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.

GMATA Local Events Marketing Grant Application - now available!

The application for the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association Local Events Marketing Grant is now available. To receive an application, please email or call Visit Cook County at 218-387-2788. This application is available for anyone in the Grand Marais lodging district that hosts events and feels they need financial assistance with marketing their event. The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association realizes that Grand Marais is a very event-centric area and appreciates all of the hard work and time that you put into making these events happen. The application may be filled out in a typed or hand written format, and sent back to me either by mail or email. The deadline for the application is March 10th, 2017.

If you know of any other Grand Marais organizations that may be interested in marketing their event, please feel free to send them my way.

Thank you and please feel free to reach out with questions.

Katie Krantz

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 02/14/2017 09:56am


Till Great Rock and Roll at the Tavern Fri Feb  17th at 8.30

Brothers In Arms  Rock till ya Drop Show!!!   See u  there!

CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/13/2017 03:45pm

Life in Complex Times Series | TODAY 11:30am-1pm | Tool: World Cafe

Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting--In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!

How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!

Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, and questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.

Mondays from 11:30-1pm | Bring your own lunch

February 13 -- personal growth
February 27 -- building community

$20 per session 
Host: Sue Hakes 
Registration: or 218-387-3411 or

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

Cook County Higher Education
Advanced Education on the North Shore
North Shore Campus
300 West 3rd St.
P. O. Box 57
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Website and Course Registration:
Events and Updates:
Ph: (218) 387-3411
Fax:  (218)387-3413

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 02/13/2017 09:45am

Youth and Government Informational Meeting Feb 27 at 5:30pm

Youth and Government™ is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy. Teens from across every state meet in their local Youth and Government™ groups throughout the year to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of their state and to propose legislation. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.

The Cook County Youth Agency Coalition is looking forward to having the first delegation this fall. In the meantime, we are seeking adult leaders that would be interested in being a co-host of the program or a volunteer to chaperone events or visit with the group throughout the year. We will be holding an informational meeting on February 27th at 5:30pm at the YMCA. Come learn more about becoming a volunteer for this great program.


DATE: 02/12/2017 06:56pm




CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/11/2017 09:21am

Cook County Schools ISD166 School Board Meeting February 9, 2017

Cook County School Board will have a regular monthly meeting February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm in the JMCC, 101 W. 5th St., Grand Marais, MN 55604

CONTACT: Pamela Puskala
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 02/09/2017 09:55am

Vintage Snowmobile Ride

Blast From The Past - Vintage Snowmobile Ride

Lutsen Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club is hosting it's 2nd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride at Cascade Lodge Saturday, February 25th. Bring your vintage sleds and come enjoy a 20 mile ride on the trails with awards and prizes to follow.  

9:00 AM Registration - $10 per sled

For More Information and Event Details

  • Visit: 
  • Call Larry McNeally at 218-370-9268

CONTACT: Larry McNeally
PHONE: 2183709268
DATE: 02/08/2017 05:26pm

Seeking Grantees! Letters of Intent Due February 15 CCCF

Seeking Grantees!

Letters of Intent Due February 15 for Cook County Community Fund Grant Projects
The Cook County Community Fund (CCCF) is seeking nonprofit organizations with ideas for grant projects ranging from $1000 to $5000 for its March 1 application deadline.
Funding is generally granted for initiatives that meet the changing needs of the Cook County region in the following six areas:
Arts    :    Community Development    :    Education  
Environment  :  Human Services  :  Youth
The first step to applying is submitting a letter of intent which briefly outlines the project. A letter of intent helps the applicant and the Community Foundation communicate to ensure the project and the guidelines align before completing a full request.
Letters of Intent are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, two weeks before the grant application deadline. Letters of Intent are submitted through the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation's website.
Early submission of letters of intent is strongly encouraged. Those whose letters are approved can then submit a full application, due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, also through the website.
The Cook County Community Fund is an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. The mission of the Cook County Community Fund is to enhance the quality of life in Cook County by empowering local non-profits through philanthropy, education and collaboration. For more information about the funding priorities of the Cook County Community Fund, please visit the CCCF website.

CONTACT: Cook County Community Fund
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 02/08/2017 02:33pm

2-9-17 School Board Meeting Agenda

Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

February 9, 2017

5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

101 W 5th St., Grand Marais, MN




1.0               Call to Order

2.0               Pledge of Allegiance

3.0               Recognition of Visitors

4.0               Approve Meeting Agenda

5.0          Community Comments

                Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school board on an                  item included in this agenda in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.

