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.

Chippewa City Church Open SUNDAY

Visit the historic St. Francis Xavier, Chippewa City Church: Sunday Noon- 2p.m.

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society Museum
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 07/26/2014 03:00pm

Grand Marais Lioness Club Annual Fisherman's Picnic Buffet

Come kick off Fisherman’s Picnic and enjoy the best meal in Cook County on Wednesday, July 30 between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. at St John’s Church Hall sponsored by the Grand Marais Lioness Club.  This Annual Buffet promises to satisfy your palate with its traditional fare of fishcakes, ham, meatballs, baked beans, salads (potato, fruit, cabbage slaw & relishes), bread, beverages, and home-made desserts.  Cost of the buffet is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12 years.


Thanks to all the generous artisans, bankers, individuals and merchants you can participate in a newly expanded Silent Auction while at the Buffet.  Gift certificates galore will satisfy your needs or desires in many ways from art works, books, cash, a dog sled ride/drive, to a massage to vacation opportunities and vintage items.  A visual feast of decorative, good-for-gifting, and uniquely useful items will await your bidding.  Some of these items are of commercial origin, others are hand-crafted; but, 100% of all sales will benefit the Cook County community through its nonprofit organizations with the greatest share of proceeds granted to our students via Lioness grants to teacher initiated projects or scholarships.


See you there!

CONTACT: Virginia Palmer
PHONE: 387-2131
DATE: 07/25/2014 03:44pm

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Senior Center All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser!

Help us celebrate the 11th annual Dragon Boat Festival and watch the parade right after dinner!
Friday, July 25th 5pm-7pm
Or until the food runs out!

This is a fundraising dinner to help support our local senior center. The Senior center is a private nonprofit 501C-3.
Additional donations are always welcomed and very much appreciated.

Menu: All You Can Eat!
Homemade Spaghetti
Fresh Tossed Salad
Dessert Bar
Lemonade or Coffee

$10.00 at the door, Children 6 and under: $5.00 Cash and checks accepted.

Bus Transportation, and meal delivery will be available by advance reservation within the Grand Marais area.
Cook County Senior Center
10 N Broadway, PO Box 67
Grand Marais MN 55604

PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 07/25/2014 08:51am

August 12th Guest Lecture: Scientific Review of Wild Rice/Sulfate Research, presented by Kurt Anderson

Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture Series 2014

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 7pm

Title:  Scientific Review of Wild Rice/Sulfate Research, presented by Kurt Anderson

As the Polymet copper-nickel mining project advances through Minnesota's regulatory machinery, questions about potential effects of acid mine drainage on area water quality in general, and wild rice in particular, remain a critical point in how a mining permit may be structured. This presentation will focus on the impact of sulfide mining on wild rice, and also address the overall impact of tighter environmental controls on other businesses and industries.

Kurt Anderson is the Manager of Environmental & Land Management at Minnesota Power. He formerly worked as a toxicologist, and performed toxicity studies on wild rice for the MPCA He is also an avid outdoorsman, and collects wild rice each fall with his family near Brookston, MN.

The Guest Lecture series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, the Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., Mike’s Holiday, White Pine North, Como Oil & Propane, Sawbill Outfitters, Beth’s Fudge and Gifts, and Johnson’s Foods.

The lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore campus, located at 300 West 3rd Street in Grand Marais.

For more information please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or and

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 07/24/2014 02:12pm

Do you Like Wildflowers??

We've made a lot of progress restoring the Wild Flower Sanctuary that was established by the Grand Marais Garden Club in cooperation with Hedstrom Lumber in 1959. But we need the help of the community and lovers of wild flowers to keep it maintained.

Tomorrrow is the first of our regular workdays at the sanctuary.  We will have the workdays on the 3rd Sunday of each month from April to October, at 10:00 am.  All are welcome and appreciated. Work will focus on identifying, signing, weeding and maintaining the flowers. Some tools will be available, but bring your own if you have them.  A mosquito jacket and gloves are recommended. 

The sanctuary is located 5 1/2 miles from town, just off the Gunflint trail on County Road 60.  Parking is at the new entrance just before the Devil's Track River Bridge.

CONTACT: Chris Hegg
PHONE: 387-9008
DATE: 07/19/2014 01:08pm

Volunteers and Paddlers Wanted!

July 25th-26th

Calling All DRAGONS!  

YOU can paddle during the Family Paddle or flex your racing muscles in the DRAGON DASH this coming weekend. Register on line:

OR, you can sign up as a volunteer at the Festival Tent.  We especially need some help on Friday from 10:00am to 7:00ish, and mid-afternoon on Saturday.

Paddles Up!


CONTACT: North Shore Dragon Boat Festival
PHONE: 218-370-9461
DATE: 07/18/2014 01:11pm