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Community Calendar: Minnesota Athletes in the Olympics, Tech & Coffee, animal shelter meeting and more

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Barnum Community Ed Tech & Coffee
Marilyn and Dwayne Ehalt get advice from Roxy Olsen-Hurst and Courtney Siekert at the latest Tech & Coffee event at Chickadee Coffee House in Barnum on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.
Teri Cadeau / Duluth News Tribune

Thursday, Jan. 27

Minnesota Athletes in the Olympics with Minnesota author Patrick Mader. The Arrowhead Library System hosts Mader for a free program offered at 10:30 a.m. at the Cloquet Public Library and at 3:30 p.m. at the Carlton Area Public Library. Mader has written two books, "Minnesota Gold" and "More Minnesota Gold," featuring compelling stories told by more than 100 Minnesota athletes participating in the Olympics, World Championships and World Cups from 1948 to the present. Mader will present a multimedia program as he shares the fascinating in person conversations he had with the athletes. The free program is an hour long and reccomended for adults and high schoolers. The program, sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Thursday, Feb. 3

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.

Animal shelter meeting, 6 p.m. Carlton VFW, 124 Chestnut Ave., Carlton. The leadership group advancing the idea of a Carlton County animal shelter invite members of the public to attend their meeting. All are welcome.

Friday, Feb. 4

Creative Memories Beat the Winter Blues Crafters' Weekend, 4-10 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. This event will focus on scrapbooking, but is open to any kind of crafting. Community members are invited to bring their projects for uninterrupted work time and plenty of work space. No matter what their craft is, all are welcome to come. The event is open to the public. Registration is $15 and reserves a table for your use. Coffee, punch and water will be provided. Please sign up by emailing Deb Carter at debcartercm@aol.com .

Saturday, Feb. 5

Creative Memories Beat the Winter Blues Crafters' Weekend, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. This event will focus on scrapbooking, but is open to any kind of crafting. Community members are invited to bring their projects for uninterrupted work time and plenty of work space. No matter what their craft is, all are welcome to come. The event is open to the public. Registration is $25 and reserves a table for your use. Coffee, punch and water will be provided. Lunch will be served at noon. Please sign up by emailing Deb Carter at debcartercm@aol.com .

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Tuesday, Feb. 8

Digital Wellness for Teens, Tweens and Caregivers, 6-7:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The Carlton County Youth Collaborative will discuss digital wellness. Caregivers can attend with their child or come alone. A light meal will be served and child care will be provided for younger siblings or family members.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention classes, virtual. The Senior LinkAge Line will offer two classes, one from 10-11:30 a.m. and the other from 2-3:30 p.m. Attendees will learn how to detect and report potential errors, fraud and abuse; review potential fraud and scams targeting seniors; how to read a Medicare Summary Notice; tips to protect their Medicare benificiary numbers; and how to protect, detect and report Medicare scams and fraud. The class is offered online through Microsoft Teams. To register go to facebook.com/pg/arrowheadaaa/events or call the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433. The program is free to attend.

Thursday, Feb. 17

Land Development and Water Quality Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Cloquet Public Library. Carlton County Zoning and Environmental Services and the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the workshop, which includes presentations offering information on property development regulations in the county with a focus on shoreland and wetland properties. The workshop is aimed at giving professionals who on the properties a good base of information to feel confident that local and state rules are complied with. Attendees will be placed on a list of contractors available to landowners through Carlton County Zoning and Environmental Services, as well as Carlton County SWCD. A complimentary lunch will follow the workshop. There is no fee to attend the session. However, registration is required. Register by visiting carltonswcd.org/land-development-workshop or by calling Alyssa Bloss at 218-384-3891.

Growing Healthy Landscapes for Bees and Other Pollinators, 2-3:30 p.m., Carlton County Transportation Building, 1630 Carlton County Road 61, Carlton. Carlton County Master Gardener Kathy Rahkola will share her expertise on the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and what plants people can incorporate into their landscapes to help them thrive. Alyssa Bloss of the Carlton County Soil and Water Office will also share information on how the SWCD can help people plant pollinator habitats in their yards and throughout their property. The presentation is free. Call 218-384-3511, ext. 1, or email rustx048@umn.edu to register.

Saturday, Feb. 19

Father/Daughter Dance, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion. The FCromwell Area Community Club will host a Father/Daughter Dance. Advance tickets are $20 per couple, $5 for each additional girl. Tickets will be $25 per couple, $5 for each additional girl at the door. The night includes music, dancing, food and fun. Contact Jackie at 218-838-6275 for tickets or further information.

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. to 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, Thursdays, 6 p.m., Wright Seniors.

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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, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., senior building.

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