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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Tettagouche State Park
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

As part of its “Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” series, Tettagouche State Park is offering a Twine and Cordage class Saturday, December 10th, from 9 am to 3 pm. The class will focus on wild sources of fibers for making cords and ropes to meet survival needs. Pre-registration is required by email to kurt dot mead at state dot m n dot u s. Tettagouche State Park is located on Highway 61 near Silver Bay.

Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery Two-Year Anniversary & Holiday Party

Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery
Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery (4210 W Highway 61, Lutsen)
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery - located at 4210 West Highway 61 in Lutsen - will host a “Two-Year Anniversary and Holiday Party” on Saturday, December 10, from 3 to 7 pm. Everyone is invited to this event, featuring food and drinks, live music by Gordon Thorne and other highlights. More information is available by phone at 218-387-2585 or online at Kah Nee Tah dot com.

Parents’ Night Out

Cook County YMCA
105 West Fifth Street
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm


The Cook County YMCA sponsors Parents’ Night Out Saturday, December 10th,  from 5 to 8 pm. Activities are provided for children 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. More information is available at 387-3386.

Ruby's Pantry December 13th

Cook County High School Cafeteria
Tue, 12/13/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Ruby’s Pantry is holding a food distribution Tuesday, December 13th, from 5 to 6:30 pm, at the Cook County High School cafeteria. Participants must bring coolers and grocery-sized containers to receive food. All are welcome. Volunteers are needed from 3:30 pm until distribution ends at 6:30 pm.
More information is available from Barbara Spaulding by emailing  
l b spaulding at boreal dot org.

Operation Family Christmas

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:01am

Operation Family Christmas is an opportunity to give a child a Christmas present. There are Christmas trees located at businesses throughout the county, with tags that give information about a child's wish list. Donors choose tags, then return the unwrapped gifts to the tree with tags attached by Friday, December 16th. More information is available from Jes at 387-2660.

Grand Marais Visioning survey

Sat, 12/17/2016 (All day)

The City wants to know what matters to you about the future of Grand Marais. There is a survey available online at grand marais visioning dot org.

Art exhibition space available

Tettegouche State Park
Sat, 12/31/2016 (All day)

Tettegouche State Park is offering exhibition space for art with a “North Woods Aesthetic” at the Visitor Center in 2017.
This is an open call for submissions, with work to be selected by a three-person jury. Artists should submit their work to                            kurt mead at state dot m n dot u s by December 31st. 

Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race

Sat, 01/07/2017 (All day) - Sun, 01/08/2017 (All day)

The Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th, 2017. There will be a minimum purse of $10,000. Volunteers are needed for road crossings, start and finish lines, vet checks, timing, and more. Additional information is available online at gunflint mail run dot com.

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