Events and Meetings

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TODAY: Planked Trout Dinner, RV Park

The Cook County Historical Society’s Planked Trout Dinner    

WHERE: the Grand Marais R.V. Park Recreation Hall

WHEN: today! Saturday July 9th at 5:30 p.m.

MENU: Delicious, mouth-watering, plank-cooked lake trout, baked potato, salad, roll, coffee or refreshing cold beverage

PRICE: at the door $15.00

QUESTIONS: Call 387-2883,


or stop at the Museum, 8 South Broadway, Grand Marais


CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 07/09/2016 09:24am

Woods Winds, and Strings

Woods, Winds and Strings 4th annual concert will be held on the Gunflint Trail  at Fire Station #1, with reception following the concert in Schaap Community Center.  Date is August 14, 4:00 p.m.  Ticket prices are $20/adult, $5 children 5-18, children under 5, free.  Benefit concert for Gunflint Trail Fire Department, and Gunflint Trail Historical Society.  Call Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center to make reservations, 218-388-9915.

CONTACT: Susan Scherer
PHONE: 218-388-9494
DATE: 07/07/2016 08:20am

Planked Trout Dinner, Historical Society

The Cook County Historical Society’s Planked Trout Dinner

WHERE: Grand Marais R.V. Park Recreation Hall

WHEN: Saturday July 9th at 5:30 p.m.


$15 at the door

$14 advanced tickets (call 387-2883 or stop at the Museum)

Menu: Delicious, mouth-watering, plank-cooked lake trout, baked potato, salad, roll, coffee or refreshing 

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 07/06/2016 09:39am

God Save the Queens July 9th at 6:30pm at Cook County Higher Education

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.

July 9th: “God Save the Queens” examines the fascinating stories of the six women who have ruled England in their own right: the two Elizabeths, the two Marys, Anne, and Victoria. 6:30pm July 9th at Cook County Higher Education!

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. You can pay online or pay at the door.

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Fax:  (218)387-3413

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 07/05/2016 11:58am

Square Dance Lessons & Dance in July

Modern Western Square Dance Lessons - basic calls

· No experience necessary - no dress code - wear shoes that can slide
· Each night is a stand-alone dance
· Tuesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 at the community center 4H building
· Lessons/Dancing can be taken in any order - if you've had some of these you can jump back in anytime - experienced dancers will help
· Payment by donation

July Schedule - different calls taught each date

July 5 (A dance)   July 12 (B dance)     July 19 (C dance)

July 26 - ABC Dance for those who have had all three (no lessons)

Contact Caller John Mattice at 218-877-7654 or   

CONTACT: Steve Deschene
PHONE: 387-1767
DATE: 07/05/2016 08:26am

4th of July Festivities in Cook County

Please see the attached flyer for a schedule of 4th of July festivities! 

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 07/01/2016 02:26pm

Dance to Earth Wind and Todd at Grandma Ray's this Friday and Saturday- 4th of July weekend!

Dance to Earth Wind and Todd at Grandma Ray's this Friday and Saturday- 4th of July weekend! 8-12 or so

CONTACT: Todd Miller
PHONE: 218-387-9441
DATE: 06/30/2016 04:30pm

Venez Parler Francais - Conversational French Refresher Class and French Social @ North Shore Winery Starts Tuesday!

Venez Parler Francais - Conversational French Refresher Class and Social

Tuesdays Classes 5:30-6:30PM

You can speak French in 55 different countries. Totally worth learning and developing your language skills, espeically if you love traveling. 

This class would be open to those that have already taken French and want to work on remember lost French or work on pronunciation. This is not a class that will focus on reading and writing. 

$140 includes 
(6 Classes and 1 Social Hour at the North Shore Winery) 

We may also have one of the class nights be a cooking in French evening! 

*July 5th
*July 12th
*July 26th
*August 2nd
*August 9th
*August 16th

**July 21st 
French Social Hour @ North Shore Winery 
Wine Tasting and Cheese Course Included with Class

In order to really learn a language, one has to open his mind to the whole culture not just the language. Learning to speak a different language is super good for your brain, it creates lots of new connections and new pathways. Never too late to start, it's all about having fun while learning.

REGISTRATION: 218-387-3411

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 06/30/2016 02:39pm

ParaPro Certification Exam Prep Training!

ParaPro Certification Exam Prep Training!

