Events and Meetings

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PROM DRESS SWAP has over 30 dresses!

We have over 30 dresses for Saturdays Prom Dress Swap including several that are NEW with Tags! We have sizes 0-18. Everyone is welcome to stop by the Community Center tomorrow from 10am-4pm to try on dresses, get alterations and enjoy some cookies and coffee. If you bring in a dress, you can take home a dress. Dont have a dress to swap, you can still take home a dress for a small donation (suggested $1-$10)! We want EVERYONE to have the dress of their dreams, so no one will be turned away for the inability to pay. Even if you already have a dress, come check out the selection. You never know what you may find!! You may even decide to SWAP!! Everyone that visits will be entered into a Drawing for a Hair and Make-up session for Prom!!

CONTACT: Courtney Quaife
PHONE: 2183701225
DATE: 04/11/2014 01:07pm

Kindergarten Round Up at Oshki Ogimaag Charter School

Calling all Families that have a Kindergarten age Students for Fall 2014.

Join us Thursday, April 17 from 5:30-7:30 to tour the school, meet the staff, and learn more about our educational program at OOCS.  Kindergarten Round Up will be held at the same time as our First Annual Science Fair!  This will give you an opportunity to see first hand the types of projects our students complete.  A light snack and beverages will be provided.

Questions?  Call Mrs. Paro or Anna Deschampe at 475-2112.  Learn more about our school at

CONTACT: Carmen Keyport
PHONE: 218-475-2112
DATE: 04/10/2014 11:10am

Annual Cook County Emergency Services Conference

April 25-26 will be the 25th Annual Cook County Emergency Services Conference!

With most Cook County responder entities migrating to ARMER in the last year to six months, we felt it appropriate to focus on Communications.  “If Communications is the key, what does it unlock?”

We will be providing all conference information online:  Registration, sessions and presenters, schedule etc.  If internet is not available at home, people can access the site from a computer at the library.  Your help in printing information for those without internet and sharing the schedule is very much appreciated.

For your convenience here is the link to conference information:

This link will also be on the Cook County homepages.

Register now.  The $10.00 suggested registration is payable at the door when you sign in at the conference.

25 years of Emergency Services Conferences may be a milestone.  But that pales compared to the evolution of emergency service in the county.  I hear that the first ambulance in the county came in 1948 and if you attend the conference you will learn about that vehicle and the changes in emergency service through the years.

CONTACT: Jim Wiinanen
PHONE: 218-387-3059
DATE: 04/09/2014 12:42pm


After being postponed twice due to weather Theater Sports is BACK on!

Whose Sport Is It, Anyway?

What sports season comes between basketball and baseball? Theater sports! This Tuesday ,April 8, seniors will compete on stage at 7 p.m. in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. You’ll want to get a seat early for this ever-popular event, now in its ninth season. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

The competition can get a little crazy, but for a great cause:  the College Literature class’s annual spring theater trip to the Twin Cities. This year we’ll see both Rain and Othello.

Coached by Michael McHugh, Theater Sports is improvisational theater with a competitive sports angle. In a typical match, two teams challenge each other, react to a surprise command, and count on the audience to judge them. In addition to suggesting wacky scenes for the teams to enact, a few brave audience members may wish to take the stage and compete also!

 Theater Sports teams include Thomas Anderson, Jessica Berg-Collman, Joe Borud, Anna Carman, Joey Chmelik, Sarah Deschampe, Cy Fortunato, Jonny Jacobsen, Charlie Lawler, Megan Lehto,  Shannon O’Phelan, Breana Peterson, Melanie Stoddard, Abby Sutton, and Seth Warren.

DATE: 04/07/2014 06:21pm

Beyond the Light Switch, a film May 1st

As part of North House Sustainability Symposium, CCLEP is sponsoring a film, Beyond the Light Switch
Thursday, May 1st, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Blue Building on the North House Campus

What will the future of energy look like? Follow David Biello, energy and environment editor at Scientific American, through a documentary series by Detroit Public TV, that thoughtfully considers the trade offs of carbon capture and storage, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, costs of solar power, the sprawl of wind power and the feasibility of a super grid. Beyond the Light Switch provides a balanced perspective to the national energy debate.

Free and open to the public

CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
PHONE: 475-2274
DATE: 04/07/2014 05:20pm

Welding Certificate Program Starting This Fall

Welding Certificate Program Starting This Fall

If you are interested in welding and you are looking to make a career in this area, you can now earn a 30 credit Welding Technology Certificate right here in Cook County.  Applications are being accepted now with classes beginning this fall. 

The Welding Technology Certificate program is one of four manufacturing education options available through a new program called 360° eTECH through the 360° Center of Excellence at Bemidji State University.  In order to offer this innovative program, 360° at Bemidji State University has partnered with area colleges, including Lake Superior College.  The Welding Technology certificate program is a combination of online courses and on-site labs, and can be completed over the course of two years.  Online classes will be taken through Lake Superior College.   On-site labs will be held here in Cook County over two weekends per semester.  Classes begin on September 2. 

The Welding Technology certificate gives you an intermediate knowledge of manufacturing processes and plant operations.  Graduates will gain the skills needed to work in production work, manufacturing, repair and maintenance and the construction industry.  After completing this Certificate, you will be eligible to work as a Manufacturing Welding Technician, MIG Welder, TIG Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, or Welder Assembler.  In addition, earned certificates can be applied towards higher degrees including an Applied Engineering degree or Technology Management degree at Bemidji State University.

The tuition cost is $199 per credit plus books and supplies.  Financial aid and scholarships are available to help with the cost.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/03/2014 09:57am