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.

Ruby's Pantry NEXT TUESDAY

Just a reminder...Ruby's Pantry is NEXT TUESDAY, not today!!!!

5:00 - 6:30 ISD 166 Elementary Gym. See you there!!



CONTACT: Barb Spaulding
DATE: 12/06/2016 09:48am

FRIDAY-Trauma Informed Care-RSVP ASAP!

Do You See What I See?  Seeing Children in Need Through a Trauma Lens

Trauma-informed care provides a new perspective on offering help.   When we shift from asking "What is wrong with you?" to "What has happened to you?" , this  can reduce the blame and shame that some people experience when they receive assistance.  It builds an understanding of how the past impacts the present, and it can be a first step toward healing and recovery.

Trauma-informed care takes a partnership approach, where healing is led by the person being helped and is supported by the person offering assistance.  Together,  each learns from the other. There's greater respect, movement towards healing, and assistance  that  truly helps.

Trauma-Informed Care For Children Workshop

Facilitated by Stacey Otto, LCSW as part of the “Hot Potatoes!” Series

FREE and for EVERYONE Who Interacts with Children

(Educators, Family Members, Youth Leaders, Law Enforcement…)

Arrowhead Center for the Arts - December 9, 2016  

9:30am - 12:30 pm Topics: 

· Trauma & Brain Development

· Hyperarousal

· Attachment  Theory

· Start Discussion of School      Intervention  Strategies

1:30pm - 4pm Topics: 

· Resiliency

· Secondary Trauma/Burn Out/Compassion Fatigue

· Continuation of Discussion of Intervention Strategies and  Scenarios

Lunch is on your own.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 6.  To register or for more information, contact Hartley Newell-Acero at Hartley@sawtoothmountianclinic.org or call 387-2330.



CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2330
DATE: 12/05/2016 10:19am

Art Installation and Community Dinner Event on Jan 7

Seeking dinner guests for a unique art installation/community dinner experience, At the Table, on Sat, Jan. 7 at 6pm at the Art Colony.  

"At the Table" is a full dining installation and performance piece by bowl turner Jim Sannerud that comes to life through a shared dinner experience. Inspired by Scandinavian design from his ancestral farm in Norway, Jim hand-crafted three large backdrop panels, a large table, chairs, and serving vessels with the intention to create dialogue about place, memory and traditions. The installation is on display and open to the public Dec 29-January 7 from 9am-4pm.

The exhibit will culminate with a shared dinner "At the Table" of eight randomly selected community members. Participants will be asked to bring a dish to share that is accompanied by a story. The food will act as a conversation piece for each individual and open a dialogue about place, memory, and how traditions are translated.  

There is no cost for this event (other than your shared dish). Space is limited. Please contact the Art Colony if you are interested in participating by December 15.



CONTACT: Grand Marais Art Colony
PHONE: 2183872737
DATE: 12/02/2016 04:52pm

Santa's Workshop is Saturday!

Cook County Girl Scouts invite kids of all ages to Santa’s Workshop, Saturday, December 3 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais. 
Festivities start with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. 
Shopping starts at 9 a.m. Scout elves assists little shoppers in choosing and wrapping presents, before rejoining parents, who will have a true surprise under the Christmas tree. No gift in the child area costs more than $2.
Santa Claus will be at the workshop! Have your picture taken with Santa from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
Scouts will be providing daycare from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. so parents can take a quick shopping break themselves. Girl Scouts are also baking up a storm for a bake sale and created some lovely holiday decor items for sale too! 
Proceeds of this merry event go toward local Girl Scout activities. Thanks!



CONTACT: Rhonda Silence
PHONE: 218-387-9844
DATE: 12/01/2016 11:58pm

4th & 5th grade Boys Basketball

4th & 5th Boys Basketball is starting today, December 1.  The practice time is 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the YMCA gym.  

 

 



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DATE: 12/01/2016 12:37pm

K-3 Basketball Starting Saturday!

K-3 Basketball Starts Saturday, December 3 from 9-10 am in the HS Varsity Gym.



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DATE: 12/01/2016 08:21am

Tomorrow! Balance & Strength is Back 12:10-12:50

Balance and Strength class is back after Thanksgiving break!

As we age, we need to boost our bone health, increase our muscle mass, and maintain  or improve our balance. This helps decrease the risks of falls and improves muscle tone and posture. 

 In this class, we’ll use body weight and resistance bands to strengthen these areas. 

Join us as we get stronger, improve our balance, and have FUN!

Every Thursday during the months of November and December, Chris Angelo will be leading Balance and Strength classes.   Chris is a talented and gentle instructor whose focus is meeting people where they are and helping them to move forward. 

Where:  Sawtooth Mountain Clinic 

               Lower Level, Classroom

When:   Thursdays in Nov. & Dec.   

                 12:10 - 12:50 pm

Cost:      FREE!

RSVP:     None needed; come as you can.

Please bring your yoga mat and wear comfy clothes that move easily; athletic shoes are optional.

For more information, email Chris@ SawtoothMountainClinic.org or call 387-2330.

 



CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2175
DATE: 11/30/2016 02:00pm

Christmas Party at the Senior Center

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE SENIOR CENTER

December 22, 2016

12:00pm  Turkey Dinner w/all the fixings! Call 387-2660 by 9:30am for your lunch reservation.

12:30pm  Christmas Gift Exchange Game. Bring a wrapped gift valued at $10 or less for a fun exchange game!

1:15pm  Live entertainment!

Hot Apple Cider and Cookies will be served while local musicians share their talents.

All ages are welcome to join in the festivities

So come be a part of a Fun Filled Day!!!



CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 11/29/2016 03:26pm

Basketball Coach Needed!!