The need for Paraprofessionals in Cook County is growing!  Would you like to:

  • Work with children in a school setting?
  • Work during the day when your child is in school? 
  • Have holidays, nights, weekends and summers off? 

Our 40-hour training covers the skills needed to pass the ParaPro Certification exam including:

  • Study topics with hands-on practice
  • Practice questions directly from the test makers
  • Test taking strategies
  • Official practice test with results

No course fees, all services paid for by grant dollars received from the Minnesota Department of Education.

The course runs:

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, July 11 – August 16, 2016

Mondays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Missed sessions can be made up on other dates as arranged with Instructor.

Location:  AEOA Office, 15 N. Broadway Ave., Grand Marais

To register or for more information, contact:  Anita Jeziah, 218-370-4547;



CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
PHONE: 218-387-4547
DATE: 06/29/2016 04:28pm

W.E. Pizza Night


Every Wednesday 5pm - 7pm

Hearth Oven Wood Fired Pizza Bake

Includes Dough, Sauce and Cheese

$5.00 suggested donation

Bring your own additional toppings and dress it up!

Birch Grove Community Center 

9 Good Neighbor Hill Rd in Tofte

Questions or Reservations please call 663-7977.


CONTACT: Brenda Melin
PHONE: 2186637977
DATE: 06/29/2016 01:31pm

no Evening Vespers at Trinity in Hovland tonight

due to wonderful construction at Trinity in Hovland there won't be Vespers Worship this evening--see you next Wednesday, 6:30 - 7 PM


CONTACT: Pastor Kris Garey
PHONE: 218-475-2439
DATE: 06/29/2016 12:15pm

Open Mic Every Monday

Open mic is happening every Monday at Grandma Ray's in downtown Grand Marais!  We're already getting a few regulars, and every week delivers a new, great surprise!  Last week we had the debut public performance of a new local band as "Frequency Rising" came down for a preview of their first gig!

We've had some great performances, and some fun jams among people who otherwise probably wouldn't have a chance to get together.  We've also had a few trainwrecks, but hey, that's live music!  You never know what's going to happen, but that's a big part of the fun!

The stage opens at 6:00 PM, and last week we kept going until closing!  Bring your instrument(s), your voice, or just your love of live music and enjoy the 100% impromptu show!  Full PA support is provided by the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, so all you have to do is plug in & play!


Grand Marais Music Collaborative is a Minnesota not-for-profit corporation, federally tax-exempt as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) to provide services in support of music and musicians in and around the Grand Marais, MN area.

CONTACT: Grand Marais Music Collaborative
DATE: 06/27/2016 11:30am

Note Taking Techniques Workshop Free!

Note Taking Techniques
Thursday, June 30th 5:30pm

This workshop will go in-depth into different note-taking techniques such as the Cornell Method, outlining, mind mapping, and more. This workshop will have hands-on opportunities to practice the different note-taking techniques.

Course is open to all ages and is FREE event. 

Anyone under the age of 16 needs to attend with a parent. 

Please RSVP to 218-387-3411 or or register online at 

Sarah Stover has worked in the education field for the past five years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Earth Science from Northern Michigan University. She enjoys learning and helping others learn how to learn!

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 06/25/2016 04:46pm

Climate Change 4 Week Course: Starting Tuesday, June 28th 6:00pm-7:30pm

Summer Course at Cook County Higher Education: Climate Change Starting June 28th 6:00pm-7:30pm

A four-session course on climate change, global warming, and its implications for our world and our personal lives. The course will provide an overview of the The 21st Conference of the Parties that met near Paris France November 29-December 13, 2015, representing 196 different nation states. It will describe the momentous international commitment to the mitigation of climate change through the reduction of five major greenhouse gases, discuss the possibly catastrophic consequences of anthropogenic global warming and what is required now to fully ratify the agreement. This course will also provide a summarized overview of climate change, the moral and ethical considerations involved, and, surprisingly, a discussion on how one's dietary habits can make a difference not only in one's health but also the health of planet Earth.

• Tuesday, June 28th: COP21 in foreign policy context 6pm-7:30pm
• Tuesday, July 19th: Grand history of climate science 6pm-7:30pm
• Tuesday, August 9th: Moral and Ethical Considerations for Climate Change Mitigation 6pm-7:30pm 
• Tuesday, August 30th: Dietary Decisions and Climate Change 6pm-7:30pm

Cost: $40 (includes 4 sessions)
Lifelong Learning Course (Not For Credit) 

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 06/25/2016 03:38pm