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.

DONKEYBALL 2016 is almost here!!

Come support the CCHS Band and this Fundraiser for their Spring 2016 Band Trip to Ohio!

Date: Thursday, February 18th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Cook County High School Varsity Gym

Game #1: Sheriff's Department/Firefighters vs. County/City Elected Officials and Workers

Game #2: CCHS Seniors vs. ISD 166 Faculty/Board

                     ......and then Championship game!

Tickets: $7.00 in advance - available at: Holiday Stations (Grand Marais and Tofte), Cook County Schools Office, or S.A.

Tickets at the door: $9.00

Food!    *   Fun!   *    Donkeys!   *   Laughs!   *   Door Prizes given throughout event!

CONTACT: Annalisa Peck
DATE: 01/24/2016 05:47pm

Brown Bag Lunch: Mindful Leadership that Nurtures Your Soul

Brown Bag Lunch: Mindful Leadership that Nurtures Your Soul
Date: February 9th, 2016
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm (2 hours)
Cost: $15.00 (Presentation)

Registration: or 218-387-3411 or

This workshop will assist leaders to develop mindful ways to maintain their own energy, identify obstacles in multi-dimensional decision making, and encourage how to build quality management steps to success that reinforce the new paradigm of 21st century mindful leadership.

Author and speaker, Inger Andress uses the philosophy she writes about in "Kai-Zen" to explore how 21st century, emergent leaders can re-ignite their work culture.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 01/22/2016 10:51am

Vintage Snowmobile Rally

Join with the Lutsen Trail Breakers Snowmobile club and Cascade Lodge as we "Kickoff" the First Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride, Saturday March 5th, 2016. Ride from Cascade Lodge along the marked loop( Approx.20 miles) and return to Cascade Lodge for a Vintage/Antique Show and Happy hour buffet. Stay Tuned for more details or Contact Larry at 218-370-9268 

CONTACT: Larry McNeally
PHONE: 2183709268
DATE: 01/21/2016 10:36pm

Cole's Technical Support

Cole's Technical Support

Cole Bauer of Finland will be assisting the West End on Tuesday,

Feb 9, 2016, 12:30pm - 4:00pm.

Upcoming dates as follows:

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 12:30pm-4:00pm

Tues, Feb23, 2016 12:30pm-4:00pm

Birch Grove Community Center at 9 Good Neighbor Hill Rd in Tofte.

We are offering help for all who have problems, questions and needing technical knowledge updates!

If you need help with your mobile devices, smart phones,  tablets, ipads, laptops, desktops, software,

fiewalls and security issues, printers and all those other TOOLS we have, Cole will be able to  fix it or

explain how to  operate your devices.

Call 218-663-7977 for info or Stop in at Birch Grove Community Center



CONTACT: Brenda Melin
PHONE: 218-663-7977
DATE: 01/21/2016 03:19pm

Cross Country Ski Lessons

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Fridays, 1/29/16, 2/5/16 and 2/12/16 at 1:00 pm

Meet at the Britton Peak Trailhead, 3 miles up the Sawbill Trail, from Hwy 61, for a series of beginner

cross country ski lessons using the classical style (not skating). Greg Fangel and Liz Wagner will

cover basic technique, uphill and downhill technique and skiing for fun.

A Trail Pass is required, available at the Holiday Station in Tofte.

Day pass $5.00 or Annual Pass $15.00

Ski Equipment Rentals are available at Birch Grove Community Center for $5.00 per person.

Pre-registration is required prior to the start of lessons.

Call Birch Grove Community Center at 218-663-7977

CONTACT: Brenda Melin
PHONE: 218-663-7977
DATE: 01/21/2016 02:44pm

Discover how to grow your talents into vital assets that enrich your personal, work, and community lives.

Bring Out Your Best Workshop:
Lori Rothstein will help attendees discover how to grow their talents into vital assets that enrich their personal, work, and community lives.

Identifying and developing our natural talents into strengths has a tremendous impact on our work and our personal lives. Did you know that when people have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day they are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and three times more likely to report an excellent overall quality of life? (Rath, 2007).

Date: Wed, January 27th
Time: 9am-Noon
Cost: $60.00 * (A snack will be included with the workshop).

* Prior to the session, we would like you to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment to identify your top five strengths. Please purchase your own copy of StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath or Strengths Based Leadership by Rath and Conchi which come with a unique code to take the online assessment. Please come to the workshop with your top 5 strengths and your Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. $15

Registration: 218-387-3411 or or register online (credit card payment) at

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 01/21/2016 09:38am