Community Education Corner: Many family events planned this summer in Barnum

From T-ball, to American Girl Doll Summer Camp, to Campfire Night, there's something for everyone.

Members of the American Girl Doll Book Club, "Designs by Isabelle," front from left: Caitlin O., Audrey J., Lucy W. and Alexa T.; and back: Lilly A., Vivian W., Willa O., Brooke J., Esme J. and Brielle W. Deb Briske from Catch and Release Cheer and Tumble Club in Moose Lake donated doll-sized tutus for all the girls. (Photo courtesy of Barnum Community Education)

We will have a semi-normal summer here at Barnum Community Ed this year!

We are excited to announce our upcoming summer programs: band lessons, T-ball, instructional ball, soccer, karate, fifth and sixth grade football, girls basketball camp, swimming lessons at Proctor, driver's education, American Girl Doll Summer Camp, Summer Reads, tutoring and an all-ages summer reading program.

Our complete summer brochure will be available on our website Friday, May 14.

AGE to Age plans community events

Our AGE to Age program is hard at working planning National Night Out; building and stocking Little Libraries; storybook walks; and continuing Tech & Coffee the first Thursday of the month at Chickadees Coffeehouse & Deli.

Free family fun nights scheduled

Our early childhood program also has some fun free family nights scheduled:


  • On Wednesday, June 9, Sports/Active Night will be held at the Barnum Elementary playground.
  • On Wednesday, July 14, Campfire Night will be held at the Barnum City Park, complete with hotdogs and s’mores over the fire.
  • On Wednesday, Aug. 11, meet us at TJ’s in Mahtowa to enjoy the bike trail and the playground. Don’t forget some money to buy some ice cream.

Events are all 5:30-7 p.m. and free, but we’d like you to register so we can estimate materials and staff.

Tim Magnuson run goes virtual

Back this year is the 2021 Tim Magnuson Memorial Virtual Fun Run. Run, walk, bike, inline skate or crawl while helping support ALS in remembrance of a great man.

Cost is $10 per person or $20 per person if you want a T-shirt. Participate any day the week of June 7-11. Pick your time and location to run a 1K, 5K or 10K at your convenience.

Deadline to order for T-shirts is June 1. Any registrants after June 1 won't get a shirt; I will not be ordering extras. Shirts can be picked up at the Barnum Elementary School in the Bomber Club (Youth Center) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, through Friday, June 11. Register online or call the office.

To get more information or to register for any of the classes above, please contact Barnum Community Education: 218-389-0108, or at .

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.

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