Local Events & Announcements

Blood Drive

Who: 
Memorial Blood Center
Where: 
Cornerstone Community Church (1 Cedar Grove Lane, Grand Marais)
When: 
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Cornerstone Community Church in Grand Marais on Wednesday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The church is located at 1 Cedar Grove Lane in Grand Marais, one block up the hill from the Law Enforcement Center on the new Gunflint Trail.  For more information or to reserve an appointment time, contact Valerie Gustafson at 387-9026.

Cook County Land Use Plan public input meeting

Who: 
Cook County Chamber of Commerce
When: 
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Cook County Chamber of Commerce will host a public input meeting to discuss the Cook County Land Use Plan on Wednesday, September 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Cook County Community Center. More information is available from Jim Boyd, executive director, at ccchamber@boreal.org, or 387-3067.

Class for caregivers

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais
When: 
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:30pm - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:30pm

Care Partners of Cook County will offer "Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” an educational series designed to support family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions, on six Thursdays, September 18 through October 23, from 5:30 to 7 pm, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais. More information and registration are available from Care Partners at 387-3788.

Grand Marais Public Library events and programs

Where: 
Grand Marais Public Library, 102 2nd Ave W
When: 
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:00pm - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:00pm

The Grand Marais Public Library hosts a variety of events and programs for families, children, and adults.    and make money doing it.
    
The library will distribute 14 free tickets to a performance by classical pianist and composer Peter Arnstein at William Kelly High School in Silver Bay, on Saturday, September 20, at 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 24: Artist and musician Sara Pajunen brings her "Laatikko/Box" project, a sampling of the University of Minnesota’s Finnish-American archives, to the library at 2 pm. Using violin and voice, she weaves Finnish folk song with both archival audio recordings and conversations with her own Finnish-American family members. This event is sponsored by the Grand Marais Public Library and the Arrowhead Library System and is funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The library is located one-half block off Hwy 61 on 1st St and 2nd Ave W in downtown Grand Marais. The library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10 am to 5 pm; on Wednesdays from 10 am to 8 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays. More information on library programs is available from Patsy Ingebrigtsen, 387-1140 or pingebrigtsen@arrowhead.lib.mn.us, and on the website, www.grandmaraislibrary.org.

Leonard Sobanja 90th birthday celebration

Where: 
Municipal Recreation Hall, Grand Marais Rec Park
When: 
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

A 90th birthday celebration for Leonard Sobanja will be held at the Municipal Recreation Hall at the Grand Marais Rec Park on Saturday, September 20, from 2 to 5 pm. Food and refreshments will be served. The family requests no gifts. More information is available from Kurt Sobanja at ksobanja@boreal.org.

Care Partners Senior Rides Program orientation

Where: 
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais
When: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Care Partners Senior Rides Program will offer a volunteer driver orientation in the lower level conference room at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais on Thursday, September 25, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Senior Rides arranges rides to Duluth and around the county for those 60 and over unable to use Arrowhead Transit. The need for volunteers in the West End is especially great. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and can choose their assignments. More information and registration are available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788. 

 

Care Partners Caregiver Support Group & Group Respite Program

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
First Congregational UCC, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:00am - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 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 three hours of independent time, while their loved ones are supervised by trained volunteers. It is held the second Wednesday and last Friday of the month from 11 am to 2 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.

 

Cook County Senior Center Events and Activities

Where: 
Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais
When: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 (All day)

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

Saturday, September 27: The Cook County Senior Center bus will take people to Ruby's Pantry Food Share in Silver Bay at 9:15 am. After picking up 60+ pounds of food, there will be time for lunch at Northwoods Cafe and shopping at Zup's or Julie's Hardware. All ages are invited, and there is no income qualification. This trip is partially sponsored by a grant from Healthy Northland. Registration required by September 24 at 4 pm.  

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.

Benefit for Hannah Irvin

Where: 
Hovland Town Hall
When: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Friends and family of Hannah and Jason Irvin of Hovland will host a benefit for the couple as Hannah faces a long course of cancer treatment. The benefit will be held at the Hovland Town Hall on Saturday, September 27, from 4 to 8 pm, and will include a silent auction, live music, family games, and a turkey dinner. An account has been set up for the Irvin family at the North Shore Federal Credit Union to accept donations. More information is available from Lisa Bloomquist at 387-9099.
 

ATV Club Fall Color Ride

Who: 
Cook County ATV Club
Where: 
Trestle Inn, Finland
When: 
Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:00am

The Cook County ATV Club will hold its annual fall color ride on Saturday, October 4, meeting at the Trestle Inn in Finland (9459 County Rd 7), and returning there after the ride for dinner. More information is available at 387-9844, or on the website, www.cookcountyatvclub.org.


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