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Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings, Monday,December 11th

Where: 
Grand Marais
When: 
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County, and you can find a complete schedule of those meetings on our website, under the Ongoing Events menu.

On Monday, in Grand Marais, there's a CoDependents Anonymous meeting at 5:30 p.m. and an Al-Anon meeting at 7 p.m., both at the First Congregational Church; and at 7 p.m. there's an AA Open Meeting at the Senior Center.

 

Borealis Chorale and Orchestra Concerts

Who: 
Composer/conductor Bill Beckstrand
Where: 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais
When: 
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:00pm

The annual Borealis Chorale and Orchestra Concert is Monday, December 11th, at 7  p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais. Over 75 talented Cook County singers and musicians continue the treasured tradition, under the skilled directorship of composer/conductor Bill Beckstrand. Featuring seasonal works by celebrated composers, this year's program includes that span the centuries and the globe, including England, France, Germany, Sweden, Russia, and the American South. Stirring hymns and rousing carols that awaken and uplift winter-weary souls, works by Praetorius, Rachmaninov, Handel, Rutter, and many more combine in a rich holiday mix. Joining the Borealis Chorale and Orchestra are six local students whose solos add delight to this year's offerings.

Admission is free, but donations to the BCO are greatly appreciated!

Scholastic Holiday Book Fair

Where: 
Birch Grove Community School
When: 
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:00pm - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:30pm

The annual Scholastic Holiday Book Fair is Monday, December 11th through Wednesday, December 20th, at Birch Grove Community School. The Fair is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Extended hours after the 6 p.m. winter musical performance on Tuesday, December 19th. Details at 663-0170.

Fundraiser luncheon

Who: 
Cook County Public Health and Human Services
Where: 
First Congregational Church in Grand Marais
When: 
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Cook County Public Health and Human Services is hosting a fundraiser luncheon on Tuesday, December 12th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. The event includes a taco bar, raffle, and silent auction. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit co-worker Jennifer Rue, who is dealing with long-term medical expenses related to cancer. Details at 387-3620.
 

Ruby’s Pantry December 12th

Where: 
Cook County High School
When: 
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Ruby’s Pantry is holding a food distribution Tuesday, December 12th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cook County High School in Grand Marais. Participants must bring coolers and grocery sized containers to receive food. All are welcome. 

Volunteers are needed from 3:30 p.m. until distribution ends at 6:30 p.m. 

Details are available from Barbara Spaulding by email at l b spaulding at boreal dot org.          
 

Trivia Night December 12th

Where: 
Grandma Rays
When: 
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Grandma Rays hosts Trivia Night every Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. All are welcome. More information at 370-1288

Tofte Senior lunch December 13th

Where: 
Birch Grove Center in Tofte
When: 
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:30am

Senior lunch is served at Birch Grove Center every Wednesday at 11:30. Reservations can be made with cook Barb Merritt, at 663-7553. All seniors are welcome to attend! Donations are appreciated. 
 

Grand Marais Caregiver Coffee December 15

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County
Where: 
Cook County Whole Foods Co-op meeting room
When: 
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30pm

Care Partners of Cook County is hosting a Grand Marais caregiver coffee, Friday, December 15th, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op meeting room. This is an opportunity meet other caregivers in a casual setting and join in a discussion, and learn about resources you can use. More information is available at 387-3788.

 

Holiday Extravaganza Weekend

Who: 
Voyageur Brewing Company
When: 
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 7:00pm

The Voyageur Brewing Company is hosting their Holiday Extravaganza Weekend on Friday, December 15th, through Sunday, December 17th. Events include an ugly sweater contest, a painting class, a holiday movie, and more. More information is available at voyageur brewing dot com.
 
 
 

Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Where: 
Grand Marais area
When: 
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:00am

Volunteers are needed for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Saturday, December 16th, for the Grand Marais area. Birders can choose the area they wish to cover and the count is open to bird watchers of all skill levels. Contact Jeremy at 218-370-0733 to report what area you can cover. 
 


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