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Local Food Market meeting

Northwoods Food Project
Cook County Community Center
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Northwoods Food Project is holding a mandatory market meeting for all 2017 Thursday Local Food Market vendors. The meeting is Thursday, May 25th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center.  Topics include:

  • Market dates and times
  • Changes from last season
  • New for this year: accepting SNAP food assistance
    This will allow people with limited income an opportunity to use their food benefits at the market.

All interested vendors are invited.
RSVP to Diane at 387-3015, or Kristin at 387-2330. 

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings, Thursday, May 25th

Grand Marais and Grand Portage
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:30pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County. On Thursdays:

There's a Women's AA meeting, noon at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais;

There's an AA open meeting and discussion, 6:30 pm in the Lutsen Fire Hall meeting room;

There's an AA meeting, 7 pm in the Grand Portage Lodge, Room 232;

There's an AA Big Book Study Group, 7 pm at the Senior Center in Grand Marais.


On the Line: a Military History of Cook County

Cook County Historical Society
Historical Society Museum, 8 South Broadway
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:00am - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 2:00pm

The Cook County Historical Society is opening its special exhibit: On the Line: a Military History of Cook County over Memorial Day weekend. The Historical Society Museum, at 8 South Broadway, will be open Friday through Sunday, May 26 – 28, 11 a.m. to 4 pm. and on Memorial Day, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The historical society invites the public to come see the exhibit which covers 150 years of Cook County’s involvement in military conflicts. 

Art Along the Lake

Art galleries along the North Shore
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 12:00pm

Art galleries along the North Shore invite you to Art Along the Lake, Friday through Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th through the 28th. Participating galleries will host music, food, meet-and-greets, demonstrations, and exhibits. A full list of events can be found online at visit cook county dot com

Individuals to serve on board of directors

Grand Marais Music Collaborative
Sat, 05/27/2017 (All day)

The Grand Marais Music Collaborative is looking for individuals to serve on their board of directors. They meet once a month and are seeking individuals who care about the local music scene and may have web design, secretarial, or fund raising skills.  More information is available from Todd Miller at or 370-2026.

Second Annual LeGrand Du Nord

Coast Guard Station in Grand Marais
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 9:00am

The Second Annual LeGrand Du Nord is Saturday, May 27th in Grand Marais. There are 100 mile and 50 mile courses starting at the Coast Guard Station. Post-race festivities will be held at Voyageur Brewing Company. Registration is required at heck of the north dot com.

​Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Saganaga Lake on the Gunflint Trail
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:00am

Chik-Wauk Museum is open daily May 27 through October 22, from 10 am to 5 pm. The Nature Center is open from 11 am to 4 pm. This year’s temporary exhibit is on the tenth anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire. More information is available from Bonnie Schudy,, or 218-388-9915.

Annual pancake breakfast

YMCA Camp Menogyn
West Bearskin Lake
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

YMCA Camp Menogyn on West Bearskin Lake hosts their annual pancake breakfast Sunday, May 28th, from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are suggested, and the menu includes pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. The camp will offer a shuttle service across the lake from the boat landing just past Hungry Jack Lodge – and more information is available from Claire, by phone, at 388-4497.

American Legion Post 413 Memorial Day events

American Legion Post 413 & American Legion Auxiliary
Cook County courthouse lawn
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on the lawn of the Cook County courthouse at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29. American Legion Post 413 conducts this ceremony.
Following the service, at about 11:30 a.m.  a luncheon will be held for veterans, friends and family members at Grandma Ray’s in Grand Marais. There is no charge for veterans at the luncheon. 

Free home smoke detectors

American Red Cross
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:00pm

The American Red Cross is offering free home smoke detectors to everyone. An ARC volunteer will install new 10-year units in your home. Appointments are available at 612-460-3674, and get a smoke alarm dot org.

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