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.

Garden Club luncheon

No garden club luncheon today May 9, luncheon will be Next Monday the 16th at Naniboujou, by reservation only.



CONTACT: Pat Zankman
PHONE: 3873319
DATE: 05/09/2016 08:48am

Open Welding Lab- Previous Basic Welding Students Only

Supervised open lab for students that have attended Basic Welding with Don Hammer previously who wish to increase their skills through the use of the Welding lab facility and materials.

Do you have unfinished projects? Do you want to practice your welding skills? 

With the supervision of our expert welding instructor, you will have the freedom to work on whatever projects you choose.

Open Lab with Don Hammer

$90 for 9-5pm on May 21st

 

Preregistration required: 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or pay online/with credit card at www.northshorecampus.org

 

 

Education Where You Live

 

College Prep۰ College Courses۰ Workforce Training۰ Lifelong Learning

 

Website and Course Registration: http://www.northshorecampus.org

Events and Updates: www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation

Email: highered@northshorecampus.org

Ph: (218) 387-3411

Fax:  (218)387-3413



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 05/05/2016 11:03am

Move It! Update

This year's Move It In May is gearing up!  In addition to warm sunshine and no mud, we've got Open Gym at the Y, Gentle Exercise and Chair Zumba at the Senior Center, and of course.....the Ham Run!

Check out http://sawtoothmountainclinic.org/ and click on the Move It! icon.  There you'll find our calendar of events,  and you can register to log your moving mile/minutes to be eligible for some great prizes.  And, coming soon, you'll be able to make MOVE IT nominations.  In 200 words or less, tell us about the local resident  who inspires you to move more, and why.  In early June, we will award prizes in three  categories: children, adults, seniors.

Keep Moving It!



CONTACT: Hartley
PHONE: 387-2330 x163
DATE: 05/04/2016 04:29pm

School Board Meeting Agenda 5-5-16

Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

May 5, 2016

5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

AGENDA

1.0              Call to Order

2.0              Pledge of Allegiance

3.0              Recognition of Visitors

4.0              Approve Meeting Agenda

5.0              Student/District Highlights - Mary Elfvin & Special Bike-Purchased by Lions

6.0              Community Comments            

            6.1       Community Comments
                        This an opportunity for the public to address the school board on a school-related
                        item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.



CONTACT: Pam Puskala
PHONE: 2183872271 x606
DATE: 05/04/2016 11:34am

Kindergarten Round Up at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary

It’s Kindergarten Roundup Time at Sawtooth  Mountain Elementary
Friday, May 6th will be kindergarten round up day. Children will come for the morning or afternoon and stay at school without parents.  Students may ride the bus with a sibling. If you plan to have your child ride the bus please contact Ms. Smith (387-2271 ext 455 lsmith@isd166.org) or Mrs. Lindstrom (387-2271 ext 457 slindstrom@isd166.org) to make arrangements. Children will   participate in many kindergarten activities, ride a school bus and more! You should have been notified by mail if your child is invited to come from 8:20-11:00 or 12:45-3:25. Please contact Ms. Smith or Mrs. Lindstrom if you have not yet received an invitation. We tried to keep your child’s time consistent with their preschool time. If you would like to have lunch in the cafeteria before or after your childs round up time, you can purchase tickets from Cindi    Crawford in the PreK-12 office. An adult Lunch is $4.55  and a child Lunch is $2.65. There will be no school for our current   2015-2016 kindergarteners on May 6th.



CONTACT: Cindy Everson
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 05/03/2016 12:28pm

Community Acupuncture tuesday 3pm to 6pm

Sarah Wilson returns with Community Acupuncture in Grand Marais which takes place at Laurie Senty's Massage Studio this Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This is a good opportunity to receive acupuncture from a well established acupuncturist. Sarah's been in practice since 1991. No need to make an appointment 

for community acupuncture, just come over anytime before 5:30. If you would like to attend and the 3pm to 6pm timeframe will not work, please contact me and lets

work with schedules so you can attend.  For more information, please visit

sarahwilsonacupuncture.com.

