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.

2nd Annual Farmer to Farmer Exchange

If you grow vegetables,hops,  sell eggs, raise animals for sale or are involved in any type of agriculture in Cook County, Lake County, St. Louis County, Carlton County, or in the Thunder Bay area, you are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Farmer to Farmer Exchange, Sunday, November 2nd, at the Cook County Courthouse from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

It is free to the first 35 people who sign up and we can also provide child care for young children at the YMCA. This is an opportunity to learn more from your neighbors who are growing crops, marketing, and increasing local food production.

 For more information and to register, please contact Diane at 218-387-3015.  Latest registration taken will be on Wednesday, Oct. 29th.

Sponsored in part by: Cook County Extension and S.H.I.P.

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 10/24/2014 01:07pm

Provide feedback on concept designs for Highway 61 on Oct. 28th

Join the City of Grand Marais on October 28th for an open house and presentation of concept designs for Highway 61 through Grand Marais. Your feedback and input is needed! A light meal will be provided and free childcare will be available at the Cook County Community YMCA.

Tuesday, October 28th
6 - 8 pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais

Questions? Contact Mike Roth, City Administrator at or call (218) 387-1848. For more information and updates, visit

CONTACT: City of Grand Marais and Moving Matters
DATE: 10/24/2014 09:55am

80th Birthday Celebration for Gerald Parent

80th Birthday Celebration and open house for Gerald Parent

Schroeder Town Hall

Friday, Ocotber 24, 2014

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cake and Coffee

No Gifts just birthday wishes!!

Questions call Jerelyn at 663-7301

CONTACT: Jerelyn Parent
PHONE: 218-663-7301
DATE: 10/23/2014 10:59am

QuickBooks Workshop Nov 6 9am-4pm

QuickBooks Workshop

Instructor: Jennifer Pontinen
Date: 11/06/2014

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $109 (includes a textbook)
Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN

Covers the basic functions of this number one selling small business accounting program. In addition to this day-long workshop, receive the QuickBooks learning guide.

The course might cover:
• New company creation
• Setting company preferences
• Navigating through menus
• Working with the Chart of Accounts
• Understanding and using Items
• Creating, invoicing and receiving payments from customers
• Creating vendors and entering and paying bills
• Entering finance charges and creating statements
• Managing sales tax
• Reconciling the checking account
• Running reports

Please register by emailing or calling 218-387-3411 or online at To take the QuickBooks course, you will need a laptop on which you have QuickBooks.


CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 10/23/2014 10:33am

Writing the Successful College Paper Tonight!

Please join us this evening for “Writing the Successful College Paper” from 5:30 – 7:00pm at the Cook County Higher Education  Former English Composition Instructor Erin Altemus will teach participants how to identify and focus on purpose, how to add content to achieve purpose and effectiveness, and how to revise and proofread for maximum impact.  Writers in a variety of genres can learn new skills, gain experience and hone their writing skills.

This workshop is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.  Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 218-387-3411   

Please thank our sponsors Johnson’s Foods, Beth’s Fudge and Gifts, Gene’s Foods and the North Shore Federal Credit Union for their support of College Knowledge Month.  Thank you!

PS…  Attend this event and register to win a free laptop computer to be given away at the end of October!

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 10/23/2014 09:41am


The 2014-15 curling season  is about to start.  The curling ice is being installed at the Cook County Community Center and teams are forming for leagues.  Please conact Joanne Smith 387-2052 for Mixed League or questions about learning to curl.  Contact Bill Parish 387-2382 or Chuck Futterer 387-9393 for information about mixed league or Wednesday afternoon league.  Beginners, less experienced curlers as well as high school students, are always welcome.

CONTACT: Chuck Futterer
PHONE: 387-9393
DATE: 10/23/2014 07:58am