Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
Wed, 05/06/2015 (All day) - Mon, 06/01/2015 (All day)

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais hosts a variety of classes and events. All are at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais, unless otherwise noted. Higher Ed also coordinates continuing education programs in the community and partnerships with educational institutions.

QuickBooks I -- Money In (Intermediate Level) Workshop: Wednesday, May 6, 5-8 pm. Instructor Don Bremer will teach participants how to get started using QuickBooks in their businesses. Topics include setting up accounts within QuickBooks, setting company and individual user preferences, and creating and using invoices and sales receipts. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.  

QuickBooks II -- Money Out (Intermediate Level) Workshop: Thursday, May 7, 9 am - noon. Instructor Don Bremer will provide more  QuickBooks business basics. Topics include paying bills, writing checks, issuing credits, e-mailing or printing statements, and reconciling bank statements. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.  

QuickBooks III -- Payroll and Taxes (Intermediate Level) Workshop: Thursday, May 7, 1-4 pm. Instructor Don Bremer will teach more advanced QuickBooks concepts, including creating reports, tracking project progress, using Quickbooks payroll, and preparing for income tax filing. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.   

Brown Bag Lunch: "Mental Illness in the Workplace," with Amy Wood, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, will be presented Thursday, May 7, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The workshop will assist employers with strategies to support their employees during episodes of mental illness. Information will include first aid techniques to assist people suffering from mental health episodes, and what services for mental illness exist in the local area. RSVP is requested.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Workshop: Thursday, May 7, 6-7 pm, with presenter Amy Wood. This workshop focuses on how to identify the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, how to ask a person if he or she is suicidal, and where to refer suicidal persons for professional help. This event is presented in partnership witht the Minnesota VA. RWVP is requested.

May Guest Lecture: "Two (Unlikely!) Founding Mothers of American Indian Literature," presented by Carol Miller, Thursday, May 28, at 7 pm. This presentation focuses on Mourning Dove (Okanogan) and S. Alice Callahan (Muscogee),  two indigenous women from very different backgrounds and geographies who, with great personal effort, invented themselves as writers of early novels produced at the end of the 19th century and early in the 20th. The Higher Ed Guest Lecture series is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, Drury Lane Books, Buck’s Hardware, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, White Pine North, Birchbark Books and Gifts, and Cook County Co-Op. 

ServSafe Training: Higher Ed will offer the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training on Monday, June 1. The full certification course runs from 8 am to 5 pm. The cost includes the textbook and exam certification fee. The renewal course runs from 8 am to noon the same day. This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The instructor is Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux. Registration online is requested. 

Cook County Higher Education is located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Registration and more information about classes and events are available at 387-3411, or; on the website,; and on Facebook,