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.

Light Up a Life

The 8th Annual “Light up a Life” offers community members the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one during the holiday season. Each $5 donation lights one bulb in memory of one person on our memory tree, located downtown, next to Drury Lane Books. Lights will be lit as donations come in. Donation forms are available at area churches, businesses and on the web at 

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held across the street at East Bay Suites in their Stone Throw Room on Thursday, December 1st at 6 pm.  Pastor Beth Benson will assist with a short ceremony of reflection and connection. Music will be provided by Ann Russ and Jenny Delfs. The event is sponsored by Care Partners to support end of life services in Cook County.

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

CONTACT: Kay Grindland
PHONE: 2183873788
DATE: 11/15/2016 12:01pm

Retirement Party

Join us to celebrate Kim Bloombergs retirement at Birch Terrace on Fri 11/18 from 5-8 pm.

CONTACT: Crystal Smith
DATE: 11/14/2016 02:11pm

Empty Bowls Thanks You

Thank you to all who attended Empty Bowls 2016 last Thursday! Together we raised $10,000 to support hunger programs in Cook County. We are so grateful for the 350 community members who turned up to eat soup as well as the 40+ volunteers who made the event run so smoothly.

CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2016
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 11/14/2016 10:29am

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