Local Events & Announcements

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Who: 
Pam McDougall
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais; Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte
When: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:00pm - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:00pm

Minnesota drivers aged 55+ receive a 10% auto insurance discount by taking an approved eight-hour driver safety class. Drivers maintain the discount by taking a four-hour refresher class every three years. AARP sponsors the beginning and refresher classes at various locations in Cook County.

The four-hour refresher class will be offered at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais:

Thursday, March 5, noon-4 pm;
Friday, April 17, noon-4 pm.

AARP members receive a discount.

People unable to fit a class into their schedules can take the AARP classes online and will receive the statutory insurance discount. The link is www.aarpdriversafety.org.

For more information and to register, contact Pam at 663-7068 or pamm@boreal or Bill at 387-3167.
 

"Dog Sleds, Snowshoes, Winter Work and Play"

Who: 
Cook County Historical Society
Where: 
Cook County Historical Museum, 8 S Broadway, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:00pm - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:00am
The Cook County Historical Museum is displaying a new exhibit, "Dog Sleds, Snowshoes, Winter Work and Play," featuring dog sleds built by Hovland trapper Mike West, trapping artifacts, snowshoes built by John Beargrease and the history of the legendary mail-carrier, and dog sled racing memorabilia.

The museum is located at 8 South Broadway in Grand Marais. Winter hours are Fridays from 1 to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. More information is available by phone at 387-2883.

Superior Hiking Trail guided snowshoe hike

Where: 
Superior Hiking Trail
When: 
Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:00am

The Superior Hiking Trail Association will host a guided snowshoe hike from Cove Point Lodge to the Beaver Bay Trailhead on Saturday, March 7. This is a 3.6-mile hike through birch, balsam, and maple forests, with overlook views of Lake Superior. Hikers will meet at 1o am at the Beaver Bay Trailhead, where shuttles to Cove Point will be arranged (from Hwy 61 mile 51.1, take Lake Co Rd 4 0.8 miles to trailhead parking lot on right). More information is available from the SHTA at 218-834-2700, or by email at volunteer@shta.org, or on the website. www.shta.org.

 

Dog Days of Winter

Who: 
Trail Center Lodge, Cook County Dog Mushers Incorporated and Go Dog North Shore
Where: 
Trail Center Lodge
When: 
Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

All are invited to the first ever Dog Days of Winter on Sunday, March 8th from 11 am until 4 pm at Trail Center Lodge on Poplar Lake. This day long event features multiple dog sled races, skijoring races, snowman building competitions, snow sculptures and much more.  Mushers and skijorers interested in participating in the fun run can register on-site the day of the event.  The event is hosted by Trail  Center Lodge, Cook County Dog Mushers Incorporated and Go Dog North Shore.  
More information is available online at dogdaysofwinter.net.

Schroeder Township meetings

Where: 
Schroeder Town hall
When: 
Mon, 03/09/2015 (All day) - Tue, 03/10/2015 (All day)

Schroeder's regular town board meeting will meet Monday, March 9, at 7:00 pm at the Schroeder Town hall. Schroeder will hold elections for the treasurer's position and one supervisor's position on Tuesday, March 10.  The polls open at Schroeder town hall at 5:00 pm and close at 8:00 pm and will be immediately followed by Schroeder's Annual Meeting at 8:00 pm.  More information from deputy clerk Gale Ring at 663-0053.

Care Partners Caregiver Support Group

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
First Congregational UCC, Grand Marais
When: 
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Care Partners of Cook County hosts a Caregiver Support Group the second Wednesday of every month, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, in the Fireside Room of the First Congregational Church. Vicki 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.

 

DFL Open House

Who: 
Cook County DFL
Where: 
Elderly Nutrition Program Building, Grand Portage
When: 
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cook County DFL will host an open house meeting on Thursday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Elderly Nutritional Program Building at 73 Upper Road in Grand Portage.  Coffee and cookies will be served.  More information from Tina Krauz, 387-2700, Cook County DFL Outreach Officer.

 

"Hot Dish" gatherings

Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Log Cabin, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 6:30pm

"Hot Dish" is a place for young folks of Cook County to find community, meet new people, and share art, music, writing and food. Gatherings are held on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Cook County Community Center Log Cabin in Grand Marais. More information is available from Stefanie at 218-232-0566.

Annual Inuit Premiere

Where: 
Sivertson Gallery, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 03/20/2015 (All day) - Sat, 03/21/2015 (All day)

Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais will host the annual Inuit Premiere on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21. The opening reception will be on Friday from 5 to 7 pm, featuring an introduction of guests, throat singing, and poetry reading. On Saturday, there will be throat singing performances at 1 and 3 pm, and a presentation by guest speaker Kate Vasyliw of Dorset Fine Arts at 6 pm. More information is available from Abby Tofte at 387-2491, or abby@sivertson.com.

Gardening Books for Sale

Who: 
Library Friends
Where: 
Grand Marais Public Library
When: 
Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Library Friends of Cook County are hosting a special sale of gardening books on Saturday March 21st from 10am to noon at the Grand Marais Public Library.  All are welcome.
 


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