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Community Calendar: Halloween events, craft shows and more

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Thursday, Oct. 27

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

Young Old Timers Senior Dance, 1-4 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion. This will be the last YOT Senior Dance for the year featuring Jerry's One Man Band.

Friday, Oct. 28

Annual Fall Country Store Sale, 3-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St., Cloquet. The Cloquet VFW Auxiliary will host its annual Fall Country Store Sale. Attendees can purchase baked goods, treats, canned goods, and more, as well as participate in a raffle. Cream of chicken with wild rice soup and chili will be available. The $7 cost per person includes breadsticks.

Chilloween, Cromwell Park Pavilion. Students from grade 6 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) can attend the event from 6-8 p.m., followed by students in grades 7 and up from 8:30-10 p.m. There will be snacks, music, dancing, games, costume contests and face painting. The older kids will be able to play bean bags, as well. Students can also bring their own already-carved jack-o-lanterns to enter a contest. The event will be held indoors; children will not be allowed to wander outside or go to the playground. Parents whose children violate go outside will be contacted. Volunteers and donations are needed to make this a fun, free event. Please message or call Brenda at 218-390-4570 or Jackie at 218-838-6275 to volunteer or donate!

Halloween Spooktacular, 6-8 p.m., Encore! Performing Arts Center and Gallery, 2035 Minnesota Highway 33 S., Cloquet. The County Seat Theater will present its annual Halloween Spooktacular in the back parking lot. Following a drive down Spooktacular Alley, attendees can enjoy concessions, treats for children, free hot chocolate, a silent film, Skaryoke and additional Halloween activities. The event is family-friendly and open to the public. The suggested donation for tickets is $5 per person or $20 per car, with proceeds going toward new LED lighting for the theater’s 2023 season.

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Saturday, Oct. 29

Autumn Splendor Craft and Vendor Show, 9 a.m., Black Bear Casino Resort, Carlton. Vendors and crafters will fill more than 100 booths at the event. Parking and admission are free.

Battling Buckthorn, 10 a.m. to noon, Jay Cooke State Park. Members of the public are invited to help manage invasive buckthorn. Participants will learn how to identify, remove and replace buckthorn, which has harmful effects on trees, wildlife and native landscapes. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather; to wear long-sleeved clothing and sturdy shoes; and to bring a water bottle, lunch, gloves and safety goggles (if you have them). Tools will be provided. Attendees should meet at the River Inn Visitor Center. The rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1-3 p.m. Register in advance at https://forms.gle/wzfrSSPRgUonHmx57 . Anyone with questions can contact Lori Seele at lori@stewardshipnetwork.org or Alyssa Bloss alyssa.bloss@carltonswcd.org .

Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cromwell Fire Hall. Community members can safely dispose of any unused medications at the event.

Battling Buckthorn, 1-4 p.m., Pine Valley Park, Cloquet. Members of the public are invited to help manage invasive buckthorn. Participants will learn how to identify, remove and replace buckthorn, which has harmful effects on trees, wildlife and native landscapes. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather; to wear long-sleeved clothing and sturdy shoes; and to bring a water bottle, lunch, gloves and safety goggles (if you have them). Tools will be provided. Attendees should meet at the Pine Valley Ski Chalet. The rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register in advance at e: https://forms.gle/wzfrSSPRgUonHmx57 . Anyone with questions can contact Lori Seele at lori@stewardshipnetwork.org or Alyssa Bloss alyssa.bloss@carltonswcd.org .

Halloween Spooktacular, 6-8 p.m., Encore! Performing Arts Center and Gallery, 2035 Minnesota Highway 33 S., Cloquet. The County Seat Theater will present its annual Halloween Spooktacular in the back parking lot. Following a drive down Spooktacular Alley, attendees can enjoy concessions, treats for children, free hot chocolate, a silent film, Skaryoke and additional Halloween activities. The event is family-friendly and open to the public. The suggested donation for tickets is $5 per person or $20 per car, with proceeds going toward new LED lighting for the theater’s 2023 season.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Community Halloween Party, 2-5 p.m., Shooting Stars Dance, 1402 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Shooting Stars Dance hosts a free community Halloween party, featuring a glow dance party, a mini carnival, open gym play, snacks, a costume contest and more.

Monday, Oct. 31

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

Community Halloween Party, 5-7 p.m., Barnum Community Center, 3753 Front St., Barnum. Barnum Community Education, the city of Barnum, the Barnum Volunteer Fire Department, the Bomber Club and Little B’s Early Childhood Learning Center will host a free Community Halloween Party including games, prizes, candy, music, cookies and juice.

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Trick-or-treating, 5-7 p.m., Diamond Willow Assisted Living, 130 W. North Road, Cloquet. Community members are invited to attend a trick-or-treat event. Diamond Willow residents will have treats for children.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

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.

Operation Community Connect Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cloquet Armory. The United Way of Carlton County hosts its annual resource fair. More than 30 organizations will be on hand to provide information about resources in Carlton County, including veterans’ services, housing, child care, senior services, food access, education, mental health services, disability services, warrant resolution and more. There will also be a free lunch, coats, winter gear, blankets and prizes. Child care will be available. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call United Way at 218-879-8404.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

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.

