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Community Calendar: Earth Day celebration, Firewise workshop and more

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Thursday, April 21

Bird-themed Family Game Night, 5-7 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The evening will feature the board game Wingspan as well as bird bingo.

Saturday, April 23

Earth Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to noon, Cloquet Public Library. People of all ages are invited to attend. The free event will feature a kids clothing swap, DIY no-sew T-shirt bag, grow your own cucumber seedling and more. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit countyseattheater.com/guest-performances/ for more information and to order tickets.

Buddy Holly tribute show, 7 p.m., Encore! Performing Arts Center, 2035 Highway 33 South, Cloquet. David K and his band will rock Buddy Holly's hits, singing fabulous harmonies and offering up excellent musicianship. The cost is $20 per person. Visit countyseattheater.com/guest-performances/ for more information and to order tickets.

Sunday, April 24

Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, 2 p.m., Moose Lake Community School Auditorium, 4812 Co. Road 10, Moose Lake. Agate Encores Community Concerts presents the Mesabi Sympony Orchestra. Tickets are available from any Agate Encores board member or online at www.agateencores.org . The cost is $15 per person or $5 per student. Current CDC guidelines will be followed.

Roy Orbison tribute show, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 2035 Highway 33 South, Cloquet. David K offers a matinee of endless Roy Orbison hits. The cost is $20 per person. Visit countyseattheater.com/guest-performances/ for more information and to order tickets.

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Monday, April 25

Teen Reads, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The library's teen librarian will read aloud chapters from a current book. Snacks are provided.

Tuesday, April 26

Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library, Join Ms. Keiko as she sings songs and reads a story. The program is designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Between the Lines Book Club, 3:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The club will discuss “The Miniaturist” by Jessie Burton.

Workshop for Artists and Creatives, 5-7 p.m., Common Ground Coffee Bar & Deli, 103 Avenue C, Cloquet. The city of Cloquet and Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community have announced a second round of funding for Artists on Main Street Programming to revitalize Cloquet's Historic West End Business District. Funds are available for artists and creatives to create installations or plan emerging activities in the district. Those who attend the workshop will be eligible to apply for a grant, can learn more about what artists and creatives did in the West End last year and will have the opportunity to network. Register to attend at oacc.us/programs/west-end-flourish/. Anyone with questions should email Lori Peterson at lori@oacc.us .

Learn to Become Firewise Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The workshop will feature the Minnesota Firewise Program and how the program can help homeowners reduce the wildfire risk to their properties. Registration is requested. Please call Sam at the Carlton SWCD at 218-384-3891 or go to www.carltonswcd.org and click on the Upcoming Workshop Registration Link to register.

Cover Crops Field Days, 7 p.m., Located at farms in Holyoke, Wrenshall and Cromwell. Registration is not required, but you can call the Carlton SWCD at 218-384-3891 to hear more information about this event and to get the farm addresses for each day of the tour.

Wednesday, April 27

Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library, Join Ms. Keiko as she sings songs and reads a story. The program is designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Carlton County Trailblazers 55 and Older, 11 a.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St. The Carlton County Trailblazers 55 and Older Group (formerly the Retired Men’s Group) welcome men and women 55 and older to their luncheon meetings. This will be the final meeting of the season. The social hour starts at 11 a.m., followed by a meal at noon. The menu will be creamy Italian chicken for $10 per person. The guest speaker will be Cindy Slater, director of the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency. Members of the public are welcome.

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Self Care with a Chair, 11-11:45 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Led by Carolyn Ripp, chair yoga can increase flexibility, improve core strength and balance, reduce stress and pain, and more. It can be beneficial not only for seniors but for anyone who has desk work and/or tends to sit for a long period of time. Those who attend the free event should come in comfortable clothing. No previous experience is needed.

Tinker Kids Drop-in After-School Program, 3:30-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The event is geared for children in grades K-6. Attendees can drop in any time. A snack will be provided.

Cover Crops Field Days, 7 p.m., Located at farms in Holyoke, Wrenshall and Cromwell. Registration is not required, but you can call the Carlton SWCD at 218-384-3891 to hear more information about this event and to get the farm addresses for each day of the tour.

Thursday, April 28

Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Barnum Senior Center, 3794 Main St., Barnum. Bingo will be held at the Barnum Senior Center. Refreshments will be served.

Senior Dance, 1-4 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion. The senior dance will feature music by Jerry’s One Man Band.

Snack Chat, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Lego Robotics Showcase, 4-7 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Cover Crops Field Days, 7 p.m., Located at farms in Holyoke, Wrenshall and Cromwell. Registration is not required, but you can call the Carlton SWCD at 218-384-3891 to hear more information about this event and to get the farm addresses for each day of the tour.

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Friday, April 29

Trash, Treasure, Craft & Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Barnum Senior Center, 3794 Main St., Barnum.

Rummage and Plant Sale, 3-7 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 5609 Minnesota Highway 210, Cromwell. The women of Bethany Lutheran will host their annual rummage and plant sale. Good, clean and gently used donations can be dropped off any time.

