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Community Calendar: Senior dance, Jay Cooke State Park events and more

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

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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. 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.

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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.

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.

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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 Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to noon, in front of Premiere Theatres, 904 Minnesota 33, Cloquet.

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.

Why are the Rocks Tilted? Geology Walk, 10:30-11 a.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. Register by calling 218-673-7006 or by emailing carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us .

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.

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.

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Sunday, June 5

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.

Junior Naturalists: Monarchs are Art, 1-2 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, meet behind the River Inn Interpretive Center. Children who attend the program will learn about the life cycle, migration and special roles of the monarch. They will also complete a creative caterpillar craft.

Monday, June 6

Zoomobile, 10-11 a.m., Cloquet Public Library.

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, June 7

Pop-up Storytime and Wagon Ride, 10-11 a.m., Cloquet Forestry Center.

Wednesday, June 8

Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention class, 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m., virtual. The Senior LinkAge Line will offer two classes on health care fraud, waste and abuse prevention. Attendees will learn how to detect and report potential errors, fraud and abuse; review potential fraud and scams targeting older adults; how to read a Medicare Summary Notice; learn tips to help protect their Medicare beneficiary number; and how to protect-detect-report Medicard scams and fraud. The course is offered online using the Microsoft Teams platform. To register, go to www.arrowheadaging.org/classes-workshops-trainings or call the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433.

Pop-up Storytime and Wagon Ride, 10-11 a.m., Cloquet Forestry Center.

CPL Book Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Thursday, June 9

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 10

Japanese Drum Performance, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Performance by TaikoArts Midwest.

Why are the Rocks Tilted? Geology Walk, 10:30-11 a.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. Register by calling 218-673-7006 or by emailing carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us .

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

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.

Saturday, June 11

Carlton County Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to noon, in front of Premiere Theatres, 904 Minnesota 33, Cloquet.

Lady’s Slipper Walk, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 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.

Discovery Table–Geology Rocks! 1-3 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, set up in front of the River Inn Interpretive Center. People interested can stop by anytime during the two-hour window to hear mini-talks about the rocks of the park. Attendees will learn about the stories left in stone that trace the natural and historical events that happened here.

Sunday, June 12

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.

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. Register by calling 218-673-7006 or by emailing carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us .

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.