If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or text Sarah at 612-825-2160 and sarahwilson.n@gmail.com.

cost is $25. Private appointments will be available beginning this May. 

Location:
Laurie Senty's Therapeutic Massage Studio, across HWY 61 from the DQ



CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 05/02/2016 03:02pm

Volunteer for the Inaugural Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic - get free beer!

On Saturday, May 28, more than 200 bicycle riders will converge in Grand Marais to ride the first "Le Grand du Nord," a 100 mile and 50 mile "Gravel Cycling Classic," which is a timed group ride over remote gravel roads. A successful event will bring new tourists to Grand Marais over Memorial Day weekend and its success depends on local support. We hope you can join us!

 

As a Le Grand du Nord Support Team Member, you will get to experience the excitement and friendly vibe that make gravel cycling classics a special kind of event . It also gets you  

  • A pint glass and drink ticket for Voyager Brewing (at 2.5 hours)
  • and a Grand du Nord t-shirt (at 5 hours)
  • and free entry into this year's Heck of the North on Oct. 1 in Two Harbors, MN. (at 7.5 hours)

Click here to browse opportunities and to sign-up. You do not need to set up an Ultra Signup account: just click "no" when prompted, select the jobs and times you would like to help out, and the online system will request your name, email, and phone number so we can contact you with further information. We will not share your information with anyone else.

If you have questions, please contact Avesa Rockwel at Heck of the North Productions.

phone (218) 724 3132

email: avesaisis@gmail.com



CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 05/02/2016 10:21am

Next Thursday! Networking Luncheon: It's Just Good Business

Networking Luncheon: It's Just Good Business 
May 5th, 2016
11:30-1pm
Cost: $20 (Includes Pie Place Lunch and Presentation)

“In the next decade, the most successful businesses will be those that integrate sustainability into their core businesses” – Jim Owens, CEO Caterpillar

As a business and marketing consultant, Eric Block has tracked trends and will share examples of how companies - big and small - have benefited from acting socially responsibly (Being Green, Donating/Volunteering, Ethical Practices) and communicating those actions to their customers. 

Learn more about the latest trends. Best practices.  Who’s setting the standards.  And what pitfalls are critical to avoid.

Eric Block believe that businesses - large and small - have a responsibility to society beyond just earning profits.  And increasingly, all the data and research shows that citizens will reward with patronage those companies who demonstrate they are responsible - to their employees, to customers and to the planet.  While I understand your audience is local, these basic principles should apply to all business entities.  Where ever they may do business.

Eric has presented similar talks at the of University of St. Thomas, Firehouse Advertising Agency in Dallas, at the U. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the IPREX North America public relations consortium, and to Best Buy, Honda, General Mills and others.

Please RSVP to Cook County Higher Education at 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or register online at www.northshorecampus.org



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183871314
DATE: 04/29/2016 02:29pm

Cook County Youth Baseball

Cook County Youth Baseball Registration Forms are now available online at www.cookcountyschools.org/page/2538   classes & activities

Please fill out and return with payment to the PK-12 school office



CONTACT:
DATE: 04/29/2016 12:54pm

Volunteer in the Boundary Waters

Looking for an opportunity to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this summer without having to purchase or rent all of your equipment? The Northwoods Volunteer Connection is looking for volunteers to help with portage repair and trail clearing projects in the Wilderness. We provide the food, tools and most of the equipment you need, all you have to do is show up and lend a hand!

The Northwoods Volunteer Connection is dedicated to preserving recreation and natural resources on public land in northeastern Minnesota through the work of volunteers. Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available...

July 13th - 17th: Wilderness Project #1 - Lizz to Caribou Portage Rehabilitation

Help restore a popular BWCAW portage. Volunteers will install log and rock water bars and check dams, reshaping soil, planting rocks and logs.

August 25th - 30th: Wilderness Project #2 - Kekekabic Trail Clearing

Help keep the Kekekabic Trail open to hikers by clearing down trees and brush. Volunteers will work from Parent Lake to Moiyaka Lake.

