Harbor Drive, offers these programs and exhibits. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Cost: $12.95 for adults, $9.95 for seniors, $6.95 for ages 3-11 and free for younger children. Call 740-3474 or go to www.glaquarium.org .

* "Seahorse Secrets," an exhibit that features a short movie, interactive exhibits and different species of seahorses.

* Daily programs except for Wednesdays: Isle Royale Revealed at 11 a.m.; Stingray Snacktime at 1 p.m., Creature Feature at 3 p.m. and You "Otter" Know at 4:30 p.m.

* Wednesday programs: 11 a.m. Creature Feature, 1 p.m. Baptism River Fish Feeding, 2:30 p.m. Isle Royal Revealed and 4:30 p.m. You "Otter" Know.

* Aquatic Collages, 1-3 p.m. Saturday

* Fingerprint Fishbowl, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 25.

GREAT LAKES FLOATING MARITIME MUSEUM aboard the William A. Irvin and the Sundew, featuring 60- and30-minute guided tours of the Irvin and Sundew, respectively. Hours: 9 a.m. to6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to8 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Cost: $9 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and younger.

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM displays "Great Women Exhibit," through Sept. 27, 902 E. First St. Free. Hours: Noon to 4 p.m. daily. Call 728-0630.

LAKE SUPERIOR & MISSISSIPPI HISTORIC TRAIN offers 90-minute scenic trips that follow the St. Louis River, departing at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from ticket office at Grand Avenue and Fremont Street, across from the Lake Superior Zoo. Tickets: $9.25 for adults, $6.25 for ages 4-12 and free for younger children. Call 624-7549 or go to www.lsmrr.org .

LAKE SUPERIOR MARITIME VISITOR CENTER offers exhibits in Canal Park. Programs offered from noon to 4 p.m. through Labor Day include films, videotapes and slide-lecture presentations covering such Great Lakes topics as shipping, natural history, cargoes, shipwrecks, commercial fishing, lighthouses, Soo Lock operations and vessel profiles and 30-minute walking tour of Canal Park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Free. Call 720-5260, ext. 1, for reservations.

LAKE SUPERIOR RAILROAD MUSEUM features different train cars, the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Free with paid Depot admission: $10 for adults, $5.50 for ages 3-13 and free for younger children. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 733-7590.

LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO, 7210 Fremont St., offers these events. Hours: 10 a.m. to5 p.m. daily. Admission: $8 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3-12 and free for younger children. Go to www.lszoo.org .

* Bat breakfast, 10:30 a.m. daily.

* Red-ruffed lemur enrichment,11:30 a.m. Sunday.

* Melon madness with the brown bears, noon Saturday and Sunday.

* Nocturnal feeding, 12:30 p.m. daily.

* Otter play, 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

* Seal training demonstrations,1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

* Reef fish feeding, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

* Tiger enrichment, 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

* Gila monster and snake feeding,3 p.m. Sunday.

* Alligator and snapping turtle feeding, 3 p.m. Tuesday and Friday.

NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD train departs at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily, as well as 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Cost: $12 for adults, $5.50 for children. Call 722-1273 or (800) 423-1273 for reservations or e-mail info@northshorescenicrailroad.org .r Pizza Train, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Labor Day and 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cost: $18 for adults, $12 for children. Reservations required.

* Train Trip to Two Harbors, 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Cost: $22 for adults, $12 for children. Reservations required.

* Elegant Dinner Train, Friday, Sept. 15, Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 19. Cost: $65. Reservations required.

* "Murder on the Disoriented Express," a murder-mystery dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. today. Cost: $75. Reservations required.

OMNIMAX THEATRE features a 72-foot IMAX dome. Tickets: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for students and seniors and $5.50 for ages 12 and younger. Call 727-0022.

RAMSEYER-NORTHERN BIBLE SOCIETY MUSEUM COLLECTION offers "From Ojibwe to Oromo: The Languages of the People of Minnesota" through Aug. 31 in UMD Library. Call 726-7861 or go to www.d.umn.edu/lib .

ST. LOUIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY offers an exhibit and event at St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, 506 W. Michigan St. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5.50 for ages 3-13 and free for younger children. Call 733-7586.

* Veterans' Memorial Hall features "500 Days," which focuses on the journey of men of the 125th Field Artillery during World War II and Iron Range Veteran's Memorial display window titled "Dignity thru Unity" through Sept. 1.

* "Topping It Off - A Look at Vintage Hats in St. Louis County," developed by the St. Louis County Historical Society, through Aug. 31.

TUGBOAT, located behind the William A. Irvin, offers self-guided tours. Tickets: $3 for adults, $2 for ages 12 and younger.

VISTA FLEET, located behind the DECC, offers these cruises. Call 722-6218 or go to www.vistafleet.com .

* Daily sightseeing cruises of Duluth: noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, as well as 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for ages5-14 and free for younger children.

* Daily sightseeing cruises of Superior: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for ages5-14 and free for younger children.

