Events and Meetings

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For Sale By Bid

FOR SALE BY BID
Cook County Schools ISD166

2004 Chevrolet Express
1 ton, 14 passenger school bus
Sold “as is”.
Vehicle can be viewed by calling 387-2271
ext 606.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the Cook County School District Office until 12:00 p. m.
on September 23, 2016



CONTACT:
DATE: 09/14/2016 10:17am

Early Childhood Family Education and other Kid's Classes Now Posted!

Early Childhood Family Education and other Kid's Classes Now Posted!
Including both afternoon and evening classes, morning open gym and swim, crafts, baby shower themed events, and more!
-Visit Cook County Community Education's Website to Learn More and Register!
www.cookcountyschools.org  
Community Partners

Contact Community Education at 218-387-2271 ext 616 or ppuskala@isd166.org with questions and to register!
 



CONTACT:
DATE: 09/13/2016 12:06pm

Moose Madness Prizes Needed

What is Moose Madness?

Quick refresher: the Moose Madness Family Festival is a family-focused celebration of moose originally produced by the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association (GMATA), and now by Visit Cook County. This year Moose Madness will be October 21-23rd.

During this uber-busy weekend, hundreds flock to Moose HQ (aka the Visitor Information Center in Grand Marais) and mosey around town to complete activities, earn Moose Bucks and get moosey prizes. Moose Madness wouldn't be possible without the enthusiastic participation of local businesses and organizations. 

That's where you come in.

Can you help? 

Visit Cook County needs your help in bringing this event to life. Most importantly, we need help with prizes. Last year's data tells us that the information center sees over 1000 kiddos on MEA weekend and over 3500 Moose Bucks get handed out as the local currency. This means we need a LOT of prizes for those Moose Bucks to be redeemed for. From gift cards to books to stuffed animals to grand prizes like a lodging or dining certificate, we use and appreciate all contributions. Please consider donating prizes this year.

Prizes can be brought to the Visitor Information Center - 116 W. Highway 61 - in the weeks leading up to Moose Madness. If you have any questions regarding the festival, you can contact Katie Krantz at Visit Cook County. 

We appreciate all the hard work you do for our community!

Katie and Murray



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 09/13/2016 09:59am

DEER HUNTERS BANQUET REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for our annual outdoors banquet.  October 6 at the Community Center.   Please join us for an evening of fun, games, and friendship.  This is our annual fund raiser to send local youth to outdoors camp.  This year we were able to send 12 kids.  Special perks for signing up by September 26.  Limited to the first 120 adults to sign up.   Contact Rich at 370.1557 or Stephanie at 387-3151 for more information.  Registration forms are also available at State Farm in the Norshor Building.  Come join us for a fun evening.  This is a school night, so we will be starting at 4:30 and wrapping up by 9:00 PM.



CONTACT: Rich Furlong
PHONE: 218.370.1557
DATE: 09/13/2016 09:31am

Beginning Spanish in October (4 Sessions) - START LEARNING SPANISH or HELP REGAIN LOST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE

MONDAYS 
OCTOBER 3-24TH 2016 | 5:30PM-7PM
START LEARNING SPANISH or HELP REGAIN LOST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE 
$80 (Includes 4 sessions)-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
www.northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

Instructor: Carrie Jansen 

Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease

Spanish, Spanish everywhere.

Spanish is the second most popular second language, after English. With some 400 million speakers, 

The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice.



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 09/12/2016 11:19am

Movie Filming - now at 3:30 pm!

The filming on Wisconsin Street will now take place at 3:30 pm!

 

Around 3:30pm this today Sept. 12th, Rushaway Pictures will be filming the movie "Virginia, Minnesota" on Wisconsin Street in downtown Grand Marais. They are looking for about 25-30 folks to be extras in the movie. They provide costumes and just need people to show up by about 1pm. 

Recommended outfits (if you have):

Women: leggings, thick tights, peasant tops and other option everyday tops, no white or bright colors, slip on flats or ankle boots, no logos

Men: black or brown slacks, lace up ankle boots or slip on loafers,white dress shirts and other everyday option shirts, no logos

The scene will be featuring the "North Shore Legends Festival" and so extras will be asked to put on various pieces of costumes and stroll down Wisconsin Street. Extras can expect to be there for 2-3 hours. 

