Events and Meetings

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Home Stretch Workshop Cancelled - Alternatives Offered

The Cook County 2016 Home Stretch Workshop scheduled for this Saturday, May 21, has had to be cancelled due to lack of enough registrations.  We are so sorry for the inconvenience.  Please contact Sandy O’Fallon at 218-999-0828 for alternative options in Silver Bay on June 11th or online. You may also contact Anita Jeziah locally for questions at 218-387-4547.



CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
PHONE: 2183874547
DATE: 05/19/2016 09:41am

COOL BEANS! Fourth Monday Meal at the UCC

May 23  FREE!!
Cook: 3-5pm     Share: 5-7pm   Come whenever you can.
No RSVP needed     First Congregational United Church of Christ - 300 2nd St. West

Join dietician Mary Zbaraki for  a “bean-themed”  Forth Monday Meal. Drop in as your  schedule  allows for informal cooking, recipe-sharing, and discussion about cooking with  beans and  their amazing nutrition! 

Beans are very cheap and can  be used to make delicious, nutritious meals without a lot of fuss.

As with all Fourth Monday Meals,  we will prepare the meal and visit together from 3-5pm.  We will “share the meal” with any and all who come to eat between 5-7pm. Take home leftovers!

Everyone is welcome, and no RSVPs are needed.  Just show up between 3-5pm if you want to help cook and between 5-7pm to eat.  We’ll also have recipes and bean cooking tips.

 

 

 

 

 



CONTACT:
DATE: 05/18/2016 04:08pm

Come Celebrate Tonight! Cook County Higher Education will be having a 20 year celebration at Voyageur Brewing!

May 18th, 2016 Cook County Higher Education will be having a 20 year celebration: Looking Back, Looking Up! 

Come celebrate with us as we reflect back on the last 20 years of providing higher education and training in Cook County, and look up with us as we visualize the next 20 years. Please save the date! Further details will be announced as we draw closer to the event. We are also looking for stories from people who have worked with CCHE over the past 20 years – as students, instructors, workshop attendees, board members, mentors, and volunteers, so please give us a call, email, and/or send photos and share your story!

Event details:
Date: Wednesday May 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Voyageur Brewing Company

Free Food – you buy the beverage.
Please bring a friend and introduce them to Cook County Higher Education!

Not able to attend? Share a Memory! Share a Story! Share a goal for the future! Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XXDLFG9



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 05/18/2016 09:36am

Community Acupuncture

Sarah Wilson returns with Community Acupuncture in Grand Marais which takes place at Laurie Senty's Massage Studio this Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This is a good opportunity to receive acupuncture from a well established acupuncturist. Sarah's been in practice since 1991. No need to make an appointment 

for community acupuncture, just come over anytime before 5:30. If you would like to attend and the 3pm to 6pm timeframe will not work, please contact me and lets

work with schedules so you can attend.  For more information, please visit

sarahwilsonacupuncture.com.

If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or text Sarah at 612-825-2160 and sarahwilson.n@gmail.com.

cost is $25. Private appointments are available also.



CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 05/17/2016 12:04pm

School Board Meeting Agenda 5-19-16

Cook County School District - ISD 166
School Board Agenda
May 19, 2016
5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
AGENDA
1.0 Call to Order
2.0 Pledge of Allegiance
3.0 Recognition of Visitors
4.0 Approve Meeting Agenda
5.0 Student/District Highlights -

6.0 Community Comments
6.1 Community Comments This an opportunity for the public to address the school board on a school-related item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.
6.2 Budget Reduction Comments This is an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the upcoming budget reductions. Board members and Superintendent are able to answer questions during this part of the meeting.

7.0 Administrative Reports
7.1 Principal Report
7.2 Superintendent Report

8.0 Consent Agenda
8.1 Approve Minutes – April 21 and May 5
8.2 Approve Payment of Bills – April 15, April 21-28 and May 11
8.3 Approve Electronic Funds Activity - April 2016
8.4 Approve Expenditure Revenue Report – April 2016
8.5 Board Reports

9.0 Discussion/Action Items 9.1 Recess into Closed Session for Legal Counsel per MN Statute 13.05 subd3 9.2 Action on Expulsion of CCX2-15-16 9.3 Action on Expulsion of CCX1-15-16 9.4 Discuss Response to LIEC Regarding Letter of Nonconcurrence 9.5 Approval of Bus Lease to Own 9.6 Discussion of Entry Wall Signage
9.7 Recess into Closed Session for Negotiation Strategy per MN Statute 13D.03
9.8 Reconvene into Open Session

10.0 Personnel
10.1 Approve Hire of Second Grade Teacher
10.2 Approve Hire of Preschool Teachers
10.3 Approve Hire of Long-term Physical Science Substitute Teacher
10.4 Approve Hire of Math Teacher
10.5 Approve Hire of ECFE Coordinator/ECSE Teacher
10.6 Approve Retirement of Karen Obinger
11.0 Adjourn



CONTACT:
DATE: 05/17/2016 11:48am

Volunteer for the inaugural Le Grand Du Nord - get free beer!

