It’s time to dust, polish and update exhibits. Are you in?
The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association, in conjunction with the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, is hosting its annual spring cleaning day March 11 at 600 S. Lake Ave.
Volunteers — who will get a free lunch from Grandma’s for the effort — are needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duties include dusting, updating displays, polishing brass, checking electric equipment and helping the park rangers with special projects.
If you’re interested, call (218) 727-2497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free patient education program for people with seizure disorders and their families will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Lake Michigan Room of the Holiday Inn and Suites, 200 W. First St.
Dr. Richard Kanoff is presenter of the program on treatment options for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy. It’s sponsored by Cyberonics, a Texas-based medical devices company. He will talk about refractory epilepsy, available treatment options and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Reservations are not required but are appreciated. To register, call Krystal at (800) 332-1375, ext. 2729.
If you’re looking for a day-brightener from this seemingly endless winter, join the Coppertop musicians at the “Make a Joyful Noise” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Selections of vocal and instrumental music groups at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway, will range from the complex precision of a Bach fugue to a premiere arrangement of “We Are Called” that includes the Strikepoint bell choir, Tapestry band, organ and choir.
An offering will be taken to go toward improving the sanctuary sound system.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is inviting people from the Northland to join them for Epilepsy Awareness Day at the state Capitol.
Busing will be provided from the Kmart parking lot in West Duluth, leaving at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Participants will have a chance to share their stories with legislators. Breakfast will be provided on the bus and snacks on the way back, and meal vouchers will be provided to redeem for lunch.
To register or learn more, visit epilepsyfoundationmn.org/programs/adults/
advocacy/ or contact Lisa Peterson, outreach coordinator, at (218) 624-1330 or email@example.com.
The Duluth News Tribune’s “Art Gallery” feature in the Scrapbook section is looking for your original art pieces to showcase.
All an artist needs do is send a photo of his or her artwork with a short description of what type of medium (ink drawing, oil painting, watercolor, screen printing, etc.), name and what town the artist lives in.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Art Gallery, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802.
The Salvation Army wants you to donate to the Salvation Army food shelf during Minnesota FoodShare Month.
Minnesota FoodShare’s “March Campaign” is encouraging Northland residents to give to the local Salvation Army. Money goes further than foodstuffs, said Major Bill Cox, a Salvation Army spokesman.
“Each dollar goes a long way,” Cox said. “If you want to do the most good, a $10 gift to us will go further than purchasing $25 worth of groceries on your own.”
The reason, Cox said, is that through its network of retailers and food banks, the Salvation Army can purchase pallets of food for as little as 12 cents per pound, or purchase milk for less than $2 per gallon.
But, Cox says, if people are looking for a more tangible item to give, “peanut butter is perfect. We never have enough of it, and it’s always a welcome protein for families — especially kids.”
To donate financially, bring or mail a donation to the Salvation Army, 215 S. 27th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55806, or by phone by calling (218) 722-7934. Nonperishable food items can also be brought to the location listed above.
The UMD Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Ally Commission is sponsoring the Super Gay Cabaret 2014 at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on the UMD campus.
The show’s organizers are calling the musical extravaganza “pee-your-pants funny.” The show will feature a series of contemporary musical theater acts that celebrate sexual identity and gender expression “in all its diversity.”
The show is scheduled for 7:30 tonight and Friday night. Admission is $7 for students and $12 for nonstudents. For tickets, go to tickets.umn.edu/ UMDSFA/online or call (218) 726-8561.
The organizers warn that some of the material is recommended for adult audiences only. Also, they wouldn’t change the name to Super Gay CabarEh?, but it won’t hold Eh? back.
The Ruby’s Pantry Coppertop Food Distribution that was postponed due to last week’s snowstorm is back on for Thursday at First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop Church), 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and distribution follows at 5:30.
Minnesota anglers, remember that your 2013 Minnesota fishing license expires this Friday. The 2014 licenses are now on sale at license agents, online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at (888) 665-4236. All 2014 fishing licenses become effective Saturday.
Customers who purchase online with a smartphone won’t receive a conventional paper license. Instead, they’ll receive a text message or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.
Ice shelter permits for 2013 remain effective through April 30. Wisconsin’s 2013 angling licenses expire March 31.
While many of us may have been thinking of heading south this winter, the pastor of a church in Twig headed north — on his snowmobile.
Pastor Brad Shannon of New Life Covenant Church completed his nearly 2,000-mile ride from Twig to Churchill, Manitoba, at 6 p.m. on Thursday as planned, his wife, Brooke Shannon, said in a message via Facebook.
He had to backtrack a couple of times because of inaccessible routes, and he experienced cold weather, wind and snow and suffered minor frostbite, she wrote, “but all is well.”
Brooke Shannon and the couple’s three young children arrived in Churchill earlier after making the trip via a Chevrolet Suburban and by train after the road ended.
The journey, titled “New Frontier Expedition,” raised $23,000 toward the church’s drive to build a new home.
The family began their return journey on Saturday evening.