Community calendar: landscaping workshop, financial planning course and more – Cloquet Pine Journal

Yot Dance, 1-4 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion. Two for the road will happen.

Winterize your garden and landscape, 6-7:30 p.m., Esko Town Hall, 25 E. Harney Road, Esko. During the free event, extension educator Mercedes Moffett will provide tips on how attendees can winterize their gardens and landscapes to minimize disease and pests for the upcoming gardening season. Alyssa Bloss, conservation specialist with the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District, will talk about what to leave in the yard as winter approaches to preserve pollinators for next season. Kathy Rahkola, a master gardener from Carlton County, will present information on starting a “bee lawn”. To register, please call 218-384-3511 ext. 1 or email There will also be documents and door prizes.

Financial class – 5 keys to retiring without fear, 6:30 p.m. Barnum High School Community Education Office, 3675 Carlton County Road 140, Barnum. The free workshop will cover five key retirement strategies to consider for successful retirement in today’s world. The session will address the pitfalls that can derail a retirement plan if left unchecked. Todd Rengo of Greenstone Financial Group will lead the session. The deadline for registration is September 14. Register online at . Contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst at 218-389-0108 or with any questions.

Storybook Walk, Barnum High School Nature Center. Barnum Community Education will host a Storybook Walk September 23-30 featuring the book “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg. The free activity is available for people of all ages. Participants are invited to take their mud boots, carts and whole family to enjoy the storybooks.

Ping Pong & Air Hockey For Teens, 4-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

West End Flourish Event, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cloquet’s West End. The event will feature food trucks, vendors, a farmers market, entertainment and activities for children, including a storytelling walk hosted by the Cloquet Public Library. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

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.

Book club between the lines, 3:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. September’s reading is “Immoral” by Brian Freeman. Copies of the book are available in the library catalog. Discussion questions are available in the library lobby, at the cash desk, or at

Financial Boot Camp For Beginner Farmers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Carlton County Transportation Building. New and beginning farmers are encouraged to learn how to understand their farm’s financial statements and use them to see the financial success of their farms. The guest speaker will be Rob Holcomb, Farm Business Management Educator. He will discuss important financial statements and how farmers can best use these records to succeed. There is no cost to attend the event. For more information or to register, contact Mercedes at or 218-384-8681.

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, 210 Arch St. The Carlton County Trailblazers 55 and Older Group (formerly the Retired Men’s Group) welcomes men and women 55 and older to their next lunch meeting. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. A pork loin roast with all the trimmings is on the menu for $15 per person. The keynote speaker will be Shelly Peterson of Promoting Me LLC, who will talk about helping people become brands and make a name for themselves. Members of the public are welcome.

Tinker Kids: After School Program “Cave Painting” 4-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. The free event, aimed at children from kindergarten to grade 6, will allow participants to paint rocks. Children can come anytime and stay as long as they want. Light snacks will be provided.

15th Annual Cloquet River Race, 9 a.m., Churchill Elementary, 515 Granite Street, Cloquet. The 15th Annual 1 Mile 5K Run/Walk will be held with all proceeds going to health related equipment and programs, as well as technology purchases at Churchill Elementary. Registration is $30 for people 13 and older and $25 for children under 12. Prices increase on September 19. To register or to learn more, visit

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.

Finlandia Northland Foundation Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Highway, Hermantown. Following the business meeting, Mark Munger will give a presentation entitled “The Importance of Ethnic Groups for Artists, Writers and Musicians”. Finlandia Foundation Northland is the Duluth area chapter of Finlandia Foundation National.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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