On Saturday, May 28, more than 200 bicycle riders will converge in Grand Marais to ride the first "Le Grand du Nord," a 100 mile and 50 mile "Gravel Cycling Classic," which is a timed group ride over remote gravel roads. A successful event will bring new tourists to Grand Marais over Memorial Day weekend and its success depends on local support. We hope you can join us!

As a Le Grand du Nord Support Team Member, you will get to experience the excitement and friendly vibe that make gravel cycling classics a special kind of event . It also gets you  

  • A pint glass and drink ticket for Voyager Brewing (at 2.5 hours)
  • and a Grand du Nord t-shirt (at 5 hours)
  • and free entry into this year's Heck of the North on Oct. 1 in Two Harbors, MN. (at 7.5 hours)

Click here to browse opportunities and to sign-up. You do not need to set up an Ultra Signup account: just click "no" when prompted, select the jobs and times you would like to help out, and the online system will request your name, email, and phone number so we can contact you with further information. We will not share your information with anyone else.

If you have questions, please contact Avesa Rockwel at Heck of the North Productions.

phone (218) 724 3132

email: avesaisis@gmail.com



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 05/17/2016 09:09am

2016 Women's Softball

2016 WOMENS SOFTBALL! Batter up!

Team captains, please contact me with your team name and roster.

If you are interested in playing softball this summer season contact me and I can help you find a team!

We are always looking for subs and umps, so please contact me if you are interested in either of those as well.

Season runs June 9th-August 11th.

MelissaOberg25@gmail.com



CONTACT: Melissa
DATE: 05/16/2016 06:02pm

CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Cultivating the Major Gift with Patricia Hvidston

May 24 | CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Cultivating the Major Gift with Patricia Hvidston
The generosity of a major gift can come in many sizes and shapes to differing nonprofit organizations. Be it an annual operating fund donation, a contribution to a capital campaign or a restricted purpose gift, the donor's commitment and hopes for the organization and its mission are central to the commitment. During this interactive session attendees will explore basic donor cultivation practices that will engage donors in the mission and work of a nonprofit.

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Cook County Higher Education
Free!
Website and Course Registration: http://www.northshorecampus.org

Education Where You Live

College Prep۰ College Courses۰ Workforce Training۰ Lifelong Learning

Website and Course Registration: http://www.northshorecampus.org

Events and Updates: www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation

Email: highered@northshorecampus.org

Ph: (218) 387-3411

Fax:  (218)387-3413



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 05/16/2016 10:06am

TODAY! 5:30pm AGING WITH VITALITY at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

TODAY!  May 12, 5:30 - 6:30pm in the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Classroom

Presented by Jean Grover, founder of Encore Era, this course will provide encouraging studies and information, along with a blueprint to assure your lifestyle is supporting your overall health and empowering you to age with vitality. 

Learn how:
1)  The more you move, the longer you will live
2)  How eating like your ancestors can greatly enhance your health and vitality.
3)  How you can turn back the clock and optimize your health through the power of your mind (thoughts, attitudes, perspectives, etc.)

This one hour mini-course/workshop will introduce the key qualities and lifestyle practices that can help us be ageless as the years pass!    

For more information about Jean or Encore Era, visit: www.Encore-era.com                                  RSVPs appreciated -  Hartley@sawtoothmountainclinic.org

 



CONTACT:
DATE: 05/12/2016 12:33pm

Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid Class starting June 7th.

Interested in taking the combined Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course?

Contact me TODAY if you are interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid!

Get work experience in the field during the course!

The course is a prerequisite for most L.P.N. and R.N. courses as well.

Home Health Aid: Provides routine individualized healthcare for the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Nursing Assistant: A certified nursing assistant is responsible for a variety of duties within the medical facility. Encouraging residents with mobility and exercise, making beds, assisting patients with eating, assist with grooming and hygiene tasks, and providing emotional and support for participation in activities. He or she will also check patients' vital signs, including blood pressure and temperature.

This Lake Superior College 4-credit course begins will be offered most likely starting in June 7th 2016.

Classes will be held at the North Shore Campus and at the North Shore Care Center. Tuesday 1-5pm and Thursday 1-5pm and a few Saturdays. The instructor is Mark Abrahamson.

Need to be able to pass a background check, compete and pass a mantoux test, and be 16 years old or older.

