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.

Basic Welding Course May 23rd, 24th, 25th

Basic Welding Course

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.


Friday, May 23rd                              9am-5pm 

Saturday, May 24th                         9am-5pm 

Sunday, May 25th                            9am-5pm                                 



Where:                 Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) located at 101 W. 5th Street, Grand Marais, MN             

Instructor:           Don Hammer

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/17/2014 10:30am

Ham Run Volunteer Opportunity! Saturday May 3rd

Come Volunteer with the Y!

CONTACT: Colette Mueller
PHONE: 387-3386
DATE: 04/16/2014 10:50am

Tofte Historical Society Annual Meeting

It's that time again!

The annual meeting of the Tofte Historical Society will be held on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 2PM at the Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte. Our guest speakers this year are Jim and Joan Hall from Lutsen.All are welcome! No cost to attend. Resfreshments will be served and a good time will be had by all!

CONTACT: Museum Manager
PHONE: 218-663-7050
DATE: 04/14/2014 04:24pm

PROM DRESS SWAP has over 30 dresses!

We have over 30 dresses for Saturdays Prom Dress Swap including several that are NEW with Tags! We have sizes 0-18. Everyone is welcome to stop by the Community Center tomorrow from 10am-4pm to try on dresses, get alterations and enjoy some cookies and coffee. If you bring in a dress, you can take home a dress. Dont have a dress to swap, you can still take home a dress for a small donation (suggested $1-$10)! We want EVERYONE to have the dress of their dreams, so no one will be turned away for the inability to pay. Even if you already have a dress, come check out the selection. You never know what you may find!! You may even decide to SWAP!! Everyone that visits will be entered into a Drawing for a Hair and Make-up session for Prom!!

CONTACT: Courtney Quaife
PHONE: 2183701225
DATE: 04/11/2014 01:07pm

Annual Cook County Emergency Services Conference

April 25-26 will be the 25th Annual Cook County Emergency Services Conference!

With most Cook County responder entities migrating to ARMER in the last year to six months, we felt it appropriate to focus on Communications.  “If Communications is the key, what does it unlock?”

We will be providing all conference information online:  Registration, sessions and presenters, schedule etc.  If internet is not available at home, people can access the site from a computer at the library.  Your help in printing information for those without internet and sharing the schedule is very much appreciated.

For your convenience here is the link to conference information:

This link will also be on the Cook County homepages.

Register now.  The $10.00 suggested registration is payable at the door when you sign in at the conference.

25 years of Emergency Services Conferences may be a milestone.  But that pales compared to the evolution of emergency service in the county.  I hear that the first ambulance in the county came in 1948 and if you attend the conference you will learn about that vehicle and the changes in emergency service through the years.

CONTACT: Jim Wiinanen
PHONE: 218-387-3059
DATE: 04/09/2014 12:42pm


After being postponed twice due to weather Theater Sports is BACK on!

Whose Sport Is It, Anyway?

What sports season comes between basketball and baseball? Theater sports! This Tuesday ,April 8, seniors will compete on stage at 7 p.m. in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. You’ll want to get a seat early for this ever-popular event, now in its ninth season. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

The competition can get a little crazy, but for a great cause:  the College Literature class’s annual spring theater trip to the Twin Cities. This year we’ll see both Rain and Othello.

Coached by Michael McHugh, Theater Sports is improvisational theater with a competitive sports angle. In a typical match, two teams challenge each other, react to a surprise command, and count on the audience to judge them. In addition to suggesting wacky scenes for the teams to enact, a few brave audience members may wish to take the stage and compete also!

 Theater Sports teams include Thomas Anderson, Jessica Berg-Collman, Joe Borud, Anna Carman, Joey Chmelik, Sarah Deschampe, Cy Fortunato, Jonny Jacobsen, Charlie Lawler, Megan Lehto,  Shannon O’Phelan, Breana Peterson, Melanie Stoddard, Abby Sutton, and Seth Warren.

DATE: 04/07/2014 06:21pm