Community Calendar: Tech & Coffee, Hot Summer Nights concert

Community Calendar: Tech & Coffee, Hot Summer Nights concert

Tech & Coffee, 9-11 a.m., Chickadee Coffeehouse, 3691 Alan Syverson Dr., Barnum. Barnum Community Education will host Tech & Coffee. Participants can learn how to use their cell phones, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, Laptops, social media and more. There is no need to register. Drop in anytime during the session for help. Anyone with questions should contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or rolsen@isd91.org.

FDLTCC Hot Summer Nights Concert series, 7-9 p.m., FDLTCC amphitheater. Rock-A-Billy Revue performs. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or cushions to sit on. The concerts will be held rain or shine.

A Mindful Bicycle Ride, 9-11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. During a mindfulness-based nature observation bike ride, participants will pause at several locations along the trail to calm their minds, focus on their surroundings and learn about the flora and fauna they are peddling past. The ride is about 6 miles round trip on the Willard Munger State Trail. Attendees must bring their own bicycles and helmets. There is limited capacity and registration is required in advance. The deadline to sign up is 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5. Attendees can register by calling 218-673-7006 or emailing Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Junior naturalists: Monarchs are art, 4-5 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. The group will meet behind the River Inn Interpretive Center. Children will learn about the life cycle, migration and special routes of the monarch. They will also make a craft during the program. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Minnesota Timber Wolves Campfire program, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants can learn more about the wolves of Minnesota, including information about their daily lives and how wolves work together as a pack for survival. No registration is required. Bench seating is available, but attendees may bring a blanket or camp chair for comfort or social distancing. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Bee still story walk, 1-2 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. On this naturalist-led story walk for kids, participants will walk down a nature trail while listening to a story and learn some mindfulness activities. There is limited capacity and registration is required in advance. The sign-up deadline is 10:30 a.m. the day of the walk. Attendees can register by calling 218-673-7006 or emailing Carly at carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us.While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Geology walk, 4-4:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. The tilted rocks by the river have caused people to wonder and marvel at them for centuries. On this short geology walk near the river, participants will discover what powerful forces form the past shaped these tilted rocks. There is no cost to attend. However, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Black Bears of Minnesota Campfire program, 8-8:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will learn about the Minnesota black bear and how to make their outdoor activities more “bearable.” The program will be held at the amphitheater behind the park office. Bench seating is available, but attendees may bring a blanket or camp chair for comfort or social distancing. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Bugs and Blooms Pollinator Walk, 9:30-10 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Participants will take a half-mile walk around the park visitor center grounds to discover the pollinators that make the park’s beautiful blooms possible. Participants are asked to meet at the amphitheater behind the park office. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Lil’ PEEPS: Hoot Owl, 11-11:30 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. Children ages 2-5 years old will meet Hoot Owl, a master of disguise. They will also read a book, learn about owls and engage in some owl activities. The group will meet at the amphitheater behind the park office. While the event is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Kids yoga, 10:45-11:15 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The Cloquet Public Library sponsors the free event for children ages 3-13. If it rains, the event will be held at the library. The session will be led by Carolyn Ripp of Nest Wellness Studio. Caregivers with young children are encouraged to participate.

Carlton County Republicans meeting, 6:30 p.m., 208 Avenue C, Cloquet. Tim Jezierski will be the speaker.

Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Blood donations continue to be critically low. People who donate will be automatically entered into a drawing for a VIP trip for two to the 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Donors will also receive a free four-month subscription offer to Apple Music by email. In most cases, those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate blood. However, donors should know the name of the manufacturer for the vaccine they received. Anyone who is 17 years old or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and who is in generally good health is eligible to donate. Individuals will need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of verification when they check-in. People can schedule an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

The Nesting Place, 1-2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, via Microsoft Teams. Free support group for new moms with infants up to 1 year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. It doesn’t matter where you delivered your baby. Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Robey from CMH Raiter Family Clinic. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or bgraden@cmhmn.org.

Storytime and Play, 10-11:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The Cloquet Public Library sponsors the free event geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. All are welcome.

Friends of the Cloquet Public Library August Book Sale, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Public Library Friends Room. Those interested in attending will be asked to wear a mask if they are not vaccinated; to bring their own bags; to observe social distancing; and to put their payment in the donation box — no change will be made. People will be asked to wait in the hallway until they are called into the Friends Room.

Veterans Appreciation Day, 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park. The Carlton County Republican Party is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Day. The event is a non-political way to honor and to offer camaraderie and resources to local veterans. A homeless veterans advocate will be in attendance.

Friends of the Cloquet Public Library August Book Sale, noon to 2 p.m., Cloquet Public Library Friends Room. Those interested in attending will be asked to wear a mask if they are not vaccinated; to bring their own bags; to observe social distancing; and to put their payment in the donation box — no change will be made. People will be asked to wait in the hallway until they are called into the Friends Room.

Youth firearms safety training, 5-7:15 p.m., Fond du Lac Resource Management, 28 University Road, Cloquet. The training runs from 5-7:15 p.m. Aug. 16-20 with a field day from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 21. The cost is $7.50 paid online upon completion. Anyone 11 years of age and older is eligible to participate. The class size is limited. Contact Duane at 218-391-4626. Children 14 years old and older can complete the class and field day online. Visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/firearms for more information on online courses.

Storytime and Play, 10-11:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The Cloquet Public Library sponsors the free event geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. All are welcome.

Wyldelife: Parent Interest Night, 6-7 p.m., Cloquet Middle School basketball courts. Parents and children from grades 6-8 are invited to enjoy free dinner and to experience what a club night would be like. Anyone who is interested or who has questions can contact Brian Points, area director, at younglifepoints@gmail.com.

Backpack distribution, Northern Lights Community Action, 901 Cloquet Ave. Visit Northern Lights Community Action prior to the distribution on Aug. 23 to sign up for a backpack with school supplies. For more information call 218-879-2119.

The Nesting Place, 1-2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, via Microsoft Teams. Free support group for new moms with infants up to 1 year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. It doesn’t matter where you delivered your baby. Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Robey from CMH Raiter Family Clinic. For more information, contact Brenda at 218-499-6702 or bgraden@cmhmn.org.

Storytime and Play, 10-11:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Cloquet. The Cloquet Public Library sponsors the free event geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. All are welcome.

Northern Lights Community Action Back to School Supply Drive. The organization is collecting items to distribute to students in need in the community. They are in need of pencils, paper, backpacks, calculators, rulers, pens, staplers, tape, glue, colored pencils, markers, erasers, binders, folders, composition books, crayons, scissors, highlighters and more. Donations can be dropped off at Northern Lights Community Action, 901 Cloquet Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 13. For more information, call 218-879-2119.


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