Course Fee: Roughly $850 plus books. Financial Aid Available- Loans and Scholarships! Don’t let finances stop you from inquiring about this course.

To find out more call 218-387-3411 or contact us at highered@northshorecampus.org

Education Where You Live

 

College Prep۰ College Courses۰ Workforce Training۰ Lifelong Learning

Website and Course Registration: http://www.northshorecampus.org



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 05/12/2016 09:39am

Girl Scouts Court of Awards

Cook County Girl Scouts are hosting the annual Court of Awards to celebrate another year of accomplishments on Thursday, May 19 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. There will be displays and a program with each troop offering a brief presentation, song or skit.

Girl Scouts are hosting a dinner for parents and friends at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the program to honor our hard-working local scouts.

For more information about Girl Scouts, contact Laura LaFavor at (218) 370-1245 or email jaysheat@boreal.org.   



CONTACT: Rhonda Silence
PHONE: 218-387-9844
DATE: 05/11/2016 12:04pm

May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats - Oh, My!

May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats - Oh, My!

May 26th at 7pm

This presentation will focus on telling some of the stories from seven weeks as Volunteers in the National Park Service at Cape Look-out National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Hillary Freeman is retired and has worked as a volunteer at various National Parks for six years including Grand Portage National Monument.

Carol Mork retired in 2008, has lived in Cook County since 2011, and volunteers annually at National Parks including Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN, and Grand Portage National Monument.

$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community and sponsored by the Birchbark Books and Gifts, Cook County Co-op, Lake Superior Trading Post, Sven and Ole's Pizza, Bluefin Bay Resort, Lutsen Resort, and Vist Cook County MN.

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

www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 05/11/2016 09:20am

Community Acupuncture today

Sarah Wilson returns with Community Acupuncture in Grand Marais which takes place at Laurie Senty's Massage Studio this Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This is a good opportunity to receive acupuncture from a well established acupuncturist. Sarah's been in practice since 1991. No need to make an appointment 

for community acupuncture, just come over anytime before 5:30. If you would like to attend and the 3pm to 6pm timeframe will not work, please contact me and lets

work with schedules so you can attend.  For more information, please visit

sarahwilsonacupuncture.com.

If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or text Sarah at 612-825-2160 and sarahwilson.n@gmail.com.

cost is $25. Private appointments will be available beginning this May. 

Location:
Laurie Senty's Therapeutic Massage Studio, across HWY 61 from the DQ



CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 05/10/2016 09:36am

Volunteer for the inaugural Le Grand Du Nord - get free beer!

On Saturday, May 28, more than 200 bicycle riders will converge in Grand Marais to ride the first "Le Grand du Nord," a 100 mile and 50 mile "Gravel Cycling Classic," which is a timed group ride over remote gravel roads. A successful event will bring new tourists to Grand Marais over Memorial Day weekend and its success depends on local support. We hope you can join us!

As a Le Grand du Nord Support Team Member, you will get to experience the excitement and friendly vibe that make gravel cycling classics a special kind of event . It also gets you  

  • A pint glass and drink ticket for Voyager Brewing (at 2.5 hours)
  • and a Grand du Nord t-shirt (at 5 hours)
  • and free entry into this year's Heck of the North on Oct. 1 in Two Harbors, MN. (at 7.5 hours)

Click here to browse opportunities and to sign-up. You do not need to set up an Ultra Signup account: just click "no" when prompted, select the jobs and times you would like to help out, and the online system will request your name, email, and phone number so we can contact you with further information. We will not share your information with anyone else.

If you have questions, please contact Avesa Rockwel at Heck of the North Productions.

phone (218) 724 3132

email: avesaisis@gmail.com



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 05/09/2016 12:12pm

Move It In May - Week 2 Events

We're moving into Week 2 of Move It In May, we've got some great events on the calendar.

There are on-going opportunties for both kids and seniors, with the Early Childhood open gym at the Y and gentle exercise classes at the senior center.  Both are FREE and open to all.

Thursday also offers programing for everyone with the Bike Rodeo from 3 -5pm at the community center. We're also excited to offer a 1-hour presentation by Jean Grover, Aging With Vitality, at 5:30 in the classroom in the lower level of the clinic. RSVPs to this event are appriciated - just send an email to Hartley@sawtoothmountainclinic.org 

The weekend is busy with the YMCA's dance recital in the ACA and the Superior Hiking Trail Association's "Hike Fest" in Finland.

For more information on any of these events, go to www.sawtoothmountianclinic.org and click on the "MOVE IT" icon.  If you haven't already registered to be part of the trek back from Alaska, why not now?  You'll help move us on home, and become eligle for fun prizes!



CONTACT:
DATE: 05/09/2016 10:39am