Local Events & Announcements

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.

Care Partners seeks “Senior Rides” volunteers

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County

Care Partners of Cook County is seeking volunteers for their “Senior Rides” program. The volunteers will provide rides for those 60 and older to out of county medical, dental, and eye appointments. In addition, Senior Rides will offer rides within Cook County for medical appointments, as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage.
 
More information is available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788 or by email at seniorrides@boreal.org.

Winter Photo Contest

Who: 
BWCAboard.com

BWCAboard.com is sponsoring a Winter Photo Contest. Information about the contest is available at
http://bwcaboard.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2943. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014.
 

Drury Lane Books Events

Where: 
Drury Lane Books. Grand Marais

Drury Lane Books, on the East Bay in downtown Grand Marais, hosts a variety of events and readings.

More information on these events is available at drurylanebooks@boreal.org  or 387-3370.

"By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior"

Who: 
Cook County Historical Society
Where: 
Cook County Historical Museum, 8 S Broadway, Grand Marais
The exhibit “By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior” is on display at the Cook County Historical Museum in Grand Marais. It shares the story of how the lake shaped the people and communities of this region. Included in the exhibit are information about the arrival of settlers by water, the selection of Grand Marais Harbor and East Bay as ideal locations for settlement, the docks that steamships visited regularly, the shipwrecks America and Stranger, the United States Coast Guard, and the people and boats that passed through Cook County. Featured in the exhibit are the Fresnel Lens from the Grand Marais Lighthouse; the wheel from the S.S. America; multimedia stories about Isle Royale, heroic fishermen, and the lighthouse keeper’s family; and local art depicting a time when life depended on the Big Lake.

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


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