Events and Meetings
November Guest Lecture: “Before Pristine: 10,000 Years of Native American History in the Boundary Waters"
Bill Clayton, archaeologist and resource program manager for Grand Portage National Monument will present “Before Pristine: 10,000 Years of Native American History in the Boundary Waters" at Cook County Higher Education on Thursday, November 21st at 7pm. The presentation will tell the story, based on what we've learned from the all-too fragmentary archaeological record, of Native American groups living in and around the Boundary Waters region from the end of the last Ice Age to European Contact.
Bill Clayton has worked for 14 years as a conservation archaeologist and historic preservation specialist for the Superior National Forest (U.S, Forest Service). He is currently the archaeologist and resource program manager for Grand Portage National Monument (U.S. National Park Service) and has been for a little over 2 and a half years. He has a B.A, and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota, both with an emphasis in Archaeology.
The Guest Lecture series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., the Lake Superior Trading Post, White Pine North, Como Oil & Propane, and Sawbill Outfitters. Refreshments are donated by Beth’s Fudge and Gifts and Johnson’s Foods. 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 call 387-3411.
CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
DATE: 11/05/2013 02:10pm
It may not be Give to the Max Day yet, but you don't have to wait to make your contribution. You can schedule donations for Give to the Max Day now!
Simply visit any nonprofit or school page on GiveMN.org where you will see a checkbox that says "Make my donation count for Give to the Max Day 2013." (Note: You will be required to create a free GiveMN account if you have not already done so.)
Scheduled giving is not available via GiveMN Mobile, so if you visit givemn.org on a mobile device, you will need to click on "full site" at the bottom of the page to use the scheduled donation feature.
Donations scheduled now through November 13 will be processed at midnight on November 14 and are eligible for the first Golden Ticket drawing, Super-sized Golden Ticket drawings and matching grants offered by nonprofits and schools.
So, if you're going to be traveling, busy volunteering, fighting crime or otherwise unavailable to go online November 14, visit GiveMN.org and schedule your donations today!
CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
DATE: 11/05/2013 10:19am
Moving Matters Kick-Off Tomorrow Moved to the Community Center Arena
Join us for the Moving Matters Kick-Off on Thursday, September 19th at the Community Center Arena (rain location), 10 am to 6 pm. Come learn more about this new county-wide project and share your experiences of walking and biking our roads and streets in Cook County. Featuring an active living talk by Jim Oberstar, community bike/walk tours, bouncy house, “Gaga” ball, blender bike smoothies, and more!
10:00-11:30 Fun for Young Children and Families: Bouncy House, Story Time, and Zumba for Young Children
12:00-12:30 Welcome Music: Cook County High School Band
12:30-1:30 Jim Oberstar: “Active Living As You Age”
1:30-2:30 Bike/Walk Tours: Bring your bike or walking shoes and rain gear! Ongoing on the Half Hour.
3:30-4:30 After School Fun: Gaga ball (hit at Fish Pic), Blender Bike, and more!
4:30-6:00 Food and Music: The Stonebridge Singers Drum Group and Food Fundraiser: Come support local Girl Scouts Troop 4077.
Moving Matters is a new county-wide project through the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic that is working to create safe and accessible walking and biking routes for all people.
DATE: 09/18/2013 09:13am
Don’t miss a fun day of golf for a great cause – health care in Cook County!
Reserve your spot now to golf in the 18th Annual North Shore Health Care Golf Scramble – September 29th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Superior National at Lutsen. You can register as a team or as a single golfer and we will place you in a group. You can register online here or call Dori Betts at 370-0518 for more information, or send an email to email@example.com.
We hope to see you in September!
This annual fundraiser has always been the North Shore Health Care Foundation’s primary source of funding for initiatives supporting our mission to “benefit health care for all who live, work, and visit in Cook County.” To date these grants have totaled over $500,000 and include our programs such as Care Partners of Cook County and the Oral Health Task Force for children. Please be a part of this important effort!
DATE: 08/14/2013 12:38pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm Ice Cream Social at First Congregational Church on 2nd St. & 2nd Ave. Free will donation for Sundaes, Cones, Root Beer Floats. Sponsored by The First Congregational UCC Church and St. John's Catholic Church.
Michaela Peterson , a 2013 Cook County High School graduate, will have an information table in the Park with details on United Planet and her upcoming nine-month service trip to Uganda, Africa. Help her achieve her goal to make a difference in the world!
7:30 pm: Parade line up at Senior Center/Municipal parking lot - All are welcome to join in, it's fun!
8:00 pm Parade on Wisconsin St. to 1st Ave. - 2 loops!
8:00 - 10:00 pm Band Mysterious Ways plays in Harbor Park
10:00 pm Fireworks over the Harbor sponsored by the Grand Marais Lions Club and generous community contributions
Parade and music sponsored by the Cook County Visitors Bureau
DATE: 07/02/2013 01:14pm
ONE Week to the parade with the theme Light Up the Night.
Get busy decorating wagons, bicycles, tricycles, pets, trailers, vehicles, atv's, scooters or yourselves!
Get your wrapped candy or throws lined up for the spectators!
Cash prizes will be awarded for Most Patriotic, Best Theme presentation and Cutest Kids.
Any one can join in, we do two loops of the route. We line up starting at 7:30 pm to get your entry information in the Senior Center/Municipal parking lot. The parade starts promptly at 8 pm: Broadway to Wisconsin St. turns onto 1st Ave and around again and we're still done by 8:15 pm!
Enjoy the music in Harbor Park by Oversized Load until the Grand Marais Lions Club Fireworks show starts around 10 pm.
Parade and music brought to you by the Cook County Visitors Bureau.
DATE: 06/26/2013 10:36am