Events and Meetings

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Memorial Gathering for George Huschle

There will be a memorial gathering for George Huschle of Grand Marais on June 5th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

George died on May 25th.

A full obituary can be seen at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sctimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=180125216

Light refreshments will be served.

 



CONTACT: JHP
PHONE: 218-387-2314
DATE: 05/28/2016 02:18pm

FREE programming next weekend at Northern Landscapes Festival!

At next weekend's Northern Landscapes Festival, June 3-5, there's a great lineup of FREE speakers, presentations and activities:

Thursday, June 2 | 7 pm | FREE
CRAFT PRESENTATION: Warp Weighted Looms of the Shetland Isles with International Guest Instructor Elizabeth Johnston

Friday, June 3 | 7 pm | FREE | Sponsored by the USFS Gunflint Ranger District
FEATURED PRESENTATION: Southern Landscapes Interlude: Life in a Penguin Colony, with biologist Chris Beal

Saturday, June 4  | 9am-10am OR 10:30-11:30am | FREE (please call and pre-register) | Ages 7+ with adult
FAMILY ACTIVITY: Build a Bat House with the US Forest Service!

Saturday, June 4  | 7:30 pm | FREE
FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven with Gary & Joanie McGuffin

Find full program descriptions below. Questions? Call us at 387-9762.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS
Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven with Gary & Joanie McGuffin
Saturday, June 4 | 7:30 pm | FREE
We are pleased to welcome back Canadian adventurers, award-winning authors, conservation photographers and film producers, Gary and Joanie McGuffin, for a screening of the hour long documentary, Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven. One would think The Group of Seven needs no introduction. Their iconic works are known to millions of Canadians, yet few are familiar with the lives of the artists themselves. Why did they choose locations in the remote, rugged wilderness of northern Ontario? Does anyone know precisely where they went?



CONTACT: North House Folk School
PHONE: 218-387-9762
DATE: 05/27/2016 08:58am

Come watch Le Grand Du Nord tomorrow 5/28!

Come watch as 200 bikers take off from the Coast Guard station parking lot at 8 am tomorrow 5/28! This is the inaugural Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic. There will also be a post-event BBQ at Voyageur Brewing tomorrow evening so you can celebrate with the riders.



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 05/27/2016 08:55am

Permit to Carry Class

Still have room for a couple more people interested in taking a permit to carry class.

Instructor MIKE HART

When::  Saturday June 11th from 12:00 to 3:00

Where: Grand Marais, exact location to be announced

Cost: $60.00

Questions? Call or text Pam at 218.370.9711



CONTACT: Pam
PHONE: 218.370.9711
DATE: 05/26/2016 02:10pm

Looking for some rainy day fun? Come tonight to CCHE's Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats - Oh, My!

May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats -  Oh, My!

This presentation will focus on telling some of the stories  from seven weeks as Volunteers in the National Park Service at Cape Look-out National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Hillary Freeman is retired and has worked as a volunteer at various National Parks for six years including Grand Portage National Monument.

Carol Mork retired in 2008, has lived in Cook County since 2011, and volunteers annually at National Parks including Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN, and Grand Portage National Monument.

Thursday, May 26th at 7pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 

No RSVP required. Everyone welcome - All Ages! $5 Recommended Donation Appreciated

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: Kelsey Kennedy
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 05/26/2016 11:47am

Dance to Earth Wind and Todd at Grandma Ray's Saturday May 28th!

Come see the band and join in the fun at the newly remodeled "Grandma Ray's!" (Formerly the American Legion). A real stage and the biggest dance floor in the county! Great food and drink and lots of warm company to start off this summer with a bang. Earth Wind and Todd are a popular local '70's dance group that plays uppity pop, dirty funk, smooth soul, groovy disco and rebellious rock. Come on down and join the band in not taking things too seriously.



CONTACT: Todd Miller
PHONE: 218-387-9441
DATE: 05/25/2016 09:08am

Everything Postal Service, learn, ask questions, - Community Conversations

Community Conversation with Frank Lehto from the USPS.

Join us Thursday, May 26th at 11:00 am at the Senior Center as Frank discusses how to manage your mail, strategies for snowbirds, how to quickly sort through your mail and determine what's really important.

He'll talk about using online postal services, explain usps.com, how to ship items that you've sold online from your home and mail fraud (including common mail and money order scams). If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Jes or Bev at 218-387-2660.
 



