Make a Difference
• Memorial Blood Centers will offer the following blood drives across the Northland. Call (888) GIVE-BLD (448-3253) or go to mbc.org for eligibility guidelines and to schedule an appointment.
Today: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nashwauk Emergency Medical Services, 2 Hawkins Ave.
Monday: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mesabi East High School, 601 N. First St. W., Aurora.
Monday: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Chisholm High School, 301 S.W. Fourth St.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Luke's hospital, 915 E. First St., Duluth.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Minnesota Sex Offender Program, 1111 Highway 73, Moose Lake.
Wednesday: 8-11 a.m., Enbridge Energy-Superior City Center, 1409 Hammond Ave.
Thursday: noon to 4 p.m., Solon Springs High School, 8993 E. Baldwin.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., UnitedHealthcare, 4316 Rice Lake Road, Duluth.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arrowhead Promotion, 1105 S.E. Eighth St., Grand Rapids.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pine River-Backus High School, 810 First St. W., Pine River.
• Our Saviors Lutheran Church's Let's Buy a Farm carnival fundraiser is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1924 Wyoming Ave. in Superior. There will be food, a petting zoo and more family fun. Proceeds go toward the purchase of farm animals for hunger relief. For questions, call (715) 394-3472.
• Dubh Linn Brew Pub will host The Art of Life crafts fundraiser from 5-8 p.m Thursday at 109 W. Superior St. in Duluth. The event will feature local artists and their crafts, art demonstrations, live music by Mark Blom, and half-priced wine from family vineyards. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kare Packs, a group that delivers backpacks filled with essentials to homeless people throughout Minnesota. To participate in the crafts sale, contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Miller-Dwan Foundation is raising $2 million for Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. Funds raised will assist Solvay patients unable to pay for hospice and palliative care. Donate at mdfoundation.org. Call Miller-Dwan at (218) 786-5829 or email@example.com for information.
• Hibbing High School auditorium restoration community fundraising committee is raising money to restore and upgrade the high school's auditorium, which was built in 1920 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. So far, $2.5 million has been committed to the $3.1 million project slated to begin in June. Make a donation at hibbing.k12.mn.us/auditorium-restoration-project. Call Hibbing Public Schools at (218) 208-0849 for information.
• Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores seeks volunteers to perform trail work on various mountain bike trails this week.
Monday: 5-7 p.m., Spirit Mountain bike trails. Meet in the parking lot at 8551 Grand Ave.
Monday: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lester River Park. Meet at 61st Avenue East and Superior Street.
Tuesday: 5:3707:30 p.m., Hartley Park. Meet in Hartley Nature Center parking lot, 3001 Woodland Ave.
• Carlton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse seeks volunteer riding members to help promote peace and public relations with the community, and assist the sheriff in certain emergencies. Volunteers must have skilled horsemanship, sportsmanship and model safety practices within the community. Apply by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Harbor House Crisis Shelters seeks volunteers to help run its two shelters for a few hours during the weekends. Volunteers sit and visit with house guests, garden, perform yard work, watch a movie or bake with the kids, or do repairs. Volunteers with capabilities pertaining to electrical, carpentry, drywall, plumbing and furniture repairs would be especially helpful. Contact Kathy Thompson at (715) 392-4157 or email@example.com.
• St. Louis County Historical Society seeks volunteer gallery attendants for the Ojibwe Gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through the end of the summer. Volunteers receiving training about the art, history and culture of the exhibit. Applications are available at 506 W. Michigan St. in Duluth, online at thehistorypeople.org, or by contacting Samantha Tubbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 576-3114.
• Age Well Arrowhead seeks volunteers to act as homemakers or chore-laborers for clients. Volunteer homemakers perform or assist with laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation and clean up, medication reminders and home office assistance. Training is provided. Volunteer chore-laborers perform or assist with lawn mowing and trimming, snow shoveling, leaf raking, window and wall-washing, yard or garden seasonal preparation, garage organizing and cleaning, moving and rearranging furniture, interior and exterior touch-up painting. Volunteers are supervised and required to pass a background check. Call (218) 623-7805 or email email@example.com for information.
• American Legion Post 262 seeks new volunteers, veterans and active-duty military to mentor youth and advocate patriotism and devotion to fellow service members in the community. Legion volunteers help run American Legion baseball, Boys' and Girls' State and programs, post-prom parties, scholarships, pool teams, a winter cribbage league, a smear league and veteran service projects. Call (218) 879-3204 or visit the clubroom at 1216 Cloquet Ave. in Cloquet for details.