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Community Calendar: Coney Fundraiser, Pumpkin 5K and more – Cloquet Pine Journal

Blood collect, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Community Hospital, Cloquet. Memorial Blood Centers is holding a blood drive at CMH.

American Legion Auxiliary Coney Fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St. The American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a coney fundraiser inside Cloquet VFW. Cost is $5 for coneys and $1 for chips. A free dessert will be included with the purchase of a coney. All proceeds benefit the organization’s local veterans programs.

Financial Category – Retirement Strategies, Accumulation, 6:30 p.m. Barnum High School Community Education Office, 3675 Carlton County Road 140, Barnum. The free workshop will cover investment concepts, tax planning considerations, market volatility and more. Todd Rengo of Greenstone Financial Group will lead the session. The deadline for registration is October 12. Register online at https://isd91.ce.eleyo.com/ . Contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or [email protected] with any questions.

Merchants and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Community Hospital, Cloquet.

Merchants and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet.

Pumpkin Run and Walk 5K, 10 a.m., Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The event is open to runners of all ages and abilities, and participants are encouraged to wear orange costumes or clothing. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. The registration cost is $20 for adults and $12 for current students. Fares go up to $25 on October 15. Online registration is available at https://tempotickets.com/pumpkinrun2022. Participants can also register by email in advance or on race day.

reading for teenagers, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The teenage librarian in the library will read aloud from chapters of a current book. Snacks are provided.

Diabetes Health Expo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet. CMH hosts its annual Diabetes Health Fair in the ground floor classrooms of the facility. This free event will include health screenings, information on the latest in diabetes management and prevention, and giveaways and door prizes.

story time, 10am-10:30am, Cloquet Public Library, Join Ms. Keiko as she sings songs and reads a story. The program is designed for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

story time, 10am-10:30am, Cloquet Public Library, Join Ms. Keiko as she sings songs and reads a story. The program is designed for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

Carlton County Trailblazers 55 and Older Group, 11:00 a.m., Cloquet VFW, 201 Arch St. The Carlton County Trailblazers 55 and Older Group (formerly the Retired Men’s Group) welcome men and women 55 and older to their next lunch meeting. Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. The menu will be pork ribs and sauerkraut for $15. The guest speaker will be Al Cottingham, Cloquet City Planner. Members of the public are welcome.

Chair Personal Care, Chair Yoga For All, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Carolyn Ripp will lead the weekly chair yoga classes for all. Chair yoga can increase flexibility, improve core strength and balance, reduce stress, relieve pain and more. The practice can be helpful for people of all ages, including those who work at a desk or tend to sit still for long periods of time. Participants are requested to wear comfortable clothing. No prior experience is necessary.

Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Barnum Senior Center, 3794 Main St., Barnum. Refreshments will be served.

senior dance of young elders, 1-4 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion. This will be the last Senior YOT dance of the year with Jerry’s One Man Band.

Chilloween, Cromwell Park Pavilion. Students in grades 6 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) can attend the event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by students in grades 7 and up from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be snacks, music, dancing, games, costume contests and face painting. Older children can also play beanbags. Students can also bring in their own pre-carved pumpkins to enter a contest. The event will take place indoors; children will not be allowed to walk outside or go to the playground. Parents whose violent children come out will be contacted. Volunteers and donations are needed to make this a fun and free event. Please message or call Brenda at 218-390-4570 or Jackie at 218-838-6275 to volunteer or donate!

beating the buckthorn, 10 a.m. to noon, Jay Cooke State Park. Members of the public are encouraged to help manage the invasive buckthorn. Participants will learn how to identify, remove and replace buckthorn, which has detrimental effects on native trees, wildlife and landscapes. Volunteers are asked to dress according to the weather; wear long-sleeved clothing and sturdy shoes; and bring a water bottle, lunch, gloves and safety glasses (if you have them). Tools will be provided. Participants should meet at the River Inn Visitor Center. The rain date will be Sunday, October 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register in advance at https://forms.gle/wzfrSSPRgUonHmx57. Anyone with questions can contact Lori Seele at [email protected] or Alyssa Bloss [email protected]

Medication recovery day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cromwell Fire Station. Community members can safely dispose of any unused medication at the event.

reading for teenagers, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The teenage librarian in the library will read aloud from chapters of a current book. Snacks are provided.

