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Community Calendar: Coney fundraiser, Pumpkin 5K and more

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Thursday, Oct. 20

Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet. Memorial Blood Centers hosts a blood drive at CMH.

American Legion Auxiliary Coney Fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St. The American Legion Auxiliary will host a coney fundraiser inside the Cloquet VFW. The cost is $5 for coneys and $1 for chips. A free dessert will be included with the purchase of a coney. All proceeds benefit the organization's local veterans programs.

Financial Class – Retirement strategies, accumulation, 6:30 p.m., Barnum High School Community Education Office, 3675 Carlton County Road 140, Barnum. The free workshop will cover investing concepts, tax planning considerations, market volatility and more. Todd Rengo of Greenstone Financial Group will lead the session. The deadline to register is Oct. 12. Register online at https://isd91.ce.eleyo.com/ . Contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or rolsen@isd91.org with questions.

Friday, Oct. 21

Vendor and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Vendor and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet.

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Pumpkin Run and Walk 5K, 10 a.m., Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The event is open to runners of all ages and abilities, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes or orange clothing. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The cost to register is $20 for adults and $12 for current students. Rates go up to $25 on Oct. 15. Online registration is available at https://tempotickets.com/pumpkinrun2022 . Participants can also register by mail in advance or on the day of the race.

Monday, Oct. 24

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, Oct. 25

Diabetes Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet. CMH hosts its annual Diabetes Health Fair in the facility’s ground floor classrooms. This free event will include health screenings, information on the latest in diabetes management and prevention, as well as giveaways and door prizes.

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, Oct. 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.

Carlton County Trailblazers 55 and Older Group, 11 a.m., Cloquet VFW, 201 Arch St. The Carlton County Trailblazers 55 and Older Group (formerly the Retired Men's Group) welcome men and women age 55 and older to their next luncheon meeting. The social hour will start at 11 a.m. followed by the meal at noon. The menu will be pork ribs and sauerkraut for $15. The guest speaker will be Al Cottingham, Cloquet City Planner. Members of the public are welcome.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 27

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

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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

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!

Saturday, Oct. 29

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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 .

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.

Friday, Nov. 4

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

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.

Ongoing events

Winter Coat Drive. United Way of Carlton County is hosting a winter clothing drive until Oct. 26. New or gently used coats, hats and mittens can be dropped off at the United Way, 807 Cloquet Ave; WKLK Radio, 1104 Cloquet Ave.; Cloquet Area Fire District, 508 Cloquet Ave.; Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 612 12th St.; or the Salvation Army, 316 Carlton Ave.

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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