Calendar: July 30-Aug. 11Event listings are free and run until the date passes. Send your information to chronicle@lcnews chronicle.com, or call 834-2141.
- Join astronomers from the University of Minnesota as they share their telescopes and knowledge of the heavens, 8:30-10 p.m. Meet at Lady Slipper Lodge at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Other naturalist programs will run from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Silver Creek Town Hall dance/social, 7-11 p.m. Bring a treat to share, a friend and your dancing shoes.
- Fridays in the Park concert: TJ Trio, 7 p.m., bandshell in Thomas Owens Park, Two Harbors.
- Come to Tettegouche State Park and have the University of Minnesota Astronomy Department take you on a tour of the night skies, 8:30-10 p.m., Tettegouche State Park. More, call 226-6365.
- “Biking into the North Shore’s Past” guided bike ride on Gitchi Gami State Trail between Gooseberry and Split Rock Rivers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., meet at Gooseberry Falls visitor center parking lot. Nine miles round-trip, bring your own bike, helmets required. Special one-time event. Other naturalist programs run from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Present-ation on Lake Superior shipwrecks at 8 p.m.
- 100th Anniversary of the first lighting of the beacon at Split Rock Lighthouse. Lighting ceremony at 8:35 p.m., fireworks at 8:55, beacon lit until 9:45.
- Loren Lindevig polka service, 9:30 a.m., Bethlehem Lutheran.
- “If These Falls Could Talk” presentation, 8 p.m., Lady Slipper Lodge at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Other naturalist programs will run from 1:30-3 p.m.
- Memorial Blood Center drive, Vision Pro Optical 1028 Seventh Ave. Call 834-5703 schedule an appointment.
- Grandma’s Nine-Hole Golf Scramble, coffee and registration at 9 a.m., Lakeview National. Tee time at 10 a.m., lunch to follow. To enter call Carlene at 834-4287 by July 29. All grandmas welcome.
- “Woodpecker Walk”, 2 p.m., Gooseberry Falls State Park visitor center. “Confessions of a Hiking Fanatic” presentation, 8 p.m., Lady Slipper Lodge at the park.
- Ragtime on the North Shore, 6-9 p.m., Community Center. Judy Olson and friends from the Lake Superior Ragtime Society, including Alex Sandor, UWS Department of Music. Joyful music by musicians who perform nationally. Free.
- “The Way of the Wolf” presentation, 8 p.m., Lady Slipper Lodge at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Other naturalist programs will run 2-4:30 p.m.
- Socially Active Seniors boat ride on St. Louis River, 9 a.m., followed by lunch at Perkins. Call 830-0600 to reserve.
- Homesteaders meeting and sing-a-long with Cindy Gritzmacher, 12:30 p.m., Duluth Town Hall on Homestead Road. Everyone welcome.
- Discovery of unknown factors on a landscape project will often necessitate a change of plans, 6 to 7 p.m., Two Harbors Public Library. Kit Sitter (a Lake County Master Gardener) and Don Sitter, owners of Maple Ridge Landscape, will discuss the library’s new courtyard project and the planning and re-planning that went into it. They will also talk about other landscape projects and answer questions during the program. Free.
- Pre-concert taco dinner, 6-7:30 p.m., United Church, across the street from Thomas Owens Park. $5 per plate.
- City Band concert, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Owens Park. Betty Barthman directing. Performances include “Proud Heritage March,” “Bells Across the Meadows,” “Moonlight Serenade,” and “Pastels.”
- “Fascinating Fungi” with author and naturalist Larry Weber, 10 a.m., Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center on Highway 61 at milepost 73. Take walk and learn to identify mushrooms of the North Shore. He is a retired teacher and author of several books including “Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods.” Free.
- Chmielewski Funtime Band performance, 1 p.m. opening act Florian, Funtime Band starts at 2 p.m., Thomas Owens Park Band Shell. It’s a collaborative fund-raiser with the American Legion. Suggested donation is $5.
- Grace Zemlin’s 100th Birthday open house for friends and family, 2 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
- Digital Photography Bridge to Nature Teacher Workshop, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center on Highway 61.