Events and Meetings

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SplinterTones Family Dance & Raffle April 25th!

Mark the calendar for an upcoming event your family won’t want to miss!  

Saturday, April 25th

At the Art Colony

Potluck dinner at 6 pm, with dancing from 7-10pm.

The event is for community families and dance –lovers, and is a fundraiser for local daycare non-profits Cooperation Station and Explorers Club.

SplinterTones are a high-octane 7-piece dance band based in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Noted for their vibrant vocal harmonies, colorful stage presence and strong rhythmic grooves, SplinterTones are known for crowding the dance floor with legions of  enthusiastic dancers. Truly a band with something for everyone, SplinterTones play swing, zydeco,  mambo, celtic, polka, rock, and original tunes in a unique and unmistakable style.  So lace up your dancing shoes, come on out and shake a tailfeather.

SplinterTones are: Max Bichel - Fiddle, Liz Sivertson - Saxophone, Leah Thomas - Accordion, John Gruber - Guiter, Holly Harwig -percussion, Jeff DeShaw - Bass, Rick Brandenburg - drums.

Cooperation Station is a non-profit daycare cooperative in Grand Marais. Cooperation Station has been a mainstay of quality child care in Cook County since its inception in 1999. Its mission is to nurture children in a playful learning environment through a partnership between families and caregivers.

CONTACT: Gwen Danfelt
PHONE: 2183871324
DATE: 04/17/2015 03:13pm

ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training Monday, June 1st 2015

Cook County Higher Education will be offering a ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training Monday, June 1st 2015

Please register online to secure a seat in the class.

The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam. ServSafe Food Manager Certification $175 (Certification includes a textbook-$71.00 value) Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon the same day and costs $75. Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

ServSafe Food Manager and Renewal Training $75

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

Please email or call 218-387-3411 with any questions.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/16/2015 04:34pm

May Guest Lecture: Two (Unlikely!) Founding Mothers of American Indian Literature presented by Carol Miller

May Guest Lecture: Two (Unlikely!) Founding Mothers of American Indian Literature presented by Carol Miller

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 pm at Cook County Higher Education

This presentation focuses on Mourning Dove (Okanogan) and S. Alice Callahan (Muscogee),  two indigenous women from very different backgrounds and geographies who, with great personal effort, invented themselves as writers of early novels produced at the end of the 19th century and early in the 20th.  Their work established the foundation for the contemporary tradition of Native writing which has become a main current of North American literature. 

Presenter:  Carol Miller and her husband have been permanent Grand Marais residents for almost ten years.  She is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor (Emerita) of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota TC.

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, Drury Lane Books, Buck’s Hardware, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, White Pine North, Birchbark Books and Gifts, and Cook County Co-Op.

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 please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or and

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/16/2015 10:24am

Public Art Exhibit - Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image

Grand Portage Community Center

Thursday, May 14

3pm - 5pm

Come join us for a public art gathering and meet the artists of the Oshki Ogimaag Charter School sixth grade.  Come experience the art they have created to represent themselves, the community, and their state.

CONTACT: Belle Janicek
PHONE: 218-475-2112
DATE: 04/16/2015 07:00am

Birchbark Books and Gifts is seeking summer staff!

Birchbark Books and Gifts is seeking summer staff!

Position #1-Midday Coverage Staff Person: Monday, Tuesday, and Wed 10am - 2pm as needed (Roughly 3-5 hours midday 2-4 days a week) June-August You could also pick up a few hours helping to price merchandise in May if you wished.

Position #2-Sunday 0pener Staff Person: Open - 3pm on Sundays (You would need to come in before open and do opening duties approximately 30 mins before opening) June 1st-October

  • June 1-21 10am open
  • June 22-August 31st 9am Open
  • September 9 or 10 am as scheduled
  • October 10am Open

Position #3- Evening Staff Person or Persons: Closer Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm - Close (You would need to stay after close to do closing duties-approximately 30-45mins) June-August
September and October just Saturday and Sunday

  • June 11-26 Close between 5 and 6pm
  • June 28-July Close between 8 and 9pm (4th of July Fireworks 10pm Close)
  • Augusts Close between 8 and 9pm (Fishermans Picnic Fireworks 10pm Close)
  • September Close 6pm
  • October Close 5pm

This position could be shared by two people if preferred

Contact: Kelsey 952-237-3517 or email at or message me on FB

CONTACT: Kelsey-Birchbark Books and Gifts
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 04/15/2015 01:06pm

Community Acupuncture Introduction

Community Acupuncture is a low cost, efficient style of receiving acupuncture that will soon be available in Grand Mariais. Sarah Wilson L.Ac., in practice for 24 years will be offering this service. She will give a talk and a demo about how acupuncture works and how acupuncture can provide positive results with health issues such as chronic pain, stress, insomnia, improving immunity and energy and a ton of other health problems people deal with. Come learn more this Sat. 1pm to 2pm at the Senior Center. More about Sarah go to sarahwilsonacupuncture. Sarah is from Finland and branching out to start providing acupuncture and wellness services in Grand Marais starting this april.

CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 04/15/2015 11:05am