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Northland Wonders Flower Show

Who: 
Grand Marais Garden Club
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
When: 
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

The Grand Marais Garden Club host ‘Northland Wonders’, this year’s flower show on Friday July 17 from noon-5pm at the Cook County Community Center.  All are welcome for the silver tea and to view the floral arrangements.  More information from Renee at 651-245-5936.  Admission is free.
 

North Shore Water Festival

Who: 
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
Where: 
Downtown Grand Marais (at the harbor and the east bay)
When: 
Sat, 07/18/2015 (All day) - Sun, 07/19/2015 (All day)

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply invites everyone to the “North Shore Water Festival” July 18 and 19 on the “Norwegian Riviera” in downtown Grand Marais.  The event will feature stand up paddle board demos and yoga, as well as fishing and standard kayak demos on the east bay.  More information about the event, and registration for stand up paddle board yoga is online at www.stoneharborws.com.
 

Clearwater Lodge Centennial Celebration

Who: 
Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters
Where: 
774 Clearwater Rd, Grand Marais
When: 
Sat, 08/15/2015 (All day)

Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters are celebrating their 100th anniversary as a business. The centennial event is Saturday August 15th, with music and dancing, pie and baked goods and beverages for sale.  The North Shore Community Swing Band will play during the afternoon. The lodge used to have community dances like this in the 30's and 40's; all are invited to reminisce and enjoy the restored historic lodge.  More information from Clearwater at 388-2254 or online at www.clearwaterhistoriclodge.com.
 

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings

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

CoDA (codependents anonymous) meeting, 5:30 PM , First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
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

Wednesdays:
12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 6:00 PM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
Al-Anon Family Support group meeting, 7:00 PM Lutsen Town Hall

Thursdays:
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

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

Saturdays:
Open Meeting, 7 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland

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

 

Play Nintendo Wii at the Senior Center

Where: 
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

Who: 
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

Where: 
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.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Who: 
Pam McDougall
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais; Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte

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.

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 Park now open in Grand Marais

Where: 
Gunflint Horse Arena, Grand Marais

The new dog park located at the Gunflint Horse Arena is now open. The park provides a fenced in space that allows well behaved dogs to be off leash safe from traffic, predators, and traps, while socializing with other dogs. The dog park is located near the corner of the "old" Gunflint Trail and the "new" Gunflint Trail, just north of the Recycling Center in Grand Marais. Open “dog parties” are held every Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 and Sunday afternoons from 3 until 5.  More information about the Gunflint Dog Park is available online at godognorthshore.org.


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