Community Halloween Party, 5-7 p.m., Barnum Community Center, 3753 Front Street, Barnum. Barnum Community Education, the Town of Barnum, the Barnum Volunteer Fire Department, the Bomber Club and Little B’s Early Childhood Learning Center will host a free community Halloween party featuring games, prizes, candy, music, cookies and juice.

story time, 10am-10:30am, Cloquet Public Library, Join Ms. Keiko as she sings songs and reads a story. The program is designed for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

Operation Community Connect Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cloquet riding school. United Way of Carlton County hosts its annual Resource Fair. More than 30 organizations will be on hand to provide information about Carlton County resources, including veterans services, housing, child care, senior services, food access, l education, mental health services, disability services, warrant resolution and more. There will also be a free lunch, coats, winter clothes, blankets and prizes. Babysitting service will be available. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call United Way at 218-879-8404.

story time, 10am-10:30am, Cloquet Public Library, Join Ms. Keiko as she sings songs and reads a story. The program is designed for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

Diabetes Prevention Program, 3:00 p.m., Memorial Community Hospital, Cloquet. Community Memorial Hospital is launching a diabetes prevention program to help people learn how to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. An information meeting about this new program will be held Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in the CMH Diabetes class. Anyone wishing to attend this free meeting should contact Mary Kay Marciniak at 218-878-7661 or by email at [email protected]

Technology & Coffee, 9-11 a.m., Chickadee Coffeehouse & Deli, 3691 Alan Syverson Dr., Barnum. Staff from Barnum Community Education and RTS’ Nathan Rimolde will be on hand to help people get their technical questions answered. They can help you with smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, laptops, social media, Bluetooth and more. Coffee and tea will be available.

Ping Pong and Air Hockey for teenagers, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Red Bird Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cromwell-Wright School. Admission is $1 for ages 13 and up; 12 and under are free. Admission fees will go to the Cromwell-Wright Student Council. Lunch will be served by the local chapter of Dollars for Scholars.

Winter coats campaign. United Way of Carlton County is holding a winter clothing drive through October 26. New or gently used coats, hats and mittens can be dropped off at United Way, 807 Cloquet Ave; Radio WKLK, 1104 Cloquet Avenue; Cloquet Area Fire District, 508 Cloquet Avenue; Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 612 12th St.; or the Salvation Army, 316 Carlton Ave.

A place of nesting, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Community Memorial Hospital/Raiter Family Clinic hosts the free group for new moms, no matter where their baby was born. The group meets virtually and provides a safe place to discuss all postpartum issues. It is moderated by Dr. Natalie Krier. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or [email protected]

Al-Anon Cloquet, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m., 103 10th St., Cloquet. Meetings closed. The only requirement for membership is that a friend or relative has a drinking problem. Call 218-879-9884.

Clothing Depot, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., R-Tech Insulation Building, Minnesota Highway 73, Cromwell. No large loads will be accepted until further notice as the warehouse is full.

Anonymous Players, Monday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 5 p.m.; Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 615 12th Avenue, Cloquet. Use the parking lot entrance. For more information, call 855-222-5542.

Get to know your neighbor, Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Perch Lake Town Hall, 2779 Big Lake Road, Cloquet. Residents and friends of Perch Lake Township can stop by Perch Lake Town Hall on Wednesdays for coffee, refreshments, maps, cribbage, a book exchange and more.

Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Alano Club, Cloquet. Call 877-767-7676 or visit naminnesota.org.

Riverview Toastmasters, Tuesdays, 7am-8am, Cloquet. For more information, visit 5429.toastmastersclubs.org.