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Community Calendar: Bingo, Senior Dance and more

To submit an event to the community calendar, email news@pinejournal.com.

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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.

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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.

Monday, May 2

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, May 3

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.

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.

Wednesday, May 4

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.

Chair Yoga for All, 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.

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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.

Snack Chat, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. REACH sponsors the weekly event for kids. Participants will make a snack and chat with others while they eat.

Cince de Mayo Celebration, 5-7 p.m., Cromwell Park Pavilion. The Cromwell Area Community Club invites everyone to their Cinco de Mayo celebration. The organization’s members will provide information on what the club is all about, but there is no obligation to join if you attend.

Friday, May 6

Ping pong and air hockey for teens, 4-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

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.

Drop-in Adult Craft - Tote Bag Decorating, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. RSVP 218-879-1531.

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."

Monday, May 9

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, May 10

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.

Vaccine clinic for kids ages 11-18, 3:30-5:45 p.m., Carlton County Community Services Building, 14 N. 11th St., Cloquet. The clinic will take place in the first floor public health office. There is no cost for children to get the vaccine. Insurance information will be collected and billed if the child is insured. There is no charge if the child is not insured or if insurance doesn’t cover the cost of vaccines. Vaccines available include Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), MenACWY (Meningococcal conjugate), HPV (human papillomavirus), COVID-19, flu. Attendees should wear a mask. Do not attend the clinic if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the clinic. Do not attend if you have been in contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 within five days of the clinic, if you are awaiting test results or if you have developed COVID-19 symptoms and are feeling ill. Registration is required. Visit www.co.carlton.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/3866/Vaccine-Clinic-for-MN-Kids-ages-11-to-18-PDF for more information and to register.

Digital Wellness for Teens, Tweens and Caregivers, 6-7:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The Carlton County Youth Collaborative will discuss digital wellness. Caregivers can attend with their child or come alone. A light meal will be served and child care will be provided for younger siblings or family members.

Wednesday, May 11

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.

Chair Yoga for All, 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.

Journey with Lilly: Raising a Child with Cochlear Implants, 4-4:45 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Katie and Jon Beck will share their journey into the deaf and hard of hearing world with their daughter, Lilly. The free program is for kids and adults. Participants will also learn Lilly’s favorite American Sign Language (ASL) signs, including the ABCs and some basic conversation, and enjoy an ASL name craft.

Thursday, May 12

Snack Chat, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. REACH sponsors the weekly event for kids. Participants will make a snack and chat with others while they eat.

Friday, May 13

Ping pong and air hockey for teens, 4-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

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.

What to read next
Katie and Jon Beck spoke at the Cloquet Public Library about their "Journey with Lilly," and the process of raising their daughter who has cochlear implants.
To submit an event to the community calendar, email news@pinejournal.com.
The group blends vintage fashion with women's empowerment and hosts fundraisers to support the community.