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May 17, 2019

Finnish Artist of the Year saxophonist Juli Wood in concert explores her Finnish heritage and creates jazz improvisations inspired by Finnish folk songs. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Oldenburg House. Tickets required:, 763-226-6828

Master Gardener plant sale 9 a.m. to sell-out Saturday, May 18 at Veterans Park, 508 Cloquet Ave. New for 2019: handmade gardening aprons and birdhouses. Plants, trees, misc. garden items for $2, $3 and $5. Master Gardeners available to answer questions.

Heart to Heart nondenominational friendship ministry gathering for women 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Zion Lutheran Church. Guest speaker Debbie L. Mayer shares “A Mother’s Story — Grieving with Hope in Light of Eternity.” Outreach speaker Deb Holman from CHUM’s outreach program speaks on homelessness in the Northland. Childcare available upon request. Suggested $2 donation would be appreciated. RSVP: 218-349-7337, 218-499-8003, bchapman1919, [email protected]

Music at the VFW 1-4 p.m. Jerry & Joyce on Sunday, May 19. Two For The Road on Sunday, May 26.

Cloquet Public Library Summer Reading begins Monday, May 20. Register for summer reading, read books, and have a chance at winning prizes. For all ages.

Bentley the Hearing Assist Dog visits the Cloquet library at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 20. UMD Professor Tim Roufs and Bentley of Can-Do-Canines will teach about the role and responsibilities of a service dog.

Grant writing workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Amphitheater and Commons. Minnesota State Arts Board program officer Sherrie Fernandez-Williams will guide participants in a workshop focusing on the Artist Initiative grant program. Participants can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the grant criteria and eligibility requirements. FDLTCC faculty Lyz Jaakola, Duluth Art Institute executive director Christina Woods and Arrowhead Regional Arts Council executive director Drew Digby will also take part. Free, public welcome. To register for the workshop or to learn more, visit the Arts Board website:

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

Storytimes at the Cloquet Library are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:15 am. These storytimes are for babies and young children through age 5 and an adult caregiver. Storytimes include songs, stories, movement activities, and craft activities to prepare young children to read.

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

Teen Tech Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at the Cloquet Library. Each Wednesday, work on a tech project with Mr. Dinger.

Ruby’s Pantry every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Cloquet Armory. Next distribution date: May 22. Ruby’s Pantry provides an abundant amount of food for a $20 donation. Doors open at 10 a.m., last shares distributed at 11:30. All welcome. Questions? Please call Sheila at 878-0442.

Bingo at Carlton VFW Post 2962 every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and meat raffle every Friday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from these events benefit the Post and Confidence Learning Center.

Cloquet Community Garden Open House 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at 1000 Washington Ave., next to Zion Lutheran Church. Garden tours, plot sign-up, refreshments. Questions, call Ali at 879-8404.

Extension Community Connect educator Troy Salzer presents Small Area Cover Cropping 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Carlton County Transportation Building, 1630 County Road 61 in Carlton. Discussion on implementing cover crops in gardens or other small plots, building soil and different mixtures for spring summer and fall, and pollinator habitat. Fact sheets, seed packet, refreshments. $5 at the door, free for age 18 and under. Call 218-384-3511 to register.

Create and enjoy healthy teen snacks Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Cloquet Library. Call 218-391-8396 to register.

Cloquet Eagles smelt fry 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Cloquet VFW. $10 for all you can eat, with chips, coleslaw and roll.

The Genealogical Society of Carlton County will meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Cloquet Public Library. Guest speakers Rod Johnson and Nancy Broughton will talk about Find-A-Grave and other projects. Dessert will be served. 879-3646, [email protected]

Document Spring Gallery during the Magnolia Salon 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Oldenburg House, Carlton. Free, $5 donation suggested. Food and beverages available for purchase from Magnolia Café. Reserve seats at

Coffee and conversation with handwriting interpreter Ter Scott at the Cloquet VFW 6 p.m. Friday, May 24. Learn about graphology and what your handwriting reveals. Free half-hour presentation. Call 879-6266 to schedule a one-on-one 10-minute analysis ($10) for before or after the presentation. Proceeds support veterans and their families.

Cloquet Memorial Day car show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, May 27 at the NorthEastern Hotel, Saloon & Grille, Cloquet. No entry fee. Grilled burgers and brats, bar, 50/50 drawing by American Legion Post 262. Questions, call Bert: 218-393-0657.

In recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the speech language department at Community Memorial Hospital will offer free hearing screenings. To schedule a screening, call 218-878-7010.

Gunderson Family benefit Saturday, June 1, hosted by the Cloquet Moose Lodge, 702 Cloquet Ave. in Cloquet. Silent auction and raffle items, meatball dinner 12-7 p.m., bake sale at 12 p.m., Bingo at 1 p.m.

Send your nonprofit event information to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Mondays.

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