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.

Bally Blacksmith Demonstrations, Friday and Saturday

1st Annual Bally Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations, 10am-5pm - Fridays & Saturdays, July 24, 25, 31, and August 1 (this weekend and next weekend)

  • Free and open to the public
  • Sneak a peek into the 1911 historic shop!
  • Souvenirs for sale
  • Share your stories
  • Learn about plans for the site

Event made possible thanks to grants from the Grand Marais Area Tourist Association, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation, IRRRB, Arrowhead Electric Round-up and the Minnesota Historical Society

 



CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 07/23/2015 10:36am

Mini Course | Introduction to Spinning | Saturday, July 25th 10-12

Join the North House Instructor-in-Residence Allen Holzhueter for a 2-hour mini course! Take a turn at the spinning wheel and learn the basics of spinning wool into yarn. $20. Sign-up or inquire at North House Folk School. 218.387.9762.



CONTACT: North House Staff
PHONE: 218.387.9762
DATE: 07/22/2015 04:22pm

Free Craft Demo | Spinning with Allen Holzhueter | July 23-26

Each week this summer, North House hosts an ‘Instructor in Residence’ who demonstrates their craft outside on the commons from 10am-4pm, Thursday-Sunday. Allen Holzhueter will be here this week, July 23-26, spinning wool into yarn. Free.



CONTACT: North House Staff
PHONE: 218.387.9762
DATE: 07/22/2015 04:17pm

Next Thursday! July 30th Guest Lecture: Predicting Climate Change Impacts on Northern Minnesota Ecosystems

July 30th Guest Lecture: Predicting Climate Change Impacts on Northern Minnesota Ecosystems
Presented by: Dr Lucinda Johnson, Director at U of M (Duluth) Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)

Thursday, July 30th at 7pm

Dr. Lucinda Johnson is a Center Director at the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Johnson holds a B.A in Botany from Duke University, an M.S. in Entomology from State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Michigan State University.

Dr. Johnson is an aquatic and landscape ecologist whose research focuses on the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems with emphasis on human activities (e.g., land use) and climate change. Much of her work has involved quantifying interactions between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with particular emphasis on effects on biotic communities and habitats. Dr. Johnson’s current research activities involve: validating indicators of condition for Great Lakes coastal ecosystems; predicting climate change impacts on cold water fish communities in northern lakes and streams; assessing the influence of wetland connectivity on population persistence under changing climate and land use.

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated.



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 07/22/2015 11:59am

Thursday! July 23rd Guest Lecture: Northern Long-eared Bats in Minnesota by Beth Jacqmain

July 23rd Guest Lecture: Northern Long-eared Bats in Minnesota by Beth Jacqmain

Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm at Cook County Higher Education

The Northern Long-eared Bat (NLEB) was proposed for federal Endangered species status in 2013 and was recently, May 2015, added to the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Threatened Species list with a 4d rule. We’ll learn a little about the biology/ecology of the NLEB; White-nose syndrome a fungal disease affecting some bat species; over of recent history on NLEB federal regulations, and the newest updates on legal status. There will be discussions about potential impacts on forest management activities in northern Minnesota.

Presenter: Beth Jacqmain is the Forest Ecologist for UPM-Kymmene Blandin. Beth supports ecological forest management, research, and sustainable growth on approximately 187,000 acres in northern Minnesota in the Forestry group out of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Beth has a BS Forest Management and MS Forest Ecology and 20+ years’ experience in forestry, field ecology, and natural resources.

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated.

The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, Buck’s Hardware, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, White Pine North, Birchbark Books and Gifts, and Cook County Co-Op.

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 highered@northshorecampus.org

www.northshorecampus.org and https://www.facebook.com/CookCountyHigherEducation

Cook County Higher Education- Education Where You Live!



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 07/22/2015 11:55am

BLOOD DRIVE TODAY Slots Open Please Call

We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for 24 more donors for the blood drive TODAY in Grand Marais at the Senior Center. Most of our openings are from 1pm - 8pm. The need is URGENT! ALL types are needed, but especially O- & B-. Please contact Michele Keil at (218) 340-9196 to confirm a time if possible. Walk-ins are welcomed too. Thank you to everyone who has signed up! EVERY 2 seconds SOMEONE needs blood. It could be YOU or SOMEONE you love! Give blood – SAVE lives!!

MICHELE KEIL / Donor Recruiter
cell: 218-340-9196 / mkeil@mbc.org  
 



CONTACT: MIchelle
PHONE: 218-340-9196
DATE: 07/22/2015 07:51am