Jim Northrup, Vietnam veteran and Anishinaabe author, will give a presentation today at the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus.
Northrup has been recognized with numerous writing awards and is the author of five books.
The event is free and open to the public. The presentation will include a reading and will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Yellowjacket Union Great Room.
There are better ways to blast away Thanksgiving than shopping in a stampede that makes Pamplona look civil. Cruising by a house on East Third Street in Superior for a light show is one of them.
Rawlie Hart and his family, at 2830 E. Third St., Superior, have made it a mission of theirs to emulate some of the more elaborate lighting displays set to music that can be found on YouTube.
“That’s what got me going was the videos on YouTube,” Hart said. “I’ve always had a thing for Christmas lights.”
And while Hart readily admits there are more elaborate and impressive displays out there, his work is nothing to scoff at.
The Hart family has about 4,000 LED lights strung up on the roof, in the trees in the yard and festooning the bushes. Those lights are all connected to a 16-channel switch tied into a computer program that flickers and flashes along to music broadcast on a high-frequency radio channel, 106.5 FM.
The show features an assortment of music, from Christmas songs to Dubstep.
Hart said he wants to expand his light show, but it’s going to take some money. But, he’s not asking for any donations to view the show. All you have to do is drive by Sunday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m., or Friday and Saturday from 5-10:30 p.m. and tune in to 106.5 FM to catch the action.
The display will run until New Year’s Day night.
Lola’s hard-fought campaign is soon coming to an end, but there is still time for voters to make their mark on the Intuit Small Business Big Game Contest.
Of the thousands of small businesses vying for a chance to get their commercial on air for the Super Bowl, Locally Laid Egg Co. has consistently advanced with the help of online voters. But the game isn’t won yet, the voting will continue until 1:59 a.m. Monday. One vote per person, per day is allowed.
Locally Laid, owned by Jason and Lucie Amundsen of Duluth, have 2,500 chickens on property they own in Wrenshall.
It is Minnesota’s only commercial-scale, pasture-raised egg business. It was named one of four finalists earlier this month.
To vote for Locally Laid Egg Co, go to votelola.com. Lola is the acronym for Locally Laid and is the name of all their chickens. What happens if you don’t vote? Perhaps you’ll end up with some egg on your face.
Faith United Methodist Church, at 1531 Hughitt Ave. in Superior, is offering a free Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the trimmings at noon Nov. 28.
There might not be such a thing as a free lunch, but — it seems — there is such a thing as a free dinner.
The Northland Chapter of Grandmothers for Peace kicked off its 28th peaceful toy drive on Wednesday, and toys will be accepted until Dec. 20.
Unwrapped toys that promote nonviolent play can be donated at the following locations.
* Cathedral of Christ the King Church, 1111 Belknap St.
* Superior Public Library Children’s Room
* Take 2 Consignments, 1202 Belknap St.
* Superior-Douglas County YMCA, 9 21st St.
* UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center
* Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E.
* Explorations, 201 W. Superior St.
* DeWitt-Seitz Building/Taste of Saigon, 394 S. Lake Ave.
For more information, contact Jan Provost (715) 718-0710 or email email@example.com.
UMD Continuing Education will bring youth mental health first aid certification training to UWS on Nov. 9 at the Marcovich Wellness Center, Room 2440, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mental health first aid is a public education program that assists with classifying and reacting to signs of mental illness. The training is for amateur responders. No prior experience with mental health care is necessary.
Individuals age 16 and older are welcome to participate. The cost is $135 per person, which includes light refreshments but does not include lunch.
For more information or to register online, go to regonline.com/mentalhealthfirstaid2013.
Fairlawn Mansion: Haunted or not?
Go all Scooby-Doo on the Victorian-era mansion during the Superstition Tours at the old mansion-turned-children’s home. The lights are out for this tour, so BYOF (Bring your own flashlight).
Tours leave the gift shop at 7:30 p.m. today and Wednesday at the mansion at 906 E. Second St., Superior.
University of Wisconsin-Superior students will be opening their residence halls to Halloween trick-or-treaters from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
Students in Crownhart, Curran-McNeill-Ostrander, Ross and Hawkes halls along Catlin Avenue will have their halls decorated and ready to hand out treats to children up to sixth grade.
The new Link at Hawkes Hall, 2231 Catlin Ave., will have “child friendly” decorations to avoid scaring small children.
All children visiting the UWS campus for trick-or-treating must be accompanied by an adult. A residence hall staff member will guide the children through the halls during their visit.
The Tri-Lakes Civic Club’s annual soup supper is Sunday in Superior.
The all-you-can-eat supper is noon to 4 p.m. and includes homemade soup and pie. Admission is $6, but kids younger than 6 get in free.
The clubhouse is at 7872 S. County Road A.
The Superior Police Department will give away 100 free firearm safety kits to residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, a nationwide firearms safety education program.
Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.
The kits can be obtained from the front desk at the police department, 1316 N. 14th St., Suite 150, until the supply is gone. Only one kit will be distributed per person.