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West End pizza night

Birch Grove Center
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Tofte and Birch Grove present West End Pizza Night every Wednesday from 5 - 7 p.m. through September at Birch Grove Center under the pavilion next to the wood-fired oven.  More information at (218)-370-2478.

Happy Hikers

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:00 am

The Happy Hikers Club meets for hikes on different local trails every Thursday at 9 a.m.  The group meets at the Cook County YMCA Parking Lot and carpools to the hiking location for the week.  More information about the Happy Hikers Club and this week's hike from Nancy at (512)-567-0653.

Cook County School District Summer Meals

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:15 am

Cook County School District is serving breakfast and lunches during the summer for children 18 and under. Breakfast is served Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 9:15 am and Lunches are also Monday through Thursday from 11:15 to 12:15 at the school cafeteria. More information from Lori at (218)-387-2271  ext 613.

Local food market

Cook County Community Center
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

The Local Food Market gathers every Thursday during the summer from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center.  Vendors will be outside in the parking lot if the weather is nice or indoors if the weather is not very nice.  More information at (218)-387-3015

Celebrate Recovery

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 05:30 pm

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at the Free Church in Grand Marais with a dinner starting at 5:30 and a program at 6:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based program aimed at helping people find healing from addiction and other "hurts and hang-ups." 

August guest lecture - Gunflint Trail history

Cook County Higher Education
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:00 pm

Cook County Higher Education's August Guest Lecture will be about the history of the Gunflint Trail.  Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature will give a presentation, followed by Cheryl Hedstrom Dailey, whose family owned End of the Trail Lodge from 1946 – 1965. The event will be held Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m.  More information at (218)-387-3411.

Community Center Playground Closed

Fri, 08/24/2018 (All day)

The playground at the Cook County Community Center will be closed until Friday, August 24.  New playground equipment is arriving and being stored outside by the current playground. Demolition of the old playground will take place first, followed by the installation of the new play space during this time.  The public is asked to be respectful and stay away from the equipment and area during this time. More information at (218)-387-3015.

Friday Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings

Grand Marais
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 07:30 pm

There are regular AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA meetings in Cook County and the complete weekly schedule of meetings is on our website under the Ongoing Events menu.
On Fridays, there's an "As Bill Sees It" Discussion Group Open Meeting, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.

Cook County Market

Senior Center Parking Lot
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

The Cook County Market opens every Saturday through mid-October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weather permitting, in the Senior Center Parking lot. The market features a wide variety of arts and crafts made by local artisans, including woodworking, pottery, jewelry, fiber art and more.  More details at ​

Story Hour with the Muffin Man

Drury Lane Books
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:00 am

Drury Lane Books hosts Kevin the Muffin Man for story hour each Saturday at 11 a.m. through August.  The Muffin Man reads picture books aloud for an hour.  More details at 387-3370.

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