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.

Learn to Pickle with Hana Senty-Sept 1

Learn to make your own Pickles!!!

I will be teaching a class on how to make pickles! We will go over the basics of canning. You will get to pack your own jar of pickles and take it home with you. This will be a class on water bath canning-The pickles will be shelf stable and will look beautiful in your pantry!

Join me on Thursday Sept 1
6pm at the Community Center
Cost is $20-You will take home a jar of pickles if you pre-register.

Please register by calling CC Extension at (218)387-3015

Let me know if you have any questions

Hope to see you there!



CONTACT: Hana Senty
DATE: 08/29/2016 03:56pm

Moose Madness Activities

Would you like to host an activity for the Moose Madness Family Festival at your store or business? Let me know! I'd love to include you in the 2016 Moose News Tribune Schedule of Events, which will be inserted in the October Northern Wilds. Hosting an activity is a great way to get folks into your location. Activities can be as simple as guessing how many pennies in a jar, or finding 5 moose within the store, etc. Visit Cook County and the Information Center takes care of giving out prizes, you just have to deal with Moose Bucks (the official currency of Moose Madness).  

If you'd like to participate, please let me know details by the end of the week as that is the deadline for the Events Schedule.

Thank you so much!



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 08/29/2016 03:33pm

Preschool PAC Meeting Reminder Today-Sawtooth Mountain Preschool Parent Advisory Council Meeting - Monday, August 29th at 6:15pm

Hey Preschool Parents!

Preschool starts September 12th and it's coming up fast.  Our preschool  Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will be meeting on Monday, August 29th, at 6:15pm in the YMCA conference room (glass room at the entrance of the YMCA).  There is childcare available at the YMCA Kid's Club until 7:15pm. Kid's Club is available for all families attending the meeting regardless of whether you're a YMCA member. The meeting will end by 7:15 for kid's pickup. 

Agenda items will include:

Intro of Asst. Principle DeWitt (attending) and teachers Pam Foster and Autumn Clearwater-Day (unknown at this time if they are attending)
Preschool schedule
Vol. Pre-K funding impacts on:

  • 4 yr. old tuition
  • sliding scale
  • program requirements
  • transportation
  •  future of the PAC
  • parent concerns/comments

If you plan on coming and will be using Kid's Club please let me know so we can let the YMCA staff appropriately.

Also, if anyone would like to participate remotely via Google Hangouts, let us know in advance and we will set it up with you.

Hope to see many old faces and many new!

Greg and Mimi Gentz (preschool parents)



CONTACT: Greg
PHONE: 218-387-2297
DATE: 08/29/2016 09:58am

Care Partners Ice Cream Social

Care Partners’ Ice Cream Social   

The first-ever Care Partners Ice Cream Social will be held on August 28th, from 2-5 pm at Sydney’s Custard! The event will include sundaes for a $5 donation, a silent auction, chair massages from Lutzen Reflections and a quilt raffle draw. 

Join us to celebrate our first year as our own nonprofit, meet board and staff. Learn about Care Partners volunteers and programs, including our new Chore Service. All proceeds go to support Care Partners services to support those on the journey of aging, serious illness and end of life.



CONTACT: Kay Grindland
PHONE: 2183873788
DATE: 08/26/2016 05:11pm

5TH and 6TH Grade Pony League Equipment Handout!!!

5th and 6th grade Pony League Equipment Handout

Where: Coach Dorr's Room #222

When: August 29th at 3:00pm



CONTACT: Pam Puskala
PHONE: 2183872271 x606
DATE: 08/24/2016 04:11pm

COOK COUNTY FOOTBALL GAME DATE CHANGE

FOOTBALL GAME DATE CHANGE:
The first football game scheduled at Northwoods will be onThursday, September 1st instead of Friday, September 2nd.  Please note the change of date.
 



CONTACT: Pam Puskala
PHONE: 2183872271 x606
DATE: 08/24/2016 04:07pm

Thursday Guest Lecture: Border Patrol 7pm

August Guest Lecture: Border Patrol

Michael Poliquin graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2003 and commissioned into the Marine Corps. As an infantry officer, he served two combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. After his military service, he joined the Border Patrol and was stationed in Yuma, Arizona, from 2008 to 2016. He is now a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent assigned to the Grand Marais Border Patrol station.

He will discuss the work of the Border Patrol, both in a local sense and in the wider context of immigration politics for all US borders. How do they interact with Customs and what is the division of responsibility? What are some examples of real-life stories from the field? 

Thursday, August 25th 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

 

 

Education Where You Live

 

College Prep۰ College Courses۰ Workforce Training۰ Lifelong Learning

Website and Course Registration: http://www.northshorecampus.org

Events and Updates: www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation

Email: highered@northshorecampus.org

Ph: (218) 387-3411

Fax:  (218)387-3413



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 08/24/2016 11:23am

Beginning French - START LEARNING FRENCH or RECAPTURE LOST KNOWLEDGE- September

Beginning French - START LEARNING FRENCH or RECAPTURE LOST KNOWLEDGE- September 

Thursdays
September 8TH-September 29TH • 5:30-7PM
START LEARNING FRENCH - 4 SESSIONS
$80 - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

www.northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org 

Learning to speak a different language is super good for your brain, it creates lots of new connexion and new pathways. 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



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 08/23/2016 01:57pm

You may Qualify for SNAP EBT Food Assistance! Come and Find Out!

