Friday, June 25

Biking the Munger Trail tour, 9-11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. People are invited to bring their bikes and ride with the park’s naturalist to learn about some of the history along the Willard Munger Bike Trail. Registration is required. Call 218-673-7006 or email carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us to register. While the tour is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Sunday, June 27

Free pet microchipping, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Park, 508 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Northern Lakes Rescue, the Cloquet Police Department and the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office are hosting the free event. Residents of Carlton County can have their dogs or cats microchipped on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, with a limit of three pets per household. People will need to provide proof of residency using a valid photo ID. Other low-cost services will be available, including nail trims and vaccinations. People who live outside of Carlton County can attend, but will have to pay $20 per pet. More information, including a registration form, can be found at www.cloquetmn.gov/ under the “News/Information” tab.

Thursday, July 1

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Tech & Coffee, 9-11 a.m., Chickadee Coffeehouse, 3691 Alan Syverson Dr., Barnum. Barnum Community Education will host Tech & Coffee. Participants can learn how to use their cell phones, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, Laptops, social media and more. There is no need to register. Drop in anytime during the session for help. Anyone with questions should contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or rolsen@isd91.org.

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

Meet the Trees, 11-11:30 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will get to know the trees on a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Capacity is limited and there is no advance registration. Park officials urge those who wish to attend to arrive early. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Friday, July 2

A Mindful Bicycle Ride, 9-11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Join the state park naturalist on a mindfulness-based observation bike ride. Participants will calm their minds along the trail, focus on their surroundings and learn about the flora and fauna. Attendees will need to bring their own bike and helmet. Registration is required. Call 218-673-7006 or email carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us to register. While the ride is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

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

Black Bears of Minnesota Campfire program, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will learn about the Minnesota black bear and how to make their outdoor activities more “bearable.” The program will be held at the amphitheater behind the park office. Bench seating is available, but attendees may bring a blanket or camp chair for comfort or social distancing. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Saturday, July 3

Geology walk, 1-1:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. The tilted rocks by the river have caused people to wonder and marvel at them for centuries. On this short geology walk near the river, participants will discover what powerful forces form the past shaped these tilted rocks. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Bugs and Blooms Pollinator Walk, 4-4:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will take a half-mile walk around the park visitor center grounds to discover the pollinators that make the park’s beautiful blooms possible. Participants are asked to meet at the amphitheater behind the park office. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

10th Annual Kaleb Anderson Glow Run/Walk, Cromwell Park Pavilion. Check-in 7 p.m.; run 8:45 p.m.; fireworks 9:45 p.m. Wear a glow-in-the-dark outfit. Glow sticks, music, face painting, hot dogs, cotton candy and pulled-pork sandwiches. Cost $25 for age 11 and older; $15 for age 10 and under. T-shirts included with preregistration. Register at https://bit.ly/34EEKI3.

Minnesota Timber Wolves Campfire program, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants can learn more about the wolves of Minnesota, including information about their daily lives and how wolves work together as a pack for survival. No registration is required. Bench seating is available, but attendees may bring a blanket or camp chair for comfort or social distancing. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Sunday, July 4

Cloquet Sawdust 5K and Lavonna Prevost 1 Miler, 8 a.m. Pinehurst Park. Bib pickup starts at 6:30 a.m. The loop course starts at the park, travels through the neighborhoods of West Cloquet and finishes at the park. Awards go to the top three overall male and female winners and age division winners. Presented by the Milltown Miler's Running Club. Proceeds benefit the Cloquet High School activities fund and Cloquet Fourth of July celebration. More info at tempotickets.com/sawdust2021.

Friday, July 9

Geology walk, 1-1:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. The tilted rocks by the river have caused people to wonder and marvel at them for centuries. On this short geology walk near the river, participants will discover what powerful forces form the past shaped these tilted rocks. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Saturday, July 10

Biking the Munger Trail tour, 9-11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. People are invited to bring their bikes and ride with the park’s naturalist to learn about some of the history along the Willard Munger Bike Trail. Capacity is limited to 10 people, and registration is required. Call 218-673-7006 or email carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us to register. While the tour is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Bugs and Blooms Pollinator Walk, 1:30-2 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will take a half-mile walk around the park visitor center grounds to discover the pollinators that make the park’s beautiful blooms possible. Participants are asked to meet at the amphitheater behind the park office. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Black Bears of Minnesota Campfire program, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will learn about the Minnesota black bear and how to make their outdoor activities more “bearable.” The program will be held at the amphitheater behind the park office. Bench seating is available, but attendees may bring a blanket or camp chair for comfort or social distancing. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Sunday, July 11

Thomson Pioneer Cemetery Tour, 11 a.m., cemetery parking lot. The public is invited to learn more about the history of the people buried at the cemetery inside Jay Cooke State Park. The tour will be led by state park staff. While the tour is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Ferns of the Forest Walk, 1-2 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will take a walk to learn about some of the park’s 15 fern species. While the walk is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.