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Community Calendar: Talking Broadband, senior dance and more

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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.
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Thursday, March 24

Talking Broadband in Cloquet, noon, Common Ground Coffee Bar & Deli, 103 Avenue C, Cloquet. Join City of Cloquet staff to share your broadband stories, and to hear about results from the recent Cloquet Broadband survey and completion of the Blandin Broadband Communities Program. This will be the second of two meeting opportunities.

Cromwell Area Young Old Timers Senior Dance, 1-4 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion. Music by Florian Chmielewski.

Family Movie Night, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Friday, March 25

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.

Monday, March 28

Kids mural “BLOOM!”, 10-11:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Children of all ages are invited to join local artist to create an inspiring piece that will remind them to BLOOM within their community. Each child will help to decorate a puzzle piece that will be put together into a mural. The completed piece will be displayed at the library for everyone to enjoy! Registration is required. Call 218-879-1531 to register.

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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, March 29

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.

Advance Care Planning, 1:30-3 p.m., Carlton County Transportation Building, 1630 Carlton County 61, Carlton. What if a sudden illness or injury left you unable to speak for yourself? Who would you want to speak for you? What would you want them to know about your values and wishes? The free presentation by Wanda Paulsen of Essentia Health will offer resources for people interested in sharing their wishes with their loved ones. Attendees will learn vocabulary, reflect on their values, explore goals for treatment, choose a health care agent and take steps toward completing a health care directive. While the presentation is free, registration is recommended. Call 218-384-3511, ext. 1, or email rustx048@umn.edu to register.

Wednesday, March 30

Journey with Lilly: Raising a Child with Cochlear Implants, 10-10:45 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Katie and Jon Beck will share their journey into the deaf and hard of hearing world with their daughter, Lilly. The free program is for kids and adults. Participants will also learn Lilly’s favorite American Sign Language (ASL) signs, including the ABCs and some basic conversation, and enjoy an ASL name craft.

Thursday, March 31

Drop-In STEM Toys Petting Zoo, noon to 4:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Children can explore STEM toys including Magna-Tiles, Legos, Keva Planks, 3D Doodles, Kids Microscopes, coding toys and more. Attendees can drop in any time.

Create a Rain Garden Free Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Registration is requested. Call the Carlton SWCD office at 218-384-3891 or register online at www.carltonswcd.org.

Friday, April 1

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.

Monday, April 4

Teen Reads, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The library's teen librarian will read aloud chapters from a current book. Snacks are provided.

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Tuesday, April 5

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, April 6

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.

Self Care with a Chair, 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.

Tinker Kids Drop-in After-School Program, 3:30-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The event is geared for children in grades K-6. Attendees can drop in any time. A snack will be provided.

Thursday, April 7

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.

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

Friday, April 8

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.

Saturday, April 9

Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11 a.m., Sweetly Kismet Candy Store, 1707 Highway 210, Carlton. Children from ages 2-5 can take part in a free Easter egg hunt. The event will feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny, music, food, prizes and more. Registration is required by April 2. Call 218-460-9800 to register.

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Author Margi Preus presents “Spies and Scoundrels; True Stories of Ordinary Teens Accomplishing Extraordinary Things,” 10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by Sons of Norway Heimsyn Lodge 1-15, Cloquet.

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

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.

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