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.

Kindergarten Round Up at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary

It’s Kindergarten Roundup Time at Sawtooth  Mountain Elementary
Friday, May 6th will be kindergarten round up day. Children will come for the morning or afternoon and stay at school without parents.  Students may ride the bus with a sibling. If you plan to have your child ride the bus please contact Ms. Smith (387-2271 ext 455 or Mrs. Lindstrom (387-2271 ext 457 to make arrangements. Children will   participate in many kindergarten activities, ride a school bus and more! You should have been notified by mail if your child is invited to come from 8:20-11:00 or 12:45-3:25. Please contact Ms. Smith or Mrs. Lindstrom if you have not yet received an invitation. We tried to keep your child’s time consistent with their preschool time. If you would like to have lunch in the cafeteria before or after your childs round up time, you can purchase tickets from Cindi    Crawford in the PreK-12 office. An adult Lunch is $4.55  and a child Lunch is $2.65. There will be no school for our current   2015-2016 kindergarteners on May 6th.

CONTACT: Cindy Everson
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 05/03/2016 12:28pm

Community Acupuncture tuesday 3pm to 6pm

Sarah Wilson returns with Community Acupuncture in Grand Marais which takes place at Laurie Senty's Massage Studio this Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This is a good opportunity to receive acupuncture from a well established acupuncturist. Sarah's been in practice since 1991. No need to make an appointment 

for community acupuncture, just come over anytime before 5:30. If you would like to attend and the 3pm to 6pm timeframe will not work, please contact me and lets

work with schedules so you can attend.  For more information, please visit

If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or text Sarah at 612-825-2160 and

cost is $25. Private appointments will be available beginning this May. 

Laurie Senty's Therapeutic Massage Studio, across HWY 61 from the DQ

CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 05/02/2016 03:02pm

Volunteer for the Inaugural Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic - get free beer!

On Saturday, May 28, more than 200 bicycle riders will converge in Grand Marais to ride the first "Le Grand du Nord," a 100 mile and 50 mile "Gravel Cycling Classic," which is a timed group ride over remote gravel roads. A successful event will bring new tourists to Grand Marais over Memorial Day weekend and its success depends on local support. We hope you can join us!


As a Le Grand du Nord Support Team Member, you will get to experience the excitement and friendly vibe that make gravel cycling classics a special kind of event . It also gets you  

  • A pint glass and drink ticket for Voyager Brewing (at 2.5 hours)
  • and a Grand du Nord t-shirt (at 5 hours)
  • and free entry into this year's Heck of the North on Oct. 1 in Two Harbors, MN. (at 7.5 hours)

Click here to browse opportunities and to sign-up. You do not need to set up an Ultra Signup account: just click "no" when prompted, select the jobs and times you would like to help out, and the online system will request your name, email, and phone number so we can contact you with further information. We will not share your information with anyone else.

If you have questions, please contact Avesa Rockwel at Heck of the North Productions.

phone (218) 724 3132


CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 05/02/2016 10:21am

Mark your calendar! GES Greenhouse Plant Sale & Pancake Breakfast, May 21

Mark your calendar!

The annual Great Expectations School "Greenhouse Plant Sale & Pancake Breakfast" will be Saturday, May 21, from 8 am to 1 pm.

As always, there will be a wide variety of hardy perennials, flowering annuals, garden-ready veggies and fragrant herbs.  The event also features a pancake breakfast, starting at 8 am (until the pancakes run out).

Great Expectations School is located at 550 E 5th Street in Grand Marais.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Jana Berka
DATE: 04/29/2016 03:05pm

Next Thursday! Networking Luncheon: It's Just Good Business

Networking Luncheon: It's Just Good Business 
May 5th, 2016
Cost: $20 (Includes Pie Place Lunch and Presentation)

“In the next decade, the most successful businesses will be those that integrate sustainability into their core businesses” – Jim Owens, CEO Caterpillar

As a business and marketing consultant, Eric Block has tracked trends and will share examples of how companies - big and small - have benefited from acting socially responsibly (Being Green, Donating/Volunteering, Ethical Practices) and communicating those actions to their customers. 

Learn more about the latest trends. Best practices.  Who’s setting the standards.  And what pitfalls are critical to avoid.

Eric Block believe that businesses - large and small - have a responsibility to society beyond just earning profits.  And increasingly, all the data and research shows that citizens will reward with patronage those companies who demonstrate they are responsible - to their employees, to customers and to the planet.  While I understand your audience is local, these basic principles should apply to all business entities.  Where ever they may do business.

Eric has presented similar talks at the of University of St. Thomas, Firehouse Advertising Agency in Dallas, at the U. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the IPREX North America public relations consortium, and to Best Buy, Honda, General Mills and others.

Please RSVP to Cook County Higher Education at 218-387-3411 or or register online at

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183871314
DATE: 04/29/2016 02:29pm

Cook County Youth Baseball

Cook County Youth Baseball Registration Forms are now available online at   classes & activities

Please fill out and return with payment to the PK-12 school office

DATE: 04/29/2016 12:54pm