Local Events & Announcements

Summer programs at Birch Grove Community School

Where: 
Birch Grove Community School, Tofte
When: 
Sun, 04/20/2014 (All day)

Birch Grove Community School is accepting registrations for two summer programs. Summer Saplings is for preschoolers. Campsite Kids is for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th graders. Both programs will be offered Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, from June through August, starting June 9. More information is available on the school website, www.birchgroveschool.com. Information and registration are available at 663-0170.

Cook County Senior Center Events and Activities

Where: 
Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais
When: 
Thu, 04/24/2014 (All day) - Wed, 05/07/2014 (All day)

The Cook County Senior Center in Grand Marais sponsors a variety of events and activities.

The Senior Center bus will go to Ruby's Pantry in Silver Bay on Saturday, April 26. All are welcome, and there are no income qualifications. The bus leaves at 8:45 am, with in-town pickup available. Assistance will be provided to load food into coolers and boxes. Lunch at Northwood's Cafe will be followed by shopping opportunities at Zup's and Julie's Hardware. The bus will return to the Senior Center at 3:45, and assistance will be provided with delivery of food to homes. Reservation is requested by Thursday, April 24.

The Senior Center bus will take participants to the RSVP luncheon at Naniboujou on May 7. Registered participants should notify the Senior Center if interested in riding the bus.

More information and registration for events are available at the Senior Center, 10 Broadway in Grand Marais, by phone at 387-2660, and by email at cccoa@boreal.org.

"Reindeer Herding -- A Year in Lapland"

Who: 
Dr. Hugh Beach
Where: 
North House Folk School, Grand Marais
When: 
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:00pm

Dr. Hugh Beach, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University in Sweden, will give a free presentation on "Reindeer Herding -- A Year in Lapland," on Thursday, April 24, at 4 pm. Dr. Beach has lived among Sámi reindeer herders for many years in Sweden, Norway, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and has worked as a reindeer herder in Alaska. Dr. Beach’s visit is made possible by the Sámi Cultural Center of North America and Báiki: the International Sámi Journal.

 

Upcoming classes and events at the Grand Marais Art Colony

Where: 
Grand Marais Art Colony
When: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 (All day) - Tue, 05/06/2014 (All day)

The Grand Marais Art Colony offers classes and activities in a variety of media and for adults and kids.
 
"Transforming Fiber into Art,"3 days, April 25 - 27, 9am - 4 pm.
 
"Needle Felted Sculpture" (for ages 10-18), Saturday, April 25, 10am - 4 pm.

"Open Print Studio," with instructor Jerry Riach, May 6, 6-8:30 pm.

The Grand Marais Art Colony is located at 1st Street and 3rd Avenue. It is open from 9 am to 4 pm daily. More information about courses and events and registration are available at 387-2737 or arts@boreal.org, and on the website, www.grandmaraisartcolony.org.

 

2014 Emergency Services Conference

Who: 
Cook County Emergency Management
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 (All day) - Sat, 04/26/2014 (All day)

The 25th Annual Cook County Emergency Services Conference will be held April 25-26 at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais. With most Cook County responder entities migrating to ARMER, the focus of the conference will be on communications. Conference information, including registration, schedule, sessions and presenters, is available online at www.co.cook.mn.us/extension/index.php/2014-registration. A suggested registration fee is payable at the door. More information is available from Jim Wiinanen, Cook County Emergency Management Director, 387-3059, or jimwiinanen@co.cook.mn.us.
 
 

Care Partners Caregiver Support Group & Group Respite Program

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
First Congregational UCC, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:00am - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:00am

Care Partners of Cook County offers two groups to assist caregivers and their loved ones.

The Group Respite Program is held twice a month to offer a safe and enjoyable social setting for seniors with early memory loss or other long-term illness. Caregivers will have four hours of independent time, while their loved ones are supervised by trained volunteers. It is held the second Wednesday and fourth Friday of the month from 11 am to 3 pm, in the lower level of the First Congregational UCC in Grand Marais. The Group Respite Program on the second Wednesday begins at the same time as the Caregiver Support Group, to give caregivers freedom to join the group and have additional free time. Participants must preregister with  Jeannette at 387-3787.

The Caregiver Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, in the Fireside Room of the First Congregational Church. Vicky Biggs and Tyler Howell are the group facilitators. More information is available from Care Partners at 387-3788, carepartners@boreal.org, or Vicki Biggs at 387-1913 or vbiggs@boreal.org.

 

Minnesota History Players presents "Virginia Mae Hope – WWII Woman Air Force Service Pilot"

Where: 
Grand Marais Public Library
When: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:00pm

The Grand Marais Public Library will host "Virginia Mae Hope (1921-1944) – World War II Woman Airforce Service Pilot," presented by the Minnesota History Players, in a free history program at the Grand Marais Public Library on Friday, April 25, at 1 pm. Virginia Mae Hope lived from 1921 to 1944, and her story includes growing up during the Great Depression, how Pearl Harbor affected the nation, and what it was like to serve as an Air Force Service Pilot during World War II. This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and the Grand Marais Public Library, and is funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
 

Tofte Historical Society Annual Meeting

Who: 
Jim & Joan Hall
Where: 
Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte
When: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm

The annual meeting of the Tofte Historical Society will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, April 27, at the Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte. Guest speakers this year are Jim and Joan Hall from Lutsen. The event is free, and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Alcohol Server Training Course

Where: 
American Legion, Grand Marais
When: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00am

The American Legion will host an Alcohol Server Training course on Monday, April 28, at 11 am. This is continuing education for American Legion Staff, but all interested are invited for this approximately two-hour informative course. Certification will be awarded upon completion of the course. Registration is requested at 387-2974.
 

Cook County Food Shelf

Where: 
First Congregational Church UCC, Grand Marais
When: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Cook County Food Shelf is open every Monday afternoon from 3 to 5 pm in the lower level of First Congregational Church UCC in Grand Marais. The food shelf also is open the first Wednesday night of each month from 5 to 7 pm. In addition to food for people, the food shelf accepts and distributes food for pets. The food shelf serves as a NAPS program for elders and WIC small bags distribution site. The church is located at 300 West Second Street.


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