Cloquet High School presents "Puffs," 7 p.m., Cloquet High School. Tickets for the Cloquet High School's spring play are $10 for adults and $5 for students or senior citizens. Buy tickets online at www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64283.

Saturday, April 30

Rummage and Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Bethany Lutheran Church, 5609 Minnesota Highway 210, Cromwell. The women of Bethany Lutheran will host their annual rummage and plant sale. Good, clean and gently used donations can be dropped off any time.

Trash, Treasure, Craft & Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Barnum Senior Center, 3794 Main St., Barnum.

Spring Guided Bird Walk with Amy Simso Dean, 10 a.m. to noon, Cloquet Forestry Center. Amy Simso Dean will lead a guided bird walk focused on the spring migration of birds at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Simso Dean has been birding for over 25 years. She founded MYBirdClub, a birdwatching program for kids, and co-founded The Kestrels, an inclusive birding group for women. She also works part-time at The Raptor Center. As much as she loves birding, she really loved getting people excited about birds and birding. Space for the walk is limited. Please call 218-879-1531 to reserve a spot.

Carlton High School presents "Check Please," 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Encore! Performing Arts Center, 2035 Highway 33 South, Cloquet. Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. "Check Please" follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse — until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students. Visit countyseattheater.com/guest-performances/ for more information and to order tickets.

Bethesda Meatball Supper, 2:30-5:30 p.m., 204 5th St., Carlton. The meal includes Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, rutabagas, vegetables, homemade bread, coleslaw/relish tray, desserts including rice with fruit sauce. The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 5-10. Children under 5 years old are free. Takeout is available. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. Call 218-384-4501 for more information.

Masquerade: A Mardi Gras Event, 6 p.m. to midnight, Queen of Peace Catholic School, 102 4th St., Cloquet. Queen of Peace Catholic School hosts its biggest fundraiser. The event features food and drinks, a silent auction, a live auction, large and small raffles, music, dancing and more. Raffle prizes include $1,000 cash, two 10-foot stand up paddle boards, a Masterbuilt Smoker and a $400 gift card for meat to B&B Market. All proceeds benefit Queen of Peace Catholic School. Tickets are $30 at the door. They are also available in advance by calling 218-879-8516. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Cloquet High School presents "Puffs," 7 p.m., Cloquet High School. Tickets for the Cloquet High School's spring play are $10 for adults and $5 for students or senior citizens. Buy tickets online at www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64283.

Sunday, May 1

Cloquet High School presents "Puffs," 2 p.m., Cloquet High School. Tickets for the Cloquet High School's spring play are $10 for adults and $5 for students or senior citizens. Buy tickets online at www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64283.

Tuesday, May 3

Restore Your Shoreline Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Registration is required. Please call the Carlton SWCD at 218-384-3891 to learn more about how to restore your shoreline or to register for the workshop. Registration can be done online at www.carltonswcd.org by clicking on the Upcoming Workshop Registration Link.

Thursday, May 5

Tech & Coffee, 9-11 a.m., Chickadee Coffeehouse & Deli, Barnum. Barnum Community Education hosts the free event. Community members can drop in to get help with their cell phones, e-readers, tablets, laptops, social media platforms and more. Community education staff and Nathan Rimolde from RTS will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday, May 7

Mother’s Day Craft & Vendor Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cloquet Armory and Pine Tree Plaza. Handmade crafts will be featured at the Cloquet Armory and a mix of handmade and home-based businesses will offer products at the Pine Tree Plaza. Food will be available at both locations. The events feature 70 total vendors.

DAV BBQ Ride, 11 a.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St. The Carlton County Riders Club hosts a DAV BBQ ride. After hitting the trails, the group will return to the Cloquet VFW for BBQ and a raffle. The Carlton County Riders are sponsoring the "Rock Toss" game again at the White Pine River Bridge to raise money for the DAV. Find more information on the Facebook event page by searching "DAV BBQ Ride."

Recurring events

Cloquet Al-Anon, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m.,103 10th St., Cloquet. Closed meetings. The only membership requirement is that a friend or relative have a problem with alcoholism. Call 218-879-9884.

Clothing Depot, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., R-Tech Insulation Building, Minnesota Highway 73, Cromwell. No large loads will be accepted until further notice as the warehouse is full.

Cribbage, Thursdays, 6 p.m., Wright Seniors.

Gamblers Anonymous, Mondays, 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5 p.m.; Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 615 12th Ave., Cloquet. Use the parking lot entrance. For more information, call 855-222-5542.

Grief Support Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Pine Room at Community Memorial Hospital. This is a general grief support group that is most appropriate for adults. The group will be facilitated by Peggy Maki and questions can be directed to 218-879-4976.

Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Fridays from 6-7:30 p.m., Alano Club, Cloquet. Call 877-767-7676 or visit naminnesota.org .

Riverview Toastmasters, Tuesdays, 7-8 a.m., Cloquet. For more information, visit 5429.toastmastersclubs.org .

Wright Seniors, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., senior building.

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