Wondering what SNAP is?  Come and Find Out!

You may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if you are at least 18 years old and you meet certain income guidelines and other criteria.  Come meet with Anita Jeziah, Case Manager/Instructor with Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) to find out more.  This is an open house setting, with individual questions answered and individual screening offered.  Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Come any time between 10:00-12:00

Grand Marais Senior Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 



CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
PHONE: 2183874547
DATE: 08/22/2016 03:40pm

Lifeguard Training Opportunity at the Y!

The Y will be holding a lifeguard training course on Saturday and Sunday, Septemeber 3 & 4 from 9am-7pm. This course is free of charge to anyone who would like to get on the guarding schedule at the Y! Cost is $180 for indepenent lifeguard participants.

 

Contact Emily Marshall at emarshall@cookcountyymca.org to sign up! 



CONTACT: Emily Marshall
PHONE: 2183873386
DATE: 08/22/2016 09:53am

Today, Historical Scavenger Hunt - 2 p.m.at Museum

TODAY: Cook County Historical Hunt at 2:00 pm.

Meet at the Museum – 8 So. Broadway (next to the World’s Best Donuts) - Grand Marais

Come join the hunt for a chance to win prizes.
The first place winner will receive $100 cash!

Anyone who finishes the hunt will be entered into a drawing to win other wonderful prizes donated by local businesses. Plus, if you play you automatically receive a free gift! We hope to see you today!

Fun for all ages – and free to participate.

 



CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 08/20/2016 10:31am

Sawtooth Mountain Preschool Parent Advisory Council Meeting - Monday, August 29th at 6:15pm

Hey Preschool Parents!

Preschool starts September 12th and it's coming up fast.  Our preschool  Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will be meeting on Monday, August 29th, at 6:15pm in the YMCA conference room (glass room at the entrance of the YMCA).  There is childcare available at the YMCA Kid's Club until 7:15pm. Kid's Club is available for all families attending the meeting regardless of whether you're a YMCA member. The meeting will end by 7:15 for kid's pickup. 

Agenda items will include:

  • Intro of Asst. Principle DeWitt (attending) and teachers Pam Foster and Autumn Clearwater-Day (unknown at this time if they are attending)
  • Preschool schedule
  • Vol. Pre-K funding impacts on:
    • 4 yr. old tuition
    • sliding scale
    • program requirements
    • transportation
  •  future of the PAC
  • parent concerns/comments

If you plan on coming and will be using Kid's Club please let me know so we can let the YMCA staff appropriately.

Also, if anyone would like to participate remotely via Google Hangouts, let us know in advance and we will set it up with you.

 

Hope to see many old faces and many new!

Greg and Mimi Gentz (preschool parents)



CONTACT: Greg
PHONE: 218 387 2297
DATE: 08/17/2016 02:39pm

EXTENDED RSVP! Class with Chef Breen: In-Person & Online

Supper From The Garden

Class will cover planning, purchasing, and preparing meals that use our seasonal bounty of local produce.  We’ll then get to sample Chef Breen’s creations and take recipes home.  Have a favorite produce recipe?  Bring it along to share or to get advice on ways to improve its nutritional profile while keeping the delicious flavor that you love! 

Menu:  Roasted parmesan green beans/cauliflower,  Quick pickled cucumbers, green beans, carrots etc.,  Summer veggie soup with seasonal veggies, tomatoes, beans,  Pesto-any herbs, greens, spinach, arugula etc, Spiralized veggies, Sauteed greens with dressing

When:  This Friday, August 19,   5:15 - 8:00 pm                                                                      

Where:  First Congregational United Church of Christ

             300 2nd St. West, Grand Marais

Cost:     FREE

RSVP EXTENDED THROUGH Thursday 8/18  

Hartley@SawtoothMountainClinic.org     218-387-2330  x163     

Let me know you're coming so I can make sure we've got enough food!  :)

Can’t make it?  No problem! 

Go to SawtoothMountainClinic.org and click on  “Supper From The Garden” under 



CONTACT:
DATE: 08/17/2016 10:50am

Chair Zumba with Chris

Chair Zumba

Thursdays 10am

Senior Center

“Can’t dance with your body, then dance with your soul. Just dance!”

Join the Thursday Zumba group in an energetic chair workout to fun dance music from a variety of music genres. You will be tapping more than just your toes.

All ages are invited. No charge.



CONTACT: Bev
PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 08/16/2016 07:14pm

Attention Veterans

ATTENTION VETERANS

Please join us and learn about Veterans services, new items and old.

Wednesday August 17th. 5pm

Senior Center

Donuts and coffee served

 

Presenting to share information and answer your questions are:

 

Pat Strand                        Cook County Veteran Service Officer

Clarence Everson             Tribal Veteran Service Officer

Vince Sando                      Lake County Veterans Service Officers

Trent Dilkes                       Hospital Service Coordinator St. Cloud

Toni Thorstadt and Mike Lacsamana           MN Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)

Representative from Duluth Veterans Center

Representative from Silver Bay Veterans Home

If you have any questions or want more information contact Pat Strand at 218-387-3639.



CONTACT: Pat
PHONE: 218-387-3639
DATE: 08/16/2016 02:12pm