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Full Moon Pincushion Mountain Hike and Trail Center Open House

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:30 pm

North Superior Ski and Run Club is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Pincushion Mountain skiing and hiking trails in 2019.  Beginning this month, there will be several events leading up to the fall 2019 gala celebration.  On Wednesday,  June 27 there will be a Trail Center Open House at 6:30 p.m., followed by a group hike up Pincushion Mountain at 7:30 p.m.  More information can be found on Facebook, by searching Pincushion Mountain Trails.

Cook County School District Summer Meals

Thu, 06/28/2018 (All day)

Cook County School District will be serving summer food for children 18 and under. Breakfast will be served Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 9:15 am and Lunches will also be Monday through Thursday from 11:15 to 12:15 at the school cafeteria.  
The meal will need to be consumed at the school. More information from Lori at (218)-387-2271  ext 613.

Bird Banding Demonstration

Sugarloaf Cove
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Thursdays from 7 a.m. to noon, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center will be presenting on bird banding and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. The public is invited to stop by to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds. If it is rainy, banding will be canceled.  More information at  (218)-525-0001

Local food market

Cook County Community Center
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

The Local Food Market will be every Thursday, beginning June 14 through mid-October, from 5:00 – 6:00 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, 06/28/2018 - 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." 

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

Grand Marais and Grand Portage
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 06:30 pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDependents Anonymous in Cook County and there's a complete weekly schedule on our website,
On Thursdays:
There's a Women's AA meeting, noon at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais;
There's an AA open meeting and discussion, 6:30 pm in the Lutsen Fire Hall meeting room;
There's an AA meeting, 7 pm in the Grand Portage Lodge, Room 232;
There's an AA Big Book Study Group, 7 pm at the Senior Center in Grand Marais.
Every Friday at 7 a.m. there's an AA Big Book Study Group Open Meeting at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais

Cook County Higher Ed June Guest Lecture

Valerie Marasco
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:00 pm

Cook County Higher Education hosts Valerie Marasco for their June Guest Lecture, Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m.  Valerie is the Director of Cook County's Office of Emergency Management and Public Information and will present an informational session on emergency preparedness. More information at  (​218)-387-3413.  

Full Moon Reading with Amy Schmidt

Drury Lane Books
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Each full moon, Drury Lane Books hosts a gathering around the fire to hear local writers read their own work or the work of others. On Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m., Amy Woschek Schmidt will be the guest.  More information at (218)-387-3370.

MN DNR Loon Survey

Fri, 06/29/2018 (All day) - Sun, 07/08/2018 (All day)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Cook and Lake counties in northeastern Minnesota. Volunteers are needed for one day during the June 29 through July 9 monitoring period. Volunteers can choose one (or more) of the following lakes to count the number of adult and juvenile loons seen and report these observations to the DNR for data analysis, Homer, Bonanza, Cross River Lake, Lake T, and Thunderbird. The time commitment is one to four hours per lake. More information from Ashley,  at (218)-328-8823.

Artist Talks: Color and form

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 07:00 pm

Cook County Higher Education and Grand Marais Art Colony host an artist talk on color and form, Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Higher Ed campus.  Greg Mueller and Kami Mendlik will present the talk.  More information at ​(218)-387-2737.


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