Events and Meetings
The application for the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association Local Events Marketing Grant is now available. To receive an application, please email email@example.com or call Visit Cook County at 218-387-2788. This application is available for anyone in the Grand Marais lodging district that hosts events and feels they need financial assistance with marketing their event. The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association realizes that Grand Marais is a very event-centric area and appreciates all of the hard work and time that you put into making these events happen. The application may be filled out in a typed or hand written format, and sent back to me either by mail or email. The deadline for the application is March 10th, 2017.
If you know of any other Grand Marais organizations that may be interested in marketing their event, please feel free to send them my way.
Thank you and please feel free to reach out with questions.
CONTACT: Katie Krantz
DATE: 02/14/2017 09:56am
Till Great Rock and Roll at the Tavern Fri Feb 17th at 8.30
Brothers In Arms Rock till ya Drop Show!!! See u there!
CONTACT: Jim Miller
DATE: 02/13/2017 03:45pm
Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting
Art of Hosting--In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!
How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!
Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, and questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.
Mondays from 11:30-1pm | Bring your own lunch
February 13 -- personal growth
February 27 -- building community
$20 per session
Host: Sue Hakes
Registration: www.northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation
Cook County Higher Education
Advanced Education on the North Shore
North Shore Campus
300 West 3rd St.
P. O. Box 57
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Website and Course Registration: http://www.northshorecampus.org
Events and Updates: www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation
Ph: (218) 387-3411
CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
DATE: 02/13/2017 09:45am
Youth and Government™ is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy. Teens from across every state meet in their local Youth and Government™ groups throughout the year to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of their state and to propose legislation. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.
The Cook County Youth Agency Coalition is looking forward to having the first delegation this fall. In the meantime, we are seeking adult leaders that would be interested in being a co-host of the program or a volunteer to chaperone events or visit with the group throughout the year. We will be holding an informational meeting on February 27th at 5:30pm at the YMCA. Come learn more about becoming a volunteer for this great program.
CONTACT: Cook County YMCA
DATE: 02/12/2017 06:56pm
YOU DO NOT WANNA MISS THIS!!! BROTHERS IN ARMS IS PLAYING AS A FIVE PIECE ROCK AND ROLL BAND AT THE TAVERN FRIDAY NIGHT FEB 17TH AT 8.30PM
YOU'LL HEAR 50'S 70'S AND 80'S CLASSIC ROCK AND COUNTRY ROCK PLAYED BY SOME PICKER'S THAT WILL LEAVE YOU STUNNED!!! COME ON OUT AND ROCK!!!
CONTACT: Jim Miller
DATE: 02/11/2017 09:21am
Cook County School Board will have a regular monthly meeting February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm in the JMCC, 101 W. 5th St., Grand Marais, MN 55604
CONTACT: Pamela Puskala
DATE: 02/09/2017 09:55am
Blast From The Past - Vintage Snowmobile Ride
Lutsen Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club is hosting it's 2nd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride at Cascade Lodge Saturday, February 25th. Bring your vintage sleds and come enjoy a 20 mile ride on the trails with awards and prizes to follow.
9:00 AM Registration - $10 per sled
For More Information and Event Details
- Visit: www.cascadelodgemn.com/2017vintagesnowmobile.php
- Call Larry McNeally at 218-370-9268
CONTACT: Larry McNeally
DATE: 02/08/2017 05:26pm
Letters of Intent Due February 15 for Cook County Community Fund Grant Projects
The Cook County Community Fund (CCCF) is seeking nonprofit organizations with ideas for grant projects ranging from $1000 to $5000 for its March 1 application deadline.
Funding is generally granted for initiatives that meet the changing needs of the Cook County region in the following six areas:
Arts : Community Development : Education
Environment : Human Services : Youth
The first step to applying is submitting a letter of intent which briefly outlines the project. A letter of intent helps the applicant and the Community Foundation communicate to ensure the project and the guidelines align before completing a full request.
Letters of Intent are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, two weeks before the grant application deadline. Letters of Intent are submitted through the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation's website.
Early submission of letters of intent is strongly encouraged. Those whose letters are approved can then submit a full application, due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, also through the website.
The Cook County Community Fund is an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. The mission of the Cook County Community Fund is to enhance the quality of life in Cook County by empowering local non-profits through philanthropy, education and collaboration. For more information about the funding priorities of the Cook County Community Fund, please visit the CCCF website.
