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Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Where: 
Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
When: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 (All day) - Mon, 08/24/2015 (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.

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. 

Brown Bag Lunch William Kent Krueger Book Club: First Monday of the month: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. A forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience. The group will be reading novels by Minnesota author William Kent Krueger and discussing one of his books at each book group meeting. Participants can come for any of the  groups. This event is a partnership with Birchbark Books and Gifts. Dates and books are June 1, Boundary Waters (1999); July 6, Thunder Bay (2007), August 3, Windigo Island (2014).

Exploring England Through its Literature: June, July, and August, second and fourth Mondays. Instructors Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Karen Halbersleben explore English culture, society, and history through the great works of English literature. Fourth Mondays include screening of BBC dramatizations.

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 highered@northshorecampus.org; on the website, www.northshorecampus.org; and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/cookcountyhighereducation