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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.

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.

Lighthouse Point Guided Tour

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 01:00 pm

Cook County Historical Society offers Harbor History tours every Saturday throughout the summer beginning at 1 p.m. The tour begins at the museum and features visible relics of the past and stories of this small harbor and community. The tour will last approximately one hour and is weather permitting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More information at  218-387-2883.

Sunset Sundays Gondola Rides at Lutsen Mountains

Sun, 08/26/2018 (All day)

Lutsen Mountains is offering Sunset Sundays Gondola Rides on Sundays through October 7.  The last ride up is 15 minutes before sunset, and the last ride down is 15 minutes after sunset.  More information at (218)-663-7281

Geology Walk

Sugarloaf Cove
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sugarloaf Cove hosts Geology Walks every Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn about the formation of the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, and to recognize common rocks found in the area and the story of their formation. More information at ​(218) 525-0001

Care Partners Ice Cream Social

Sydney's Custard
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

The 3rd annual Care Partners Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, August 26th, from 2-5 pm at Sydney’s Custard in Grand Marais! All proceeds go to support Care Partners services to provide support and companionship for those on the journey of aging and serious illness.

For more information contact Care Partners’ Director, Kay Grindland at 387-3788 or

Moose presented by Dr. Seth Moore, Grand Portage Wildlife Biologist

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 02:00 pm - 03:15 pm

Dr. Seth Moore, Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will be doing a special presentation on moose in our area, Sunday, August 26 from at 2 p.m.  The presentation will be at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.  More information at ​(218)-388-9915.

AEOA Rural Rides

​Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Mon, 08/27/2018 (All day)

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) sponsors Rural Rides, a program for those experiencing transportation difficulties. Rural Rides may be able to offer bus passes at no charge, volunteer drivers, or work buddy mileage reimbursement. More information is available from Anna Palo at 218-735-6849.

Community Yoga

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

There are multiple community yoga sessions each week at the First Congregational UCC in Grand Marais.  On Tuesdays from 11 to noon and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., as well as Thursdays from 11 to noon from 11 to noon. More information can be found on Facebook by searching "YogaGrandMarais".

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