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.

Looking for card playing partners

I am looking for a group of people to play cards with.  I enjoy playing 500 and Euchre and am willing to learn how to play Bridge.  I know 2 other persons who are available and would need a 4th so we would have the appropriate number to play.  I would also be willing to join an existing group who may be in need of someone to fill in.  I live in Schroeder but am more than willingto drive to Grand Marais so I can have somecard playing entertainment.



CONTACT: Lawrence Landherr
PHONE: 218-663-9085
DATE: 09/23/2016 07:26am

4th Monday Meal

Monday Sept. 26 is time for Fourth Monday Meals at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 300 2nd Street West in Gand Marais.
This month we will be making spaghetti sauce with fresh local tomatoes and basil. Come enjoy great conversation while we cook together beginning at 3 PM, come enjoy a delicious meal of spaghetti, garlic bread and fresh salad. Take some home! (bring your own containers or use the ones provided!
All are welcome! Free!! 
Join us every fourth Monday for coming together just to cook! Eat! and share the leftovers!



CONTACT: Rev. Beth Benson
PHONE: 218-387-2113
DATE: 09/22/2016 06:42pm

4th Monday Meal

Monday Sept. 26 is time for Fourth Monday Meals at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 300 2nd Street West in Gand Marais.
This month we will be making spaghetti sauce with fresh local tomatoes and basil. Come enjoy great conversation while we cook together beginning at 3 PM, come enjoy a delicious meal of spaghetti, garlic bread and fresh salad. Take some home! (bring your own containers or use the ones provided!
All are welcome! Free!! 
Join us every fourth Monday for coming together just to cook! Eat! and share the leftovers!



CONTACT: Rev. Beth Benson
PHONE: 218-387-2113
DATE: 09/22/2016 06:41pm

NSHCF Annual GOLF SCRAMBLE OCTOBER 2nd!

The 23rd annual North Shore Health Care Foundation is just around the corner! If you haven't put together a team, now's the time! If you aren't a golfer you can be a sponsor! Just go to www.northshorehealthcarefoundation.org and sign up as a sponsor or a team.  All sponsorhsip money raised stays in the county and is paid out in the form of grants.

This year's scramble has new games, new 19th hole reception venue, and cash prizes! See you there!



CONTACT: Brooke Youngdahl
PHONE: 2183874433
DATE: 09/21/2016 03:06pm

3 Day Basic Welding Class Oct 7th, 8th, 9th (Friday-Sunday) 9-5pm

3 Day Basic Welding
October 7th, 8th, 9th (Friday-Sunday) 9am-5pm
Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee
Instructor: Don Hammer

Website: http://www.northshorecampus.org/
Phone: 218-387-3411
Email: highered@northshorecampus.org



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 09/20/2016 04:24pm

Beginning French -START LEARNING FRENCH - October

Beginning French -START LEARNING FRENCH - October 

Thursdays
October 6th-27th • 5:30-7PM
START LEARNING FRENCH - 4 SESSIONS
$80 - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED 
*Interested but have finanical need...please contact CCHE. 

Never too late to start, it's all about having fun while learning.

REASONS TO LEARN FRENCH

1. LEARN FRENCH TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP
2. LEARN FRENCH TO TRAVEL
3. LEARN FRENCH TO ENJOY THE FOOD, THE FILMS,
THE LITERATURE, THE ARTS, THE WINE
4. LEARN FRENCH FOR FUN
5. LEARN FRENCH TO MEET OTHER LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Thanks to support from the North Shore Health Care we are able to offer this course.



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 09/20/2016 02:32pm

Grand Marais Music Collaborative Open Mic Monday

Grand Marais Music Collaborative presents Open Mic Night, tonight and every Monday at Grandma Ray's!  The stage opens up at 6PM and stays open all night!

Bring your instrument(s), your voice, or just your love of music!  Play solo, bring your whole band, or join the impromptu band that seems to form every week! Test some new material or find out if you've got what it takes to perform in front of a live audience!

All styles, genres, skills and talent levels are welcome!



CONTACT: Grand Marais Music Collaborative
DATE: 09/19/2016 01:37pm

Attention Employers! Apply to be part of our FREE workplace wellness collaborative!

Cook County employers are invited to apply for a free, workplace wellness collaborative.

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is inviting employers in Cook County to apply to participate in a workplace wellness collaborative. This no-cost initiative is designed to create “cultures of health” that support healthy behaviors at work. The initiative is funded through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), Minnesota Department of Health.

In the initiative, which will be for one year starting in November 2016, employers will learn about proven practices that can help organizations support a culture of wellness in the workplace by making the healthy choice the easy choice. These strategies will both encourage and engage their workers in behaviors which will have a positive effect on their health. Employers will learn about strategies to support breastfeeding mothers and help employees eat healthier, get more physical activity and decrease commercial tobacco use. Examples of strategies include adding bicycle parking, changing to healthier vending options, providing a lactation room, and adoption of a tobacco-free worksite policy.

The collaborative, which is open to employers with any number of employees and requires little or no financial resources from participating employers, can lead to increased worker productivity, improved morale and lower healthcare costs. Employers will need to provide staff time for planning and implementation. The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, with support from SHIP, will provide one year of free consultation and the necessary tools and technical assistance for participating employers.

