10th Annual Flavor of the North. Held at the Range Recreation and Civic Center starting at 5:30 p.m. All event proceeds will support United Way of Northeastern Minnesota's "Buddy Backpack Program", which provides supplemental backpacks full of nutritious, child-friendly food to at-risk youth. Participating area restaurants will prepare a menu item and demonstrate their food, atmosphere and customer service to event guests. Throughout the evening, attendees will vote for their favorite food in three categories: “Best Appetizer,” “Best Entrée,” and “Best Dessert” - by secret ballot. The event will conclude with the announcement of the “Best of the Best” award, determined by the most ballots received by a participating restaurant. Tickets to Flavor of the North will be on sale to the public for $50 per person with a limit of 400 attendees. In addition to sampling cuisine from across the Iron Range, those attending will enjoy a variety of wine and beer tastings along with a silent and live auction. For more info, 218-254-3329 or www.unitedwaynemn.org.