CONTACT: Cook County Community Fund
DATE: 02/08/2017 02:33pm
Cook County School District - ISD 166
School Board Agenda
February 9, 2017
5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
Jane Mianowski Conference Center
101 W 5th St., Grand Marais, MN
1.0 Call to Order
2.0 Pledge of Allegiance
3.0 Recognition of Visitors
4.0 Approve Meeting Agenda
5.0 Community Comments
Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school board on an item included in this agenda in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.
6.0 Student Highlights
6.1 Melissa Oberg - Unified Program through Special Olympics Minnesota
6.2 Alpine Ski Team
7.0 Administrative Reports
DATE: 02/08/2017 11:42am
Parent Teacher Conferences at ISD 166 WILL be held as scheduled from 3:45 - 6:30 pm. tonight, February 7th.
CONTACT: Cindy Everson
DATE: 02/07/2017 01:14pm
Beginner Pickle Ball will be held on Tuesday's 3:30pm - 5:00pm. Feb 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th and Mar 7th. You must call or email in advance, see below.
Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte in the Gym.
Come in and learn a fun, fast game played similar to tennis except you use a paddle and plastic ball.
* Instructions and playing at every session
* No experience required
* Equipment furnished
* Need dry shoes
Please RSVP CarrollPeterson3435@yahoo.com or call 612-377-8748
CONTACT: Brenda Melin
DATE: 02/07/2017 12:11pm
Movement helps keep us healthy. Stillness increases our sense of well-being and our capacity to be more focused on what matters most.
Join coach Marcia Hyatt, and discover more about the benefits of moments of stillness in life, and learn easy-to-use methods for creating them
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: Birch Grove Community Center
RSVP: Not required, but appreciated. Email Hartley Newell-Acero at: Hartley@SawtoothMountainClinic.org or call 387-2330
Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach. With experience as a leader in corporate, government and non-profits, she has facilitated leadership development over 30 years. She is the creator and host of the weekly WTIP radio feature “The Best of Ourselves”. Marcia co-founded the Center for Emerging Leadership in 1995 and its Women's Leadership Community, an intentional learning community that supports women in bringing their whole selves into the world. In 2011, she published, What Have I Mythed? Stories for Reflection. 2014-2016, she was voted as Minnesota’s favorite coach by Minnesota Women’s Press readers. Marcia also co-owns and manages the Last Chance Sculpture Studio and Gallery in Lutsen, Minnesota.
CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
DATE: 02/06/2017 11:27am
Stress Management And Resiliency Training is a scientifically validated approach to wellbeing developed by Dr. Amit Sood of the Mayo Clinic. SMART enhances happiness, improves our ability to pay attention to the present moment, and increases our engagement in healthy behaviors. Instead of spending so much time ruminating on the past and worrying about the future, we’re free to focus our time and energy on the parts of life that truly serve us:
· expressing our gratitude,
· living compassionately,
· working creatively, and
· bouncing back from difficulties.
Dr. Sood’s associate, Kami Norland, will be our guide as we explore ways to reframe our thinking, shift our habits, and boost our performance, all while decreasing our stress levels.
Where: Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Classroom
When: February 16, 5:30 - 7:30pm
RSVP: Not required, but appreciated.
Email Hartley Newell-Acero at: Hartley@SawtoothMountainClinic.org or call 387-2330.
CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
DATE: 02/06/2017 11:21am
Welcome to Winter and all the opportunities to MOVE IT!
MOVE IT is about moving towards good health in lots of ways, including being physically active. It’s also about choosing healthier foods and feeling more peaceful and engaged in your life.
Check out the MOVE IT calendar, and you’re sure to find something to get you moving in a healthy direction! Visit sawtoothmountainclinic.org and click on the MOVE IT icon for detailed information on event times and locations.
This weeks ongoing events include Qigong, Curling, Adult Hockey, Open Skating, Yoga. Friday is the Northwoods Food Project & Cook County Extension Midwinter Potluck and Seed Swap. Sunday is the North Superior Ski and Run Club's Winter Fest. Go to www.SawtoothMountainClinic.org/moveit for more information on dates and times.
You can also register online to log your minutes/miles of physical activity. They’ll all add up as we make our way from hot spring to hot spring on our way to Chena, Alaska! (and you'll be registered for a prize drawing!) Last year we made it all the way there, but only got part of the way home. Can we MOVE IT enough to get there and back?
CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
DATE: 02/06/2017 11:15am