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

Carlton Daze. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., community garage sale; 5 p.m., kids’ fun races; 6 p.m., 28th annual Carlton Daze 5K Run/Walk, Carlton VFW Meat Raffle; 6:30 p.m., softball tournament at the Third Base Bar; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., live music at the Third Base Bar and Carlton VFW.

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.

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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

Carlton Daze. 8 a.m., volleyball tournament at the Third Base Bar; 9-11 a.m., pie baking contest at the Carlton Wellness Center community room; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., car show in front of the Carlton VFW; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., live music at the Third Base Bar and Carlton VFW.

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.

Sunday, July 25

Carlton Daze. 1 p.m., Carlton Daze Parade; 2 p.m., kids’ activities and root beer floats at the Carlton Fire Hall; 2 p.m., bubble dance party and Kids’ Coin Hunt at the DNR Park; 2-4 p.m., live Music at the Third Base Bar; 4-8 p.m., live Music at the Carlton VFW.

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

Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Barnum Area Senior Center, 3794 Main St., Barnum. Refreshments will be served. Vaccinations are preferred.

Bee calm story walk, 1-2 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. On this naturalist-led story walk for kids, participants will walk down a nature trail while listening to a story and learning some yoga stretches. There is limited capacity and registration is required in advance. The sign-up deadline is 10:30 a.m. the day of the walk. 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.

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.

Friday, July 30

Geology walk, 4-4:30 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, registration is required. To register, call 218-673-7006 or email Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us by 5 p.m. July 29. 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.