Pretty exciting! If you'd like to be part of it, all you have to do is show up.



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 09/12/2016 11:07am

You could be an extra in a movie today!

Around 12:30pm this today Sept. 12th, Rushaway Pictures will be filming the movie "Virginia, Minnesota" on Wisconsin Street in downtown Grand Marais. They are looking for about 25-30 folks to be extras in the movie. They provide costumes and just need people to show up by about 1pm. 

Recommended outfits (if you have):

Women: leggings, thick tights, peasant tops and other option everyday tops, no white or bright colors, slip on flats or ankle boots, no logos

Men: black or brown slacks, lace up ankle boots or slip on loafers,white dress shirts and other everyday option shirts, no logos

The scene will be featuring the "North Shore Legends Festival" and so extras will be asked to put on various pieces of costumes and stroll down Wisconsin Street. Extras can expect to be there for 2-3 hours. 

Pretty exciting! If you'd like to be part of it, all you have to do is show up.



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 09/12/2016 08:47am

Make your Reservations for the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The Cook County Historical Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

All are Welcome!

WHEN:  Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Cook County Community Center

Delicious Buffet Catered by Alyce's: Fishcakes!, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with fall compote, glazed carrots, red potatoes, garden and pasta salads, rolls, beverage and dessert

$25 per person — part of cost helps us buy volunteers a dinner in honor of all of their work and time!  

* Reservations and prepayment required by September 21 *

Call the Museum: 387-2883 or email: history@boreal.org

 



CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 09/09/2016 02:24pm

"Locally Laid" at Drury Lane Books SATURDAY

Lucie Amundsen is a journalist turned farmer from Duluth, MN, and the author of the entertaining and thought-provoking memoir Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Chaning Egg Farm - From Scratch.

Lucie will share a multimedia presentation about her book and her farm at Drury Lane Books:

Saturday, Sept 10th @ 5 PM

Join us to hear stories and ask questions about local farming and the chicken and egg business!

 

Drury Lane Books on the East Bay in Grand Marais

12 E Wisconsin Street



CONTACT: Drury Lane
PHONE: 2183873370
DATE: 09/09/2016 10:36am

Do you want to be an extra in a movie?

Around 12:30pm this Monday Sept. 12th, Rushaway Pictures will be filming the movie "Virginia, Minnesota" on Wisconsin Street in downtown Grand Marais. They are looking for about 25-30 folks to be extras in the movie. They provide costumes and just need people to show up by about 1pm. 

The scene will be featuring the "North Shore Legends Festival" and so extras will be asked to put on various pieces of costumes and stroll down Wisconsin Street. Extras can expect to be there for 2-3 hours. 

Pretty exciting! If you'd like to be part of it, all you have to do is show up.



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 09/08/2016 08:11am

Afternoon Tea: The Power Behind the Throne Today at 3:30-5pm | Still a few tickets available at the door! $50 Cash/Check

Afternoon Tea: The Power Behind the Throne Today at 3:30-5pm | Still a few tickets available at the door! $50

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon

· Naniboujou’s exquisite afternoon tea

· Fascinating talk by Karen Halbersleben

· Wear a lovely hat—rentals available

·  Door Prizes

·  New! 50/50 drawing. You will have two chances to win some cash!

·  Silent Auction – lots of great items, including a two night B & B stay at Lutsen resort (a $463 value), an oil change, Massages, golf, yoga, dining, and – no laughing now – some lovely composted horse manure for the gardeners in the group. 

There is no Wi-Fi available to us at Naniboujou, so at-event registrations, donations, and silent auction purchases must be made with a check or cash. You will also want to have cash or a check on hand to participate in the 50/50 drawing. Expect to have a lot of fun!

Event at Naniboujou!  

If you cannot attend would you be interested in renewing your friendship with CCHE and helping us grow our endowment fund?  As you probably know, CCHE provides critical economic development services in a community that would otherwise not have higher education opportunities.