September 12th - 16th: Wilderness Project #3 - Big Moose to Cummings Lake Boardwalk Repair

Volunteers will repair a portion of the portage boardwalk, placing new planks to replace the aging wood.

 

Find out more about these Wilderness projects and our short-term volunteer projects on our website - northwoodsvolunteerconnection.org!



CONTACT: Laurel Wilson
PHONE: 218-663-8608
DATE: 04/28/2016 10:36am

VOLUNTEERS WANTED | North House Mailing Social

Mega Mailing Social: Thursday, April 28th at 10am

Help us send out the good word about membership at North House! We’ve got thousands of letters to sort, seal and stamp, so we’ll be hosting a 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, Thursday April 28th

Where: Blue Building, North House campus



CONTACT: North House Staff
PHONE: 218.387.9762
DATE: 04/27/2016 04:45pm

CANCELLED Networking Luncheon: It's Just Good Business

Networking Luncheon: It's Just Good Business 
May 5th, 2016
11:30-1pm
Cost: $20 (Includes Pie Place Lunch and Presentation)

85 percent of customers believe business should take a leadership role in helping society in ways that go beyond their business operations. Be it global or local, increasingly customers today believe it is important to understand the values of companies they do business with. 

As a business and marketing consultant, Eric Block has tracked these trends and will share examples of how companies - big and small - have benefited from acting responsibly and communicating those actions to their customers. 

Learn more about the latest trends. Best practices. Who’s setting the standards. And what pitfalls are critical to avoid.

Eric Block believe that businesses - large and small - have a responsibility to society beyond just earning profits. And increasingly, all the data and research shows that citizens will reward with patronage those companies who demonstrate they are responsible - to their employees, to customers and to the planet. While I understand your audience is local, these basic principles should apply to all business entities. Where ever they may do business.

Eric has presented similar talks at the of University of St. Thomas, Firehouse Advertising Agency in Dallas, at the U. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the IPREX North America public relations consortium, and to Best Buy, Honda, General Mills and others.

Please RSVP to 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or pay online with a credit card at www.northshorecampus.org



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/27/2016 10:44am

FREE Event! Thursday! Digging down to Bones: Funerary Ritual in a Stone Age Cave in Greece

Digging down to Bones: Funerary Ritual in a Stone Age Cave in Greece

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 7pm

The subject of this illustrated talk is the site of Franchthi Cave in southern Greece, occupied from around 40,000 to 3000 B.C. From a small sample of burials and scattered human bones, archaeologists have pieced together an intriguing picture of funerary ritual over time.

Tracey Cullen is a classical archaeologist whose chief interest is the prehistory of Greece and the Aegean islands. Since 1986, she has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Archaeology and Editor-in-Chief of Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. During summers she took part in fieldwork on Crete, Cyprus, the island of Euboea, and on mainland Greece, including a season of underwater archaeology at the site of Franchthi Cave. Now retired, Tracey lives with her husband, Scott Husby, near Grand Marais. She returns to Greece at every opportunity.

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Birchbark Books and Gifts, Cook County Co-op, Lake Superior Trading Post, Sven and Oles, Bluefin Bay Resort, Lutsen Resort, Grand Marais Area Tourism Association, and Cook County Community Foundation.

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 highered@northshorecampus.org

Education Where You Live

College Prep۰ College Courses۰ Workforce Training۰ Lifelong Learning

Website and Course Registration: http://www.northshorecampus.org

Events and Updates: www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/26/2016 10:39am

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer will be held at Cook County Courthouse steps May 5 from 12 noon-1pm rain, snow or sunshine!



CONTACT: Liz Wagner
DATE: 04/26/2016 09:15am

Come and Play in the Kindergarten Classrooms-Sawtooth Mountain Elementary!

Come and Play in the Kindergarten Classrooms! Thursday, April 21st from 3:30-5:00pm. This is an informal opportunity to talk with teachers, ask questions, and plan for the Kindergarten Round Up visit.  Other Sawtooth Mountain Elementary staff will be available to answer questions about K-5 programming from 3:30-4pm.



CONTACT:
DATE: 04/21/2016 07:48am