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.

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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

Coney and brat cookout fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW Parking Lot. The American Legion Auxiliary is hosting the cookout fundraiser. Refreshments are available ala carte with all proceeds going to support local veterans. Coneys are $3 each; brats, $4; hot dogs, $2; and French fries, $2. The cost includes dessert with every purchase.

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.

Thursday, July 22

A Mindful Bicycle Ride, 9-11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. During a mindfulness-based nature observation bike ride, participants will pause at several locations along the trail to calm their minds, focus on their surroundings and learn about the flora and fauna they are peddling past. The ride is about 6 miles round trip on the Willard Munger State Trail. Attendees must bring their own bicycles and helmets. There is limited capacity and registration is required in advance. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, July 21. 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.

Friday, July 23

A Mindful Phenology Walk, 9-10 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. During this naturalist-guided mindfulness walk, participants will practice mindfulness activities and use their sense to observe the beauty of nature. There is limited capacity and registration is required in advance. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, July 22. 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.

The Lost Forty music concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. People who wish to attend the concert should meet in front of the River Inn Interpretive Center. The Lost Forty crafts arrangements of rare old folk songs entwined with the history of Minnesota and the Great Lakes. Seating for the concert will be on the lawn. Those who attend are encouraged to bring a blanket or a chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside the picnic shelter at the River Inn Interpretive Center. 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 24

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, July 29

FDLTCC Hot Summer Nights Concert series, 7-9 p.m., FDLTCC amphitheater. Whiskey Trail performs. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or cushions to sit on. The concerts will be held rain or shine.