The Carlton County Historical Society will present Father Justin Fish of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet as guest speaker for a program at noon Friday, Sept. 13, at the CCHS museum in Cloquet. Interpreting the museum’s current exhibit, “Dressed in White,” Fish will talk about the use of the color white in the Catholic tradition and more. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free for CCHS members and children under 5. For more information, call 218-879-1938.
The public is welcome on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Finlandia Beach Club on Little Grand Lake, Saginaw for their annual meatball dinner. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.
55+ Driver Improvement Program
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center is offering a four-hour refresher course from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Moose Lake Schools, 413 Birch Ave. For registration information, call 1-888-234-1294 or visit www.mnsafetycenter.org.
Barnum American Legion, Auxiliary
The Peterson Westerberg unit will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Barnum Community Center. The Legion officers will meet at 6:30 p.m. with officer election at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. to finalize the Spaghetti Supper. New members are welcome. Call Darwin at 218-389-6005 with questions.
Carlton Area Senior Citizens
The Carlton Area Senior Citizens meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at Pine View Apartments in Carlton. New members are welcome. Call John Ciesielski at 218-878-4792 with questions.
Cloquet Senior Center
The Cloquet Senior Center is open to all area seniors with the following activities: Monday through Thursday — Pool; Tuesday — 500 and Hand and Foot; Thursday — Cribbage and Duplicate Bridge. Most activities are scheduled from 12:30-4 p.m. with the exception of pool, which is available all day. Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dial-a-Ride is available. Lunch is served by AEOA at 11:30 a.m. The center is available to rent; call Cloquet City Hall for details. A general meeting of the Senior Citizens Club is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18
Support the ongoing Clothing Drive for monies used to support Minnesota veterans programs. Clothing and other useable clean items may be dropped off at Harold’s Service Station in Carlton and TJ’s Country Corner in Mahtowa.
McGregor Y.O.T. Dances
The McGregor Young Old Timer dances are held from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of every month featuring various old-time bands and a light lunch served by the McGregor VFW Post 747, located near the tracks. Call 218-768-3500 for more information.
Memory Loss Support Groups
Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia? The Memory Loss Support Group offers a time of education and peer support for family caregivers. Groups meet on the third Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake (call Gerene at 310-6807), or from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Cloquet Public Library (call Candi at 218-348-5668).
Preparing for the Journey Ahead
This educational program of information and inspiration is available for individuals dealing with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or memory disorder. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Proctor Community Center. Preregistration is required; call 218-733-2560. There is no charge to attend.
Retired Men’s Group
The Carlton County Retired Men’s Group will not meet in September. The next meetings will be Oct. 9 and Oct. 23 at noon at the Cloquet VFW.
Senior Citizens Dance
The Cloquet Senior Citizens dances are held from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Cloquet VFW. Music is provided by Lorren Lindevig and his orchestra. Everyone is welcome.
Young Old Timers
The next dance will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Cromwell Park Pavilion, with entertainment by “Andy and Stu.” For questions, call Carolyn at 218-310-8357.
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