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Cook County Youth Ski League Pasta Feed

North Superior Ski & Run Club / Cook County Youth Ski League
Cook County Community Center (317 5th Ave W, Grand Marais)
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Cook County Youth Ski League - also known as 'Y-Ski' - will host a pasta feed at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais on Saturday, February 13, from 5:30 to 7 pm.  The meal will feature penne bolognese, penne primavera, gluten-free pasta, garlic bread, salad and a variety of desserts.  Suggested donation, with proceeds supporting the Cook County Youth Ski League.

2nd Annual Menogyn Adventure Film Festival

YMCA Camp Menogyn
Lutsen Resort
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 7:30pm

Lutsen Resort hosts the 2nd Annual Menogyn Adventure Film Festival on Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 pm. Films will include adventures from mountain biking in South America to skiing in the Canadian Rockies. Prizes will include outdoor gear from Frost River, Granite Gear, Patagonia, and others. All proceeds from the event support Menogyn's campership fund. More information is available from Steve Anderson at 388-4497 or

Cook County Food Shelf

First Congregational Church UCC, Grand Marais
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Cook County Food Shelf is open every Monday afternoon from 3 to 5 pm in the lower level of First Congregational Church UCC in Grand Marais. The food shelf also is open the first Wednesday night of each month from 5 to 7 pm. In addition to food for people, the food shelf accepts and distributes food for pets. The food shelf serves as a NAPS program for elders and WIC small bags distribution site. The church is located at 300 West Second Street. 

Community Conversations at the Art Colony

Grand Marais Art Colony, 120 West 3rd Avenue
Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:00pm

The Grand Marais Art Colony hosts Community Conversations the third Thursday of the month at noon. All are invited and are welcome to bring a bag lunch. 

February 18: Critical Response Critique Model, with Lynn Speaker

More information is available from by phone at 387-2737, or on the website,

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, SW of Schroeder
Sat, 02/20/2016 (All day)

Sugarloaf Cove southwest of Schroeder is a 35-acre preserved site, with foot trails leading to a beautiful sheltered cove on the lake, and including a 7.5-acre Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area, open to the public. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. The Nature Center is not open regularly during the winter, but special programs are scheduled.

Master Naturalist Training at Sugarloaf Cove. Naturalist Margie Menzies will again teach U of M/ DNR Master Naturalist volunteer training, in six all-day sessions every other Saturday from February 20 to May 7. Course cost includes manuals and materials. Scholarships are available. Registration is through the MN Master Naturalist web page. 

Sugarloaf Cove is located approximately six miles southwest of Schroeder, at mile 73.3, 9096 Hwy 61. More information about programs and events and registration are available from Molly Thompson at, by phone at 218-525-0001, and on the website, The local phone at Sugarloaf is 663-7659.

Presentation & Information Session: The history of culture change and the household model in long-term care

Cook County Hospital & Care Center, Grand Marais
Hospital Large Classroom
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

All are invited to attend a presentation and information session at the Cook County Hospital and Care Center on Monday, February 22, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Hospital Large Classroom. Marilyn Oelfke, RN and Culture Change consultant, will speak about the history of Culture Change and the Household Model in long term care. Refreshments will be provided.  For more information contact Kimber Wraalstad, Administrator at 387-3260.

Call for artists to display at Cook County Courthouse

Fri, 02/26/2016 (All day)

All artists are invited to submit proposals for exhibits in the public spaces of the main floor of the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais. Exhibits may be solo or group, but each proposed exhibition must have a unifying theme. Portfolio submissions should include a statement detailing the proposed exhibition (1 page), a resume for each artist included in the proposed exhibit (1 page), and 5 to 10 digital images of proposed pieces. The deadline for submissions is February 26. More information is available from Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Administrator, at or 387-3687.

Childbirth Education Class

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais
Fri, 02/26/2016 (All day) - Sat, 02/27/2016 (All day)

Women with babies due between February and May and partners are invited to attend the next session of Childbirth Education Classes at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Participants will tour the birth room and will learn about the process of labor -- its mechanics, motions, emotions, and comfort techniques, medical procedures and pain control options, and breastfeeding. The class meets on Friday, February 26, from 5:30 to 7 pm, and Saturday, February 27,  from 9am to 4pm, at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. The class is facilitated by nurses Kristin Wharton and Amy Schmidt. Registration is required by February 15, to Kristin at 387-2330, ext 150.  

Ruby's Pantry food distribution

Cook County High School Cafeteria
Tue, 03/08/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Ruby’s Pantry holds food distributions on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, at the Cook County High School cafeteria. Participants must bring containers to receive food. All are welcome. Volunteers are needed from 3 pm until distribution ends at 6:30 pm. More information is available from Barbara Spaulding at 387-9535.

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings

Following are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA around Cook County:

CoDA (codependents anonymous) meeting, 5:30 PM , First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
Open Meeting, 7 PM, Senior Center, Grand Marais (the first Monday of the month a speaker meeting at 7 PM)
Al-Anon, 7 PM , First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Big Book Study Group, Closed Meeting, 6 PM, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais

12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 6:00 PM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
Al-Anon Family Support group meeting, 7:00 PM Lutsen Town Hall

Women's Meeting, Noon, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
Big Book Study Groups, 7 PM, Senior Center, Grand Marais
7:30 PM, Room 232, Grand Portage Lodge, Grand Portage

Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting, 7 AM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
"As Bill Sees It" Discussion Group, Open Meeting, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

Open Meeting, 7 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland

Lutsen Big Book Study Group, 6:30 PM, Lutsen Town Hall


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