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Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
Sat, 08/29/2015 (All day) - Mon, 11/23/2015 (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.

Conversation with author William Kent Krueger: Saturday August 29, 3pmat the Arrowhead Center for the Arts auditorium, Grand Marais. The event is a fundraiser to support Cook County Higher Education's mission. Registration is online or by phone.

"Cabin Planning Seminar: Keeping the Cabin in the Family," with local attorney Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos, Monday, September 21, 6:30-8 pm, in the JMCC Conference room at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The presentatio, will address the advantages and disadvantages of various options for transferring ownership of the family cabin and will provide handouts to help facilitate your family’s discussion and planning. Preregistration is requested.

"Exploring England Through its Literature":  Instructors Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Karen Halbersleben explore English culture, society, and history through the great works of English literature. Second and fourth Mondays of September (14 & 28), Octobe (12 & 26), and November (9 & 23). Fourth Mondays include screening of BBC dramatizations.

September Guest Lecture: "Food Security in NE Minnesota: results from a research project with the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC)," will be presented by John Bennett, U of M Extension, Center for Economic Vitality. The goal of the research is to assist the ARDC in incorporating food access issues into its comprehensive planning process. The project will address how local residents currently get their food, what problems are present in the current food system, and what other communities in the region and across the country are doing to strengthen food access.

Economic update: Greg Hanson will discuss changes in the economy and markets that have been in the headlines, and what they mean for personal financial strategies, on Thursday, October 15, at 6:30 pm. Preregistration is requested.

Healing Beyond Borders - HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program Level 1 Workshop: Level 1 (of 5 levels) begins with 18 continuing education contact hours of instruction, with instructor Stacey Quade, COTA/L, CHTP, CHTI, Herbalist. Level 2 Workshop: Level 2 is for students who have completed Level 1, and will be taught by Jackie Mielke, BS, CHTP, CHTI, CAHI. Both workshops will be offered Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22, from 8 am to 5:30 pm. 
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,