Carah Thomas

Community

Upcoming Events

Lutsen Township meeting

The Lutsen Township board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Lutsen Town Hall at 7 pm. More information at lutsentownship.com.

COVID-19 Community Testing - Summer Program

COVID-19 Community testing takes place every Wednesday at Cook County ISD 166 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and at the Cook County Community Center from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at the time of testing.

Masks are required and available at the testing site.

More information is available from Andrea Tofte, at andrea.tofte@co.cook.mn.us. or (218) 264 9465. To schedule appointments, visit cookcountycovid19.org.

Happy Hikers

The Happy Hikers will be hiking the High Falls & Middle Falls at Grand Portage State Park on Wednesday, August 17.  The group meets at the YMCA parking lot at 9 am. More information is available from Carol Morgen at carol@morgen.us or 715-377-2526.

Ask a Naturalist- Drop in Hour

Sugarloaf Cove hosts Ask a Naturalist – Drop-in Hour every Wednesday at 2 pm. Dominique, Sugarloaf Cove’s naturalist will answer questions about something you’ve noticed outdoors, a curiosity about Sugarloaf history or help identify some flora or fauna.

More information at sugarloafnorthshore.org.

U.S. Forest Service Nature Presentation

US Forest Service naturalists present a different Northwoods-themed topic each week at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.  Presentations are held on Wednesdays at 2 pm.  More information at gunflinthistory.org.

Grand Marais American Legion Auxiliary meeting

The Grand Marais American Legion Auxiliary meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 PM at Birch Terrace Supper Club.

It's Unbelizable!

The Blease family from Belize will host a youth event at City Hall Park in Silver Bay on Wednesday, August 17. They will share music we all know and love and music unique to their country.  There will be a time for local churches to share about their youth ministry activities.

Community tech support

Boreal Community Media is offering community tech support events at The Hub (Senior Center) throughout the summer.  Walk-in events will take place on Thursdays from 12:30 – 4 pm.

Thursday Local Food Market

Northwoods Food Project and Cook County Extension organize the Thursday local foods market.  The local food market takes place on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Cook County Community Center Parking Lot.  More information is available on the Thursday Local Food Market Facebook page.

Talk Climate to Me Workshop

Cook County Higher Education hosts a Talk Climate to Me Workshop on Thursday, August 18 from 6:30 – 8 pm.  Laura Durenberger-Grunow will facilitate the discussion.  More information and registration at mycche.org.

Yearning: Gallery Opening Reception

The opening reception of Yearning, a gallery exhibition celebrating our natural, wild world by Minnesota painter Alexa Carson will be held on Friday, August 19 from 5-7 pm at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery.

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.

Yearning: Gallery Exhibition from Alexa Carson

Yearning, a gallery exhibition celebrating our natural, wild world by Minnesota painter Alexa Carson is on display at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery through September 11.

JHP gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4, and closed Tuesdays.

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.

Lunafest

The Violence Prevention Center hosts its 11th annual Lunafest on Saturday, August 20 at 7 pm at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

Lunafest is a traveling film festival featuring short films made by women about women. This year’s event will include light refreshments, live music, the presentation of the Joan Drury Award, and more.  More information at violencepreventioncenter.org.

North Shore Geology Walk

A North Shore Geology Walk will be held at Sugarloaf Cove on Sunday, August 21 from 10 to 11:30 am.  More information at sugarloafnorthshore.org.

The Secret Lives of Mushrooms by Teresa Marrone

Teresa Marrone is the lead author of three regional mushroom ID guides, as well as the sole author of four ID guides for wild berries and fruits and numerous other titles. She has been visiting the Gunflint Trail area for 35 years and is a seasonal resident in the mid-Trail area with her husband Bruce.  Teresa will be presenting “The Secret Lives of Mushrooms” on Sunday, August 21 at 2 pm at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center.

High-Dose Flu Shot Updates from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

The CDC now recommends that everyone age 65 and over get the high-dose flu shot.  Sawtooth Mountain Clinic has ordered over 1,000 doses of the vaccine and dates, times, and location for clinics will be announced in mid-September.

COVID-19 Community Testing - Summer Program

COVID-19 Community testing takes place every Wednesday at Cook County ISD 166 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and at the Cook County Community Center from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at the time of testing.

Masks are required and available at the testing site.

More information is available from Andrea Tofte, at andrea.tofte@co.cook.mn.us. or (218) 264 9465. To schedule appointments, visit cookcountycovid19.org.

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