* Dinner cruises: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets: $40 for adults; 10 percent off for ages 5-14 and seniors; Lil' Captain's meals, $10.

* Weekend Brunch Cruises: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $30; 10 percent off for ages 5-14 and seniors; Lil' Captain's meals, $10.

DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY hosts these exhibits at 1101 John Ave., Superior. Admission: $3. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Call 392-8449.

* "Superior Image," photography by David Barry.

* Frontier kitchen, Calvin Coolidge Room and 20th-century technology.

FAIRLAWN MANSION offers tours of an 1890 Victorian house and gardens at 906 E. Second St., Superior. Hours:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Last tour of the day starts at 4 p.m. Cost:$8 for adults, $6.50 for seniors andstudents, and free for ages 5 and younger. Call 394-5712 or go to www.superiorpublicmuseums.org .

OLD FIREHOUSE AND POLICE MUSEUM features a 19th-century firehouse with antique firefighting equipment and fire and police memorabilia, 402 23rd Ave. E., Superior. Self-guided tours. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students and free for ages 5 and younger. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 394-5712 or go to www.superiorpublicmuseums.org .

RICHARD I. BONG HERITAGE CENTER offers exhibits about World War II and Bong, a P-38 fighter pilot, 305 Harborview Parkway, Superior. Hours:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9 for adults; $8 for students, active military and seniors 65 and older; $7 for ages6-12 and free for younger children or $25 per family. Call 392-7151 or go to www.bongheritagecenter.org .

S.S. METEOR offers tours of last surviving whaleback steamer in the world at Barker's Island, Superior. Last tour departs at 4 p.m. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and free for ages 5 and younger. Call 394-5712 or go to www.superiormuseums.org .

STARGAZING SESSIONS, 9 p.m. Fridayif the sky is at least 70 percent clear, Schrieber Observatory, Barstow Hall, UWS, 1800 Grand Ave., Superior. Free. Call 394-8257 or go to www2.uwsuper.edu/physics/observatory.html.

WORLD OF ACCORDIONS MUSEUM,Harrington Arts Center, 1401 Belknap St., Superior, features antiques, history, rarities, collections and exhibits. Admission: $10. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Call 395-ARTS (2787).

MADELINE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM in LaPointe features a historical log building and the Capser Center, which houses exhibits and collections focusing on Ojibwe culture, the fur trade, loggers, fishermen, boat-builders and summer tourists. Explores more than 300 years of Madeline Island and northern Wisconsin history. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cost: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for ages 6-17, free for younger children or $17 for families. Call (715) 747-2415 or go to www.wisconsinhistory .org/madelineisland/

* The Traditional Wild Rice Harvest,7 p.m. today.

* The Food That Grows on Water: Gathering the Wild Rice, Friday through Sunday.

* "The Four Hills of Life: OjibweWisdom," lecture and booksigning by Tom Peacock, 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

* Madeline Island Ojibwe Oral History Project, 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Free.

DEPOT MUSEUM, 520 South Ave.,Two Harbors, offers exhibits on Paleo-Indians, artifacts, logging and iron ore industries, as well as movie on ore trains. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for ages9-17. Call 834-4898.

SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE and visitors center, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Open 10 a.m. to6 p.m. daily. Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for ages 6-17. Call (218) 226-6372.

3M MUSEUM highlights development of 3M and its products in company's original building, 203 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors. Hours: 12:30-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50 for adults, $1 for ages 9-17 and free for younger children. Call 834-4898.

TWO HARBORS LIGHTHOUSE STATION,1 Lighthouse Point, Two Harbors, offers exhibits on shipwrecks and the North Shore. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50 for adults, $1 for ages 9-17. Call 834-4898.

CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUMfeatures interactive science exhibits at 2727 U.S. Highway 169 S., Grand Rapids. Admission: $6, includes admission to the Judy Garland Museum. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call(866) 236-5437.

JUDY GARLAND MUSEUM, 2727 U.S. Highway 169 S., Grand Rapids, features restored 1925 childhood home of Judy Garland, gallery showcasing "Wizard of Oz" movie costumes, props, personal effects and mementos. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6, free for ages 1 and younger. Call (800) 664-5839.

FOREST HISTORY CENTER in Grand Rapids features living-history characters who acquaint visitors with life in a 1900logging camp, a log-drive floating cook shack moored on the Mississippi River, 1930s forest ranger's cabin. Hours:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission:$7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17 and free for younger children. Call (218) 327-4482.

r Wild Edibles, noon-3 p.m. Saturday.

* Christmas for the Birds, 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

* Let Me Tell You a Story, An Evening of Storytelling, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. Cost: $3, free for members.

* Real Horse Power, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF MINING, at the west end of Chisholm's main street, is a kid-friendly, hands-on museum featuring huge trucks, trains, drills, shovels and other equipment used in mining from the early 1900s to modern times. Start at the WPA-era castle, enter a replica underground mine and check out the enormous steam railroad diorama created by artist-naturalist F. Lee Jaques. Indoor displays show the shops of early Chisholm, a 1916 bus and early fire trucks. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $4.50 forseniors, $3 for students and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (218) 254-5543.

