Events and Meetings

Announce upcoming community events. Please note that an event hosted by a business is considered a commercial event and should be posted under Business Ads. If an item fits under one of the other categories, please do NOT post it as an event - post it in the other category.

Free Craft Demo | Leatherwork and Shoemaking with Candace LaCosse | August 27-30

Each week this summer, North House hosts an ‘Instructor in Residence’ who demonstrates their craft outside on the commons from 10am-4pm, Thursday-Sunday. Candace LaCosse will be here this week, August 27-30, crafting shoes and working with leather. Free.

CONTACT: North House Staff
PHONE: 218.387.9762
DATE: 08/27/2015 03:45pm

Do You Home School? Are You Thinking About It?

Welcome Grand Marais to the home schooling community! The goal of this group is to bring the Grand Marais, Lutsen, Silver Bay, and Two Harbors communities together through community, an active support system, monthly events, field trips, social gatherings, and more! This group is open to students and parents who home school or are thinking about home schooling. Our group is not religious based - people from all backgrounds and beliefs  are welcome!

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Sept. 8th 2015
Time: Noon-2pm
The Home Schooling families in the community are welcome to join us for our Pot Luck gathering! Located at the Community Center Park & Skate Park. Bring a dish and beverage to share!

Please RSVP to this event by Sept 1 2015. 

If you are a local with younger children who would like to know more, please feel free to join us! All families and children are welcome. No restrictions to grades or ages. 


Also please join us starting Sept. 9th from Noon-2pm at the Community Center Park & Skate Park. This will be a time the home schooling children can get together for gym/recess. This will be every Monday-Friday from Noon-2pm. Some days there might be lots of families there, and other days there might only be you and thats ok! Its open and free! This event will end once the weather starts to get nasty. So let your kids join in on the fun while you can!

If you have any questions please contact Molly. 


PHONE: 218-370-8358
DATE: 08/27/2015 01:09pm

Monroe Crossing, the Midwest's Premier Bluegrass & Gospel Quintet!’ Sept. 3 at the ACA!

Grand Marais Playhouse special event on September 3 at 7:30 PM with “Monroe Crossing, the Midwest's Premier Bluegrass & Gospel Quintet!’ at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. - See more at:
Most appealing is the band's ability to keep a foot in two camps: a touch of old time, with a very modern sound. The lyrics have a strong appeal. — Wayne Bledsoe, KMST 
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There will be FREE appetizers and cake at this event too! 

Come have a fun night!

Adults $20 , Students(-18) $10

CONTACT: Playhouse
PHONE: 218.387.1284x2
DATE: 08/27/2015 06:27am

BGCS Special Meeting on Monday, August 31 at 6:00pm

Birch Grove Community School will be holding a Special Meeting on Monday, August 31 at 6:00pm at Birch Grove Community School.

Special Meeting Agenda:

1. Closed session for personnel: School Staff Interview

2. Hiring/Offer of Employment

CONTACT: Diane Blanchette
PHONE: 663-0170
DATE: 08/26/2015 04:15pm

Local Food Market this Thursday, Aug. 27 4 - 6 p.m.

The Local Food Market will be at the CC Community Center in Grand Marais this Thursday, Aug. 27 from 4 - 6 p.m.   We have been having a great assortment of baked goods, herbs, and wonderful vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, lettuce, kohlrabi, summer squash, onions, green beans, tomatoes, etc.  We had items still for sale last week until 6:00 p.m. so even if you don't get off work until 5:00 p.m., come and check it out!

We have tables and room for folks who only have a few items to sell all the way up to selling a lot of items.  Come and support locally grown food!


CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 08/26/2015 09:44am

MN Author William Kent Krueger

This is going to be a very fun event, and much different than any other presentation Kent has done. Myron Bursheim will be conversing with him – two easy chairs in front of us all – and we will be invited into the conversation. Lots of great conversation and interesting information!

Conversation With MN Author William Kent Krueger

Presented By Birchbark Books and Gifts and Cook County Higher Education
Date: Saturday, August 29th
Time: 3pm Presentation and Book Signing Following Presentation

Seating is limited; call 218-387-3411 or register online for tickets. $15 tickets with registration (A donation to help support Cook County Higher Education's Mission) $20 dollars at the door.

William Kent Krueger Bio:
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota and Canada. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe.

His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times bestsellers.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 08/24/2015 01:03pm