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Skaters and neighbors are invited to celebrate the new Cloquet skatepark on 14th Street on Friday, July 26. Featuring 3rd Lair skatepark and skateshop. Free demo at 12 p.m., clinic for new riders at 12:30 and contests and games 1:30-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed for cleanup following the event; contact Joy at [email protected] with any questions.

History of Hip-Hop 3 p.m. July 26 at the Cloquet library. Celebrate the grand opening of the new skate park in Cloquet with teaching artist DJ Kool Akeim, who will be teaching the history of hip-hop. Participants will examine the emergence of the Four Elements, important creators and innovators, politics and ethics, entrepreneurship vs. commercialization, the divergence of styles, and the flowering worldwide movement in the context of changing technology and new social media.

Music and dancing 1-4 p.m. at the Cloquet VFW with Jerry and Joyce Saturday, July 27 and the Beaconnaires on Sunday, July 28. Senior dance with Lindy’s Band Wednesday, Aug. 7; potluck, $7 cover.

Common Ground hosts Christian contemporary artists Carrolton and special guest Wonderstate 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in Cloquet’s West End’s historic Chief Theater.

Vacation Bible school 5-7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, July 29-31, Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Parents and students are invited to the Family Night dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28. All area youth welcome. Registration: Bethany, 218-644-3640 or Julie, 218-644-3527.

Children’s Garden in Residence camp for ages 7-10 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at the Cloquet Library. Gardening, science and nutrition experiences; a healthy snack will be served. For ages 7-10, and ages 5 and 6 with caregiver. Register: 218-879-1531

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]

Aurora Knights 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 Post 2962 bingo 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, meat raffle 6 p.m. Fridays. Proceeds benefit the Post and Confidence Learning Center.

The bookmobile visits Thursday, Aug. 1: 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. https://www.alslib.info

Country music artist Geoff Elvee closes out the Hot Summer Nights concert series at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at the amphitheater. All welcome. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, or seat cushions to sit on. For more information, call 218-879-0800.

Refire! luncheon meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6. Carlton graduate and vocalist and recording artist Debra Schmidt Nesgoda will entertain us with classic music from her CD, “As Time Goes By.” 12-1:15 p.m. at Carlton Wellness Center, 199 Chestnut Ave., Carlton. Meetings are geared toward adults 55 and over, but all are welcome. Cost for meal is $7 for 55 and older, $10 for all others. Pre-register by 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 by calling 218-879-9238. Space is limited.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church hosts the Superior Singers, presenting “C’mon Get Happy! — the ’70s” on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the church, 615 12th St. in Cloquet.

The Audubon Center of the North Woods visits the Cloquet library 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Come explore what makes falcons, owls, hawks and eagles unique, through games and by meeting three live raptors! For all ages.

Quilt Minnesota day bus trip Saturday, Aug. 3, to shops in Aitkin, Duluth, Floodwood, Beaver Bay, Cloquet and McGregor. Cost: $45, includes lunch in Two Harbors. Bus leaves from McGregor at 7 a.m. Call Diane, 218-768-2556, to reserve your seat.

Cloquet VFW Auxiliary presents Katarina, psychic palmist of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Specializing in palm-reading and channeling. What do your palms say about your personality, future, marriage, health, or career? $25 for 20-minute reading, Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Cloquet VFW. By appointment only: 218-879-6266 to schedule a time or for more information.

The Arrowhead Library System’s bookmobile visits on Monday, Aug. 5: 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. https://www.alslib.info

Pet loss and terminal illness grief support group meets 5:30-7 p.m. the first Monday of the month. Next meeting: Aug. 5. Suite 1000 in the Alworth Bldg, 306 W. Superior St., Duluth. No registration required. insightcounselingduluth.com/pet-loss, 218-481-7660

Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 5-9, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 515 Skyline Blvd in Cloquet. For ages 3-12 years/5th grade. Register online at the link on the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Preschool Facebook page.

Antique appraisals with Steve Wesely of Crescent Auctioneering 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum, 900 Folz Blvd, Moose Lake. Please bring no more than two items. A donation of $3 per person would be appreciated. 219-485-4234, 218-485-4159

National Night Out 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, Cloquet Veterans Memorial Park. Free family-friendly event with food, games, activities and live music by Whiskey Trail. Hosted by the Cloquet Police Dept.

Bethel Lutheran Church vacation Bible school 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 6-8. Music, Bible stories, crafts, snacks, games and fun. 1012 29th St., Scanlon.

Activities and crafts Aug. 6-8 at the Carlton Area Public Library. Hours: 1-6pm Monday, 1-5pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-2pm Saturday. 218-384-3322

Coming up soon: Ma & Pa Kettle Days Thursday-Sunday Aug. 8-11.

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 signupgenius.com 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.

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

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