Skywarn Spotter Training: various dates in April, via GoToWebinar. National Weather Service Duluth is offering classes to teach Northlanders about severe weather safety, the science of storms and the importance of weather spotters. Basic Class dates: April 7, 11 a.m.; April 12, noon; April 13, 6:30 p.m.; April 14, 10 a.m.; April 15, 6:30 p.m.; April 21, 6:30 p.m. Advanced Class dates: April 27, 10 a.m.; April 28, 2 p.m.; April 29, 6:30 p.m. Free. Recorded versions of classes will be available. More info and registration at weather.gov/dlh/skywarn.

DIY Char Cloth: 5-6 p.m. April 8, Bayfront Festival Park Family Center, Duluth. Char cloth is a material that helps in the fire-building process when using traditional methods like friction or flint and steel. Learn to create your own tin of char cloth. All materials provided. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 8 and up. Fee: $5. Registration deadline: April 5. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Photography at the Rock featuring photographer Bryan Hansel: 1-4 p.m. April 9, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Hansel is an award-winning professional landscape photographer and outdoor educator. Meet Hansel and talk with him about his work and approach. Cost is regular site admission. More info at mnhs.org/splitrock/activities/calendar/8582.

Superior Hiking Trail Association Trail Maintenance Manual Q&A: 7-8 p.m. April 13, via Zoom. The new manual will guide and inform volunteers of current trail standards and updated construction methods, and how to perform many of the basic maintenance techniques needed to keep the trail in good shape. The presentation will be geared toward SHTA volunteers and those interested in volunteering. Free. Registration required; visit https://bit.ly/31dQaRc.

Douglas Tallamy author talk: 6:30 p.m. April 14, via Zoom. The author of "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens and Nature's Best Hope," and founder of the Homegrown National Park website, Douglas Tallamy will talk about the importance of native plants to insects, birds and humans. Hosted by Sugarloaf Cove. Visit sugarloafnorthshore.org for event updates.

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Waabizheshikana, or the Marten Trail, formerly known as the Western Waterfront Trail, shown in October, runs along the shore opposite of Tallas Island (right). (Steve Kuchera / 2020 file / News Tribune)
Waabizheshikana, or the Marten Trail, formerly known as the Western Waterfront Trail, shown in October, runs along the shore opposite of Tallas Island (right). (Steve Kuchera / 2020 file / News Tribune)

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. April 20, Waabizheshikana ("The Martin Trail"), Duluth. Hike along the riverfront on a gravel-packed trail. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Meet at the Pulaski Street Trailhead on Pulaski Street, behind the Munger Inn, 7408 Grand Ave. All ages. Free. Registration deadline: April 20. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Compass Basics: 5-6 p.m. April 22, Bayfront Festival Park Family Center, Duluth. Learn the parts of a compass, how to read and take bearings in the field and on a map, Suitable for those new to compass skills and navigation. All equipment provided. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee: $5. Registration deadline: April 19. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore: 1-3 p.m. April 24, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Presenter Jackie Fallon, of the Midwest Peregrine Society, has spent many years dedicated to peregrine falcon research and will share stories from her research and experiences. Cost is regular site admission. For more info, call 218-226-6372 or email splitrock@mnhs.org.

Full Moon Hike: 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 26, Hawks Ridge Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available for use or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee: $5. Registration deadline: April 24. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

2021 Superior Hiking Trail Volunteer Project Updates: 7 p.m. May 4, via Zoom. The presentation will be geared toward Superior Hiking Trail Association volunteers and those interested in volunteering. Free. Registration required; visit https://bit.ly/3lMHNFI.

Beginning Backpacking for Women, Q&A Session: 5:30-7 p.m. May 6, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth. Instructor Anna Swarts presents this Duluth Community Education class. Cost: $10. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2QV6N2c. You will need to create an account to sign in.

Navigation with a Map and Compass: 5:30-7:30 May 13, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth. Instructor Anna Swarts presents this Duluth Community Education class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. This session is a women's class. All mobilities welcome; note if you have mobility challenges during registration. Cost: $14. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2QV6N2c. You will need to create an account to sign in.

Navigation with a Map and Compass: 5:30-7:30 May 18, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth. Instructor Anna Swarts presents this Duluth Community Education class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. This session is for all gender identities. All mobilities welcome; note if you have mobility challenges during registration. Cost: $14. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2QV6N2c. You will need to create an account to sign in.

Courage Kenny fishing tournament: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 5, Fish Lake. This fishing tournament is designed for adults who have physical disabilities and/or visual impairments. No angling experience necessary. Bring fishing license and fishing tackle. Boats, boat captains, bait, lunch and dinner provided. Volunteers available to assist anglers on and off boats and with fishing. Overnight camping available. Cost $25. Register at http://bit.ly/3b7Fb1u.

Beginning Backpacking for Women, Q&A Session: 5:30-7 p.m. June 10, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth. Instructor Anna Swarts presents this Duluth Community Education class. Cost: $10. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2QV6N2c. You will need to create an account to sign in.

ATV Safety Online Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. June 12, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Must be 10 years old before class date. To register or for questions, contact Dave Andrews Jr. at darj62@yahoo.com.

Alex Comstock, social media specialist at Mont du Lac Resort, prepares to shoot an arrow at a 3-D target of an elk set up nearly 70 yards away in 2018. The target was on a course during the Bowfest festival. (Steve Kuchera / File / News Tribune)
Alex Comstock, social media specialist at Mont du Lac Resort, prepares to shoot an arrow at a 3-D target of an elk set up nearly 70 yards away in 2018. The target was on a course during the Bowfest festival. (Steve Kuchera / File / News Tribune)

Bowfest 2021: July 22-25, Mont du Lac Resort, Superior. Billed as the "world's largest outdoor archery and music festival," Bowfest includes over 100 vendors, 3D archery courses, waterpark, tubing, live music, food trucks, outdoor bars and grills. Celebrity lineup includes Levi Morgan, of Bow Life TV; Tim Wells, of Relentless Pursuit; Pat and Nicole Reeve, of Driven TV; Melissa Bachman, of Winchester Deadly Passion; Brent and Nicole Larson, of Field of Dreams TV; and more. Info and tickets at bowfest.com.

ATV Safety Online Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 24, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Must be 10 years old before class date. To register or for questions, contact Dave Andrews Jr. at darj62@yahoo.com.

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