Events and Meetings

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Spirit of the Wilderness Exhibit at JHP showing NOW!

Don't miss this lovely exhibit featuring work from our impressive north shore arts community!  Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery is located on the harbor in Grand Marais, across from the Bear Tree.  Gallery hours are Mon. - Sat. 10:00 - 4:00, closed Tuesdays, Sun. 1:00 - 4:00, through April 9.

CONTACT: Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
PHONE: 218-387-2314
DATE: 03/28/2017 12:56pm

Writers Reading at the Johnson Heritage Post

Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church hosts an evening of writers reading about what kindles curiosity and lights the creative spark. Poems, stories, and essays will be interspersed with traditional Swedish folksongs by local a capella group, SVEA. The gathering will be at the Johnson Heritage Post on Friday, March 31 from 6-8. Refreshments will be served.

Interested writers should contact host Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux in advance, and select a piece up to 5-7 minutes long. Substitute readers will be available if writers prefer not to perform their own work.

Contact Rose at or (218) 387-4011



CONTACT: Mary MacDonald
PHONE: (218) 387-1221
DATE: 03/28/2017 09:41am

Lunch in Lutsen with the Senior Center Crew

Lunch in Lutsen!

Wednesday, April 26th

Leaving the Sr Center at 11:30am

Join us for a casual fine dining experience while overlooking Lake Superior at the historical Lutsen Resort.

Cost: $5.00 for transportation. Lunch is at your own expense but will include a discount.

Come join the fun!

Call Jes or Bev at 387-2660 with any questions or to reserve your spot:)


CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 218-370-2660
DATE: 03/27/2017 02:11pm

4th Monday Meal

Fourth Monday Meal

Monday, March 27th

First Congregational Church

300 W   2nd Street, Grand Marais 

We cook at 3 and eat at 5. We're having roasted chicken, baked potatoes, peas and rolls!   

All are welcome  


CONTACT: Mike Carlson
DATE: 03/26/2017 07:11pm

Create a Healthy Yard & Garden for Pollinators and You

Learn the latest information about attracting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more; providing habitat; choosing and growing native plants and cultivars, rationale for using Integrated Pest Management.  Plant a 'little greenhouse' and take home with you!  Instructors:  U of M Master Gardeners Max LInehan and Janet Ditmanson


Monday, April 3  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Cook County Community Center

Call CC Extension at 387-3015 to register.  Cost is $5.  

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 03/25/2017 01:15pm

Theatre Workshop and Performance TODAY!

The Shakespeare weekend continues! This afternoon the fabulous Minnesota SkyVault Theatre will be joining us again to lead a youth workshop from 1:30-3:00pm. Parents should stick around for a showcase of the skills at 2:45pm!

Also, don't forget about the performance of the original play "On the Road to Verona" at 7pm.

Reviewers have described this show as “A totally inventive take on Shakespeare!” , “Energetic, whimsical bard-iness" and “Truly the best show I’ve seen at the fringe this year."

It's not to be missed!

There are still seats available for this interactive performance. Get your free ticket here:



CONTACT: Casey Fitchett
DATE: 03/25/2017 12:30pm

SkyVault Theatre at Voyageur Brewing

The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre troupe makes the trek from Rochester today to entertain brewery audiences with interactive skits and music. Stick around after Pushing Chain (they're playing from 4-7pm) to take part in more Shakespeare themed fun at Voyageur Brewing Company!

CONTACT: Casey Fitchett
DATE: 03/24/2017 08:59am

Tickets Now on sale for Lion King JR!!

Get your tockets today for the Grand Marais Playhouse production of Disney's The Lion King Jr. April 21-23 and 28 - 30. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 under 18. 

With a cast of 50+ some performanes may sell out at the door! Ensure your seat! Buy on- line today!!

get tickets Here:

Friday April 21 is Food Shelf Friday. Bring $10 of food or cash for the Food Shelf and Get one ticket of equal or lesser valuse when you buy one tickets. Discounts at the door only!

Sunday, April 23 is Donation day. Pay any amount for your ticket at the door. advance sales are regualr price. Doors open 30 minutes before the play.


CONTACT: playhouse
DATE: 03/23/2017 11:52am

Summer Theater Festival plays announced!!

