Friday, Sept. 10

Harvest Festival, Cromwell Park, Cromwell. The annual event kicks off at 4 p.m. with a steak fry at the pavilion, followed by a meat raffle, quilt raffle, and live music from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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

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.

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Harvest Festival, Cromwell Park, Cromwell. A volleyball tournament will start the day at 9 a.m., followed by the Stand Still Parade and a 9/11 commemoration at 11:30 a.m. A pie social will be held at noon. There will also be kids' games, a scavenger hunt, live music, corn hole tournaments and food and craft venders. The day ends with a street dance from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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 or 218-879-1909 with questions and to register.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Harvest Festival, Cromwell Park, Cromwell. The final day of the event includes a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m., a community church service at 10:30 a.m. and a horse shoe from noon to 4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 13

Cloquet School District Retiree Coffee Party, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Dunlap Island Warming House, Cloquet. Retired Cloquet School District staff members are invited to share a morning of coffee, conversation and sweets in appreciation of their contributions to local children and the community. The Cloquet Educational Foundation hosts the event with refreshments provided by Gordy’s Hi-Hat and Warming House. Those who are interested in attending should RSVP by Monday, Sept. 6, to Jody or Karrie at 218-879-3806 or

Saturday, Sept. 18

Cloquet Public Library Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Officials will celebrate the new addition with music, art, food, authors and activities provided. Those who support the library will also be recognized.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Child car seat safety clinic, 10 a.m. to noon, Cloquet Area Fire District Station 1. Parents can stop by the station to have their child’s car seat inspected free of charge. A certified car seat safety technician will inspect the car seat. Parents will make any necessary adjustments to make sure the seat is properly installed. Child passenger safety clinics are held monthly at the CAFD on a first come, first served basis. For questions contact Sarah Buhs with the CAFD at 218-499-4258 or KaRee Lockling with Min No Aya Win Human Services Center at 218-878-2126.

Recurring events

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.

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

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

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

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.