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.

Wreath fundraiser - CCHS Band - Friday 11-3 p.m.

The CCHS band students will be selling wreaths for $25 this Friday, Nov. 28th at Holiday in Grand Marais from 11-3 p.m.  This fundraiser is for a band trip out west in 2016. 

The CCHS band will soon be selling a Holiday CD ($20) that they recorded this week, and will also be having a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle before the Winter Music/Band Program on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the CCHS gym.

Thank you for your support!!

CONTACT: Kris Phillips
PHONE: 370-5910
DATE: 11/26/2014 01:07pm

BGCS Board Retreat

The Birch Grove Community School board will have a retreat on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 - 2:00 in the Tofte room at Bluefin Bay.


Goals for 2014-2015

Long Range Planning for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

CONTACT: Diane Blanchette
PHONE: 663-0170
DATE: 11/25/2014 04:22pm

Melanie Stoddard Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Melanie is volunteering at an orphanage in Cusco Peru for three month this winter with United Planet. Please help us help her raise the funds needed to go do wonderfully impactful things!

Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Sunday, December 7th


Impact Nutition

Upper Level Blue Water Cafe

$5 per person


CONTACT: Impact Nutrition
PHONE: 218-370-9261
DATE: 11/25/2014 12:13pm

Lutsen Fireman"s Ball

Lutsen's Fireman's Ball, Saturday, December 6.2014. The Annual Fireman's Ball will be Saturday December 6.2014 at Lutsen Resort Ballroom Starting at 5:30 with Social Hour, Then Dinner, A presentation by Bruce West of the Minnesota state Fire Marshal's Office, and Ending with LIVE MUSIC by "The Sofa Kings" fro 8:30-10:30. This is a Formal Event so it's a chance to wear your best Suit or Dress. Tickets are $30.00 in Advance or $35.00 the Night of Event. Seating Is Limited so Purchase your Tickets From any of Lutsen's Firefighters or call 370-9268 to arrange Tickets. Sponsored by Lutsen Fire Releif Association in Conjunction with Good Times Entertainment.

CONTACT: Larry McNeally
DATE: 11/25/2014 09:08am

CCHE Closed Wednesday, Nov. 26 thru Sunday, Nov. 30 and December Business Networking Luncehon

Cook County Higher Education will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 26 – Sunday, November 30.

Thank you and happy holidays!

Enjoy your time with friends and families sharing stories of the past.

On Thursday, December 18th, 11:30 am Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the holiday season with a Down Memory Lane Open House luncheon and presentation.  Our keynote speaker Gene Glader will present Historical Businesses of Grand Marais with visual images supplied by the Cook County Historical Society.  All three organizations will be welcoming your attendance here at the North Shore Campus!

Gene Glader is a former Professor at Bethel College, a former owner operator Blue Water Café and Cascade Lodge, a long time resident of Cook County, and a volunteer for many non-profit organizations.  Glader has written several books about our community businesses, including Downtown Grand Marais (2010), a history of Grand Marais structures.  He is currently working on Volume Two, to be released in 2015. Previous publications include Cascade Lodge: A History of a North Shore Landmark (2010), and Amateurism and Athletics (1985).

RSVP by December 15th and/or register online at

Event highlights:

Welcome from Jim Boyd, Cook County Chamber
Brief overview of CCHE achievements and critical needs
Gene Glader presentation Historical Businesses of Grand Marais
Catered Lunch ($10 per person)
Holiday season treats and beverages supplied by CCHE staff and board

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 11/24/2014 01:13pm

O Ole Night Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade

Get Your Scandinavian on and get in the Parade – line up starts at 4:30 p.m. in parking areas
off Broadway Ave. by the Senior Center for 2- and 4-legged entries on floats or walking.
Win the Travelling Gnome Trophy for Best Overall entry, on display at Joynes, 2013 winner.
Cash prizes for Best Scandinavian Theme, Cutest Entry, Best Holiday Spirit.

Call Maggie to get on the entry list or find her that evening to be in the contests!

Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. on Wisconsin St.
Tree lighting and Carols in Harbor Park at 4:45 p.m. due to cold temperature forecast!
Uff Da! Christmas Sweater competition: Best Family or Group and/or Best Animal(s) in sweaters.

CONTACT: Maggie Barnard
PHONE: 387-2788
DATE: 11/24/2014 11:25am