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 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.

Ticks and Mosquitoes: 2:15-6 p.m. April 12, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., Duluth. Ms. B and the Y GO staff host fun crafts and activities. Space limited; registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/3cSpnjR.

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.

River Talk: 7-8 p.m. April 14, via Zoom. The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program present this talk, “Discovering the Magic of the Estuary: Bringing Tourists to the St. Louis River,” featuring Nikky Farmakes, director of marketing and social media for the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and Travel Superior, and Kris Eilers, executive director of the St. Louis River Alliance. Access the Zoom event at https://bit.ly/39KHCWM.

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Snails, Slugs, and Friends: 2:15-6 p.m. April 15, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., Duluth. Learn fun facts about gastropods with Ms. B and the Y GO staff as they do games, activities, crafts and explore the Stowe Woods. Space limited; registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/3fOj1Ei.

Archery: noon-4 p.m. April 19, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., Duluth. Take time over spring break to do some archery with Ms. B, Mr. Glockle and the Y GO staff. Space limited; registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/3uuWDnA.

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.

Earth Day: noon-4 p.m. April 22, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., Duluth. Celebrate Earth Day with Ms. B and the Y GO staff as you learn about sustainability and ways to help the Earth. Space limited; registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/3cT0btC.

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.

Worms: 2:15-6 p.m. April 26, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., Duluth. Stowe Elementary harvests gallons of "worm tea" yearly through its vermicomposting program. See the worm shed and learn all about worms with Ms. B and the Y GO staff. Space limited; registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/3wzUUPF.

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class, 4-7:30 p.m. April 26, 27, 29 and 30, and field day May 1 at 9 a.m., Lincoln School, 1114 23rd St. E., Hibbing. Dave Klaysmat is the instructor. Age: 11 years old before class start date.To register, contact Dave at 218-262-4975 or at drklaysmat@msn.com.

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.

Bats: 2:15-6 p.m. April 29, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., Duluth. Thirteen species of bats are endangered, and most are threatened. Learn about bats with Ms. B and the Y GO staff and how you can help the bats. Space limited; registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/2Q2paBG.

ATV Safety Online Field Day Class: 1-4 p.m. May 1, Moose Lake Emergency Center, 600 Highway 73, Moose Lake. Darlene Turnock is the instructor. Age: 10 years old before class start date. To register, contact Darlene at 218-768-2713 or at turnocks@frontiernet.net.

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class: 3:30-7 p.m. May 3, 4, 6 and 7, and field day May 8 at 8 a.m., Cherry School, 3943 Tamminen Road, Iron. Dave Klaysmat is the instructor. Age: 11 years old before class start date. To register, contact Dave at 218-262-4975 or at drklaysmat@msn.com.

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.

Saturday Birding Hikes: 6:30-10 a.m. May 22 and 29, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, Wolfski north parking lot, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth. Search for migratory warblers, summer residents and water birds during this leisurely 2-mile bird-watching stroll at Boulder Lake. Binoculars provided if needed; spotting scopes encouraged for waterfowl viewing. Group limited to six. Registration required; visit https://forms.gle/tuTAeKRxzfvP5BTM9.

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.

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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