Thursday, Sept. 30

Story Stroll, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The Cloquet Public Library presents a free story stroll of the book “Hands Up!” by Breanna J. McDaniel. Families can read the story as they stroll through the park.

Bingo,, 12:30 p.m. at Barnum Senior Center. Refreshments will be available and there will be a quilt raffle. Vaccinations preferred.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Goodwill donation drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., B&B Market, Cloquet. All people who donate stuff during the event will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 meat bundle from B&B Market.

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One in a million, 2 p.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St., Cloquet. A fundraiser for Cloquet resident Kayla Gist will be held. The event includes raffles, a silent auction, music and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit Gist, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and is being treated at Mayo Clinic, and her family.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Trailblazer Mud & Mutts, Oct. 3-9. United Way of Carlton County hosts the virtual family-friendly event that allows participants to run, walk, hike or bike a 5K or 10K. People can participate on the trail of their choice and can bring their canine companions along. Humans who participate receive a packable, usable tote bag and the chance to win raffle prizes. Dog entries are free, and each dog will receive a fun toy and the chance to win special prizes. All proceeds benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a literacy program for children ages 0-5. Register online by searching for “Trailblazer Mud & Mutts” on Facebook.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Cloquet Forestry Center 5K/10K Run/Walk, 5:30 p.m., Cloquet Forestry Center. The 5K and 10K fun run/walk is free and open to participants of all ages and fitness levels. For more information, visit cfc.cfans.umn.edu/outreach.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Goodwill donation drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., B&B Market, Cloquet. All people who donate stuff during the event will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 meat bundle from B&B Market.

13th annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk, 9:30-11 a.m., Carlton High School, 405 School Ave., Carlton. The free event organized by the Carlton County Suicide Prevention Task Force will honor the memory of loved ones who have died by suicide and will raise awareness about suicide and mental wellness. Registration for the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. The walk, which will start and end at Carlton High School, will start at 10 a.m. Refreshments and a short educational and remembrance presentation from Jessica Laney will follow. Participants may wear something with the name or picture of the person they are remembering, although it is not a requirement. Masks will be required any time participants are indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The event is not a fundraiser — organizers want people to walk in support of mental wellness. Anyone with questions can contact Meghann Levitt by phone at 218-878-2846, or by email meghann.levitt@co.carlton.mn.us.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Presentation of “Screenagers: Next Chapter,” 6 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The free screening will begin a series of wellness discussions about teenagers and tweens. Caregivers, educators, teens and tweens are welcome. Snacks and child care will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Carlton County Community and Family Initiatives Department, the Cloquet School District, the Cloquet Public Library, the Cloquet Eagles Club, and United Way of Carlton County. Those interested in attending in-person are asked to RSVP for the live event by visiting https://CCFID.eventcombo.com. The film will also be available to watch on demand from Oct. 13 to Nov. 1. To RSVP to watch the film on demand, visit https://CCFIDOD.eventcombo.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Child Car Seat Safety Clinic, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Area Fire District Station 2. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Intro for birding, 6 p.m., virtual. Sponsored by the Cloquet Public Library, this event is a Zoom introduction to birding held the night before the bird walk. Space for the walk is limited, so participants need to call 218-879-1531 to reserve a spot. The program is for people of all ages.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Guided bird walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Cloquet Forestry Center. Led by Amy Simso Dean, this event will give participants an introduction to birding. Space for the walk is limited, so participants need to call 218-879-1531 to reserve a spot. The program is for people of all ages and is sponsored by the Cloquet Public Library. There is no cost to participate.

Family Game Night: Spooky Games Edition, 5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Will Hall will teach attendees a new, spooky game just in time for Halloween. Families are invited to bring a game of their own or play one from the library's collection if they prefer. A light snack will be served.

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., 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. For more information visit 5429.toastmastersclubs.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Mondays, Knights of Columbus Hall, 208 Avenue C, Cloquet. Weigh-ins, 5 p.m.