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Things to Do for Jan. 5, 2018

Kids skate at Bayfront Festival park in 2004. File / News Tribune

For the Family

Grab your skates and enjoy outdoor skating at Bayfront Festival Park. The rink is free to use and open daily, weather permitting. Ice skates, sleds, snowshoes and snow sculpting tools are available for use. Operating hours: 4-8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 1-8 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Looking for something unique? Shop at the Carlton County Historical Society collectibles and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, 406 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for ages 5-11 and free for younger children. Call (218) 879-1938.

Don't miss the 9th annual More Cowbell Event with Lake City Smokin' Section, 7 p.m. Thursday, Grandma's Sports Garden, Canal Park. This annual fundraiser raised money for Northern Lights Foundation. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $30. Go to

Get your tickets to "Calendar Girls," 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Jan. 13 as well as Jan. 18-20, The Underground, 506 W. Michigan St. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for students. Go to

Check out UMD's "Antigone," encore performances, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12-13, Marshall Performing Arts Center, Dudley Experimental Theatre. Tickets: $30 for adults, $15 for students. Go to


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 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 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit 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 5 p.m. daily. Visit 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

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 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 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit or call (218) 730-4500.

North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Go to or call (218) 722-1273 for details.