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Community Events Calendar

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Community chess club meets from 3:30-5 p.m., also Friday, June 28, at the Cloquet Public Library.

“Spanning a Century – The Rise and Fall of the Swinging Bridge” 7-7:30 p.m. at Jay Cooke State Park River Inn Visitor Center. The park naturalist will share stories of the Swinging Bridge through photos, blueprints, and rarely seen videos of its early years. Vehicle parking permit required, and can be purchased upon arrival for $7 for daily permit or $35 for an annual permit, good for 12 months at any Minnesota state park. 218-673-7005

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Carlton County farmers market 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 19, in front of Premiere Theatres in Cloquet.

Junior Rangers river animals program 1-2 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Learn about the amazing adaptations of beavers, otters, insects and other river critters. Take home a fish printing paint craft made during the program. Meet behind the River Inn Visitor Center on the river patio. 218-673-7005

The Kantela Players will be performing 1-3 p.m. at the Suomalainen Kirkko Center, 3307 County Road 131 in Kettle River. Ice cream social to follow. Donations of desserts are appreciated. Freewill donations toward supporting maintenance of the center.

Finnish Juhannus-Midsummer celebration 1-4 p.m., Sampo Beach on Little Grand Lake, 7095 Saginaw Road. Finnish music, vihta/vasta (sauna broom) making and sauna, swimming, games and more. Coffee, pulla bread, alcohol-free sima and a grill/food truck available. Free, public welcome.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Senior dance 1-4 p.m. at the Cloquet VFW, with music by Jerry and Joyce. Potluck, $10

cover. 218-210-7793,

218-391-4783

Free Sloppy Joe community meal 4-5 p.m., Cloquet Senior Center, 1100 Olympic Dr.

218-409-2606

MONDAY, JUNE 24

Senior citizens potluck the last Monday of the month at Wrenshall City Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. All are welcome.

Smear League meets 2-5 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays over the summer at the Cloquet VFW. $5, winnings for first, second and third place.

The Lake Superior Chapter of the Us TOO prostate cancer support group meets 5-7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Community Memorial Hospital, in the Birch Room. 218-879-3506

Cloquet Gamblers Anonymous at 7p.m. Mondays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 615 12th St. in Cloquet. No reservations or registration needed. Questions, call the hotline: 855-222-5542. minnesotaga.com

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Carlton County farmers market in Carlton 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 15. McFarland Park, Grand Avenue and Grand St.

“Snake, Rattle and Roll!” 1-1:45 p.m. with Snake Discovery, Cloquet library.

Veterans support group meets 6-7:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Tuesdays at Graceful Strides Farm, 3412 Bent Trout Lake Road, Barnum. All veterans welcome. Light meal served. Email [email protected] to RSVP or for more information.

Cribbage 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Villa Vista in Cromwell, 218-644-3331.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Wright Seniors meet at

1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Wright Senior Center, 1404 Fourth St.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Cloquet Class of ‘57 meets at 11:30 a.m. Call Jean Lamiraude at 218-879-5425 or Clarence Badger at 218-879-4456 for this month’s dinner meeting location.

YOT senior dance 1-4 p.m. at the Cromwell pavilion, with music by Jerry and Joyce.

Storytime 2-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Moose Lake Public Library, 313 Elm Ave.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Comic stunt juggler Tuey Wilson performs 11 a.m. to noon at the Cloquet Public Library.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Breakfast on the Farm 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Laveau Grandview Dairy Farm, 508 Cemetery Road, Wrenshall. Pancake breakfast, farm tours, wagon rides, and more. For all ages. Free, donations accepted.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Free chicken Caesar baguettes community meal 4-5 p.m. at Veterans Park, 732 Ave. 218-409-2606.

Senior dance 1-4 p.m. at the Cloquet VFW, with music by Ken Severs. Potluck, $10 cover. 218-210-7793, 218-391-4783

TUESDAY, JULY 2

Carlton County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Cloquet VFW.

Carlton County farmers market in Carlton 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 15. McFarland Park, Grand Avenue and Grand St.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Nutrition assistance program for seniors (NAPS) food distribution 9:30-10:45 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 615 12th St., Cloquet.

Cloquet Alzheimer’s and memory loss caregivers support group meets today because of the Fourth of July holiday, 12-1:30 p.m. at Arby’s. Meetings on the first Thursday of the month resume on Aug. 1. Questions, call Deb, 651-472-2839.

Volunteers needed for setup at Veterans Park July 3 starting at 4:45 p.m. and for teardown July 5 starting at 9 a.m. On the Fourth, help is needed with face painting, wiffleball, parade lineup, garbage pickup and more. Call Jana or Ivan at 218-878-9332 or 218-213-1231 or stop by the Pine Knot office at 122 Avenue C.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

Cromwell Area Community Club meets today because of the Fourth of July holiday, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. Meetings on the first Thursday of the month resume on Aug. 1. Prospective members always welcome.