Self Care with Chair, Chair Yoga for All, 11-11:45 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Carolyn Ripp will host the weekly Chair Yoga for All classes. Chair Yoga can increase flexibility, improve core strength and balance, reduce stress, alleviate pain and more. The practice can be helpful for people of all ages, including those who work at a desk or tend to sit for long periods of time. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing. No previous experience is needed.

Diabetes Prevention Program, 3 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet. Community Memorial Hospital is starting a Diabetes Prevention Program to help individuals learn how they can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. An informational meeting about this new program will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Diabetes classroom at CMH. Anyone who would like to attend this free meeting should contact Mary Kay Marciniak at 218-878-7661 or via email at mmarciniak@cmhmn.org .

Teen Tech, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Tech & Coffee, 9-11 a.m., Chickadee Coffeehouse & Deli, 3691 Alan Syverson Dr., Barnum. Barnum Community Education staff and Nathan Rimolde from RTS will be on hand to help people get their tech questions answered. They’ll be able to help with smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, laptops, social media, bluetooth and more. Coffee and tea will be available.

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Biochar Demonstration, 9 a.m. to noon, Cloquet Public Works Gravel Yard, 410 Armory Road, Cloquet. Members of the public are invited to attend a biochar demonstration. Organizers will use Oregon Kilns to make biochar from buckthorn collected at Pine Valley Park. Landowners and gardeners are welcome to come see how biochar is made and used to improve soils. Participants are encouraged to bring a bucket to collect some biochar to use at their properties. No registration is required. The event is hosted by the city of Cloquet and the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information contact Mercedes at 218-384-3511 or Carlton SWCD at (218) 384-3891.

Ping Pong and Air Hockey for Teens, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Friday, Nov. 4

Cromwell Area Community Club Hunter's Supper, 4-7 p.m., Cromwell Park Pavilion. Additional helpers are needed to prepare food, cook, bus tables, put out posters and more. Anyone interested in helping should contact Deb Switzer at 218-340-1968 or by email at debswitzer@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Red Bird Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cromwell-Wright School. Admission is $1 for those ages 13 and up; 12 and under are free. Admission fees will go to the Cromwell-Wright Student Council. Lunch will be served by the local Dollars for Scholars chapter.

Cloquet Moms Group 10th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Journey Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave., Cloquet. More than 40 crafters and vendors are set to participate in the event.

Monday, Nov. 7

Beginner’s D&D, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

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, Nov. 8

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.

Wednesday Nov. 9

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.

Self Care with Chair, Chair Yoga for All, 11-11:45 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Carolyn Ripp will host the weekly Chair Yoga for All classes. Chair Yoga can increase flexibility, improve core strength and balance, reduce stress, alleviate pain and more. The practice can be helpful for people of all ages, including those who work at a desk or tend to sit for long periods of time. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing. No previous experience is needed.

Sheila Packa Poetry Reading and Book Release Celebration, 3:30-5 p.m., Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College library or via Zoom. Poet and writer Sheila Packa will participate in a meet and greet at 4:30 p.m. followed by a reading of her book “Surface Displacements” at 5 p.m. Packa leads poetry and creative writing workshops in community settings. She has four books of poetry and edited the book “Migrations.” She served as Duluth’s Poet Laureate from 2010-2012. Visit the Facebook event page for more information or how to watch the event via Zoom.

Teen Tech, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Ping Pong and Air Hockey for Teens, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day dinner, 3 p.m. Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St., Cloquet. The Cloquet American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Day dinner with the assistance of the VFW Auxiliary. The turkey dinner with all the fixings will run from 3-7 p.m. This is a meal to-go. People will drive into the Cloquet VFW parking lot to order their meals, pay for their food and go. The Veterans Day dinner is free for veterans only, and available for a charge to people who are not veterans.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Annual Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 5609 Minnesota Highway 210, Cromwell. The bazaar will start at 9 a.m. with a Browse and Buy. The auction will kick off at 10 a.m. Coffee and treats will be served. There will also be a bake sale, arts and crafts and a white elephant item. The event supports the missions of the church's women's group.

Emily Ford presents “The Longest Way,” 10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Mojakka Supper, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1433 3rd St., Wright. The Lakeside Community Center hosts the event, which includes raffle drawings to raise money for the clubhouse. Raffles will start at 5:30 p.m.

Recurring events

A Nesting Place, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 1-2 p.m. Community Memorial Hospital/Raiter Family Clinic host the free group for new moms regardless of where their baby was delivered. The group meets virtually and offers a safe place to discuss all postpartum issues. It is facilitated by Dr. Natalie Krier. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or bgraden@cmhmn.org.

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.

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.

Get to Know Your Neighbor, Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Perch Lake Town Hall, 2779 Big Lake Road, Cloquet. Perch Lake Township residents and friends can stop into the Perch Lake Town Hall on Wednesdays for coffee, refreshments, cards, cribbage, a book exchange and more.

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 .

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