6.0          Student Highlights

                6.1          Melissa Oberg - Unified Program through Special Olympics                                                              Minnesota

                6.2          Alpine Ski Team

7.0          Administrative Reports

DATE: 02/08/2017 11:42am


Parent Teacher Conferences at ISD 166 WILL be held as scheduled from 3:45 - 6:30 pm. tonight, February 7th. 

CONTACT: Cindy Everson
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 02/07/2017 01:14pm

Boys basketball games for tonight, February 7th have been canceled.

Boys basketball games for tonight, February 7th have been canceled.  The teams will not be traveling to Lake View due to weather.

DATE: 02/07/2017 12:28pm

Beginner Pickle Ball

Beginner Pickle Ball will be held on Tuesday's  3:30pm - 5:00pm. Feb 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th and Mar 7th. You must call or email in advance, see below.

Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte in the Gym.

Come in and learn a fun, fast game played similar to tennis except you use a paddle and plastic ball.

* Instructions and playing at every session

* No experience required

* Equipment furnished

* Need dry shoes

Please RSVP or call 612-377-8748

CONTACT: Brenda Melin
PHONE: 2186637977
DATE: 02/07/2017 12:11pm

Stillness Matters, Too! Feb. 21

Movement helps keep us healthy.   Stillness increases our sense of well-being and our capacity to be more focused on what matters most. 

Join coach Marcia Hyatt, and discover more about the benefits of moments of stillness in life, and learn easy-to-use methods for creating them

When:   Tuesday, Feb.  21      12:00 - 1:00 pm    

Where:  Birch Grove Community Center

RSVP:     Not required, but appreciated.  Email Hartley Newell-Acero at:                           or call 387-2330   

Cost:      FREE!

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach. With experience as a leader in corporate, government and non-profits, she has facilitated leadership development over 30 years.  She is the creator and host of the weekly WTIP radio feature “The Best of Ourselves”.  Marcia co-founded the Center for Emerging Leadership in 1995 and its Women's Leadership Community, an intentional learning community that supports women in bringing their whole selves into the world. In 2011, she published, What Have I Mythed? Stories for Reflection.  2014-2016, she was voted as Minnesota’s favorite coach by Minnesota Women’s Press readers.  Marcia also co-owns and manages the Last Chance Sculpture Studio and Gallery in Lutsen, Minnesota.




CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 02/06/2017 11:27am

Get SMART! Stress & Resiliency Feb. 16

Stress Management And Resiliency Training  is a scientifically validated approach to wellbeing developed by Dr. Amit Sood of the Mayo Clinic.   SMART enhances happiness, improves our ability to pay attention to the present moment, and increases our engagement in healthy behaviors.  Instead of spending so much time ruminating on the past and worrying about the future, we’re free to focus our time and energy on the parts of life that truly serve us:      

· expressing our gratitude,    

· living compassionately,

· working creatively, and

· bouncing back from difficulties.                                         

Dr. Sood’s associate, Kami Norland, will be our guide as we explore ways to reframe our thinking,       shift our habits, and boost our performance,  all while decreasing  our stress levels. 

Where:  Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Classroom    

When:  February 16,   5:30 - 7:30pm

Cost:  FREE!

RSVP:  Not required, but appreciated.                

Email Hartley Newell-Acero at: or  call 387-2330.





CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 02/06/2017 11:21am

MOVE IT! in Feb-This week's events

Welcome to Winter and all the opportunities to MOVE IT!

MOVE IT is about moving towards good health in lots of ways, including being physically active.  It’s also about choosing healthier foods and feeling more peaceful and engaged in your life.

Check out the MOVE IT calendar, and you’re sure to find something to get you moving in a healthy direction!   Visit and click on the MOVE IT icon for detailed information on event times and locations.

This weeks ongoing events include Qigong, Curling, Adult Hockey, Open Skating, Yoga.  Friday is the Northwoods Food Project & Cook County Extension Midwinter Potluck and Seed Swap.  Sunday is the North Superior Ski and Run Club's Winter Fest.  Go to for more information on dates and times.

You can also register online to log your minutes/miles of physical activity.  They’ll all add up as we make our way from hot spring to hot spring on our way to Chena, Alaska!  (and you'll be registered for a prize drawing!)  Last year we made it all the way there,  but only got part of the way home.  Can we MOVE IT enough to get there and back?

CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 02/06/2017 11:15am