Community Calendar: Mobile vaccination clinic, Thomson Pioneer Cemetery tour, support group for new moms

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Melodee Call gets ready to inject a syringe with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine into a patient Friday afternoon, April 2, at St. Luke’s in Duluth. (Jed Carlson /

Thursday, June 17

Mobile vaccination clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 612 12th St., Cloquet. Anyone over age 18 is eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. The one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available. People are welcome to register in advance online at . Walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Carlton County, among other agencies.

Sunday, June 20

Thomson Pioneer Cemetery Tour, 11 a.m., cemetery parking lot. The public is invited to learn more about the history of the people buried at the cemetery inside Jay Cooke State Park. The tour will be led by state park staff. While the tour is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Tuesday, June 22

The Nesting Place, 1-2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, via Microsoft Teams. Free support group for new moms with infants up to 1 year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. It doesn't matter where you delivered your baby. Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Robey from CMH Raiter Family Clinic. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or .

Coney and brat fundraiser, 3-6 p.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St. The Cloquet American Legion Auxiliary will host the event, with all proceeds going to support local veterans. Orders will be ala carte. The menu includes coneys for $3, brats for $4, hot dogs for $2 and French fries for $2.

Niibidoon: Relationship Weaving, 6-8 p.m. The online conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion across Carlton County will be held every fourth Tuesday. This session is titled “Find your voice, leading for change.” To learn more or to register, go to Anyone with questions can contact Mandi at 218-384-8670.


Wednesday, June 23

Ruby’s Pantry, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1705 Wilson Ave., Cloquet. Registration, 9:45 a.m.; food bundles available, 10-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Cloquet area churches.

Friday, June 25

Biking the Munger Trail tour, 9-11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. People are invited to bring their bikes and ride with the park’s naturalist to learn about some of the history along the Willard Munger BIke Trail. Registration is required. Call 218-673-7006 or email to register. While the tour is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Sunday, June 27

Free pet microchipping, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Park, 508 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Northern Lakes Rescue, the Cloquet Police Department and the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office are hosting the free event. Residents of Carlton County can have their dogs or cats microchipped on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, with a limit of three pets per household. People will need to provide proof of residency using a valid photo ID. Other low-cost services will be available, including nail trims and vaccinations. People who live outside of Carlton County can attend, but will have to pay $20 per pet. More information, including a registration form , can be found at under the “News/Information” tab.

Thursday, July 1

Tech & Coffee, 9-11 a.m., Chickadee Coffeehouse, 3691 Alan Syverson Dr., Barnum. Barnum Community Education will host Tech & Coffee. Participants can learn how to use their cell phones, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, Laptops, social media and more. There is no need to register. Drop in anytime during the session for help. Anyone with questions should contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or .

Disabled American Veterans brat wagon, Premiere Theatres parking lot, Cloquet.

Friday, July 2

Disabled American Veterans brat wagon, Premiere Theatres parking lot, Cloquet.


Saturday, July 3

10th Annual Kaleb Anderson Glow Run/Walk, Cromwell Park Pavilion. Check-in 7 p.m.; run 8:45 p.m.; fireworks 9:45 p.m. Wear a glow-in-the-dark outfit. Glow sticks, music, face painting, hot dogs, cotton candy and pulled-pork sandwiches. Cost $25 for age 11 and older; $15 for age 10 and under. T-shirts included with preregistration. Register at .

Sunday, July 4

Cloquet Sawdust 5K and Lavonna Prevost 1 Miler, 8 a.m. Pinehurst Park. Bib pickup starts at 6:30 a.m. The loop course starts at the park, travels through the neighborhoods of West Cloquet and finishes at the park. Awards go to the top three overall male and female winners and age division winners. Presented by the Milltown Miler's Running Club. Proceeds benefit the Cloquet High School activities fund and Cloquet Fourth of July celebration. More info at .

Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten is the regional editor for Duluth Media Group, overseeing the Cloquet Pine Journal and the Superior Telegram.
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