Events and Meetings
THANK YOU COOK COUNTY!
"If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved." -- Bono
Empty Bowls 2013 was awesome this year!!!
Thank you everyone for showing up, finding that perfect bowl and sharing a meal with family and friends at St. John's to help feed the hungry in Cook County!
And thank you to ALL the volunteers who made it possible, including the restaurants and stores that donated food and the businesses which offered gift certificates!
A special thank you to St. John's Catholic Church which permitted us to hold Empty Bowls there this year!
Yay! for Cook County!
Empty Bowls 2013 Information :
* With your help Empty Bowls was able to raise $8060 this year to help support those that are hungry in our community!
* We had more than 50 volunteers of all ages help out with Empty Bowls!
* We had amazing soup, bread, and butter donated by almost every restaurant and food related business in Cook County (All along the shore and up the trail!)! Please thank them when dining or shopping local!
* We had gift certificates donated by sooo many local business! Please thank them by shopping local this holiday season!
* We had roughly 500 people attend Empty Bowls!
* We got amazing Grand Marais Art Colony bowls and necklaces into the hands our community members to remind them of those that do not have on a daily basis!
* Mary at ISD 166 helped students make bowls bringing awareness to our younger population too!
CONTACT: Kelsey-Empty Bowls
DATE: 11/26/2013 12:24pm
JOIN THE LUTSEN JUNIOR ALPINE CLUB!
This FUN program is FREE!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
November 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.: Informational Parent Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on November 26, 2013 at Swanson & Heeren law office 1708 West Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
December 3, 2013: Team Registration, Equipment Distribution at Lutsen Rental Shop.
December 8, 2013: First Practice
• Open to Participants age 6 - 14 years.
• Participants age 5 and under must have a parent with them at all times.
• Participants must be able to ride the chairlift alone or have a parent with at all times.
• Participants 15 years and older are welcome as space allows.
• Some prior alpine skiing experience is recommended - If your child would like to join the race program, but has had no prior experience, lessons are available (for a fee) at Lutsen Mountain’s Ski School (663-7281). www.lutsen.com/skischool
• Skis. Lutsen Mountains provides junior racing skis for members of the Lutsen Mountains Junior Ski Team to use during the season at no charge (Subject to availability).
• Boots and Poles. Racers provide their own boots and poles (Boots are available on loan from the rental shop for a short period of time).
• Helmet. Racers provide their own helmet which is required to be worn at all times.
• Race Program Participants must have a season Ski Lift Pass at Lutsen Mountains. Season passes are available online at www.lutsen.com/seasonPass.
For additional information, registration forms or to be added to our e-mail list email email@example.com
or call Charles Lamb at 663-8017 or Rick Backstrom at 387-9789
CONTACT: Baiers Heeren
DATE: 11/21/2013 04:09pm
The 5th Annual “Light up a Life” Event offers community members the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one during the holiday season. Each donation lights one bulb in memory of one person on our memory tree. Donation forms are available at area churches, businesses and on the web at www.northshorehealthcarefoundation.org/carepartners.
A Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the main clinic/hospital entrance on Thursday, December 5th at 6 pm. Father Seamus Walsh will assist with a short ceremony of reflection and connection. Music will also be provided. Refreshments will follow. The event is organized by Care Partners, a collaborative of the North Shore Health Care Foundation, North Shore Hospital and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, to fund palliative care and end of life services in Cook County.
For more information contact Kay Grindland, Care Partners Director at 387-3788 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT: Kay Grindland, Care Partners Director
DATE: 11/21/2013 01:49pm
You are invited to a special Dedication Event on Saturday, December 7th from 2:00 to 4:00, at our Open House at the North Shore Campus. Come and celebrate with us as we honor Mark Abrahamson!
For the past seventeen years Mark has been our instructor for all of our nursing assistant classes, in addition to teaching licensed practical nursing and registered nursing clinicals’s. Almost all of those students have gone to work in the health care field, most of them right here in Cook County.
To honor his passion and commitment we will be dedicating the lower level nursing lab classroom to him, and installing a plaque naming the room the Mark Abrahamson Classroom. You will have a chance to hear from Mark and his students their stories, and learn about what an impact this has had on our community. This will be a great chance to see and hear the impact of your continued support of Cook County Higher Education!
If you cannot attend the Open House event, would you please consider renewing or upgrading your friendship level? We are using the friendship dollars for our students support services, which includes our mentor program, textbook scholarships, instructor services (like Mark), and some nursing classroom needs.
Thanks to board members, staff, and other generous patrons of education, we have matching funds on the table, so this is an excellent time to make your contribution count even more. Please use the enclosed donation envelope to mail your contribution, or pledge online at www.northshorecampus.org and use the Donate Now button.
Thank you again, and I hope we will see you at the Open House.
CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
DATE: 11/21/2013 01:33pm
Business Networking Luncheon December 4th 11:30-1:30 Transition; Your Business Your Baby (Succession Planning) Presenter: Tracy
Business Networking Luncheon December 4th 11:30-1:30 Transition; Your Business Your Baby (Succession Planning) Presenter: Tracy Benson CFP® RPA
As a small business owner, you have nurtured your business and it is part of your family. You’d like to charter a new adventure, but want to leave your “baby” in good hands. Planning for the day when your small business has someone new at the helm; whether a family member or a new face can be challenging. Spend a one lunch hour and learn the first steps you can take to ensure a successful transition. Tracy Benson will be providing guidance on investment planning in conjunction with Morningstar’s analysis and proprietary financial planning software.
Tracy Benson, CFP® RPA will be presenting. As a paralegal with a focus in estate and tax, she began with the Salt Lake City law office; Jones, Waldo and Holbrook administrating estates. Returning to Minnesota, she accepted a position with IDS Financial Services, Inc as they begin to develop their financial planning services. She was the advisor’s advisor for financial planning and investment strategies. Over 20 years with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc, (formerly IDS Financial Services) preparing financial plans for our affluent and small business owner clients. Including a special focus on assisting her field advisor develop their SBO client practice through training around SBO related issues; retirement, estate and protection planning along with business growth and valuation
Cost is $15 for lunch and presentation
Interested? RSVP by calling 218-387-3411 or emailing email@example.com or www.northshorecampus.org
CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
DATE: 11/21/2013 01:30pm
Tonight! "Before Pristine: 10,000 Years of Native American History in the Boundary Waters" Presentation
This Thursday’s Guest Lecture event, includes a collaboration with the Cook County Historical Society, with presenter Bill Clayton, "Before Pristine: 10,000 Years of Native American History in the Boundary Waters" on Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais.
We hope you can attend! Several people have asked if we will be recording this event, and no, I am sorry, we will not . We have a video camera, but it is not of the quality to cope with this type of event, especially when the speaker is including visual presentation material.
The presentation will tell the story of Native American history in the boundary waters, based on what we've learned from the all-too fragmentary archaeological record of Native American groups living in and around the Boundary Waters region from the end of the last Ice Age to European Contact. There will be time for discussion, and we will have refreshments.
Bill Clayton has worked for the past 14 years as a conservation archaeologist and historic preservation specialist for the Superior National Forest. He is currently the archaeologist and resource program manager for Grand Portage National Monument. He has a B.A and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota.
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, and Sawbill Outfitters. Refreshments are donated by 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 call 387-3411.
CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
DATE: 11/21/2013 11:48am