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Ongoing Local Events and Announcements

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.

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Where: 
9096 Highway 61, Schroeder, MN

Sugarloaf Cove is located approximately six miles southwest of Schroeder at mile 73.3. It is a 35-acre preserved site, with foot trails leading to a beautiful sheltered cove on the lake, and includes a 7.5-acre Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area, open to the public. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. The Nature Center is not open regularly during the winter, but special programs are scheduled.

More information about programs and events and registration are available from Molly Thompson, at molly@sugarloafnorthshore.org, by phone at 218-525-0001, and on the website, www.sugarloafnorthshore.org. The local phone at Sugarloaf is 663-7659.

 

The Perspective From Here: 150 Artists From the North

Who: 
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Where: 
1080 Keewatin Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with the presentation of The Perspective From Here: 150 Artists From the North. The Art Gallery has gathered the art of 150 artists from the north for a contemporary art exhibition open through September 24th. The gallery is located at 1080 Keewatin Street. More information is available online at thunder bay art gallery.
 

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. More information about Cook County’s WIC program is available from Teresa Borak at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, 387-2330.

Work assistance for senior adults

Who: 
​Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) is offering a program that provides low-income senior adults job-search assistance and temporary employment. This federal program helps Cook County residents, aged 55 and over, rejoin the workforce by working in their community while receiving on-the-job training. The program also benefits non-profit organizations by providing them a part-time temporary paid worker.  More information is available from Anita Jeziah, at 218-387-4547. 
 

WTIP Board of Directors Open Meeting

Where: 
1712 West Highway 61

WTIP holds monthly meetings of the Board of Directors on the third Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at WTIP, located at 1712 West Highway 61 in Grand Marais. The Community Advisory board meets annually.The public is invited to attend these meetings. For more information, contact Deb, at 218-387-1070.

YMCA

Where: 
105 West Fifth Street

The Cook County Community YMCA, adjacent to the school complex at 105 West 5th Street in Grand Marais, offers a variety of classes and activities.

Free family dayFirst Sunday of each month, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include open gym time with age-appropriate toys, game room, open kids' club, and swimming.

Parents’ Night OutSecond Saturday of each month, 5-8 p.m. Activities are provided for ages 4 months and up. Youth ages 5 and older will go swimming, and the evening will end with a child-friendly movie. Preregistration is required and space is limited.

The Cook County Youth Agency Coalition is offering Reach and Rise, a new mentoring program. Applications are being accepted for mentors and mentees. More information is available at the Y or online at cook county ymca dot org.

More information and class and event registration are available from Emily Marshall at 387-3386 or emarshall@duluthymca.org, or on the website, www.cookcountyymca.org
 


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