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January 24, 2020

Friday, Jan. 24

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

Saturday, Jan. 25

Nature’s Patterns Snowshoe 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Jay Cooke State Park, 3 miles east of Carlton on State Hwy 210. Join the park naturalist for a winter snowshoe walk in the woods and discover patterns in nature, and then warm up inside by the fireplace and create your own patterned picture. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Child and adult snowshoes are available; please call ahead to reserve, 218-673-7000.

Monday, Jan. 27

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

Sewing Bag-a-thon 1-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, Cloquet library. A day for people to come together to sew carry-out bags in response to the plastic problem and climate crisis. Organized by the Carlton Extension Office and the Cloquet library.

Kids Tinker Club and Teen Connect 4-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at the Cloquet library.

Us TOO prostate cancer support group meeting Monday, Jan. 27, Birch Room at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. Coffee at 5 p.m., meeting starts 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mike at 218-384-3448 or Phil at 218-879-3506.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Living Well with Chronic Conditions support group meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 11 at New Perspective Senior Living, 705 Horizon Circle in Cloquet. For those living with hypertension, arthritis, diabetes or other chronic conditions. Register: 1-855-215-2174, 218-499-6702, 218-878-2858, [email protected] or [email protected]

Pets! story time at Cloquet library 10:15-11:45 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cloquet library. For infants through age 5 and their caregivers.

Dungeons & Dragons meets 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Cloquet public library.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Pets! story time at Cloquet library 10:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Cloquet library. For infants through age 5 and their caregivers.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Ma & Pa Kettle Days mojakka supper 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Kettle River Senior Center. Suggested donation: $8 adult, $5 ages 5-12. Takeout available.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Refire! Luncheon at the Carlton Wellness Center, Carlton. Cloquet Public Library director Beth Sorenson will talk about how libraries are serving older adults. Meetings are geared toward adults 55 and over, although everyone is welcome. New time and cost: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; cost for the meal is $10. Register by 4 p.m. Jan. 30 to attend by calling 218-879-9238. Space is limited.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Senior Dance at the Cloquet VFW 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 with Lindy’s Band. Potluck, $8 cover. In case of bad weather, please call the VFW at 879-2447.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Lil’ PEEPS environmental education program for ages 2-5 Thursday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Jay Cooke State Park, 218-673-7000. Explore nature through stories, songs, activities and outdoor exploration. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Email [email protected] for reminders on how to dress for scheduled activities.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Heart to Heart women’s group 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cloquet. Suggested donation: $2. Guest speaker Sarah (Tuttle) Crowe presents “God … He’s Still Making Miracles Happen.” Outreach speaker is Jackie Meyer, Cloquet Outreach Center; please bring a personal hygiene product to donate to the Center. RSVP: 218-499-8003 or text 218-731-1303. Chid care available upon request.

Swedish meatball supper 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Bethesda Lutheran Church, 205 Fifth St., Carlton. Takeout available. Tickets: $10 adult, $5 ages 5-10, free for age 4 and under. Tickets at the door or by presale from church members.

The Carlton Area Public Library will sponsor games with prizes and give away books at the Carlton Winterfest Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Four Seasons Sports Complex. The library will also hold a book sale 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the activity room at the library.

Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe and Walk at Jay Cooke State Park, 218-673-7000. Warm up by the fire afterwards with some hot cocoa. Stop in any time during this ongoing event. Adult and children’s snowshoes available to rent. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Volunteers are needed for this event; if interested please call 218-673-7000.

Monday, Feb. 10

Esko Historical Society meeting Monday, Feb. 10, Thomson Township Hall on Harney Road. Building opens at 6:30 p.m. Coffee and goodies will be served. New members welcome. Pauline, 879-4878.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Queen of Peace School Mardi Gras fundraiser 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 22. Music, dance, complimentary food and beverages, raffles and silent and live auctions. Tickets: $25 per person at the door until sold out, or in advance: 879-8516. Must be 21 or older to attend. More at

Saturday, April 18

The Hibbing Branch of the American Association for University Women will be attending “The Music Man” Saturday, April 18 at Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Cost of $105 includes the show and transportation via chartered bus, which will stop in Cloquet to pick up passengers, with additional stops at the Rosedale shopping center and Cloquet McDonalds after the show. All welcome. Please call Kathy Gargano at 218-263-7405 for more information.

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