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.

Dog Park Meeting TONIGHT at 6 pm

Go Dog North Shore invites all interested dog owners to an open meeting to discuss ideas for a possible future dog park in Cook County.  Current and future dog park users are encouraged to attend this brainstorming session on Monday, May 18th at 6 pm at the Community Center Log Building in Grand Marais.  More information is available from Cathy at or by visiting

CONTACT: Cathy Quinn
PHONE: 218 370 9494
DATE: 05/18/2015 04:36pm

17th Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council invites community members to attend the 17th Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards presentation on Friday, May 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony, 120 West 3rd Avenue.

For the seventeenth year, ARAC will recognize outstanding arts professionals who live and work in the Arrowhead Region. ARAC will present the annual George Morrison Artist Award to nationally recognized visual artist and illustrator Chris Monroe of Duluth, and the Maddie Simons Advocate Award to Amy Demmer of Grand Marais, who is the Executive Director of the Grand Marais Art Colony and a community arts advocate. 

Please join us at the Grand Marais Art Colony on May 29th for this celebration of the vibrant arts community in the Arrowhead Region. The award presentation will take place at 7 p.m., followed by an opportunity to meet the award recipients. Food and live music will be provided. This is an exciting opportunity for ARAC to recognize the many fine arts organizations, individuals, and artists who live and work in the area.


Bob DeArmond, ARAC Executive Director

and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Board


CONTACT: Kate Fitzgerald
DATE: 05/18/2015 04:28pm

Walk & Talks

Sun, rain or snow...we'll be out walking.  Will you? 
Move more this May!


DATE: 05/18/2015 03:53pm

Home Buyers Workshop FREE June 13

2015 Home Stretch Workshop, June 13, 8:30 - 5:00 PM at Cook County Higher Education, 300 W 3rd. St., Grand Marais.

Sponsored by AEOA and the Cook County Grand Marais EDA

Topics include:

  • Qualifying for a mortgage / loan programs
  • Budgeting / Credit Issues / Saving
  • Shopping for a home / realtor
  • Professional inspections / appraisals
  • Closing / Title Insurance / Homeowners Insurance
  • Financial responsibilites as a homeowner
  • $5,000 Downpayment Closing Cost assistance available to eligble buyers

                              Registration required, call Sandy, 218-999-0828.








CONTACT: Pat Campanaro
PHONE: 218-387-3112
DATE: 05/18/2015 02:05pm

Upcoming Childbirth Education Classes

The Child Birth Educators at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic are gearing up for their June session.  Any pregnant women and their partners are welcome to attend.

Please note there will also be sessions in September and December.

Contact Amy or Kristin for more information or to register.

DATE: 05/18/2015 12:52pm

May Networking Luncheon (Thursday): What’s Age Got to Do With It?

May Networking Luncheon
What’s Age Got to Do With It?
A Cook County Chamber of Commerce and Cook County Higher Education Event

Thursday, May 21st at 11:30-1pm
Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost (Includes Catered Lunch): $10
RSVP: 218-387-3411 or or

What should your organization be considering when trying to capitalize on the new demographic shifts occurring in both the work force as well as the consumer ranks?

Join Pat Campanaro on May 21st for a discussion around generational differences. Over the next 10 years businesses will need to address a "changing of the guard," as the baby boomers step down from their management roles and Generations X and Millennials seek to fill their shoes. Ultimately, the changes of the next decade can only be effectively addressed through effective leadership.

To attract and keep good employees, you must meet their needs and expectations, and understand what keeps them inspired. Employees' needs and expectation vary from one person to the next. They also vary depending on a variety of factors including the generation of the workers. Join Pat for an interactive discussion on how the workforce will change over the next 10 years.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 05/18/2015 10:26am