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Community Calendar: Carlton Community Cleanup, wine and beer tasting fundraiser and more

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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

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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.

Monday, May 23

Burgers & Bikes & Beer fundraiser, 6-8 p.m., Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill, Cloquet. The seventh annual Burgers & Bikes & Beer fundraiser will be hosted by the Sweet Spokes Cycling Team for the American Diabetes Association. The event is free to attend, open to everyone and family friendly. Meet members of the Sweet Spokes Cycling Team and have fun bidding on silent auction items donated by local businesses. All funds raised help in the fight against diabetes.

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.

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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

YOT Senior Dance, 1-4 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion. The event will feature Ted and Rose.

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.

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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.

Tuesday, May 31

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, June 1

Get to Know Your Neighbor, 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.

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.

Thursday, June 2

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.

Friday, June 3

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

Saturday, June 4

Carlton County Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m., Veteran’s Park Pavilion, 508 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. The annual plant sale is back and will include lots of perennials, vegetable starts, bulbs and more. Plants will be available for $2, $3 and $5. Local garden experts will be on hand to answer questions. This year will feature a white elephant table and a pollinator seed packet for the first 50 customers. The sale will start at 9 a.m. and go until it’s sold out. Please be advised that plants usually sell out quickly.

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.

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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.