River conversation: 7 p.m. on November 9 Lake Superior Estuary, 3 Marina Drive, Superior. Subject: “Tell us what you like about the river”. Molly Wick, Margaret A. Davidson Scholar from the Lake Superior Reserve, will describe her study to help environmental managers understand how the community benefits from local lakes, rivers and streams and how this work could help make those benefits more accessible to all. Take the survey at z.umn.edu/waterwaybenefits. A panel of young people will tell their stories about why the Saint-Louis River is important to them. Refreshments provided. Future “River Talk” events will take place on January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, and May 10. The March conference will be held in conjunction with the Saint-Louis River Summit. For more information, go to go.wisc.edu/4uz720.
The Maasepan Puukko Knife Making Course: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12-13, Duluth Folk School, 1917 W. Superior St. Cost: $325. Call 218-310-0098 or visit duluthfolkschool.com.
Arrowhead Fly Anglers: 7:15 p.m., Clyde Iron Event Center, 2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Social time at 6:00 pm Speaker: Brian Borkholder, former Director of the Fisheries Program for the Fond du Lac Band, on “The cultural and ecological restoration of the sturgeon population in the Saint-Louis River”. Everyone is welcome.
Snowmobile Safety Day: 8:30 a.m. on January 7, Nightriders Clubhouse, 5186 Martin Road, Duluth. Instructor: Beth Wentlaff. Must be 11 years old before classes start and have completed the online course. Register by calling 218-590-7570 or emailing [email protected]
Snowmobile Safety Day: 9:07 Jan., Boomtown, 4483 Martin Road, Duluth. Instructor: Josh Carlson. Requirements: Must be 11 years old before the start of the course and have completed the online course. Lunch offered by Boomtown. Sign up by emailing [email protected]
Jay Cooke State Park Programs: 780 Minnesota Highway 210, Carlton. All nature walks and wildlife talks are free; a Minnesota State Park Vehicle Permit is required to enter. Vehicle permits can be purchased upon arrival at the park office. Cost: $7/day or $35/year. There are discounted options for disabled veterans, Minnesota Tribes, and others. For a complete schedule of events, go to dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/events.