Local Events & Announcements

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.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Who: 
Pam McDougall
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais; Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte
When: 
Mon, 10/13/2014 (All day) - Thu, 11/13/2014 (All day)

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 eight-hour driver safety class will be offered at the Cook County Community Center on Saturday, October 15 , from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

The four-hour refresher class will be offered at Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte on Thursday, October 2, from 5 to 9 pm.

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

  • Monday, October 13, from noon to 4 pm.
  • Saturday, October 25, from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Thursday, November 13, from noon to 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.
 

Workdays at Wild Flower Sanctuary

Who: 
Grand Marais Garden Club
Where: 
Wild Flower Sanctuary, Co Rd 60 off the Gunflint Trail
When: 
Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:00am

Restoration is underway on the Wild Flower Sanctuary that was established by the Grand Marais Garden Club in cooperation with Hedstrom Lumber in 1959. Helpers are welcome anytime.

The final workday for the season will be Sunday, October 19, at 10 am. Work will focus on identifying, signing, weeding and maintaining the flowers. Some tools will be available, but helpers can bring their own. 

The sanctuary is located 5-1/2 miles from town, just off the Gunflint trail on County Road 60. Parking is at the new entrance just before the Devil's Track River bridge. More information is available from Chris or Anne Hegg at 387-9008

Cook County AA and Al-Anon Meetings

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

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

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

Wednesdays:
12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 6:00 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

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.

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.

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Who: 
Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association
Where: 
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, SW of Schroeder

Sugarloaf Cove southwest of Schroeder is a 35-acre preserved site, including a 7.5-acre Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area, open to the public. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. The Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is open on weekends through the fall, and offers occasional public programs, which are free unless otherwise noted.

Sugarloaf Cove is located approximately six miles southwest of Schroeder, at mile 73.3, 9096 Hwy 61. More information about programs and events and registration are available at sugarloafnorthshore.org, or by phone at 218-525-0001.


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