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.

Braidy Power's 60th B-day Party

Everyone is invited to share in celebrating Braidy's 60th Birthday this Saturday night, October 25th at the American Legion at 8:00 PM.  Cook County's Most Wanted will help us dance the night away.  This is not a surprise, but there is a secret theme - so if you want to know it, please contact me via email at and I will fill you in.  You do NOT have to participate in the theme to help us celebrate.  Please come and let others know!  See you there.

CONTACT: Karen Blackburn
PHONE: 370-1366
DATE: 10/20/2014 12:06pm

"Thank You Bar" Dance performance Friday and Saturday

at Grand Marais Playhouse, Arrowhead Ctr for the Arts:
Friday Oct 24 7pm
Friday Oct 24 9:30pm
Saturday Oct 25 2pm (matinee)
Saturday Oct 25 7pm
**BLACKFISH Concert Sat Oct 25 9pm (45 mins) Free w/ TYB ticket
Emily Johnson/Catalyst bring their Bessie Award – winning performance installation, The Thank-you Bar to Grand Marais’ Arrowhead Center For The Arts Oct 24-25, 2014 as part of the fall season for the Grand Marais Playhouse. The Thank-you Bar first premiered in 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska, and has toured across the USA to wide acclaim, propelling choreographer Emily Johnson into the national and international spotlight as a visionary contemporary dance maker.  In 2014, Emily Johnson / Catalyst received a MN State Arts Board “Arts Touring” Grant to bring a series of performances and workshops to Grand Marais in 2014 -15.
THE THANK-YOU BAR is a performance/installation of dance, live music, storytelling and visual image, connecting ideas of displacement, longing, and language to history, pre-conceived notions, architecture, and igloo-myth.  Created and performed by choreographer Emily Johnson with composers/musicians James Everest and Joel Pickard. Featuring beadwork by celebrated artist Karen Beaver, costumes by Angie Vo and Kari Multz , lighting design by Heidi Eckwall and paper sculptures by Krista Kelley Walsh.  TYB touring performances include a companion concert by experimental music duo BLACKFISH (James Everest + Joel Pickard).

CONTACT: playhouse
DATE: 10/19/2014 12:37pm

Fundraiser for Angie Cook

Tis the season-shop early for a reason!

Vendor Fundraiser for Angie Cook

October 26th from 1 - 5p.m.

Schroeder Town Hall


                        Feel free to call with any questions regarding ordering.

If you cannot make it simply go to our websites to order:


Avon- Sharon Hendrickson   387-1369


Dove Chocolate Discoveries- Erin Larson   370-0451


Origami Owl- Bryann Bockovich   387-9219


Pampered Chef- Dawn Byholm   370-8082


Tupperware- Kelly Goldstein   370-1497


Mary Kay Cosmetics -Laura Lafavor  387-2227(w)


Thirty One--Nancy Backlund  387-1798


Simply Tasteful- Buffy Butz   370-0141



CONTACT: Dawn Byholm
PHONE: 370-8082
DATE: 10/17/2014 09:49pm

The Opioid Explosion in Minnesota: How Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Impact Your Work

The Opioid Explosion in Minnesota: How Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Impact Your Work


Friday, October 24, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Cook County Commissioner’s Room, 411 W. 2nd St., Grand Marais MN


No registration needed


The dramatic increase in opioid abuse in Minnesota has communities struggling to better understand and address this complicated issue. Join us for a half day conference as we bring together knowledgeable experts to begin an interdisciplinary discussion around this growing problem.

 Dr. Loretta Finnegan (Finnegan scoring system) will discuss the national trends in opioid addiction and her scoring system for evaluating newborns for neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Minnesota physicians will discuss the rural and urban experiences, and how their practices have been affected by the increase in addicted patients.

A panel of interdisciplinary experts will provide insights into policy, reporting requirements and other key issues surrounding this complex problem.


Information regarding CEU’s for nurses, social workers and physicians will be shared during the webinar.

CONTACT: Joni Kristenson
PHONE: 218-387-3605
DATE: 10/17/2014 02:53pm

Kristin at Chicago Bay Market, Hovland on October 24

Date correction: Come visit with Kristin Wharton, candidate for Cook County Commissioner District 1

On Friday, October 24 from 6:00 - 8:00

At Chicago Bay Market, downtown Hovland

Visit, ask questions, give comments or concern.

Get to know Kristin!


CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
PHONE: 475-2274
DATE: 10/16/2014 06:49pm

National Ski Patrol at Lutsen Mountains Wants You !

National Ski Patrol at Lutsen Mountains Wants You !

Educational and Training Opportunties for all 16 years and older

  • The Patrol provdes on the mountain safety, stabalization and treatment of injuries and medical conditions, and transport to skiiers and snowboarders at Lutsen Mountains, one of the best ski areas in the Midwest.
  • Benefits: Pass benefits for the Patroller include options for additional passes or season passes for family members under the age of 18, living at home.
  • Additional benefits: include discounts and the wonderful camraderie of a great family of Patrollers. It gets you outside and on the slopes all winter.
  • The Outdoor Emergency Care Course on-line version will be starting in the next month, taught by Mark Abrahamson and National Ski Patrol instructors. Skills and scenario training will occur on the mountain this winter. In addition the Patrol has skilled trainers for ski skills and toboggan handling.
  • To learn more please consdier attending our Annual Training session "Referesher" Saturdy October 25th at the Lutsen Mounatins Main Chalet "Rosies" at 7:30 . Breakfast and lunch are on us. You will meet the Patrol and get a taste of who we are and what we do. We love doing it and you could too.!

For more information please contact Mark Abrahamson at or 218-387-1125.

CONTACT: Mark Abrahamson
PHONE: 218-387-1125
DATE: 10/16/2014 05:44pm