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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 7
Carlton County Republicans, 6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus building, 208 Avenue C, Cloquet. Speaker is Jason Stone from MACV speaking on veterans homelessness. There will be a hat and flag auction. For questions, call Tony Sheda at 218-384-4734.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 11
Blackhoof Firefighters Relief Association Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Elim Lutheran Church, 2077 County Road 6, Barnum. All are welcome! Cost is a free-will donation.
Bob Thompson Memorial Esko Sports Alliance Golf Tournament, 11 a.m., Cloquet Country Club. The cost to enter is $360 for a four-person team or $450 for a five-person team. Individuals who are members of Cloquet Country Club can register for $70, non-members can do so for $90. Golfers will receive lunch at the turn and a $10 gift card from The Buffalo House. The donation also includes green fees and two carts per group, although golfers can walk or use their own push carts. Registration is limited to the first 30 teams who sign up. All proceeds directly support Esko athletic programs. Contact Chad Stoskopf at email@example.com or 218-879-1909 with questions and to register.
Cloquet Al-Anon, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m.,103 10th St., Cloquet. Closed meetings. The only membership requirement is that a friend or relative have a problem with alcoholism. Call 218-879-9884.
Community Grief Support Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Community Memorial Hospital chapel, Cloquet. Call Mary Carlson at 218-348-1287.
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.
Tamarack Sno-Flyers Club, second Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Tamarack clubhouse. For questions and trail updates, call 218-768-SNOW.
The Nesting Place, second and fourth Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., via Microsoft Teams. The group is for mothers-to-be in their third trimester of pregnancy and moms with infants up to 1 year old. The free meetings are facilitated by a health care professional and focus on postpartum issues, including breastfeeding, anxiety, depression, sleep, relationships, exercise, nutrition and more. It doesn’t matter where you delivered your baby. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-Community Food Shelf, Fridays, 3-5:30 p.m., old trolley station, junction of Minnesota highways 73 and 210, Cromwell. Serves Cromwell, Tamarack and Wright. Volunteers and donations appreciated.
Wood City Quilters, 6-7:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Join fellow quilters sharing the love of the craft, monthly education and serving the local community through charitable donations. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month.