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Submit Nominations for the Joan Drury Award

The Violence Prevention Center is currently accepting nominations for the Joan Drury Award. This award is named in honor of the late Joan Drury, who was a local resident, a fierce advocate for feminism, justice, and equity for women, girls, & LGBTQ2IA+ individuals, and a longtime friend and supporter of the VPC.

The Joan Drury Award recognizes one community member and one business each year who exemplify a commitment to creating a peaceful and just community that fosters healthy relationships and does not tolerate violence. Nominations can be made online at violencepreventioncenter.org and must be submitted by July 1st.

Cook County Market

The Cook County Market is held on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm at The Hub (Senior Center) parking lot.  The market features local arts, artists, and artisans.  More information by searching Cook County Market on Facebook.

Hovland Arts Festival

The 16th annual Hovland Arts Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hovland Town Hall.  More information is available on the Hovland Arts Festival Facebook page.

Children’s Story Hour

Long-time story reader Kevin Kager hosts Children’s Story Hour outside Drury Lane Books on Saturdays at 11 am.

Harbor History Tour

Cook County Historical Society hosts Harbor History Tours on Saturday afternoons at 1 pm.  Weather permitting, the tour begins at the History Museum (8 South Broadway Ave, Grand Marais) and you will walk down to the Coast Guard Station with a tour guide. Visible relics of the past will be discussed and you will hear stories of this small harbor and community.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Through Our Hands VI Gallery Exhibition

Through Our Hands VI, a gallery exhibition featuring The Northwoods Fiber Guild, is on display at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery through Sunday, July 17.  JHP gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4, and closed Tuesdays.

Community tech support

Boreal Community Media is offering community tech support events twice a week at The Hub (Senior Center) throughout the summer.  Walk-in events will take place on:

Mondays:  8:00-11:30 and 12:30-4:00

Thursdays:  12:30-4:00

Tofte 4th of July

The Tofte Fourth of July Celebration includes the Tofte Trek in the morning, a parade down Tofte Park Road at 2 pm, fireworks at the Tofte Park at 10 pm, and more.

Tofte Trek

The 41st running of the Tofte Trek will take place on Monday, July 4.  Registration opens at 7:30 am.  The 10km walk starts at 9 am.  The 10 km run starts at 9:30 am.

More information at sugarbushtrail.org.

Sawmill Tours

Hedstrom Lumber Company offers tours of their sawmill on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 pm and on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 am.  Registration is required.  More information and registration at hedstromlumber.com/sawmill-tours.

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