The plays have been selected for the 2017 Grand Marais Summer Theater Festival which will run weekends July 20 – August 13, 2017.


Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Based on the novel "71/2 cents" by Richard Bissell

The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway."

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Cast size 7M, 6 W plus chorus, some doubling possible

Performance dates July 21,23,27,29,Aug 4,6,10,12.


Ken Ludwig’s

The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

CONTACT: playhouse
DATE: 03/23/2017 11:41am

Shakespeare on the Shore begins tonight!

Shakespeare on the Shore begins this evening at Voyageur Brewing with Shakespeare-themed games and readings by local aficionados and YOU! Stop by from 6-9pm and grab a pint or two. The Bard would have wanted it.

"For a quart of ale is a dish for a King."
-Shakespeare, "A Winter's Tale"

CONTACT: Casey Fitchett
PHONE: 757-409-5694
DATE: 03/23/2017 09:22am

Spirit of the Wilderness Exhibit opens this Friday at JHP!

Don't miss this inspired exhibit featuring original work by a host of
talented  local artists.  Opening gala is this Friday evening from 5:00 -
7:00 pm at Johnson Heritage Post Gallery in downtown Grand Marais.  Local
band Dat Dere Jazz plays from 5:00 - 6:00.  Featured speaker Ken Bloom,
Director and Curator at Tweed Museum in Duluth will speak at 6:00.
Everyone invited!


Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery

CONTACT: Johnson Heritage Post
PHONE: 218-387-2314
DATE: 03/22/2017 01:48pm

Tonight! Spanish language game night and a appetizer potluck! Free and Open to Everyone!

Spanish Language Learners Gathering 
Bring yourself and bring a friend if you like
Bring a appetizer or beverage to share
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Date: Monday, March 20th (TONIGHT!) 
Host: Carrie Jansen

Spanish language game night and a appetizer potluck. Our goal is to practice spanish with each other while we are having fun. 

All levels of spanish are welcome, you don't have to be fluent to participate in this event but some familiarity with the language is beneficial. 

Carrie Jansen will be hosting the event helping with language questions that may arise. 

This event is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation. | | 218-387-3411 | 

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 03/20/2017 02:43pm

Pinewood Derby - Judges & Volunteers Needed!

On Saturday, April 1st, the Cub Scout Pack #167 of Grand Marais will hold the famous Pinewood Derby handmade car race! This year the event will be joint with the Girl Scout Troop for the first time.

Are you a former Scout, Scouting family, or community member who would like to help support this exciting event? We are in need of race officials (judges) and would welcome volunteers to serve on the Track Crew, Pit Crew, and Lunch Crew. There is a preregistration and weigh-in session on Friday from 6-7pm at St. John's Catholic Church basement; the main event on Saturday includes registration from 10-11am and the races/lunch will be held from 11am-2pm. 

If interested in assisting, please contact Tina Hegg for more information or to sign up for a specific position!

CONTACT: Tina Hegg
PHONE: 218-370-8321
DATE: 03/20/2017 10:00am

Arrowhead Indivisibles meeting and potluck

On Monday, March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., all are welcome at the Arrowhead Indivisibles monthly meeting and pot luck at the Congregational Church in Grand Marais. The pot luck will feature a chili competition, corn bread and salad. However, you don’t have to bring food to attend

The agenda includes updates of the past month’s activities:
The International Women’s Day March, progress made with the ACLU People Power lifestream training last week, plans for the upcoming March for Science - Arrowhead chapter andApril actions surrounding pending health care legislation and its effects on Cook County.
For more information call Vicki Biggs-Anderson 387-1913

CONTACT: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
PHONE: 387-1913
DATE: 03/18/2017 02:28pm

Learning Life After Loss: a 6-week Grief Group

Care Partners is hosting a 6-week Grief Group led by Pastor Beth Benson of the 1st Congregational Church and Care Partners Volunteer Jack McHugh. The group will include sharing, facilitated conversation, readings and refreshments.  All are welcome. It will be held on Tuesdays, April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 20 from 3:30-5 pm at the 1st Congregational Church. RSVPs encouraged at Care Partners 387-3788.

CONTACT: Kay Grindland
PHONE: 218-387-3788
DATE: 03/17/2017 12:51pm