UNITED STATES HOCKEY HALL OF FAME MUSEUM, 801 Hat Trick Ave. in Eveleth. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and ages 13-17, $6 for ages 6-12 and free for younger children.

PAULUCCI SPACE THEATRE offers these shows at 1502 E. 23rd St., Hibbing. Tickets: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for ages 4 and younger. Call (218) 262-6720,(218) 262-6718 or go to www.space theatre.hibbing.edu.

* Wonderful World of Water, 1 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday

* The Human Body, 2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

* Out of the Darkness, 3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday

* Sky Show, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free.

NORTHWEST COMPANY FUR POSTfeatures re-creation of 1804 fur trading posts and offers visitors center, Pine County Highway 7, Pine City. Hours:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17 and free for younger children. Call (320) 629-6356.

* Historic Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

CABLE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM exhibits "Birds in Focus," through May 1, 43570 Kavanaugh St., Cable. Features hands-on Discovery Station to explore phenomena of the natural world using all senses. Hours: 10 a.m. to4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. Call (715) 798-3890.

HERITAGE HOMESTEAD TOURS, Embarrass, begin at information building at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 135 and St. Louis County Road 21. Tours at 1 p.m. Thursday-Saturday or by appointment. Tickets: $5 for 16 and older,$3 for seniors and groups and free for children. Call (218) 984-3503 or (218) 984-2084.

IRONWORLD features a history program with a series of interactive sites created for visitors of all ages, 801 S.W. Highway 169, Chisholm. Hours: 10 a.m. to5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tickets: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students and free for ages 6 and younger. Call (800) 372-6437, (218) 254-7959 or go to www.ironworld.com for workshop registration.

* Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, "Key Ingredients: America by Food," through Sept. 12.

* Traveling exhibit, "Monsters of the Deep," through Oct. 31.

SEEKING ARTISTS

DULUTH SUPERIOR SYMPHONY'S YOUTH ORCHESTRA offers auditions for ages 10-18 for all instruments, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 30, the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Call 733-7575 to schedule an audition.

SIXTH ANNUAL FINE ARTS NORTH FALL ART SHOW seeks participants for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 event at Kaleva Hall, 125 N. Third St., Virginia. Call (218) 753-9484 by Aug. 30 to register.

ARROWHEAD REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL seeks individuals to fill three boardpositions; one for Carlton County and two living outside of Duluth to serve as At-Large representatives. Council meets the third Thursday of each month, except August and December. Individuals may apply directly or be nominated by others. Go to www.aracouncil.org or call 722-0952 or (800) 569-8134 for application. Deadline: Aug. 31.

COMEDY OPEN MIC seeks individuals to perform at 8 p.m. first and third Monday of the month, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Performers sign up between 7-7:45 p.m. on day of show. Free. Call 727-1559.

THEATER

"GUESS WHO'S DYING FOR DINNER,"a moving, murder-mystery dinnertheater aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad, 6:30 p.m. today. Cost: $75. Call 722-1273 for reservations.

"WILD WOODS AND WATERS," 7:30 p.m. today, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, 3 miles south of Bayfield on Wisconsin Highway 13. Tickets: $18 for adults, $8 for ages 12 and younger. Call (888) BIG-TENT (244-8368) or go to www.bigtop.org .

"BEST OF THE BIG TOP," 8:15 p.m. Friday, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, 3 miles south of Bayfield on Wisconsin Highway 13. Tickets: $18 for adults, $8 for ages 12 and younger. Call (888) BIG-TENT (244-8368) or go to www.bigtop.org .

"RIVERPANTS," 8:15 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 31, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, 3 miles south of Bayfield on Wisconsin Highway 13. Tickets: $18 for adults, $8 for ages 12 and younger. Call (888) BIG-TENT (244-8368) or go to www.bigtop.org .

"OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS," by Grand Marais Playhouse,7 p.m. Aug. 23-25 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1, as well as 2 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, Grand Marais Playhouse. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger. Go to www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com .

"RIDING THE WIND," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua,3 miles south of Bayfield on Wisconsin Highway 13. Tickets: $18 for adults,$8 for ages 12 and younger. Call (888) BIG-TENT (244-8368) or go to www.bigtop.org.

AUDITIONS

4 TRACKS FILMS seeks American Indian actors of all ages to star in a comedy called "White Man's World." Auditions from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Washington Studios, 315 N. Lake Ave. E-mail auditions@4trackfilms.com to schedule an audition time.

TUGBOAT CHILDREN'S THEATER offers auditions for actors ages 17 and older for "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day,"3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Renegade Comedy Theatre, 222 E. Superior St. Call 722-6775 or go to www.Renegade Comedy.org.

DULUTH PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN'STHEATRE auditions for Winnie-the-Pooh, 6 p.m. Aug. 27-28, National Trust Building, 404 W. Superior St. Roles for ages 6-18. Call 733-7555 or 733-7574.

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