CONTACT: Bev
PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 05/25/2016 08:55am

June 3rd | Fundraising....Retaining Your Donor; Necessary Shifts, Structures, and Strategies

June 3rd | Retaining Your Donor; Necessary Shifts, Structures, and Strategies

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is coming to Grand Marais to present a session on donor retention. Effective fundraising takes a significant shift in the way many of our organizations do fundraising work. For many of us, the very culture of fundraising needs to change in order to develop a sustainable, engaged donor base. In this fast-paced, content-rich workshop, the group will unpack and discuss three key steps needed to make this shift:

Building a Culture of Philanthropy vs. a Culture of Fundraising
Using Donors Stewardship to Build Greater Retention, Involvement and Support
Leveraging the Board in Donor Engagement

Time: 9:00 a.m.- noon
Cook County Higher Education, Room #214
MCN members: $35 | Nonmembers: $55

Please register at: http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/events/2016/06/03/retaining-your-donors-necessary-shifts-structures-and-strategies 

 



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 05/24/2016 01:10pm

Community Acupuncture

Sarah Wilson returns with Community Acupuncture in Grand Marais which takes place at Laurie Senty's Massage Studio this Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This is a good opportunity to receive acupuncture from a well established acupuncturist. Sarah's been in practice since 1991. No need to make an appointment 

for community acupuncture, just come over anytime before 5:30. If you would like to attend and the 3pm to 6pm timeframe will not work, please contact me and lets

work with schedules so you can attend.  For more information, please visit

sarahwilsonacupuncture.com.

If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or text Sarah at 612-825-2160 and sarahwilson.n@gmail.com.

cost is $25. Private appointments also available on Thursdays

Location:
Laurie Senty's Therapeutic Massage Studio, across HWY 61 from the DQ



CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 05/24/2016 08:27am

Tofte 4th of July vendor information

If you have had a food, craft or information booth at past Tofte 4th of July Celebrations and I haven’t been in contact with you yet OR you are interested in having a booth, please contact me at brookeyoungdahl@gmail.com or 387-4433.  Thanks!  -Brooke Youngdahl



CONTACT: Brooke Youngdahl
PHONE: 218-387-4433
DATE: 05/23/2016 03:15pm

Befriend a Boat | Boat Friends Program at North House Folk School

Get out on the harbor this summer while helping North House maintain its fleet of wooden boats. Boat friends are asked to participate in a few maintenance sessions – scraping and painting, mostly – as well as routine checks of the fleet throughout the summer. Spots limited; please contact Matt mnesheim@northhouse.org or call 218.387.9762 for more info.



CONTACT: North House Staff
PHONE: 218.387.9762
DATE: 05/23/2016 01:59pm

Thursday! May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats - Oh, My!

May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats -  Oh, My!

This presentation will focus on telling some of the stories  from seven weeks as Volunteers in the National Park Service at Cape Look-out National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Hillary Freeman is retired and has worked as a volunteer at various National Parks for six years including Grand Portage National Monument.

Carol Mork retired in 2008, has lived in Cook County since 2011, and volunteers annually at National Parks including Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN, and Grand Portage National Monument.

Thursday, May 26th at 7pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 

No RSVP required. Everyone welcome - All Ages! $5 Recommended Donation Appreciated

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: 2183873411
DATE: 05/23/2016 01:05pm

Presentation "Self-Care for Care-givers" TOMORROW! - May 24 at noon

When it comes to nurturing, care-givers often overlook one important person - themselves!  Sawtooth Clinic's own Maggie Anderson will lead discussion about ways in which care-givers can take care of themselves, too.  If you are in any role in which you care for another, this presentation is for you.  Bring your lunch, and take some time to take care of YOU!

Tuesday, May 24 from 12 - 1pm in the classroom in the lower level of the clinic.
RSVP to Hartley@SawtoothMountainClinic.org



CONTACT:
DATE: 05/23/2016 10:54am

Part Time Gift Store Clerks

Seeking a part time gift store clerks for Picnic and Pine (part of the Kennedy Family stores) in Grand Marais. Fun partime job! Great for a retiree or for someone seeking a 2nd job. 

Seeking an 8:30am-5pm Clerks 

Seeking an 5pm-8:30pm Clerks 

Need to be able to work alone in small shop and able to provide positive experiences for customers. 

Intersted? Contact Kelsey.rogers.kennedy@gmail.com or call 952-237-3517 or stop in at Birchbarkbooks and Gifts. 

www.facebook.com/picnicandpine 



CONTACT: Kelsey
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 05/21/2016 08:16am

Baseball Clinic Reminder

Youth Baseball Clinic for:

Parent Pitch and Little League players.

Place: High School Field

Time: 10:00 am



CONTACT: Pam Puskala
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 05/20/2016 12:53pm