The Cook County Boys Basketball program is looking for a youth coach to coach the 4th and 5th grade basketball team.  Practices are from 3:30 to 4:30 pm and are on the following dates:    

Dec. 1, 6, 15, 19
Jan. 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 30, 31
Feb. 6, 7, 14, 21, 24

There would also be three or four games on Saturdays that could be worked around your schedule.  Please contact Mitch Dorr at mdorr@isd166.org if interested.



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DATE: 11/29/2016 01:38pm

Benleyville Tour of Lights with the Senior Center

BENTLEYVILLE TOUR OF LIGHTS

The Sr Center has planned a trip to Bentleyville on December 19th, 2016 to leave Grand Marais at 1:00 pm and return around 9:30 pm.

Cost:$12.00

Bentleyville Tour of Lights is a free annual family holiday light show complete with Santa, holiday music, and fire pits for roasting marshmallows.  All surrounded by a magical atmosphere geared towards all ages young and old with a community mission of raising non-perishable food item.Free hot cocoa and cookies will be served from the Cookie House, popcorn will be served free of charge from the Popcorn Box and marshmallows can be picked up at the Marshmallow Hut and roasted at any of the 15 fire pits.So come join us and stroll through Bentleyville’s holiday light display at Bayfront Festival Park.  Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season and experience the beautiful display of lights:)

We will stop for dinner (at your own expense) before heading to Bentleyville.  Dress in layers to be  comfortable on the bus and outside for at least an hour. 

Bring your camera and a non-perishable food item. 

Please call 387-2660 to register your spot!

 



CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 11/29/2016 12:28pm

Christmas Parade Thank You!!

Visit Cook County would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all those who participated in the Oh Ole Night Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, Carols and Fireworks! This was such a successful year in terms of visitors to the event and participation from local businesses and organizations. We really appreciate all the effort that everyone put into making this year so great!

2017 Winning Parade Entries:

Best Overall Travelling Gnome Trophy: Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply

Best Theme: WTIP North Shore Radio

Cutest Entry: Cook County Co-op (they had a pug dressed as a carrot! and another pup dressed as a corn dog!!)

Best Holiday Spirit: Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts of Cook County

 

Additional appreciation goes to The American Legion Color Guard, Gunflint Mercantile, Sivertson Gallery, Joynes Ben Franklin, Cook County Snowmobile Club: Ridge Riders, Grand Marais Volunteer Fire Department, Grand Marais Lions & Lioness Club, North Shore Health and Cook County Ambulance, Ruby’s Pantry, LutZen Reflections Massage Studios, the Cook County Chamber of Commerce, and our wonderful carolers Karina Roth, Amelia Roth, Mike Roth and Mark Abrahamson. A special thank you to the City of Grand Marais, Grand Marais PUC and Parks & Rec Staff for the wonderful tree and lights in Harbor Park. As always, thanks so much to the Sheriff’s Department for keeping us all safe during the celebration.

 

We hope to see you all again next year on Friday, November 24th, 2017!



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 2183872788
DATE: 11/28/2016 10:58am

MONDAY! Free Vitamin D Class/Supper

Vitamin Delicious!

Vitamin D builds healthy bones and teeth and helps keep our immune systems raring to go.  But those aren’t the only reasons it’s important. 

Come join us and learn more about the many ways  that  the “sunshine vitamin” affects your health!

First Congregational Church     

November 28   

Free Class and Supper

Cook with us from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Learn  with us from 5:15 - 6:15pm

Eat with us anytime from 5:00 - 6:30pm

Presenters: 

Mary W. Zabaracki, MPH, RD, CDE       Clinical Dietitian  & Diabetes Educator

Kim Falter,  Holistic Nutritionist

Kim and Mary will be discussing:

- what Vitamin D is,

- how we can make sure we get enough - both from diet and  supplements,

- delicious ways to prepare Vitamin D rich foods.

RSVPs appreciated:  hartley@sawtoothmountainclinic.org or call Hartley at 387-2330



CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 2183872330
DATE: 11/27/2016 10:14am

Oh Ole Night Christmas Parade tonight!

The Oh Ole Night Christmas Parade is tonight at 5:30 pm!! Come watch and enjoy the Tree Lighting, Christmas Carols and Fireworks afterwards! 

 

It's not too late to be part of the parade. Floats can be as simple as you taking your pup for a walk :) Prizes are provided for cutest entry, best holiday spirit, and best scandinavian theme. Line up begins at 5 pm in the Senior Center parking lot. Contact Katie at Visit Cook County if you have questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 11/25/2016 09:49am

WTIP Radio feature

The Sawtooth Mountain Elementary Second and Third Grade I am Thankful radio feature will be played on WTIP 90.7fm "News Hour" Wednesday, November 23 between noon and 1:00pm and again from 5:00-6:00pm. The feature will also be played at 8:40am on Thanksgiving Day
 



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DATE: 11/23/2016 12:16pm

Santa's Workshop!

Cook County Girl Scouts invite kids of all ages to Santa’s Workshop, Saturday, December 3 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.

Festivities start with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m.

Shopping starts at 9 a.m. Scout elves assists little shoppers in choosing and wrapping presents, before rejoining parents, who will have a true surprise under the Christmas tree. No gift in the child area costs more than $2.

Santa Claus will be at the workshop! Have your picture taken with Santa from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Scouts will be providing daycare from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. so parents can take a quick shopping break themselves. Girl Scouts are also baking up a storm for a bake sale too!

Proceeds of this merry event go toward local Girl Scout activities. Thanks! 



CONTACT: Rhonda Silence
PHONE: 218-387-9844
DATE: 11/22/2016 11:25pm