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.

Care Partners Ice Cream Social

Care Partners’ Ice Cream Social   

The first-ever Care Partners Ice Cream Social will be held on August 28th, from 2-5 pm at Sydney’s Custard! The event will include sundaes for a $5 donation, a silent auction, chair massages from Lutzen Reflections and a quilt raffle draw. 

Join us to celebrate our first year as our own nonprofit, meet board and staff. Learn about Care Partners volunteers and programs, including our new Chore Service. All proceeds go to support Care Partners services to support those on the journey of aging, serious illness and end of life.

For more information contact Care Partners’ Director, Kay Grindland at 387-3788 or 

CONTACT: Kay Grindland
PHONE: 2183873788
DATE: 08/08/2016 03:13pm



TUESDAY, AUGUST 23    5:00-8:00

*Meet the Staff and Board Members!

*Tour the School and Facility!

*Bouncy House in the Gym!

*Bake FREE Pizza in the Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven!

*Meet Other Birch Grove Families!

Registration Forms for K-5 and the Saplings Program Will Be Available.

Bring the Whole Family - Everyone is Invited!

Birch Grove Community School ~ "Where Roots Grow Deep and Branches Reach High!"  -  -  218-663-0170


CONTACT: Diane Blanchette
PHONE: 663-0170
DATE: 08/05/2016 09:17pm

Come March with the Vote Yes Committee on Sunday

Come show your support for a new Cook County Schools Referendum by marching with the Vote Yes Committee during the Fisherman's Picnic Parade! We will be meeting at noon in the Sawtooth Elementary parking lot. Everyone gets a shirt, a kazoo, and candy! Bring your family and your friends. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Sponsored by the Vote Yes Committee
DATE: 08/05/2016 03:27pm

Truck available for fisherman's picnic parade.

Truck pulling a 22' trailer available to haul your group in the parade.

CONTACT: North Coast Towing, Clark Bloomquist
PHONE: 218 370 0892
DATE: 08/05/2016 09:35am

Catalog Mailing Party | North House Folk School | 10am Tuesday, August 9th

Help us send out the last of the summer catalogs! We’ve got a few hundred catalogs to seal, stamp and sort so we’ll be hosting a brief mailing party complete with an array of snacking options. Great opportunity to hang out and help out. Note: the mailing party will NOT count towards Work Study credit – but again, there will be snacks.

When: 10am Tuesday, August 9th

Where: Blue Building, North House campus

CONTACT: North House Staff
PHONE: 218.387.9762
DATE: 08/04/2016 04:23pm

August 13th: "Royal Family Feuds"

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the fourth annual Tea at the Naniboujou Lodge will be sponsored by Cook County Higher Education.  Each Tea has featured Dr. Karen I. Halbersleben leading attendees through an exploration of interesting aspects of English Royal history since the Norman Conquest of 1066.

If you missed any of Karen's three previous speeches and would like to hear what you missed, or if you enjoyed any of the speeches so much that you'd like to hear it again, here is your chance!  Karen will reprise one speech every month this summer, leading up to this year's Tea on September 7th.

August 13th: "Royal Family Feuds" reviews the sometimes appalling relationships among members of English Royal families that have plagued every ruling dynasty for eleven centuries now.  Will the 21st century Windsors escape this sad legacy? Presentation starts at 6:30pm

The presentations lasts approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by Q and A. 

Donations of $10 are appreciated. These funds will go to support the work of Cook County Higher Education. 

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 08/04/2016 03:55pm

Old Timer's Gathering

The Cook County Historical Society Hosts

The Old Timers Gathering

At the Cook County Senior Center

Friday, August 5th

1:00-4:00 p.m.

ALL ARE INVITED TO... Share Stories, Identify Photos, Learn about the Old Days, and Visit with Old Friends

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 08/04/2016 02:17pm

Birch Grove Community School Regular Meeting

BIRCH GROVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL regular board meeting at 5:30 PM August 9, 2016 at Birch Grove School,  AP room.   Contact school office with questions  218-663-0170

CONTACT: Judith Motschenbacher
PHONE: 218-663-0017
DATE: 08/03/2016 10:32pm

Monroe Crossing and Great food Sept. 1! Get your tickets now!

The Grand Marais Playhouse is pleased to present A great evening of food and music with Monroe Crossing in concert and Fine Cuisine by Alyce's Catering on September 1 at the arrowhead Center for the Arts. We suggest you get your tickets early as this show regularly sells out!!

Tickets are $35 for food and Show. Available unitl Aug. 27.

Concert only is $25.

Very limited number of food tickets avaiable at the door. At the door price is $40.

Advance tickets are NOW On Sale at (put Grand Marais in the search box)

Monroe Cossing is a World-class bluegrass entertainers,named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.

Alyce's Catering will present a a delectible array of fine cuisine that will satisfy everyone’s tastebuds! 

CONTACT: Playhouse
DATE: 08/02/2016 10:40am

Tonight! Restorative Justice presented by Kay Pranis

Tonight! July Guest Lecture: Restorative Justice presented by Kay Pranis

Restorative justice is a philosophy and set of practices to guide our response when harm happens between people. Restorative justice focuses on understanding the harm of the event and then working through a process of putting things right. All those directly impacted by the event have voice in determining the best way forward.

Thursday, July 28th at 7pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
No RSVP required. Everyone welcome!

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 07/28/2016 04:01pm

Birch Grove Community School - Special Meeting Aug 1st 5:30 pm

Birch Grove Community School

Board Meeting - Special

Agenda - Staffing

August 1st, 2016 5:30 pm - Bobcat Den (Main Entry - Make a right room last door on left at the end of the hall)

Birch Grove Community School, 9 Good Neighbor Hill Rd Tofte MN 55615

218-663-0170 ext 20

DATE: 07/28/2016 03:33pm

Drivers Education Class Available

Cook County Community Education is offering a Summer Driver's Educaiton class.

August 1-5, Monday - Friday

Cost $325.00 due first day of class

Please Register with Community Ed

218-387-2271 ext 606

CONTACT: Pam Puskala
PHONE: 2183872271 x606
DATE: 07/25/2016 11:02am

Cook County School Board Special Meeting

Cook County ISD 166 School District will be having a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:00pm in the JMCC.

DATE: 07/21/2016 06:17pm