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Community Calendar: Tech and Coffee, Hunter's Supper and more

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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.

Biochar Demonstration, 9 a.m. to noon, Cloquet Public Works Gravel Yard, 410 Armory Road, Cloquet. Members of the public are invited to attend a biochar demonstration. Organizers will use Oregon Kilns to make biochar from buckthorn collected at Pine Valley Park. Landowners and gardeners are welcome to come see how biochar is made and used to improve soils. Participants are encouraged to bring a bucket to collect some biochar to use at their properties. No registration is required. The event is hosted by the city of Cloquet and the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information contact Mercedes at 218-384-3511 or Carlton SWCD at (218) 384-3891.

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

Friday, Nov. 4

Cromwell Area Community Club Hunter's Supper, 4-7 p.m., Cromwell Park Pavilion. Additional helpers are needed to prepare food, cook, bus tables, put out posters and more. Anyone interested in helping should contact Deb Switzer at 218-340-1968 or by email at debswitzer@hotmail.com.

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.

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Cloquet Moms Group 10th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Journey Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave., Cloquet. More than 40 crafters and vendors are set to participate in the event.

Monday, Nov. 7

Beginner’s D&D, 3:30-5:30 p.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, Nov. 8

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 Nov. 9

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, 210 Arch St., Cloquet. 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 begin at 11 a.m., followed by a meal at noon. The menu will be lasagna for $15. The guest speaker is yet to be announced. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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.

Sheila Packa Poetry Reading and Book Release Celebration, 3:30-5 p.m., Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College library or via Zoom. Poet and writer Sheila Packa will participate in a meet and greet at 4:30 p.m. followed by a reading of her book “Surface Displacements” at 5 p.m. Packa leads poetry and creative writing workshops in community settings. She has four books of poetry and edited the book “Migrations.” She served as Duluth’s Poet Laureate from 2010-2012. Visit the Facebook event page for more information or how to watch the event via Zoom.

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Teen Tech, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Thursday, Nov. 10

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

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day dinner, 3 p.m. Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St., Cloquet. The Cloquet American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Day dinner with the assistance of the VFW Auxiliary. The turkey dinner with all the fixings will run from 3-7 p.m. This is a meal to-go. People will drive into the Cloquet VFW parking lot to order their meals, pay for their food and go. The Veterans Day dinner is free for veterans only (with Military ID), and available for $15 to people who are not veterans.

Veterans Day dinner, Carlton VFW Post #2962. A Veterans Day dinner will kick off with a program at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. All veterans eat free. Meals for guests are $12 each, $8 for children age 12 and under.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Annual Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 5609 Minnesota Highway 210, Cromwell. The bazaar will start at 9 a.m. with a Browse and Buy. The auction will kick off at 10 a.m. Coffee and treats will be served. There will also be a bake sale, arts and crafts and a white elephant item. The event supports the missions of the church's women's group.

Emily Ford presents “The Longest Way,” 10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Mojakka Supper, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1433 3rd St., Wright. The Lakeside Community Center hosts the event, which includes raffle drawings to raise money for the clubhouse. Raffles will start at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 14

Beginner’s D&D, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

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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, Nov. 15

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.

Cloquet Car Seat Clinic, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Area Fire District Station 1, 508 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Certified car seat technicians will check to make sure car seats are installed properly in vehicles. Inspections will be done on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Multimedia Production Day, noon, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Experience what FDLTCC has to offer in the creative field of digital storytelling including photography, audio, video, animation and more. The session will run from noon to 1 p.m.

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 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.

Teen Tech, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Tinker Kids After-School Program, 4-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Thursday, Nov. 17

CareerForce Help, noon to 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library conference room.

Birding in Northern Minnesota, 1-2:30 p.m., Carlton County Transportation Building, 1630 Carlton County Road 61, Carlton. Carlton County Extension hosts Margie Menzies of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory for a presentation on basic birding. She will cover equipment needed, birding etiquette, bird ID and preparing your landscape for winter bird visitors. The cost is $5 at the door. Children age 18 and under are free. Admission includes handouts and door prizes.

Giving Thanks and Veterans Feast, 5-7 p.m., Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Join FDLTCC to honor our veterans and give thanks.

Family Game Night, 5-7 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Financial Class – 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly, 6:30 p.m., Barnum High School Community Education Office, 3675 Carlton County Road 140, Barnum. The free workshop will cover five key retirement strategies to consider for a successful retirement in today’s world. The session will address the pitfalls that can derail a retirement plan if left unchecked. Todd Rengo of Greenstone Financial Group will lead the session. The deadline to register is Nov. 9. Register online at https://isd91.ce.eleyo.com/. Contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or rolsen@isd91.org with questions.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m. to noon, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3756 Fair St., Barnum. Baked goods and crafts will be available for purchase at the event.

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, first and third Wednesdays of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perch Lake Town Hall, 2779 Big Lake Road, Cloquet. Perch Lake Township residents and friends can stop into the Perch Lake Town Hall for coffee, refreshments, cards, cribbage, a book exchange and more. Registration for craft classes is also available.

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