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.

Help Solve Hunger in Cook County! Empty Bowls is tomorrow.

You can help solve hunger in Cook County in three different ways: 

1) Attend Empty Bowls tomorrow, Thursday November 12, St. John's Catholic Church, Grand Marais, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. 

2) Donate online:

3) Buy Empty Bowls bowls and other Empty Bowls merchandise starting Friday, November 13 at the Grand Marais Art Colony or Birch Bark Gallery.   


CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2015
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 11/11/2015 11:59am

Income Taxes and Retirement with Gary Zinter

Income Taxes and Retirement

Retirement is a significant event in our lives—a time of transition from one stage to another. This presentation
focuses on the several tax considerations you’ll want to make. These preparations can substantially
impact your retirement experience. We will introduce retirement considerations like tax diversification,
taxation of capital gains and Social Security, health care insurance subsidies, and the financial impact of the
first death in retirement.

November 17, 2015
6:30 pm

Please register in advance with Community Educaiton.
218-387-2000 ext. 616

DATE: 11/10/2015 03:06pm

Free Soup & Sandwich to ALL our Military Member @ Gene's Foods Deli on Veterans Day

All Veterans and active military stop in for a cup of homemade, creamy chicken & rice or minestrone italian sausage or cheesy potato soup & sandwich on Wednesday, Veterans Day, our way of saying Thanks You!

CONTACT: Gene's Foods Family
PHONE: 218-387-1212
DATE: 11/10/2015 11:35am

EMPTY BOWLS 2015 Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church Lunch and Dinner!

Thursday, November 12
St. John's Catholic Church, Grand Marais - 5th Ave and Broadway

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Silent Auction closes at 6:30 p.m.

Soup Meal: $5
Handcrafted bowl or bowl pendant: $10, $20, $30+

Empty Bowls 2015 features a simple soup dinner with soup and bread provided by local restaurants anda beautiful array of handcrafted bowls made at the Grand Marais Art Colony by community members and potters. A silent auction offers a large selection of gift certificates perfect for holiday, wedding or birthday gifts. The bake sale provides sweet treats to enjoy at the event or take home. 

If you can't make Thursday's event (maybe you're headed south for volleyball?!), take a moment to
donate online to Empty Bowls' efforts: or via check to Empty Bowls at Po Box 413 Grand Marais, MN 55604

Your donation will be split 50% with the Cook County Food Shelf and 50% with other Cook County
hunger programs to help battle hunger in our community in the coming year.

When we all do a little, together we do a lot. See you Thursday!

Thank you to the business that have donated soup so far!

  • Blue Water Cafe
  • Cascade Lodge and Resturant
  • Lutsen Resort and Resturant
  • Bluefin Bay Resort and Resturant
  • Naniboujou Lodge and Resturant
  • Cook County Co-op
  • My Sisters Place
  • Voyageur Brewing
  • Moguls Resturant and Caribou Highlands
  • Sven and Ole's
  • Gene's Foods
  • Papa Charlies
  • And more to come!

We are still seeking volunteers for the evening shift from 4:00-7:30pm. Interested? Contact Pat Campanaro at 651-336-2964 or

CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2015
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 11/09/2015 11:58am

Fan Bus for State-Bound Vikings!!

The Cook County Lady Vikings are playing in the state volleyball tournament at 1:00 pm on Thursday!

Thank you Grand Portage Tribal Council for offering to pay for coach bus transportation for the team and fans!!!  

There will be two coach fan buses going each day (down and back) to the XCEL Center!  There is no cost for the fan bus however, fans will be responsible for their tournament ticket (Adult Single Session $14; Student Single Session $9) and food. There is room for 88 people.  Children PK-Grade 8 must be accompanied by a parent.  Time and location of departure will be posted later this week. There  Please call 387-2271 ext. 602 to sign up.  

Go Vikings!


CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 11/09/2015 08:53am

Early Childhood Family Education



Thursday, November 12, 2015 will be a "Welcome to ECFE 2015-2016"

*Offered at no charge
*9:30am - 11:00am Sandy Taenzer    
*6:00pm - 7:30pm Betsy Jorgenson
Come see what ECFE is all about!

All families with young children are welcome!
Meeting place is at the JMCC in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts-Cook County Schools Campus

Sign up with Pam at Community Education

218-387-2000 ext.616


DATE: 11/09/2015 08:47am