Arrowhead Fly Fishers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Dry Dock Bar and Restaurant, 2820 Midway Road. Speaker: Shawn Perich, author, avid angler and hunter, on "Elusive brook trout in the wilds of the North Shore." Social at 6 p.m. Note the change in meeting place.
March Equinox Phenology Snowshoe, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, Jay Cooke State Park, River Inn Interpretive Center, Carlton. Join a park naturalist on a leisure snowshoe walk in the park. Adult and kids snowshoes are available if needed. If no snowshoes are needed, trails will likely be icy, wet, muddy... in that case, wear appropriate footwear and ice cleats.
Shiver Me Timbers! Music and Poetry in the Park, 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Jay Cook State Park, River Inn Interpretive Center, Carlton. Features a performance by fiddle player, Carrie Dlutkowski, and an "open mic" to share your talent of music or poetry. Call 218-673-7006. Free., with Minnesota State Parks vehicle permit.
24th Annual Lake Superior Chapter Sportsman’s Banquet, Saturday, March 21, Proctor Moose Lodge 1302, 415 Third Ave., Proctor. Tickets: $25 until Tuesday, March 10, then $30 at door. Junior members, ages 12 and younger, are free and ages 13-18 are $12.50. Early bird packages available Time: Social Hour from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by meal. Call Curt at 218-390-8888 or Terry at 218-391-2699.
Twin Ports Walleye Association 5th annual fundraiser banquet, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Dry Dock Restaurant, 2820 Midway Road. Tickets: $30, free for ages 11 and younger. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 218-391-6874 or go to twinportswalleye.com.
2020 Winter League trap shooting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22, Superior Trap Club, 5642 WI-35, Superior. Banquet on April 5. Club is open on league days for open shooting so no league participation needed. Call Steve at 218-393-4239.
Lost Forest/Master Woodland Owner classes start soon at Sugarloaf Cove. The North Shore Stewardship Association and University of Minnesota Extension are hosting a special series of classes for North Shore landowners. Participants will learn about the history of our North Shore forests, white pine restoration, monitoring deer browse, adapting to climate change and reducing fire risk. The class includes self-paced online session, four woodland tours with a forest professional (very popular and fun!), and three conference calls. The class will conclude with a final in-person gathering in September at Sugarloaf Cove. The first phone/web conference will be held on March 31. The first e-learning module opens on April 2. The first in-person field tour will be at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center on June 12. A full syllabus is available at sugarloafnorthshore.org/forest-restoration/lostforest-2. Register at MWOP.umn.edu. (You will be redirected to a University of MN Extension website). A rate of $275 includes the first two family members. Additional members may register for $50. The fee also includes a site visit to the participant’s woodland property, if interested, by one of the instructors.
The River Talk series, 7 p.m. April 8 and May 13, at the Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Drive, Superior. If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant’s blog for a summary.
22nd annual Outdoor Gear Swap, 9:30 a.m. to noon March 28, Malosky Stadium. Gear drop off times: 3-7 p.m. March 27 and 8-9 a.m. March 28. Numbers given starting at 8 a.m., raffle for the first 10 spots to get in. 15% of the sale price is taken to promote outdoor education.
North Country Trail Association's Brule-St. Croix Chapter offers these events at 7 p.m. each night, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 1615 Winter St. in Superior. For more details, contact the North Country Trail Association's Brule-St. Croix Chapter through meetup.com/sscbhikers or email email@example.com.
- April 1: Hiking, Camping, and Running the North Country Trail. Learn about favorite sections of the trail to hike to scenic overlooks and unique campsites. The trail is used by recreational runners as well as organized trail races.
- April 15: Make Your Own National Park: Volunteering on the North Country Trail. North Country Trail Association volunteers build and maintain the trail, working in partnership with the National Park Service. Learn about upcoming trail projects and trail maintaining opportunities.
Courage Kenny offers these events. Go to allinahealth.org/adaptivesports for more information.
- Arrowhead Youth Games, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7, UMD Field House.
- Fishing Tournament, June 13. Driftwood Estates campground, Fish Lake.
- Annual Shoot for Fun, Sept. 11-23, Old Vermilion Trail Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays.