Thursday, July 8

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.

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

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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.

Tuesday, July 13

The Nesting Place, 1-2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, via Microsoft Teams. Free support group for new moms with infants up to 1 year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. It doesn't matter where you delivered your baby. Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Robey from CMH Raiter Family Clinic. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or bgraden@cmhmn.org.

Wednesday, July 14

Medicare Fraud Awareness and Prevention classes, online, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Senior LinkAge Line is offering two classes for those interested in learning about detecting, preventing and reporting Medicare fraud; avoiding potential COVID-19 fraud and scams; and other scams targeting older adults. Information about how to read and understand Medicare Summary Notices and other Medicare-related documents will also be provided. The class is offered through Microsoft Teams. To register, visit www.arrowheadaging.org/classes-workshops-trainings or call the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433. The courses are free to attend.

Friday, July 16

Geology walk, 11-11:30 a.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, registration is required. To register, call 218-673-7006 or email Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us. There is no cost to attend. However, 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 17

Christmas in July Carnival & Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reliable Insurance Agency, 803 Carlton Ave., Cloquet. Reliable Insurance Agency is hosting the event to raise money for the Best Christmas Ever program. It features a rummage sale, craft vendors, carnival games, face painting, refreshments and a dunk tank. Attendees will also get the chance to have their photo taken with Santa.

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 to 15 people. Attendees can register by calling 218-673-7006 or emailing Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us. 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.

Ferns of the Forest Walk, 4-5 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will take a walk to learn about some of the park’s 15 fern species. The group will meet at the amphitheater behind the park office. 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.

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 18

Thomson Pioneer Cemetery Tour, 9-10 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.

Tuesday, July 20

Carlton County Garden Tour, 4-7 p.m. Join the master gardeners for a free, self-guided tour of five gardens in the Barnum/Moose Lake/Kettle River area. The tour is open to the public. Maps will be available after Thursday, July 1, at the Carlton County Extension Office, 317 Chestnut Ave., Carlton; the Carlton County Master Gardener Facebook page, the Carlton County Extension website; and at each garden on the day of the tour. The gardens include the following: 3779 Main St., Barnum; 3801 S. Lake Road, Moose Lake; Moose Lake Community Garden, 4812 County Road 10, Moose Lake; 3030 Hwy 73, Kettle River; and 3929 Birch St, Kettle River. Attendees can view the gardens in any order they choose.

Tuesday, July 27

The Nesting Place, 1-2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, via Microsoft Teams. Free support group for new moms with infants up to 1 year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. It doesn't matter where you delivered your baby. Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Robey from CMH Raiter Family Clinic. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or bgraden@cmhmn.org.