Things to Do
Get information at the Aging Together Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Proctor Area community Center, 100 Pionk Drive. Free.
Attend a free talk by Kevin Quarmby, assistant professor of English at St. Scholastica, on "Re-Wrighting Shakespeare: A Scholarly Journey," 3:40 p.m. today, Tower Hall Room 41198, St. Scholastica. Call (218) 723-6075.
Enjoy the Duluth Rising Festival, beginning at 4 p.m. today and at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Bayfront Festival Park. Features hot air balloons, craft brew village, Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth family kity fly, Peyton List from the Disney TV show "Bunk'D" and "Jessie" and performances by Madill Performing Arts Center and the Duluth Playhouse. Go to kernkompany.com for times.
Attend the 34th annual Chester Bowl Fest, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway. Features food vendors, activities for families, farmer's market, live music and more. Rain date: Sunday. Go to chesterbowl.org/fall-fest/.
Go to Engwall's Corn Maze, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, 4749 Hermantown Road, Hermantown. Tickets: $8 for adults, $7 for ages 2-11 and free for younger children. Go to engwallscornmaze.com.
Come hungry to Mojakka Day, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sampo Beach on Grand Lake, 7095 Saginaw Road, Saginaw. Hosted by Sampo Association. Tickets: $8 for adults, $4 for children.
Duluth Preservation Alliance 38th annual Historic Properties Tour is being offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tour five historic gems around Zenith City. Tickets: $20; available at duluthpreservation.org or at Fitger's Inn lobby, 600 E. Superior St. beginning at 10 a.m. day of the event.
Don't miss Party in the Park, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Leif Erikson Park. Features food vendors, yard games, live music with the Latelys and bubble fun zone. Free. RSVP at www.asweeteventus.com.
- Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road, Duluth, offers a 39-room mansion and 7 acres of formal gardens and working vegetable gardens. Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with tours offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visit www.glensheen.org or call (218) 726-8910.
- Duluth Children’s Museum, 115 S. 29th Ave. W., Duluth, offers programs and exhibits for children and families. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.playduluth.org or call (218) 733-7543.
- Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., includes Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans’ Memorial Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit www.duluthdepot.org or call (218) 727-8025.
- Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior, offers exhibits, events and history theater. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call (715) 392-8449 or go to www.douglashistory.org.
- Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, models a number of habitats from the Great Lakes and around the world. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit glaquarium.org or call (218) 740-3474.
- Lake Superior Zoo, 7210 Fremont St., Duluth, is the only zoo in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. It features a wide variety of animals and educational displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit www.lszooduluth.org or call (218) 730-4500.
- North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Go to www.northshorescenicrailroad.org or call (218) 722-1273 for details.
- The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad, The River Train, offers tourist excursion rides along the St Louis River. The 1946 Switch Engine and 100+ yr old coaches provide a leisurely trip over part of the 1870s tracks into Duluth. Offered 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (218) 624-7549 or go to www.lsmrr.org for tickets.