Events and Meetings

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Empty Bowls 2014 - Save the Date

Empty Bowls 2014


Thursday, November 13

St. John’s Catholic Church, Lower Level, Broadway and 5th St., Grand Marais

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m.

Soup Meal: $5.00

Handcrafted Grand Marais Art Colony Bowl: $10.00, $20.00, or $35.00+

Handcrafted Grand Marais Art Colony Bowl Necklace: $15.00

For many in Cook County, November is the time to make sure the pantry and freezer’s stocked before the snow flies in earnest. Yet one in ten Cook County residents struggles with hunger. 4.4 percent of Minnesotans have “very low food security,” meaning they not only worry about or struggle to get enough food, but they actually eat less or skip meals because there isn't enough. The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser event strives to bring awareness to the pervasiveness of hunger in Cook County while actively working to solve this community problem.

At Empty Bowls 2014, enjoy a simple soup dinner provided by local restaurants and continue the conversation about hunger in Cook County with fellow community members. Take home a beautiful handcrafted bowl made at a Grand Marais Art Colony Make-A-Bowl workshop or by Cook County schoolchildren. Shop the silent auction, featuring a large selection of gift certificates perfect to give as holiday gifts, donated by local businesses. For those with a sweet tooth, pick up goodies at the bake sale.

CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2014
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 10/15/2014 09:00pm

Visit with Kristin Wharton in Hovland this Friday night

Kristin Wharton, candidate for Cook County Commissioner District 1

Will be at the Chicago Bay Market, Hovland

Friday October 24, 6 - 8 pm

To visit, answer questions, listen, hear your concerns and thoughts

Come get to know Kristin

Paid for and prepared by the Yes! Kristin for commissioner volunteer committee. Box 1403 grand Marais mn 55604. 370-8085

CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
PHONE: 475-2274
DATE: 10/15/2014 07:24pm

Pincushion Mountain Trails Clean-up

The North Superior Ski and Run Club and US Forest Service will perform trail work this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. on the trails at Pincushion.   Bring gloves and hand tools if you have them, we will also provide some.  Meet at the warming building.

CONTACT: Jim Shinners
PHONE: 218-370-2264
DATE: 10/15/2014 10:34am

Cook County Hockey Information Night

Cook County Hockey invites anyone interested in our youth hockey program to attend an information night on Monday, October 20 at 5:30 pm in the 4H log building.  We will be discussing  our future goals as an association and discussing recruitment of players and volunteer coaches.  Come learn what Cook County Hockey is all about and how you can help invest in our youth.

CONTACT: Lynn Sheils
PHONE: 370-0814
DATE: 10/14/2014 05:54pm

Opportunity for Feedback on Highway 61 Designs: Oct. 28th

Join the City of Grand Marais on October 28th for an open house and presentation of concept designs for Highway 61 through Grand Marais. Your feedback and input is needed! A light meal will be provided and free childcare will be available at the Cook County Community YMCA.

Tuesday, October 28th
6 - 8 pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais

Questions? Contact Mike Roth, City Administrator at or call (218) 387-1848. For more information and updates, visit

CONTACT: City of Grand Marais and Moving Matters
DATE: 10/14/2014 03:23pm

Cook County Higher Education: How to Start a Business Workshop Scheduled for October 20

How to Start a Business Workshop Scheduled for October 20

Are you exploring a start-up business?  Would you like to learn what it takes to start a business and how to increase your chances of success?  Here’s an opportunity to learn how.

On Monday, October 20, Cook County Higher Education in collaboration with the UMD CED Small Business Development Center is pleased to offer the workshop How to Start a Business with Pat Campanaro.  This workshop is free of charge and all entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend.

In this two-hour workshop, you will discover how to transform your business idea into reality.  Ms. Campanaro will share The Top Ten Characteristics Most Entrepreneurs Share – How Do You Measure Up? And The Top Ten Steps Necessary to Launch a Business, Only You Can Make it Successful.  The focus of this workshop is on practical information you can use now to create a successful business, and will feature group discussions, short videos and the opportunity to start creating a business plan.

Instructor Pat Campanaro is a Business Consultant with the UMD CED Small Business Development Center specializing in economic development. Her job is to help people start a business or grow an existing one. She considers herself a sales professional and coached sales teams in a past career selling to Fortune 500 clients. She has a BS in Journalism and English and an MS in Leadership.  Pat will be joined by special guests Beth Rogers Kennedy and Jill Terrill.

This workshop will be held on Monday, October 20 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais.  This event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.  For more information, please call Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 10/14/2014 01:55pm