Thursday, August 26

Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Barnum Senior Center, 3794 Main St., Barnum. Refreshments will be served. Participants who have received their COVID-19 vaccinations are preferred.

Friday, August 27

Bee still 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 learn some mindfulness activities. There is limited capacity and registration is required in advance. The sign-up deadline is 10:30 a.m. the day of the walk. Attendees can register by calling 218-673-7006 or emailing Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us. While events in Jay Cooke State Park are 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.

Lil’ PEEPS: Hoot Owl, 4-4:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Children ages 2-5 years old will meet Hoot Owl, a master of disguise. They will also read a book, learn about owls and engage in some owl activities. The group will meet at the amphitheater behind the park office.

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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.

Saturday, August 28

Celebrate Native American Stories, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cloquet Forestry Center. The Cloquet Public Library and the Cloquet Forestry Center host story strolls from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring “The Forever Sky” by Thomas Peacock and “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” by Kevin Noble Maillard. Storytelling by Thomas Peacock and Betsy Albert-Peacock will take place from 10:30-11 a.m. A book giveaway will happen from 10 a.m. to noon.

Geology walk, 10:30-11 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.

Wicked Plant Walk, 1-1:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. On the half-mile walk, participants will discover plants that have a rather evil reputation. The group will meet at the amphitheater behind the park office.

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.

Sunday, August 29

Thomson Pioneer Cemetery Tour, 10-11 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.

Monday, August 30

Kids' yoga, 10:45-11:15 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The Cloquet Public Library sponsors the free event for children ages 3-13. If it rains, the event will be held at the library. The session will be led by Carolyn Ripp of Nest Wellness Studio. Caregivers with young children are encouraged to participate. Those who attend should bring a mat or a towel.

Tuesday, August 31

Story Stroll, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The Cloquet Public Library hosts a story stroll of Lois Ehlert’s book “Eating the Alphabet." Story time at the park will be held from 10-10:30 a.m. Families who can't make story time can visit the park anytime from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to participate in the story stroll at their convenience.

Music Together Demo Class, 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The class is hosted by the Cloquet Public Library.

Friday, Sept. 3

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 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. Attendees can register by calling 218-673-7006 or emailing Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Bee still story walk, 10:30-11 a.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 learn some mindfulness activities. There is limited capacity and registration is required in advance. The sign-up deadline is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Attendees can register by calling 218-673-7006 or emailing Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us.

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.

Campfire program: Owls of Minnesota, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will learn about the silent hunters of the night. 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.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Junior naturalists: River animals, 4-5 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. The group will meet behind the River Inn Interpretive Center. Children will learn about the amazing adaptations of beavers, otters, insects and other river creatures. They will also make a craft during the program.

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Medicare fraud awareness and prevention class, 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m., virtual. Senior LinkAge Line will host two Medicare fraud awareness and prevention classes. Those who attend will learn about detecting, preventing and reporting Medicare fraud; avoiding potential COVID-19 fraud and scams; and more. They will also learn how to understand their Medicare Summary Notices and other Medicare-related documents. The free course is offered online through Microsoft Teams. To register, go to the “Classes, Workshops and Trainings” page at arrowheadaging.org, or call the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433.

Friday, Sept. 10

Light up the Night 5K Run/Walk, 7 p.m., Washington Elementary School, Cloquet. A 1K will start at 7 p.m. with a 5K to follow. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LUTN5.

Recurring events

Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Alano Club, Cloquet; Fridays from 6-7:30 p.m., Alano Club, Cloquet. Call 877-767-7676 or visit naminnesota.org.

Riverview Toastmasters, Tuesdays, 7-8 a.m., Cloquet. The Aug. 31 meeting will be held at Pinehurst Park. Virtual option available. For more information visit 5429.toastmastersclubs.org.