Events and Meetings

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Do You Home School? Are You Thinking About It?

Welcome Grand Marais to the home schooling community! The goal of this group is to bring the Grand Marais, Lutsen, Silver Bay, and Two Harbors communities together through community, an active support system, monthly events, field trips, social gatherings, and more! This group is open to students and parents who home school or are thinking about home schooling. Our group is not religious based - people from all backgrounds and beliefs  are welcome!

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Sept. 8th 2015
Time: Noon-2pm
The Home Schooling families in the community are welcome to join us for our Pot Luck gathering! Located at the Community Center Park & Skate Park. Bring a dish and beverage to share!

Please RSVP to this event by Sept 1 2015. 

If you are a local with younger children who would like to know more, please feel free to join us! All families and children are welcome. No restrictions to grades or ages. 


Also please join us starting Sept. 9th from Noon-2pm at the Community Center Park & Skate Park. This will be a time the home schooling children can get together for gym/recess. This will be every Monday-Friday from Noon-2pm. Some days there might be lots of families there, and other days there might only be you and thats ok! Its open and free! This event will end once the weather starts to get nasty. So let your kids join in on the fun while you can!

If you have any questions please contact Molly. 


PHONE: 218-370-8358
DATE: 08/27/2015 01:09pm

BGCS Special Meeting on Monday, August 31 at 6:00pm

Birch Grove Community School will be holding a Special Meeting on Monday, August 31 at 6:00pm at Birch Grove Community School.

Special Meeting Agenda:

1. Closed session for personnel: School Staff Interview

2. Hiring/Offer of Employment

CONTACT: Diane Blanchette
PHONE: 663-0170
DATE: 08/26/2015 04:15pm

MN Author William Kent Krueger

This is going to be a very fun event, and much different than any other presentation Kent has done. Myron Bursheim will be conversing with him – two easy chairs in front of us all – and we will be invited into the conversation. Lots of great conversation and interesting information!

Conversation With MN Author William Kent Krueger

Presented By Birchbark Books and Gifts and Cook County Higher Education
Date: Saturday, August 29th
Time: 3pm Presentation and Book Signing Following Presentation

Seating is limited; call 218-387-3411 or register online for tickets. $15 tickets with registration (A donation to help support Cook County Higher Education's Mission) $20 dollars at the door.

William Kent Krueger Bio:
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota and Canada. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe.

His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times bestsellers.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 08/24/2015 01:03pm

Lake Effect at Voyageur Brewing

Lake Effect will be playing at Voyageur Brewing in Grand Marias on Saturday night, August 22nd, from 8-11 PM in the Tap Room. Once you've worn yourself out on Giant Jenga, grab a pint and enjoy an eclectic mix of covers with vocal harmonies, flute, guitars, ukulele, the occassional egg shaker and our newest addtion, upright bass ('cause you know it's all about the bass...)

CONTACT: Amanda Hand
DATE: 08/21/2015 07:39am

Crockpot 101: Roasted Veggies! Sampling at the Local Food Market today, 4-6, Community Center

A Crockpot or Slowcooker is a great way to prepare simple, affordable, nutritious meals! Anyone, youth to senior, can use a crockpot to make from 1-100 servings!  Come on out today to learn how you can roast veggies in your crockpot and taste a sample!

CONTACT: Kristin Wharton
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 08/20/2015 01:05pm

North Shore Healthcare Foundation Golf Scramble

This year's North Shore Healthcare Foundation Golf Scramble will be held September 27, 2015. Now is the time start getting your team together and register! Come and enjoy a day of golf, food, beverages and fun all while raising money for the health of our community. Part of the monies raised will go to the Cancer Treatment Travel Fund, which helps individuals defray travel expenses for medical treatments that aren't available in Cook County. For more information and to register go to

hole-in-one contest - 19th hole reception - games - prizes - food - all for a good cause!

CONTACT: Brooke Youngdahl
DATE: 08/20/2015 12:16pm