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.

New to Medicare Presentation & Individual Counseling Feb. 23rd.

New To Medicare Presentation
Thursday February 23rd. 10am - 12pm

Attend this session to learn about Medicare parts A through D, Medicare insurance options, supplemental insurance, extra help paying for prescription drugs, Medicare Savings Programs and more.

Get your questions answered!

This is a free informational presentation, presented by Marjori Bottila of The Senior LinkAge Line® at the Cook County Senior Center.

To register or learn more call the Cook County Senior Center at 218-387-2660.

Don't try to master Medicare alone.

PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 01/31/2017 11:26am

Call to Artists at Johnson Heritage Post

Kindling Curiosity--Lighting the Creative Spark

March 24-April 9, 2017 Johnson Heritage Post

What twinge of curiosity, fire of wonder, or boggling paradox kindles in you the urge to create? What light, scenery or wildness ignites your creative spark here on the North Shore? Ponder and express, bringing your clay, paint, glass, fiber, words, wax or photo expression to the Johnson Heritage Post on March 20th or 21st.

Maximum two pieces per artist.

CONTACT: Mary MacDonald
PHONE: 387-1221
DATE: 01/30/2017 01:07pm

Starting Wednesday-Move It In February!

Welcome to Winter and all the opportunities to MOVE IT!

MOVE IT is about moving towards good health in lots of ways, including being physically active.  It’s also about choosing healthier foods and feeling more peaceful and engaged in your life.

Check out the MOVE IT calendar, and you’re sure to find something to get you moving in a healthy direction!   Visit and click on the MOVE IT icon for detailed information on event times and locations.

This weeks events include Qigong, Curling, Adult Hockey, Open Skating, and FREE DAY at the Y!

You can also register online to log your minutes/miles of physical activity.  They’ll all add up as we make our way from hot spring to hot spring on our way to Chena, Alaska!  Last year we made it all the way there,  but only got part of the way home.                                                                                    Can we MOVE IT enough to get there and back this February?


CONTACT: Hartley Acero
PHONE: 218387-2330
DATE: 01/30/2017 10:21am

Life in Complex Times Series | Work Life | TODAY 11:30-1pm

Life in Complex Times Series | January 30th Work Life 
In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!

How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!

Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, and questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.

Mondays 11:30-1pm (bring your own lunch) 
January 30 -- work life
February 13 -- personal growth
February 27 -- building community

Cost: $20 per session or $40 for 3 sessions with prepayment.

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

Cook County Higher Education
Advanced Education on the North Shore
North Shore Campus
300 West 3rd St.
P. O. Box 57
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Website and Course Registration:
Events and Updates:
Ph: (218) 387-3411
Fax:  (218)387-3413

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 01/30/2017 09:50am



CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 01/28/2017 08:22am

Beginning Spanish Level 2 | Learning Through Storytelling

Beginning Spanish Level 2 | Learning Through Storytelling 

Mondays in February | 5:30pm-7pm
Starting Feb 6
Cost: $80 (Includes 4 sessions) 

This course is perfect for those that have attended Beginning Spanish with Carrie Jansen. It will also be a good fit for those that have some Spanish language skills but are not seeking an advanced class. 

Carrie and the students will be utilizing storytelling as a tool for language learning.

Registratoin: | | 218-387-3411

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 01/27/2017 12:04pm

GMATA Local Events Marketing Grant Application - now available!

The application for the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association Local Events Marketing Grant is now available. To receive an application, please email or call Visit Cook County at 218-387-2788. This application is available for anyone in the Grand Marais lodging district that hosts events and feels they need financial assistance with marketing their event. The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association realizes that Grand Marais is a very event-centric area and appreciates all of the hard work and time that you put into making these events happen. The application may be filled out in a typed or hand written format, and sent back to me either by mail or email. The deadline for the application is March 10th, 2017.

If you know of any other Grand Marais organizations that may be interested in marketing their event, please feel free to send them my way.

Thank you and please feel free to reach out with questions.

Katie Krantz

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 01/26/2017 11:02am

Annual Trollbeads Valentine's Day Party!!!

Join us here at Sivertson Gallery on Friday, February 10th from 5-7pm for our annual Trollbeads Valentine's Day Party!

CONTACT: Sivertson Gallery
PHONE: 218-387-2491
DATE: 01/25/2017 11:48am

TOPS Informational Meeting

There is a new TOPS group starting in Grand Marais. If you are looking for weight loss support, weight maintaining or want to learn about healthy nutrition and lifestyles, join us for an informational meeting.

Wednesday January 25th.
Senior Center

For more information contact Sharlene at 387-1287 from 7-9am or 7-9pm.

DATE: 01/24/2017 08:38am

$1,400,000 Tax Abatement Bond for Lutsen Housing Project to be discussed amongst Citizens on Tuesday the 24th at 815am

On January 24th, Tuesday at 815am in front of the Cook County Courthouse, upon the public sidewalk area (well away from traffic in a safe place) citizens are invited to discuss amongst ourselves the proposal by the EDA for a $1,400,000 tax abatement bond to be issued for the Lutsen apartment rental housing project.  Materials describing the Lutsen housing project and bond can be found here – board packet – (then click on "meeting materials" and choose "open", you will be able to scroll down to the proposal from the EDA about the Lutsen Housing project).  These public source materials will be used as a basis for our discussion.

You will find that within the public source materials, the yearly bond payment will total $106,000 and is projected to be covered by occupied rental unit revenue.  The rent for the proposed apartments are $850 (including utilities) for the 1bd (576 gsf) (8 units) and $1050 (including utilities) for the 2bd (864 gsf) (8 units).

The meeting will end promptly at 825am so that those interested may attend the commissioners meeting inside to hear their discussion on this topic.

Anyone with questions may contact me, as I am the organizer of this informal event.

CONTACT: Greg Gentz
PHONE: 612 799 9080 c
DATE: 01/22/2017 11:46pm

Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison

TODAY, Sat 1/21 at the Grand Marais Public Library, 3:30pm

Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison is touring the Northland through the Arrowhead Library System libraries until 1/21/17 and will be at the Grand Marais Public Library Saturday @ 3:30pm. 

"We listened and laughed as Briand spoke of George Morrison's life, art, and music and were drawn into the intimacy of it all as the conversation continued between guitar and art in this presentation."

Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison is a visual sequence of George Morrison's art accompanied by live jazz guitar compositions composed by his son, Briand Morrison. George Morrison (1919-2000) is a Native American Abstract Expressionist artist and is accredited as the founder of Native Modernism.

Briand wrote twelve compositions that accompany the 128 images of George Morrison paintings and drawings. Some of these images have never been shown to the public. The works are from all periods, from the 1940s through his death in 2000.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at, find us on Twitter, on Pinterest at or like us on Facebook at

on FB @BriandMorrisonGuitarPlayer


CONTACT: Roxann Berglund
DATE: 01/21/2017 11:18am