Thursday, May 27

Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program graduation, 2 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans brat wagon, Premiere Theatres parking lot, Cloquet.

Friday, May 28

“Finishing School,” Encore Performing Arts Center, Cloquet. County Seat Theater presents a comedy about older gents Al and Wizzer, who meet on a park bench every morning to read and mock newspaper obits. Their daily rituals — shooting the bull about sports, women loved and lost and the many annoyances of aging — are suddenly shaken up by the appearance of a friendly young woman and her flirty mom. More info at countyseattheater.com/2021-season.

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Cromwell-Wright High School graduation, 7 p.m.

Wrenshall High School graduation, 7 p.m.

Cloquet High School graduation, 6 p.m. in the football field. Five guests per student. Masks are not required.

The North Shore Adventure Park grand opening. The park offers rope-climbing challenges, obstacles and zip lines. Climbing Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. Live music Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. More details on the event and the park can be found at northshoreadventurepark.com.

Saturday, May 29

Why Are The Rocks Tilted?, 1-1:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton. Take a quarter-mile geology walk near the river to discover what powerful forces from the past shaped these tilted rocks. Grassy, level surface. Free. Registration required; email kris.hiller@state.mn.us or call 218-673-7005.

Campfire Program — Black Bears of Minnesota, 8-8:30 p.m. Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton. Although people rarely see them at the park, they are one of the most asked about animals. Discover the world of the Minnesota black bear and how to make your outdoor adventures more "bearable." Registration required; email kris.hiller@state.mn.us or call 218-673-7005.

“Finishing School,” Encore Performing Arts Center, Cloquet. County Seat Theater presents a comedy about older gents Al and Wizzer, who meet on a park bench every morning to read and mock newspaper obits. Their daily rituals — shooting the bull about sports, women loved and lost and the many annoyances of aging — are suddenly shaken up by the appearance of a friendly young woman and her flirty mom. More info at countyseattheater.com/2021-season.

Sunday, May 30

Spring Wildflower Walk, 1-2:30 p.m. Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton. Two-mile moderate walk to discover the many beautiful flowers of the park and how they survive the varied weather of spring. If the yellow lady's-slippers are blooming, the group will check them out. Most of walk is flat. There are rocks and hills to climb in the beginning to access the trail. Free. Registration required; email kris.hiller@state.mn.us or call 218-673-7005.

“Finishing School,” Encore Performing Arts Center, Cloquet. County Seat Theater presents a comedy about older gents Al and Wizzer, who meet on a park bench every morning to read and mock newspaper obits. Their daily rituals — shooting the bull about sports, women loved and lost and the many annoyances of aging — are suddenly shaken up by the appearance of a friendly young woman and her flirty mom. More info at countyseattheater.com/2021-season.

Memorial Day

CARLTON

VFW Post 2962, 124 Chestnut Ave.., Carlton, will leave the club at 7 a.m. Monday, May 31, and stop at:

  • 7:30 a.m. Eagle River
  • 7:55 a.m. Cromwell
  • 8:35 a.m. Atkinson
  • 9:15 a.m. Elim Lutheran
  • 9:45 a.m. Oak Lake
  • 10:10 a.m. Nickerson
  • 10:55 a.m. St. John's
  • 11:15 a.m. Carlton
  • 11:50 a.m. Flag raising at the post

CLOQUET

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3979 and Auxiliary, American Legion Post 262 and Auxiliary, Disable American Veterans Chapter 18 and Auxiliary, American Ex-Prisoners of War and Fond du Lac Honor Guard, will meet at the VFW, 210 Arch St., Cloquet. Bus departs at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 31, and stops at:

  • 8:15 a.m. Highway 210, Sawyer
  • 8:30 a.m. St. Mary and Joseph, Sawyer
  • 8:45 a.m. Holy Family Mission
  • 9:15 a.m. Maple Grove
  • 9:30 a.m. New Calvary
  • 9:50 a.m. Hill between old cemeteries, above Pinehurst Park
  • Short stop at VFW for 15 minute break
  • 10:20 a.m. Apostolic Church, Esko
  • 10:45 a.m. St. Mathew's, North Cloquet Road
  • 11:05 a.m. Pine River, North Highway 33
  • 11:30 a.m. Veterans Park

FLOODWOOD

The Floodwood VFW Post 8299 will host a Memorial Day service at 8 a.m. at Wright Park. Wes Heikkila, who died June 25, 2020, will be the honored veteran. Bring your American flags and wear red, white and blue.

Tuesday, June 1

Hwy 61 Parks Bingo begins. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visit a park, take a photo at the location and post it to your personal social media using the hashtag #oldhwy61parks. After you’ve visited five in a row for a successful BINGO, email a photo of your completed bingo card to oldhighway61MN@gmail.com.

Virtual storytime, 10-11 a.m., via facebook.com/cloquet.library and the Cloquet Public Library’s YouTube channel.

Thursday, June 3

“Finishing School,” Encore Performing Arts Center, Cloquet. County Seat Theater presents a comedy about older gents Al and Wizzer, who meet on a park bench every morning to read and mock newspaper obits. Their daily rituals — shooting the bull about sports, women loved and lost and the many annoyances of aging — are suddenly shaken up by the appearance of a friendly young woman and her flirty mom. More info at countyseattheater.com/2021-season.

Friday, June 4

Esko High School graduation. In the varsity gym. Pandemic safety protocols have been lifted.

Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Cloquet Country Club. Appetizers, beer and wine tasting, raffle tickets and live auction. Cost $25 per person or $30 after May 28 and at the door. For tickets, contact Laurie Korby at 218-878-7652 or lkorby@cmhmn.org.

Saturday, June 5

Critter Walk. Jay Cooke State Park, 11-11:30 a.m. Registration required: kris.hiller@state.mn.us. Free with a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit required to enter the park. Passes can be purchased upon arrival. $7/day or $35/12-months. Website: mndnr.gov/jaycooke.

“Finishing School,” Encore Performing Arts Center, Cloquet. County Seat Theater presents a comedy about older gents Al and Wizzer, who meet on a park bench every morning to read and mock newspaper obits. Their daily rituals — shooting the bull about sports, women loved and lost and the many annoyances of aging — are suddenly shaken up by the appearance of a friendly young woman and her flirty mom. More info at countyseattheater.com/2021-season.

Sunday, June 6

Bird Walk. Jay Cooke State Park, 8-9 a.m. Registration required: kris.hiller@state.mn.us. Free with a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit required to enter the park. Passes can be purchased upon arrival. $7/day or $35/12-months. Website: mndnr.gov/jaycooke.

“Finishing School,” Encore Performing Arts Center, Cloquet. County Seat Theater presents a comedy about older gents Al and Wizzer, who meet on a park bench every morning to read and mock newspaper obits. Their daily rituals — shooting the bull about sports, women loved and lost and the many annoyances of aging — are suddenly shaken up by the appearance of a friendly young woman and her flirty mom. More info at countyseattheater.com/2021-season.

Tuesday, June 8

First Cromwell Area Young Old Timers Meeting. At the Cromwell Park Pavilion, noon. Lunch will be served by club officers.