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  • Sunday December 4 – 41st Annual Pikkujoulu (Finnish Little Christmas) The Lakehead Chapter of the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society hosts the 41st annual Pikkujoulu on Sunday December 4 at 12:30pm at the Downtown Holiday Inn 200 West 1st Street in Duluth.   A Finnish dinner will be served followed by a program. The program “Finnish Music to Stir the Heart” will be performed by Jeanne Doty, Johanna Salem and Dan Doty. Pikkujoulu will conclude with brief meeting, door prizes and singing. Tickets need to be prepaid on or before November 28th. Ticket price is $28 adult and $15 for children under 10. For tickets call Donna at 218-590-8655, or Anja at 218-380-0811 or email Arlene with any questions at tuck5080@yahoo.com. Parking will be free at the Holiday Inn ramp.
  • Sunday, December 4 – A World of Accordions Museum Holiday Concert at 1401 Belknap Street in Superior. Christmas music, ensembles and solos. Starts at 2 p.m. Donations encouraged.
  • Sunday, December 4 – Duluth Winter Village outside of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Get in to the holiday spirit. The outdoor winter market is free to attend and is family friendly. More than 50 local businesses will be set up in festive wooden cabins and in Pioneer Hall with their curated goods for sale. More details can be found at: https://www.wdio.com/front-page/local-news/duluth-winter-village-opens-december-3-4/
  • Wednesday, December 7 – 2022 Remembrance Dinner at the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Depot. The St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans Memorial Hall’s 2022 Remembrance Dinner will feature keynote speaker Brigadier General Daniel Gabrielli, who volunteered to lead “Operation Allies Welcome” which managed the resettlement of 7000+ Afghan refugees from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. It was a part of the massive, combined efforts of “Operation Allies Refuge” which evacuated over 70,000 persons from Afghanistan. Gabrielli described the experience as “the best deployment I’ve done in my whole 33 years. It was the most fulfilling.” The event is from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Depot.
  • Wednesday, December 7 – Country artist, Sherwin Linton, will be performing his Christmas show, Christmas Times A Comin’, at the West Theatre at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $18 to $23 depending on seating and are available at thewesttheatre.com. Doors for the show will open at 1:00pm. For over 35 years he and his wife Pam and their band “The Cotton Kings” have performed holiday Christmas shows throughout the mid-west. In 1986 Sherwin wrote and recorded a novelty anti-drunk driving song “Santa Got A DWI” which became a million selling record. The show includes a great variety of holiday favorites drawn from Sherwin and Pam’s vast repertoire developed through the years.
  • Wednesday, December 7 – Holiday Day of Caring for Head of the Lakes United Way. Head of the Lakes United Way’s Holiday Day of Caring is an annual community-wide event where hundreds of volunteers lend their time and talent to complete projects at nonprofits in the Northland. This years’ Holiday Day of Caring is dedicated to helping local partnering agencies gear up for winter and provides an opportunity for volunteers to spread holiday cheer. Volunteers will dedicate time to 15 local projects across the Northland including making shelter welcome kits (Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center), bundling holiday mail for heroes (American Red Cross), gift wrapping (for the Salvation Army), and many more projects! For more information on the Holiday Day of Caring, and to sign up to volunteer, visit their website at:
    https://hlunitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer/.
  • Thursday, December 8 – UW-Superior Music Department to host Symphonic Band and Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Thorpe Langley Auditorium, 1710 Weeks Ave. in Superior. The percussion ensemble will feature two Caribbean-style steel drum ensemble pieces by Texas-based composer, CJ Menje, as well as other traditional Mexican marimba ensemble pieces and music from Ghana. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students.  For questions or additional information, call (715) 394-8115. Event link: https://www.uwsuper.edu/calendar/symphonic-band-and-percussion-ensemble-concert_calendar651340692
  • Thursday, December 8 – Wendyl’s Wonderland at the Orr Center in Orr. Minn. from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. every Thursday – Saturday through December 23. Wendyl’s Wonderland is a lighted walking tour through a life-size children’s book about thinking and caring for others. A gift shop with local artisan goods accompanies the wonderland with a festival of trees to be auctioned off on Saturday, December 17. Read the story before you go, at www.wendylswonderland.com/about.   This is a free event, and donations are accepted. Money raised will help pay to heat the Orr Center a community’s resource for clothing from their thrift store which also helps families replace items lost due to fires or floods. A food pantry, a medical supply closet, an art gallery, and rooms for rent for various events.
