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October 18, 2019

Friday, Oct. 18

Retired men’s dart baseball 9 a.m. Fridays, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. All welcome. 879-7048, 879-7274

Saturday, Oct. 19

Carlton County Farmers Market 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Premiere Theatres lot Saturday, Oct. 19. SNAP/EBT accepted.

Celebration of the D8 Caterpillar-powered snow plow Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Esko Museum, starting 11 a.m. The D-8 tractor and snow plow, homed at the museum and out of operation since restoration was completed in 2002, will be started up about 11:30 a.m. The public is invited. Lunch available for purchase from the B&B lunch wagon. 218-879-9450,

“Midwest Accordion Princess: Memories of Finland and Viola Turpeinen” concert 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19, Cloquet Senior Center. Finnish and Finnish American tunes presented by baritone Gregg Santa, Jeanne Santa Doty and Johanna Santa Lorbach on the violin, Wesley Santa on the mandolin and accordion, and Ted Eastman on the accordion. Sponsored by the Sons of Norway Heimsyn Lodge. Free, all welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

The Arrowhead Library System’s Bookmobile visits Tuesday, Oct. 22: 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 5-5:45 p.m.

Construction Story Time 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Cloquet Library. See what a construction project looks like while listening to stories about building.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 26, Community Memorial Hospital. Learn how to manage chronic conditions to improve your health and quality of life. Free. Register by calling 878-2858, 218-499-6702 or 855-215-2174; emailing [email protected] or [email protected]; or visiting at

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Diabetes health fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Community Memorial Hospital. Free health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index. This event is free.

Ruby’s Pantry distributes food 10-11:30 a.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Cloquet Armory. Next distribution date: Oct. 23. Donation: $20/share. All welcome. Questions? Please call Sheila at 878-0442.

Construction Story Time 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Cloquet Library. See what a construction project looks like while listening to stories about building.

Carlton County Retired Men’s Group luncheon meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Cloquet VFW. Social hour at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon ($10 grilled ham steak and baked potato). Guest speaker will be Kelly Zink of the Cloquet Chamber of Commerce. All retired men are welcome.

Teen Tech meets 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Cloquet library.

Thursday, Oct. 24

The Bookmobile visits Thursday, Oct. 24: Lake Venoah Boarding & Lodging 10:30am-12pm, Proctor Area Community Ctr 1:30-2:45pm, Solway Town Hall-Munger Shaw Road 3-3:45pm, Hermantown-Kenwood Auto Ctr 4:15-5pm, Hermantown Schools Admin Bldg-Ugstad & Arrowhead 6-7pm.

Cultural preservation specialist Marne Kaesk covers the history of subsistence harvest, cultural preservation through treaty rights, and an application through the history of the 1854 Treaty Authority organization. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Cloquet library.

Register by 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 for the Tuesday, Oct. 29 Refire! luncheon 12-1:15 p.m. at Carlton Wellness Center. Jill Dalbacka and Ed Kavanaugh of the Carlton County Historical Society will present “Historic Barns of Carlton County.” Meetings are geared toward adults 55 and over, but everyone is welcome. Cost for meal is $7 for 55 and older, $10 for all others. Space is limited, register by calling 879-9238.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Fall Festival 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Queen of Peace Church. Crafts, bake sale, raffles, coffee and rolls, lunch, children’s games. Bingo 2-4 p.m. Polish dinner 6-7 p.m. Pancake breakfast 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the church, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Pancake breakfast 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Queen of Peace, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet.

Halloween party for kids 12 and under, 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Cloquet National Guard Armory. Prizes, games, crafts, costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, haunted house. Light lunch provided. Nonperishable items for the food shelf are welcome. Hosted by VFW Post and Auxiliary 3979.

Music at the Cloquet VFW 1-4 p.m. with Two for the Road Sunday, Oct. 27.

The Twin Ports Wind Orchestra performs 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Moose Lake high school auditorium. The ensemble, featuring 65 of the finest adult wind and percussion players in the greater Duluth/Superior region, opens the Agate Encores Community Concerts 2019-20 season. Tickets at or at the door.

Monday, Oct. 28

The Arrowhead Library System’s Bookmobile visits on Oct. 28: Brookston-Pines Board & Lodge 8:45-9:15am, Esko-Northwood United Methodist Church 10-10:30am, Wrenshall-Silverbrook Town Hall 11:05-11:40am, Kettle River-Main Street 1:10-2 p.m.

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

Friday, Nov. 1

Create your own leather bracelet with Minnesota artist Jen Anfinson, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, Cloquet Public Library. All materials provided for this 90-minute, hands-on program. Geared toward adults and teens age 13 and up. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Book signing with Mary Alice Carlson, award-winning Mahtowa author of “Under the Pine Boughs — Short Stories of Homespun Living,” 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Carlton County Senior Health Fair, St. Matthews, Esko.

Harvest Bazaar 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, Zion Lutheran Church. Quilt sale, bake sale, jams, candy, fresh vegetables, plants, holiday gift and craft items for sale. Silent auction. Krumkake and lefse demonstrations. Coffee, muffins and juice offered 9-11 a.m., sloppy jo lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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