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St. Louis River Alliance to host canoe trip in Superior

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Annual St. Louis River Alliance Canoe Trip: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24, Pokegama Bay in Superior. Go to stlouisriver.org/events for more details and to register.

Third Annual Lake Superior Longspurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet: Aug. 25, Hermantown Shriners Meeting and Event Center, 5152 Miller Trunk Highway. For tickets, call Ryan Nielsen at 218-461-8333 or email lakesuperiorlongspurs@gmail.com .

ATV Safety Field Day Class: 9 a.m. Aug. 27, Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Clubhouse, 128 N. Highway 53, Cook. Instructor: Thomas Musech. Note: Must be 10 years old before the class starts to participate. To register, email charju@isd2142.k12.mn.us .

Courage Kenny Northland Shoot for Fun: Sept. 9, Old Vermilion Trail Hunting Preserve, 6980 Old Vermilion Trail, Duluth. This is the largest sporting clay event in Minnesota, drawing over 450 hunting and sporting clay enthusiasts from across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Shooting experience is unnecessary. Minimum age is 16 and all meals are included. It needs volunteers for the following: Sept. 9 — setup, 2-5:30 p.m., and new volunteer orientation and dinner, 5:30-7 p.m.; Sept. 10 — Shoot for Fun Event, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and take-down, 4-6 p.m. Barbecue lunch and dinner included. To sign up to volunteer, go to https://bit.ly/3vlqYrh.

Brule River Spey Day: 11 a.m. Sept. 10, McNeils Landing on the Brule River. Sponsored by the Lake Superior Steelhead Association, it features casting demos, equipment vendors and individual casting instruction. Lunch provided; bring a beverage and chair. Feature presenter: Ed Ward. To get to McNeils Landing, take Highway 2 out of Superior to the County Road 13 turn-off (take a left onto 13 after exiting 2). Follow County Road 13 to Clevendon, thn left on Clevendon to the road marked McNeils Landing. Take a right and follow it to the end. Park in the upper lot (Angler Parking) or a smaller lower lot across the bridge. Go to steelheaders.org for more details.


Superior Hiking Trail Association 5-Day Mystery Mountain Trail Rehabilitation Volunteer Project: Sept. 20-24. Seeking 100 volunteers (about 20 per day) to rehabilitate approximately a half-mile of the Superior Hiking Trail near Lusten. Help rehab damaged tread between the Poplar River Bridge at Lutsen Mountains and the SHT Mystery Mountain campsite. Volunteers will help with structure installation and repair, and installation of water drainage devices. Go to superiorhiking.org/volunteer .

Fifth Annual Aurora Summit: Nov. 4-6, Legendary Waters Casino, Red Cliff, Wisconsin. Events include educational sessions on over a dozen topics; photography and photo editing workshops; expert roundtables for camera questions; a gear swap meet; a group aurora chase; a more. Keynote speaker is Tamitha Skov, a credentialed space weather physicist known as "Space Weather Woman" from her popular social media and video platform. COVID-19 vaccination required; guests must register. For more information or to register, visit TheAuroraSummit.com . Lineup of speakers includes:

  • Bob King, presenting "What Is the Aurora, How Does it Happen and When Should I Look?" as well as "Upcoming Celestial Events You Don't Want to Miss."
  • Jeanine Holowatuik, presenting "The Fundamentals of Aurora Photography."
  • Vincent Ledvina, presenting "The Sun-Earth Connection: The Science and Processes behind the Northern Lights."
  • John O’Neal, presenting "The Parker Solar Probe, the Solar Orbiter and Space Weather Reporting."
  • Melonie Elvebak, presenting "How to Use a Star Tracker and What You Can Do."
  • Justin Anderson, presenting "Color in Lights: Chasing the Aurora Colorblind."
  • Anna Martineau Merritt, presenting "Native Culture: Introduction to Our Anishinaabe Culture and the Meaning of Place."
  • Dave Falkner, presenting "Voyager and the Heliosphere."
  • Marybeth Kiczenski, presenting "Taking Your Images Further: Using blending and tracking to create beautiful high-definition photos."
  • Steve Luther, presenting "From Northern Lights Newbie to Aurora Addict: My Journey and Roadmap to Successfully Capturing the Beautiful Borealis."
  • Mike Shaw, “Basic Night Photography.”

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center Events: 9096 W. Minnesota Highway 61, Schroeder. Free. Go to sugarloafnorthshore.org for a complete calendar of events.

  • Bird banding demonstrations: 7 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Short programs at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • North Shore Woodland Landowners Tour: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Cost: $5. Register at https://bit.ly/3vOop1l

Jay Cooke State Park Programs: 780 Minnesota Highway 210, Carlton. All nature walks and wildlife talks are free; a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is needed to enter. Vehicle permits can be purchased upon arrival at the park office. Cost: $7/day or $35/year. There are reduced price options for disabled veterans, Minnesota tribal members and others. For a complete event schedule, go to dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/events.

    Arrowhead Fly Fishers Casting Practice: Hosted by Todd Heggestad, Thursdays, through August, Homecroft School, soccer field on Howard Gnesen Road, Duluth. Heggestad is a certified casting instructor with Fly Fishers International. Class begins between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and ends about 8 p.m. Open to all club members. For more information, go to Arrowhead Fly Fishers.

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