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August 16, 2019

The Carlton County Historical Society needs volunteers to help greet visitors, sell items and talk about Carlton County history at its machinery building and log cabin at the county fair in Barnum, Aug. 14-19. Volunteers demonstrating period-relevant activities such as cooking on a wood stove, weaving, sewing, spinning, wood carving, playing a musical instrument or other period-relevant are needed for the log cabin. Sign up at or call 218-590-6965 for help getting scheduled.

Coffee Chat with city councilor Lara Wilkinson 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the Cloquet Public Library. Councilor Wilkinson will discuss housing, economic development, and restoring trust in local government. Bring your questions and share your concerns.

Ma & Pa Kettle Days runs through Sunday Aug. 11. Events at Ma & Pa Kettle Days Facebook page and story in this week’s paper on Page 17.

Storyteller Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux presents stories of “Brave Girls, Wise Women” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Carlton Area Public Library. Daring heroines reclaim fairytales as fierce, funny, and feminine. All ages welcome to this 60-minute program geared toward ages 7-12; stories will likely be too long for kids younger than 6.

Music and dancing at the Cloquet VFW, 1-4 pm. Beaconnaires Sunday, Aug. 11. Senior dance with Lindy’s Band Wednesday, Aug. 21; $7 cover, potluck. Music with Two for the Road Sunday, Aug. 24.

Smear League meets 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Cloquet VFW. $5, winnings for first, second and third place. Bring a partner. Bring a potluck dish, if you wish.

The Carlton County Republican Party meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Scanlon Community Center. Next meeting: Aug. 12. Jennifer DeJournett, American Majority, will provide training on effectively running a voter registration program, providing accurate information about voting and welcoming new voters to the polls. Questions? Call Tony Sheda, 218-384-4734.

Fire Truck Storytime 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Cloquet Public Library. Firefighter Buhs from the Cloquet Area Fire District will read a story and answer audience questions, followed by firetruck tours. This program is for all ages.

Carlton County Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Four Seasons Sports Complex and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays in the Premiere Theatres lot. SNAP/EBT accepted at both locations. [email protected]

Al-Anon Family Group meetings for family and friends of alcoholics, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday and Fridays at the Cloquet Alano Club, 103 10th St. in Cloquet.

Aurora Knights #899 Ride Nights every Tuesday. Meet at 5:45 p.m. at Gordy's Warming House in Cloquet, depart at 6 p.m. Questions, call Rick at 218-260-9507 or Larry at 218-384-3100.

Carlton VFW Bingo 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, meat raffle 6 p.m. Fridays. Proceeds benefit the Post and Confidence Learning Center.

At the Cloquet Public Library Thursday, Aug. 15: Children of all ages are welcome to bring and speak about something special to them for Kids Show & Tell 10-11 a.m. Conflict Resolution training will provide an overview of interpersonal dynamics and strategies for resolving conflict with peers and the youth we serve, 2-3:30 or 5:30-7 p.m. Community Memorial Hospital nutrition services director Pat McCoy will share tips, recipes and food samples in Your Healing Kitchen: A Plant-Based Approach to Eating, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Refire! luncheon 12-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Carlton Wellness Center, 199 Chestnut Ave. in Carlton. Volunteer Services Program coordinator Cari Terrio-Johnson and Carlton Wellness Center manager Brenda Weston will speak about helping older adults with living independently while promoting health and wellness. Meetings are geared toward adults 55 and over, but all are welcome. Cost for the meal is $7 for 55 and older, $10 for all others. Pre-register by 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 by calling 218-879-9238. Space is limited.

Alzheimer's/memory loss caregiver support group meets at the Cloquet Public Library 12:30-2 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. Next meeting: Thursday, Aug. 15. For caregivers and family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, exchange information and solutions to caregiving challenges and learn about community resources.

Genealogical Society of Carlton County meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Cloquet library. Next meeting: Aug. 15. Dessert served. Barb, 218-879-3648 or [email protected]

A Nesting Place meets every other Saturday 10-11 a.m. at Community Memorial Hospital, Pine Room. Next meeting: Aug. 17. Facilitated meeting, supportive environment for those in the third semester of pregnancy, and mothers and their infants up to one year, no matter where they live or delivered their baby. Refreshments provided. Questions: Brenda Graden, 218-499-6702, [email protected]

Esko High School Class of 1999 reunion 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at Northridge Park in Esko. To sign up for family potluck, visit and search for [email protected] or contact Jillian (Berg) Nelson on Facebook. Adult gathering 7 p.m. at The Dry Dock. Questions, call or text 651-428-2018.

Finlandia Beach Club ham dinner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Little Grand Lake, 7062 Nickerson Road, Saginaw. $10/adult, $5/age 6-12, free for age 5 and under. All welcome.

Parkinson’s support group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet. Next meeting: Aug. 19. Mary, 218-879-4641

The Esko Historical Society meets 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at the Thomson Township Hall. Coffee and goodies served. New members welcome. 218-879-4878

The Arrowhead Library System’s Bookmobile visits Tuesday, Aug. 20: Floodwood Travel Information Center 10am-12pm, Wright School 1:15-1:45pm, Cromwell City Park-Hwy 210, 2-2:45pm, Mahtowa-TJ’s Country Corner 3:45-4:30pm, Barnum High School 5-5:45pm.

Cloquet Forestry Center open house 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. Wagon rides, bonfire, food truck and more. 218-269-4324


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