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Monday Hikers

Where: 
meet at Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais
When: 
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:30am - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 9:30am

All are invited to join the Monday Hikers. They meet at 9:30 am at the Cook County Senior Center in Grand Marais to carpool, or at trailheads. After a moderate 2-hour hike, they have lunch at a nearby restaurant. More information is available from Nancy Strayer at 512-567-0653.

     
September 21 Pincushion Mountain Overlook to Grand Marais 2.4 miles up Gunflint Trail, right on Pincushion Mtn Rd #53. Leave cars at both ends.
September 28 Oberg Mountain Hwy 61, right on Onion River Rd (FR #336), 2 mi up road to parking. 

 

North Shore Readers and Writers Festival

Who: 
Grand Marais Art Colony, Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais Public Library
When: 
Thu, 11/05/2015 (All day) - Sun, 11/08/2015 (All day)

The first annual North Shore Readers and Writers Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, November 5-8, with workshops, readings, panel discussions, and special events. Readers and writers alike will find many opportunities to learn from and engage with more than 20 established authors and book professionals, including keynote author Lorna Landvik. This event is hosted by the Grand Marais Art Colony in partnership with Drury Lane Books and the Grand Marais Public Library. More information and registration are available at www.grandmaraisartcolony.org, or by phone at 387-2737.
 

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.

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.

Care Partners seeks “Senior Rides” volunteers

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County

Care Partners of Cook County seeks additional volunteer drivers for their “Senior Rides” program. The volunteers provide rides for those 60 and older to out-of-county medical, dental, and eye appointments, to meet tranportation needs not met by Arrowhead Transit or friends and relatives. In addition, Senior Rides offers transportation within Cook County for medical appointments, as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and can choose their assignments.
 
More information is available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788 or seniorrides@boreal.org.

Cook County Community Education classes & events

Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais

Cook County Community Education hosts a variety of classes and events for youth and adults.
 
 
 

More information and registration are available from Community Education at 387-2000 ext. 616, by email at comed@isd166.org, or on the website, www.cookcountyschools.org/cookcounty/cmed. The office is located in the YMCA. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday-Thursday. 


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