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Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center hosts two events

A Bevy of Brews & a Kettle of Fish Wolf Ridge fundraiser, Dec. 6

The Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center's second annual North Shore-area fundraiser, "A Bevy of Brews & A Kettle of Fish", will be held Dec. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth.

As the name implies, the event will focus on the great many tasty brews made by brewers in Duluth and on the North Shore. Bent Paddle Brewing Company, Fitger's Brewhouse, Lake Superior Brewing Company, Carmody's Irish Brewpub, Castle Danger Brewery, and Canal Park Brewing Company will all have stations where event attendees can sample fine ales and lagers. The hors d' oeuvres will once again be provided by Splashing Rock restaurant and Upper Lakes Foods, and attendees can expect some great live jazz by the Randy Lee Ensemble.

There will be raffle tickets available along with silent and live auctions featuring great getaways and locally-made outdoor gear. The auction will again be hosted by KBJR's Michelle Lee and auctioneer Gary Kovanen.

Proceeds will go to the Wolf Ridge School Scholarship Fund and toward the general operation of the center. Last year's event raised over $42,000 and was a key source of the more than $38,000 provided to area schools in the way of school scholarship support - a figure roughly twice that of the previous year!

Thanks to generous sponsorship support by area businesses, half of this year's ticket price will go to the scholarship fund. So even if you can't make it, buy a ticket, pass it on to a friend and know that you have helped send a student to Wolf Ridge.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. More information is available online at and tickets can be purchased by calling the Wolf Ridge office at 1-800-523-2733.

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Weekend, Feb. 7-9

Wolf Ridge will also be hosting its second annual Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Weekend, Feb. 7-9.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the Wolf Ridge experience on your own, with family or a group of friends. You will be amongst other outdoor enthusiasts who share your love of the northwoods. Other activity options include snowshoeing, ice fishing from an icehouse on Wolf Lake and swooshing along the candlelit ski trails of Raven Lake on skis. Finally, there'll be fireside snacks, laughs and libations with your party and the other guests, where stories will be told and memories made. Time on the Wolf Ridge ropes course and rock wall are included as is the use of Wolf Ridge skis & snowshoes. Meals are included Friday dinner- Sunday lunch.

The cost of the weekend is $130 for adults, $65 for 2-4 year olds. Children under 2-years old can come at no cost. Member donors may visit for details as this is a member-donor appreciation event.