  • Thursday, December 8 – The Jimmys will take the stage at The West Theatre and will sure get you on your feet and dancing. The high energy 7-piece blues band combines the seasoned keyboard and Hammond B-3 organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals, drummer Chris Sandoval – veteran of the Tommy Castro band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin’s finest bass guitarist John Wartenweiler, and an amazing 3-piece horn section featuring Pete Ross, Joe Goltz and Mike Boman. Tickets are $18 to $23 depending on seating and are available at thewesttheatre.com. Doors for the show will open at 6:00pm with performance at at 7:00 PM.
  • Friday, December 9 – The Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show returns to the DECC. Bring the kids to the Sea Lion Splash with multiple daily performances showcasing the talents of these amazing animals! One, action-packed weekend of family fun! December 9-11th. Hours: Friday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is a cost for this event. Details at arrowheadiceshow.com
  • Saturday, December 10 – The Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show to the DECC.  10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is a cost for this event. Details at arrowheadiceshow.com

  • Saturday, December 11 – The Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show returns to the DECC. Bring the kids to the Sea Lion Splash with multiple daily performances showcasing the talents of these amazing animals! One, action-packed weekend of family fun! December 9-11th. Hours: Friday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is a cost for this event. Details at arrowheadiceshow.com
  • Wednesday, December 14 – Northwoods Acupuncture and Wellness Center is sponsoring a Silent Auction and Raffle at ACU Clinic, 304 N Pokegama Ave. Monies raised will benefit ElderCircle. All are welcome to attend the night of food, raffles, silent auction items and more. From 4:00 – 7: 00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 15 – Wendyl’s Wonderland at the Orr Center in Orr. Minn. from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. every Thursday – Saturday through December 23. Wendyl’s Wonderland is a lighted walking tour through a life-size children’s book about thinking and caring for others. A gift shop with local artisan goods accompanies the wonderland with a festival of trees to be auctioned off on Saturday, December 17. Read the story before you go, at www.wendylswonderland.com/about.   This is a free event, and donations are accepted. Money raised will help pay to heat the Orr Center a community’s resource for clothing from their thrift store which also helps families replace items lost due to fires or floods. A food pantry, a medical supply closet, an art gallery, and rooms for rent for various events.
  • Saturday, December 17 – Festival of Trees to be auctioned off at Wendyl’s Wonderland at the Orr Center in Orr. Minn. from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wendyl’s Wonderland is a lighted walking tour through a life-size children’s book about thinking and caring for others. A gift shop with local artisan goods accompanies the wonderland. Read the story before you go, at www.wendylswonderland.com/about.   This is a free event, and donations are accepted. Money raised will help pay to heat the Orr Center a community’s resource for clothing from their thrift store which also helps families replace items lost due to fires or floods. A food pantry, a medical supply closet, an art gallery, and rooms for rent for various events.
  • Saturday, December 17 – Benefit for Kaelin Warner at Sideline Sports Bar, 217 W Lake Street in Chisholm from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Come and help Kaelin in her courageous battle with cancer. Money raised will be used to help with mounting medical bills and provide some semblance of financial peace during this difficult time. If you would like to donate a basket/prize please contact Dylan at Sidelines Bar. There will be a LOD Dart Tournament with sign up at 1 p.m. and play starts at 2 p.m. $10 per person, $500 ADD ON. There will be raffles, prizes and giveaways all day.