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.

Pack 167 Food Shelf Drive Tomorrow!!!!!

Come tomorrow to show your support!!  The Pack 167 Food Shelf Drive is TOMORROW, Saturday, November 12th from 10am- noon at the 4-H Log Cabin!  Come and support our community!  Thank you!!

CONTACT: Sara Hadley
PHONE: 218-370-2135
DATE: 11/11/2016 10:12am

Participate in the Wave Dash on Saturday to get your Storm Fest Beanie!

The annual Wave Dash is tomorrow, November 12th at 12 noon! It will take place at Lutsen Resort. Come particpate and earn your annual Storm Festival Beanie! This year's beanies are green and fit better than ever.

You have probably heard of a “polar plunge.” Wave Dash takes the idea one step further — literally. You don’t just dunk in Lake Superior — you run into it.
That’s right. Take a quick, chilly dash into Lake Superior, contribute to a good cause, and win bragging rights for life, a and a special festival gift of a logo fleece hat.
Afterward, warm up with a roaring fire on the beach. Changing rooms, towels and hot cocoa provided in resort pool area.
Suggested $10 donation benefits the Cook County Community YMCA.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 11/11/2016 09:45am

TOMORROW: Steamer America: A North Shore Legend on the Big Screen!

The Cook County Historical Society and WDSE Present a big-screen showing of the documentary

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.

Arrowhead Center for the Arts

Free Admission

Before high speed internet, telephones and even Highway 61, Minnesota's North Shore was connected by water… WDSE's historical documentary, Steamship America : A North Shore Legend, weaves oral histories, new & vintage photographs, newspaper accounts and dramatic images to capture life on the shore in the early days.


CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 11/10/2016 10:41am

Please Join Us - Help Us Beat Hunger!

Today's the day!

Please join us at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for the Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Swing by whenever fits your schedule best. We're serving lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and dinner from 5-7 p.m. 

We have beautiful handcrafted pottery, glass, and wooden bowls for sale. Delicious soup, bread, and homemade baked goods will be served up. You can shop the silent auction to get a jump start on holiday gift shopping.

All funds raised go directly to the Cook County Food Shelf and other community programs that serve Cook County's hungry. These organizations depend on the money raised once a year at Empty Bowls. See you there - bring a friend!

CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2016
PHONE: 218-370-9581
DATE: 11/10/2016 06:44am

See you at Empty Bowls tomorrow!

Empty Bowls 2016 is tomorrow - Thursday, November 10th. 

Remember - this year's event will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; dinner from 5 - 7 p.m. 

Come enjoy delicious soups and breads from local restaurants, shop the impressive handmade bowl sale  compliments of the Grand Marais Art Colony and North House Folk School, grab some holiday gifts at the silent auction, and enjoy yummy homemade baked goods at the bake sale. 

All funds raised benefit the Cook County Food Shelf and other community programs that address Cook County residents' hunger needs. 

Can't make it? Give online at or send a check made payable to "Empty Bowls" to P.O. Box 413, Grand Marais, MN 55604. Each dollar raised has a huge impact in our community. 

We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends there! 


CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2016
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 11/09/2016 11:42am

Food Shelf Drive!!

Support our community by donating at the Cook County Pack 167 Food Shelf Drive!

When: Saturday November 12th from 10am - Noon

Where: At the Community Center's Log Cabin!

If you cant make it, monetary donations can be mailed to:

Tina Hegg

Hedstroms Lumber Company

1504 Gunflint Trail

Grand Marais, MN 55604

Thank you so much! See you there!! 

CONTACT: Sara Hadley
PHONE: 2183702135
DATE: 11/08/2016 08:36am

Empty Bowls is this Thursday, November 10th!


Thursday, November 10

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Upstairs Fellowship Hall

417 1st Ave W, Grand Marais

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m.

Soup Meal: $5.00

Handcrafted Grand Marais Art Colony/North House Folk School Bowl or Bowl Necklace: $10.00 + 

What's Empty Bowls? A simple soup dinner with soup and bread provided by local restaurants and a beautiful array of handcrafted bowls made at the Grand Marais Art Colony Make-A-Bowls sessions by community members and potters. Event also features a silent auction made possible by generous donations from local businesses and a bake sale. 

Who receives funds from the Empty Bowls fundraiser? The Cook County Food Shelf receives 50% of all funds raised at Empty Bowls. The remaining funds are divided among other community organizations (such as Cook County Public Health and Human Services, Snack Packs programs, and lcals schools) who address Cook County's hunger needs. 

I can't attend on Thursday - how can I still show my support for Empty Bowls? Contribute to Empty Bowls’ efforts online through the GiveMN website. Alternatively, checks payable to “Empty Bowls” may be sent to P.O. Box 413 Grand Marais, MN 55604. Thank you! 

CONTACT: Empty Bowls 201
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 11/07/2016 07:52am

Fan Bus for Girls Volleyball Game

Volleyball Playoff Game is Saturday, November 5th at 4:00 at Virginia High School vs Deer River. There will be a band/fan bus going. Cost is $5, pay when you board the bus. Community members are invited to ride the bus. Only 16 spots available for fans so call Pam in the District office, 387-2271 ext 606 to sign up. Bus leaves at noon.

CONTACT: Pamela Puskala
DATE: 11/03/2016 04:30pm