Something for Everyone
Drive down to Hayward Piecemakers quilt show, today and Saturday, Hayward Wesleyan Church, Highway 77 West. Carol Butzke, certified by the American Quilters Society as an appraiser of quilted textiles, will be conducting appraisals during the show. For a possible appraisal appointment, call Michelle at (715) 661-3575.
Head up to Ely for the annual Blueberry Art Festival, today through Sunday, Whiteside Park. Features live music, food, art from more than 260 artists and craftsmen and children’s activities. Go to ely.org/events/blueberry-art-festival.
Watch the Minnesota Ballet’s student summer showcase, noon today, Duluth Public Library plaza, 505 W. Superior St. Free. Call (218) 529-3742.
Don’t miss the Free Range Film Festival, 7-11 p.m. today and 2-5:30 p.m. as well as 7-11 p.m. Saturday, 909 County Road 4, Wrenshall. Go to freerangefilm.com for a schedule of films. Admission: $10 suggested donation.
North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Thorpe Langley Auditorium, Old Main, 1710 Weeks Ave., University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Take part in your neighborhood’s Neighborhood Night Out event and/or enjoy a concert by Superior Singers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St., Superior. Free.
Check out a performance of “The Ant and The Grasshopper” by CLIMB Theatre at these locations. Free. Go to facebook.com/alslibinfo.
•10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Silver Bay Public Library
•3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Two Harbors Public Library
•10:30 a.m. Aug. 5, Grand Marais Public Library
Get your tickets for “Day Out with Thomas,” Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13, North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St. Tickets: $20 for Thomas or $28 for Thomas and Percy combo. Call (866) 468-7630 or go to northshorescenicrailroad.org for details.
•Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road, Duluth, offers a 39-room mansion and 7 acres of formal gardens and working vegetable gardens. Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with tours offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visit glensheen.org or call (218) 726-8910.
•Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., includes Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans’ Memorial Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily to Labor Day. Visit duluthdepot.org or call (218) 727-8025.
•Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior, offers exhibits, events and history theater. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call (715) 392-8449 or go to douglashistory.org.
•Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, models a number of habitats from the Great Lakes and around the world. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit glaquarium.org or call (218) 740-3474.
•Lake Superior Zoo, 7210 Fremont St., Duluth, is the only zoo in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. It features a wide variety of animals and educational displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit lszooduluth.org or call (218) 730-4500.
•North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Go to northshorescenicrailroad.org or call (218) 722-1273 for details.
•Lake Superior & Mississippi Historic River Train, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 22, 7100 Grand Ave. Call (218) 624-7549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.