Learn about ducks, horses and birds with 4H

As an introduction to 4-H, several "Learn about…" programs will be held 
this summer for youths 5 – 8 years old.
On Wednesday, June 13, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., kids are invited to 
Learn about Ducks. Sara Silence will provide an introduction to 
ducklings. Children will view and learn about raising ducks.
Learn about Horses will be held Saturday, July 14  from 10:30 - 11:30 
a.m. Patsy Ingebrigtsen will provide information about having a 
horse.  Children will view and learn about horses.
On Wednesday, August 8 from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Jeanne Wright will be 
teaching children all about birds.
Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Sign up at Cook
County Community Education and receive a map showing where to go for 
these introductory 4H adventures.  There is no charge to attend these 
interesting and fun sessions.
If parents are interested in starting 4H clubs in September for kids 5-
years-old and older, please attend these sessions or call Diane Booth 
at (218) 387-3015.
06-10-12 In June, Cook County Higher Education will coordinate Alcohol 
Server Training at Cascade Lodge and Windigo Lodge, and CCVB Customer 
Service Training at the North Shore Campus and Lutsen Resort.
The Cook County Visitors Bureau Customer Service Training will take 
place from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Cook County Higher 
Education's North Shore Campus in Grand Marais, and 8 a.m. to noon 
Thursday, June 14 at Lutsen Resort. The training is free and open to 
Presenter for the customer service training will be Dr. Charles 
Metelka, chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Department at the 
University of Wisconsin –
Stout.  Metelka is a seasoned veteran of customer service training and 
is familiar with the tourism industry of Minnesota's North Shore.
He is a lively and engaging speaker who promises training sessions 
guaranteed to engage even those who are in their fifth or sixth 
training. His general theme will be the need for everyone in the 
village to help ensure visitors have a grand time and will want to 
The Alcohol Server Training will be presented by Cook County Sheriff 
Mark Falk and Brian Kringen of the Minnesota Department of Public 
Safety. It will be offered from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 
at Cascade Lodge and 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 19, at Windigo 
Lodge on the Gunflint Trail.
This training carries a cost of $5 and is open to everyone.
Kringen will provide individual and establishment certificates from 
the Department of Public Safety.
To sign up for Alcohol Server Training, the Customer Service Training 
or both, call Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or email