Local Events & Announcements

Alcohol Server Training Course

American Legion, Grand Marais
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 Community Fund announces May 1 deadline for grant applications

Cook County Community Fund
Thu, 05/01/2014 (All day)

The Cook County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications through May 1. This will be the only grant round for the Cook County Community Fund in 2014. The Cook County Community Fund supports projects in the arts, community development, education, environment, human services, and youth. Applicants are encouraged to apply for matching funds from other grant-making organizations. To be eligible to apply, organizations must be classified as charitable nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or classified as an organization to which contributions may be deducted under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, and be located in or provide services to residents of Cook County. To apply or learn more about the funding process, applicants should first submit an inquiry via the website, www.cookcountycommunityfund.com. More information is available from the Community Foundation office at 218-726-0232, or  grantsinfo@dsacommunityfoundation.com.

"Beyond the Light Switch"

Cook County Local Energy Project
North House Folk School, Grand Marais
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 7:00pm

As part of North House Folk School Sustainability Symposium, the Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is sponsoring the film "Beyond the Light Switch," on Thursday, May 1, at 7 pm, in the Blue Building on the North House campus. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available from CCLEP at localenergy@boreal.org, or on the website, www.cookcountylocalenergy.org.

Schroeder Township Monthly Meeting

Schroeder Township Board of Supervisors
Schroeder Town Hall, 124 Cramer Rd
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:00pm

The regular monthly meeting of the Schroeder Township Board of Supervisors has been rescheduled for the month of May.  The meeting will be Monday May 12th at 7pm at the town hall.  More information from Deputy Clerk Gale Ring at 663-0053.

"Gala for the Grove"

Birch Grove Community School
Surfside on Lake Superior, Tofte
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 5:00pm

"Gala for the Grove," a semi-formal event benefitting Birch Grove Community School, will be held in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside on Lake Superior, on Saturday, May 17, starting at 5 pm. The event includes a champagne social, dinner with wine, auction and drawings. Event sponsorships are available. Tickets can be reserved from the school at 663-0170.

Cook County AA and Al-Anon Meetings

Following are regular meetings of AA and Al-Anon around Cook County:

Open Meeting, 7 PM, Senior Center, Grand Marais (the first Monday of the month a speaker meeting at 7 PM)
Al-Anon, 7 PM , First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Big Book Study Group Open Meeting, 6 PM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Open Meeting, 7:00 PM, Windigo Lodge, Villa 2
Open Meeting, 7:00 PM, Moondance Coffee House, Lutsen
Al-Anon Family Support group meeting, 7:00 PM Lutsen Town Hall

Women's Meeting, Noon, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
Big Book Study Groups, 7 PM, Senior Center, Grand Marais
7:30 PM, Room 232, Grand Portage Lodge, Grand Portage

Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting, 7 AM, Harbor House Grille, Grand Marais
"As Bill Sees It" Discussion Group, Open Meeting, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Open Meeting, 7 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland

Lutsen Big Book Study Group, 6:30 PM, Lutsen Town Hall

Play Nintendo Wii at the Senior Center

Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais

Everyone is invited to play Nintendo Wii at the Grand Marais Senior Center. No experience is necessary. The game was earned by Cook County third graders and donated to the Senior Center. Call the center at 387-2660 for more information.  The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Safe Child Exchange Site

North Shore Visitation Center

Separated or divorced parents who need a safe place to exchange children between them may contact the North Shore Visitation Center. The center offers a safe child exchange site in Grand Marais twice each week. More information is available at 370-1677 or 387-2522.

Foot Care Clinic

Senior Center, Grand Marais

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Department of Public Health and Human Services offer a foot care clinic at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais on the third Tuesday of each month. The clinic is held from 9 to 11 AM on a first-come, first-served basis. People seeking foot care are asked to bring their own soap, towel and bucket for soaking their feet. More information is available from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic at 387-2330.

WIC Program for Young Families

The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program, better known as WIC, is available for women who are pregnant or recently had babies. Parents of children under the age of five also are eligible for WIC. A family that qualifies for the WIC program receives education about nutrition, healthy foods from the grocery store every month, health and growth checkups for children, and breastfeeding information and support. More information about Cook County’s WIC program is available from Teresa Borak at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, 387-2330. Information also is available from the Minnesota State WIC office at 800-657-3942 or from the website, www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/WIC/index.

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