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Community Calendar: Veterans Day programs, Esko school musical on tap

Pine Journal - 11/17/2023

Nov. 16—Salvation Army Adopt-a-Child Christmas Program Registration, through Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 316 Carlton Ave., Cloquet.

Craft and Vendor Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cloquet Armory and Pine Tree Plaza, Cloquet.

Community Chess Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Esko High School presents "Alice in Wonderland," 7 p.m., Esko High School theater, 2 E. Highway 61. Esko High School students perform "Alice in Wonderland." Buy tickets at

esko.ludus.com;

by contacting Joyce Bergstedt at

jbergstedt@esko.k12.mn.us

or 218-879-4673, ext. 230; or at the ticket booth one hour before each performance.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, Walmart and Super One Foods, Cloquet. Volunteers can sign up for shifts at

registertoring.com

or by calling 218-879-5447.

Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m.-noon, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3756 Fair St., Barnum.

Craft and Vendor Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cloquet Armory and Pine Tree Plaza, Cloquet.

Ice Fishing 101, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Cloquet Public Library. Outdoor Advantage hosts a free hands-on program to teach participants the basics of ice fishing, including ice fishing safety; how to dress for ice fishing; essential equipment; popular ice fishing species; where to find them; and more. All ages; no registration required.

Esko High School presents "Alice in Wonderland," 2 p.m., Esko High School theater, 2 E. Highway 61, Esko. Esko High School students perform "Alice in Wonderland" for this year's fall musical. Tickets may be purchased at

esko.ludus.com;

by contacting Joyce Bergstedt at

jbergstedt@esko.k12.mn.us

or 218-879-4673, ext. 230; or by purchasing them at the ticket booth one hour before each performance.

Teen Reads, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Join Miss Morgan for storytime. Weekly events feature stories, songs and interactive activities. Geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Library Book Sale, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Beyond the Bump: Growing Together, 5-6 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital. This is the eighth of an eight-week class that will empower and educate moms through the beginning stages of motherhood. Topics covered will include: introducing solids, what to expect during teething, returning to exercise and the importance of pelvic health, and managing expectations and mental health. The classes are free and open to all; you do not have to be a CMH patient. However, registration is required. Visit cloquethospital.com to register. Free child care will be available.

Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Join Miss Morgan for storytime. The weekly events feature stories, songs and interactive activities. Storytime is geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Teen Tech, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Carlton County DAV and Auxiliary Thanksgiving meal. The Carlton County chapter of the Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary host their eighth annual Thanksgiving meal. All Carlton County residents are eligible, regardless of military service. There is no set cost to receive a meal; however, freewill offerings will be accepted. Meals are available for delivery from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., or for dine-in service from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Residents who wish to have their meal delivered are asked to call 218-451-0966 by Nov. 23 to request their meal. Community members interested in volunteering or donating should call 218-590-4027.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign continues at Walmart, L&M Fleet Supply and Super One Foods. Volunteers can sign up for shifts at

registertoring.com

or by calling 218-879-5447.

Teen Reads, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Join Miss Morgan for storytime. The weekly events feature stories, songs and interactive activities. Storytime is geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Library Book Sale, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Between the Lines Book Club, 3:30 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Cloquet Public Library. Join Miss Morgan for storytime. The weekly events feature stories, songs and interactive activities. Storytime is geared toward children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Teen Tech, 4 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Family Movie Night, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Public Library.

Santa's Home for the Holidays Storytime with Santa, 4-6 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. Free open house featuring Santa, cookie decorating and holiday crafts.

Santa's Home for the Holidays chili feed, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Our Redeemer Church, 515 Skyline Blvd., Cloquet. Sponsored by Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments. Bring nonperishable food for the food shelf.

Santa's Home for the Holidays Photos with Santa, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cloquet. Spaghetti dinner, holiday crafts, shopping and photos with Santa by photographer Alan Johnson with purchase of meal. Cost: $10 for ages 13 and older and $5 for ages 3-12.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign continues at Walmart, L&M Fleet Supply and Super One Foods. Volunteers can sign up for shifts at

registertoring.com

or by calling 218-879-5447.

Santa's Home for the Holidays Holiday Expo and Craft Fair and pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Churchill Elementary School, Cloquet. Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., and lunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 171; enter through front door. Expo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $5 admission for adults.

Santa's Home for the Holidays Pet Pictures with Santa, 9 a.m.-noon, Cloquet Animal Hospital, 122 Second St., Cloquet. Cats only, 9-9:30 a.m.; dogs and dog-friendly cats, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $10; digital photos only.

Santa's Home for the Holidays food and silent auction, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch St.The Cloquet American Legion Post 262 and Auxiliary will sell baked goods and Coney hot dogs and hold a silent auction.

Santa's Home for the Holidays Wood City Motors Holiday Event, 1-4 p.m., Wood City Motors, Washington Avenue and Highway 33, Cloquet. Free magic shows and Christmas cookie decorating.

Santa's Home for the Holidays fire rings and s'mores, 4-5 p.m., fire station, 508 Cloquet Ave. Enjoy free hot chocolate and make s'mores.

Santa's Home for the Holidays parade and fireworks, 5-6 p.m., Cloquet Avenue from 18th to Eighth streets. Fireworks over downtown and Veterans Memorial Park immediately after parade.

Cloquet Al-Anon, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m.,103 10th St., Cloquet. Closed meetings. The only membership requirement is that a friend or relative has a problem with alcoholism. Call 218-879-9884.

Esko Museum, 12 W. Highway 61, Esko. Open 2-5 p.m. Sundays from July through August. Admission free; donations accepted.

Gamblers Anonymous, Mondays, 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5 p.m.; Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 615 12th Ave., Cloquet. Use parking lot entrance. For more information, call 855-222-5542.

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

naminnesota.org.

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

5429.toastmastersclubs.org.

Veterans support group, second, third and fourth Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Graceful Strides Farm, 3412 Bent Trout Lake Road, Barnum. All veterans welcome. Light meal served. For more info or to RSVP, email

hello@northstarcommunityservices.com.

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