SUBSCRIBE NOW Just 99¢ for your first month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Community Calendar: Bright Star performance, library events and more

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

Pine Journal Community calendar graphic
Pine Journal community calendar
Gary Meader / Duluth News Tribune
We are part of The Trust Project.

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.

New Wine presents Bright Star, 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Admission for the show is $12 per person and includes dessert and beverage during intermission. Tickets are available at the church or online at newwine.ludus.com .

Friday, May 13

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

New Wine presents Bright Star, 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Admission for the show is $12 per person and includes dessert and beverage during intermission. Tickets are available at the church or online at newwine.ludus.com .

Saturday, May 14

Migratory Bird Day Walk, 8-9:30 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. Join the naturalists as they check out who’s flying through the park right now. The walk will be along a 1½ mile paved trail and is great for beginning birders. Binoculars will be provided. All programs are free, although a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is needed to enter. Vehicle permits can be purchased upon arrival at the park office are are $7 per day or $35 for one year. There are reduced price options for disabled veterans, Minnesota Tribal members and others, or if needed a pass can be checked out at some participating libraries.

ADVERTISEMENT

Spring Wildflower Walk, 1-2:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Join park staff on a 2-mile moderate hike to discover the many beautiful flowers of the park and how they can survive the varied weather of spring.

New Wine presents Bright Star, 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Admission for the show is $12 per person and includes dessert and beverage during intermission. Tickets are available at the church or online at newwine.ludus.com .

Sunday, May 15

New Wine presents Bright Star, 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Admission for the show is $12 per person and includes dessert and beverage during intermission. Tickets are available at the church or online at newwine.ludus.com .

Monday, May 16

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 17

Virtual Job Fair, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial Blood Centers will host a virtual job fair. To address the critical need for blood in the community, the organization needs to increase staff to meet the demand. MBC has numerous phlebotomy openings and is hiring phlebotomists with or without experience. To learn more or to sign up for an interview, visit indeed.com and search for “Phlebotomy Technician - Duluth, MN.”

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.

Cloquet Car Seat Clinic, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Area Fire District Station #1, 508 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Certified technicians will check your car seat and offer tips on how to keep your child safe in a vehicle. Inspections will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wednesday, May 18

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

Thursday, May 19

Carlton Community Cleanup, 8:30 a.m., Carlton. Carlton High School students will spend the morning raking yards for community members. Families must live within the city limits of Carlton. Please call Leola Rodd, 218-310-6065, to sign up ahead of time. If you would like to volunteer to help the students or donate supplies or lunch, please contact Leola. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Family Game Night, 5-7 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Friday May, 20

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

A Community Affair 2022: Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Cloquet Country Club, 400 Country Club Dr. Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation will host a wine and beer tasting fundraiser. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers, wine and beer tasting and raffle ticket sales. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a live auction followed immediately by raffle drawings. Tickets are $25 per person, $30 after May 6. Attendees do not need to be members of Cloquet Country Club to attend this event. For more information, call 218-878-7652. All proceeds support CMH in its commitment to provide comprehensive, convenient and community focused health care.

Saturday, May 21

The Log Jam, 7 a.m. Pine Valley Park, Cloquet. The endurance mountain bike event features options for people to compete for six or 12 hours solo, for six or 12 hours as part of a two-person team, or for six or 12 hours as part of team with three to six members. The cost to enter is $75 plus a service fee. The object of the race is to complete as many laps as possible on the 5-mile course. People who compete with teammates cannot be on the course with their teammates–they must enter a pit area to hand off their timing device like a baton to the next rider. A food truck will be on site, as well. Awards will be given. For more information or to register, visit www.tempotickets.com/LogJam22

Birdsong Walk, 8-9:30 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet at the Visitor Center parking lot. Join the naturalist to see who’s flying through the park. The walk will be along a 1½ mile paved trail and is great for beginning birders. Binoculars will be provided.

Spring Wildflower Walk, 1-2:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Join park staff on a 2-mile moderate hike to discover the many beautiful flowers of the park and how they can survive the varied weather of spring.

ADVERTISEMENT

Monday, May 23

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 24

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 Extension Meet Your Educator event, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Carlton Extension Office, 317 Chestnut Ave., Carlton. The Carlton Extension team has hired two new educators and invites the public to a meet and greet event to help welcome them. People are invited to stop by, tour the office and enjoy some light refreshments.

Wednesday, May 25

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.

Tinker Kids Drop-In After-School program, 3:30-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

23rd Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Encore Performing Arts Center, 2035 Frontage Road, Cloquet. The event will honor this year’s award recipients: Keith Swanson, Anne Dugan and Dr. Karissa Isaacs. It will begin with a social time and hors d’oeuvres with music, followed by the awards presentation.

Thursday, May 26

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.

Family Movie Night, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Friday, May 27

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

Saturday, May 28

Lady’s Slipper Walk, 1-2:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. This 2-mile moderate hike across the St. Louis River will lead to a scenic hillside of yellow lady’s slipper flowers.

Junior Naturalists: River Animals, 4-5 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet behind the River Inn Interpretive Center. Children who attend the program will learn about the adaptations of beavers, otters, insects and other river critters. They will also complete a fish printing craft.

Campfire Program–Black Bears of MN, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet at the amphitheater behind the park office. Attendees can discover the world of the Minnesota black bear and how to make their outdoor adventures more bearable. The program will have bench seating, but those who attend can bring a blanket or camp chair for comfort or social distancing.

Sunday, May 29

Why are the Rocks Tilted? Geology Walk, 1-1:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. The tilted rocks by the river have caused people to wonder and marvel at them for centuries. Join park staff on a short geology walk near the river and discover what powerful forces of the past shaped the tilted rocks. The walk is ¼ mile on a level, grassy surface.

Thomson Cemetery Tour, 4-5 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet in the cemetery parking lot. Join park staff on a tour of the Thomson Cemetery and discover the history behind the people buried there. The tour includes stairs from the parking lot to the cemetery.

Campfire Program–Owls of MN, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet at the amphitheater behind the park office. Learn more about the silent hunters of the night and how nature built a better mousetrap in the form of an owl. The program will have bench seating, but those who attend can bring a blanket or camp chair for comfort or social distancing.

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, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Villa Vista.

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, Wednesdays, 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.
The group blends vintage fashion with women's empowerment and hosts fundraisers to support the community.