To apply or learn more about the collaborative, employers should contact Hartley Newell-Acero at 218-387-2330 or Hartley@sawtoothmountainclinic.org.

Application deadline is September 30th, 2016.



CONTACT:
DATE: 09/19/2016 10:24am

Annual Dinner & Volunteer Appreciation

The Cook County Historical Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Special Anniversaries: 50th anniversary of acquisition of Lightkeeper's House Museum and 25th anniversary of opening the Johnson Heritage Post

WHEN: Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cook County Community Center

MAKE RESERVATIONS BY WEDNESDAY (this week!)

Call the Museum: 387-2883 or email: history@boreal.org

Delicious buffet catered by Alyce's:

Fishcakes!, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fall Compote, glazed carrots, red potatoes, garden and pasta salads, rolls, beverage and dessert

$25 per person — part of cost helps us buy volunteers a dinner in honor of all of their work and time!

 



CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 09/19/2016 08:32am

Pie Social Sunday in Hovland

Pie Social Sunday September 18, 1 - 3 p.m. Trinity Lutheran, 4957 E Highway 61, Hovland. $5.00 gets a slice of pie, ice cream, and beverage !   Enjoy the day, take a break for pie, visit with old friends, meet some new folks.

 



CONTACT: Trinity Lutheran
PHONE: 475-2439
DATE: 09/18/2016 11:51am

Make your Reservation, Historical Society Annual Dinner and Volunteer Appreciation

The Cook County Historical Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

All are Welcome!

WHEN:    Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Cook County Community Center

Delicious Buffet Catered by Alyce's:

Fishcakes!, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with fall compote, glazed carrots, red potatoes, garden and pasta salads, rolls, beverage and dessert

$25 per person — part of cost helps us buy volunteers a dinner in honor of all of their work and time!  

* Reservations and prepayment required by September 21 *

Call the Museum: 387-2883 or email: history@boreal.org



CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 09/16/2016 09:19am

September Guest Lecture: History of the North through the Legendary Jack and Tchi-ki-Wis Linklater, Scotch Metis and Ojibwe coup

September Guest Lecture: History of the North through the Legendary Jack and Tchi-ki-Wis Linklater, Scotch Metis and Ojibwe couple. Or, from the Orkney's to Fur Trade factory on Hudson's Bay to Red River, Lake Winnipeg/Fort Alexander, Lac La Croix, Winton, Basswood Lake and Isle Royale and quite a few other places I haven't rediscovered them yet

Presenter: Tim Cochrane 

I have been doing "Linklater Research" ever since I first heard of them in 1976, but ceased for a while after Sister Weygant published a short biography of him in 1980. By that time, Jack Linklater had become a distant role model for me (Sigurd Olson also thought of Linklater as a role model).

I enjoy doing historical research that takes me (and eventually a few readers) to forgotten places and to meet people who are generally unappreciated and are remarkable. One early Quetico Ranger said of Linklater: "he was the greatest woodsman to ever hit this country." Linklater's family history epitomizes much of the sweeping changes in the North Country.

Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
No RSVP required. Everyone welcome - All Ages! 
$5 Recommended Donation

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community and sponsored by the Birchbark Books and Gifts, Lake Superior Trading Post, Cook County Co-op, Sven and Ole's Pizza, Bluefin Bay Resort, Lutsen Resort, and Visit Cook County MN.

For more information please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 09/15/2016 12:16pm

You can be an extra in a movie today!

Rushaway Pictures had to post-pone filming the scene on Monday because of the rain. They will now be filming it today at 5:30 pm!

They are looking for about 25-30 folks to be extras in the movie. They provide costumes and just need people to show up by about 1pm. 

Recommended Outfits:

Women: leggings, thick tights, peasant tops and other option everyday tops, no white or bright colors, slip on flats or ankle boots, no logos

Men: black or brown slacks, lace up ankle boots or slip on loafers,white dress shirts and other everyday option shirts, no logos

The scene will be featuring the "North Shore Legends Festival" and so extras will be asked to put on various pieces of costumes and stroll down Wisconsin Street. Extras can expect to be there for 2-3 hours. 

Pretty exciting! If you'd like to be part of it, all you have to do is show up.



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 09/14/2016 11:58am

For Sale By Bid

FOR SALE BY BID
Cook County Schools ISD166

2004 Chevrolet Express
1 ton, 14 passenger school bus
Sold “as is”.
Vehicle can be viewed by calling 387-2271
ext 606.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the Cook County School District Office until 12:00 p. m.
on September 23, 2016



CONTACT:
DATE: 09/14/2016 10:17am

Early Childhood Family Education and other Kid's Classes Now Posted!

Early Childhood Family Education and other Kid's Classes Now Posted!
Including both afternoon and evening classes, morning open gym and swim, crafts, baby shower themed events, and more!
-Visit Cook County Community Education's Website to Learn More and Register!
www.cookcountyschools.org  
Community Partners

Contact Community Education at 218-387-2271 ext 616 or ppuskala@isd166.org with questions and to register!
 



CONTACT:
DATE: 09/13/2016 12:06pm