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.

Who wants to play volleyball?

I'm trying to put together a volleyball league and am hoping to find enough people interested in forming teams.  There are some details that I've not yet worked out, so any information or suggestions would be appreciated.  Please give me a call at (218) 370-9476.   Laura

CONTACT: Laura Powell-Marxen
PHONE: (218) 370-9476
DATE: 07/27/2014 03:46pm

SplintaPalooza in the Park POSTPONED

Sorry folks.  Due to inclement weather and malfunction of big blue tent, we've postponed this 
afternoon's gig in Bear Tree Park.  Next performance is Friday, Aug. 1 from 2-5 on Sidney's Rooftop. See you there!

SplinterNation/ CloudBurst Production Company

CONTACT: Leah Thomas
PHONE: 218-387-9709
DATE: 07/27/2014 09:20am

Chippewa City Church Open SUNDAY

Visit the historic St. Francis Xavier, Chippewa City Church: Sunday Noon- 2p.m.

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society Museum
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 07/26/2014 03:00pm

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Senior Center All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser!

Help us celebrate the 11th annual Dragon Boat Festival and watch the parade right after dinner!
Friday, July 25th 5pm-7pm
Or until the food runs out!

This is a fundraising dinner to help support our local senior center. The Senior center is a private nonprofit 501C-3.
Additional donations are always welcomed and very much appreciated.

Menu: All You Can Eat!
Homemade Spaghetti
Fresh Tossed Salad
Dessert Bar
Lemonade or Coffee

$10.00 at the door, Children 6 and under: $5.00 Cash and checks accepted.

Bus Transportation, and meal delivery will be available by advance reservation within the Grand Marais area.
Cook County Senior Center
10 N Broadway, PO Box 67
Grand Marais MN 55604

PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 07/25/2014 08:51am

August 12th Guest Lecture: Scientific Review of Wild Rice/Sulfate Research, presented by Kurt Anderson

Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture Series 2014

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 7pm

Title:  Scientific Review of Wild Rice/Sulfate Research, presented by Kurt Anderson

As the Polymet copper-nickel mining project advances through Minnesota's regulatory machinery, questions about potential effects of acid mine drainage on area water quality in general, and wild rice in particular, remain a critical point in how a mining permit may be structured. This presentation will focus on the impact of sulfide mining on wild rice, and also address the overall impact of tighter environmental controls on other businesses and industries.

Kurt Anderson is the Manager of Environmental & Land Management at Minnesota Power. He formerly worked as a toxicologist, and performed toxicity studies on wild rice for the MPCA He is also an avid outdoorsman, and collects wild rice each fall with his family near Brookston, MN.

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, the Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., Mike’s Holiday, White Pine North, Como Oil & Propane, Sawbill Outfitters, Beth’s Fudge and Gifts, and Johnson’s Foods.

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: 07/24/2014 02:12pm

Senior Open House at the Y on May 29th

Celebrate Older Americans Month with the Cook County YMCA on Thursday, May 29th from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Entry is free all day for everyone 62 and older.  Meet other active adults and try out activities. Enjoy refreshments and a well-deserved sauna or hot tub soak. Tours are provided for new visitors on the hour. Bring in your health insurance card to see if fitness membership benefits are a part of your plan.  See below for the Open House schedule.

DATE: 05/20/2014 11:02am