CCHE provides four key services to the region – Education Where you Live:

· College preparation

· College degree and certificate programs

· Workforce development training

· Lifelong learning

 

Mission: CCHE provides local access and support for college education and training on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Vision: Transforming and enriching individuals and organizations through educational opportunities.



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 09/07/2016 11:28am

Parents of 0-5 YO Wanted for Parent Advisory Council / Upcoming Preschool PAC Meeting

Parent Advisory Council Members Wanted:

Cook County Schools Early Childhood Programs is seeking members to form a Parent Advisory Council.  Parents of children aged Birth - 5 years old (or so) are welcome to join and attend.  We are meeting at  6:15 at the YMCA. Child Care is available at the Kid's Club until 7:15 PM, and is available for all families attending the meeting regardless of whether you're a YMCA member. The meeting will end by 7:15 for kid's pick up.  Please contact Greg Gentz (gmgentz@hotmail.com) so numbers for childcare are known.  This meeting is occurring at the same time and place as the Preschool Parent Advisory Council so their members can consider joining this new expanded group.

Please join us to discuss our Early Education Offerings, Birth through Pre-School, the inputs, roles and ideas of the committee and steps moving forward.

Thanks and see you there!

Greg Gentz (parent)



CONTACT: Greg Gentz
PHONE: 218 387 2297
DATE: 09/06/2016 11:14pm

Beginning French - START LEARNING FRENCH or RECAPTURE LOST KNOWLEDGE- September

Beginning French - START LEARNING FRENCH or RECAPTURE LOST KNOWLEDGE- September

Thursdays
September 8TH-September 29TH • 5:30-7PM
START LEARNING FRENCH - 4 SESSIONS
$80 - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

REASONS TO LEARN FRENCH

1. LEARN FRENCH TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP
2. LEARN FRENCH TO TRAVEL
3. LEARN FRENCH TO ENJOY THE FOOD, THE FILMS,
THE LITERATURE, THE ARTS, THE WINE
4. LEARN FRENCH FOR FUN
5. LEARN FRENCH TO MEET OTHER LANGUAGE LEARNERS

www.northshorecampus.org 218-387-3411 highered@northshorecampus.org or register online at www.northshorecampus.org



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 09/03/2016 03:52pm

Afternoon Tea: The Power Behind the Throne Next Wed 3:30-5pm | Today is the Last Day to Pre-register $40

You are invited!  Many invitations have been mailed out, but in case you did not get one, here is an email version! If you have already registered, please pass along the information to a friend. Our 4th annual Afternoon Tea and fundraiser at Naniboujou with Karen Halbersleben on September 7th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  Karen has a presentation that is sure to inform and amuse: The Power Behind the Throne.

This is a delightful semi-formal event—much like a garden party, so ladies and gentlemen, please wear a nice hat.  Like previous years, we will have hats for rent if your wardrobe does not run to hats. 

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon

· Naniboujou’s exquisite afternoon tea

· Fascinating talk by Karen Halbersleben

· Wear a lovely hat—rentals available

·  Door Prizes

·  New! 50/50 drawing. You will have two chances to win some cash!

·  Silent Auction – lots of great items, including a two night B & B stay at Lutsen resort (a $463 value), an oil change, Massages, golf, yoga, dining, and – no laughing now – some lovely composted horse manure for the gardeners in the group. 

 

There is no Wi-Fi available to us at Naniboujou, so at-event registrations, donations, and silent auction purchases must be made with a check or cash. You will also want to have cash or a check on hand to participate in the 50/50 drawing. Expect to have a lot of fun!

 

RSVP required. Cost: $40 pre-paid registration or $50 at the door.

Advanced paid registrations must be made by September 1st to get the $40 rate. 

You can register and pay online if you like at http://www.northshorecampus.org/.



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 09/01/2016 12:55pm

XC running meet today!

Home meet today at 3:00, Pincushion Mt. Trails,  8 school teams, 283 runners registered!  Come cheer on our North Shore Storm runners!



CONTACT: Anne Hegg
PHONE: 2183700115
DATE: 09/01/2016 11:14am