Thursday, Oct. 7

Ping pong and air hockey, 4-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Teenagers are welcome to visit the library for ping pong and air hockey. The event is free of charge.

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.

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Monday, Oct. 11

Pannukakku & Sausage Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Bethesda Lutheran Church, Carlton. Enjoy pannukakku (Finnish oven pancake), sausage, coffee and juice served by the Ladies of Kaleva Vainottaren Tupa #24 (Cloquet Chapter) as a fundraiser for Ladies of Kaleva scholarships. Ladies of Kaleva is an ethnic organization dedicated to the preservation of Finnish heritage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Teen Reads, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The library’s Teen Librarian will read aloud a chapter from an age-appropriate book. The event is free to attend.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Storytime on the Library Lawn, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. The free event is for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

Adult craft class, 1-4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. All supplies are provided and the event is free to attend. The craft will be a no-sew fabric pumpkin.

Book club, 5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Free to attend.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Trailblazers Dinner (formerly the Retired Men’s Dinner), 11 a.m., Cloquet VFW. This luncheon meeting begins with a social hour and then a noon meal of beef stroganoff with bread, tossed salad, choice of desserts and beverages, all for only $10. Guest speaker is Sheriff Kelly Lake. Trailblazers is now open to anyone (not just men) 55 years of age and older, so all are welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Cooking demonstration, 6-8 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The library hosts “Spice Up Your Life” by Pat McCoy. Participants can explore the role of herbs and spices in food, learn how to cook with fresh herbs and make spice blends. While the event is free, registration is required. Call 218-879-1531 to register.

Friday, Oct. 15

COVID-19 booster shot clinic, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet. Only the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized to be given as a booster shot, therefore only those who have received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are eligible. People must wait six months after they received their second Pfizer dose to receive a booster shot. Eligibility is also currently limited to people who are age 65 or older or who those who are residents of long-term care facilities; adults with underlying medical conditions; health care workers and those whose jobs put them at risk for contracting COVID-19. Those who meet the eligibility criteria should call 218-879-1271 and press #2 to register.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Queen of Peace Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 102 4th St., Cloquet. This annual event will feature raffles, a free “Kids Zone,” crafts and baked goods. There will also be bingo from 1-3 p.m. with popcorn and pop. For more information, see www.qopparish.com.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Queen of Peace Fall Festival Pancake Breakfast, 11 a.m., 102 4th St., Cloquet. The pancake breakfast will be served at 11 a.m., with remaining crafts and baked goods available, and raffle drawing winners announced. For more information, see www.qopparish.com.

Monday, Oct. 18

Teen Reads, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The library’s Teen Librarian will read aloud a chapter from an age-appropriate book. The event is free to attend.

Bringing Joy: Minanaawigwendamowin Biijigaadeg, 7 p.m., virtual. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and the American Indian Community Housing Organization host U.S. Poet Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The free event will be held virtually via Zoom. Visit fdltcc.edu/bringing-joy/ to register.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Storytime on the Library Lawn, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. The free event is for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

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.

Digital Broadcasting Camp for Teens, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library’s Teen Librarian shows students how to record and edit video and audio pieces for YouTube and podcasts. While the event is free, registration is required. Call 218-879-1531 to register.

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.

Friday, Oct. 22

Jay Cooke State Park presents: Bee Calm Walk at Riverview Park, 10-11:15 a.m. The event is geared toward children ages 4-8 and their families. Participants will walk down a nature trail, listen to a storybook and learn some fun yoga stretches. While the event is free, registration is required. Call 218-879-1531 to register.

Digital Broadcasting Camp for Teens, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library’s Teen Librarian shows students how to record and edit video and audio pieces for YouTube and podcasts. While the event is free, registration is required. Call 218-879-1531 to register.

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.