Community Calendar: Veterans Day events, fall bazaar and more

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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.

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 Contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or 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.


Monday, Nov. 21

Story Book Walk, Barnum High School Nature Center. Barnum Community Education will host a story book walk from Nov. 21-28 featuring the book “How to Catch a Yeti” by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton. The free activity is available for people of all ages. Attendees are invited to grab their mud boots, wagons, snowshoes or boots and their whole family to enjoy the story books. The trail will be packed down for snowshoeing and walking this winter.

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. 22

Latest Rules for Fall Tax Planning, 6:30-8:30 p.m., virtual. Carlton County Extension will host a webinar for agricultural producers to discuss the latest rules and changes to expect for the upcoming tax year. Extension ag business specialist Rob Holcomb will discuss a variety of topics including charitable gifting, borrowing and lending tax issues, newly acquired farm assets, farm rental property and more. Registration is required. Register online at . For more information please contact Mercedes at the Carlton County Extension Office at 218-384-8681 or .

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

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 .

Riverview Toastmasters, Tuesdays, 7-8 a.m., Cloquet. For more information, visit .

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To submit an event to the community calendar, email
To submit an event to the community calendar, email
"Since 2001, we’ve been providing students in grades 2-6 with a safe, fun and educational after-school program. We’ve offered every class imaginable from making cribbage boards to snowshoeing to robotics and we’re still going strong," writes Vicki Radzak.