Events and Meetings

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Banadad Ski Trail Work Day

Banadad Trail Work Day and Annual Meeting -Saturday, October 25

Help Needed! The Banadad Trail Association invites you to help get the Banadad Ski Trail ready for winter. We concentrating our clearing and trimming low hanging tree branches starting at the Banadad’s eastern trailhead.

According several Trail Association Members when they hiked the first mile of the Banadad from the eastern trailhead they came across nine large downed trees blocking the trail including a ten to twelve inch Aspen in a clump with several other trees it brought down  and on either side of this clump of trees were two more large downed Aspen. This section of the Banadad is all within the BWCA where all maintenance must be done using hand tools.

“If what we experienced on the eastern end of the trail holds for the rest of the Banadad,” stated Ted Young, maintenance administrator, “we have got a real job ahead of us. Please join us; we really need your help!”

Volunteers meet for the Trail Work Day at 9:00 am, Saturday, October 26, at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B, 11 Poplar Creek Drive (just off the Lima Grade) Gunflint Trail. Hand tools and lunches will be provided to all volunteers. Wear sturdy clothing and boots.  

After the work session volunteers and friends of the Banadad are inviting to return to Hestons Lodge, 579 South Gunflint Road for the Banadad Trail Association’s fifth Annual Meeting followed by a pizza dinner cooked in Heston’s wood fired-outdoor oven and social hour. Festivities at Heston’s begin a 6:00 PM. RSVP 218-388-2243

For more information on the Trail Work Day and/or the Banadad Trail Association’s Annual Meeting and Dinner contact 218-388-4487.

CONTACT: Ted Young
PHONE: 218-388-4487
DATE: 10/13/2014 08:28am

Borealis Chorale invites singers for Christmas Concert rehearsals

  Annual Christmas Concert Rehearsals (Borealis Chorale) This 50+ year community tradition   continues, and all who love to sing are welcome!

>Rehearsals  each Monday Oct 13th - Dec 1   7:30 - 9:00 p.m. PM. 

  Christmas Concerts Sunday Dec 7th and Monday, Dec 8th. 

  Rehearsals and concerts at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 417 First Ave W.  Grand Marais.

  Bill Beckstrand, Director.  

  Info: Philis Anderson (; 370-1432) or Kris Garey (, 475-2191)

CONTACT: Kristin Garey
PHONE: 218-475-2191
DATE: 10/10/2014 08:20am

TONIGHT: Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is tonight, Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Weather permitting will occur at Harbor Park, but if very windy we will gather at Java Moose coffeehouse.

Candlelight Vigil is to remember all affected by domestic violence and our hope for a less violent tomorrow.


CONTACT: Violence Prevention Center
PHONE: 387-1262
DATE: 10/09/2014 02:06pm

BGCS rescheduled board meeting

Due to scheduling conflicts, the next Birch Grove Community School board meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 22 at 5:30.

CONTACT: Diane Blanchette
PHONE: 663-0170
DATE: 10/08/2014 11:37am

Come watch Polar League XC running meet!

All are encouraged to come cheer on the Cook Co./Two Harbors runners at the Polar League XC  conference meet Wednesday, Oct 8 at Pincushion Mt. trails.  First race is at 1:00

CONTACT: Anne Hegg
PHONE: 387-9008
DATE: 10/07/2014 04:35pm

Human Trafficking Community Awareness

Friday, October 24th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Grand Marais Free Church at 120 E 5th St

Guest speaker from Lake County Trafficking Task Force and others from Cook County will be speaking

on this subject.  The public is invited to this event.  Snacks will be served following the program.

CONTACT: Evangelical Free Church
PHONE: 387-1565
DATE: 10/07/2014 03:06pm